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 […]

July 15, 2019
Identity theft with debit cards

As a warning regarding the potential for everyone to fall victim to identity theft, Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives have released a surveillance video showing an unidentified man getting $5,000 out of a debit card in no time. Our Fort Lauderdale criminal defense team wants to warn about the dangers of identity theft, both for those who fall victim […]

May 16, 2019
Tougher drinking and driving regulations

The National Transportation Safety Board is moving to ask for tougher regulations regarding drinking and driving. In this context, our Fort Lauderdale DUI defense lawyer recommends that any driver pay attention and use common sense when drinking and driving, in order to avoid DUI accusations and even more serious criminal offenses. According to CNN, the common benchmark in […]

March 7, 2019
Hit-and-run crashes on the rise

Florida Highway Patrol announced that the number of hit-and-run crashes has significantly increased in Florida during the last two years. “Hit-and-run crashes are a growing problem in Florida,” says Director of FHP, Col.David Brierton in an FHP Press Release. Florida had approximately 70,000 hit-and-run crashes in 2012, which determined Florida law enforcement agencies and FDOT to […]

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