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Month: January 2021

When Are Police Officers Required to Turn on Their Body Cameras?

Cases of police brutality have continued to spike in recent years, and national protests against it have made the news repeatedly. The conversation around police misconduct has prompted many Americans to become more critical of law enforcement and wary of their presence. Since 2014, many states have introduced body cameras into their local police departments …

How to Determine Fault in a Pedestrian Accident

Pedestrian accidents are extremely common in Florida. Over 10 years, there were 5,433 pedestrian deaths, which averaged approximately 2.73 deaths per 100,000 people. Accidents can be severe for pedestrians, potentially resulting in broken bones, a traumatic brain injury, or death. The driver is most frequently liable for the accident, but there are some cases where …

When You Can and Can’t Sue after a Crash in Florida

People rely on vehicles to get to their destinations safely every day. Although you may leave ample space between you and other cars and stay aware of driving hazards, car accidents can happen in the blink of an eye—even to the most cautious of drivers. No matter how the accident occurred, your car is most …

What Are the Consequences of Skipping Jury Duty?

At some point in your life, you’ll be summoned to jury duty by a local, state, or federal court. Taking time out of your day to serve as a juror can be an annoying interruption to your usual activities. However, jurors play a significant role in determining someone’s future and help protect our fundamental rights. …

Do I Need a Criminal Lawyer If Police Contact Me for Questioning?

When speaking with a police officer in the State of Florida, it is important to understand the rights that you have as a citizen. If you are contacted for questioning, it may be anxiety-inducing if you are not sure what steps to take. Police interrogation may seem intimidating, but is it a situation that warrants …

Orlando Police Have Zero Tolerance for DUI during New Year’s Celebrations

Like any other year, celebrations rang in the New Year around the world—despite being in the middle of a pandemic. As a holiday that serves to welcome new beginnings and say good riddance to the past, many people washed down 2020 by imbibing in alcohol. Although this year has been challenging for most, Orlando Police …

Can Sober Drivers Fail Field Sobriety Tests?

There’s nothing more frustrating than being arrested for a crime you didn’t commit—especially when it’s something as serious as a DUI. Unfortunately, innocent people are arrested all the time after failing field sobriety tests. The reality is that these tests are easy to fail, regardless of whether you’re sober or inebriated. Due to the potential …

What to Do When You’re Arrested for the First Time in Florida

An arrest can be terrifying, especially if you don’t know what to expect. You might not realize you’ve done anything illegal, or a bad situation may have gotten out of control. Regardless of the circumstances, you still have rights, and you should remain calm to avoid jeopardizing your case in any future legal action. While …

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