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YOU WILL HATE PARKING 33.4% MORE NOW IN ST. PETERSBURG

  • September 23rd, 2011
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Starting October 1st 2011 the new St. Petersburg City Budget goes into effect. One aspect of this budget is raising downtown parking meters from $0.75 to $1 an hour. So now you might be 33.4% more likely to walk farther,…

NO FOOD, NO DRINK, NO BUS SERVICE

  • September 21st, 2011
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Todays Traffic News comes out of Pasco County, Florida where school bus drivers are facing a ruling that they are not allowed to eat or drink while behind the wheel of a bus at anytime. We’ve all been driving down…

MARIJUANA – YOU CAN’T EVEN GIVE IT AWAY

  • September 13th, 2011
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“Shekina Pena, who owns Your Healthy Choice Clinic, faces a misdemeanor count of influencing voters with money or other valuable consideration. The charge, filed by state Attorney General Bill Schuette and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, carries up to 90…

WILL A TRAFFIC TICKET RAISE MY INSURANCE PREMIUM?

  • September 8th, 2011
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When you apply for a new insurance policy or renew your current policy insurance companies will review your history to determine whether to continue to insure you or write a new policy. Insurance companies consider many factors including primarily: Traffic…

TRAFFIC TICKET FOR HIGH BEAM WARNING COULD COST FLORIDA MILLIONS

  • August 29th, 2011
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A Florida driver, Eric Campbell, issued a class action lawsuit against the Florida Highway Patrol, because the FHP has ticketed 10,429 drivers for violating Statute 316.2397. The crime he was recently ticketed for was the often duplicated “high beam flash” to…

NEARLY 5,000 TRAFFIC TICKETS IN 1 WEEKEND

  • August 25th, 2011
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In recent news, a speeding crackdown targeted Virginia’s three main highways: Interstates 81, 64, and 95 from Friday, August 19th through Sunday August 21st. It resulted in a total of 4,946 traffic tickets being written. This is one amazing feat…

BONGS, PYTHONS AND TEXTING WHILE DRIVING

  • January 11th, 2011
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Last year the Florida Legislature passed new laws regarding bongs and pythons, yet they failed to do anything about texting while driving.  Looks like my dream of opening a store called “Pythons and Bongs” has been crashed (and I am…

ON-HOLD MUSIC FOR FAMILY LAW FIRMS

  • January 11th, 2011
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On many unfortunate occasions, criminal prosecutions and divorce cases come hand-in-hand.  As a criminal defense attorney, I have many criminal cases referred to me by family law attorneys and I have worked with family law attorneys on domestic violence injunctions…

MAKING CRIME PAY – WHAT EVERY CIVIL LITIGATOR NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THE COLLATERAL ESTOPPEL EFFECT OF CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS

  • January 8th, 2011
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“It is no secret that organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year. This is quite a profitable sum, especially when one considers that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies.”[1]  Because the government can’t…

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