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Florida Welfare Drug Testing Ruled Unconstitutional | TANF

Federal U.S. District Judge Mary Scriven, ruled that Gov. Rick Scott’s law requiring welfare recipients to take drug tests is unconstitutional. Scott quickly said he would appeal the latest beat down for the Republican Rick Scott. Rick Scott’s attack is aimed at Florida's poorest residents. Judge Scriven ruled that drug testing for welfare violates the Fourth Amendment that protects American citizens from unreasonable search and seizure. Scriven ruled that “there

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North Florida Roofing & Repair of Jacksonville | $48,000 OSHA Fine

North Florida Roofing & Repair of Jacksonville The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited North Florida Roofing & Repair of Jacksonville with one willful, one repeat and two serious safety violations following an inspection at a job site on Ashbourne Trail in Jacksonville. The agency initiated the inspection in August as part of its local emphasis program on fall hazards. Proposed penalties total $48,510. "This employer continu

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Jameis Winston | Rape | Patricia Carroll | 9/11 Call | Casher | Darby

A week after Florida State Attorney Willie Meggs of Leon County dropped the sexual assault case against Jameis Winston, because of a lack of evidence, the attorney, Patricia Carrol who represents the alleged victim, is petitioning for a further investigation. Patricia Carroll runs a full-service law firm that specializes in the areas of Bankruptcy, Personal Injury, Probate and Wills & Trusts, but in 2000 she was rewarded by the Sunrise Spouse Abuse Shelter, Advocate o

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Tim Deegan First Coast News DUI | How did he get probation?

Tim Deegan First Coast News DUI | How did he get probation?

I wrote an article approximately a month ago on the Jacksonville lawyers website discussing Tim Deegan’s arrest for DUI in Jacksonville FL.  The article was titled Tim Deegan Arrested for DUI in Jacksonville Florida.  Deegan is a meteorologist for First Coast News.  He was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.  He submitted to a breath test.  The breath test results were a breath alcohol level of .181 and .179.  He appeared for his arraignment on

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ATT, T-Mobile, and Sprint Unauthorized Charges on Cell Phone Bills

In what is a major breakthrough in the fight against mobile cramming, Attorney General Pam Bondi announced November 21, 2013 that three of the nation’s largest mobile phone carriers— AT&T Mobility, Inc., Sprint Spectrum, LP and T-Mobile USA, Inc. will no longer charge their customers for commercial Premium Short Messaging Services, also known as “PSMS,” or “premium text messages.” PSMS accounts for the majority of third-party charges on cell phones and for the

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My Kid Was Arrested. What Will Happen?

From the United States Attorneys' Manual Arrest of a Juvenile A juvenile may be arrested on a warrant issued on either a complaint or a juvenile information. When arrest is unnecessary, the court may be asked to issue a summons on the complaint or information. In either case, it is advisable to have the complaint and/or information placed under seal to avoid public disclosure of the juvenile's identity. By statute, the officer arresting a juvenile is required to advise

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Jacksonville Unemployment Drops to Six Percent

Florida Governor Rick Scott highlighted that the Jacksonville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) was among the top five metro areas in the state for job growth in October 2013 with 11,200 new jobs. The Jacksonvile MSA’s unemployment rate declined by 1.6 percentage points over the year, from 7.6 percent in October 2012 to 6.0 percent in October 2013. Governor Scott said, “The creation of 11,200 new jobs last month is great news for the Jacksonville area. As the local u

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Short Sale Laws From Jacksonville Attorney George Beckus

George Beckus has nearly 10 years legal experience.  He began his legal career in the Offices of the Public Defender 7th Circuit in where he handled thousands of criminal cases, both felony and misdemeanor. George Beckus started his own Law Firm in 2011, concentrating primarily in areas of bankruptcy, foreclosure and criminal defense. The following is some free information he offers about the benefits of a short sale. Call George with any questions at (904) 448.

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Michael Franti Packed Freebird With Love

On Thursday, November 7 2013, Jacksonville Beach was blessed by a great soul, Michael Franti. First attending a private party at Bluewater for his "Do It For The Love" foundation and then he filled the Freebird air with love. Do It For The Love is a wish-granting organization gifting people who are living with advanced stages of life threatening illnesses live concert experiences and meet-and-greets with their favorite artists. Michael Franti founded the organization and

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Discrimination at work in Jacksonville | LGBT Lawyer

Whether you are single, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, in a same-sex relationship, have or do not have children, it should not matter to your employer. You have the right to be who you are and do your job. Jacksonville, Florida is one of the largest metropolitan cities in the country that still affords no basic human right guarantees to the LGBT community who reside here. An attorney who is specialized in working with LGBT issues can help you protect your rights wh

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Florida Welfare Drug Testing Ruled Unconstitutional | TANF

Federal U.S. District Judge Mary Scriven, ruled that Gov. Rick Scott’s law requiring welfare recipients to take drug tests is unconstitutional. Scott quickly said he would appeal the latest beat down for the Republican Rick Scott. Rick Scott’s attack is … Continue reading

Posted in Florida Law, Florida Law News, Florida News, Jacksonville Lawyer, Jacksonville News, news

North Florida Roofing & Repair of Jacksonville | $48,000 OSHA Fine

North Florida Roofing & Repair of Jacksonville The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited North Florida Roofing & Repair of Jacksonville with one willful, one repeat and two serious safety violations following an inspection at … Continue reading

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Jameis Winston | Rape | Patricia Carroll | 9/11 Call | Casher | Darby

A week after Florida State Attorney Willie Meggs of Leon County dropped the sexual assault case against Jameis Winston, because of a lack of evidence, the attorney, Patricia Carrol who represents the alleged victim, is petitioning for a further investigation. … Continue reading

Posted in Family Law Articles and News, Florida Law, Jacksonville News, National News, news

Tim Deegan First Coast News DUI | How did he get probation?

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I wrote an article approximately a month ago on the Jacksonville lawyers website discussing Tim Deegan’s arrest for DUI in Jacksonville FL.  The article was titled Tim Deegan Arrested for DUI in Jacksonville Florida.  Deegan is a meteorologist for First Coast News.  He was … Continue reading

Posted in Jacksonville Lawyer, Jacksonville News

ATT, T-Mobile, and Sprint Unauthorized Charges on Cell Phone Bills

In what is a major breakthrough in the fight against mobile cramming, Attorney General Pam Bondi announced November 21, 2013 that three of the nation’s largest mobile phone carriers— AT&T Mobility, Inc., Sprint Spectrum, LP and T-Mobile USA, Inc. will … Continue reading

Posted in Florida Law, Florida Law News, Florida News, Jacksonville News, National News, news

Demonte Rashaud Brown | 20 Year Sentence for Cocaine

Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution announced that a Seminole County man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in a drug trafficking operation that was responsible for distributing cocaine throughout Central Florida. Demonte Rashaud … Continue reading

Posted in Florida Law News, Florida News

National Mortgage Settlement Monitor’s Second Compliance Report

Attorney General Pam Bondi released the following statement on the National Mortgage Settlement Monitor’s Second Compliance Report concerning the Monitor’s review of the five banks’ compliance with the settlement’s servicing standards. “While this second report indicates that two of the … Continue reading

Posted in Florida Law, Florida Law News, Florida News

Jeremy Banks | Michelle O’connell | Brad King | FDLE | Murder or Suicide

Florida Law Enforcement While the full truth of the police corruption in Florida proven by the Allied Veteran’s case is being hidden from media and the public, the following may be another case where the Florida Department of Law Enforcement … Continue reading

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Jacksonville Unemployment Drops to Six Percent

Florida Governor Rick Scott highlighted that the Jacksonville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) was among the top five metro areas in the state for job growth in October 2013 with 11,200 new jobs. The Jacksonvile MSA’s unemployment rate declined by 1.6 … Continue reading

Posted in Florida News, Jacksonville News, news

Lowering Taxes in Florida

Under Governor Rick Scott’s leadership, Florida’s economy has undergone a dramatic transformation in less than three years. Is the government being more responsible for the way the State of Florida spends citizens’ tax dollars after they were caught stealing through … Continue reading

Posted in Florida News, news

Michael Franti Packed Freebird With Love

On Thursday, November 7 2013, Jacksonville Beach was blessed by a great soul, Michael Franti. First attending a private party at Bluewater for his “Do It For The Love” foundation and then he filled the Freebird air with love. Do … Continue reading

Posted in Jacksonville News, National News, news

Florida Georgia Football Game in Jacksonville

This years winner was Georgia, but the Florida Gators kept the score close all the way to the end. The University of Florida Gators took home field against the University of Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 3:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued an economic injury declaration for Florida counties. The declaration of law allows Apalachicola Bay communities the ability to offset damage caused by the collapse of their commercial oyster industries through Economic Injury Disaster … Continue reading

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Beckus Law | Jacksonville Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Law

George Beckus has nearly 10 years legal experience working in Florida and New Jersey after starting his career as a Public Defender. George has handled thousands of criminal cases. He has a vast amount of experience in the court system, working with a … Continue reading

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