Florida State Laws

Florida Law

There is no denying that Florida has a little something for everybody. There are championship golf courses, tennis courts and sports arenas throughout the state. There are also amazing theme parks packed with fun for the whole family. The night life sizzles and you can’t beat Florida beaches for a relaxing day under the sun. It’s no wonder folks from around the world flock to Florida for vacations, retirement and good living.

Naturally, when you have so many people working and living side by side there is going to be the occasional brush with the law. This could be intentional as with divorce, bankruptcy or owning a gun. On the other had your brush with the Florida law could be the result of criminal offenses such as DUI arrests for felony crimes.

Whatever the case, it’s important that your arm yourself with as much information as possible. On the following pages, you’ll find resources and insights into many aspects of common Florida law. It’s everything you should know before stepping into any courthouse.

Florida Criminal Laws

There is no escaping the idea that with a popular place to live and visit, you’re going to attract a criminal element. In Florida, laws are divided into two categories: the lesser misdemeanor or the more serious felony crimes. What distinguishes the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor? Are there mandatory jail times and fines? Sometimes crimes committed by teenagers are the result of vandalism or petty theft. How do Florida felony laws apply to juveniles?

Florida DUI Laws

As a vacation destination, Florida prides itself on providing many opportunities for adults to enjoy the nightlife. From the hot clubs of South Beach to the rollicking bars in Key West you’ll find plenty of opportunity for “mature” fun. But that doesn’t mean you can act irresponsibly. Even out of state visitors are subjected to the same Florida DUI laws as the local residents.

In Florida, what is the legal definition of driving under the influence? What are the penalties for a first time DUI offense? Can a DUI arrest be removed from your records so it won’t show up in an employee background check? The best thing is not to drink and drive. However, if you or someone you care about finds themselves in DUI trouble, we can help you find the information you need.

Florida Divorce Laws

Outside of criminal offenses, the most common reason why anyone would go to a Florida courthouse would be to file for divorce. In 2018, there were over 71,000 divorces in Florida. That keeps the divorce courts very busy. What are the legal grounds for divorce in Florida? How is property distribution handled? And what will a Florida family court judge consider when it comes to the matter of child custody? You may be just be thinking about divorce right now but if you move forward you’ll want to know all your options.

Florida Gun Laws

The right to keep arms is guaranteed by the Second Amendment but that doesn’t mean that individual states can’t have their own restrictions. Do you know who is eligible to own and purchase a gun? Are Florida residents allowed to carry a concealed weapon?

Florida Bankruptcy Law

Fortunes can be made in Florida and they can also be lost. Are you considering filing for bankruptcy in Florida? We provide accurate, up-to-date information.

Florida Law Articles


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Florida Felony

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Florida Divorce Laws

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Florida Bankruptcy Laws

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