Happy Halloween to everybody in the Greater Tampa area (and beyond if you are reading this blog).  Here are some helpful tips from Greater Tampa Law to maximize your fun and safety: 1) If you are trick or treating with children, make sure they wear some type of reflective clothing item after dark. 2) Pay…

A woman in New York was arrested twice for DWI within 3 hours.  Florida and New York have different names for what we commonly call in DUI.  In Florida, a DUI is Driving Under the Influence.  In New York, a DWI is Driving While Intoxicated.  They are the same crime, just under different names. Ultimately,…

Greater Tampa Law, P.L. handles all types of family law matters, including dissolution of marriage and establishment of paternity cases. Family law issues can arise in all areas of the world.  This story comes to us from across the pond in Spain.  Apparently a woman went a little too far with the entertainment at her…

The Tampa Police Department has created a video (contained in the article below), to warn people how to prevent home burglaries.  If you, or a loved one, has left your garage door open, zombies will apparently take your bicycle, exercise ball, and weed wacker.  Luckily, the zombies will be courteous enough to close the garage…

After going on six dates with a local man, a woman (not in Florida) decided to win his affection by breaking into his house through the chimney.  The problem with her plan was that she got stuck and had to be rescued by the local fire department before being arrested. In Florida, the same scenario…

In Florida, it is illegal to masturbate in public.  Unfortunately, that legal tidbit may have slipped by a Hernando County man.  This ABC news report details the 3:00 p.m. adventures between Mr. Johnson and a stuffed horse. Luckily, the Walmart employees determined that the stuffed horse was deemed “unsellable.” “Brooksville Police arrested man for using…

While Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans can have their occasional issues, Philadelphia Eagles fans seem to continue to one-up themselves. In case you are wondering, yes, stealing a prosthetic leg is a crime in the State of Florida (so make sure not to do it). This article from Yahoo! Sports details the latest from last night’s…

Brett Szematowicz Identified as One of the Top DUI Attorneys in Florida by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD) Brett Szematowicz recently became a member of the National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD), LLC, an organization that awards the nation’s best private Driving Under the Influence (DUI) attorneys. NAFDD identifies the top criminal defense…

1. Parasailing This law prohibits certain commercial and recreational water activities within certain areas. Also, it requires the operator of a vessel engaged in commercial parasailing to ensure that specified requirements are met. The owner of a vessel engaged in commercial parasailing should obtain and maintain an insurance policy and have a current and valid license issued by the United…

As the summer afternoon storm season winds down, we are still inundated with the occasional strong brief thunderstorm during the rush hour drive home. This article from Bay News 9 highlights the dangers, as well as the legal issues, of driving in the rain with your hazard lights flashing: Summertime in Florida brings heavy thunderstorms…

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