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Alcohol-Fueled Wreck Kills Child

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A 44-year-old man faces DUI manslaughter charges after his stepson died in a single-car accident. According to Port St. Lucie police, the man was northbound on Southeast Southbend Boulevard when he lost control of his SUV and struck a curb. The Mercury Mountaineer rolled over several times, ejecting an 11-year-old boy from the backseat…. Read More »

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Hit-And-Run Suspect In Custody Following Deadly Crash

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A 45-year-old man turned himself into authorities in conjunction with a fatal hit-and-run which involved a motorcycle. The crash occurred on northbound Interstate 95 near Palm City. According to various accounts, the tortfeasor (negligent driver) collided with a motorcycle, killing the 60-year-old rider almost instantly. Authorities initially identified the tortfeasor as a person of… Read More »

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Making And Breaking Premarital Agreements

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There is nothing fun about taking out a life insurance policy, and certainly a life insurance plan does not mean that the signer expects to die early. However, responsible people purchase such policies, to be prepared for the unexpected and help everything go a bit more smoothly in the event of an untimely death…. Read More »

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Rear-End Crash Cripples Firefighter

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A Florida first responder may never walk again following a serious collision in Palm Beach Gardens. The Fort Lauderdale firefighter was on his way home when a vehicle slammed into him from behind, propelling his car into a tree and causing it to crash-land upside down. He was rushed to a local hospital with… Read More »

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High Court Clarifies Property Division In Military Divorce Cases

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A state cannot force an offset if a veteran elects to forgo retirement payments for disability payments even if it affects the property settlement, according to a unanimous decision from the United States Supreme Court. In 1991, an Arizona family court awarded a woman half her husband’s military pension in a divorce settlement. Over… Read More »

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Major Palm Beach County Drug Bust

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Port St. Lucie Police officers seized almost $250,000 in cash, along with several items allegedly used in a drug trafficking operation out of a Southwest Hawthorne Circle home. Acting on information received from the narcotics unit of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, police searched the home and found large quantities of marijuana and… Read More »

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Fatal Crash In Palm City

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A motorist died after a dump truck slammed into his rolled-over vehicle on the Florida Turnpike. The wreck happened near the intersection of the Turnpike and Martin Downs Golf Club Road. For unknown reasons, a southbound car rolled over in traffic. Moments later, a trailing dump truck violently collided with the overturned vehicle, trapping… Read More »

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Understanding Dog Bites In Florida

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Homeowners insurance companies handled 1,325 such cases in 2016, a figure that’s second only to California. The per-claim average — $37,339 — was also one of the highest in the country. Overall, homeowners insurance companies paid over $660 million in dog bite claims during 2016 alone, accounting for far more than a third of… Read More »

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How Does Administrative License Suspension Affect My DUI Case?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

“Should I take a breath test?” That’s probably one of the most common questions that DUI defense lawyers hear, because the ALS process has such a significant bearing on a DUI case. One way to answer this question is an unequivocal “yes.” There’s an old saying that if you fall into a hole, the… Read More »

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Property Division In A Florida Divorce

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The Sunshine State is an equitable distribution jurisdiction, meaning that marital property is divided equitably between the spouses, and “equitably” is not always the same thing as “equally.” Normally, unless the parties had a marital property agreement, property division is a two-step process. Classification The general rule is that any property acquired before the… Read More »

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