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The Rudman Law Group celebrates 10th anniversary

"I used to believe that I knew everything, but with age and wisdom, I have learned that it takes a great team to get a great result." - Douglas J. Rudman, Esq.

The Rudman Law Group is celebrating our 10th anniversary pursuing justice on behalf of our fellow Floridians. Over the past decade, we have achieved a great deal of success, including 5,000 cases, and more than 150 trials.


False domestic abuse allegations can ruin reputations

Most people pride themselves on how they are viewed by their co-workers, friends and their general community. Everyone wants to be viewed in a positive light, because being thought of as a good person is extremely important for maintaining relationships both in your personal and professional life.

Unfortunately, certain events can be enough to tarnish an otherwise well-thought-of person's reputation overnight. One of these events is an accusation of domestic violence. If you were accused of domestic violence by your spouse, you'll not only have to manage your reputation, but you'll also have to defend yourself against criminal charges. If you're worried about this accusation and you're not sure what to do next, the following are some tips.

Are you aware of the main types of domestic violence?

Many people who are accused of domestic violence genuinely believe that they are not guilty of the act because they have never acted violently against the accused. If you have been accused of domestic violence, it may be the case that you have been falsely accused, and in this situation, you will need to take swift action to defend yourself. However, it may be the case that you inadvertently committed the crime of domestic violence in a non-physical way.

It is important to understand that the crime of domestic violence is not only perpetrated through physical acts. It can also be perpetrated through psychological abuse or the attempt to control another. If you have been accused of domestic violence, you should first understand the different types of domestic violence so that you are more fully aware of the law. The following is an overview of the main types of domestic violence.

How do I know if I have an active warrant?

Authorities have the power to issue a warrant for a person's arrest. In order for this to happen, a judge needs to issue an arrest warrant. This authorizes the police to be able to arrest you and to present you before the court.

If you are worried that you have a warrant made against you, it is probably because you have recently committed a crime or because you have been accused of committing a crime. It's important that you, therefore, take action to find out whether you have a warrant and then make plans to do something about it.

How a DUI could affect your reputation

We all have reputations to uphold. Whether you work as a teacher, a doctor, a manager or a mechanic, the people we work with have certain expectations about our character. They expect that we are responsible and trustworthy. However, when a person is convicted of a crime, all of these presumptions may be dismissed, and their reputation could become irreparably damaged.

If you have recently been accused of drunk driving, one of the primary concerns you may have is how it will affect your reputation in both your professional and private life. The following is an overview of the potential ways a DUI could affect your reputation, and what you can do about it.

False domestic abuse claims can occur during a divorce

Domestic violence is a very serious issue across the United States. No one should be made to feel fearful of a person with whom they are sharing a home, and everyone has the right to make their own decisions about their life.

The vast majority of domestic abuse claims are made honestly. Sometimes calls are made in the heat of a moment when the victim has become worried about what may happen next. Other claims are the result of months or years of psychological abuse.

The other person involved can't stop a domestic violence arrest

Separating myth from reality is important for anyone facing potential criminal charges in Florida. Especially when the offense is a significant one, such as an altercation that leads to domestic violence charges, knowing about the law and the potential consequences involved can help you make better decisions.

Some people facing domestic violence-related criminal charges might not take them seriously enough because they believe inaccurate information. People mistakenly think that they can only face domestic violence charges if the other person involved agrees to help the prosecutor.

These are 4 questions you may have about DUI schooling

You were enjoying an amazing night out with your colleagues, and you didn't think much about the fact that you could be intoxicated. You felt fine, and you didn't think you'd have any trouble getting home on your own.

Unfortunately, you weren't right. After driving a few miles, you ended up getting drowsy from your drinks and went off the road. Now, you're facing a DUI on top of the injuries you caused yourself.

Getting drunk and lost could lead to trespassing

You go out to the bar with your friends. It's a Friday night and you have more to drink than you planned. Why not? It's the weekend. You're having fun and blowing off steam. There's also the issue of peer pressure, as one of your friends keeps buying you shots.

Regardless, when it is finally time to head home, you know it's not safe to drive. You make the wise choice and leave your car at the bar. You'll get an Uber and pick it up the next day. However, there are no drivers around at the moment, so you decide to walk back to your apartment.

Arrive on vacation, leave on probation? Not necessarily!

Whether you read it on a T-shirt or just heard it as a punchline, the fact is that for far too many tourists to the West Palm Beach area, the saying "Arrive on vacation, leave on probation" becomes a reality.

According to a Florida bail bond website, the phrase originated when the bail bondsman was quaffing a few beers and eating raw oysters with his T-shirt-making buddy. He had just bailed out his brother for getting busted with a load of pot on his boat and was philosophizing about the experience. Suddenly, the two men had an epiphany and wrote their new slogan down on a napkin.

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