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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Exercise your civil rights during a traffic stop

By Scott N. Richardson, P.A. |

Although the law requires you to pull over when an officer stops you in traffic, you still have legal rights as a private citizen. You should understand your constitutional rights so you know when law enforcement has acted illegally.  Start with the answers to these common questions about retaining your civil liberties during an encounter with… Read More »

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What are your rights during a traffic stop?

By Scott N. Richardson, P.A. |

Getting pulled over by the police can be a frightening event. If you get stopped or pulled over by the police while driving in Florida, it is important to understand what your rights are. Knowing what rights you have may help you feel calm and confident, which may help you conduct yourself in a way that… Read More »

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What does the Sixth Amendment say about a speedy trial?

By Scott N. Richardson, P.A. |

The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides you with various rights when you have a criminal accusation against you in Florida. One of those rights is to a speedy trial, but the meaning of “speedy” does not always mean what you think it means. Obviously, if you are sitting in jail waiting for… Read More »

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What circumstances do not require a warrant?

By Scott N. Richardson, P.A. |

The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution protects you against unreasonable searches and seizures of your property. This means that law enforcement typically must obtain a warrant in order to conduct a search of your person or premises. However, in the eyes of the law there are situations in which reasonability dictates that it is… Read More »

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What can I expect after a bar fight assault charge?

By Scott N. Richardson, P.A. |

Alcohol can lead to some interesting consequences, but a bar fight in Florida does not have to ruin your life. There are things you can do if the other person presses assault charges. Remaining silent and calling a criminal defense attorney are the first things you should do. According to the 2019 Florida Statutes… Read More »

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