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Lawn Mower or ATV DUIs – Are They Possible?

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In rural communities, it’s common to see tractors, four-wheelers, or even dirt bikes driven on the roads. Occasionally, you may even see someone driving a lawnmower a short distance, such as to the gas station. With all of the other modes of transportation in use on the highways, does that mean someone could avoid… Read More

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What is a DUI Investigation?

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Reasons for a Florida DUI Investigation In a typical traffic crash the drivers of each vehicle exchange information, EMS may be called and Law Enforcement arrives to make a report. However, some traffic crashes lead to DUI investigations and arrests. In this situation it is important to be aware of the process that generally… Read More

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Is a DUI a Felony In Florida?

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DUI Felony Charge in Florida Like some other offense Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a crime that can be enhanced. Meaning that certain facts within an individual DUI case may make the charge more severe. For example, a first offense DUI is typically punishable by up to 180 days in the county jail… Read More

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When Should You File Formal Charges?

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We know when a person is arrested, they have a first appearance where a monetary bond typically is set. But what happens if that person can’t post that bond? How long can the State hold a person before they file formal charges? When a State files formal charges they do so with a document… Read More

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What is a Downward Departure?

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When a person is charged with a felony offense in the State of Florida, that offense carries with it a number of points. These points are placed on a scoresheet, which takes into account the current charge or charges, prior history, victim injury points, whether a person was on probation if the defendant was… Read More

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Medical Transportation Liability

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Emergency Transportation Accidents According to reports, about 3.6 million adults miss or delay medical care due to issues with transportation. Not being able to safely get to and from medical appointments is a critical barrier for many elderly and disabled individuals. To combat this, businesses and insurers began to offer non-emergency medical transportation services…. Read More

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How Can I get My Record Sealed?

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When a person is arrested for an offense a record is created, even if that charge is ultimately dropped or dismissed by the prosecutor. Just because the charges are dropped or the person was acquitted at trial does not mean that the case or arrest disappears. However, there is an option that a person… Read More

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What is Battery?

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Battery is simply just the touching or striking of another person against their will. Now there are many different battery offenses based on enhancements for bodily harm, weapons, or prior convictions, however, the basic elements are essentially the same. This article is going to focus on Misdemeanor Battery offense, Battery Prior Offense, and Battery… Read More

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Florida DMV Hearing 101: How to Prepare

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Florida DMV Hearings In Florida, once an individual has been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), he or she faces a long list of potential penalties, including a lengthy driver’s license suspension. However, what is important to remember is that a driver can still fight to have this administrative suspension removed by requesting… Read More

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What State Has The Toughest DUI Laws?

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What You Need to Know and How a Attorney Can Help You Almost every day, about 29 people die in the United States from a motor vehicle crash involving an impaired driver. With these staggering statistics, it is still surprising that across the country, the laws vary significantly when it comes to dealing with… Read More

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