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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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  • Is Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs Illegal?

    Many people associate a DUI charge with alcohol, but don’t realize that illegal and prescription drugs can also impair drivers. Florida law allows a person under the influence of drugs to be charged with a DUI, if they show signs of impairment. These cases can be complex and difficult to prosecute, but they carry the same consequences as an alcohol-related DUI. Prescription drugs can affect your ...
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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