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August 2016 Archives

Police searching for 3 alleged members of shoplifting gang

Police in Florida are searching for three individuals who are alleged to have been part of a multi-state shoplifting ring. The Polk County Sheriff's Office say that four members of the gang have already been taken into custody. The group is accused of stealing almost $180,000 of merchandise from Walmart stores in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and 26 Florida counties. The arrests followed a two-year investigation that began when detectives in Polk County received a tip about an organized group of shoplifters.

Don't let a false drug test ruin your life

A field test for drugs returns a positive for cocaine. But the "cocaine" is really Tylenol PM. Another field test shows marijuana, but the "marijuana" is actually Hershey's chocolate. Finally, when nothing is put into the field test kit, a positive result is still given.

Is it time to revisit Florida's stance on voting rights for ex-felons?

While we tend to think of the consequences of a felony conviction in terms of things like the amount of time a person will have to spend behind bars or the potentially steep fines they will be required to pay, it's important to understand that there are other collateral consequences.

Domestic violence and temporary injunctions - II

In our last post, we discussed how individuals who find themselves placed under arrest for domestic violence amidst the turmoil of an especially intense argument with a spouse or significant other frequently face almost immediate consequences, including being named in an order for protection.

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Andrew M. Coffey has been recognized as a Board Certified Civil Trial lawyer by the Florida Bar. Certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida.

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