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How can a criminal record impact your ability to travel?

Sometimes a criminal record can haunt you after you've served jail time, paid fines and even gotten off probation. For example, if you plan to travel abroad, depending on what offense you were convicted of and what countries you want to enter, there could be a problem.

Understanding the difference between DUI and BUI

Operating machinery under the influence is quite dangerous, and the courts treat such situations very seriously. Depending upon the type of vehicle an individual is operating while under the influence, it may be possible to face either DUI or BUI charges.

Civil forfeiture: When your property can be legally taken

The idea that the police can seize your money, jewelry or car just because they merely suspect that you might be planning to commit a crime or that those assets are somehow related to crime seems like something out of a dystopian nightmare -- not something that occurs regularly in the United States.

A 10-year-old is charged with battery of educator in Okeechobee

A 10-year-old autistic student at the Okeechobee Achievement Academy was arrested by county deputies on April 12, 2017, for an allegedly battering an educational assistant at his school back in October. The boy's parents were blindsided upon hearing of his arrest, given that they were never made aware of any outstanding felony warrant for his arrest.

The penalties for criminal hacking are extensive and severe

Criminal penalties for hacking vary depending on the circumstances. Hacking takes place via the Internet in most cases, so you should know that you've violated a federal crime if you hacked into a computer or device. There are many federal statutes that address computer crimes that could be used against you.

Accused of domestic violence? You have the right to an attorney

There are a many different ways to defend yourself if you are accused of domestic violence against a roommate, family member, or spouse. It may come as a surprise when you're accused, and that can make you want to speak out and defend yourself without thinking about the potential implications of what you say. Take some time before you respond and learn your legal rights by speaking with an attorney.

Physical and mental conditions that can influence a field sobriety test

As the holidays approach, many are off to celebrate with family and friends with good food, parties and lots of drinking. While the holidays are a great time to enjoy all the things that make you happy, they can also be a time when many get behind the wheel of a car when they have no business driving. In 2015, there were 31,783 arrests for driving under the influence in Florida, showing that this is a common problem that needs to be addressed. 


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