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The Five Best Tips to Represent Yourself in Criminal Court

Why Would You Represent Yourself? You’ve already heard some version of this: A person who acts as their own lawyer, has a fool for a client. Yet day after day, people accused of misdemeanors and felonies will go into court without a lawyer for one or more reasons: They want to avoid legal fees They do not think that the consequences will be that bad The Internet has convinced them they can handle their criminal case They do not believe a lawyer can help them The Public Defender is too overwhelmed with cases to help them They have a job… Read More

How a Police Officer Determines Whether You Are Intoxicated

Being arrested and charged with a DUI is a serious matter, and in Florida, is prosecuted heavily.  And, with a conviction, you not only face potential jail time, but also a permanent criminal record as well as other life altering consequences.  Accordingly, in the State of Florida, it is against the law to drive: Under the influence of alcohol or drugs if either impairs your “normal faculties” or With a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or higher. Most of the time, when an Okaloosa County police officer stops your vehicle, he or she has no idea what you had… Read More

What Happens To Your DUI Case When Your Rights Are Violated In Destin?

You have certain constitutional rights when you are stopped on suspicion of drunk driving or are arrested. I have previously discussed your right against unreasonable searches and seizures covered by the Fourth Amendment, as well as your Miranda rights under the Fifth Amendment. As a refresher, the Fourth Amendment protects you against (1) stops when reasonable, articulable suspicion does not exist, (2) arrests when there is no probable cause, (3) searches of your person prior to an arrest if there is no probable cause that a specific item will be found on you, (4) searches of your home without your… Read More

Personal Injury From Car Accident Involving A Drunk Driver

This article shares some great advice from car accident lawyers at Cantor Crane regarding injuries caused by drunk drivers. DUI laws around the country have made it easier for victims of a drunk driving accidents to seek compensation they deserve. Nonetheless, there are still exceptions to who is responsible for a financial claim in such cases. Some laws hold the person who gave alcohol to an impaired driver liable for any damages that occur. Dram Shop Laws Dram shop laws allow liability in cases where a drunk driver received alcohol from another person. This law is named after “dram shop”… Read More

Brain Injuries Associated With Car Accidents

This article shares some great advice from Phoenix personal injury lawyer, Aaron Crane from Cantor Crane with respect to brain injuries caused by car accidents.  One of the leading causes of brain injuries are car accidents. The violent jerking that occurs upon impact, or blows to the head during the event, can lead to a brain injury. Sadly, many people do not realize at first that they have succumbed to a brain injury and the injury goes untreated. What is even more devastating is that many emergency rooms often overlook the potential for brain injuries when they are examining a… Read More

Why Can’t I See My Own Doctor If I Am Injured On The Job?

If you got injured on the job, you may be entitled to receive workers compensation through the workers compensation program issued by the state. To start the process, simply speak to a workers compensation attorney and learn about your rights and what can be done in your case, as well if you are eligible to file for work comp or not. But, every attorney will tell you that the most important thing you should do after sustaining the injury is visiting the doctor’s office. Pre-Designate A Doctor Getting well should be your number one priority. However, the situation can get… Read More

What Happens When An Okaloosa County Domestic Violence Victim Does Not Appear?

Every day in traffic courtrooms across the country, a significant number of motorists choose to miss work and other obligations to appear in court and contest a traffic citation they received. These motorists are usually not savvy attorneys – in fact, many of them are not even represented by an attorney. Instead, they appear hoping that the officer that wrote them their ticket will not appear and their ticket will be dismissed. Without the crucial evidence of the officer’s testimony available to the prosecutor, he or she is unable to prove the motorist’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt and thus… Read More

How To Be A Safe-Driving Role Model To Your Teen

Teens are reckless drivers and the statistics agree with this. Data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows that the likelihood for teens aged 16 to 19 to be involved in a fatal motor vehicle collision is three times more compared to drivers aged 20 and above. Parents behaving badly One of the main reasons behind the high accident rates amongst teens is their reckless behavior behind the wheel. Teens take risks and many drive aggressively. While many would like to attribute this to teens behaving badly, the Automobile Association of America (AAA) reports that parents play a major… Read More