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CrimLaw11

South Florida Criminal Defense Attorney V. Public Defender: Pros And Cons

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Though the COVID pandemic certainly had a considerable impact on crime rates in Florida, statistics reveal that police were still hard at work during 2020. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), almost 507,500 people were arrested for criminal misconduct ranging from minor misdemeanors to serious felonies. If you are facing charges,… Read More »

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ConstructionLaw5

Time Restrictions In Florida Construction Defects Claims

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Time limitations apply to both criminal and civil cases in Florida, including personal injury suits, breach of contract actions, and claims for defects in construction projects. The law imposes deadlines on all types of actions and is commonly referred to as a statute of limitations, though there are other provisions as well. The point… Read More »

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CrimJustice

Officials Investigating Criminal Charges Related To Capsized Vessel In South Florida

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

After a three-day search, the US Coast Guard made the difficult decision to suspend efforts to locate survivors who were onboard a vessel that capsized between South Florida and Bimini. Local 10 News covered the story in a January 27, 2022 article, which mentioned that there were 40 individuals aboard the 25-foot boat and… Read More »

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ConstructionLawContract2

5 Reasons To Pursue A Florida Construction Bid Protest

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

As a Florida construction contractor going through the competitive bidding process, you know the ball is in your court when it comes to identifying and taking action for misconduct. It is rare that the improprieties in soliciting bids or awarding contracts will be open and obvious. Florida’s Little Miller Act provides details on the… Read More »

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ConstructionContract4

Overview Of No Damages For Delay Clauses In Florida

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Parties enter into construction contracts to define the project and protect their interests, but also to allocate risk in the face of unexpected events. In recent years, it has become routine for Florida property owners, contractors, and other parties to include a “no damage for delay” (NDFD) clause to further clarify risk. The terminology… Read More »

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CrimLaw14

How Plea Bargains Work In Florida Criminal Cases

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

If you were arrested for a misdemeanor, minor felony, or other non-violent offense, there is a possibility that you can resolve the charges through plea bargaining. The Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure allow the prosecutor and defense counsel to discuss options, and there are numerous benefits for reaching an agreement. One of the most… Read More »

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ConstructionSafety2

3 Laws Florida Contractors Need To Know About Construction Accidents

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Florida contractors are well-aware of the dangers on the construction site, but a few statistics should put things into perspective in terms of accidents and injuries. According to the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC), there are almost 450 total cases filed in Palm Beach County every year by construction employees. This figure represents… Read More »

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Legal19

Mechanics Liens V. Other Recovery Options Under Florida Construction Laws

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

As a Florida construction contractor, you are well-aware that mechanics liens are among the most effective tools for enforcing payment for services, labor, and materials. Florida’s mechanics lien statute protects the interests of subcontractors and those not in privity with the property owner in the event of nonpayment for construction services. By complying with… Read More »

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Attorney Adam Linkhorst

Attorney Adam Linkhorst Quoted in Palm Beach Post

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

https://www.palmbeachpost.com/story/news/2022/03/31/port-palm-beach-official-accused-bid-rigging-accuser-paid-keep-quiet/9423877002/  A port official accused his boss of bid rigging. The port paid the official to keep quiet. Andrew Marra – Palm Beach Post The Port of Palm Beach paid one of its top executives more than $60,000 to resign last year after he accused the port’s executive director of rigging a contract-bidding process to… Read More »

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CrimLaw10

South Florida Woman Guilty On “Soft” PPP Fraud Charges

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

As officials start digging deeper into the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans distributed to employers across the US, the arrests for fraud are adding up. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a press release on November 29, 2021, relating the details of a recent case against a South Florida woman. By submitting false… Read More »

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