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Monthly Archives: June 2022

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The Dangers Of Talking To The Police In A Non-Custodial Situation

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

When it comes to a police investigation, there is really no such thing as a “casual” conversation. If a police officer is talking to you about a possible crime, you should always assume that you are a suspect. Your best bet is to say nothing and, if you are arrested, to contact a lawyer… Read More »

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How Changes In Federal Law Can Mean Lower Prison Terms For “Crack Cocaine” Defendants

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

Before 2010, there was a significant disparity in how different types of cocaine-related drug crimes were sentenced in the federal court system. Basically, a person caught with crack cocaine faced the same sentence as if they possessed 100 times the amount of powder cocaine. This meant, for instance, that a defendant faced a sentence… Read More »

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How Spending During A Divorce Can Affect The “Equitable Distribution” Of Marital Property

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

Florida follows the principle of “equitable distribution” in divorce cases. While this does not necessarily mandate an “equal” distribution of marital property, it does require the court to determine what is “just and equitable under the circumstances.” For example, if one spouse is found to “dissipate” marital assets–i.e., intentionally waste jointly owned property on… Read More »

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Florida Appeals Court Dissolves 22-Year-Old Domestic Violence Injunction

By Faulkner Law Group, PLLC |

Domestic violence allegations are often raised in divorce proceedings. Keep in mind, abuse need not be proven to actually obtain a divorce. Florida allows a court to grant a “no-fault” divorce based upon irreconcilable differences. So it is not necessary to prove either spouse did anything wrong. Still, evidence of domestic violence may affect… Read More »

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