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Do You Have to Answer a Police Officer’s Questions?

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When people are arrested for a criminal offense, or they are even just stopped by police, they sometimes hurt their case before it has even started. In these situations, law enforcement officers ask questions and people think they are required to answer them. They become nervous and so, they provide answers that are later… Read More »

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Common Traffic Violations in Florida

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It is natural to think that a traffic violation is not very serious. After all, speeding typically only comes with a ticket and a fine, and even texting and driving does not have extremely harsh penalties. However, many traffic violations are actually considered crimes in Florida and they come with serious consequences. Too many… Read More »

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Important Terms in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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Accidents happen every day in Florida. Tragically, sometimes these accidents are so serious the accident victim does not survive them. Family members often wonder after these fatal accidents if they can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party. To understand whether you have a valid wrongful death claim after losing a loved… Read More »

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What You Can Expect at a DUI Stop in Port St. Lucie

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Hearing a police car’s siren and seeing the flashing lights in your rearview mirror is always scary. You may not understand why a police officer is pulling you over, but there is always a chance that it is for a suspected DUI. It is important to know this, and to know what steps to… Read More »

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How Does Florida Law Define Consent?

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The issue of consent constantly comes up in the news, and in courtrooms throughout Florida. Consent is a main issue in sexual assault and battery cases and it is important that everyone in the state knows the law. When people do not understand the concept of consent, they may be charged with a crime… Read More »

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Can You Resist Unlawful Arrest?

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Before a police officer can make an arrest, they must either have an arrest warrant or probable cause to believe a person committed a crime, such as when they suspect a driver of a DUI. Unfortunately, the police do not always abide by these rules. Sometimes they make an unlawful arrest and if it… Read More »

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The Holidays See a Spike in Certain Crimes

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Unfortunately, the holidays are not always the happiest time of the year. So, what crimes increase during the holidays? Holiday-Related Crimes According to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), which examined seasonal crimes over a period of 17 years, there are some crimes that become more common during the holidays. These include driving under… Read More »

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What is Criminal Mischief in Florida?

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Most people are familiar with terms such as ‘vandalism’ but many do not understand what ‘criminal mischief’ means. Essentially, criminal mischief is a property crime that involves the destruction of another person’s property. Just as the term vandalism is familiar to many, most people think it is a relatively minor offense. Unfortunately, the law… Read More »

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Protesting vs. Rioting in Florida

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The country is currently in a state of protest, and it has extended to Florida as well. Protestors are flooding the streets fighting against police misconduct, civil injustice, and the results of the Presidential election. The protesting has made international headlines, as has the rioting that sometimes erupts. Footage on the news is sometimes… Read More »

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What Happens if I Miss a Criminal Court Date?

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Court dates are set for a reason and if you miss one for a minor offense, such as a traffic infraction, you likely will not face any consequences. However, if you miss a criminal court date, the matter becomes much more serious. Judges, as well as all other officers of the court, expect you… Read More »

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