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Electronic Devices and Fourth Amendment Rights

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    The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution was designed to safeguard American citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures. It ensures the right to privacy and security from government intrusion. However, there is a controversy regarding technological tools in this digital age and our citizens' rights in criminal and civil... Read More
Student Hazing Crimes

Criminal Defense for Misdemeanor and Felony Hazing Crimes

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As the new school year approaches, there are concerns about acts of violence on high school and college campuses in the form of hazing. The act of hazing is perpetuated as a cultural norm, despite anti-hazing laws. In Florida, hazing is a public health issue and a criminal offense with... Read More
Firearms Convictions

The Consequences of Firearm Convictions

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Firearm and ammunition sales soared in March of 2020 due to COVID-19 and fears of an economic downfall that could escalate crime. Following the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, and the subsequent social unrest regarding alleged police brutality, the sale of firearms and ammunition spiked. People exercising... Read More
Law : Protest Crowd

Criminal Defense and your Legal Right to Protest in Florida

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   Throughout the nation, there has been a massive wave of protests against race-based police brutality, sparked by the death of Minneapolis resident, George Floyd. This fatal event occurred on May 25, 2020, while he was in police custody. Due to the enormity of the protests and the outrage of... Read More

Child Abuse Allegations and COVID- 19

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   The risk of violence in the home has escalated since the stay-at-home order was issued in Florida by Governor Ron DeSantis on April 1, 2020.  Families are essentially confined to their homes, with their usual non-essential activities dramatically curtailed. This action has reportedly caused a wave of domestic violence... Read More
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Legal Issues Related to COVID-19

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The spread of the coronavirus strain that has emerged in recent times has had significant and unprecedented legal implications across the State of Florida and the nation. There has reportedly been an increase in crime in Florida due to increased stressors of health concerns, financial worry from unemployment, business closures,... Read More

Florida Legislature Passed a Bill Regarding Elder Abuse in 2020 Session

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The AP Law Group can defend your Rights and Your Reputation in Allegations of Elder Abuse     The use of Professional Guardians has become a booming industry in the State of Florida.  A court appointed guardian has the responsibility of making prudent financial, medical, and end-of-life decisions on behalf of... Read More
Holidays and DUI's

DUI’s and the Holidays

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The AP Law Group knows that improper arrests happen and we can examine the evidence with the goal of having the charges dismissed. If convicted, we can advocate for a reduced sentence.  The AP Law Group has extensive experience in criminal defense to challenge DUI arrests. Holiday cheer can sadly... Read More

Federal lawsuit filed against the City of Ocala, criminalizing homelessness

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From the Ocala Post Ocala, Florida – Southern Legal Counsel, the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida (ACLU), and Ocala attorney Andy Pozzuto filed a federal class-action lawsuit Thursday against the city of Ocala on behalf of named plaintiffs Patrick McCardle, Courtney Ramsey, Anthony Cummings, and more than 200 homeless... Read More