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I’ve Been in a Car Accident. What Should I Do?

If you’ve been involved in a car accident involving injuries to you or a passenger there are a few things that you should do to make sure that information and evidence is secured and protected to preserve your claim and maximize your recovery. Contact law enforcement immediately No matter how nice the person is that […]

Actual Possession vs. Constructive Possession of a Controlled Substance

When police find illegal drugs, they will often arrest everyone they find near those drugs. Luckily, the law requires more evidence than just proximity to convict people of drug possession. There are two types of possession under Florida law. The first is actual possession. This is what most people think of when they think of […]

New Florida Car Seat Law Helps Keep Children Safer, for Longer

A new law went into effect on January 1st of 2015, intending to add safeguards for children riding in cars. Florida has raised the minimum age at which a child can ride without a car seat or booster seat from 4 years old to 6 years old. While this law is a major step to […]

What Happens During and After a Florida DUI Arrest?

Florida has harsh laws for people who drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. First offenders can face a range of penalties including fines, probation, community service, the suspension of a driver’s license, and the possibility of jail time. Repeat offenders, like this Florida woman who was arrested three times in one week, face […]

Florida Motorcycle Helmet Laws Exist to Protect You, Not to Restrict Your Rights

The state of Florida has motorcycle helmet laws, but allows most adults to choose for themselves whether to wear a helmet. Under Florida law, riders who are at least 21 years old do not need to wear a helmet as long as they are covered by a medical insurance policy with a minimum of $10,000 […]

Six Most Common Causes of Serious Truck Accidents

Accidents involving large trucks are on the rise, increasing by nearly 20 percent over the past two decades. Because of the size and weight of these trucks, crashes can be particularly devastating to those involved. In 2012, 10,093 people were killed in truck accidents and 25,000 people were injured as a result of crashes with […]

What to Expect from Florida’s Juvenile Justice Process

In Florida, criminal offenders under the age of 18 go through the state’s juvenile justice system, which focuses on attempting to rehabilitate young offenders instead of subjecting them to the adult court system. If your child has been accused of a crime, you need to understand how Florida’s juvenile justice system works. If the juvenile […]

Understanding Personal Injury Lawsuits in Florida

People can suffer injuries in a number of ways, whether it’s from an auto accident, slip and fall, dog bite or various other scenarios. A common mistake many people make is assuming that, if they have suffered any types of injury, they will be able sue the responsible party for damages. Although many types of […]

Expunging a Florida Criminal Record

If you have ever been arrested or convicted of a serious crime, you are probably worried that your criminal record may have devastating consequences on your personal or professional life. Luckily, Florida allows qualifying individuals to have their criminal records expunged or sealed. To qualify to have your criminal record sealed or expunged, your case […]

The Rights and Responsibilities of Pedestrians in Florida

All drivers know the importance of paying attention to other vehicles on the road. However, many are not as good with accounting for people traveling on foot. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4,280 pedestrians died in traffic accidents in the U.S. in 2010, while 70,000 were injured. To help avoid these […]

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