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What to do if You are Arrested
Facing an arrest is never an easy situation. If this is your first time getting arrested, you likely have many questions about the process and what to expect. At the same time, you want to know what you should and should not do in order to make the process faster, easier, and most importantly, come to a favorable outcome.
  • Pay Attention to Your Miranda Warnings: When an officer places you under arrest, he or she must read you your Miranda rights. Miranda warnings are the reminder of your legal rights that protect you under the constitution. These include the right to remain silent and to have an attorney present during police questioning. Keep in mind that anything you say can be used against you in a court of law. It is usually best to seek legal representation before you speak with police.
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What is Parental Time-Sharing?
The decision for married parents to end their marriage is never an easy one. Both parents have likely played major roles in their child’s life and changes are imminent. In Florida, both parents are expected to continue to be part of their child’s life following a divorce. Generally, both parents have equal responsibility for their child’s safety and well-being. Children should spend time with both parents. Parental time-sharing is a term that has replaced the word “custody.” In the past, custody was awarded to one parent in a divorce, while the other had visitation rights. Parental Time-Sharing Today, the courts recognize that both parents share equal responsibility for their children and both need to spend time with their kids. Time-sharing is an arrangement that provides a schedule that parents follow for spending time with their children following a divorce. This arrangement is also sometimes called joint parenting or.
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Enforcement of Florida Texting and Driving Law
In Florida, texting while driving is already banned. However, police were not yet citing drivers with official tickets. Instead, drivers had a six-month grace period that lasted until January 1, 2020. Law enforcement officials have been giving drivers warning tickets for texting while driving. Previously, police officers were not allowed to pull over a driver for texting while driving, but could cite a driver if they stopped the driver for another infraction. The law changed in July, allowing the police to stop vehicles for texting alone, but extended a grace period in which they will issue only verbal or written warnings. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, they issued about 1,087 warnings from July 1, 2019 through December 19, 2019. An additional 1,220 citations were issued throughout Florida by other law enforcement agencies. Now, drivers will be issued actual citations rather than warnings. Fines for a first.
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