HOW CAN ONE DRINK GET YOU A DUI?

In Florida the charge of DUI has some simple elements that the state must prove for you to be found guilty. First that you consumed alcohol or controlled substances. Second that you were operating a motor vehicle on the roads of the State of Florida. Third that your normal faculties are impaired. If...

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WHY HOUSE BILL 719 IS GREAT FOR FLORIDA

All Florida drivers should get behind House Bill 719 entitled " Motor Vehicle Insurance".  This new legislation will provide for the first time require drivers to carry liability insurance in Florida. Until now and since 1971 the only insurance that Florida drivers had to carry was...

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COVID-19 SAFE ATTORNEY REPRESENTATION

The Law Offices of Charles D. Scott offers covid-19 safe  attorney representation for any and all clients concerned about contracting the corona virus. We offer consultations by phone, email, text, and zoom video conferencing. We also offer docusign documents that can be sent directly to our...

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NEW LAWS TAKING EFFECT IN FLORIDA TODAY

Starting on Jan. 1, 2020 there will be some changes Florida Laws 1. CELL PHONES – School zones, and active work areas are hands free zones. You won't even be able to hold a cell phone. Also, texting and driving is now a primary offense. The penalty for first-time texting violators is a $30...

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NEW LAWS TAKING EFFECT IN FLORIDA TODAY

Among the laws going into effect on October 1, 2019 in Florida: TEXTING WHILE DRIVING. Lawmakers passed a bill (HB 107) that strengthened the state’s ban on texting while driving by making it a “primary” offense, allowing police to pull over motorists for texting behind the wheel. Most of the measure...

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NEW LAWS TAKING EFFECT IN FLORIDA

BRIGHT FUTURES ( SB 190 ) Requirements for Bright Futures scholarships get tougher. The “Academic” scholarship, covering tuition and fees entirely at state colleges and universities, will require a student’s SAT to be near 1330 instead of 1290. The “Medallion,” which covers 75 percent of the costs,...

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