Blog Posts in 2017

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  • Get ready for a slew of new laws in 2018 ...
    Get ready for a slew of new laws in 2018 ...

    A higher minimum wage for workers in Florida, new rules regarding parental visitation in divorce cases — and of course matters concerning firearms. A new year means new laws go into effect while we ...

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  • U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Florida open-carry case
    U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Florida open-carry case

    It's legal to carry a concealed weapon in Florida, if you've got the right permit. But in declining to hear an appeal from a St. Lucie man, the U.S. Supreme Court allows a ban on the open carrying of ...

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  • Smartphone app aims to help low-income Floridians in Family Court
    Smartphone app aims to help low-income Floridians in Family Court

    The Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice has released a smartphone application that helps Floridians get easy access to information and documents in matters of family law. That includes ...

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  • Race factors weigh heavy on opioid epidemic, Florida newspaper finds
    Race factors weigh heavy on opioid epidemic, Florida newspaper finds

    Ninety percent of opioid deaths and 80 percent of opioid-related convictions in Florida involve whites, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune found in a recent investigative series. But the policies enacted to ...

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  • Two Florida counties are helping juveniles avoid criminal records with citations
    Two Florida counties are helping juveniles avoid criminal records with citations

    Orange County and Osceola County in Central Florida saw the number of first-time misdemeanor arrests against juvenile offenders drop by about 50 percent as the counties began to issue more citations ...

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  • When medical marijuana and opioid treatment meet Drug Free Workplace laws
    When medical marijuana and opioid treatment meet Drug Free Workplace laws

    Florida businesses have a right to be drug-free workplaces. But the introduction of medical marijuana — combined with treatments for opioid addiction — leaves some with questions. Can you be high at ...

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