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Fourth of July DUI Checkpoints: What You Need to Know

America’s Independence Day celebrations account for nearly half of all DUI deaths each year. In fact, the Fourth of July sells more beer than any other holiday. To protect drivers, law enforcement agencies throughout Orlando routinely set up DUI checkpoints in the leading up to and including July Fourth. In 2016, dozens of law enforcement …

Orlando Breaks Tourism Record in 2017

If it feels like your city’s population doubled or even tripled overnight, the feeling’s mutual. And, it’s not all in your head. In 2017, Orlando became the country’s tourism capital breaking 72 million tourists. The previous year, about 68 million traveled to all of Florida. In comparison, NYC received 62.8 million visitors last year. With …

Introducing Our Lake Mary Office!

The Umansky Law Firm team is excited to introduce our newest location in Lake Mary, Florida. Our office in Lake Mary is an extension of our central Orlando office and will cater to all your criminal defense needs. If you have been arrested and charged for a criminal offense in Lake Mary, you can trust …

Patterns Emerge in Online Dating Scams

Internet scams are prevalent in all corners of the web. While many online scams seek to steal financial information, scammers have also seeped into the world of online dating. According to The Daily Scam, a website that raises awareness about internet scams and fraud schemes, over 500 men have reported being targets of hoaxes on …

Understanding Self-Defense in Florida

Most people accept the principle that a person should protect himself from harm in life-threatening situations, even if the behavior necessary to combat the imminent threat would usually constitute a crime. When you are accused of a violent crime in Florida, one of the most substantial defenses available to you is self-defense. Florida is one …

Orlando DUI Arrests Spike During Memorial Day

As the weather warms up, families take advantage of long holiday weekends to skip town. Memorial Day weekend is perhaps the most popular holiday of all for weekend getaways. Just last year, AAA estimated about 2 million people from all over the country traveled to Orlando over Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day weekend provides an …

Pros and Cons of Orlando Drug Court Programs

The United States criminal justice system does not always serve justice fairly. Indeed, while many reforms are needed, the courts do recognize that the perpetrators of alcohol and drug crimes often suffer from addiction. To avoid punishing those who need treatment, a defendant for a drug offense in Orlando may be eligible to attend Drug …

Young Men Fall Victim to Plenty of Fish Online Dating Scams

According to The Daily Scam, a website that raises awareness about internet scams and online fraud schemes, over 500 men have been reported being affected by a frightening hoax on Plenty of Fish. Plenty of Fish (POF) is an online dating website that can be accessed via a phone app for adult singles. The scam …

Driver Strikes and Kills Pedestrian in Electric Wheelchair

Before sunrise on a Wednesday morning, an unfortunate traffic incident occurred involving a collision between a woman in a motorized wheelchair and a passenger vehicle. The crash took place at the busy intersection of South Semoran Boulevard and Lake Margaret Drive, in an area where the intersection extends across multiple lanes going opposite ways. According …

Hotels to be Held Accountable for Keeping Quiet about Sex Trafficking

A record-breaking 72 million people traveled to Orlando in 2017. While it’s safe to assume a big chunk of those visitors come for the mouse ears, rampant tourism has a dark side. As a top destination for leisure, Orlando takes third place for the number of calls per capita to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, …

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