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The Three Periods of Rideshare Use and the Insurance that Covers Them

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People throughout Florida use rideshare apps such as Uber and Lyft every day. These apps have been touted for their many benefits, including offering an affordable mode of transportation and giving people impaired by alcohol or drugs a safer way to get around. Unfortunately, the drivers and vehicles used for these apps are not… Read More »


Intersection Collision Kills 99-Year-Old Man

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A left-turning car struck and killed an elderly man riding an electric scooter at a busy Port St. Lucie intersection. The wreck happened at the intersection of Port St. Lucie Boulevard and Highway One. According to police, the victim was inside the crosswalk moving across Highway One when a Jeep Cherokee, which was attempting… Read More »


Dual Fatal Rollover Wreck on Florida Turnpike

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Two people are dead, and several others were injured, when an SUV rolled over around mile marker 165 on the Florida Turnpike. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a northbound driver lost control of his vehicle and went through a guardrail. The vehicle rolled over and eventually came to rest in a grassy area… Read More »


Top Three Search Warrant Exceptions in Florida

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The search warrant requirement is one of the most basic civil liberties in the United States. The Fourth Amendment requires officers to submit affidavits supported by probable cause before they obtain search warrants. Over the years, the Supreme Court has carved out some exceptions to the warrant requirement. The major exceptions are examined below…. Read More »


Officer-Involved Vehicle Collision in Port St. Lucie

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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 »


Reckless Police Officer Faulted in Fatal Crash

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A motorcycle rider is dead because a Lauderhill police officer slammed on his brakes and swerved across the road, according to a Florida Highway Patrol investigation. But the matter is far from open and shut. Investigators state that the police officer saw a stranded motorist on Interstate 95. The officer, who had been pursuing… Read More »


Jumpstarting a Successful Criminal Defense with Prompt Jail Release

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Of all the individual rights guarantees in the Bill of Rights, the Eighth Amendment’s guarantee of reasonable bail has traditionally been one of the most overlooked ones. However, this mandate has garnered some attention lately. Some states, such as California and New York, have limited or eliminated the cash bail system because, advocates say,… Read More »


How Does the State Prove a Drug Possession Case?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

In most areas, the War on Drugs has moved from the criminal law realm to the health and safety realm. Drug possession is one of the major exceptions. Law enforcement is very aggressive in this area. In 2017, police officers arrested over one million people for drug possession, mostly marijuana possession. These prosecutions have… Read More »


Top Ten Constitutional Rights in a Criminal Case

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Generally, the Constitution outlines the federal government’s powers. The Bill of Rights limits federal power, specifically with regard to police power. Over the years, the Supreme Court has applied most of these limits to state governments as well. Police officers do not always respect individual rights. So, it’s important for people to know what… Read More »


Financial and Emotional Issues in a Grey Divorce

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Overall, the divorce rate has declined significantly since the 1990s. But the grey divorce rate has tripled for people over 55. More people now see divorce as a morally acceptable way to end an unsatisfying marriage. Additionally, most people live much longer and more active lives than they did in the 1980s. So, for… Read More »

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