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Month: March 2012

Police Use Florida DUI Charges To Cover Their Own Tracks

DUI charges do not always equal a drunk driving conviction and just because the police say you did something illegal, does not mean they are right. One Florida woman found out first-hand just how important an experienced Florida criminal defense attorney can be when she was charged with drunk driving and resisting arrest. She had hit a curb, ended …

Car Crash This Morning on West Colonial Involves 11 Injured

There was a terrible car crash on West Colonial Drive this morning, involving five vehicles. The accident took place at around 8:45 am near the intersection of West Colonial Drive and Paul Street. One of the five vehicles was a church van, carrying disabled passengers. The van ended up on its side, and the passengers were …

Bobby Brown Arrested for DUI

The famous singer and ex-husband of the late Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown was arrested during the early afternoon hours on Monday. The 43 year old Brown was suspected of driving under the influence of a controlled substance after being pulled over in Reseda for talking on a mobile phone while driving. After being pulled over …

“Stand Your Ground” Law Often Stands Up in Court

In 2005, Florida enacted the “Stand Your Ground Law” which gives the right of its citizens to protect themselves should they feel threatened by another person. The law specifically states that, under certain circumstances, individuals need not retreat and can use whatever force necessary, including deadly force, to protect them or their property from harm. …

What a Juvenile Needs to do to Receive Life in Jail

Approximately 2,300 people are locked up for life for crimes they committed before their 18th birthday. This is a heated issue whereby lawyers, states and judges cannot seem to agree. The US Supreme Court is now confronting this highly charged and delicate criminal law topic: Should people convicted of killings as teens be locked up …

What Defense Is There for DUI-Manslaughter?

The case of allegedly drunk driver John Goodman in Wellington, Florida provides an example of how attorneys can approach DUI-manslaughter. Typically, there aren’t many affirmative defenses to this type of crime; if the defendant failed a sobriety test, then he is presumed to have been drunk. However, in Goodman’s case, he was not given a …

Dwight Howard Stays in Orlando!

Yesterday, Dwight Howard ended months of speculation by announcing that he would not become a free agent, opting instead to remain with the Orlando Magic for at least another year. The move may have disappointed fans in Dallas, Brooklyn, and Los Angeles who were hoping to see Howard on their team, but it was a …

Why You Don’t Want to be Drunk Driving in Orlando During St. Patrick’s Day

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, people may be preparing for a fun night in Orlando, full of drinking and socializing. However, Orlando drivers who plan to drink on St. Patrick’s Day may find themselves spending the night in jail if they try to drive home afterwards. Florida police intend to enforce DUI laws more seriously …

Former Congressman in Accident on Way to Fundraiser

ORLANDO – Congressional candidate Alan Grayson was allegedly at fault in a car accident last Saturday afternoon when he police report he ran a red light and struck a public bus. The former member of the House of Representatives was on his way to a fundraising event for his election campaign when he reportedly drove …

Are Red Light Cameras in Orlando Here to Stay?

Do you know where red light cameras are located in Orlando? Red light cameras have been placed in nearly every major intersection in Orlando. These devices are set to snap a photograph of any car the camera deems has violated a red light law. Once the photo is taken, a ticket is issued to the …

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