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Can a DUI Be Reduced to a Reckless Driving Charge?
Being charged with a DUI is a serious charge, which can result in many trickle-down implications. Did you know that it can not only damage your personal reputation, but also result in the loss of employment and make it difficult to obtain future employment? Your driving license and other professional licenses, such as a nursing […]
How We Can Help Our Community This National Crime Prevention Month
Did you know that October is National Crime Prevention Month? Since its inception in the 1980s, this month has focused on ways to prevent and reduce incidents of crime across the United States. This year, several broad themes will be the focus of the month, highlighting different types of crime that may fly under the […]
National Substance Abuse Prevention Month
This October we observe National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. Do you have a loved one that struggles with substance abuse? You are not alone. Many Americans have family, friends, and other loved ones who are in the midst of the same struggle. Substance abuse can take many forms, including underage alcohol use, alcohol dependency at […]
Criminal Offenses Against the Person
Did you know that, for the purposes of measuring crime in the United States, criminal activity is generally classified as violent crime or property crime. For example, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, or BCJS, defines “property crime” as burglary, theft, motor vehicle theft, larceny, internet crime, and identity theft. It defines “violent crime” as murder, […]
Tips to Avoid Drinking and Driving
Driving in the United States has its risks. Did you know that, according to the CDC, 10,497 people died in alcohol impaired crashes in 2016 alone? Even if you do not cause a serious or fatal accident, there can be some other consequences of drunk driving that may be rather unpleasant, to say the least. […]
What is Gross Negligence in Florida and Why Does It Matter?
Are you familiar with the concept of gross negligence? A doctor amputates the wrong limb of a patient. A drunk driver speeds through a crowd of pedestrians. A nursing home fails to provide food and water to an elderly resident causing his or her death. These are examples of “gross negligence,” and such cases often […]
Will My Case Still Move Forward If I Have COVID-19?
For the last few weeks, most courthouses in the United States have been completely off limits or access has been restricted. In most parts of the country that is still the case. In others, thoughts are already turning to restoring partial or complete access. For now, however, there is no telling how long COVID-19 will […]
How Will I Know If My Hearing Is Postponed?
As COVID-19 sweeps across the United States, it continues to leave fear, uncertainty and disruption in its wake. Needless to say, U.S. courts have not been immune to these forces. Courthouse closures throughout the country have forced the postponement of countless criminal and civil matters that cannot be handled remotely.  This begs a question. Should […]
Is Obstruction of Justice a Big Deal in Florida?
There are more reports than ever before showing that Florida citizens may be in danger of “obstruction of justice”. Before we can decide whether or not obstruction of justice is a big deal in Florida, we should first understand what exactly it is. An abbreviated version of obstruction of justice from the Florida Statutes include […]