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The Top 10 Common Crimes Committed in Florida

In 2013, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the top 10 most common crimes committed in Florida are drug abuse violations, theft, assault, driving under the influence (DUI), aggravated assault, liquor law violations, burglary, fraud, robbery, and vandalism. If you have been charged with any of these crimes or another let the experienced criminal defense lawyers of...

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Florida requires car seats through age 5

Instituting new restrictions on the public is usually a bad idea. However, the Florida legislature and Gov. Scott certainly go this right. Until today, Florida only required children through age three to be in car seats. The new law requires kids to be in either a 5-point harness or use a booster seat until their 6th birthday. Prior to...

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Florida Starts Ban on Texting While Driving

The traffic offenses of Texting while driving will now be against the law starting on October 1, 2013. Florida Statutes 316.305 is the law used to regulate and enforce Florida’s Ban on Texting while Driving law. The Statute states: “A person may not operate a motor vehicle while manually typing or entering multiple letters, numbers, symbols, or other characters...

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ACLU Sues Dept. of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles for Suspending Licenses of Defendants Too Poor to Pay Court Costs | ACLU of Florida

The ACLU is filing a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.  The law suit is alleging that the DMV is violating the due process and equal protection rights of individuals by suspending their license without a hearing to show that the person has the ability to pay their outstanding fees.  These outstanding fees can...

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Red Light Camera Traffic Tickets

Effective July 1, 2013, drivers that are issued a red light camera ticket will be permitted to contest the ticket in front of the city that issued the ticket. The hearing will have to take place within 60 days of the ticket being issued. Currently, the driver receiving the ticket only has 30 days to appeal the red-light camera...

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Texting While Driving

Florida has recently become the 41st state to enact a texting while driving ban. Governor Rick Scott recently signed the bill banning texting while driving in the state of Florida. Scott signed the bill on May 28, 2013.The texting while driving bill surprisingly took five years to pass.Texting while driving will be a secondary offense, meaning a police officer...

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Consequences of Toll Violations in Central Florida

The Orlando Orange County Expressway Authority reported netting $251 million last year in toll collections – a $45 million increase from 2009. The toll revenue plays a crucial role, providing the funding necessary to maintain the Florida Turnpike. Unfortunately, some innocent SunPass users are playing the role of victim in this fund-raising endeavor. The SunPass transponder – also referred...

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