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How One Veteran Ended Up In Prison After His Child Died

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One veteran who was stationed in Florida faced charges over the death of his son which occurred in Alabama. His wife was responsible for the death. The child died of neglect. She was later charged with the death, but it turned out that she had a baseball-sized tumor on her brain. Instead of dropping… Read More »

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Man Faces Charges After Police Taser Sets Him Ablaze

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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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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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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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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

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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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Common Defenses To Theft In Port St. Lucie

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Theft is a very common criminal offense in Port St. Lucie but for those facing charges such as robbery or shoplifting, it is a very scary experience. Like in all other states, Florida law defines theft as taking or gaining control over someone’s property without their permission. Individuals convicted of any theft crime in… Read More »

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Your Rights, and Police Responsibilities, at a DUI Checkpoint

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

For many years, police officers always needed reasonable suspicion to detain motorists on suspicion of DUI. Reasonable suspicion is basically an evidence-based hunch of criminal activity. In most DUI stops, the defendant committed a traffic violation, like running a stop sign, which drew the officer’s attention. In the 1990s, the Supreme Court legalized intoxication… Read More »

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(Sometimes) Getting Out of Jail Free

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It’s very difficult to mount an effective defense if the defendant remains in jail. Many people accept unfavorable plea bargains just to end things quickly. On a closely related note, since prosecutors know there is little or no risk of a trial, they often do not offer favorable plea bargain agreements. So, the Eighth… Read More »

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Five Search Warrant Exceptions in Florida Drug Crimes

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Privacy rights are deeply embedded in the Constitution. For example, the Fourth Amendment prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. Before they can enter private property, such as a dwelling or vehicle, officers must generally have search warrants based on probable cause. Over the years, the Supreme Court has carved out some search warrant exceptions in… Read More »

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