retail theft

Stricter Penalties Proposed for Retail Theft Crimes

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   There has been a nationwide trend of smash and grab retail thefts, presenting risks to retailers, employees, and customers. In a 2021 Retail Security Survey, the National Retail Federation (NRF) reported that 69% of store owners were victims of increased organized retail crime with violence over the past year.... Read More
School 5k

Alavi & Pozzuto: A Sponsor of the Eighth Street Elementary 5k

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The AP Law Group participated as a sponsor for the Annual Eighth Street Elementary Tradition Trot 5k and 1-mile fun run on Saturday, March 26th at Ocala Citizens' Circle. The race ran through Ocala's Historic Downtown scenic neighborhood in support of the local neighborhood school. The sponsorship will help support... Read More
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Supreme Court Justice Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson

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A Supreme Court justice appointment is one of the most important decisions a President can make. Supreme Court justices serve for life. They play a critical role in interpreting the Constitution and upholding the rule of law. Supreme Court justices rule on cases that affect the lives of all Americans.... Read More
Teen crime

Proposed Florida Legislation in 2022: Expunging Juvenile Records

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During the 2022 Florida Legislative Session, a bill is being considered to allow the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to expunge (remove) documentation associated with juvenile arrests under certain circumstances. Juveniles who commit criminal offenses as teenagers have limited access to employment, education, and housing opportunities as adults. Due to... Read More
Trafficking Victim

How Severe are State and Federal Human Trafficking Charges?

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   Human trafficking has captured the attention of the media and many Americans due to the high-profile case and conviction of Ghislaine Maxwell. On December 29, 2021, she was found guilty in the U.S. Federal Court on five of six charges related to her role in the sexual abuse of... Read More
Gun violence

Gun Violence, Mass Shootings, and Parental Responsibility

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The frequency of mass shootings in the United States is rising, creating an epidemic of fear. According to the Gun Violence Archives, mass shootings have increased every year since 2013. In 2020, they reported 611 mass shootings in the nation. That number is significantly higher than the prior year. Source: https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/  ... Read More
money crimes

Defending Allegations of White-Collar Crimes

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      White-collar crimes encompass a full range of non-violent frauds committed by individuals, businesses, or government professionals, commonly for personal, financial gains. These are crimes often committed by persons in their occupation, even those with respected and trusted positions in the community. Fraud schemes are not victimless crimes. They... Read More
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HB1, Anti-Riot Law Blocked by Federal District Court Judge

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   In Tallahassee, U.S. District Judge Mark Walker has temporarily blocked a key portion of the Anti-Riot law, known as HB1, citing it as “vague and overbroad.” He has ruled that the law is unconstitutional and unenforceable. This decision is in response to a lawsuit regarding the controversial Anti-Riot law... Read More
crime lab

Can a Crime Lab be Trusted?

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Forensic science in the criminal justice system is the deciding factor in many criminal cases. It occupies a leading position in a criminal proceeding. Technical skills are applied for the collection, preservation, and analysis of physical evidence. A fingerprint or bite mark comparison, DNA profiling, analyzing a chemical substance, and... Read More

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