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May 2013 Archives

Deadly St. Augustine Boating Accident Highlights Importance of Boating Safety

boating1-300x198.jpgAs the temperatures rise and Florida's waterways become more congested, boating accidents become more frequent. With 2,000 marinas, 1,700 miles of rivers, more than 3 million acres of lakes and 8,000 miles of coastline, Florida is a mecca for boaters. Unfortunately, Florida is also home to the highest number of boating accidents.

St. Augustine DUI Lawyers Discuss Field Sobriety Tests

St.-Augustine-DUI-lawyers-300x199.jpgIf you were recently charged with a DUI, your St. Augustine DUI lawyers can help you determine whether your field sobriety test (FST) was conducted in accordance with modern standards, as well as whether your other constitutional procedure rights were upheld during the arrest and detention process. The results of a field sobriety test are admissible as circumstantial evidence of your intoxication while driving; however, they are not conclusive of your culpability. Therefore, St. Augustine DUI lawyers can advance fact-specific defenses on your behalf if there are certain factors of your case that may have resulted in altered FST results.

Uninsured Motorist Coverage - To Stack or Not to Stack?

auto-insurance-300x200.jpgAnyone who has purchased auto insurance in Florida has been faced with the question, "Why should I carry stacked uninsured motorist (UM) coverage on a single car on my policy?" Even if you have never considered this issue previously, it is an important aspect of your policy which could have a drastic impact in the event of an accident. Even with a single car insured on your policy, there is a coverage difference between the stacked and non-stacked UM forms which can affect whether you or your family members will be able to collect UM at all.

A Criminal Attorney in Palatka Discusses Conditions of Release

Criminal-attorney-in-Palatka-300x200.jpgIf you recently served time and are eligible for probation or parole, your criminal attorney in Palatka can help you clearly understand the conditions of your release. It is not uncommon for those serving parole or probation to return to jail due to a violation of their release terms. To avoid this unfortunate scenario, make sure that you understand each condition fully and, if you have questions, contact your parole or probation officer or your criminal lawyer in Palatka.

Criminal Lawyers in Palatka, Florida Discuss Bail and Bond for Misdemeanors

Criminal-lawyers-in-Palatka-Florida-300x200.jpgUnder Florida law, a misdemeanor is defined as any offense punishable by less than one year in jail. If you recently received a charge of a misdemeanor crime, criminal lawyers in Palatka, Florida can help you determine your options and the likelihood that you will serve time for your crime. If you are unsure whether your crime falls within the category of misdemeanor offenses, some of the most common misdemeanors include simple battery, simple assault, DUI, petit theft, possession of drug paraphernalia or possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis.

Court Defends Right to Lawyer in Florida Car Accident Cases

car-accident-300x225.jpgA person who is injured in a florida car accident not only has the right to an attorney, but also the right to seek legal counsel right away. As the Fourth District Court of Appeals explains in Howard v. Palmber, the timing in which a person obtains a lawyer after a crash cannot by used to try to undermine his claims at trial.

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