Archive | March, 2014

A Brief Legal Dictionary

30. March 2014

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Legal terms are often confusing. Our blog seemed like a good place to help define some of the legal terms you hear often, but that you might not be very clear on. Some of these might not be strictly legal terms, but are included because you could hear them in a legal setting. Keep in […]

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Threatened Use of Force in Florida

26. March 2014

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A while back we wrote a blog post about warning shots and how they are usually illegal. Now, Florida has started on a path that might allow warning shots. This is because of Florida House Bill 89, which discusses threatened use of force. And threatened use of force often means a warning shot. Surprisingly, though, […]

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SmithLaw’s Practice Areas

24. March 2014

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SmithLaw is a general practice law firm located in Sarasota, representing clients throughout the State of Florida.  We offer a broad array of services in multiple practice areas, serving individuals, estates and small business. We write about various Florida laws, guns, dogs, business, and budgeting on our blog a lot. But we also write about […]

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How Do Gun Laws Vary Throughout the United States?

21. March 2014

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Every state has different legislation regarding guns. Our blog usually discusses Florida laws regarding guns, but for this blog post we will discuss various guns laws throughout the United States for an informational comparison to Florida laws. The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States discusses the right to bear arms. The right […]

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The City of Sarasota’s Prostitution Advisory Letters

12. March 2014

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The city of Sarasota is sending out letters to those acting a certain way in areas known for prostitution. It sounds a little big brother to some and like a great idea to others. And some want to know how legal it is. This new idea is an attempt to curb some of the business […]

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Upskirt Photos Are Illegal, Right?

10. March 2014

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Taking a photo of someone up their skirt without them knowing it has to be illegal right? Well, apparently it wasn’t everywhere. In movies they take these pictures in really elaborate ways. A case that is grabbing national attention involves someone who was using his cellphone to take photos of people on a trolley in […]

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