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October 2017 Archives

Public intoxication can mean real criminal charges

Daytona enjoys a rich reputation as a party city that welcomes tourists to come enjoy the diverse nightlife it has to offer. However, some tourists may find themselves on the wrong side of the law if their nightlife (or daytime) activities lead to public intoxication. As a tourist in Daytona, do you really need to worry about public intoxication charges?

Is a DUI checkpoint a violation of my constitutional rights?

Drinking and driving is never a good move, but sometimes people get behind the wheel believing that they are good to drive, only to find themselves caught in a police checkpoint. DUI checkpoints may save many lives, but some legal experts contend that they are not actually legal, constitutionally speaking.

Should I call an attorney to the scene of a large truck accident?

If you experience a car accident involving a large commercial truck, do you know how to respond while you are at the scene where the accident took place? Of course, you should always make it a priority to seek out medical care for any injuries that you or your passengers suffer, and you should certainly remain mindful of the legal impact of anything you say to the other driver, such as something he or she may believe is an admission of guilt or liability. Also, you may want to call an attorney out to the scene of the accident.

Tourists must defend their rights against unlawful search

Florida enjoys a reputation as a party state to much of the rest of the country, and while the reputation is deserved in many respects, it doesn't mean that anything goes in the Sunshine State. Many tourists assume that because of this reputation and the fact that Florida has now legalized medical marijuana use that police simply don't care about a tourist carrying some marijuana on his or her person or in his or her car. Unfortunately, this type of behavior can still lead to charges that may entail very high penalties.

After a car accident with a commercial truck, who should I sue?

After you experience a car accident involving a large commercial truck, it is not always clear whether you should pursue fair compensation for your injuries and losses from the driver of the vehicle, the driver's employer or some other party.

4 tips to stay safe behind the wheel

When you are behind the wheel of a car, safety should always be your number one priority. This does not mean simply staying off your phone while you are driving, it also means staying focused while you have passengers, when your favorite song comes on, or when your dog starts barking in the back seat.

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