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Blog Posts in 2016

  • 18-Nov-2016

    Can a Drunk Passenger Be Charged with DUI?

    As the name implies, driving under the influence (DUI) is a crime that only a driver can commit. Drunk passengers cannot face legal repercussions for taking a safe ride home with a sober driver, no matter how intoxicated they may be. Right? While ...
  • 7-Nov-2016

    Potential Defenses to Cocaine Possession in Florida

    If you have been arrested and charged with possession of cocaine in Florida, you face a number of severe penalties, especially if this isn’t your first criminal offense. A conviction could result in up to five years in prison, up to $5,000 in ...
  • 4-Nov-2016

    Know Your Rights at a Florida DUI Checkpoint

    Aren’t Sobriety Checkpoints Unconstitutional? You are protected against unreasonable searches and seizures by the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. This means that a police officer must have probable cause to initiate a traffic stop; ...
  • 14-Oct-2016

    What is Considered Domestic Violence in Florida?

    Florida law defines domestic violence as any violent action committed against a member of the same household. If you have been accused of domestic violence, you should take this charge very seriously. It is urgent that you consult with an experienced ...
  • 19-Sep-2016

    Five Mistakes to Avoid After a Florida DUI Arrest

    A DUI arrest can be a frightening experience, especially if you have never been accused of a crime before. But don’t panic! Remember that just because you have been accused of a crime does not make you guilty, and you are entitled to defend ...
  • 6-Sep-2016

    What Happens If I Fail to Register as a Sex Offender?

    Under the Florida Sexual Predators Act, individuals who have been convicted of sex crimes are obligated to register as sex offenders in their home state and any other state they move to in the future. Examples of crimes that require sex offender ...
  • 2-Sep-2016

    Overview of Florida's Marijuana Possession Laws

    Examining the Definition of “Possession” Under Florida Law In Florida, possession of a controlled substance is a serious offense – which includes marijuana. According to Florida Statute Section 893.13(6)(b) , you could be charged ...
  • 22-Aug-2016

    How Alcohol Affects Your Ability to Drive

    The dangers of drunk driving are revealed by the media every day, showing us the tragic accidents and astounding fatality statistics caused by intoxicated drivers. Everyone is fully aware that driving under the influence of alcohol is reckless and ...
  • 26-May-2016

    Were you Charged with an LSD Crime in Florida?

    According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, at least six percent of Americans have tried LSD, with 1.6 percent of those people having taken the drug within the past year. Manufactured from a substance called ergot, which is found ...
  • 11-May-2016

    Types of DUI Plea Bargain Options in Florida

    In many cases, law enforcement officers become overzealous in their pursuance to keep the roads safe from drunk drivers. As a result, many innocent people are arrested for driving under the influence. Of course, some people choose to get behind the ...
  • 9-May-2016

    Study Identifies Who is Most Likely to Drink & Drive

    A study conducted by Florida’s College of Medicine sought to identify risk factors that could lead adolescents to drive after drinking. According to the study, not all socioeconomic groups are equally likely to drink and drive – in fact, ...
  • 18-Apr-2016

    Connect With Parks & Braxton, PA Online

    Connect With Parks & Braxton, PA Online If you’re facing a serious legal accusation in Fort Lauderdale, Parks & Braxton, PA can help. With nearly 40 years’ legal experience defending the rights of the accused, Parks & Braxton, ...

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