201504.13
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Stay Ahead of Changing Laws in Healthcare Fraud

The nationwide Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program (HCFAC) was established in 1996 by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The program is the result of a joint effort between several major law enforcement bodies–the Health and Human Services (HHS), along with the Department of Justice (DOJ). Together these two agencies jointly…

201311.29
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Beat Your DUI Case! Is Diversion an Option?

Most people who get arrested for DUI or DWI don’t know that they can beat their case by going through a DUI / DWI diversion program.  For example, had the L.A. Lakerkers Lamar Odoms, Brooklyn Nets Jason Kidd and Dallas Mavericks Devin Ebanks been arrested in Miami, Palm Beach or in the Florida Keys they could have…

201311.15
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Traffic Fatalities Up in 2012. Alcohol Not to Blame

After six consecutive years of declining fatalities on our nation’s highways, the National Highway Traffic & Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that motor vehicle crashes and fatalities increased in 2012. The nation lost 33,561 people in crashes on roadways during 2012, compared to 32,479 in 2011.Over the last two years most fatal motor vehicle accidents have…

201309.27
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Changes to Florida Evidence Code Affects Expert Testimony in DUI Cases

As of July 1, 2013, Florida law changed regarding the admissibility of expert testimony.  Prior to the law change, Florida was one of eight states following the old Frye standard.  Frye focused on whether the underlying scientific principles were sufficiently established and whether they had gained general acceptance in the scientific community.Florida’s new law is found in section 90.702 which was amended…