Does the Slow Speed Impediment Statute Apply to Cyclists in Florida?
Mark Roman | November 27, 2022 | Florida Law
Many drivers and bicyclists in Florida are unfamiliar with the slow speed impediment statute. Those familiar with the statute might assume that it applies to cyclists and motorists. That is not the case. The slow speed impediment statute does not apply to cyclists in Florida. However, other laws do apply to cyclists when they are… read more
Window Tint Laws in Florida
Mark Roman | September 27, 2022 | Florida Law
Tinted windows provide a vehicle’s occupants with increased privacy, reduce glare while driving, and enhance a car’s appearance. Window tinting is especially popular in Florida due to its ability to reduce the amount of heat that builds up in a parked car. However, adding an aftermarket tint to a car’s windows is closely regulated in… read more
Is Jaywalking Legal in Florida?
Mark Roman | May 25, 2022 | Florida Law
Did you know that the word “jaywalking” doesn’t exist in any Florida regulations? It is simply slang that has been in use since the early 20th century. Even though the term has no legal meaning, it is well understood by the general public. Jaywalking is the act of crossing a road by a pedestrian at… read more
Is it Legal to Own a Pet Sloth in Florida?
Mark Roman | May 4, 2022 | Florida Law
Florida wildlife law divides non-domestic animals into three classes. Florida prohibits individuals from owning and possessing Class I animals as pets. But the state allows people to have Class II and III animals as pets. Sloths fall into Class III. As long as you obtain a license, you can own and possess a sloth in… read more
Are Lottery Winners in Florida Required to Reveal Their Identities?
Mark Roman | December 7, 2021 | Florida Law
Florida’s lottery regulations require all lottery winners to reveal their name and city of residence. The Florida Lottery can also reveal the game, date, and amount you won to any party, including media outlets. But this does not mean you need to reveal your name and city of residence. Florida allows entities to claim lottery… read more
Florida Car Inspection Laws
Mark Roman | November 18, 2021 | Florida Law
Once upon a time, if you drove a car in the state of Florida, you were required to have a regular vehicle safety inspection. During this time, you’d need to have your car tested for emissions and smog. Failing to meet the safety inspections can contribute to a car accident. Florida no longer requires safety… read more
Is It Illegal to Eat and Drive in Tampa, Florida?
Mark Roman | August 11, 2021 | Florida Law
Florida has numerous laws designed to combat distracted driving and car accidents. You may already be familiar with some of these laws. For example, you might know that texting while driving is illegal in Tampa. However, you may wonder what other behaviors the law restricts. Perhaps you’re wondering whether you can eat food while driving… read more
Child Booster Seat/Restraint Laws in Florida
Mark Roman | May 4, 2021 | Florida Law
The child booster seat and restraint laws in Florida are designed to help reduce childhood injuries and deaths from traffic accidents. Children are unable to make decisions for themselves regarding their safety. Therefore, the legislature enacted laws to ensure parents and caregivers take steps to protect children in the event of a car crash. How… read more
Florida Statute Makes Windshield Repairs Free
Mark Roman | March 23, 2021 | Florida Law
Car accidents can cause quite a bit of damage to a vehicle. Even a minor car crash can cause dents, scrapes, and broken or cracked windows and windshields. A crack in your windshield can quickly spread and cause your entire windshield to shatter. Road debris and flying rocks can also crack or chip a windshield…. read more
What Exactly Can a Process Server Do To Serve Papers?
Mark Roman | February 9, 2021 | Florida Law
If a lawsuit must be filed after a car accident, a physical copy of the lawsuit is delivered to the person or people being sued. This physical delivery by the appropriate officer is called service of process. Sometimes, a sheriff makes service of process. In other cases, like when the sheriff is unsuccessful, a person,… read more