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Port St. Lucie Crash Kills Pedestrian

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Authorities say a man was running across a congested portion of Gatlin Boulevard when a vehicle fatally struck him. Few details were available, except that the wreck occurred near the intersection of Gatlin and Southwest Ed Grace Street. First responders rushed the victim to a nearby hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery. Police spokesman… Read More »

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Major Verdict in 2018 Wrong-Way Collision

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After several months of litigation, a federal jury ordered the estate of a 98-year-old man to pay $10 million to the families of two teenagers who were killed in a 2018 car crash. In February 2018, a 98-year-old man driving the wrong way on Okeechobee Road near Midway slammed into a car carrying two… Read More »

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Classifying and Dividing Business Property in a Port St. Lucie Divorce

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Very small businesses with fewer than 50 employees account for more than a third of the job growth in the United States. These thriving businesses are also very likely to be caught in divorce proceedings. When that happens, there are emotional and financial issues to untangle. Emotionally, a small business usually represents security. In… Read More »

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Fireball Rear-End Collision Causes Serious Injuries on Florida Turnpike

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A column of smoke rose into the air from the scene of a rear-end collision between a slow-moving SUV and a produce-hauling large truck. According to police and witnesses, a Honda CRV was travelling below the posted speed limit as it towed a trailer. Then, near Mile Marker 187, which is between the Fort… Read More »

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Five Parenting Plan Requirements in St. Lucie County

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

The American family has changed a lot since the 1970s. Today, for the first time in history, most Florida children live in non-traditional households. Typically, these households feature a married mother and father who have been married previously, and they each bring children into the new relationship. These Brady Bunch-type families do not always… Read More »

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Head-On Fireball Crash Kills One

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A woman is dead after her van drifted over the center line and smashed into a tractor-trailer which was travelling in the opposite direction. The wreck occurred on Glades Cutoff Road just west of Interstate 95. According to police, a northbound Ford cargo van edged over the center line and moved directly into the… Read More »

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Enhanced Police Tactics and DUI Stops in Florida

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Typically, when officers pull over motorists, they personally observe criminal activity. This activity could have nothing to do with DUI. The “criminal behavior” could be a non-working tail light or an expired registration sticker. Nonetheless, as far as Florida law is concerned, these reasons are valid. But in many situations, such evidence is either… Read More »

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Obtaining Compensation in Alcohol-Related Crashes

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Ever since the 1990s, law enforcement, judges, and lawmakers have tried to reduce the number of alcohol-related crashes. This crackdown includes things like roadside checkpoints, Ignition Interlock Devices (portable Breathalyzers attached to a vehicle’s ignition), and tough new laws, like the refusal-to-submit law. Yet despite all these efforts, alcohol still causes about a third… Read More »

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Five Search Warrant Exceptions in St. Lucie County Drug Possession Cases

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Drug trafficking operations usually involve extensive investigations and multi-agency cooperations. These efforts usually include formal search and seizure warrants. But drug possession cases are different. Generally, these cases might begin at traffic stops. Officers pull over the driver for something completely unrelated to drug possession, such as speeding. During the course of their investigation,… Read More »

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Vehicle-Motorcycle Crash Kills Two

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A man and a woman are dead after a motorcycle t-boned a Toyota outside the St. Lucie County Lewis Library. According to police and witnesses, a woman was turning left into the library parking lot. As she did so, she crossed directly into the path of an oncoming motorcycle. Both drivers were killed almost… Read More »

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