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November 1, 2022
Do I Have to Submit to a Field Sobriety Exercise for Suspected DUI in Florida?

Your friend was pulled over by a police officer suspected of driving under the influence (DUI) and asked to submit to a field sobriety exercise. He was unsure whether he was legally obligated to submit to the exercise and what could happen if he refused. Your friend cooperated, submitted to the exercises, and was later […]

September 1, 2022
How the Use of Social Media Can Harm Your Criminal Defense Case in Florida

Social media platforms are a great way to stay in touch with family and friends, learn about current events, and discover groups of people with similar interests. However, if you are facing criminal charges, you may not realize how your use of social media can negatively impact the outcome of your criminal case. Even seemingly […]

July 1, 2022
Have You Been Accused of Domestic Violence in Florida?

The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard court case, in which the former spouses have accused each other of domestic violence, has riveted Americans’ attention. While the public will never know the complete account of what occurred in the celebrities’ household, being accused of domestic violence is a real possibility in today’s world. Florida law defines domestic violence […]

May 1, 2022
The Most Common Traffic Offenses in Florida and the Best Way to Defend Yourself

You can prevent citations for traffic offenses by avoiding the most common violations in Florida. At R. David Williams, P.A., Attorney and Counselor at Law in Fort Lauderdale, FL, our legal team has successfully represented hundreds of traffic clients. If you find yourself searching for a traffic criminal lawyer nearby, look for your specific offense […]

March 18, 2022
What You Need to Know About Florida's DUI Penalties

With a drunk driving rate higher than the national average, Florida has some of the strictest penalties in the country for DUI or driving under the influence. If a court finds you guilty of a DUI, you will deal with the state’s stringent DUI legislation and enforcement, which resulted from an effort to reduce Florida’s […]

October 1, 2019
Texting while driving is illegal

Texting while driving is illegal in Florida. The Florida bill makes this a secondary violation, which means a motorist would have to commit another offense, such as careless driving, speeding, red-light, or stop related offenses, to be pulled over, and all these fall under traffic violations. Once stopped, a driver can receive two tickets, one […]

September 3, 2019
Contempt of Court for not Paying Alimony

A very serious criminal situation encountered often by our criminal defense team is related to the legal consequences of not paying the child support (alimony) amount ordered by Court. In this context, many Florida citizens do not realize that not paying child support can lead to a criminal offense and the necessity to hire a specialized criminal defense lawyer for advice […]

August 29, 2019
Domestic violence, a social and legal issue

Florida Domestic Violence laws have been very strict over the years. According to Florida Statutes 741.28(2), domestic violence includes: assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any other criminal offense resulting in harm or death to one family member by another family member. Florida Domestic Violence Laws […]

August 26, 2019
DUI in Florida is a serious offense with serious consequences

According to the State Justice Department, in Florida, 61,852 arrests were stemming from driving under the influence (DUI). Given the frequent occurrence of this type of legal problem, our criminal defense team in Broward presents a few key points related to DUI in Florida. Driving under the influence of alcoholic beverages, chemical substances, or controlled substances is regulated by Florida […]

August 5, 2019
Stand your ground law

Florida’s deadly force law, also called “stand your ground”, was passed in 2005. It allows individuals to meet “force with force” if they believe they or someone else is in danger of being seriously harmed by an assailant. This is part of Florida statutes regarding justifiable use of force and states that use of deadly […]

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