We all know that car accidents are one of the most common causes of injuries for Florida residents and people throughout the country. Every year, thousands of these accidents leave people with completely changed lives, facing medical care for weeks or months or even suffering injuries so severe that full recovery is not expected. But, there are other ways that Florida residents can suffer injuries as well.
It's the image many Florida residents have when it comes to DUI traffic stops -- someone on the side of the road trying to walk a straight line, standing on one leg or following a flashlight held by a police officer. Movies and television also make you believe that you must participate in these tests.
In Florida and elsewhere, driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious crime. If you find yourself charged with DUI, the penalties associated with a conviction have the potential to negatively affect your work and home life. You do not have to let a DUI ruin your life; you may be able to fight it.
Our readers in Florida know that this is a very tense time in our country when it comes to guns and weapons, particularly in regards to people who possess these items on or near school grounds. But, there is a balance that must be determined, between the right of individuals to protect themselves and the rights of others to be free from the threat these weapons can present when they are in the wrong hands. It appears that both sides of the issue were at play in a recent incident in Fort Myers, but the ultimate result was that a 16-year-old girl was arrested.