With the pandemic reaching and infiltrating our country, now is the time to take stock and not panic. On March 11, 2020, COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Here locally, schools are closed until further notice (at least until April 15 in Lee County), the court system has been brought to an abrupt halt with most judges agreeing to continue all cases until the end of April at the direction of the Florida Supreme court. Bars and night clubs have been ordered to shut down for 30 days, beaches have been closed, libraries and most other city, county, state recreational indoor activities have closed. All soccer and baseball little leagues have followed suit and canceled the season or delayed it until further notice. “Unprecedented” is the word that keeps being used to describe what has occurred in 8 short days. Now is the time to appreciate what you have and who is in your life. Don’t let the continuous bad news influence your thoughts and actions. Think before you act. There has been an increase in domestic violence as well as substance abuse offenses since the coronavirus news hit our airwaves. If you or someone you know needs legal advice or has been arrested do not hesitate to contact our firm. We are open during this difficult time. We offer phone consultations to abide by social distancing measures.