Underage DUI Charges in Fort Myers – Charged with DUI as a Minor? Read Below!

For any person under the age of 21 charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Florida, the state has enacted a zero-tolerance legal limit of 0.02% blood alcohol content (BAC). For DUI cases involving a driver who is under the age of 21 in Florida, this low legal limit means that even one drink will likely put the young driver over the legal limit. A young person charged with DUI in Fort Myers will need Read More

What To Do if You Got Caught by a DUI Checkpoint

A DUI Checkpoint is a physical roadblock set up by the police. The purpose of the Checkpoint is to assess if the drivers passing by are intoxicated. If you encounter a Checkpoint, you will be stopped and asked to show your license and registration, during which interaction the police will look for signs of intoxication. In several states, a DUI Checkpoint is illegal and considered unconstitutional. In Florida, Read More

Vehicle Impoundment – Get Your Vehicle Back

When you are arrested with a DUI in Cape Coral, your car is often impounded immediately following your arrest. To locate your vehicle, you or your lawyer can contact the police agency which arrested you. The agency will be able to provide information on which tow company was used. After the initial vehicle impoundment, your car is once more subject to a subsequent impoundment if you are convicted. Under Florida Read More

Navigating the Holidays as a Co-Parent

When the weather starts getting—and staying—cooler, so do warm feelings of the approaching holiday season. The 2020 holiday season will be different in many ways due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but the differences could be compounded for co-parents who recently went through a divorce. Now, the constant shuffling of kids from households seems like all you’re going to be doing.  The holiday season doesn’t have Read More

The Consequences of Domestic Violence Allegations: Repercussions and Recourse

Stay-at-home orders have, like many predicted, resulted in an increase of reported domestic violence, an unfortunate byproduct of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mere allegations of domestic violence can have life-altering consequences for not only defendants and victims but for the family members of each party. We’ll go over some of the more prominent considerations that arise from domestic violence in Florida. Domestic Read More

Things to Consider Before Filing for Divorce

The decision to file for divorce is a big decision. And there are a few things to consider before you file. First, we encourage our clients to seek a counselor or therapist for themselves and their children as a divorce is a big life change. It can be a very difficult time navigating the physical, mental and emotional changes that accompany a divorce and having the support of a licensed mental health professional Read More

Ways Time Sharing (Custody) Can be Granted in a Florida Divorce

Without a doubt, the number one thing on spouses’ minds before filing for divorce (and during the process) is their children. Will they still get to see them? Will they get custody of them? How much time will they have to spend with their ex?  These, and so many other questions, are the ones that keep parents up at night while they go through a divorce. Now, a divorcing couple can always come up with a parenting plan Read More

When am I Detained and When am I Arrested?

When you are interacting with a law enforcement officer in Fort Myers and you are not inside a police station or precinct, you can still be considered to be under arrest. Or, if the officer does not have probable cause to place you under arrest, there’s a good chance you are actually being detained. It’s common to be confused over whether or not you, during the course of interacting with a police officer, are being Read More

Video Voyeurism Laws in Florida

In Florida, you can expect the authorities to aggressively investigate and prosecute alleged video voyeurism. The crime of video voyeurism occurs when someone is “dressing, undressing, or privately exposing the body at a place and time when that person has a reasonable expectation of privacy.” Places with a reasonable expectation of privacy would exist include bathrooms, changing rooms, fitting rooms, tanning booths, Read More

Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce

In their head, many people have this idea of divorce as a long, drawn-out, painful process in which the court is their battleground and their innocent children are stuck in the middle. The truth is that not all divorces must be like this; in fact, the state of Florida tries to help couples avoid this situation as much as possible. Most divorcing couples are encouraged to seek an uncontested divorce, which is where Read More