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Blog Posts in 2018

  • 6 Most Frequently Committed Crimes

    || 13-Jun-2018

    At Albaugh Law Firm, we have taken on all sorts of criminal cases and have helped numerous clients clear their name and restore their reputation. As criminal defense lawyers with more than half a century of collective experience, we understand how tough it can be to prove your innocence under the law. If you are charged with a crime, you should immediately call our attorneys to discuss how to ...
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  • What to Look for in a Bankruptcy Attorney

    || 4-Jun-2018

    If you are struggling to pay off all of your debts, it might be time to really consider filing for bankruptcy. However, filing for bankruptcy can be a complicated and confusing process, which means you will likely need the assistance of a skilled attorney to ensure that your legal rights are protected. But with all the TV and radio advertisements you come across, it can be hard to decide which ...
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  • Teens and other youths can be charged both criminally and civilly for a crime they have been accused of. If a juvenile is charged with a criminal offense, they can face the possibility of jail or prison time, as well as expensive fines. Civil charges also have substantial consequences. If the juvenile is 17 or older, they will be treated as an adult, and the charges against them will remain on ...
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  • Can I Keep My Tax Refund If I file for Bankruptcy?

    || 8-May-2018

    If you are thinking about filing for bankruptcy, you are likely wondering what will happen to your tax refund during your case. In this blog, we explain what you can do to keep your tax refund if you are thinking about declaring bankruptcy. Is My Refund Part of the Bankruptcy Estate? Yes, your refund is considered a part of your bankruptcy estate. Once your bankruptcy is filed, any of the assets ...
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  • How a Drug Dealer Gets Caught By Law Enforcement

    || 17-Apr-2018

    The United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), spends nearly $15 billion a year on investigating drug crimes. State and local police spend about $25 billion investigating similar drug offenses. With an annual total of $40 billion, about $500 is spent per second investigating drug crimes in the U.S. The DEA collaborates with the FBI, CIA and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol to combat both national ...
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  • How Is My Credit Score Determined?

    || 2-Apr-2018

    Your credit score is essentially a reflection of your ability to pay back the money you borrow. The better your score is, the easier it will be to take out a mortgage, car loan, lease, credit card or other forms of credit from lenders like banks and stores. Information about your our credit score is contained in your credit report, which is used by lenders to decide whether your request to borrow ...
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  • What You Need to Know About Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    || 15-Mar-2018

    Chapter 11 bankruptcy is sometimes referred to as a “reorganization bankruptcy.” This type of bankruptcy is available for corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships. Individuals can also file for Chapter 11 if they have too much debt to be eligible for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Before you decide to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, you should consult with a bankruptcy attorney to ...
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  • The Worst Forms of White Collar Crimes, According to the FBI

    || 7-Mar-2018

    The term white collar crime was first coined in 1939, but has since become synonymous with a wide range of deceptive and fraudulent practices committed by business and government professionals. White collar crimes involve deceit, concealment, or violation of trust. These crimes are usually motivated by financial incentives such as gaining more wealth, property, or a personal or business advantage. ...
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  • Rebuilding Your Credit: Credit Cards to Use After Bankruptcy

    || 15-Feb-2018

    Many people become discouraged about their credit score after filing for bankruptcy. Depending on the type you filed, a bankruptcy can be listed on your credit report for up to 10 years. Even after your bankruptcy is discharged, there is a good possibility that your credit score will remain low until you take the necessary steps to begin rebuilding your credit. In this blog, we explain how to ...
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  • A federal judge declared that the process for restoring voting rights to felons in Florida is unconstitutional. In a strongly worded ruling, U.S. District Judge Mark Walker said the disenfranchisement of felons who have served their time is "nonsensical" and violates the First and 14th Amendments of the Constitution. While the majority of U.S states don’t allow people who are ...
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  • 5 Types of Bankruptcy

    || 15-Jan-2018

    If you are considering bankruptcy, you are probably wondering how to get started and what kind of options are available for you. In this blog, we explain 5 different types of bankruptcies to help you determine which option is right for you. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Sometimes called “liquidation,” "straight bankruptcy," or “complete bankruptcy,” Chapter 7 is perhaps ...
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  • What to Do If You Are Charged with a Drug Crime

    || 4-Jan-2018

    Although the Florida Office of Drug Control says that over $300 million has been invested in drug control programs statewide, there were still 1,553 arrests for drug-related offenses in Bay County in 2013. In fact, illegal possession of controlled substances are of special concern to law enforcement. According to The Office of Drug Control, cocaine is the number one drug threat to the state of ...
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