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Differences Between State and Federal Courts Part 3: Plea Negotiations & Plea Agreements

See Part 1: Can I Be Tried for the Same Crime in Both State and Federal Court? See Part 2: The Discovery Process Regardless of the crime, you’re facing or the judicial jurisdiction in which your case is being tried, a plea agreement is an...

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Everything You Should Know About Ponzi Schemes

After Bernie Madoff and his historic, highly publicized Ponzi scheme collapsed during the Great Recession of 2008, one would think that the prevalence of such schemes would decrease. There is nothing to indicate that that is the case, however, and...

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Feds Continue to Unmask Pain Management Clinics

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has been aware for years of the ease at which pill mills can masquerade as “pain management clinics.” This trend does not discount the legitimacy of the vast majority of pain management clinics, but it shows...

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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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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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