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New marijuana laws help residents get help

On February 19th, 2021, the Hillsborough County Commission voted unanimously to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession. The new ordinance also creates a pathway for individuals to get help through treatment and educational programs. What the new law does ...

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 Foreign account ownership and the IRS

Everyone is expected to pay their taxes and Internal Revenue Services does not take it kindly when there is no remittance of taxes. The obligation to pay taxes is mandatory whether your income was generated in the country or abroad. Through the Report of Foreign Bank...

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How drug trafficking can lead to murder charges 

Most people know the penalties for a conviction of selling illicit drugs are no slap on the wrist. Depending on the degree of the charges, maximum prison sentences can range from 5 to 30 years. But these penalties pale in comparison to the penalties for a murder...

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Will Florida’s marijuana laws change in 2021?

Many states have legalized the use of marijuana. But some states, like Florida, have laws legalizing only the restricted use of marijuana. Florida's residents will want to stay on top of the laws, and be aware of any potential changes. Florida's laws governing...

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Monitoring suspicious credit card activity

If you suspect that someone else in Florida has used your credit card so that they can add to their personal belongings, then you should consider talking to the card company about a fraud investigation. The process often starts with a complaint after noticing that...

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How the SEC views insider trading

Insider training is one of the most serious violations according to the SEC. This white-collar crime can occur anywhere, including in Florida. There are serious consequences if you engage in this crime, so it is important to understand exactly what it is so that you...

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