There is no denying that Florida has a little something for everybody.
There are championship golf courses, tennis courts and sports arenas
throughout the state. There are also amazing theme parks packed with
fun for the whole family. The night life sizzles and you can't beat
Florida beaches for a relaxing day under the sun. It's no wonder folks
from around the world flock to Florida for vacations, retirement and
Naturally, when you have so many people working and living side by side
there is going to be the occasional brush with the law. This could be
intentional as with divorce, bankruptcy or owning a gun. On the other
had your brush with the Florida law could be the result of criminal
offenses such as DUI arrests for felony crimes.
Whatever the case, it's important that your arm yourself with as much
information as possible. On the following pages, you'll find resources
and insights into many aspects of common Florida law. It's everything
you should know before stepping into any courthouse.
Florida Criminal Laws
There is no escaping the idea that with a popular place to live and
visit, you're going to attract a criminal element. In Florida, laws are
divided into two categories: the lesser misdemeanor or the more serious
felony crimes. What distinguishes the difference between a felony and a
misdemeanor? Are there mandatory jail times and fines? Sometimes crimes
committed by teenagers are the result of vandalism or petty theft. How
do Florida felony laws apply to juveniles?
Florida DUI Laws
As a vacation destination, Florida prides itself on providing many
opportunities for adults to enjoy the nightlife. From the hot clubs of
South Beach to the rollicking bars in Key West you'll find plenty of
opportunity for "mature" fun. But that doesn't mean you can act
irresponsibly. Even out of state visitors are subjected to the same
Florida DUI laws as the local residents.
In Florida, what is the legal definition of driving under the
influence? What are the penalties for a first time DUI offense? Can a
DUI arrest be removed from your records so it won't show up in an
employee background check? The best thing is not to drink and drive.
However, if you or someone you care about finds themselves in DUI
trouble, we can help you find the information you need.
Florida Divorce Laws
Outside of criminal offenses, the most common reason why anyone would
go to a Florida courthouse would be to file for divorce. In 2008, there
were over 71,000 divorces in Florida. That keeps the divorce courts
very busy. What are the legal grounds for divorce in Florida? How is
property distribution handled? And what will a Florida family court
judge consider when it comes to the matter of child custody? You may be
just be thinking about divorce right now but if you move forward you'll
want to know all your options.
Florida Gun Laws
The right to keep arms is guaranteed by the Second Amendment but that
doesn't mean that individual states can't have their own restrictions.
Do you know who is eligible to own and purchase a gun? Are Florida
residents allowed to carry a concealed weapon?
Florida Bankruptcy Law
Fortunes can be made in Florida and they can also be lost. Are you
considering filing for bankruptcy in Florida? We provide accurate,