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How Men With Criminal Records Have Been Running Palm Beach Summer Camps

How Men With Criminal Records Have Been Running Palm Beach Summer Camps

According to an article in the Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach County unknowingly paid convicted child molesters, thieves, drug dealers, and others with criminal records nearly half a million dollars to run summer camps for homeless and foster children within the past three years. As these people with extensive criminal records began opening camps, no one was required, or even asked, to pass background checks, a Palm Beach Post investigation has found. Palm Beach County Division of Human Services provides about $1.2 million ever summer to subsidize camp tuition for the county’s poorest children. The Palm Beach Post conducted an investigation screening 101 private summer camp companies most recently approved to receive county money. They examined corporate filings, criminal and civil court documents, police reports and jail records. Here are… […]

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How Even a Joke can End Up on Your Criminal Record

How Even a Joke can End Up on Your Criminal Record

According to the Associated Press, a woman in Boulder, Colorado was sentenced to 30 days in jail after being convicted of taping her boyfriend’s dog to a refrigerator. Abby Toll, 21, has been charged with felony animal cruelty. With the help of her criminal defense attorney, Toll was able to avoid a potential imprisonment sentence of 18 months. Police reported that Toll was upset with her boyfriend, Brian Beck, for paying more attention to the dog than her, so she used hair ties and packing tape to bind the snout and legs of the 2-year-old Shiba Inu named Rex, upside-down to the refrigerator. Beck pleaded guilty to misdemeanor attempted animal cruelty and was given a one-year deferred sentence. Another family has adopted the dog. Although Toll may have never meant… […]

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5 Steps to Clear Your Criminal Record

5 Steps to Clear Your Criminal Record

When you apply for a job, a house, a loan, or pretty much anything where a background check is conducted, your criminal record can be your biggest enemy. It can take away so many opportunities away from you and restrict your freedom. The most common way to clear your criminal record is to get it expunged. Contact a criminal defense lawyer for any questions you might have. Expunged? What does it mean to get a criminal record expunged? Expungement is the process where your criminal record is sealed, so it is unavailable by way of public records. However, it is not necessarily excused, your case was simply “set aside and dismissed.” Florida Law Florida Law allows for expungement of a criminal record if it does not include a conviction. It… […]

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