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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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Florida’s Harsh 10-20-Life Law on the Road to Reform

Florida’s Harsh 10-20-Life Law on the Road to Reform 150 150 Leppard Law - Top Rated Orlando DUI Lawyers & Criminal Attorneys in Orlando

Florida’s harsh 10-20-Life mandatory minimum sentencing law is on a long road to reform, but small steps are being taken to give judges more authority in certain cases. The 10-20-Life law strictly punishes anyone who is in possession of or actually uses a firearm while committing a crime by imposing a mandatory minimum sentence of…

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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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Supreme Court Ruling Makes Same-Sex Marriage a Right Nationwide

Supreme Court Ruling Makes Same-Sex Marriage a Right Nationwide 150 150 Leppard Law - Top Rated Orlando DUI Lawyers & Criminal Attorneys in Orlando

The United States Supreme Court jurisprudence has evolved over the last fifteen years. On June 26, 2003 in Lawrence v. Texas, the Supreme Court ruled a state cannot ban same-sex sexual activity. On June 26, 2013 in United States v. Windsor, the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law that…

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Florida’s new drone privacy bill affects multiple industries

Florida’s new drone privacy bill affects multiple industries 150 150 Leppard Law - Top Rated Orlando DUI Lawyers & Criminal Attorneys in Orlando

The global market for non-military drones has recently been estimated as a $2.5 billion industry that is continuing to grow. While Fortune 500 companies such as Amazon are investigating potential drone use for their delivery service, less publicized industries are also prepared for drone operation. The benefits of drones to the agriculture, construction, energy and mining…

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New law makes traffic ticket quotas illegal in Florida

New law makes traffic ticket quotas illegal in Florida 150 150 Leppard Law - Top Rated Orlando DUI Lawyers & Criminal Attorneys in Orlando

It is not uncommon to see police officers implementing speed traps in areas where the speed limit drops drastically within short distances. Sometimes, officers feel the need to implement these speed traps in order to meet monthly traffic ticket quotas. Fortunately for motorists, Gov. Rick Scott signed a law this week that forbids local governments…

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