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What Is Prescription Fraud?

By Jude Faccidomo |

Prescription fraud is both an act of fraud and a drug offense. Many prescription drugs, such as oxycodone and morphine, are tightly regulated because of their addictiveness and propensity to be abused by users. Though they are legal in the hands of pharmacies, doctors and nurses administering them to patients, and patients with legitimate… Read More »

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I am a Victim of Police Brutality. What are my Rights?

By Jude Faccidomo |

During an arrest and in the interrogation and custody that follow, you have certain civil rights. One of these rights is the right to be handled humanely by police. Using excessive force to subdue or restrain a suspect is an act of police brutality and a violation of the suspect’s civil rights. Police brutality… Read More »

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He Said, She Said: What Kind of Evidence is Necessary to Prove a Campus Sexual Assault?

By Jude Faccidomo |

It is no secret that sex happens on college campuses. Sometimes, it occurs in the context of committed relationships and in other cases, it is one night stands and experimentation. When it occurs without all participants’ consent, it is sexual assault. Sexual assault is a serious offense. When the details surrounding a sexual encounter… Read More »

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Intent: Without It, your Violent Crime Charge Does Not Stand

By Jude Faccidomo |

Violent crimes are defined as offenses that cause victims to suffer bodily harm. Battery, domestic violence, robbery, and murder are all examples of violent crimes. Like with any other criminal offense, an individual cannot be convicted of a violent crime unless the court proves beyond a reasonable doubt that he or she committed the… Read More »

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Creating, Posting, and Sharing Revenge Porn is a Sex Crime

By Jude Faccidomo |

When you are reeling from a difficult break up or trying to work through your anger at a former friend or lover, it can be very tempting to share embarrassing photos or videos of them online to make them feel the distress you felt because of their actions. But doing so is a sex… Read More »

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Florida’s Pre-Trial Intervention Program Explained

By Jude Faccidomo |

Many people believe that if you are charged with a minor criminal offense, you deserve a chance to be rehabilitated instead of having to suffer the impact of a steep fine or jail term. The state of Florida and its Department of Corrections feel this way too and, combining this with statistics showing a… Read More »

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Weapons Charges in Florida

By Jude Faccidomo |

In the United States, you have the right to bear arms. But this right has its limits. There are certain weapons you need proper identification and permits to possess and use and there are others that private citizens may not possess under any circumstances. It is also possible to have your right to own… Read More »

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Is It Stalking?

By Jude Faccidomo |

On the surface, defining the term “stalking” can seem easy. Stalking is typically defined as the act of following an individual and otherwise pushing oneself into his or her life without the individual’s consent. Showing up at a victim’s home unannounced, sending him or her unwanted packages, and sending repeated phone calls and text… Read More »

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Possible Defenses to a Weapons Charge

By Jude Faccidomo |

When you are charged with a weapons offense like aggravated assault, illegal possession of a firearm, illegal discharge of a firearm, or unlawful possession of a concealed weapon, it is important that you be proactive and start developing your case’s defense strategy as soon as possible. An experienced criminal defense lawyer can help you… Read More »

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What Can I Do if I am Charged with Mortgage Fraud?

By Jude Faccidomo |

According to the FBI, mortgage fraud is “any material misstatement, misrepresentation or omission relied upon by an underwriter or lender to fund, purchase or insure a loan.” Mortgage fraud can be committed by an individual seeking a mortgage to purchase a home or a lender looking to turn a profit. There are many different… Read More »

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