February 21, 2018

Panel Recommends Removal of Circuit Judge who Falsely Accused Malcolm Anthony

On Thursday, the Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC) recommended the Florida Supreme Court remove Circuit Judge Scott DuPont for intentionally making material false statements about his 2016 judicial election opponent, Malcolm Anthony, and his family. For example, he accused Mr. Anthony of:  changing his name to “hide his past,”  being cited for several traffic infractions such as passing a stopped school bus while children were unloading and parking in handicapped spots. He accused Mr. Anthony’s wife of being arrested thrice and his daughter of being arrested 23 times. ALL ACCUSATIONS WERE FALSE, and easily verifiable as false. In its findings, the […]
February 20, 2018

Florida Gun Laws: 5 Things You Should Know About Your Right to Carry a Firearm

You have the right to keep and bear arms. It is the second amendment to the U. S. Constitution, and arguably one of the best known. That being said, however, the right to carry a firearm is also one of the most debated and legislated rights in America. As a Florida resident or even just a visitor here, it is important to take the time to really understand your rights when it comes to buying, owning, and carrying a firearm. Can I Carry a Concealed Firearm in Florida? The short answer is no. It is unlawful and a third-degree felony […]
February 10, 2018

What to Do if You’ve Been Charged with a White-Collar Crime

When watching the typical crime drama on television, one might come to the conclusion that white-collar crimes really aren’t that big of a deal. The individual charged gets a great attorney and is either found innocent or gets in minimal trouble. In real life, however, that is not the case. These types of crimes are taken very seriously by both Florida courts and Federal courts. The only thing that these crime dramas really get right is that you do need to get a great attorney if you want to have a reasonable chance at success! If you have been charged […]
August 21, 2017

Jacksonville Police Officer Faces Serious DUI Charges

Off-duty Jacksonville police officer Carl Edwin Frederick has been arrested and charged with DUI after having been pulled over and registering a blood alcohol content BAC of over twice the legal limit of .08. Frederick admitted to police officers at the scene that he was a “7 out of 10” for impairment. Incriminating factors that led police to suspect Frederick had been drinking were observing blood shot eyes, and more importantly, an open container of alcohol on the front seat of his vehicle. The police were notified of a vehicle driving recklessly veering right and left and jerking back onto […]
August 21, 2017

Tiger Woods and Florida’s DUI Diversion Programs

Recently, Tiger Woods was found at 2:00 am in his Mercedez Benz, unconscious and parked precariously on the side of the road. The car had damage to the right driver’s side although Woods denied having been in an accident. Woods was charged with DUI and blood toxicology testing revealed that he had recently used marijuana, two pain killers, and sedatives. The tests found the active ingredient in marijuana, THC and Woods also had taken Vicodin, Dilaudid, Xanax and Ambien. Woods is expected to take a plea to a lesser charge of reckless driving in return for his entering Palm Beach […]
August 9, 2017

Jacksonville’s Brittan Motter Charged With DUI Child Neglect

Florida criminal code has a special designation When children are found in the car of someone who is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. DUI child neglect is a very serious Florida crime that when convicted carries serious consequences. Last Friday, August 4, 2017, Brittan Motter of Jacksonville was arrested for driving while under the influence of heroin. Motter’s car was still in drive when the police arrived to find her unconscious and unresponsive. In the back seat of the car were Motter 2 young toddlers. Motter has been charged with DUI child neglect and driving with a […]
August 9, 2017

Man crashes into store allegedly DUI

There is no predicting what terrible thing could happen should a person that is intoxicated get behind the wheel of a car. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Michael Inciso, 32, of Atlantic Beach Florida crashed his red Chevy compact into the front of a retail store, AshleGyre at the corner of Atlantic Boulevard and 3rd Street adjacent to Jimmy John’s which was also damaged. Inciso was charged with DUI, DUI property damage, failure to stop at a red light and reckless driving. Inciso also ran a red light and drove completely through a parking lot before striking the storefront […]
July 26, 2017

Don’t Help the Police Arrest You

If Florida police have a reasonable suspicion that a crime has been committed they can pull your motor vehicle to the side of the road. You may have committed another traffic offense as minor as failing to use your turn signal, or have been driving recklessly. Both are valid reasons to pull you over. Other reasons could be a DUI checkpoint or maybe you were involved in an automobile accident. In any of these encounters with the law, if the police suspect you have been drinking or are under the influence of marijuana or other drugs, you may be asked […]