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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

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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Special Issues In DUI Holiday Stops

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Over the recently completed Labor Day Weekend, peace officers throughout the Sunshine State stepped up their anti-DUI enforcement, as despite higher gas prices due to Hurricane Harvey, roughly a million residents traveled more than 50 miles from home, and about 90 percent of them drove to and from their destinations. Publishing heiress Patty Hearst,… Read More »


Four Top Car Crash Causes

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In 2015, over 2,900 Floridians died in vehicle collisions, and that figure has increased steadily over the past several years. Human error caused almost all these car wrecks, meaning that the victims may be entitled to substantial compensation. For although we all make mistakes, we must all accept the consequences of our mistakes as… Read More »


Charges Filed In Alcohol-Related Crash

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Almost a year after the fatal crash, authorities formally charged a Port St. Lucie woman with DUI manslaughter. In May 2016, a 29-year-old woman had a BAC over twice the legal limit, as well as traces of marijuana and Diazepam in her system, when she apparently lost control of her car; according to witnesses,… Read More »


Reckless Chase Causes Multiple Injuries

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A Volusia County Sheriff’s deputy was travelling at almost twice the posted speed limit when caused a ping-pong crash that seriously injured four people. Edgewater police are investigating the wreck that happened near the intersection of East Marion Avenue and South Ridgewood Avenue. According to witnesses and authorities, even though the deputy was responding… Read More »

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