Responding to a Grand Jury Subpoena

When the United States Department of Justice prosecutors and Assistant United States Attorneys want to prosecute for a crime, they must present the case to a federal grand jury and obtain an indictment. However, before  that can happen,...

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Are You Allowed to Have a Medical Marijuana Card AND Concealed Carry Permit in Florida?

The answer to this is somewhat complicated due to the disconnect between federal and state law on marijuana. You may be eligible to use marijuana for medicinal purposes in Florida if you have a qualifying condition (such as epilepsy, glaucoma,...

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Do You Have to Disclose Your Entire Criminal History When Applying for a Professional License in Florida?

One of the biggest risks you can take when applying for some type of professional licensing in Florida is not disclosing prior convictions. Unfortunately, many professionals must even disclose convictions that have been sealed or expunged. This often...

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Complaints Against Florida Attorneys: The General Process

As with all licensed professionals in the Sunshine State, Florida attorneys must adhere to the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar, which establish professional standards and requirements. The Rules also include the procedures for discipline when a...

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Appealing a Professional License Suspension or Revocation

After receiving a notification that a complaint was levied against you as a professional, your heart sinks and you begin preparing for the formal hearing in front of the Department of Administrative Hearings (DOAH). And, ultimately, the worst-case...

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Deadlines for Reporting of Arrests or Convictions for Licensed Florida Professionals

Millions of Florida employees, contractors and business owners are dependent on their professional licensing to operate within their chosen field of employment. From real estate agents to medical specialists, professionals must adhere to the...

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PROFESSIONAL LICENSEES: UNDERSTAND THE ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLAINT AND HEARING PROCEDURE

You check your office’s mailbox one day, and your heart skips a beat as you read the return address on one of the envelopes; it’s the state agency responsible for overseeing your professional licensing. Your heart sinks as you hurriedly...

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LICENSURE BARS FOR INSURANCE PROFESSIONALS

Around 3 million individuals in the U.S. are employed in the insurance industry in some capacity; many, including insurance agents, adjusters, and administrators, require licensure by one or more state agencies to perform their duties. A detailed...

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APPLYING FOR A PROFESSIONAL LICENSE WITH PRIOR ARREST OR CONVICTION

Purportedly, the U.S. prides itself on giving individuals second chances and a “fresh start” for those who have been found guilty of a crime and subsequently paid their debt to society. The reality is that arrests or convictions can cause...

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HEALTHCARE FRAUD ALLEGATIONS AND THE POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES ON MEDICAL LICENSING IN FLORIDA

Even with many U.S. citizens’ receiving health insurance through employer-sponsored health insurance plans, the federal government still pays thousands of dollars per person on healthcare each year (17.7 percent of GDP and 38 percent of...

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