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December 2017 Archives

Late night fast food stop leads to charges for country star

A Florida McDonald's was the scene of a minor car accident on Dec. 20 that led to criminal charges for country singer Michael Ray. The charges of DUI and drug possession came after Ray rear-ended a car that was in front of him at the restaurant's drive-thru.

Holiday safety campaign illuminates risks of drunk driving

Drivers whose holiday plans include travel on roadways in Florida and other states may want to heed the message of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's seasonal safety campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. According to an NHTSA deputy administrator, law enforcement officials will be on patrol across the country over the Christmas and New Year's Day holiday weekends in an effort to protect motorists from intoxicated drivers.

Drug charges for methamphetamine

Methamphetamine abuse and addiction are serious problems in Florida. Because of the addictive potential of this drug, Florida law classifies it as a schedule II controlled substance. People who are found to be in possession of schedule II drugs without valid prescriptions may face severe criminal penalties.

Traffic and criminal charges: What you should know

As a motorist who frequents the streets of Florida, you may not realize that certain types of driving behaviors can result in criminal charges. When driving, you pay careful attention to conditions and other motorists to minimize your risk of collision or accident. But sometimes, accidents are not avoidable. 

Open-carry ban in Florida upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

News sources report that Florida's open carry law, which bans openly carrying firearms, has been upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States. The lower court's ruling was upheld by the high court when it refused to hear the case on a writ of certiorari. This means that Florida's existing ban on openly carrying weapons will remain in place.