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Supreme Court Allows Traffic Stops Based on Anonymous Tips

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As a result of an April Supreme Court decision in the case of Navarette v. California, it is now legal for a law enforcement officer to pull a driver over based solely on an anonymous tip, even if the officer does not observe any further evidence of criminal activity prior to stopping the driver. That .. read more

Electronic Evidence: Friend or Foe?

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The vengeful message designed to let your ex know exactly how evil he/she is, and why you are better off alone. Everyone who goes through a break up has been tempted to do it, and every family law attorney in the country warns against it. Whether it’s a picture flaunting a new love interest, a .. read more

On March 12th, 2013, posted in: Advice, Divorce, Family Law by Tags: , ,

Handling Assets and Debts in a Divorce

Division Of Property At Divorce

Dividing assets in a divorce can be complicated. The first step is to identify each asset or debt as “marital” or “nonmarital”. Nonmarital assets are generally those acquired prior to the marriage, or assets which were acquired from the proceeds of those assets. Some assets obtained during the marriage, such as those from an inheritance .. read more

Tips from SMRL’s Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Department

Sarasota Personal Injury Attorney Scott Westheimer and SMRL’s Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Department have provided these helpful tips. Automobile accidents are a traumatic event which, unfortunately, most Florida families will deal with at one time in their lives. Every year there are an estimated 10.8 million motor vehicle accidents in the United States. Over 5 million .. read more

Sarasota Personal Injury Attorney, Scott Westheimer, Discusses Benefits of Wearing a Motorcycle Helmet

Motorcycle helmets

As a Sarasota personal injury attorney and Sarasota motorcycle injury attorney, I have truly seen the devastating impact from automobile and motorcycle accidents. In motorcycle accidents, there is nothing more devastating than handling an accident where the motorcycle rider is not wearing a motorcycle helmet. I have experienced it in litigation and have the seen .. read more

Sarasota Car Accident Lawyer, Scott Westheimer, Talks UM Coverage

UM coverage

As a Sarasota car accident lawyer, I frequently have clients who were injured in an auto accident where the driver was either uninsured or underinsured. In most states, if you get into a car accident, automobile accident, or motorcycle accident the at- fault driver is forced by law to have mandatory insurance to protect you .. read more

Top 5 things to do before you start your car

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5. Make sure you have adequate PIP insurance coverage. Under Florida law, PIP (Personal Injury Protection) is mandatory and pays 80% of your medical bills and 60% of your lost wages if you get into an auto accident, regardless of fault. Insurance agents or companies may attempt to sell PIP insurance with various deductibles. Don’t .. read more