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Fatal Motorcycle/Police Car Collision in Martin County

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A Port St. Lucie rider is dead after his bike collided with a Lauderhill Police Department officer who was investigating a report of two teens in a stolen car. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say the officer and motorcyclist were both northbound on Interstate 95. The 47-year-old rider hit the police car’s rear fender after… Read More »

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Classifying and Dividing Marital Property in a Florida Divorce

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

In almost all cases, marital property division is either the easiest or most complex portion of a marriage dissolution action. Generally, there is no in-between. If the marriage only lasted a few years and the couple had no assets, property division is usually a straightforward matter, simply because there are basically no issues in… Read More »

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The Five Types of Driving Impairment

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Car crashes kill or seriously injure millions of people every year, and only a few of these incidents are “accidents.” Instead, avoidable driver error causes over 90 percent of these wrecks. Substantial compensation may be available in these situations. That’s especially true if the driver error involved one of the five types of driving… Read More »

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Negligent Driver Sends Elderly Man to Local Hospital

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An 82-year-old man is in critical condition after a motorist struck his electric scooter as he tried to cross the street. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say the man was riding a battery-powered scooter across Indian River Drive when a man operating a Buick Park Avenue collided with the left front portion of the scooter…. Read More »

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Georgia Southern QB Exonerated in Drug Possession Case

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Redshirt junior Shai Werts may be in the Eagles backfield this season after all, since the “cocaine” officers claimed he had on his car was bird poop. In July 2019, peace officers pulled Werts over for speeding. As they approached the car, they saw white, powdery residue on the car’s hood. Despite his repeated… Read More »

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Serious Injury Crash Near Sarasota Affects 3-Year-Old Boy

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Charges are possible, and a North Port woman and her 3-year-old child are in a Tampa hospital, following a serious collision. According to Florida Highway Patrol troopers, a driver was eastbound on State Road 70 near L7 Ranch Road when she briefly drifted across the centerline. An oncoming westbound car containing two people hit… Read More »

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The Types of Assault in Florida

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Other than DUI and perhaps marijuana possession, assault is probably the most commonly-charged misdemeanor in St. Lucie County. Many assaults are basically arguments which got slightly out of control. Other assaults are domestic battery cases. In both these situations, officers must determine who was the aggressor and who was the victim. That’s often difficult… Read More »

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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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Winning Money in Alcohol-Related Crashes

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Despite tougher laws and other aspects of the decades-long DUI crackdown, alcohol still accounts for about a third of the fatal car crashes in Florida. Alcohol-related crashes are among the most violent vehicle collisions. These wrecks often cause spine injuries, head injuries, and other catastrophic wounds. Given the serious nature of the damages, and… Read More »

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Five Constitutional Rights in Drug Cases

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

When the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution, they probably did not imagine the massive police powers that the government would later claim. Over the years, courts used obscure passages like the interstate commerce clause to create law enforcement bodies with powers that were unheard of in democratic states. This same Constitution, however, also guarantees… Read More »

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