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What is a General Practice Attorney?

What is a general practice attorney, anyway? We explain what that means, what they offer, and what the limits are of general practice lawyers. Learn more.

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What is careless driving?

Careless driving generally is a lesser criminal charge than reckless driving and involves a driver who fails to exercize due care while on the road. Motorists may be cited for careless driving for reading while behind the wheel or otherwise failing to pay attention to the road.

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Florida D-6 License Suspensions: Defined

Florida's laws on license suspensions are some of the toughest in the United States. According to recent statistics from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, approximately 30 percent of Florida's motoring public is currently under some so

Florida's laws on license suspensions are some of the toughe...

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What is an express warranty?

An express warranty is a clearly stated guarantee by a seller of a product that a product will perform in a certain manner. It is distinct from an implied warranty, which is imposed by the law even when not clearly stated. In many cases, both express and implied warranties will apply.

An express warranty is a clearly stated guarantee by a selle...

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Florida’s Point System: A Crash Course

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor vehicles has developed a point system based upon certain violations. Aside from insurance increases, the law mandates that the Department suspend the driver's license of individuals who have accumulated

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Florida License Suspensions Laws: What Are They?

Florida has some unique laws. Unlike in some states where your license won't get suspended for failure to pay a ticket, if you don't pay a ticket in the state of Florida, your license will get suspended' and it will happen relatively fast. David Haenel

Florida has some unique laws. Unlike in some states where y...

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What is a hit and run?

A hit and run accident occurs when one party to a traffic accident leaves the scene before police arrive. The penalty can be anything from a fine to jail time.

A hit and run accident occurs when one party to a traffic ac...

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Is the lender responsible under lemon law as well?

If a consumer purchases a car using a financing plan from a lender, and the car turns out to be a lemon, the lender is not generally held responsible. The responsibility for a lemon, i.e. a defective vehicle under warranty, falls with the holder of the warranty, which is typically the car manufacturer.

If a consumer purchases a car using a financing plan from a ...

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What are my remedies in California under the UCC?

The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) is a national code set in place to help regulate warranty laws from state to state. The UCC provides recommendations for warranty laws, but does not dictate specifics or require that states adopt certain regulations, so a consumer's (and manufacturer's) rights under the UCC may vary depending on where he or she is located and/or where the manufacturer of the product in question is located and whether that state has adopted some or all of the UCC provisions.

The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) is a national code set in ...

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I was charged with reckless driving. What does this mean?

Reckless driving is a criminal offense for operating a car or other type of vehicle in a manner which endangers other drivers or pedestrians. While the punishment for reckless driving varies from state to state, it can include jail or prison time and substantial fines.

Reckless driving is a criminal offense for operating a car o...

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How to Beat a Red Light Ticket

If you ran a red light and got a ticket, you may be able to beat the charge in court. For example, if you can present evidence showing the traffic signal malfunctioned or was obscured from your vision, a judge may find that you were not at fault for the red light ticket.

If you ran a red light and got a ticket, you may be able to ...

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Nearly 4.6 Million Florida Drivers Have Suspended or Revoked Licenses

According to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV), nearly 4.6 million Florida drivers have suspended or revoked licenses' nearly 30 percent of the state's population. David Haenel, an attorney based on Florida's west coast whose p

According to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehi...

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What are my guaranteed remedies in California under Song Beverly?

The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act is a California civil code designed to protect buyers and leasers of new motor vehicles by giving them protection against'lemon' vehicles. There are numerous remedies available under Song-Beverly "lemon law" that you should be aware of as a consumer.

The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act is a California civil...

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Do I have to pay a reward I offered for a lost item if I think the person who returned it stole it?

If you offer a reward to the public in return for information regarding the return of an object, and someone subsequently provides you with what you have requested, you are legally obligated to follow through with the reward. While you can certainly attempt not to pay it, the person in question has every right to take you to court in order to collect.

If you offer a reward to the public in return for informatio...

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Am I entitled to a contractor warranty against defects in workmanship or service?

Whether or not your contractor has to give you a written contractor warranty can vary by state. It can also vary based on the type of work being done. In some instances, even if the contractor does not give you a written contractor warranty, you may have some rights against defects in the workmanship or service.

Whether or not your contractor has to give you a written con...

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