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The Five Types of Driving Impairment

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

In the United States, driver error causes about 96 percent of all car wrecks. Most of these incidents are not accidents. People accidentally leave the lights on. They do not accidentally drive while fatigued or under the influence of drugs. Since most impairment-related crashes are not accidents, a Port St. Lucie personal injury attorney… Read More »

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Your Rights, and Police Responsibilities, at a DUI Checkpoint

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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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Car Accident Kills Bicycle Rider

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A fatal crash in Martin County serves as a grim reminder that bicyclists in Florida risk serious injury twelve months a year. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, this wreck occurred near the intersection of Southeast 44th and Cove Road. Both the bicyclist and an Expedition driver were westbound on Cove. The driver, who… Read More »

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Seven Property Division Factors in a Florida Divorce

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Like most other jurisdictions, the Sunshine State has an equitable division law. So, upon divorce, marital property must be divided equitably. That’s not necessarily the same thing as equally. To assist judges in making determinations, and to assist Port St. Lucie divorce attorneys in crafting settlements, Florida law sets forth a number of factors… Read More »

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Deadly Motorcycle Crash in Fort Pierce

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There may seem to be no recourse for a motorcycle rider who crossed the centerline and was not wearing a helmet. But these cases are complex, and this man’s family might still have legal options. This wreck occurred on South Indian Drive near the Florida Avenue intersection. According to police, a southbound motorcyclist crossed… Read More »

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How Much Does a Florida Divorce Cost?

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Divorce is expensive, both in terms of money and time. These two costs are related, and they are also difficult to calculate. Financially, the average divorce costs a staggering $15,000. That’s an average cost. When power couples like Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos split up, they will probably spend a lot more than $15,000. On… Read More »

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Setting the Amount and Duration of Alimony Payments in St. Lucie County

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This time last year, the alimony tax deduction change dominated the headlines in this area. Before January 1, 2019, alimony payments were tax-deductible and alimony receipts were tax-reportable. The Tax Cut and Jobs Act eliminated both the deduction and the reporting requirement. A year later, it seems the change has had little effect on… Read More »

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Ten Children Injured in School Bus Crash

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Few details were available about a wreck which involved a car and a St. Lucie Public School vehicle loaded with kids. The wreck occurred in Fort Pierce, near the intersection of Avenue O and North U.S. 1, shortly before school began for the day. Ambulances arrived at the scene to transport the victims, according… Read More »

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Martin County

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A Stuart man, who was 88 years old, died when a van rear-ended his motorcycle on the Kanner Highway. Investigators state that the motorcycle rider was eastbound on Kanner Highway/State Road 76 when the wreck occurred. First responders rushed the motorcycle rider to a nearby hospital, where he was subsequently declared dead. The victim… Read More »

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Classifying and Dividing Marital Property in St. Lucie County

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Like most other jurisdictions in the country, Florida is an equitable distribution state. Marital assets and debts must be divided equitably, which is not necessarily the same thing as equally. Additionally, before they can be divided, they must be classified. Nonmarital property is not subject to division. Port St. Lucie divorce attorneys must be… Read More »

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