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Why You Should Stay at the Scene of an Accident

Why You Should Stay at the Scene of an Accident

Given the driving conditions in Northeast Florida, you could say auto accidents are just waiting to happen. If you’re unfortunate to be involved in a car accident, here’s my very important legal advice: Don’t leave. Staying at the scene of an accident can help you avoid significant hit and run penalties that include fines, revoked licenses and jail time. If you’ve left the scene of an accident, stop reading and please call my office immediately

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The Medical Marijuana Battle isn’t Over—It’s Just Begun

The Medical Marijuana Battle isn’t Over—It’s Just Begun

Your right to legally use medical marijuana in Florida took a giant leap forward on January 3, 2017. That’s when amendment 2–Florida Medical Marijuana Legalization Initiative—went into effect. On November 8, 2016, 71% of Florida voters said yes to legalize medical marijuana for individuals with specific debilitating diseases or comparable debilitating conditions as determined by a licensed state physician. While the amendment win is big news for marijuana-use advocates, celebration might be premature. The actual

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What You Need to Know About Holiday Celebrations & DUI Checkpoints

  The holidays are here! Being out at bars and restaurants with friends and family is all part of the seasonal celebrations. For many, those celebrations could include a drink or two. For some, those celebrations could mean a costly Jacksonville DUI Holiday Checkpoint encounter. Around major holidays, law enforcement officers deploy an increased number of DUI checkpoints throughout the area to catch impaired drivers. Costs of DUI Those caught driving while intoxicated or under

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Watch Lewis Fusco’s Interview on The Jacksonville Buzz

Watch Lewis Fusco's Interview on The Jacksonville Buzz

Criminal Defense Attorney, Lewis Fusco, recently appeared on the Jacksonville Buzz during their Ask the Attorney segment.

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Knowing Your Rights When Stopped by Any Authoritative Agency

Today’s news is filled with negative and, sometimes, downright violent interactions between the public and Police or other Government Authorities. I understand that nervous sinking feeling you get in your stomach when you see the blue lights from a police vehicle in your rearview mirror. In that moment, a series of thoughts probably run through your head: “Was I speeding?” “Do I have a broken taillight?” “Is my license tag expired?” Then, you might start

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New Florida Laws – 2016

Several New Florida Laws Take Effect in 2016. Here’s How Some Could Impact You, Our State Government passed 279 bills so far this year. Many already took effect. Others are waiting in the wings to shortly impact Florida residents and businesses. When it comes to our State Government, just remember “What happens in Tallahassee doesn’t stay in Tallahassee.” That’s why Duval, Clay, St. Johns County and surrounding community residents need to be vigilant and knowledgeable

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Knowing Your Legal Alternatives Could Help You Walk Away from a Criminal Conviction

It’s scary being charged with a crime. Especially, when you’re facing prison or jail time. What do I find scary? The thought of a first time offender from Jacksonville facing the full force of the Florida legal system bent on wringing out a guilty plea without being advised of all the alternatives, or future ramifications of a criminal conviction. Let’s face it, the judicial system isn’t prepared to counsel you fully on your rights and

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Purchasing Medical Marijuana in Florida – What You Should Know

Purchasing Medical Marijuana in Florida – What You Should Know

Medical marijuana finally entered the Florida market on July 26, 2016 at a shop in a strip mall located in Tallahassee. Six Florida medical cannabis licensees will eventually open dispensaries throughout the state. Don’t get too excited. While it looks like Florida is warming up to a marijuana trend popping up all over the United States, the State has yet to completely jump on the bandwagon. The following has changed: Based on the Compassionate Medical

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Increased DUI Checkpoints

Increased DUI Checkpoints

At a recent City Council meeting Duval County approved $500,000 to increase DUI checkpoints from two per year to two per month over the next two years. That’s roughly 60 checkpoints over this two year period. These funds are not coming from the current city budget, but rather a grant awarded to the city by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, a nonprofit with a mission to improve health and safety concerns. At this

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Don’t Let Holiday Cheers Bring DUI Gloom

Don’t Let Holiday Cheers Bring DUI Gloom

It’s the holiday season and our calendars are booked with office parties along with festive family and friend get-togethers. And it’s common to have a few drinks to add to all the fun. However, that holiday cheer can quickly turn to gloom if you’re not careful. It’s Not Just the Holiday Season, Its DUI Season From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, expect to see increased police patrols and Jacksonville-area DUI checkpoints. That means more DUI

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Jacksonville, Florida 32204

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