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Month: August 2019

What Constitutes an Illegal Search in Florida?

Last summer, a well-publicized drug search happened in South Florida. On a warm summer morning, a man was standing on a street corner as an unmarked police car drove by. The man had a sudden shift in demeanor as he noticed the police car, and the officer reported that the man then dropped a fork …

When Do I Need a Police Report After a Car Accident?

On average, 6 million car accidents occur in the United States each year. Such frequency makes it probable that every driver will be involved in at least one accident in their lifetime. From injuries to property damage, accidents can cause big problems for drivers and insurance companies almost always become involved. Therefore, it’s important for …

What’s the Difference Between Kidnapping and False Imprisonment?

If you’re reading this post, there’s a high chance that you’re human, and as a human being in this country, you have basic human rights. Freedom of movement is a primary human right that, when violated, can result in serious criminal penalties.  False imprisonment and kidnapping are two primary examples of one’s freedom of movement …

The Opioid Crisis Endangers Drivers

The misuse of opioids has gained considerable attention in recent years. We’re in the midst of an opioid epidemic. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, more than 130 people in the U.S. die each day from overdosing on opioids. Opioids are a class of drugs that aid in pain relief. Prescription opioids block …

When Does The Three Strikes Law Apply in Florida?

Inside Florida’s Three Strikes Law Ever heard of the three-strikes law? No, we’re not talking about baseball. We’re referring to how Florida has decided to prosecute repeat offenders. As one of roughly 24 states that have instituted certain measures to help reduce crime, Florida decided to key in on repeat offenders. This statute allows judges …

Armed Orlando Woman Threatens Church Shooting

In recent months, there have been far too many tragic news reports about mass shootings in public places. In June, a church in Orlando, Florida nearly got added to that list when a woman arrived at Sunday service with a gun and two loaded magazines.  Sunday church-goers found Ileana Ivette Munizpou inside her car wearing …

What Factors Determine Fault in a DUI Case?

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is an offense that carries serious consequences. Many times, when an intoxicated driver gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, they do end up getting involved in an accident. DUI accidents can be severe and cause serious injury, even death. Contrary to popular belief, just because …

3 Reasons a Prosecutor Might Drop Domestic Violence Charges

Domestic violence charges are unique in that these crimes take place against members of a household. That can include intimate or formerly intimate partners, spouses or former spouses, people who share a child, children, or even housemates or former housemates. Florida police officers aggressively pursue charges against alleged domestic abusers. Thus, any crimes that fall …

Head Injuries More Prevalent in Motorcycle Crashes

In Florida, many residents depend on alternative transportation to get to and from work, their favorite hotspots, and simple errands. As a result, motorcycle use has boomed in the Sunshine State, but many riders haven’t followed through on keeping themselves properly protected from accident-related injuries.  In 2017, there were more than 5,000 fatalities attributed to …

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