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Monthly Archives: June 2020

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Deadly Motorcycle Wreck in Boynton Beach

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Another left-turn motorcycle wreck has claimed the life of another rider. This time, the victim was a Florida teenager. The wreck occurred at the intersection of Northwest 14th and North Seacrest. A 49-year-old man driving a Mercury Grand Marquis turned in front of an oncoming motorcycle. The force of the impact propelled the rider… Read More »

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Dual Fatal Crash in Martin County on Interstate 95

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Two people died and several others were seriously injured when a driver lost control of his pickup truck on a rural stretch of I-95. The two individuals were passengers in a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado. For unknown reasons, the driver “failed to maintain control” of his vehicle, according to the report. The truck tipped over… Read More »

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Top Five Property Division Factors in the Sunshine State

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Like most other jurisdictions, Florida is an equitable division state. Marital property must be divided in such a way that the divorce is not an unfair financial burden on either party. There is a presumption that a 50-50 division satisfies this requirement, but that’s only a presumption. If there is substantial evidence of inequality,… Read More »

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Dump Truck Kills Elderly Pedestrian

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A 74-year-old man who stepped out of a Ford Focus was almost immediately flattened by an oncoming dump truck. Few other details about the wreck were available. According to police, the driver stepped directly into the path of the dump truck, which had been following the car. The wreck occurred on Southwest Becker Road,… Read More »

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Officer-Involved Vehicle Collision in Port St. Lucie

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Two people went to the hospital, including a police officer, after a multi-vehicle crash which caused “extensive damage” to all vehicles involved, according to a news release. The crash occurred at the intersection of Highway 1 and Southeast Lyngate Drive. A woman driving a black SUV smacked into the passenger side of a Port… Read More »

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How Much Does a Port St. Lucie Divorce Cost?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

The average financial cost of a marriage dissolution is around $20,000. However, this figure is highly misleading. There’s a big cost difference between Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ divorce and an abandonment divorce where the couple has no debts or assets. So, in terms of financial cost, the only honest answer a Port St. Lucie… Read More »

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The Why and When of Miranda Rights

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Most people are at least somewhat familiar with the Miranda rights (you have the right to remain silent, you have the right to an attorney, etc.). These rights mostly come from the Fifth and Sixth Amendments in the Constitution’s Bill of Rights. The requirement to read defendants their rights comes from a 1960s Supreme… Read More »

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Five Ways to Overturn a DUI Checkpoint Arrest

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

In 1968, the Supreme Court initially ruled that officers must have reasonable suspicion of criminal activity before they detain motorists. Generally, that reasonable suspicion is a traffic violation, such as speeding or making an illegal turn. Recently, the Supremes have watered down this rule, but it remains on the books. DUI roadblocks are an… Read More »

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