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Red Light Cameras Means Big Bucks In Florida. Are Red Light Cameras Unconstitutional?

Red Light Cameras Means Big Bucks In Florida. Are Red Light Cameras Unconstitutional?

South Florida is installing red-light cameras, at traffic lights, faster than you can say: “this is a stick-up.” Authorities claim it makes the streets safer. Drivers caught on camera running red lights are hit with hefty fines and many see it as nothing more than a money making scheme by cities to make up for budget deficits and falling property-tax revenues. These red light camera tickets must be dealt with, since they are traffic offenses. If you choose to ignore the ticket or citation, your Florida driver license could be suspended and your auto insurance rates could increase. ARE RED CAMERA LIGHTS UNCONSTITUTIONAL? Last May, a Pasco County, Florida judge ruled that red light cameras are unconstitutional. Finally, a judge that stands up for the rights of Florida’s citizens. The… […]

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Florida Charges For Leaving The Scene Of An Accident

Florida Charges For Leaving The Scene Of An Accident

JUPITER — A Jupiter Farms woman was being held without bail Thursday after she was accused of punching the 77-year-old driver of a truck into which she allegedly plowed her car. The man said the car’s driver, later identified as Skurnik, got out of her car, walked over to his truck and began to punch him on the left side of his face, according to the arrest report. Skurnik also either bit or scratched his left arm, he said. After the attack, Skurnik drove away. One of two witnesses told police “the blue car accelerated and crashed into the left side of the pickup.” The second witness said she saw the blue car “pull forward in a deliberate attempt to ram the pickup.” A North Palm Beach officer spotted Skurnik… […]

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Hit and Run in Florida

Hit and Run in Florida

Have you ever been in a car accident? If so, then you understand how complicated things can be afterwards. To make matters more complicated, a hit and run is a serious crime in the state of Florida. Generally the extent of the charges depend on the amount of damage inflicted on the victim during the accident. Regardless, if you are caught, you will be charged with anything from a second-degree misdemeanor to a first-degree felony. If you have caused an accident and fled the scene, immediately contact a criminal defense lawyer to discuss what you can do about this situation. Hit and Run Penalties in Florida For a car accident in the state of Florida, you are required by law to stop and exchange your contact information. If someone has… […]

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How Serious is a Hit and Run?

How Serious is a Hit and Run?

Many crimes are reported after irresponsible people get behind the wheel. Driving related accidents involving alcohol, drugs, or simply running from the law have very serious consequences. In this case, a man driving without a license hit an Iraq War veteran and killed him. According to WPTV News, Sergio Herrera Pena pleaded guilty to driving without a license and leaving the scene of a fatal accident. Investigators say he was in the U.S. illegally when he hit, then ran over 28-year-old Iraq War veteran Joseph Williams on his motorcycle on Boynton Beach Road. in February of 2010. Pena’s attorney, Michael Silver explained, “Police drove about a block and he was waiting right there for them. It wasn’t willful leaving the scene of an accident, the issue was that Mr. Herrera… […]

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