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Rick Scott Signs Bills Increasing Penalties Against Violent Sex Offenders

On April 1, 2014, Rick Scott signed a group of bills into law that are meant to reduce the chance of violent sexual predators from being released from custody.  The new laws are in response to a number of disturbing stories recently, including the murder of a Jacksonville girl and a study showing that hundreds […]

Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins, April 25, 2014

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Is Harsher Punishment the Answer? Florida Legislators Think Yes

Is Harsher Punishment the Answer? Florida Legislators Think Yes Statistically, the United States is the most jailed country in the world, with evidence supporting the fact that one out of a hundred United States residents will spend time in prison. The homicide rate in America still ranks in the top ten highest in the world, […]

Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins, March 4, 2014

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The Jimmy Ryce Act and Other Sexual Predator Laws Undergo Changes in Florida

2014 promises to be a big year for Florida legislators with a slew of new laws and amendment revisions already making the rounds. The theme is centered on tougher laws and penalties for convicted offenders. Changes include the new Justifiable Use of Force revision as well as a proposal for tougher penalties for DUI and […]

Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins, March 3, 2014

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