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Understanding and Avoiding Vehicle Rollovers

By Matassini Law Firm, P.A. |

In April, a 23-year-old Hastings woman was critically injured when the Toyota 4Runner she was driving rolled several times on southbound Florida 207. Also in April, a 24-year-old Tampa man lost control of his Ford Explorer that rolled on I-75 and came to rest on its top. The young man died at the scene…. Read More »

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Supreme Court Upholds Domestic Violence Gun Law Ban

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A recent landmark decision by the Supreme Court regarding the ownership of guns by individuals convicted of domestic violence has garnered overwhelming support from abuse victims. However, many firearms supporters believe the law to be unfair and overly strict. Prior to the Supreme Court’s decision, if you hit your spouse with your fist or… Read More »

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Florida Doctor-Shopping Penalties

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Doctor -shopping occurs when you obtain a prescription for drugs from one doctor, then visit another but fail to inform the new doctor that you have already received treatment from another healthcare provider. In Florida, doctor-shopping is a serious offense and, without professional defense counsel, you can lose your freedom. According to Florida Statute… Read More »

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Pedestrian Safety Tips for the Spring

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With spring in full force, many people are outside enjoying the beautiful weather and fresh air. For some, hitting the sidewalk is a great form of exercise. Others save money on gas by walking to work. Yet crossing the street in Florida is not a relaxing affair. Metropolitan areas — Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and… Read More »

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Florida Man Shoots Pit Bull in Self-defense

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Imagine you are out walking your dog on a beautiful Florida day when suddenly a snarling pit bull charges across the street and attacks your beloved pet. What would you do? On April 16th, Ricky Powell of Debary, Florida pulled out a handgun, took aim and shot the animal before it killed his mini-pinscher…. Read More »

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The Consequences of a Domestic Violence Conviction

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If you are arrested for domestic violence in Florida, you must take the charges seriously. A domestic violence conviction isn’t merely a slap on the wrist — it can profoundly affect your life. Whether your arrest is the result of a heated argument with a family member or a false allegation by a soon-to-be… Read More »

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Federal Drug Trafficking Penalties Explained

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Despite the fact that the war on drugs has cost the U.S. a substantial amount of resources and has yet to be proven successful, it continues to wage on. If you are arrested for any type of drug crime in Florida, seek immediate legal support. Depending on your criminal history, the type of crime… Read More »

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Dog Breeds You Should be Aware Of

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All types of dogs are capable of inflicting serious injury to adults, elderly persons and children. However, certain breeds have larger teeth and more powerful jaws. If a dog attacks you or your family member, it is important to seek prompt medical attention. In addition to the immediate physical injury you sustain, you may… Read More »

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Causes of SUV Rollovers

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Sports utility vehicles, also known as SUVs, are great if you have a large family, plan on off-roading or simply want to add a bit of adventure to your life. But each year, rollover accidents injure and kill many drivers and passengers. Are SUVs inherently dangerous? Or do these tragic accidents result from negligence?… Read More »

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Florida Men Face Charges from Bitcoin Transactions

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Prosecutors charged two Florida men for allegedly laundering cash using bitcoins, a virtual currency. The defense aims to show state law does not apply to bitcoins. Currently valued around $700 per coin, bitcoins are digital currency. While other alternative currencies exist, bitcoin is the best known at present. Purveyors seek to legitimatize bitcoin, which… Read More »

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