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Florida Car Inspection Laws

Once upon a time, if you drove a car in the state of Florida, you were required to have a regular vehicle safety inspection. During this time, you’d need to have your car tested for emissions and smog. Failing to meet the safety inspections can contribute to a car accident. Florida no longer requires safety… read more

Is It Illegal to Eat and Drive in Tampa, Florida?

Florida has numerous laws designed to combat distracted driving and car accidents. You may already be familiar with some of these laws. For example, you might know that texting while driving is illegal in Tampa.  However, you may wonder what other behaviors the law restricts. Perhaps you’re wondering whether you can eat food while driving… read more

Child Booster Seat/Restraint Laws in Florida

The child booster seat and restraint laws in Florida are designed to help reduce childhood injuries and deaths from traffic accidents. Children are unable to make decisions for themselves regarding their safety. Therefore, the legislature enacted laws to ensure parents and caregivers take steps to protect children in the event of a car crash. How… read more

Florida Statute Makes Windshield Repairs Free

Car accidents can cause quite a bit of damage to a vehicle. Even a minor car crash can cause dents, scrapes, and broken or cracked windows and windshields. A crack in your windshield can quickly spread and cause your entire windshield to shatter. Road debris and flying rocks can also crack or chip a windshield…. read more

What Exactly Can a Process Server Do To Serve Papers?

If a lawsuit must be filed after a car accident, a physical copy of the lawsuit is delivered to the person or people being sued. This physical delivery by the appropriate officer is called service of process.  Sometimes, a sheriff makes service of process. In other cases, like when the sheriff is unsuccessful, a person,… read more

Are Hidden Nanny Cams Actually Legal in Florida?

Parents concerned about their children’s welfare and safety when they are not home might consider installing a nanny cam. Nanny cams have become popular tools to monitor the activity in the home when the parents are at work or away from home.  It is understandable that parents would want to monitor their children. They want… read more

Difference Between Lawyer and Attorney

Most people use the terms “attorney” and “lawyer” interchangeably. However, there is a difference in the strict definition of the terms.  Traditionally, a lawyer was someone who graduated from law school. An attorney was a person who graduated from law school and was admitted to practice law after passing a bar examination.  In Florida, there… read more

What Happens if I Don’t Show Up for Jury Duty?

When you look in the mailbox and see an envelope from the court, it can be an unsettling moment. When you realize that the envelope contains a jury summons, you might become frustrated. A jury summons means that you miss time from work and are inconvenienced. Serving on a jury is part of our civic… read more