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Florida Court of Appeals Red-Light Camera Ruling

wwRecent controversy has surrounded American Traffic Solutions Inc., a private company that has over 3,000 road safety cameras installed across the US and Canada. The issue itself began in 2011, when Eric Arem from Hollywood, FL received a subpoena from ATS when he decided to ignore the first citation he received for an alleged violation of a red-light signal. Armen argued that ATS had no authority from the beginning to issue him a citation. The case went all the way to the Florida Court of Appeals, which has since specified in their ruling that no third-party for-profit vendor has the authority to issue tickets for traffic violations, therefore; only law enforcement agencies can determine whether an infraction was committed and if such issue the notice of violation.…

10 Reasons Why You Should NEVER Talk to the Police Without an Attorney

Take Your Miranda Rights Seriously10 reasons why your should never talk to the police without an attorney

Most of us have seen plenty of police shows where the officer reads the suspect his or her rights—then the suspect proceeds to talk, giving the police all the information they need for an arrest (which they probably did not have before the suspect talked). If you are ever in a situation where you are being questioned by the police, it is extremely important that you take your right to remain silent very seriously. In many cases suspects are questioned aggressively to the point they give in and confess—even when they are actually innocent. A 2009 United States Supreme Court ruling addressed this issue in Federal cases after a robbery suspect was held and questioned for two days straight.…

Former Olympic Champion Oscar Pistorius is Sentenced to Serve 5 Years Behind Bars

The verdict, just in, for former Olympic star Oscar Pistorius, has left the world astounded. From the US to the UK, from Africa to South Korea, speculation surrounds yet another bizarre tribulation for the acclaimed sprinter. It appears that this Oscar Pistorious new updateathlete’s life (like the lives of so many athletes) has been riddled with unfortunate circumstances.

Pistorius, an amputee, was deemed the fastest man on no legs when he swept the competition in race after race, donning a set of prosthetic legs that critics would later call an unfair edge over the competition. Controversy over the legless runner raged on both sides, with comedian Kat Williams and other outspoken celebrities quickly coming to his defense.…

Texting and Driving – New device in the making

1959481_10152788667314700_3028624785130642773_nTexting while driving has become a huge safety hazard in our society. For many, it is no big deal to text or read a text while driving; however, you are in fact putting yourself and others in a dangerous positon when you do. The National Safety Council estimated that texting while driving causes 1,600,000 accidents per year and nearly 25% all car accidents are caused by distracted drivers. The issue has become so pertinent that states, including Florida, have imposed bans on texting while driving to ensure driver safety.

Fortunately, news of a device that might help law enforcement agencies deter drivers from using their phones while driving has surfaced.…

Lee County Sheriffs Arrest Fourteen in Unlicensed Contractor Sting

A recent sting operation which targeted unlicensed contractors, resulted in fourteen arrests. Along with charges of unlicensed contracting, some of those arrested were also charged with failure to carry workers’ compensation insurance. The unlicensed contracting sting operation in lee county flsting operation included Lee County Sheriff’s Department officers from the Economic Crimes Unit, agents from the Florida Division of Insurance Fraud, officials from the Florida Contractor Licensing and Code Enforcement Division, officials from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation and members of the Lee County Dept. of Community Development. A family home was used in the sting, with undercover agents contacting those advertising as builders on Craigslist or Porch.com.…

Magnate del Polo a la espera de nuevo juicio

El multimillonario de Texas, John B. Goodman, se encuentra todavía en las primeras fases de su segundo juicio, pautado para el 3 de Marzo, por la muerte en Febrero de 2010 de Scott Williams, un estudiante universitario de 23 años. Goodman fue declarado culpable de homicidio involuntario por DUI y homicidio vehicular en el 2012 y sentenciado a 16 años de prisión y una multa de $ 10.000. Sin embargo, la sentencia fue posteriormente revocada por el Juez Colbath debido a que un miembro del jurado no dio a conocer a la corte que su ex mujer había sido detenida en una oportunidad por conducir bajo la influencia (DUI) – mala conducta del jurado.…

Polo tycoon on to round two on DUI manslaughter charges

untitledTexas billionaire, John B. Goodman, is still in the early stages of his second trial, which is set for March 3, for the death of 23 year old college student, Scott Williams on February 2010. Goodman was convicted of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide back in 2012, and sentenced on May 3 to 16 years in prison and a fine of $10,000. However, the sentence was later overturned by Judge Colbath because a juror failed to notify the court that his ex-wife had once been arrested for a DUI – juror misconduct. Goodman was released on a $7 million bail and has since been on house arrest.…

Michael Phelps recurre a ayuda profesional

imagesBJWO4UN5Nuestro nadador olímpico favorito, que fue detenido por una patrulla policial en Maryland circulando a 84 MPH en una zona de 45 MPH la semana pasada, le anunció a sus fans que va a ingresar en un programa de tratamiento de seis semanas como resultado de su reciente cargo de manejar bajo la influencia del alcohol en Baltimore. En su declaración expresó que su prioridad actual es enfocarse en sí mismo y que este programa le permitirá hacer justamente eso. El agente de Phelps, sin embargo, no especificó si el nadador recibirá tratamiento para abuso de alcohol durante esas seis semanas de tratamiento.…

Michael Phelps turns to professional help

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Our favorite Olympic swimmer, who was caught doing 84 MPH in a 45 MPH zone last week, has announced to his fans that he will be entering a six-week treatment program as a result of his recent DUI charge in Baltimore. In his statement he elaborated on the fact that focusing on himself is his top priority and that this program will allow him to do just that. Phelps agent, however, did not specify as to whether he would receive treatment for alcohol abuse. Phelps is still scheduled to appear in Baltimore District Court for trial on November 19.

His actions have already caught up to him after just a week from the incident.…

Florida está preparada para posibles casos del Ebola

ebola virus   Residentes de la Florida pasaron por su primer susto cuando los medios informaron que un hombre en Sarasota había ingresado a un hospital presentando síntomas bastante parecidos a los del Ebola y confirmó que había estado recientemente en la zona de África Occidental. Afortunadamente, los médicos determinaron que era poco probable que el hombre estuviese contagiado con el virus mortal y fue retirado de aislamiento una vez que comenzó a sentirse mejor. Hasta ahora, no hay casos confirmados o registrados del Ebola en Florida. Sin embargo, esto no significa que el Departamento de Salud de Florida y los hospitales locales no estén en estado de alerta y asegurándose de estar preparados para lo peor.…

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