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What is Florida's implied consent law regarding drunk driving?

In Florida, the implied consent law requires individuals who have been lawfully arrested of driving under the influence to submit to a chemical test. However, a number of procedures might inform whether a defendant has been lawfully arrested for DUI.

How is child support calculated under Florida law?

Although child support obligations often arise in the context of a divorce, Florida law imposes this duty on any parent, regardless of marital status. Our Orlando law firm has helped parents in a variety of family situations to better understand their legal obligation.

Can you avoid a Florida conviction with pretrial diversion?

The effects of a criminal conviction can linger, as we’ve discussed in several recent posts. Fortunately, there are strategies that an experienced criminal defense attorney can pursue to help defendants get a fresh start. One such option is pretrial diversion, a program offered in Orlando and many counties throughout Florida.

Divorce, retirement and QDROs

Dissolving a marriage is never an easy or simple process. Because of this, divorces tend to demand immediate attention, which can make it hard to find the time to thoroughly consider the impact it could have on your future. However, some planning now could make life significantly easier down the road.

Protecting your child from criminal consequences

Last year, approximately 10,000 children in Florida were charged with minor crimes and punished through the criminal justice system. About 620 of them were no older than 12, and a few were as young as seven. Perhaps you fear that your child will be one of those, and that this one mistake will affect his or her future forever.

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