New texting law, what an officer can and can’t do

New texting law, what an officer can and can’t do

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) is leading Florida’s Put It Down Focus on Driving campaign to ensure all motorists are aware of the state’s new regulations regarding wireless communications while driving and reminding everyone to never drive distracted. In conjunction with the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Sheriff’s Association, Florida […]

Many law enforcement agencies upset over cellphone tracking ruling

“We decline to grant the [government] unrestricted access to a wireless carrier’s database of physical location information.”

Many law enforcement agencies upset over cellphone tracking ruling

In a huge win for Americans, the Supreme Court ruled Friday that police generally need a search warrant if they want to track a person’s movements by collecting information about where that person has used their cell phone. A 119-page document released Friday outlines the details of the Court’s ruling. Chief Justice John G. Roberts […]

$500 scholarship opportunity for students

$500 scholarship opportunity for students

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Legal Support Association is now accepting applications for the Mary Sullivan Scholarship Award in the amount of $500.00 for students interested in obtaining a degree in the legal field. Deadline to apply for the scholarship is December 1, 2016. No application fee. For scholarship information and/or application packet, please […]

Rain: Drive with your headlights on, it’s the law

Rain: Drive with your headlights on, it’s the law

Ocala, Florida — The Florida Highway Patrol would like to remind all drivers that Florida Statute 316.217(1)(b) states that all vehicles being operated on the roadways of Florida must have its low-beam headlights on while it is raining. However, using your emergency flashers is against the law while a vehicle is in motion. According to Florida Statute […]

$500 scholarship opportunity for students

$500 scholarship opportunity for students

Ocala, Florida — The Marion County Legal Support Association is now accepting applications for the Mary Sullivan Scholarship Award in the amount of $500.00 for students interested in obtaining a degree in the legal field. Deadline to apply for the scholarship is December 1, 2015. For scholarship information and/or application packet, please contact Scholarship Chair, […]