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Summer is the Deadliest Time on Roadways
Summer is a time of fun and enjoyment. College students are on break and families take vacations. The weekends are often times when family and friends get together for picnics and BBQs and these events often involve alcohol. The summer also has some holidays such as Independence Day and Memorial Day. The summer can mean more dangers on the roads as people get behind the wheel after they have been drinking. Summer Safe Driving Tips It is essential that you follow some safe driving tips, especially during the busy summer months. If you plan to drink, do so at home or make sure that you make arrangements for an Uber or other rideshare service. If you are going out with a group of friends, assign one as the sober driver. Do not allow a friend to get behind the wheel if they have been drinking. Remember that even a small amount of alcohol.
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Can I Get an Annulment Instead of a Divorce?
Many couples wonder whether they should seek to terminate their marriage with a divorce or whether they should try to annul their union. There are a number of things to consider when making this important decision. It is helpful to understand the divorce and annulment processes so you can make the right choice. Most often, annulments are associated with marriages of short duration. If you have been married a long time, an annulment is likely not an option. Short-Term Marriages When you walk down the aisle, you assume that your marriage will be forever. Unfortunately, there are some couples who find out relatively quickly that marriage was a mistake. Some celebrities have had extremely short marriages. For example, Britney Spears was married to Jason Alexander for just 55 hours before they called it quits. They were granted an annulment. Mario Lopez was married to Ali Landry for two weeks before she found out.
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Can I Get a Downward Departure on My Case?
If you are found guilty of a crime, the law generally stipulates sentencing guidelines that the judge follows when he or she orders a sentence. A downward departure occurs when the judge departs from the applicable sentence and orders a lower sentence than is recommended for a particular crime. A downward departure can be utilized only in the sentencing of some types of crimes and only when mitigating factors are present. What is a Downward Departure? In Florida, the state uses a computer system to assign scores to every person who is accused of a crime. Scores are calculated using a formula that is designated in the Florida Department of Corrections Criminal Punishment Code (CPC). Each crime is assigned a level and associated numerical value. It applies to sentencing for all felonies, except for capital felonies, that were committed after October 1, 1998. A person convicted of a.
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