What is a Pretrial Conference or Case Management Conference in Florida?

Posted by Fred Koberlein | Sep 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

Case management conferences and pretrial conferences are an important part of the judicial process because they help move the case along in an efficient way while ensuring the court and attorneys are all on the same page about the issues in the case. Either party or the court can generally request a conference after a case has commenced. At the conference, both parties must be in attendance unless a client’s appearance has been waived by the court. These conferences work towards promoting a fair and just trial process.

What is a Motion to Suppress in Florida?

Posted by Fred Koberlein | Sep 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

A motion to suppress is a motion filed with the court to keep certain information from being heard at trial by the jury or judge. These motions can be used even when the information being suppressed or kept out is true, but the way the police obtained the information was either unconstitutional or a serious violation of the procedure that was supposed to be used. Suppression motions are best if they are made prior to trial.

What Happens When I Am Hit By A Drowsy Driver?

Posted by Fred Koberlein, Sr. | Feb 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

I was in a car accident that was not my fault. I think the other driver hit me because he was drowsy.  Can I sue for bodily injury if I cannot prove the other driver was drowsy at the time of the car accident? Drowsy Driving in America Anyone who chooses to operate a motor vehicle when they are...

Drunk Driving During the Holidays

Posted by Fred Koberlein, Sr. | Dec 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

What is the Most Dangerous Holiday for Drunk Driving? How would you answer this question? Do you think New Year's Eve is the worst holiday for DUI accidents? You may believe July Fourth has more incidents of drunk driving or maybe it is Thanksgiving Day. Some holidays do have a greater number ...

What is an Arraignment in Florida?

Posted by Fred Koberlein, Sr. | Aug 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

For many people, a DUI arrest is the first time they appear in a criminal court. The process of being arrested and arraigned can be frightening and cause much anxiety for the accused person. It helps to relieve stress if the person understands the process of being arrested and going through the s...

Legal Fees vs. Real Life Costs of a Florida DUI Charge

Posted by Fred Koberlein | May 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

In addition to the potential for jail time and other consequences of a DUI conviction, you must consider the financial cost of a DUI charge. You may be required to pay a large fine, higher insurance rates, court costs, probation costs, costs of DUI school, interlock device fees, and other costs a...

What is a DUI in Florida?

Posted by Fred Koberlein, Sr. | May 07, 2017 | 0 Comments

Each state in the United States has various laws defining the criminal act of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol.  DUI or “drunk driving” refers to the act of operating a motor vehicle when your blood alcohol level (BAC) is at or above the legal limit for that state. The lawmakers in ea...

NHTSA Released Motorcycle Safety Facts

Posted by Fred Koberlein | May 07, 2017 | 0 Comments

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its Traffic Safety Facts for motorcycles. Some of the facts included in the key findings include: 4,976 motorcyclists were killed in 2015, which represented an 8 percent increase in motorcycle fatalities from 2014 ...

My Florida Car Accident Report Is Wrong

Posted by Fred Koberlein, Sr. | Apr 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Another driver hit me, so the accident was not my fault. Do I call the police if the other driver was at fault?” Florida law requires you to report a traffic accident that results in injuries or property damage of $500 or more. After a car accident, you should call 911 to request emergency medi...

BUI — Boating Under the Influence in Florida

Posted by Fred Koberlein | Apr 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, alcohol is the leading factor in fatal boating accidents where the cause is known. Other facts about BUI that you may not know include: Alcohol is often more of an impairment to boaters than drivers because many recreational boaters do not have the same level...

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