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Flying a Large Drone (over 55 pounds)

December 2, 2017 Drone Law Drone law, Drone Regulations

UAS Drone Arrests

Note: We have been contacted by readers that this article incorrectly states the registration requirement is mandatory. The phrase has been clarified within the article, but this was not what the article was stating, nor is it entirely correct. FAA registration of a UAS IS mandatary unless you qualify as a model aircraft, the Taylor decision this summer ruled that …

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What to do if Your School Calls You in for a Hearing

November 28, 2017 College Student Disciplinary Hearing College Student, Student Defense, University hearing

What to do if Your School Calls You in for a Hearing

Colleges and Universities look into student conduct violations, as well as other violations such as sexual assault (under a law called Title IX). These allegations may seem like they are less serious than a criminal investigation, but oftentimes they can be even more damaging. The first thing to do if you have been called in for a hearing is to …

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Why Do Universities Investigate Sexual Assault?

November 27, 2017 Sex Crimes Sexual Assault, Title IX

Why Do Universities Investigate Sexual Assault?

Accusations and Investigations into Sexual Assault are handled by Colleges and Universities according to something called Title IX.[1] Title IX mandates require all individuals to receive equal access to higher education, regardless of gender.[2] This requires public institutions to adequately address instances of sexual harassment or assault, in order to guarantee the alleged victims are allowed full access to their …

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Responding to or Defending a Temporary Injunction, Restraining Order or No Trespass Warrant

November 16, 2017 Criminal Defense Injunction Violation, Temporary Injuction, Trespass Warrant

injunction

An injunction (also known as a “restraining order”) for victims of dating, domestic, repeat and sexual violence is a court order that prevents the respondent from having any direct contact with the petitioner, and potentially their children under Florida law.    Injunctions whether they stem from a petition for injunction against domestic violence, petition for injunction against dating violence, or …

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Using a Drone to Make Money

October 30, 2017 Drone Law Drone law

Business Drone

Using a Drone for Commercial Purposes Drones, or Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) are able to take photographs and high definition video. Some are able to be outfitted with sensors and radar that can reconstruct a scene below for simulation or testing purposes. The current uses for sUASs are just the tip of the iceberg, and more innovative and profitable …

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I Just Bought a Drone, What’s Next?

October 19, 2017 Criminal Defense, Drone Law Drone law

drone

Congratulations! The world of drones is exciting, but the legal requirements to use them can be rough to navigate. First, you want to get that thing off the ground! Depending on the model there may be different safety requirements, make sure you read the owner’s manual and understand how to avoid any safety issues. One optional precaution is to purchase …

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How to Treat a Florida Sex Offender Designation

October 12, 2017 Criminal Defense, Probation Violation, Sex Crimes Sex Crime, Sex Offender

Sex Offender Guidelines

What is the Florida Sex Offender Registry? The Florida Sex Offender Registry is compiled and managed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.[1] Individuals who have been convicted of certain crimes in Florida may be labeled a Sexual Offender,[2] or a Sexual Predator.[3] What is the difference between the designations? These two distinctions are very different, designation as a Sexual …

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Consequences of Using or Possessing a “Fake ID”

October 10, 2017 College Student Disciplinary Hearing, Criminal Defense Fake ID

Fake ID

You may think being under 21 and having a fake ID is just a rite of passage; we all did it, right?  Wrong, in the State of Florida unauthorized possession of and other unlawful acts in relation to driver license or identification cards can be punishable under Sections 322.212 and 322.32, Florida Statutes. Fake IDs include any identification that has …

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Diversion/Community Service/County Work Program

October 9, 2017 Bench Warrants/Warrants, Criminal Defense, Probation Violation County Work Program, Diversion Program, Probation Community Service

Leon County Jail Work Camp Tallahassee, FL

A Guide to Diversion through Community Service/County Work Program So, you’ve been arrested for a charge that will qualify you for state attorney diversion work program/community service, and you’re wondering what happens next. Well, fortunately for you, Pumphrey Law is here to assist and hopefully the process outlined below will help you navigate the process for diversion in Leon County. …

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Could the iPhone X Erode the 4th Amendment?

September 15, 2017 Criminal Defense 4th Amendment, iPhone Law, iPhone X

Could the iPhone X Erode the 4th Amendment?

The FBI and Apple famously squared off when the FBI argued that the All Writs Act of 1789 entitled them to solicit Apple’s assistance in unlocking a potential terrorist’s iPhone.[1] The FBI knew they would be able to use a computer to guess the pin in about 26 minutes, but needed Apple to turn off the phone’s setting that only allowed …

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