DUI

What Are the Penalties for DUI in Florida?

“What are the penalties for DUI in Florida?” This is one of the common questions that Tampa DUI lawyers get every day. The short answer to this question is: it depends.

There are various mitigating and aggravating factors that can affect a plea bargain in a Tampa DUI case. First off, there are the bare minimum DUI penalties in Florida. However, prosecutors are not bound to recommend the minimums. In fact, they usually ask for more punishment.

As a client, the whole experience will feel like a punishment. There are business, career, or employment consequences, legal fees, and bail bonds to consider. On top of these, there’s the legal punishment. As a result, it comes as no surprise that some clients request their Tampa DUI attorneys to fight the charges to the Supreme Court.

Should You Hire a Tampa DUI Attorney?

Whether you want to get over the DUI charges as quickly or with as little punishment as possible, you need an attorney. When you are facing DUI charges, there are a series of things you should and must do. Moreover, there are some things you do not want to do, whether by mistake or due to unfamiliarity with …

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Advice

Is Fleet Truck Insurance Required by Law ?

Trucks moving from state to state are required under the law to have a certain amount of minimum insurance coverage. In addition to federal law, there are other state laws that require trucks to have insurance. The insurance requirements are meant to protect victims of truck accidents from companies and drivers that cannot afford to pay any compensation from their own pocket.

The United States Code of Federal Regulations has outlined a number of requirements for truck insurance. These requirements are under Title 49, Section 387 and provide the requirement for trucks weighing more than 10,000 lbs.

Trucks that are only carrying non-hazardous general good are required to have a minimum of $750,000 insurance coverage. The sum covers for damages that can occur on property or injuries to people. In the UK, the amount varies depending on various conditions. Fleet owners can get fast truck insurance after their trucks have passed a number of checks.

Continuing with the law, a commercial truck carrying HAZMAT goods (excluding any type of explosives) should have a minimum of $1 million insurance for damage to property and bodily injury. On the other hand, a truck carrying HAZMAT goods and/or explosives should have a minimum …

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Animals, Disability

Psychiatric Service Dogs & Emotional Support Animals Law

Many people with disabilities rely on the help of service dogs. The Federal law grants certain protections and rights to people with disabilities that rely on guide and other service dogs.

Access to Public Places

There are a number of laws that govern how service dogs should be used in different contexts. One of the laws is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The ADA act guarantees people with disabilities that rely on service dogs equal access to public places such as government buildings, shops, theaters, hotels, hospitals and restaurants. Owners of these public places are required by ESA law to modify their practices to accommodate service dogs, if necessary.

However, the rights are only valid for dogs that fall under ADA’s definition of “service animals”. The ADA defines a service animal as a dog that has been trained to perform specific tasks to help a person with a disability. The dog should have been trained to perform tasks that are directly related to the person’s disability.

Under the ADA regulations, a “helper” cat or monkey does not fit the description of a service animal. This is because the definition is limited to dogs. In some cases, the ADA requires …

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Advice

Do All Websites Need a Privacy Policy?

Apart from taxes, another part of running a business that most entrepreneurs dislike is the legal stuff. However, regardless of how much you hate legal or tax stuff, these two components cannot be avoided, unless you are ready for regrets.

In this guide, we will look at the website legal requirements USA business owners need to adhere to. The requirements may vary from state to state and, hence, you should seek independent counsel for further guidance.

Do All Websites Need a Privacy Policy?

So, do you need a Privacy Policy page? The short answers is, yes.

If you collect any kind of visitor information on your website, you need a privacy policy page. Below are some ways in which you may be collecting visitor info:

  • Taking payment details (PayPal, debit cards, credit cards, etc.)
  • Collecting site traffic data. Most site builders automatically do this
  • Collecting your readers’ emails by asking them to subscribe to your newsletter

Generally, a Privacy Poly tells your site visitors what information you are collecting and how you will be using it.

Vital Legal Stuff Your Website Should Have

Below is an overview of the important website pages you should have.

Privacy Policy

The “privacy policy” …

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Advice

7 Best Professional Gifts for Lawyers

Happy with your lawyer? If so, you may want to buy him a gift to appreciate his work. However, figuring out what gift to buy can be quite challenging.

In this post, we present 10 professional gifts for lawyers that will show your appreciation for their work. These gifts have been compiled from our interviews with different attorneys from around the country.

7 Best Gifts for Lawyers

#1.  Business Books from Thought Leaders

SuperBetter-The Power of Living Gamefully.“Books are always excellent gifts for lawyers”, says David Ghavitian, a commercial real estate lawyer. David says that the best book gifts for lawyers are those that deal with strategic thinking. Here is a selection of the top 5 strategic thinking books you should consider getting an attorney:

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Health

Attorney Health Tips: Dangers of High Protein Diets

Many lawyers have followed high protein diets because they want to either build muscle or lose weight. In some instances, these diets require the supervision of a dietitian and a physician because there may be profound consequences and even death of the patient.

Risk of Other Diseases

High protein diets tend to de-emphasize plant food sources, which provide lots of carbohydrate and fiber. These items can lower the blood cholesterol and reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Many fruits, vegetables, whole grains, cereals, and low-fat dairy products, which high protein diets tend not to include, also help to maintain a normal blood pressure.

Some examples of high protein Diets:

  • Banting Diet
  • Paleo Diet
  • LCHF Diet (Low Carb High Fat)
  • Atkins Diet

The diet may help a lawyer to eat less, and this attracts overweight attorneys who want to lose weight. It does so through the process of ketosis, which induces nausea and loss of appetite. Over a long period of time, however, these patients may develop vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

Since high protein diets emphasize animal food sources, they tend to supply a great deal of saturated fat. And with the increase in protein intake, these patients will develop …

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