Blog Posts in April, 2017

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  • Why You Need a Lawyer for a Probation Violation

    Posted By Owenby Law, P.A. || 27-Apr-2017

    According to Florida law, probation is a type of community supervision requiring an offender to maintain contact with specified officers, such as probation, parole, and community supervision officers. Offenders also need to abide by certain terms or conditions specified by court order. Probation is a privilege, not a right. In some court cases, it isn’t even considered a formal sentence. ...
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  • Penalties for Weapons Crimes in Florida

    Posted By Owenby Law, P.A. || 21-Apr-2017

    Florida is quite strict on weapons crimes in the state. You could be penalized for a conviction of any of the following, most common weapons and firearm offenses: Carrying a concealed weapon Carrying a concealed firearm Improper exhibition of a dangerous weapon or firearm Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon Possession or discharge of destructive device Misdemeanors Only carrying a ...
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  • Is Shoplifting the Same as Petty Theft?

    Posted By Owenby Law, P.A. || 17-Apr-2017

    While the charges might seem similar, there is a slight distinction to make between shoplifting and petty theft. According to Florida law, shoplifting regards retail theft specifically. For example, it can include the following: Taking the property of a merchant Altering labels or price tags Transferring merchandise from one container to another Removing a shopping cart Intent to deprive the ...
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  • How Florida Defines Domestic Violence

    Posted By Owenby Law, P.A. || 10-Apr-2017

    Criminal law varies by state, and definitions of the crimes themselves are no exception. Domestic violence in one state may not be the same as in another. In Florida, it is defined as any “assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in the physical ...
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  • Busting 4 Common Myths About Bankruptcy

    Posted By Owenby Law, P.A. || 7-Apr-2017

    There are many myths and misconceptions when it comes to bankruptcy. Often, these myths take small portions of truth and blow them out of proportion. In other cases, they are simply and entirely incorrect. Because having the facts is important when you are considering bankruptcy or taking the steps needed to initiate the process, our legal team at Owenby Law, P.A. wants to help local residents ...
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