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Multiple Injuries in Pile-Up Crash

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Emergency responders transported three people to local hospitals following a wrong-way crash in West Palm Beach. The wreck occurred on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard near the Australian Avenue intersection. According to investigators, a vehicle jumped the median and careened into oncoming traffic on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard. The chain-reaction wreck involved seven vehicles. One… Read More »

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Pedestrian Accidents: What You Should Know Now

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Statistically, pedestrians represent only a tiny fraction of the people who use the roads on the Treasure Coast. But pedestrians represent a significant number of roadway injuries and fatalities. Generally, Port St. Lucie roads have wide lanes and long green lights. Features like these help move vehicle traffic quickly from one place to the… Read More »

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Deadly Hit and Run in Broward County

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Police are searching for a motorist who failed to stop after fatally striking a pedestrian on the Florida Turnpike. The wreck happened near the Atlantic Boulevard exit. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 62-year-old man tried to cross the southbound lanes on foot. A vehicle hit him as he was crossing. Police do… 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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Officers Don’t Always Need Warrants. Here are the Top Five Search Warrant Exceptions

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In colonial days, British officials often invaded peoples’ homes and searched them at random. So, the Founding Fathers added the Fourth Amendment to the Bill of Rights. This provision requires police officers to obtain specific warrants based on probable cause before they may search dwellings, vehicles, clothing, baggage, or other private property. However, the… Read More »

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Top Ten Parenting Time Factors in Florida

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Child custody is perhaps the most divisive emotional issue in a divorce. Most parents agree on broad principles, like children benefit from meaningful and consistent contact with both parents. But words like “meaningful” and “consistent” are extremely subjective. So, Florida law sets forth a number of parenting time factors. Port St. Lucie divorce attorneys… Read More »

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The Five Types of Driving Impairment

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Driver error causes about 95 percent of the car crashes in Florida. Frequently, this error is a moving violation, like speeding. In fact, excessive speed causes or contributes to about a third of the fatal vehicle collisions in Florida. For the most part, driver impairment is different. These problems always begin before the driver… Read More »

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Getting Through a Grey Divorce

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All divorces have both emotional and financial issues. Over 55 divorces have these issues as well, but they are a bit different, as outlined below. Regardless of the parties’ age, most divorces end the same way. In almost all cases, a Port St. Lucie divorce attorney is able to resolve these matters out of… Read More »

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Special Issues in 18-Wheeler Wrecks

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Fully-loaded large trucks, like the ones which regularly run through the Treasure Coast, weigh about 80,000 pounds. Additionally, regulators routinely allow even larger vehicles, such as double trailers, to prowl area highways and byways. When these massive vehicles cause crashes, victims often sustain catastrophic injuries. Serious burns are a good example. Most trucks carry… Read More »

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Three Quick Defenses in Violent Crime Prosecutions

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Premeditated violent crimes, such as hate crime assaults and arranged murders, usually dominate the headlines. But most assault cases in St. Lucie County are verbal arguments which got out of control. That’s especially true of ordinary assault, which is probably the most commonly-charged violent crime in Florida. Such combustion assault cases are also relatively… Read More »

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