Although Florida officials may take a tough stance on crime, those facing legal action are entitled to proper interpretation of the laws used to make decisions about their cases. Vague language can create confusion as officials in different jurisdictions make...
Month: June 2015
Title VI Chapter 61.08 in the Florida Statues details alimony awarded in a divorce, including the types of alimony and the factors the court takes into consideration when awarding alimony. An online copy of this statue can be found here. In Florida there are four...
Using the insanity defense in Florida
Florida residents may remember the event that occurred in July 2012 when a man opened fire in a Colorado movie theater and killed 12 people. His defense team is attempting to use the insanity defense at his trial. If he is found not guilty by reason of insanity, he...
Personal Injury Protection Insurance
Florida is among one of the twelve states plus Puerto Rico to have Personal Injury Protection (no fault or PIP) auto insurance. According to the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation the mandatory PIP insurance law was passed with intentions to expedite the process...
Teenage son of Canadian diplomat may face charges
A 15-year-old boy in Florida whose mother is a Canadian diplomat may face criminal charges following his alleged involvement in a drug deal that went wrong and left two people dead including the boy's 17-year-old brother. The other dead individual was a 17-year-old...