Cannabis – Still illegal in Florida

Cannabis – Still illegal in Florida Along with several other offenses like driving under the influence, speeding tickets, suspended license, etc. a drug possession conviction too has serious impact, and is a great offense in the state of Florida. Florida marijuana possession laws are one of the toughest laws in the country and Florida courts can be very aggressive and straight in penalizing and forcing imprisonments. Any drug possession conviction can lead up to your driver license revocation for at… Continue reading: Cannabis – Still illegal in Florida

Running a Red Light Turns Deadly

For police officers, even the most mundane of duties carries the risk that it can escalate into violence. That is what happened to Florida Highway Patrol trooper John Paikai on Tuesday. Paikai attempted to execute a routine traffic stop after Robert Swank ran a red light in Avon Park. The officer was most likely just planning on writing a traffic ticket to the Florida driver but that’s when things took a deadly turn according to an AP press story last… Continue reading: Running a Red Light Turns Deadly

Red Light Cameras and Traffic Tickets

Two separate lawsuits involving red-light cameras in Aventura and Temple Terrace, Florida have officials in Pembroke Pines worried that their Broward city could be next. Critics of the red light cameras assert that the cameras violate drivers’ due process rights. A few months earlier, Florida’s legislature killed a bill that would have allowed municipalities to install red-light cameras at intersections. In response to these concerns, city officials are working to amend their contact with American Traffic Solutions (ATS) so that… Continue reading: Red Light Cameras and Traffic Tickets

Crack Down on Aggressive Driving in Florida

Florida Leading The Way Among State That Are Cracking Down On Aggressive Driving Those of us who live in Florida are aware of all the new laws and regulations that are being instituted to crack down on aggressive drivers but apparently the whole country knows about it now thanks to a recent article in USA Today. The article talks about the new Florida traffic ticket law that will go into effect on January 1 that sends a driver found to… Continue reading: Crack Down on Aggressive Driving in Florida

Reckless Driving in Florida

If in fact you have been apprehended for Reckless Driving in Florida, its very important that you hire an experienced Reckless Driving criminal    defense lawyer to represent you. We will work relentlessly to mount a successful defense to the crimes with which you have been charged. We are a firm believer and advocate of our clients’ Constitutional rights and promise to employ our invaluable resources and experience in our power to protect and defend them. We are ethical, experienced and… Continue reading: Reckless Driving in Florida

Drugs & What You Can Expect.

A drug possession conviction can have a serious impact on your life, and Florida courts can be aggressive in pursuing many minor drug possession charges. In fact, any misdemeanor drug possession conviction for marijuana possession or any narcotic can result in a loss of your driver’s license for up to 2 years. Don’t plead guilty to a Florida drug possession charge before speaking with a lawyer and exploring all of your defense options. You do not want to live with… Continue reading: Drugs & What You Can Expect.

U-Turn Article and How to Avoid a Ticket

U-Turn tickets are moving violations and they usually carry a 3 point penalty on your license. If you get a U-Turn ticket, you should not just pay it because your insurance will go up, you will  on your license and you will pay a hefty fine. We all hate getting a ticket for illegal U-turn because we feel that it was the kind of ticket that hurt nobody. That is, we were careful, but we needed to make a turn.… Continue reading: U-Turn Article and How to Avoid a Ticket

Suspended License D-6

Florida’s laws on license suspensions are some of the toughest in the United States. According to recent statistics from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, approximately 30 percent of Florida’s motoring public is currently under some sort of a suspension. That equates to nearly 4.6 million people – many of whom don’t even know it. D-6 suspensions According to Jason Diamond an attorney whose practice focuses on Florida suspended license issues, a D-6 suspension is a serious matter… Continue reading: Suspended License D-6

Question from a Client about Accident Tickets, by Jason A. Diamond, Esq.

This was a question from a client. “I was involved in a car accident and received a citation. How can the officer issue a ticket for something that he didn’t observe?” The important thing to know is that the officer can only PROVE his case in court through the testimony of the other drivers or through the testimony of lay witnesses who may have witnessed the accident. Regardless of what may have been said at the accident scene, once a… Continue reading: Question from a Client about Accident Tickets, by Jason A. Diamond, Esq.

Solicitation of Prostitution Blog

South Florida is a vacationer’s paradise. Beaches, clubs, nightlife abound. Our resort area hotels draw many successful businessmen from around the country and the world. Imagine this scenario: Alcohol flows after hours. Your judgment gets a little impaired. An attractive woman starts flirting with you. In the course of it she makes you an offer. You flirt back, maybe say something you don’t really mean or intend….next thing you know you’re being arrested for solicitation of prostitution. Unfortunately, law enforcement… Continue reading: Solicitation of Prostitution Blog