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Driving Violation Cases

Victim’s Parents Sue Doctor in Fatal Hit-and-Run
  • Published: September 27, 2018

A Viera-based doctor is accused of leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in the death of a 33-year-old man on April 27, 2016. At the time of the alleged hit-and-run accident, the doctor was returning to her home in Sebastian after having dinner with her friend in Viera. Coming up to 104th Avenue after having exited Interstate 95, the doctor struck a 33-year master electrician who was walking home from work along County Road 512. In a taped statement to the state highway patrol in the immediate aftermath of the accident, the doctor indicated that she was under the belief that she had hit a road sign. That cam The highway patrolman investigating the accident claims that a check of the SUV, which was impounded after the accident, found damage to the headlight, fender, bumper and hood. If…Read More

Fort Pierce Man Arrested on Weapon, Drug Charges
  • Published: February 14, 2018

Fort Pierce police arrested a man who fled from police in a vehicle and on foot. The man allegedly ran because he was trying to avoid weapons charges and drug charges. It all began when the police noticed the man driving without wearing his seat belt. Law enforcement officials say that they tried to stop the driver to talk to him about his seatbelt. Instead of stopping, the man sped away. Eventually, he left his vehicle and ran on foot. By the time law enforcement caught up with the man, he was in a locked room. A search of the room revealed that the man had a stolen weapon. In addition to weapons and drug charges, the man also faces charges of driving without a license. He may work with a Port Saint Lucie criminal lawyer to defend against the allegations. Florida law…Read More

  • Published: January 16, 2018

A 29-year-old Fort Pierce man was arrested recently and taken into custody after failing to come to a complete stop at the corner of North 33rd Street and Angle Road. Upon searching the man, police allegedly came across a small quantity of marijuana and $5,870 in cash. A search of the man’s vehicle reportedly produced a handgun under the driver’s seat. He was charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of a firearm without a permit. The man was released from the St. Lucie County Jail after posting $4,500 in bail. It appears as if the defendant has a history of at least one prior drug-related arrest dating back to 2007. The Gun Charge is a Felony Possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana in Florida is a first degree misdemeanor that’s punishable by up to…Read More

  • Published: August 18, 2017

A Coral Springs psychiatrist who tried to “paint” her way out of trouble is facing criminal charges in connection with a hit-and-run traffic crash. In view of her actions after the accident, she could probably benefit from the services of a Port Saint Lucie hit and run defense attorney. This type of legal assistance is available from the Law Office of Jeffrey H. Garland. The accident involving the psychiatrist occurred the previous month on Florida’s Turnpike in Palm Beach County. The Toyota Prius driven by the doctor was seen weaving through other vehicles and was driving on the shoulder of the road when it clipped a car occupied by a family. Before it fled the scene, the Prius was photographed by the wife of the other car’s driver. Florida Highway Patrol investigators examined the picture and were able to determine…Read More

  • Published: May 24, 2017

Help for Those Who Violate Florida’s Driving Laws A man whose license had previously been suspended is in even deeper trouble after a freak traffic accident near Fort Pierce, Fla. The wreck occurred while he was driving a motorized lawn mower, although he may not have even realized that he was in violation of the law. This is the type of person who will need legal assistance, the type available from a Fort Pierce driving offense lawyer. The case involved a 54-year-old Fort Pierce resident who was riding the lawn mower in lieu of a car. After allegedly running a stop sign, the suspect plowed into an automobile, then fled on his vehicle. He later returned to the scene of the accident, this time riding a bicycle, but would subsequently be arrested as a habitual traffic offender. The suspect, who gets…Read More

  • Published: May 18, 2017

It never pays to run from police. It always ends in a disastrous situation such as a death, injury or compounded criminal charges. A recent chase ended with a man receiving multiple charges. He had run from the police in his car and then switched to running on foot after his speeding led to a collision with a guard rail. He even took a detour at a resident’s home and committed a forceful entry crime, reports say. The man is currently in jail and needs about $136,000 to even dream about getting released from jail. He will need the help of an awesome Fort Pierce criminal defense attorney because of all the charges he is facing. The assailant most likely ran because police came to talk to him about a stolen car that he had been driving that day. It…Read More

  • Published: February 8, 2017

A number of St. Lucie County felony arrest were made in the St. Lucie County, Florida area on Thursday, February 9, 2017. These arrests involved a number of people who committed a variety of crimes. A 49 year old man of the Southwest Savona Boulevard area in Port St. Lucie was arrested on charges of burglary of a dwelling, structure or conveyance. He was unarmed and committed the burglary while the place was unoccupied and was charged with grand theft, larceny, possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon. In the 1200 block of Apple Street in Fort Pierce, a man aged 43 was arrested for larceny and grand theft, as well as possession of a weapon or ammunition as a formerly convicted felon. He was also charged with having a concealed weapon in the form of a…Read More

  • Published: July 16, 2013

Those facing a felony prosecution for driving on a suspension or revocation need to be aware that DHSMV must prove mailing of notice of an administrative suspension/revocation to the last known address. Failure of the DHSMV records to prove this is a defense.Read More