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Contraband Forfeiture to Save Abused Animals

You love your pets, most likely just like another member of the family. You care for them, cuddle with them and enjoy their companionship. It’s hard to imagine that there are people out there who could do otherwise, that there are those who would cause harm to the animals that share their home. Fortunately, there […]

Can You Save a Dog Locked in a Car?

Imagine this: you’re out running errands one day. You park your car in the grocery store parking lot and start heading inside. It’s a bit warm out, but not terrible. All of the sudden, you hear some muffled barking. Following the sound, you see a dog sitting in a locked car. There’s no one with […]

Firearms are Allowed in Indiana Polling Locations

There are currently a lot of questions floating around about whether or not it’s legal to carry firearms into voting booths and outside of booths in the state of Indianapolis. That’s because the state has passed laws that make it legal for its residents to carry firearms nearly anywhere that they go other than a […]

How Power of Attorney Works

Oftentimes as people begin to age, their mental capacity starts to hinder their decision making skills. This is just a natural occurrence that we all have to face at some point, but what happens when there is money, property, bills, and medical treatment involved? Aging is not the only times when a Power of Attorney […]

Different State, Different Law

If we all live in the same country, the United States of America, why do laws differ from state to state?  It can be confusing.  There are actually two different sets of laws; federal laws and state laws.  Federal laws are generally for the entire country.  They are effective in all states.  Constitutional law permits […]

Wacky Lawsuits

Today’s world has become a world of people seeking to be rich and people also seeking to never have responsibility for their actions.  This combination has led to some of the most ridiculous lawsuits ever filed.  For those of us who are a bit more responsible, these lawsuits at least offer some entertainment value. Have […]

Steps to Making a Law

It seems every January 1st, states implement a few new laws.  Some laws make sense and make life safer.  No smoking in restaurants was an excellent law; at least I think so.  I hated sitting in a restaurant with someone’s cigarette smoke wafting over to me.  I couldn’t even smell my food anymore.  Now I […]

What Makes A Good Defense Attorney?

How many of you watch Law and Order?  Quite a few I’m sure.  Don’t we just love to watch the police gather all the evidence and work with the prosecutors to convict the guilty person?  Of course we do.  We want good to triumph over bad and we all know the defendant must be a […]

Immigration Law

Immigration; this is a hot topic in the news today.  We are all hearing about illegal immigrants, immigrants performing work in the United States, immigrant being allowed to get driver’s licenses or immigrants receiving welfare benefits.  With all of this buzzing around, do you really know what the laws are surrounding immigration?  We are here […]

How Do I Put a Lien on a Vessel in Florida?

In Florida, maritime liens are authorized under both federal law, under 46 U.S.C. § 31342, and by statute. If you are interested in federal maritime liens, the Sarasota County Bar Association has a helpful article here. Under Florida law, a marina can put a maritime lien on a vessel for unpaid costs, storage charges, or […]

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