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Month: April 2019

Should I Submit to a Breathalyzer Test in Orlando?

An officer must have probable cause when pulling over under suspicion of DUI. Typically, one may demonstrate erratic or unsafe driving behavior that gives the officer the suspicion that intoxication is a factor. The state requires more than assumptions and must use scientifically-based evidence of your impairment at the time of your stop to find …

Florida Approves Smoking Medical Marijuana

The debate over legalizing marijuana continues to be a polarizing political issues in America today. Despite this polarization, sweeping reforms have been made across the county, particularly as it relates to medical marijuana. States like California and several others have either partially legalized marijuana by allowing its use in a medical context or have fully-legalized …

Child Struck and Killed by Semi While Riding Bicycle in South Orange

On an otherwise quiet day in South Orange County, 10-year-old Kevin Pope was on his bicycle, crossing an intersection that displayed a ‘Walk’ sign. Knowing he had the right-of-way, Pope peddled across, as he probably had done countless times before. That quiet, calm day ended abruptly when a semi-truck entered the intersection at the same time …

Umansky Law Firm Stands Up for Client’s Rights In Recent News 6 Interview

At The Umansky Law Firm, defending the rights of our clients is priority number one. As criminal defense attorneys, it is our duty to stand up for the rights of those who are wronged by the criminal justice system. In a recent sit-down interview with reporter Erik Sandoval from WKMG-TV News 6 Orlando, Umansky Law …

Is Vaping Medical Marijuana Legal in Florida?

The complicated subject of Florida’s medical marijuana laws continues to plague its public. In 2016, voters approved amending the state constitution to allow medical marijuana use. This law outlined specific requirements for individuals seeking low-THC cannabis prescriptions for qualifying conditions. In addition to only being able to receive a medical cannabis card from a doctor …

Interstate 4 Ranked as the Nation’s Most Dangerous

According to a report by GPS tracking company Teletrac Navman, Interstate 4, which runs from Tampa to Orlando, Florida, was named the most dangerous highway in the United States. The company collected data to determine that the highway experiences 1.24 deaths per mile. Many of these tragedies unfortunately occur due to negligent driving. Areas to …

FL House Supports Bill that Would Increase Felony Theft Threshold

**Update** As of July 2019, Florida’s Felony Theft Threshold is $750. Still far lower than in other states! Florida state statutes define the criteria for theft and misdemeanor theft. The threshold for misdemeanor theft is stealing any item with a value of $1 to $750. The threshold for felony theft (otherwise known as grand theft) …

What Type of Doctor Should I See after a Car Accident?

The frightening experience of a car accident may bring pain and unbearable stress. When you are in an accident, it’s vital to see a medical provider as soon as possible. Never underestimate the long term results of a minor impact as they often do cause injuries that do not appear right away. The doctor you …

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