It appears unmarried men and women may now legally cohabit in Florida

It appears unmarried men and women may now legally cohabit in Florida A law that has been on the books since 1868 may be repealed by Governor Rick Scott. The old law (Florida Statute 798.02) which made it illegal for unmarried men and women to cohabitate read as follows: “If any man and woman, not being married to each other, lewdly and lasciviously associate and cohabit together, or if any…

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NAPLES DUI LAW – Collier County DUI for Out-of-State Visitors

NAPLES DUI LAW- Collier County DUI for Out-of-State Visitors Perhaps due to the seemingly never-ending strips of beaches and countless amusement parks, the State of Florida is one of the leading states when it comes to tourism.  It is also a seasonal home for a large number of “snowbirds.”  Unfortunately, every year many of these out-of-state visitors are snagged with DUI charges.  It is only then, that many find out…

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NAPLES DUI LAW – Recent Changes to the DUI Administrative Penalties

NAPLES DUI LAW – Recent Changes to the DUI Administrative Penalties. Most drivers are surprised to discover that their DUI arrest in Florida actually initiates two separate cases: 1) a criminal case that is prosecuted by the State of Florida; and 2) an administrative case initiated by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV).  The administrative case is completely independent of the criminal DUI case.  Typically, the driver’s…

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NAPLES DUI LAW – Validity of Traffic Stops

Naples DUI Law:  What happens if the officer does not have a valid reason to stop my car? If law enforcement stops a vehicle without a lawful reason, a qualified Naples DUI attorney may file what’s known as a “Motion to Suppress.”  In order for law enforcement to lawfully stop a vehicle, the officer must have probable cause that a traffic offense was committed or reasonable suspicion that either a…

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NAPLES DUI LAW – Actual Physical Control

Naples DUI Law:  “But I wasn’t driving . . . I was trying to sober up!” Be careful the next time you have a few drinks and plan to sober up in your car before driving.  The common scenario involves a person that realizes they have had one too many and decide to wait in their car while they sober up.   Or perhaps the person while driving home realizes they…

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NAPLES DUI LAW: To Blow or Not to Blow. . . .

Naples DUI Law:  To blow or not to blow. . . into an Intoxilyzer breath instrument? That is the question! People often ask me whether they should blow into an Intoxilyzer or refuse in the event they are pulled over for DUI by law enforcement.  It is safe to say that most Naples DUI attorneys will advise clients not to voluntarily provide law enforcement with incriminating evidence.  Usually, by the…

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