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How Drunk Driving Can Lead to 24 Years In Prison

By Julia Kefalinos |

Any drunk driving charge is a serious matter. But when an alleged DUI involves serious bodily injury or death to another person, Florida automatically elevates the charge to a felony. Indeed, a DUI that results in the “death of any human being or unborn child” is considered manslaughter, a second-degree felony. The minimum prison… Read More »

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FTC, Florida Officials Shut Down Purported Student Loan Debt Relief Scam

By Julia Kefalinos |

Student loan debt is out of control in Florida and throughout the country. According to Forbes, there are more than $1.3 trillion in outstanding student loans in the United States. For a college student who graduated in 2016, their average loan debt is over $37,000. About 11 percent of student loan borrowers end up… Read More »

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How Does a Domestic Violence Order Affect My Right to Own Firearms?

By Julia Kefalinos |

A domestic violence order can have a significant impact on your civil rights. If a Florida judge issues a final injunction against you in a domestic violence case, you can effectively lose your Second Amendment right to own firearms for personal protection. This is why it is important to defend yourself against false allegations… Read More »

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When Are Credit Card Debts Unenforceable in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

By Julia Kefalinos |

Many Florida residents file for Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy due to mounting credit card debt. But before you seek bankruptcy protection, you should know that depending on how old your credit card debt is, the lender may have no legal recourse against you. This is because credit card debt is subject to… Read More »

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Can Florida Police Search Your Car’s “Black Box” Without a Warrant?

By Julia Kefalinos |

Most of us carry a smartphone everywhere. You may not realize it, but these portable computers track your every movement and activity. This data can prove useful to law enforcement looking for evidence of criminal activity. Which is why it is important for courts to define the boundaries of police searches of any device… Read More »

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How Can I Discharge Student Loan Debt in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

By Julia Kefalinos |

Student loan debt is notoriously difficult to discharge in Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Unlike other kinds of unsecured loans, federal law grants special protections for most student loans. This means that even if you successfully complete the Chapter 7 process and receive a discharge from the bankruptcy court, your student loan obligations remain. Can a… Read More »

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Can a Court Issue a Domestic Violence Order Based on Something That Happened Four Years Ago?

By Julia Kefalinos |

A domestic violence injunction can seriously affect a person’s constitutional and other civil rights. Florida’s domestic violence law is broadly written to afford a maximum relief from an abusive spouse or intimate partner. But in their zeal to protect apparent victims, some judges are too quick to issue an injunction without properly considering the… Read More »

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Can I Get in Trouble If I Lie to My Creditors?

By Julia Kefalinos |

A Chapter 7 bankruptcy is designed to give a debtor a fresh start by discharging any outstanding debts, such as civil judgments obtained by creditors. But there are limits to what a bankruptcy court can and will discharge. For instance, federal law prohibits a debtor from discharging a debt obtained through “false pretenses, a… Read More »

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What Happens When Video Evidence Contradicts an Officer’s Testimony in a DUI Case?

By Julia Kefalinos |

Many Florida police departments are now equipping their officers with body cameras. These devices record encounters between police and individuals, such as during a traffic stop where the officer suspects a DUI. In addition to promoting police accountability, evidence obtained from cameras can be useful in corroborating or disproving an officer’s testimony in court…. Read More »

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What Happens If I Convert a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy to Chapter 7?

By Julia Kefalinos |

In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, a debtor submits a payment plan to the court. This plan ensures the debtor’s disposable income is used to pay back his or creditors as much as possible. But what if circumstances change and the debtor no longer has sufficient income to fulfill the payment plan? In such cases… Read More »

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