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Woman charged with 4th DUI must focus on criminal defense

Many people do not realize how significant an arrest for a DUI may be. They might assume that they'll have to pay more for insurance or receive a temporary suspension on their license, but the penalties can be much greater than that. Further, a person with a DUI conviction on his or her record may suffer long term effects, even after serving jail time or paying a fine. The person could have difficultly obtaining or maintaining employment, not to mention the damage to the person's reputation. One Florida woman may be focused on preparing a criminal defense, as police say she was recently arrested for her fourth DUI.

Authorities claim that the woman hit two parked cars on a recent evening. They say she was driving in a parking garage and struck both the cars and a concrete wall. Officers on the scene stated that she was showing signs of being under the influence of alcohol, such as changes in her mood and difficulty staying awake.

Woman killed in pedestrian accident by hit-and-run driver

Most people who walk in the vicinity of traffic realize that they face potential risks. However, most of them also probably assume that drivers will take extra care when pedestrians are nearby. That is typically true, but unfortunately, accidents involving pedestrians happen all too often. One Florida woman recently lost her life in a pedestrian accident after a driver fled the scene of a prior accident.

Authorities say the incident happened on a recent afternoon when a young man driving his sedan struck a car at an intersection. He allegedly left the scene of that crash and ran a red light before hitting another car. Police say that his car then hit a woman using a crosswalk. She died at the scene of the accident and her identity hasn't been released.

Man dies from injuries days after serious car accident

A car crash is nearly always a stressful event. Even a minor fender bender can significantly impact a person's life, especially when injuries occur. A car accident that results in the loss of someone's life has the potential to upend the world of the victim's family. This is likely what one Florida family is experiencing after a man died several days after being injured in a two-vehicle crash.

Authorities say the crash happened on a recent evening. A woman driving a passenger car made a left turn onto a local street from a state route. Another car was traveling in an oncoming direction. Police claim that the second car failed to stop at a red light, running into the woman's car on the passenger side.

Florida boating accidents fall, still high

Floridians and those visiting the state love to cool down with a day on the water. In fact, with over 950,000 registered vessels, Florida is the boating capital of the U.S.

New data shows that the number of boating accidents in Florida waters fell 18 percent from 2018 to 2017, but they were still the highest in the country. Most boating accidents are preventable, and talking safety precautions could save your life.

Mackenzie Bezos donating billions from her high-asset divorce

Any divorce in Florida can be complicated, but wealthy people have added considerations to make. A person's tax liability often comes into play in a high-asset divorce. Both married and divorced wealthy people often decide to share their fortune with those in need, which can offset their tax burden besides being a good thing to do. Mackenzie Bezos, the ex-wife of Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, recently took a pledge to donate at least half of her fortune from her divorce to charity.

Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos finalized their divorce earlier this year, and she walked away with assets totaling over $35 billion. She is currently one of the wealthiest women in the world. She decided to take The Giving Pledge, which means she promises to donate more than half of her assets over the course of her life, or after her passing.

What to do when you’re in an accident with an uninsured motorist

No one ever expects to be in a car accident. Sometimes bad weather, road construction, erratic driving and other factors lead to an accident. Car insurance provides the necessary protection and financial resources to deal with the aftermath.

But some drivers in Florida and other states choose to break the law and drive without insurance. It’s a terrible gamble that puts other motorists at risk. If you’re involved in a car accident with an uninsured driver, your insurance will provide most of the coverage. However, it may be a complex and difficult process to receive adequate compensation from the other driver.

A few tips for riding your motorcycle in the rain

If you ride in Florida throughout the year, chances are you’ve been caught in a sudden downpour or ten.

It’s a terrible feeling, to look outside of a restaurant and see the rain pouring down, knowing you’re 25 miles from home. But there are a few things bikers can do to prepare for the rain:

Sex crimes: Man accused of distributing child pornography

When someone is accused of a crime relating to sexual assault, it is an extremely serious matter. Those convicted of sex crimes in Florida may face prison time, significant fines and be placed on the sex offender registry, which can inhibit a person's ability to get a job. It is crucial that those facing these kinds of accusations have a thorough defense in court. This can be seen in the case of a former University of Florida student who recently pleaded guilty to distributing a child sex video.

The 22-year-old man is alleged to have sent a video that depicted sexual abuse of a baby to an online group he frequented. Authorities say that the man participated in online chats in a public chat group where he discussed trading child pornography with other users. After the man allegedly sent the video at the center of the case, authorities obtained a warrant to search his home. They claim that the man had almost 3,000 images of child sex abuse on his cellphone.

Fatal Florida motor vehicle accident under investigation

Fatal car crashes often leave behind more questions than answers. The families of the victims may struggle to understand exactly what occurred and whether anything could have prevented the tragedy. They have to rely on the investigative abilities of law enforcement to determine what happened. This may be what one Florida family is enduring after a 29-year-old man lost his life in a motor vehicle accident with his passenger truck and two semitrucks.

Officials say that the accident happened on a recent morning when the 29-year-old man was driving his truck northbound and had to slow down for an unknown reason. His pickup was allegedly struck from behind by a semitruck heading in the same direction. Authorities report that the driver claimed he didn't see the pickup truck.

New law could bring more self-driving cars to Florida roads

If you have a newer car, you might already have experience with driver-assistance technology. Some vehicles on the market right now make it easier to merge and park via cameras. In an emergency your car might even steer away or stop entirely to prevent a crash.

At what point will your car do all the work for you? Some members of the Florida House of Representatives are trying to make that day come soon.

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