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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 »

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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 »

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Jumpstarting a Successful Criminal Defense with Prompt Jail Release

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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 »

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How Does the State Prove a Drug Possession Case?

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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 »

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Top Ten Constitutional Rights in a Criminal Case

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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 »

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Financial and Emotional Issues in a Grey Divorce

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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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Liability In Port St. Lucie Substance Impairment Crashes

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At the end of 2018, Utah will be the first state to impose a .05 BAC limit on drivers in the state. Other jurisdictions are watching this development very closely, and they may follow suit. Many believe that a lower BAC breath limit may reduce the number of alcohol-related collisions. Right now, alcohol is… Read More »

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Top Insurance Company Defenses In Florida Car Wreck Cases

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Insurance companies have a legal and ethical duty to quickly and favorably resolve most Port St. Lucie car crash claims. But these laws are quite flimsy, and an insurance company’s moral fiber is often even flimsier. So, many of these cases extend for months or even longer. If the insurance company has a valid… Read More »

Some Key Vicarious Liability Theories In Florida

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The Sunshine State has the highest number of uninsured drivers in the country. Over a fourth of Florida’s drivers have no auto insurance at all. Moreover, Florida has one of the lowest auto insurance minimums in the country. So, an unknown number of other drivers are dangerously underinsured. As a result, many tortfeasors (negligent… Read More »

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Guilty Plea In Martin County Heroin Case

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A 60-year-old tire shop owner pleaded no contest to multiple drug charges and is now awaiting sentencing. Prosecutors allege that the man used his East Stuart shop to distribute heroin. To avoid trial, the state’s lawyers agreed to reduce the most serious charge from trafficking in heroin over 28 grams, which carries a mandatory… Read More »

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