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  • The Warning Signs of Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

    It is estimated that about 1 to 2 million U.S. citizens over the age of 65 are subject to mistreatment, abuse, or exploitation by a caregiver. Given that many of us are unable to care for our elderly loved ones on our own, whether because they suffer from a condition that requires professional care or due to a tight work schedule, it is likely you will have to entrust a nursing care facility to ...
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  • Can a Florida DUI be Pleaded Down to a Wet Reckless?

    If you have been arrested for a DUI in Florida, a conviction can result in serious consequences. You may serve time in jail, your driver’s license may be suspended for an extended period of time, you are subject to costly fines, and your professional and personal reputations may be damaged. However, it may be possible to have your charges reduced to a “wet reckless.” Florida doesn’t prohibit plea ...
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  • Why it is Important to Visit a Doctor After a Car Accident

    If you have been involved in a car accident , one of the most important steps to take is to receive medical treatment. If you suffered a serious injury, you were likely taken to the emergency room via ambulance. But even with minor injuries, you should still see a doctor. In fact, failing to see a physician is a huge mistake people often make after a collision for many reasons. Going home after a ...
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  • What Happens When You Are Arrested in Florida While on Vacation?

    Now that summer has arrived once again, many Americans are embarking on their vacations in order to visit a new town, relax, and have fun. From our beautiful beaches to our famous amusement parks, Orlando remains a go-to vacation spot for people from around the world. However, sometimes individuals can have too much fun. Whether it’s DUI or drug possession , visitors may find themselves in a ...
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  • 4 Signs You’re Suffering from a “Hidden” Car Accident Injury

    Car accidents cause damage – to your vehicle and to your body. If you were involved in a recent collision, don’t ignore that headache or bruise. It may be a sign of a more serious injury. Learn about these, and other, signs of car accident injuries below. Neck Pain The most common after-effect of a car accident is neck pain, which is caused by your head jostling during the collision. Many people ...
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  • Injured on Vacation - What to Do Next

    No one enjoys dealing with the aftermath of an injury, and navigating the claims process in another state can be confusing and unnerving. If you sustain an injury while on vacation, don’t panic. At The Wiseman Law Firm, we have developed a list of steps for you to follow to ensure you gather the right information to use in a personal injury claim. 1.Seek Immediate Medical Attention The last thing ...
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  • What to Do After a Dog Attack

    A large number of dog bites occur each year. What should you do in the event of a dog attack? Keep reading to learn more about the 4 steps you need to take after a dog attack: 1. Obtain Owner and Witness Information The dog’s owner may be liable for the attack, so it is important to obtain their name and contact information, as well as the name, breed, and age of the animal. Taking a picture of ...
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  • Thinking of Representing Yourself? Read This First!

    Being in the mix of the criminal justice system can feel daunting with all of the paperwork, trial dates, and the fear of an upcoming sentencing. Before all that, there’s the task of finding the right criminal defense lawyer. Don’t let the legal system take advantage of you. Our Orlando criminal defense lawyers at The Wiseman Law Firm have the knowledge you need to guide you through your upcoming ...
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  • What You Need to Know About Apologizing After an Accident

    Accidents are chaotic and overwhelming events and we are often swept away by the weight of the moment, which can sometimes lead to mistakes. People often feel obligated to apologize, regardless if they were at fault or simply a victim caught in an unfortunate situation. However, apologizing for an accident is a critical error that must be avoided, or you could jeopardize your chances of obtaining ...
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  • Arrested for a DUI? What You Should Know About Your DMV Hearing

    If you’ve been arrested for a DUI in Florida, you need to act immediately to protect your driver’s license. You have 10 days after your arrest to request a formal review hearing to contest the administrative suspension of your driver’s license. If you do not fight this suspension, you will lose your driver’s license, even if you win your criminal trial. What Happens at a DMV Hearing? A formal ...
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  • What Should I Do If I Was Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault?

    A false accusation of sexual assault can result in not only the loss of your reputation, but also in criminal penalties. That is why it is important to take immediate action after you have been accused of sexual assault to protect your rights and clear your name. How can you do this? If you have been accused of sexual assault, you should: Obtain legal counsel . As soon as possible, you should hire ...
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  • When Is Search & Seizure Illegal?

    The Fourth Amendment protects one’s personal privacy and every citizen’s right to be free from unreasonable intrusion into their homes, businesses, persons, and property, regardless of where the law enforcement officer stops the citizen or attempts to conduct the search. This means that, as a citizen, you have rights that cannot be violated, unless certain limited circumstances apply. How Does the ...
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  • Will I Lose My Commercial Driver’s License If I Get a DUI?

    If you are a truck driver who was arrested in the state of Florida for driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol, you could face the permanent loss of your commercial driver’s license (CDL). The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) is the agency that administers and suspends CDL licenses. Your CDL could be suspended for many reasons, one of which is a DUI ...
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  • Can the Police Search My Cell Phone Without a Warrant?

    Your cell phone contains a considerable amount of private and sensitive data, and access to this data can be a considerable intrusion of privacy. However, some law enforcement offices seek to gain access to your cell phone after your arrest to look for evidence. Florida courts, however, are working to protect your privacy and block police officers from accessing your phone without a warrant. Here ...
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  • What You Should Know About DUIs & Employment Background Checks

    Driving under the influence ( DUI ) of drugs or alcohol can lead to more punishments than you might think. If it’s your first charge, you might get off with no more than a brief license suspension and a fine; however, there are long-lasting consequences even to a single DUI on your criminal record. If you drive for a living and need a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to do your job, you might be ...
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