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Tips for Avoiding a Fourth of July DUI

Every year, Floridians look forward to a long summer day filled with American history and celebration of their personal freedom on the Fourth of July. As one of the most recognized party days of the year, cities spare no expense when planning parades, fireworks, and local community events for their residents. This means that many …

Grandma Arrested for Possession of CBD

Disney World is everyone’s idea of a dream vacation. Awesome roller coasters, exciting  attractions, and endless fun—it’s a must-experience trip that you’ll remember for a lifetime … kind of like the way a trip to jail is an experience that stays with you forever. But don’t ask us; ask Hester Burkhalter. What started as a …

Do Whatever You Can to Avoid Driving Drunk this Memorial Day Weekend

If you drive drunk, you will be caught. Driving drunk is extremely dangerous, and if you are caught, your life can change forever. This Memorial Day weekend, you should take every precaution to ensure that you do not drive under the influence of alcohol. Every memorial day the police presence is increased, and this year …

Understanding Compassionate Release

The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has a compassionate release program that allows earlier discharge or reduction of the sentence for some eligible inmates. This program demands compelling or extraordinary circumstances that were unforeseen at the time of the defendant’s initial sentencing. Unfortunately, the BOP rarely recognizes the extraordinary circumstances of its inmates and typically …

What Should I Do If I Am Falsely Accused of a Crime?

On any given day, most citizens in Orlando rarely disobey the law outside of minor traffic violations. The notion that they could face false accusations for a crime like theft or violence seems unimaginable. Unfortunately, this general attitude isn’t accurate, and incidents of wrongful criminal charges happen all the time. What do you do if you’re …

Understanding a Per Se DUI Arrest

Most people are familiar with the term “per se,” which in Latin translates to “by itself.” While it’s often used in casual conversation, when the term is applied to DUI cases by law enforcement, the use of “per se” is anything but casual. If you’re arrested on per se DUI charges, it’s important to know …

5 Reasons to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet in Orlando

Orlando area traffic continues to grow as motorcyclists in the state now make up more than half a million of its registered drivers. The importance of wearing a helmet while operating a bike on Florida roads is critical since the state has the fourth highest mortality rate for riders in the nation. This hasn’t deterred …

Florida Approves Smoking Medical Marijuana

The debate over legalizing marijuana continues to be a polarizing political issues in America today. Despite this polarization, sweeping reforms have been made across the county, particularly as it relates to medical marijuana. States like California and several others have either partially legalized marijuana by allowing its use in a medical context or have fully-legalized …

Child Struck and Killed by Semi While Riding Bicycle in South Orange

On an otherwise quiet day in South Orange County, 10-year-old Kevin Pope was on his bicycle, crossing an intersection that displayed a ‘Walk’ sign. Knowing he had the right-of-way, Pope peddled across, as he probably had done countless times before. That quiet, calm day ended abruptly when a semi-truck entered the intersection at the same time …

Umansky Law Firm Stands Up for Client’s Rights In Recent News 6 Interview

At The Umansky Law Firm, defending the rights of our clients is priority number one. As criminal defense attorneys, it is our duty to stand up for the rights of those who are wronged by the criminal justice system. In a recent sit-down interview with reporter Erik Sandoval from WKMG-TV News 6 Orlando, Umansky Law …
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