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- Florida Sentencing Enhancements: 10-20-Life
This article provides a general overview of Florida's 10-20-Life statute. 10-20-Life operates to enhance the penalties of those offenders to who use weapons and, more specifically, firearms during the commission or attempted commission of certain felony offenses.
- Statutes of Limitations and Sexual Assault
The sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby have focused attention on statutes of limitations for cases involving rape, and whether or not they should exist at all.
- Stiff Fines and Penalties for Road Rage
Cameras are always rolling in Hollywood, and recently they captured real-life drama between two motorists.
- When Should I Call the Police?
Many people may be hesitant to involve law enforcement in their daily lives. However, there are certain times when the police should be called to help protect citizens and their rights.
- Escalating and Deescalating Murder Charges
On June 5, 2011, there was a case of a transgendered female who was out for a night on the town when she and some of friends were harassed by a group of young men. It started out with harsh words and eventually descended into violence. When she walked away, she was assaulted by one of the men, and she took a pair of scissors from her purse. She stabbed the assaulter, leading to his death.
- What Do I Do If Attacked In A Public Place?
Many find it surprising to know that violence has actually been on a steady decline for decades. Unfortunately, it does still happen. Often, altercations occur in a public location, such as a bar or club, a store, or a park or public street. When an attack occurs, what can you do to defend yourself and who is liable for any harm you suffer?
- Bill Cosby's Latest Sexual Assault Accusations
Comedian and actor, Bill Cosby, is no stranger to the spotlight, but his recent media attention has not been favorable.
- The Law of Self Defense
Most Americans believe that they can legally use force to protect themselves in the event of an attack, or the threat of death or bodily injury by another. What most Americans donít realize is that the law of self defense is not always applicable as a defense.
- Collateral Consequences Continue to Impact Individuals
Everyone makes mistakes. Those of us who have made impulsive or uniformed decisions in our lives may have suffered severe consequences for them, such as being arrested or serving time in jail.
- Differences Between Assault and Aggravated Assault
Assault and aggravated assault charges in Florida differ based on a variety of factors, including if a deadly weapon was involved in the offense and who is the alleged victim. Assault generally is a misdemeanor with possible jail time, but aggravated assault is a felony offense with harsher penalties.