While the United States Supreme Court has ruled that DUI checkpoints, also known as sobriety checks, are legal eleven state Supreme Courts have ruled that DUI checkpoints are a violation of the drivers Fourth Amendment rights against unwarranted searches. Florida is...
Month: October 2015
The affluenza defense to drunk driving charges
Some Florida residents may have been angered in 2013 when a 16-year-old Texas boy received no custodial sentence after admitting that he was drunk when he caused an accident that claimed the lives of four people. The judge elected to order the teen to attend alcohol...
If an accident occurs rarely is it ever easy to point a finger and say that one party was 100% at fault for the accident, usually both parties are at fault to different extents. In 1973 Florida adopted a comparative negligence statue that allowed parties to be held...
Pharmacists arrested in Florida drug raid
On Sept. 25, three Florida pharmacy employees were arrested by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for allegedly selling prescription drugs for profit. The incidents occurred in the city of DeLand in Volusia County. Federal agents raided Peters Pharmacy on Orange...