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Leaving the Scene of an Accident in Florida

Leaving the scene of an accident is against the law in Florida. The specific laws and penalties for leaving the scene of an accident depends on whether the driver left the scene of the accident after hitting an unattended vehicle or property or the driver left the scene of the accident after being involved in […]

House Arrest: Florida’s Community Control Program

The Florida Community Control Program places offenders under house arrest or electronic surveillance as an alternative to a traditional incarceration sentence. The program is the largest of its kind in the country, taking in about a thousand new prisoners each month. [i] As described by the Florida Department of Corrections, community control is “a form of […]

Charged with Domestic Violence?

When most people think of domestic violence, they think of some sort of physical confrontation between husband and wife or romantic partners. While this is true, keep in mind that the definition of domestic violence of Florida is very expansive and includes many other types of criminal actions.   According to Florida Statute §741.28(2), “domestic […]

How to Beat a Reckless Driving Ticket in Miami or Fort Lauderdale

What is a reckless driving ticket? Reckless driving is one of the more serious types of traffic charges an individual can face when driving in South Florida. Pursuant to Florida Statute §316.192, reckless driving is a criminal traffic offense, which can carry much steeper penalties than your typical civil traffic infraction. By the letter of […]

Shoplifting Defense – South Florida Theft Lawyer

As discussed in this video, if you’ve been arrested for retail theft, which is commonly referred to as shoplifting, or any kind of theft offense in South Florida, it is imperative that you hire a lawyer. Pursuant to Florida Statute §812.015(1)(d), retail theft means “…the taking possession of or carrying away of merchandise, property, money, […]

Careless Driving vs. Reckless Driving in Florida: What’s the Difference?

While people frequently use the terms “reckless driving” and “careless driving” interchangeably, there is actually a huge difference between these two offenses in Florida. Careless driving is governed by Florida Statute §316.1925 which states that, “Any person operating a vehicle upon the streets or highways within the state shall drive the same in a careful […]

Careless Driving Ticket in Fort Lauderdale or Miami

If you have received a careless driving ticket in Broward or Miami-Dade County, you probably got the ticket due to being involved in an automobile accident where the officer investigating the accident found you to be at fault or the cause of the crash. A careless driving charge in Florida carries a four point penalty against […]

How will points on your license affect insurance?

Q: “Will points on my driver’s license affect my car insurance?” A:  “Yes—so I hope you’ve got a rainy day fund stashed away because your car insurance rates are definitely going to increase.” You see, insurance companies evaluate risk of future loss by looking at people’s driving records. The more tickets, convictions, and points on […]

Suspended Driver’s License in Miami or Ft. Lauderdale: What do you do?

Has your driver’s license been suspended? If so, then you absolutely cannot drive until your driving privilege has been reinstated. While not being able to drive may be a huge inconvenience, trust me when I say that it’s not worth the risk of getting caught. If you’re caught driving with a suspended license in Florida, […]

New Jersey’s Third Medical Marijuana Center Set to Open Soon

Yale Galanter represents the Compassionate Care Center of America Foundation Inc. who recently had their plans for a medical marijuana center in Woodbridge, New Jersey approved. Below is an excerpt from an article and a link to the original source.