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  • 03 Aug 2016

    What Are My Miranda Rights?

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    When police make an arrest, they are required to recite your Miranda Rights. Regardless of whether or not you have ever been arrested, you are likely familiar with these or some slight variation of these words: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a
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  • 25 Jul 2016

    What Do I Do If I Have a Sinkhole on My Property?

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    Sinkholes are unfortunately not uncommon in Florida, and can cause serious property damage and personal injury. If you have noticed cracks in the foundation, walls, or ceiling of your home, or have found unusual depressions or holes in the ground around your property, it is important to have your property tested to determine if the damage
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  • 11 Jul 2016

    Florida Pedestrian Accident Statistics

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    Walking is a great way to get around, especially in sunny Florida. Sadly, statistics reveal that Florida is the deadliest state for pedestrians, with the most dangerous cities to walk in being Tampa, Orlando, Clearwater, and Jacksonville. Many of these accidents are the result of careless drivers who fail in their duty to operate their
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  • 19 May 2016

    What to Do After a Slip & Fall Accident

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    A slip and fall accident can take a huge physical and financial toll on an injured person. If the fall was caused by another person or business, you can and should exercise your right to pursue compensation for things like medical expenses, lost income, or money to compensate for pain and suffering. In order to
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  • 16 May 2016

    What is Prescription Drug Fraud?

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    Prescription drugs are only legal when an individual has been given a prescription by their physician or other licensed medical professional, and only in the amount designated in the prescription. Distributing and abusing prescription drugs for which you do not have a prescription is a crime in Florida, and is harshly punished with incarceration, fines
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  • 25 Apr 2016

    What Not to Say During a DUI Stop

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    Drinking and driving is dangerous and illegal. Unfortunately, common sense, safety, and DUI laws don’t always intersect. In fact, you can be arrested for drunk driving without actually being drunk behind the wheel. According to Florida Law §316.193, driving under the influence includes the following situations: Driving under the influence of “alcoholic beverages” or a chemical
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  • 04 Apr 2016

    IIHS Reveals Car Headlights May Not Be Effective Enough

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    An alarming report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) revealed that a great number of cars have headlights that do not perform as they should. The IIHS is well known for their crash testing, which checks if car safety features work properly to ensure occupants are protected in the event of a collision. In their
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  • 22 Mar 2016

    What’s the Difference Between Robbery & Burglary?

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    The terms robbery and burglary are often confused by those who have little knowledge of the criminal justice system. While they deal with similar crimes, there are significant differences between the two from a criminal justice point of view. Both robbery and burglary are forms of property crimes, but they have key differences. Robbery involves
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  • 15 Mar 2016

    Nissan Recalls 47,000 Cars Due to Defective Brakes

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    Nissan has issued a recall of almost 47,000 of their electric vehicles (LEAF) due to defective brake system. U.S safety regulators have confirmed the problem is inside the cars’ electronic brake booster.  “During very cold temperatures, the relay inside the electronic brake booster may freeze, requiring the driver to exert more effort to slow the
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  • 23 Feb 2016

    4 Ways to Avoid a Pedestrian Accident While Jogging

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    Jogging is a year-round activity in Florida. With our busy roadways, it is important for pedestrians, as well as drivers, to be mindful of their safety while they are jogging in order to prevent an accident. Consider these safety tips during your jog: Check for vehicles before crossing driveways. If you are running in a busy
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