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Blog Posts in 2013

  • Enforcement Type: Primary and Secondary Offenses Explained

    When pulled over by a law enforcement officer, it is important to know your rights. In order to know your rights, you should understand the differences between a primary and a secondary offense. A primary offense is an act that allows a police officer to pull a vehicle over and give the driver a ticket. In the state of Florida, these violations are outlined in Chapters 316 , 320 , and 322 of the ...
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  • Tips to Safeguard Against Theft If on Holiday in Orlando

    Under the new proposed law, texting and driving shall be considered illegal and will be classified as a "secondary offense." This means that law enforcement officers cannot use texting while driving as a basis to stop a driver behind the wheel. However, in the event that a driver is pulled over for a “primary offense,” such as speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol, or violating right of ...
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  • How to Fight a Theft Charge at a Theme Park

    Florida’s tourism industry is one of the largest in the world. Orlando attractions include Seaworld , Universal Studios and Disney World which attract millions of visitors each year from across the globe. Unfortunately, these sites offer plenty of opportunities for theft. For people facing theft charges at a theme park, they should know what defenses are available to help fight them. Theme parks ...
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  • 8 Things to Know if You are Stopped at a Florida DUI Checkpoint

    Police are not permitted to randomly stop and detain anyone on a street or who may be in a motor vehicle. Before doing so, the law enforcement officer must have a valid reason for the brief detention of anyone’s liberty. DUI checkpoints, however, are an exception to some degree. These are roadblocks set up by police as a method of detecting intoxicated drivers. Even these intrusions on a person’s ...
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  • 6 Things to Know Before Leaving the Scene of an Accident

    If you have been in accident involving property damage or personal injury, you are legally required to give certain required information. This includes your driver’s license number , home address , auto insurance company and policy number , and registration information . If you are for any reason considering leaving the scene of an accident, there are a number of things about Florida law of which ...
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  • Is it Illegal to Drive in Florida without Shoes?

    Florida is home to sunshine, beaches, humidity, and a casual lifestyle. But for motorists who may be used to wearing sandals or open-toed shoes when walking around town, can they exercise the same freedom when driving a motor vehicle? The simple answer is “Yes.” In fact, only a handful of states place some restriction on driving without shoes. This is welcome news to tourists or residents who may ...
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  • Can a Side-Swipe Car Accident Result in Neck or Back Surgery?

    A side-swipe accident can result in serious injuries, including significant neck and back injuries and surgery in some cases. A side-swipe accident occurs when two vehicles, side-by-side, collide. This generally occurs when a vehicle is changing lanes or where an inattentive motorist drifts into your lane. Vehicles that are struck can be forced off the road, into traffic barriers or into other ...
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