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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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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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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 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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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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Florida Payment Bond Claims For Public Projects: 4 Steps To Getting Paid

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Florida contractors know that there are multiple options for ensuring payment on construction projects, and that a payment bond is the go-to when working with a government agency. The state’s “Little Miller” Act requires the primary contractor to procure a surety bond for any public construction exceeding $100,000. This provision aims to protect government… Read More »

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Ways A Florida Construction Lawyer Helps With Construction Contracts

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

They may not be the highlight of your day working in the Florida construction industry, but you know that contracts are an essential part of doing business. Written agreements are important for outlining the details of the project and describing the rights and responsibilities of each party. In the event of disputes or breach,… Read More »

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Overview On Errors & Omissions By Florida Design Professionals

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Individually, the words themselves carry a negative connotation; taken together in the context of design professionals on Florida construction projects, “errors and omissions” are both frustrating and expensive. Construction industry statistics indicate that up to 70 percent of the total rework costs on projects are linked to the tasks of architects, engineers, and related… Read More »

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Attorney Adam Linkhorst Sworn In As Board Member for The Associated General Contractors (AGC)

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Attorney Adam Linkhorst Sworn In (Again) As Board Member for The Associated General Contractors (AGC) at the annual dinner.  Linkhorst & Hockin was the photo sponsor.

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South Florida Man Charged For Health Care Fraud: 3 Things To Know

By Linkhorst & Hockin, P.A. |

Fraud schemes can take many shapes and forms, and misconduct in the context of health care recently led to federal criminal charges for a South Florida man. The US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida announced the arrest, stating that the defendant had submitted around $38 million in fraudulent claims to Blue… Read More »

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