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Monthly Archives: February 2019

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Challenging The Circumstantial Evidence In A St. Lucie County DUI

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

If a DUI defendant provides a breath or blood chemical sample, the conviction rate is around 90 percent in many jurisdictions. Although it is not impossible to challenge the evidence in a chemical test case, it is very difficult to do so. But if the defendant refuses to provide a chemical sample, the conviction… Read More »

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What To Expect In A St. Lucie County Criminal Case

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Agreed plea bargains resolve over 90 percent of the criminal cases in Florida. That proportion has increased considerably since the 1980s. Most cases end the same way, and most criminal cases also follow the same basic procedure. Many cases, such as DUI matters, involve other proceedings as well. For example, most DUIs also involve… Read More »

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St. Lucie County Semi-Truck Crash Kills Senior Citizen

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A 76-year-old man is dead after a jackknifed double semi-truck apparently forced his 2004 Hyundai Tiburon off the highway. The wreck occurred on the Florida Turnpike south of Okeechobee Road. For unknown reasons, a double semi-truck jackknifed and wound up on the shoulder. That incident caused the 76-year-old man to lose control of his… Read More »

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2018 Road Rage Victim Back In Hospital

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A 3-year-old girl who was shot in the head during an October 2018 hit-and-run road rage incident is back in the hospital, according to her family. Doctors say that an exit wound in 3-year-old Preslie Jenkins’ body developed an infection. The toddler was in a truck along with her 7-year-old brother and their mother’s… Read More »

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Five Property Division Factors In A Florida Divorce

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

The Sunshine State is an equitable division jurisdiction. Upon marriage dissolution, marital property must be divided in an equitable manner. In this context, “equitable” is usually, although not always, synonymous with “equal.” Overall, the divorce must not be an unfair financial burden on either party. This goal is a little broad and subjective. So,… Read More »

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PSLPD Cracks Down on Crosstown Speeders

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

The Port St. Lucie Police Department has issued over 2,700 tickets on the Crosstown Parkway since 2015, and speed is still a deadly problem on this stretch of roadway. Officials say they will add two more officers to the Crosstown Parkway beat this year, bringing staffing to its pre-Great Recession level. “It’s a never-ending… Read More »

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Will Florida’s Marijuana Laws Change in 2019?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Some believe that the broad support for medical marijuana would create momentum for legalization in the Sunshine State. But that trajectory is in doubt. Incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis says he supports legislation which would end a ban on smoking medical marijuana. Many see this law as the next step towards full legalization. But the… Read More »

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Ft. Pierce Man Sentenced In Fatal DUI Crash

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A 25-year-old man will spend the next eleven-plus years in prison, and the following eight and a half years on supervised release, after he pleaded guilty to causing an August car wreck. In the August 2018 truck crash, the defendant’s vehicle crossed the center line and hit another vehicle head-on. The collision killed the… Read More »

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