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What are Florida’s drug courts and do they work?

Drug addiction is a pandemic in the United States. It's so much of a problem that Florida lawmakers created the drug court system as an alternative to incarceration decades ago. In 1989, Miami-Dade County became the first jurisdiction to establish a drug court in the...

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What is the legal definition of mortgage fraud?

If you have been accused of mortgage fraud, you may be feeling concerned about the nature of these accusations. Mortgage fraud is a broad term that refers to many different types of illegal actions that involve misrepresentation or misstatements on mortgage...

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Your human trafficking charges can snowball fast

Human trafficking has become a serious issue in the United States in recent years. It's such a problem that Washington became the first state to criminalize this type of offense in 2003. Many other states have followed suit since then. There are two primary types of...

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What a Ponzi scheme is

A Ponzi scheme is a white-collar crime that involves investment fraud. This is not a crime of violence, but rather one of deceit.Investors may be convinced by either a person or group to turn over a lump sum of money in the hopes of making a large return on their...

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What is price gouging?

There's a lot to take in about the effect that the COVID-19 virus is having on the country, but one issue that seems to have caught everyone's attention is the issue of hoarding and price gouging. Those are twin problems that often crop up during any major...

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