Entrapment is a defense raised in cases where law enforcement entices someone into committing a crime they would otherwise not commit. One Florida man has recently raised the entrapment defense after being accused of soliciting sex with a child over the computer. The man responded to an online advertisement asking for a male companion for…

Benefits Of A Florida Private Attorney An interesting study was reported in the New York Times discussing the difference between being represented by a public defender as opposed to being represented by a retained attorney in a criminal case. The study was conducted by two economists for Emory University. The study concluded that in serious…

More than 50 Florida counties and cities have already implemented the use of automated camera evidence in issuing traffic tickets for running red lights. The Florida Senate recently followed House lawmakers by approving a bill that provides standards under which municipalities and counties can adopt ordinances to allow the use of cameras to enforce traffic…

While there is talk that the economy might be improving, the housing market continues to struggle. Homeowners are acknowledging the fact that they are in over their heads by walking away from their homes. “Strategic default” is the term used to describe a homeowner who has the ability to pay the mortgage payment, but instead…

In recent months, evidence has arisen – both here in America and from abroad – about complications linked to metal-on-metal hip replacement implants manufactured by DePuy Orthopedics, leading to a DePuy hip implant recall. A lesser number of similar implants made by the Zimmer Holdings company have also been implicated. The implants have been widely…

A spinal cord injury is trauma or damage to the spinal cord as a result of a direct blow to the spine or injury to the surrounding tissue, bones or blood vessels. Motor vehicle and motorcycle accidents are common causes of spinal cord injury, as are sports injuries, construction accidents, and gunshot wounds. Also, each…

Many people have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) over the course of their lives, usually from serious accidents. From contact sports like football, lacrosse or rugby, which could cause a blow to the head that may have momentarily disoriented the athlete but did not cause a loss of consciousness, to a car accident…

Although the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and spill has had less environmental impact on Florida than many feared, new legislation moving through Congress related to the incident could have a lasting effect on Florida’s maritime industries and the people who work there. In June, a bill called the SPILL Act passed the House with…

Lack of Caution Could Cause Muscle Breakdown and Acute Kidney Failure Rhabdomyolysis – or “rhabdo” as commonly referred to among health care professionals – is a condition first observed in London during the Blitz of World War II. Bombs fell day and night, destroying buildings and trapping Londoners in the rubble. People trapped in the…

According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), there were 1,512 fatal accidents involving 15-passenger vans between 1994 and 2004. In 2004 alone, 120 occupants of 15-passenger vans died in crashes involving these vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) cautions that 15-passenger vans are not like smaller passenger vans; they have a higher…

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