Hassett & Associates is a criminal defense firm in Fort Lauderdale. In Fort Lauderdale, Miami Dade County and Broward County, DUI is the most common criminal charge. Driving under the influence is especially common in the area because of the number of businesses that serve alcohol. Police are aggressive in spotting these crimes within the area. A Fort Lauderdale DUI attorney may help with the charge. A first offense has a $500 fine and/or up-to six months in jail.
With several hundred thousand adults in Florida being arrested for breaking the law, a good Fort Lauderdale criminal lawyer is welcomed. There are many firms in the Fort Lauderdale area, but you should be calling Hassett & Associates. Many of the big punishments depend on the charges, so it pays to have a great legal team.
In Lauderhill, Florida, a family had a pickup truck crash through their property and damaged several other things. The family was forced out of their home after the police said it was unlivable. Surveillance video at 2:30 p.m. showed a black four-door truck hit the family’s bedroom. A neighbor of the family heard a loud bang and was scared. She said when she talks to her on the phone, she’s always lying in bed. The family wasn’t home at the time of the incident, though.
The homeowner lives in the home with her six children. She was not upset about being displaced; she feels blessed her kids weren’t there. When she saw her bedroom, it was a mess. Her end table was pushed near the bathroom, and her bed was pushed up. There was debris of the walls and glass everywhere. The police labeled the crime a hit-and-run because the driver kept going. With a hit-and-run charge, the driver could use a good Fort Lauderdale criminal lawyer.
After the black pickup truck hit her house, he hit a neighbor’s truck. The neighbor was upset because it was their work truck. While fleeing the scene, he hit six more vehicles, two mailboxes, a palm tree and several street signs before getting stuck. The news crew saw that the home was boarded up on Sunday night. The driver has been identified and faces several charges. He received a DUI on top of leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. He will need a good Fort Lauderdale DUI attorney after this. If you or someone you know has been in a similar legal situation, contact Hassett & Associates, P.A. at 954-791-3939.