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New Cybersecurity Bill Passed by Senate Creates Privacy Concerns

New Cybersecurity Bill Passed by Senate Creates Privacy Concerns 150 150 Leppard Law - Top Rated Orlando DUI Lawyers & Criminal Attorneys in Orlando

A new bill called the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) was passed by the Senate on Tuesday. Its main goal is to stop hackers by getting companies to share information with the federal government about any cyber attacks they face. Basically, CISA works by works by letting companies share “cyber threat indicators” with the Department…

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Supreme Court Case Could Result in Change in Florida’s Death-Penalty Laws

Supreme Court Case Could Result in Change in Florida’s Death-Penalty Laws 150 150 Leppard Law - Top Rated Orlando DUI Lawyers & Criminal Attorneys in Orlando

Florida, Delaware and Alabama are the only states that do not require a unanimous jury decision when sentencing someone to death.  A U.S. Supreme Court case with a ruling expected in 2016, however, could change Florida’s death penalty procedure. Timothy Hurst, a man currently on Death Row for murder, is appealing his death sentence. Jurors…

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Policing for Profit

Policing for Profit 150 150 Leppard Law - Top Rated Orlando DUI Lawyers & Criminal Attorneys in Orlando

Civil forfeiture laws allow police to seize your property, sell it and use the money to fund agency budgets. This means your car, cash, real estate or other property can be taken from you even if you are not convicted or charged with a crime. I’m sure you are wondering how your property can be taken from you if…

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Bail in America: A Tool of Coercion

Bail in America: A Tool of Coercion 150 150 Leppard Law - Top Rated Orlando DUI Lawyers & Criminal Attorneys in Orlando

The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution explicitly states that “excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed.” However, bail in America has evolved in such a way that it has become less of a tool for keeping people out of jail and more of a tool to coerce low-income defendants to…

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Central Florida Law Enforcement Agency Interested in Buying Hacking Team Technology

Central Florida Law Enforcement Agency Interested in Buying Hacking Team Technology 150 150 Leppard Law - Top Rated Orlando DUI Lawyers & Criminal Attorneys in Orlando

Wikileaks, a website that posts original documents from anonymous sources, has recently leaked e-mails between the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation (MBI) and the Italian company Hacking Team that show the MBI’s desire to purchase spyware technology that would enable the agency to infiltrate phones and computers. The MBI is a multi-agency task force in Orlando…

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