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What Happens If I Get a New Charge While on Probation?

November 11, 2021
When you’re charged with a crime, having a criminal defense lawyer by your side can help you avoid lifelong consequences like a lengthy prison sentence, in trade for probation. This is a great alternative because you’ll be doing so outside of prison, though under supervision by a probation officer.  But what happens to this freedom if you get a new…


Do I Have to Go to Traffic School If I’m Ticketed?

October 21, 2021
The thought of attending traffic school doesn’t sound so pleasant for most drivers. It’s understandable. From school, to work, a young family to take care of, and so on, you might not have the time to spare.  However, it’s important to consider your circumstances carefully before making a decision. Whether or not you have to go to traffic school will…


Can I Really Do Jail Time for My Traffic Violation?

September 14, 2021
It is not a stretch to say most cops won't hesitate to ticket you when they catch you breaking a traffic law. Tickets can lead to the suspension of your driver's license. Yet most people don't realize that being convicted of a traffic violation can carry serious consequences and even jail time. Minor violations can result in hefty fines and…


Penalties for Speeding in a Construction Work Zone

August 22, 2021
When workers are present in a construction zone, they’re at a higher risk of being struck and injured or killed during their work day. Because of this, Florida laws are stricter about speeding in these zones. Unfortunately, that means you may have been pulled over for speeding in a work zone.  Paying off that ticket may lead to bigger problems,…


Florida Drugged Driving Penalties

July 2, 2021
Driving under the influence of drugs is a serious offense, and a conviction can hurt more than your license. It can hurt your future.  But what exactly are the serious repercussions for a drugged driving conviction? If you’re not sure what penalties you may be facing, review the details below, then speak with a Florida DUI lawyer at Hersem Law…