Archive | February, 2012

Sarasota’s Red-Light Cameras

13. February 2012

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  Red-light cameras have been the talk of Sarasota for months, with many citizens and officials staunchly for or against them. SmithLaw found a little bit more about the subject for its blog readers. Red-light cameras are a response to the many accidents caused by running red lights. The Florida Highway Administration’s site reports that […]

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The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act or FDCPA

13. February 2012

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The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act or FDCPA was created to help protect consumers from unfair debt collecting practices. It is a federal law and applies in every state, often in conjunction with state laws. Florida’s state law is called the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act or FCCPA. SmithLaw’s blog post detailing that can be […]

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How Do You Purchase a Gun in Florida?

9. February 2012

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Florida’s gun laws are fairly lenient. However, there are some rules every licensed gun dealer must follow. All purchasers must be over the age of 18 or have verified permission of their parents. The state of Florida also requires a background check of the purchaser, but does not require permits or registrations. Florida’s background check […]

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Finding the Perfect Financial Planner

9. February 2012

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We are all saving our pennies these days. So, do not let that hard work be for nothing–make sure you save your money wisely! One of the best ways to do this is through financial planning. Financial planners help you create an investment blueprint, with both long- and short-term goals. SmithLaw has seen how a […]

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Tried to Park in Downtown Sarasota Lately?

2. February 2012

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Note: Much of the information in this post is now out of date. It has gotten a little trickier, hasn’t it? Here is the lowdown on those parking meters:  Right now (as of February 2012), a metered spot will cost you $1 an hour if you are parking Monday through Saturday from 9am until 8pm […]

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Being harassed by debt collectors?

2. February 2012

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The Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act or FCCPA can help. This act is only for the state of Florida and was meant to create good debt collecting behavior and protect Florida’s citizens from debt harrassment. It defines who is a debtor, who is a creditor, who is a debt collector, and more. It provides rules […]

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