Florida’s Stand Your Ground Laws

It’s natural to defend yourself when you are in danger. But how you defend yourself can have legal consequences. Understanding when the law permits you to use force, and what kind of force it permits you to use, can prove critically important in making the right decision under stressful conditions. Here is an overview of […]

Your Guide to the Florida Appeals Process

If you have received a verdict by a Florida court of law, and you believe an error was made in presenting your case, you have a right to appeal the decision to a higher court. A panel of judges from a higher court will consider the appeal and decide if a new hearing should be […]

What You Need to Know About Florida Antitrust Laws

Consumers typically want the lowest possible price for services or goods. Simultaneously, businesses seek to charge as much as possible to boost profit margins. However, the law of supply and demand forces businesses to have a competitive pricing strategy, unless there is no other competition or if multiple businesses agree to artificially set their supply […]

Stolen Phone? Why GPS Tracking Can Lead to Bigger Problems

Nearly all modern mobile devices now come equipped with a Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) chip. This location-tracking feature has many advantages, including locating a stolen device. This feature has created a new trend of vigilante, do-it-yourself style justice in which victims of phone theft are tracking down their stolen phones. However, it is important to […]

Probation Violations You Might Not Know

Those placed on probation might not fully comprehend the requirements they must fulfill during this period. The court takes probation seriously, and a probation officer will likely require offenders to adhere to a strict set of terms. If you are placed on probation, failure to comply means that you run the risk of violating your […]

Penalties for Riding a Bicycle While Intoxicated

In Florida, a bicycle is considered a vehicle and must follow the same traffic rules as any other vehicle on the road. The law that describes a motor vehicle in Florida reads “every device in, upon or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices […]

Five Facts About Florida’s Stand Your Ground Statute

Although the acquittal of George Zimmerman might have happened several years ago, it spurred a renewed public interest into Florida’s “stand your ground” statute. Despite the fact that  Zimmerman’s attorneys did not use a “stand your ground” defense, the case opened the door for an intense debate regarding these laws, especially in Florida. Here are […]

Five Facts About Domestic Disputes

Domestic disputes in Florida may be called by other names such as domestic violence, intimate partner violence or spousal abuse. No matter the terminology, these activities can result in serious consequences. Here are some important facts about domestic disputes in Florida. #1 Domestic Violence Can Include More Than Physical Abuse Domestic violence is the use […]

What Is Obstruction of Justice?

In the state of Florida, there are several actions that can constitute obstruction of justice. Overall, someone who is guilty of obstruction of justice has interfered with the due process of the law in some way. They may have lied to investigators, interfered with a police officer who was arresting someone or destroyed evidence that […]

What Happens If I Get a Ticket in a School Zone?

If you are pulled over for speeding and the officer gives you a ticket, you are being fined for violating traffic laws. The amount of the fine is directly related to how much over the speed limit that the officer reports you were traveling. However, the fine is doubled if an officer issues the ticket […]