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Man Faces Charges After Police Taser Sets Him Ablaze

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A Florida man may still face charges after police deployed a taser that resulted in burns to 75% of his body. The Sheriff’s Department announced their intentions to possibly pursue criminal charges against the man. They have also announced criminal charges against the officer who deployed the taser, a single negligence count which is… Read More »

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Understanding The “Free Kill” Bill

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

It’s basically the opposite of what it sounds like and is meant to fix a hole under Florida law that specifically involves medical malpractice lawsuits and wrongful death actions. Under Jeb Bush, a special effort was made to protect doctors and hospitals from “junk” lawsuits and massive jury verdicts. As part of the legislation,… Read More »

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No Charges Filed Against 5-Year-Old Who Attacked Teacher

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

One thing that lawyers understand that the public doesn’t is that occasionally, there are contradictions in the law. These contradictions make it easy for prosecutors to pick and choose which rules to enforce and when. Problematically, Florida charges children as adults more frequently than any other state. This has resulted in broad scale protests… Read More »

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Multiple Floridians Facing Fuel Pump Hacking Charges

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Multiple Floridians throughout the State of Florida are currently facing charges related to fuel pump fraud. The scheme involves the installation of a fuel pump pulsator device that renders efforts to throttle the fuel useless. These individuals can fill their tanks at pennies on the dollar, fill up large containers of fuel, and then… Read More »

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Can I Get A DUI While Riding My Bike?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Every once in a while, a newspaper article pops in the local section about a Floridian who was arrested for DUI while on a bicycle, Segway, or some other device that is not a car or truck. By Florida rules, the definition of a vehicle for the purposes of DUI prosecution includes bicycles and… Read More »

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Understanding Amazon Truck Accident Lawsuits

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Amazon trucks have been involved in a growing number of accidents. However, Amazon doesn’t directly own or control the companies that provide delivery services for them. In some cases, these trucks are rented, have Amazon logos slapped on the side, and the driver works for a secondary company. These companies, known as DSPs, have… Read More »

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Should I Take A Field Sobriety Test In Florida?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

There’s no good reason to take a field sobriety test. None of the tests are valid, they have no scientific merit, and they will only be used against you in criminal proceedings. While implied consent requires you to submit breath or blood for a chemical test, there is no law that requires you to… Read More »

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Could Nursing Home Cases Become Civil Rights Lawsuits?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Right now, a huge battle is brewing in the U.S. courts which could change the way nursing home lawsuits are filed forever. As of right now, the majority of nursing home lawsuits are filed under theories of medical malpractice, premises liability, and negligent security or hiring. However, an Indiana plaintiff has filed a lawsuit… Read More »

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Excluding The Accuracy Of Breathalyzer Tests In Criminal DUI Cases

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

If you ask the companies that produce breathalyzer tests, they are the most accurate form of modern alcohol identification equipment that has ever been invented. And yet, they aren’t much better than a police officer smelling the breath of a supposed inebriated drunk driver. When asked, scientists will say things like: Breathalyzers are fairly… Read More »

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Teen Charged In Accidental Shooting Of Friend

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Police say that one teenager accidentally shot another while in the back seat of a moving vehicle. The teen is not being charged as an adult (at least not yet), so their name has not been released. According to police, the gun went off when it was mishandled by the teen. Police said the… Read More »

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