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    • What Is Attorney-Client Privilege?

      When you’re dealing with a legal matter, it’s extremely important that you have who can represent you and your interests. Representing yourself is not advised: lawyers won’t do it because even they ...

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    • Can an Officer Use Force When Making an Arrest in Florida?

      The officer may employ all reasonable and necessary force to overcome resistance in making a lawful arrest. Resisting arrest with violence is a felony under Florida law. Resisting arrest without ...

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    • Your Defense Against Criminal Battery Charges in Central-Florida

      To many people, the crimes of assault and battery go hand in hand. So much so that many people may think they are one crime. In fact, the crime of battery is separate and distinct from the crime of ...

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    • Is it Okay to Date Before Your Divorce is Finalized?

      If you are going through a divorce, you probably feel ready to throw yourself back into the dating pool the fill the void your failed marriage left behind. Divorce, after all, can be a pretty lonely ...

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    • What Is Attorney-Client Privilege?

      When you’re dealing with a legal matter, it’s extremely important that you have who can represent you and your interests. Representing yourself is not advised: lawyers won’t do it because even they ...

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    • What Is an Uncontested Divorce?

      When most people think of a divorce, they think of an ordeal that lasts for months, involves a lot of expensive lawyer and court fees, and often leads to animosity between spouses. This alone can ...

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    • Domestic Violence and Divorce in Central Florida

      Attorneys often get questions about domestic violence and divorce. If you’re considering a divorce in central-Florida and one spouse has been accused or convicted of domestic violence , you may ...

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    • The Far-Reaching Consequences of Florida Domestic Violence Charges

      When a family dispute turns into a domestic violence charge , the results can be devastating. Tempers flare, the police are called, and all of a sudden you could be facing a sentence that ranges from ...

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    • Marijuana Legalization in the Sunshine State: What You Need to Know

      In the November election, 71% of Floridians voted in favor of Amendment 2, which expands the list of medical conditions that qualify for medical marijuana. Amendment 2 went into effect on January 3, ...

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  • DUI
    • What Is Attorney-Client Privilege?

      When you’re dealing with a legal matter, it’s extremely important that you have who can represent you and your interests. Representing yourself is not advised: lawyers won’t do it because even they ...

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    • Open Container Violations in The Villages Can Lead to Florida DUI Charges

      Rightly or wrongly, The Villages in central-Florida has developed a reputation as a wild place to retire and live out your Golden Years. An internet search for “The Villages Florida Reputation” ...

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    • Drugged Driving in Florida

      In addition to prohibiting driving while under the influence of alcohol (DUI) , drugged driving in Florida, or driving while under the influence of drugs, is also prohibited. The penalties for drugged ...

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    • Driving with a Suspended License in Florida

      Driving with a suspended license in Florida is a criminal offense. Depending on the reasons for the suspension and whether you have had prior charges of driving with a suspended license, the charge ...

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  • FAQ
    • Can a Florida Law Enforcement Officer Detain You Without Arresting You?

      Yes, with limitations. Under Florida law, based upon reasonable suspicion that you may be involved in criminal activity, a police officer may require you to identify yourself and explain your presence ...

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    • What to Expect in a Florida Divorce?

      Divorce is a painful and difficult experience. If you understand the functions and limitations of the Florida legal system, the process becomes more tolerable. This should provide you with a greater ...

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    • Can a Frisk Turn into a Full-Blown Search?

      When frisking a person for weapons, the police are attuned not only to the feel of possible weapons under clothing, but also to the feel of packaged drugs. Although a frisk may not turn up a weapon, ...

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    • What is Civil Asset Forfeiture?

      If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you’ve probably heard a story having to do with civil asset forfeiture, or civil forfeiture for short. This isn’t something regularly discussed in ...

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    • Can an Officer Use Force When Making an Arrest in Florida?

      The officer may employ all reasonable and necessary force to overcome resistance in making a lawful arrest. Resisting arrest with violence is a felony under Florida law. Resisting arrest without ...

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    • Who Can Claim the Child Tax Credit in a Florida Divorce

      It can be complicated to determine which parent will claim the child tax credit in a Florida divorce . Only one parent can claim the child as a dependent each year. The IRS monitors this closely by ...

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    • Three Types of Assets Unique to High-Asset Divorces

      When you and your spouse choose to pursue a divorce, you’ll need to equitably divide all of your marital property through the process known as “asset division” or “property division.” Through this ...

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    • Do You Really Want the House in the Divorce?

      The house is often one of the most controversial issues in a divorce , second only to concerns about child-care and custody. The house represents more than just a place to live, or a simple asset. It ...

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    • How Long Does a Divorce Take in Florida?

      When I meet with new divorce clients in my Leesburg, Florida law office, after asking how much a divorce costs , people usually ask: "How long does a divorce take?" The answer, of course, is, "It ...

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    • How to Challenge a Prenuptial Agreement in Florida

      Based in Leesburg, Florida, The Law Office of Jody L. Fisher Can Help Prenuptial agreements are more popular today than they were 20 years ago. People with significant wealth are getting married for ...

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    • Sexual Battery Charges in Leesburg, Florida

      You’re probably very familiar with the term “rape,” which is commonly called “sexual assault.” Here in Florida, the offense of rape or sexual assault is called “sexual battery” under Section 794.011 ...

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    • Sexual Battery Charges in Leesburg, Florida

      You’re probably very familiar with the term “rape,” which is commonly called “sexual assault.” Here in Florida, the offense of rape or sexual assault is called “sexual battery” under Section 794.011 ...

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