What Is an ETG Test?

One of the most common tests you can be given by a probation officer and potentially in the future when you are arrested on suspicion of a DUI – driving under the influence – is called an ETG test. This is something you should expect if you are on probation and have a condition to […]

What are the Penalties for Driving a Car Not Registered to You?

Many drivers find out too late that court-ordered penalties may apply when driving a car not registered to them. For instance, if a friend drives another person’s car or truck and then violates the state’s vehicle code, a police officer may stop and cite the driver, even if he or she isn’t the registered owner. […]

Reckless Driving vs. Driving Under the Influence

Driving under the influence, or DUI, and reckless driving are entirely separate criminal charges, although they may occur together. As opposed to a DUI, reckless driving is a second degree misdemeanor with significantly lighter sentencing. Prosecutors are under no legal obligation to reduce a driving under the influence (DUI) charge to reckless driving, but they […]

5 Things to Know About Identity Theft

Identity theft is a crime that continues to rise and there are a number of ways in which a criminal can perpetrate it. Here’s what you need to know: Identity Theft Targets an Individual’s Financial Information Identity theft is a crime that involves someone else unlawfully using physical or web-based means to obtain your personal […]

What Happens if My Child Gets a DUI?

Being a parent means constantly trying to balance what is best for your child and allowing them to make their own decisions. So when your child is arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, it can feel as though you have failed them. While you may feel disappointed in their choices, the important thing […]

Recent Product Recalls You Might Not Know About

Faulty products at home, in the garage, or at the office can lead to serious injuries and unpredictable personal damages. Manufacturers must attempt to recall faulty products as soon as possible to limit owner or consumer damage. Here are some recent product recalls you might not know about: Car Airbags Takata added more makes and […]

Can a Facebook Photo Get Me Arrested?

The increasing popularity of social media has given rise to increased media coverage of arrests based on little more than photographs posted on a profile. Given that social media is nearly unavoidable, it is important to understand the possible legal effects your social media profile can have. How Can Photos Get Me In Trouble? Photographs […]

I Was Arrested. Who Can See My Arrest Record?

Millions of people have been arrested with the charges being dismissed, or they were found not guilty in a trial. What they usually don’t realize is that records of their arrest still remain with local law enforcement, the Florida State Police and the FBI. Anybody can find your arrest record. Criminal record searches are most […]

Can I Get Arrested if My Spouse Is Selling Drugs?

If your spouse or roommate is selling drugs, the question of whether you can be arrested depends on a police officer’s assessment of the facts of the case. Whether you were in actual or constructive possession of those drugs, or otherwise directly or indirectly participated in their distribution, will determine how the case proceeds. What […]

What are the Curfew Laws in Florida?

The City of Tampa and counties surrounding the city have implemented curfews for juveniles in an effort to reduce crime. According to the city code, curfews were enacted to reduce crime that occurs on city streets during late night and early morning hours as well as to limit juveniles engaging in criminal activity. Tampa Enforces […]