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June 2017 Archives

How false allegations of domestic violence can ruin your life

If someone said they were being abused by a loved one, would you believe them? If you're like a lot of people, you probably would. That's because it's frowned upon in our culture to think an alleged victim is telling us anything but the truth. It's even harder still in our culture to call an alleged victim a liar.

DUI chemical test results and errors

If a Florida law enforcement officer pulls you to the side of the road and you have been drinking, you may think about refusing to take a breath or chemical test. Florida has an implied consent law, though, so your refusal could lead to a suspended license and a mark against you in court. The good news is that it may be possible to successfully dispute a positive result.

What is the 'Drug Court' in Bradenton?

Florida has a bit of a reputation when it comes to illicit drugs. Possibly due to the stories out of South Florida in the 1980s, along with pop culture references such as those found in TV shows like Miami Vice, many people think of Florida as a place where drug smuggling is pervasive. Another thing to come out of Miami in the 1980s, however, is the idea of 'Drug Court.' Now used throughout the state, including the 12th Judicial Circuit encompassing Bradenton and Sarasota, Drug Court is an alternative to traditional criminal proceedings for certain kinds of offenses.

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