Year: 2011

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Sentenced to 90 Days in Jail

Floyd Mayweather Jr. was sentend to 90 days in jail today in Nevada after pleading guilty to a domestic violence charge. “Punishment is appropriate,” Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa said after a prosecutor noted that Mayweather has been in trouble before and hasn’t faced serious consequences. “No matter who you are, you have consequences […]

Open Container Citations in Florida

Underaged Possession of Alcohol in Florida is a misdemeanor criminal offense. If convicted of alcohol possession by a person under the age of 21, you can receive a fine of up to $500 plus court costs, jail time, and even a possible suspension of your license! This makes it very important to have an experienced […]

What is a DUI Formal Review Hearing?

After you are arrested for DUI, a two part process begins. First, a criminal case is filed against you. Second, if you refused to provide a breath, blood, or urine sample or if you blew over a .08, an administrative process begins with the DMV to determine whether or not your driver’s license should […]

Highway / Street Racing Citation

Were you recently cited for Racing on the Highway? In Florida, Highway Racing (AKA Street Racing) is a misdemeanor criminal offense that carries some fairly harsh penalties, including a mandatory one year license suspension. When you are first cited for this offense, you are given ten (10) days to schedule a court date. This […]

City Council Relaxes Open Container Law

Last week the Tampa city council took steps to relax the current open container laws, voting to eliminate the requirement that those cited for public drinking appear before a judge. This comes after complaints from Judges that dockets were crowded with open container tickets, many of whom were homeless people. Council members voted to approve […]

Florida Highway Racing Statute

In Florida, Highway Racing is governed under Statute 316.191. That Statute reads, in part: 316.191 Racing on highways. (2) A person may not: (a) Drive any motor vehicle, including any motorcycle, in any race, speed competition or contest, drag race or acceleration contest, test of physical endurance, or exhibition of speed or acceleration […]

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