Being arrested and charged with a DUI is a criminal matter that is handled in court. Although you have a right to defend yourself, trying to resolve the case on your own could be challenging and have costly consequences. The criminal justice system is complex; various rules and laws exist that concern your rights and… Read More
Do I Qualify for a Hardship License in Florida?
When you are arrested for a DUI, two processes are at work: criminal and administrative. The criminal process is the matter handled in court and determines the penalties you face for a conviction. The administrative are those taken care of by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV). In either process, one… Read More
100 Warrants Issued in Martin County After Human Trafficking Sting
On February 19, 2019, law enforcement agencies across the Treasure Coast completed a 7-month investigation into an international human trafficking ring operating out of Florida massage parlors. Two spa managers, Ruimei Li and Lixia Zhu, have already been arrested on charges including racketeering, money laundering, engaging or maintaining a place of prostitution, and deriving support… Read More
Can I Refuse to Take a Field Sobriety Test in Florida?
If you are stopped by the police under suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), you may be asked to perform a standardized field sobriety test. Any encounter with the police can be nerve-wracking and if you do not know your rights, you could end up in trouble with the law. What law enforcement may not… Read More