Category Archives: News

  1. Changes in Law Concerning Expunction of Criminal History Record

    –Written by Silvia McLain Expunction of a criminal record requires all criminal justice agencies possessing such a record to physically destroy it. Once the record is expunged, a person may lawfully deny or fail to acknowledge an arrest covered by the expunged record, subject to some exceptions. Expunction is prohibited if person was acquitted at…

  2. Hope Scholarship and Reading Account Scholarship

    Written by Daniel Woodruff, University of Florida 2018 House Bill 7055 has created two scholarship opportunities for the upcoming school year: Hope Scholarship Program and Reading Scholarship Accounts. The first scholarship is for public school students (grades K5-12) who experience incidents of bullying, harassment, violence, etc. as described in the Florida Statute 1002.40. The scholarship…

  3. The Florida Do Not Call Act

    –Written By Mira Saad, Stetson University Summer Intern   Florida becomes the first state to expand protection for consumers receiving “telephonic sales calls”. Effective on July 1st, 2018, an amendment of Florida Statute 501.059 “expands the definition of ‘telephonic sales call’ to include voice mail transmissions”. Under the new act, officially known as the Florida…

  4. Seminole County Community Services Department 5th Annual Homeownership Fair

    The Community Services Department is hosting their FREE 5th Annual Homeownership Fair next Saturday, June 9th, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. This event can assist both current homeowners and individuals considering purchasing their first home. The fair will have lenders, housing counseling agencies, realtors, and Seminole County staff present to explain Homeownership options…

  5. Identity Theft Presentation for Seniors

    Unfortunately, Florida still ranks in the top 1 & 2 spots for reported complaints of ID Theft and Fraud in the nation. A presentation on Identity Theft will be made for seniors on May 24, 2018 at 10 am. The location will be at Secret Lake Park community center at 200 N. Lake Triplet Dr.,…