How Your Criminal Record is Affecting Your College Application

Applying for college should be an exciting and memorable time in every young person’s life. However, when you have a criminal record, applying for college can be less exciting, and more stressful. No one should have their future threatened by one mistake they made in their past. If you are getting ready to further your […]

When Is a Pardon Granted?

A pardon is an act of mercy that absolves a person from all or part of punishment they have been sentenced to by law. The governor is the only person who can grant a pardon and at least two state cabinet members must be in agreement. Learn more about the pardons and when they are […]

How Can I Get My Mugshot Taken Offline?

The Internet makes it increasingly difficult to keep certain facets of our lives private. With the steady use of social media and the like, many of us leave a “digital trail” behind for everyone to see. This can be extremely problematic if your digital trail contains things you do not want everyone to see—like a […]

What Is Compassionate Release?

Former American attorney, Lynne Stewart, was known for representing controversial and unpopular defendants. She garnered more attention after she was sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted on charges of conspiracy and terrorism support. Although Stewart should have served until 2020, she was granted compassionate release at the end of 2013 after being […]

Florida Ranked the Most Dangerous State For Pedestrians

The Tampa Bay area often prides itself on being pedestrian-friendly, with long waterfront sidewalks, centrally located parks and bustling downtown areas encompassed with nearby attractions. The truth, however, is that the Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater area is actually the second most dangerous metro area for pedestrians in the entire country. Out of the 10 most dangerous areas […]

Is My Criminal Record Affecting My Job Search?

A recent study by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission found that 92 percent of employers run background checks on job applicants—so it is not surprising that having a criminal record can hinder your chance at getting a job. Fortunately, you may be able to have your criminal record cleared, which can ultimately help you on […]

Can I Lose My License Because of Traffic Tickets?

A ticket for running a stop sign or driving 10 miles over the speed limit most likely will not leave you without a driver’s license. However, if you have had several previous violations in a short period of time, that may be the case. As with most states, Florida’s process for suspending licenses is based […]