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  • Drunk Driving Awareness and Arrests Being Stepped Up by Federal Government

    According to David Shepardson and the Detroit News Washington Bureau, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is launching a retooled $13 million campaign to crack down on drunken driving. As an attorney that represents victims of drunk driving, I am thrilled. The gove...

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  • Get to Doctor After an Automobile Accident- It will protect your claim & potentially save your life.

    There are many reasons to seek prompt medical care after an accident also known as a traffic crash. Insurance carriers, when adjusting or evaluating your claim for personal injury look at your medical record with a scornful eye. How quickly you sought care and how often are signs...

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  • Facebook photos depicting hunting violations lead to arrest

    Think Facebook is safe to share your day-to-day life with friends? Besides the lack of privacy, if the photos depict you committing a crime, you better think twice. Actually, you are committing 2 mistakes- doing the activity, then uploading it, as one Florida man learned. The Flo...

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  • Covenants Not to Compete

    One thing we are frequently asked to review is employment terms known as non-compete agreements. It essentially limits an employees ability to use his or her former employers training, contacts, resources and proprietary information in case he or she leaves employment. It is also...

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  • Lawyer and 1-800 Referral Service Advertising

    You cannot get away from it. In Jacksonville, you will not be able to watch the news or any other programs without the likelihood of seeing advertising by lawyers, express concern for the viewers ailments or legal issues. Or you will hear a spokesperson talk about referral servic...

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  • DUI / DWI - Don’t to it. If you’ve had a drink, here are tips to protect your rights.

    DUI is a crime of degrees. It is not illegal to have a drink with your meal and drive. Bars have parking lots after all, dont they? However, it is illegal to drink too much and then drive. The thresh-hold for legal intoxication (.08 in Florida) is easy to exceed. Here is a summar...

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  • Wait... Are We Married? Common Law Marriage Law Explained

    A "common law marriage" is one in which the parties hold themselves out as a husband and wife, and the law LEGALLY deems them married WITHOUT a marriage license or ceremony. Florida doesn't allow common law marriages any longer, however Florida recognizes common law marriages tha...

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  • The "Soup to Nuts" on DUI

    A summary of the considerations of the evolution from hiring an attorney to putting it behind you.

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  • CODE BLUE - UNETHICAL MEDICAL PRACTICES

    CODE BLUE - UNETHICAL MEDICAL PRACTICES Knowthelawyer.coms Know the Law by John M. Phillips It happens more than you ever know. Rogue medical professionals have been committing silent malpractice on patients for years and the patients never know a thing. I first learned a...

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  • New Tennessee Law- Share a Password, Go to Jail?

    Knowthelawyer.coms Know the Law Tennessee JUST passed a law against password sharing or otherwise taking digital services by hook (fraud) or by crook (theft). Current Tennessee law makes the theft of services totaling less than $500 a Class A misdemeanor. The main targets are pa...

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