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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HOW DOES A CRIMINAL ARREST OR CONVICTION AFFECT YOUR PROFESSIONAL LICENSE?

Most people who are facing serious criminal charges are worried about significant prison time or having to pay hefty fines. For crimes that are, on its surface, less serious (such as first-time DUI offenses), there are prevailing beliefs that the...

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FEDERAL SEARCH AND SEIZURE: WHEN THE GOVERNMENT CAN INVADE YOUR PRIVACY

The right to privacy of all citizens in the U.S. is the foundation of many civil liberties. Protection against unreasonable search and seizures is codified in the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution. A keyword in the amendment is...

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FEDERAL RICO VIOLATIONS

When the American Mafia was in its heyday, prosecutors were having difficulty keeping track of every separate crime allegedly perpetrated by associates of the many organized crime families scattered across the country. Each perpetrator would have to...

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