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Passenger Rights in an Auto Accident

As the passenger in an auto accident you have multiple options as to where you file your claim; depending on the circumstances of the accident you may file your claim with your own insurance, the insurance company of the vehicle you were occupying or the insurance company of any other vehicle at-fault in the accident. As a passenger you are not at fault in a car accident and may collect insurance even if the driver of the vehicle you were occupying was at-fault.

The reasons why plea agreements are so popular

Florida residents may be surprised to learn that the overwhelming majority of criminal cases are settled by negotiated plea agreements. While crime dramas on television generally culminate with a dramatic trial, less than 10 percent of criminal cases in the real world are heard by a jury. Plea agreements must be accepted by the defendant, prosecutor and judge before they can go into effect, and all of these parties may have good reasons to eschew a trial.

What To Do After Being Arrested and Charged With a DUI

If you find yourself arrested or charged with a DUI - Driving while Under the Influence - you may face serious monetary, driving and criminal penalties. The most important thing you can do after being arrested and charged with a DUI is to seek legal counsel. Retaining a skilled and qualified attorney can make the process significantly less confusing. It is essential to have someone fighting for you that is knowledgeable about the state DUI laws and proper police procedure. There are instances where charges are dropped because of breathalyzer malfunctions and other police errors.

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