Just about any criminal charge has the potential to significantly damage an individual's life. It can result in jail or prison time, fines and harm to one's reputation. One of the more common criminal offenses in the Fort Myers area is drunk driving. Some individuals who find themselves accused of this crime either didn't have a drink prior to being pulled over, or they had a drink or two but believed they were under the legal blood alcohol content level of 0.08%. This, then, raises the question of how a motorist's blood alcohol content is calculated. This is no small thing. After all, there are usually significant penalties on the line.
If you are considering or in the process of ending your marriage, then you know that there are several legal issues that you have to address. Unless you are fortunate enough to end your marriage on amicable and cooperative terms, then a number of these issues can become quite contentious. Amongst them is child support. This financial obligation is meant to ensure that children and their custodial parents have the financial resources needed following a divorce, but it sometimes is either insufficient for the custodial parent or overly burdensome for the noncustodial parent. This is when child support modification may be warranted.
It can be hard to leave an abusive relationship. This is because domestic violence can proliferate a relationship, warping an individual's perception of his or her abusive relationship. This can prove dangerous, as a victim may be willing to stay with or return to an individual who puts his or her safety and well-being at risk. For this reason, it is important that Floridians learn to recognize the signs of domestic violence so that, if the time comes, they can develop a plan to escape their situation.