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Monthly Archives: June 2019

What Do the Three Cs of Mediation Mean to You?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

In many St. Lucie County family law matters, both parties agree on broad principles, but they disagree on the specifics. For example, in a divorce case, Mom and Dad usually both think that the parenting time provisions should put the children’s needs first. But they disagree as to those needs. They may also have… Read More »

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Left Turn Crash Seriously Injures Motorcycle Rider in Stuart

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After a woman turning into a drugstore struck an oncoming motorcycle, the rider had to be airlifted to a local hospital. According to police and witnesses, the crash occurred near the intersection of Monterey Road and Ocean Boulevard. A woman attempted a left turn against traffic. But she did not see an oncoming motorcycle,… Read More »

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Curing Probation Problems in Port St. Lucie

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

In most misdemeanors, and even in many felonies, St. Lucie County judges often sentence defendants to probation, unless the defendant has an extensive criminal record. This arrangement usually works out better for everyone. For the state, probation is much cheaper than incarceration. For the defendant, being on probation is almost always better than being… Read More »

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Five Children’s Best Interest Factors in Florida

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In a general sense, the best interests of the child put the child’s needs ahead of pretty much anything else, including the child’s wants and the needs (or wants) of a parent. Additionally, there is a presumption that children benefit from meaningful and consistent contact with both their parents. However, these principles are rather… Read More »

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Head-On Indian River County Wreck Kills One, Injures Two

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A 75-year-old woman is dead after a pickup truck drifted across the center line and slammed into an oncoming vehicle. This wreck occurred near the intersection of 43rd Avenue and 2nd Street. According to police and witnesses, a northbound Dodge Durango briefly crossed over to the southbound side. The Durango smashed into a southbound… Read More »

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Two Separate Tire Blowout Wrecks on I-95

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In April 2019, two separate tire blowout wrecks on two sections of Interstate 95 killed two people and sent five others to local hospitals with serious injuries. One wreck occurred on northbound I-95 near mile marker 104 in Martin County. After the tire tread separated on a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer, the 31-year-old driver lost… Read More »

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Seven Constitutional Rights in a Drug Case

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Here in Florida, a trial based on the facts is the bedrock of the criminal justice system. But in most parts of the world, a “trial based on the facts” is almost unheard of. 90 percent of the world’s jury trials occur in the United States. In criminal cases, the prosecutor faces off against… Read More »

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Martin County Wreck Kills Bicyclist

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Another person was also seriously injured in the fatal chain-reaction wreck which started after an SUV sideswiped a Subaru Outback. The wreck occurred near the intersection of State Road 60 and 50th Avenue in Vero Beach. According to witnesses and the Florida Highway Patrol, an eastbound SUV collided with another vehicle, causing it to… Read More »

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