What if You Fail to Appear in Court?

The fabric of our society depends on respect for the law and cooperation with the judicial branch of government. One of the most important responsibilities is the duty to obey an order to appear in court or comply with a subpoena summoning a witness to appear. “Failure by any person without adequate excuse to...
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Florida Supreme Court Agrees that Rental-Car Drivers Must Be Treated Equally After Red-Light Camera Violations

City of Fort Lauderdale v. Dhar, 41 Fla. L. Weekly S 61 (Fla. 2016) On February 25, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court decided that section 316.0083, Florida Statutes (2012) was unconstitutional as applied to short-term vehicle renters because there was no rational basis to justify treating short-term renters differently than registered owners and registered long-time...
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Florida Supreme Court Clarifies the Inevitable Discovery Doctrine

On December 10, 2015, the Florida Supreme Court decided Miguel Rodriguez v. State of Florida, case number SC14-160. Mr. Rodriguez had challenged a decision of the Third District Court of Appeal, arguing that it conflicted with decisions of the Florida Supreme Court and other district courts of appeal on the application of the “inevitable...
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