Law Blog

May 8, 2020
FLORIDA CONTRABAND PROCEDURES ACT or How the State can seize your assets in civil forfeiture proceedings.

We have a new procedure in the Second Judicial Circuit! Since my last post, I just want to say how happy I am that in the Second Judicial Circuit we now have an update procedure announced in Administrative Order 2017-11. Unfortunately, my success with petitioning our local circuit may dry up my future business prospects, […]

February 13, 2019
Stop-Work Orders/Penalty Assessment For Companies Not Based In Florida Can Be A Big Surprise

DATE: June 2, 2019 POSTED BY: Kris Dunn Hello friends, this scenario happens quite often in Florida. A good case that I like to relate is the case of U.S. Builders, L.P. v. DFS, DoAH Case#07-4428 (see docket at: http://www.doah.state.fl.us/ALJ/searchDOAH/docket.asp?T=12/11/2012%202:59:36%20PM).  This case actually has FOUR fascinating components; Today, I will talk about the issues involved regarding […]

February 13, 2019
Stop Work Order Case; The Potential Benefits Of Not Producing Records. DFS v. ALL PHASE CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT, LLC

This is a neat case about the benefits of not producing records and going to trial. All Phase Construction and Development, LLC (“All Phase,” hereafter) received a Stop Work Order and a Penalty Assessment totaling $34,141.15. The full docket can be accessed via http://www.doah.state.fl.us/ALJ/searchDOAH/docket.asp?T=11/29/2012%202:43:27%20PM. According to the Recommended Order, the DFS investigator received an anonymous […]

February 11, 2019
Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act, Part 2

Date: October 26, 2017 Posted By: Kris Dunn The Law Office of Kris Dunn PA is very proud to say that we have been the driving force in the Second Judicial Circuit to get a procedure in place to help out victims of criminal asset forfeitures, also known as, as the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act. […]

February 11, 2019
Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act, Part 1

Date: October 26, 2017 Posted By: Kris Dunn If you are a victim of civil asset forfeiture, contact us! What are your rights when the “Law” takes your stuff? Before we go into the question, let’s start off with a little background. Florida and every other state in the nation has a law on the […]

February 11, 2019
Can The Police Stop Me From Filming Them?

Date Posted: August 12, 2017 Posted By: Kris Dunn Q: Can the police stop me from filming them? I saw an article on Facebook that said this is now illegal. A: The recent case of Akins v. Knight has received quite a bit of publicity. In Akins, the plaintiff filed a civil lawsuit against five […]

February 11, 2019
Is My Soon To Be Ex Entitled To Half My Inheritance?

DATE: 02/08/2019 POSTED BY: Kris Dunn In Florida, if a spouse is the sole recipient of an inheritance in the form of money or property, either before or during the marriage, the inherited asset is nonmarital and not subject to the equitable division of property in a divorce. However, there are circumstances that can cause all […]

February 11, 2019
Your Marital Home May Not Be Sacred During Divorce

Date: 02/04/2019 Posted By: Kris Dunn In family law cases, the firm of Dunn & Miller, P.A. recognizes that this is probably one of the most emotional events of one’s life. The possibility that one might have to move from their home is a distinct and intimidating one. The phrase “You can’t buy happiness,” may […]

February 8, 2019
Is My Soon To Be Ex Entitled to Half of My Inheritance?

In Florida, if a spouse is the sole recipient of an inheritance in the form of money or property, either before or during the marriage, the inherited asset is nonmarital and not subject to the equitable division of property in a divorce. However, there are circumstances that can cause all or part of an inheritance […]

February 4, 2019
Your Marital Home May Not Be Sacred During Divorce

In family law cases, the firm of Dunn & Miller, P.A. recognizes that this is probably one of the most emotional events of one’s life. The possibility that one might have to move from their home is a distinct possibility. The phrase “You can’t buy happiness,” may or not be true, but the old adage […]

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