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Curing Probation Problems in Port St. Lucie

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

In most misdemeanors, and even in many felonies, St. Lucie County judges often sentence defendants to probation, unless the defendant has an extensive criminal record. This arrangement usually works out better for everyone. For the state, probation is much cheaper than incarceration. For the defendant, being on probation is almost always better than being… Read More »


Five Children’s Best Interest Factors in Florida

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

In a general sense, the best interests of the child put the child’s needs ahead of pretty much anything else, including the child’s wants and the needs (or wants) of a parent. Additionally, there is a presumption that children benefit from meaningful and consistent contact with both their parents. However, these principles are rather… Read More »


Head-On Indian River County Wreck Kills One, Injures Two

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A 75-year-old woman is dead after a pickup truck drifted across the center line and slammed into an oncoming vehicle. This wreck occurred near the intersection of 43rd Avenue and 2nd Street. According to police and witnesses, a northbound Dodge Durango briefly crossed over to the southbound side. The Durango smashed into a southbound… Read More »


Two Separate Tire Blowout Wrecks on I-95

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

In April 2019, two separate tire blowout wrecks on two sections of Interstate 95 killed two people and sent five others to local hospitals with serious injuries. One wreck occurred on northbound I-95 near mile marker 104 in Martin County. After the tire tread separated on a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer, the 31-year-old driver lost… Read More »


Seven Constitutional Rights in a Drug Case

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Here in Florida, a trial based on the facts is the bedrock of the criminal justice system. But in most parts of the world, a “trial based on the facts” is almost unheard of. 90 percent of the world’s jury trials occur in the United States. In criminal cases, the prosecutor faces off against… Read More »


Martin County Wreck Kills Bicyclist

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Another person was also seriously injured in the fatal chain-reaction wreck which started after an SUV sideswiped a Subaru Outback. The wreck occurred near the intersection of State Road 60 and 50th Avenue in Vero Beach. According to witnesses and the Florida Highway Patrol, an eastbound SUV collided with another vehicle, causing it to… Read More »


Why You Should Have a Premarital Agreement

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Divorce is a greater possibility today than it ever has been before. 73 percent of Americans believe that divorce is a morally acceptable way to end an unsatisfying marriage. Divorce often causes significant financial and emotional losses. So, just like it’s important to have flood insurance if you live on a flood plain, it’s… Read More »


Speeding Motorist Kills Ft. Pierce Pedestrian

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A 50-year-old man is dead after he tried to walk across a rural road and a vehicle struck him during the attempt. The wreck occurred near the intersection of Interstate 95 and State Road 60. Investigators are unsure why the man was crossing the road at that location. But at any rate, a speeding… Read More »


The Three Types of DUI Prosecutions in St. Lucie County

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

In key categories like the number of repeat DUI offenders, the percentage of high BAC offenders, and the number of alcohol-related crash fatalities per capita, Florida statistics are significantly above the national averages. So, prosecutors in the Sunshine STate are very aggressive when it comes to DUI prosecutions. When these cases go to court,… Read More »


PIP Repeal Dies in Legislature

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Although a measure ending the Personal Insurance Protection requirement appeared to have some support in the State Senate, the PIP repeal law never made it to the governor’s desk. In the spring of 2019, PIP repeal cleared several procedural hurdles in the Senate and appeared close to a floor vote. But then, Senate Banking… Read More »

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