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Some Effective Defenses to Assault and Other Violent Criminal Charges

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Most criminal cases do not go to trial. In fact, plea bargains resolve over 95 percent of all the criminal cases in the Treasure Coast region. Generally, negotiated settlements involve a lesser charge and/or a reduced sentence. For example, if the evidence is weak, many prosecutors reduce aggravated assault charges to simple assault. The… Read More »

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What You Should Know About Pedestrian Accidents

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Pedestrians account for only a tiny number of the people of Florida roads. But pedestrians are seriously injured or killed at a much higher rate than vehicle occupants. The reasons for this disparity are examined below. In a serious injury case, like a head injury, the medical bills alone often exceed $100,000. Additionally, these… Read More »

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Calculating the Amount and Duration of Spousal Support Payments in Florida

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Many marriages, but certainly not all of them, end in divorce. Many marriage dissolutions, but certainly not all of them, involve spousal support payments. Florida has a rather broad alimony law, but nevertheless, judges only order these payments in limited circumstances. That’s especially true of long-term alimony. Obligors (people who pay support) and obligees… Read More »

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The Five Types of Driving Impairment

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Driver error is responsible for over 90 percent of the vehicle collisions in Florida. Sometimes, this error involves a traffic law violation, such as speeding or running a red light. Other times, vehicle collisions begin before drivers get behind the wheel. Due to the nature of impairment-related wrecks, a Port St. Lucie personal injury… Read More »

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Deadly Motorcycle Wreck in Boynton Beach

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Another left-turn motorcycle wreck has claimed the life of another rider. This time, the victim was a Florida teenager. The wreck occurred at the intersection of Northwest 14th and North Seacrest. A 49-year-old man driving a Mercury Grand Marquis turned in front of an oncoming motorcycle. The force of the impact propelled the rider… Read More »

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Dual Fatal Crash in Martin County on Interstate 95

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Two people died and several others were seriously injured when a driver lost control of his pickup truck on a rural stretch of I-95. The two individuals were passengers in a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado. For unknown reasons, the driver “failed to maintain control” of his vehicle, according to the report. The truck tipped over… Read More »

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Top Five Property Division Factors in the Sunshine State

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Like most other jurisdictions, Florida is an equitable division state. Marital property must be divided in such a way that the divorce is not an unfair financial burden on either party. There is a presumption that a 50-50 division satisfies this requirement, but that’s only a presumption. If there is substantial evidence of inequality,… Read More »

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Dump Truck Kills Elderly Pedestrian

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A 74-year-old man who stepped out of a Ford Focus was almost immediately flattened by an oncoming dump truck. Few other details about the wreck were available. According to police, the driver stepped directly into the path of the dump truck, which had been following the car. The wreck occurred on Southwest Becker Road,… Read More »

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Officer-Involved Vehicle Collision in Port St. Lucie

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Two people went to the hospital, including a police officer, after a multi-vehicle crash which caused “extensive damage” to all vehicles involved, according to a news release. The crash occurred at the intersection of Highway 1 and Southeast Lyngate Drive. A woman driving a black SUV smacked into the passenger side of a Port… Read More »

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How Much Does a Port St. Lucie Divorce Cost?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

The average financial cost of a marriage dissolution is around $20,000. However, this figure is highly misleading. There’s a big cost difference between Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ divorce and an abandonment divorce where the couple has no debts or assets. So, in terms of financial cost, the only honest answer a Port St. Lucie… Read More »

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