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May 2019 Archives

Driving tips for the Fourth of July

Summertime is on the horizon, which means it is almost time to celebrate Independence Day. While your Fourth of July may be full of barbecues and fireworks, there is a high risk of it involving car accident injuries too. Did you know that the Fourth of July is the deadliest holiday in America?

How can you improve your chances of getting a DUI expunged?

Having a criminal record can jeopardize the future of anyone in Florida. For example, a single DUI conviction that could have been avoided could prevent a young adult from gaining admission to a college or university, obtaining financing or securing employment, among other challenges. Fortunately, in some cases, it is possible to have a DUI expunged.

Florida lawnmower operator accused of drinking and driving

Operating a motorized lawnmower such as a John Deere, Massey Ferguson or a Craftsman can be dangerous, and when such a machine is taken onto a Florida roadway, the operator is subject to all the traffic laws of the state. A recent incident in Polk County led to a lawnmower operator's arrest after he allegedly rear-ended a police vehicle. Law enforcement accused the man of drinking and driving.

How much does a Florida DUI raise your auto insurance rates?

Drunk driving is a serious offense, and if authorities in Florida stop your car and believe that you have been drinking, you can count on them asking you to take a breath test. If that breath test results in a driving under the influence charge, and if that charge ultimately results in a conviction, you can count on it taking a serious and considerable toll on your bank account in the aftermath.

Drug possession: What constitutes a probation violation?

Judges in Florida have a degree of discretion when it comes to sentencing in a criminal court. Sentences can range from prison time, community service, fines and probation. Probation is a period of supervision by a probation officer, ordered by a court for crimes such as drug possession instead of prison time. Violation of probation could have severe consequences.

Nearly 60 people face Florida drug charges, more arrests expected

A six-month investigation on federal, state and local levels into fentanyl and crystal meth trafficking along Florida's east coast culminated in almost 60 arrests. The drug charges include drug trafficking and racketeering. The county sheriff noted that the volume of fentanyl that was seized could kill everybody in the county.

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