Know the penalties for Florida DUI

Florida law defines driving under the influence as either being obviously impaired behind the wheel or having measured blood alcohol content above 0.08%. The state imposes significant fines as well as jail time for DUI convictions. Learn more about the potential...

Does insurance mediation carry downsides?

You and your insurer do not see eye to eye on your property claim. You believe your insurance company is lowballing damages to your Florida home. Then your insurer offers a solution: go to mediation to help resolve your dispute. While neutral mediators can help...

How to spot an aggressive dog

People living in Florida will likely encounter dogs on a frequent basis. While many dogs are friendly, it is important to be able to determine if a dog is aggressive and should not be approached. Even if a dog’s owner says the animal is friendly, that does not...

Drug schedules in Florida

The penalties for drug convictions depend a great deal on what drug a person has. There are five schedules of controlled substances in the Florida Statutes. The law provides a detailed list of the drug types that fall into each category. Schedule I A person who...

Does homeowners insurance cover hurricane damage?

As beautiful as Florida is year-round in terms of its temperatures and its beaches, the unfortunate truth is that we also have our share of hurricanes. Consequently, if you own your own home, you need to make sure that you have the proper insurance to cover any...

What does renter’s insurance cover?

When you own a home in Florida, your mortgage lender usually requires that you get home insurance to protect its investment. If you rent, though, your landlord may or may not require you to have renter’s insurance. Typically, this is an option left up to you,...

5 ways to prevent drunk driving charges

A criminal conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be devastating. If a judge finds you guilty of drunk driving, you will face hefty fines, imprisonment and a driver license suspension. This is not even to mention how a criminal record can...