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    20 Sep Co-defendant on trial in Daytona rooftop killing

    DAYTONA BEACH — Shawn Rupe’s defense attorney told jurors on Tuesday at his murder trial that only a cigarette butt links him to the scene of the beating death of a man on the roof of the Peabody Auditorium. Shawn Rupe, 25, of Daytona Beach,......

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    20 Jun I think I am going to be arrested in Florida, what should I do?

    Q: I think I am going to be arrested in Florida. What should I do? A: You should consult with an attorney who practices in the area of criminal defense. There are things an attorney can do for you before you get arrested that can......

  • 15 Feb Slapstick Comedy Aside, Slipping and Falling Can Cause Serious Injury

    Every slip and fall accident has a unique set of circumstances which will determine what actions you can take following the incident.  Two primary factors to consider before filing a civil a suit are negligence factors and the actual physical harm you suffered and can......

  • 08 Feb Florida Has Harsh Penalties for Sex Crime Convictions

    Sex crime sentencing laws in Jacksonville, FL are some of the strictest in the country.  The repercussions for sexual battery, or rape, vary depending on the ages of both the perpetrator and the victim.  A capital felony charge may result if the perpetrator is over......

  • 01 Feb What to Consider if you Sustained a Person Injury

    A personal injury accident can result from a dog bite, a boating accident, a slip and fall, a mishandled knife or firearm or an improperly marked open sewer cover, among many others.  In Florida, to win a personal injury claim, you must prove that there......

  • 25 Jan Achieving Permanent Residency in the United States

    There are several types of immigration petitions that may be submitted to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), they include marriage-based/fiancé immigration, employment-based immigration, and family-based immigration, as well as a few others. The USCIS website has a lot of useful information to......

  • 18 Jan What to Consider When Facing a Family Dispute in Florida

    Family law is a broad area of legal practice that includes numerous family relates issues.  Family law in Jacksonville, FL covers divorce, paternity, child custody, modifications, parental responsibility, visitation, alimony, child support and other areas. In cases of child custody, the court will make a......

  • 11 Jan What You Should Know About Estate Planning

    Estate planning is the act of preparing a transfer of a person’s wealth, assets and debts after their death.  Life insurance, pensions, cars, real estate, personal belongings and any obligations that person has at the time of their death are part of their estate.  To......

  • 04 Jan Drugs and the Sunshine State

    Different states define controlled dangerous substances (CDS) differently and penalties for their possession, distribution and manufacture vary as well.  In Florida, not only well-known drugs such as marijuana, heroin, cocaine, LSD, etc., are illegal, but possessing compounds to manufacture them are also against the law.......

  • 28 Dec What You Need to Know When Facing Domestic Battery Charges

    Florida definition of domestic violence is any assault or battery, aggravated assault or aggravated battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, sexual assault, sexual battery, kidnapping, false imprisonment or any other criminal offense that results in physical injury or death, committed by a household or family member against......

  • 21 Dec Filing for Divorce in Florida

    Florida is a no-fault state when it comes to divorce.  Stating that a marriage is “irretrievably broken,” otherwise known as irreconcilable differences, is sufficient grounds for a divorce in Jacksonville, FL.  To meet the residency requirement to file for a dissolution of marriage, at least......

  • 14 Dec Where to Turn if You Are Facing Criminal Charges

    Being charged with a crime can be a frightening and an overwhelming experience. It may feel like it’s you against the world (or least the legal system). Hiring an attorney right away will save you from making mistakes which could be detrimental to your case.......

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That someone is actually the law firm of Finnell, McGuinness, Nezami & Andux, P.A. Experienced, knowledgeable attorneys that live and work in the same community as you. In our 100 combined years of practice, we’ve seen and heard it all, from major federal crimes to minor traffic offenses. We treat each case as if it were our only case.

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