Even though Florida has no-fault car insurance laws, there are still minimum coverage requirements that motorists must meet in order to purchase and maintain a vehicle in our state. These requirements include at least $10,000 of coverage in personal injury protection (PIP) and at least $10,000 of coverage in property damage liability (PDL).
Battery and assault are two distinct crimes, even though they are often discussed under one group. Assault is mainly a threat that results in the victim fearing imminent harm, and there is no physical contact.
A recanting victim is always beneficial from a defense standpoint, however, the fact that an alleged victim later changes his story will not result in a dropping of the charges in Florida. This is because detectives investigating sex crimes are trained to scrutinize conflicting statements where minor children are involved.
Special investigators learn to recognize subtle cues that may be indicative of abuse by immediate family members and within the home. Sex Crime Detectives in Broward County maintain close working relationships with centers for the prevention of domestic violence and sexual abuse.
In order to conduct a traffic stop and assess a motorist’s sobriety, police must have probable cause to pull over the driver in the first place—most of the time. If police are conducting a sobriety checkpoint, though, they can essentially pull over motorists at random in order to identify drunk drivers.
When someone is arrested and charged with a drug offense, police officers often rely on a “field test” to confirm the substance is an illegal substance. However, a commonly used field test known as the NarcoPouch is being called into question.
Florida law enforcement officials take sex crimes extremely seriously. In fact, anyone convicted of a sex crime in Fort Lauderdale, or anywhere else in the state of Florida, can expect to face harsh penalties and the life-long stigma that follows a convicted sexual offender or predator.