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The causes and effects of bankruptcy fraud

Filing for bankruptcy in Florida is supposed to improve your finances. The bankruptcy law is designed to give forgiveness and second chances to individuals and business owners who are in unfortunate positions. Even so, some people decide to defraud the system and...

Florida’s repeat offender law

If you have a criminal record, you may benefit from learning more about the repeat offender laws in Florida. The state has laws allowing sentencing enhancements for habitual felony offenders and habitual violent felony offenders. A statute increases the maximum...

Felony charges in Florida

Crimes in Florida and around the country are prosecuted as either misdemeanors or felonies. Misdemeanors are relatively minor crimes that carry a maximum custodial sentence of 12 months. Felonies are more serious offenses and are punishable by more than a year behind...

What is a Habitual Felony Offender in Florida?

The difference between misdemeanor and felony crimes is clear in most cases, but there are also special designations for those the State of Florida views as habitual offenders. In fact, the term “Habitual Felony Offender” is a specific designation in Florida law....

Is trespassing a felony?

Facing a trespassing charge could impact your life in more ways than one. Depending on the severity of your situation, you may lose the trust of others and your reputation may suffer. Fortunately, most trespassing convictions do not have as serious of legal...

When is a DUI a felony in Florida?

There are some crimes that are always charged as felonies, like murder. However, crimes like driving under the influence in Florida can become either felonies or misdemeanors depending on the circumstances. If the State of Florida is charging you with a DUI, you must...

What are the penalties for mail fraud?

Florida treats felony crimes seriously. If convicted of one, you could find yourself dealing with penalties harsh enough to derail your life and career path. This also applies to charges involving mail fraud, which the state considers a felony. But what are the exact...

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