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What Does a Withhold of Adjudication or Adjudication Withheld Mean?
POSTED ON February 10, 2022

In a Florida criminal court case, a judge may issue a withhold of adjudication, or sometimes say that adjudication is withheld. But, what do these terms mean? Both terms mean that a judge can still order penalties or probation for a crime, even without formally…

Is It Legal for Debt Collectors to Contact You Through Social Media?
POSTED ON January 20, 2022

Under a rule passed by the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, debt collectors can contact you through social media platforms. But, these communications must follow other debt collection laws, like the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA).…

Reasons You Should File for Bankruptcy Right Away
POSTED ON January 10, 2022

If you have struggled financially in 2021, you might have thought about filing for bankruptcy. But, you should know that there are good reasons to file for bankruptcy now instead of waiting. Here are two reasons you should file for bankruptcy right away: Beat the…

What are the Duties of a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee?
POSTED ON December 20, 2021

A Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee is entrusted with overseeing and administering a Chapter 7 bankruptcy case once a debtor files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The main roles of a bankruptcy trustee include: Examining the Bankruptcy Petition and Supporting Documents The bankruptcy petition and related schedules…

Understanding Your Right to an Attorney
POSTED ON December 10, 2021

If you find yourself in a situation where you feel you need an attorney, the Constitution guarantees you the right to proper counsel. For example, under the 5th Amendment, if you are taken into custody by the police, you can refuse to answer any questions…