DAVID OLSON BLOG


Category: Police Brutality


DEC. 20 2018
Drug Defense Attorney West Palm Beach | Reckless Driving
Drug Defense Attorney West Palm Beach | Reckless Driving

Reckless driving laws in Florida differ slightly from laws in other stares. Here are the basics surrounding how the law views reckless driving in Florida.

 

The Law

 

Florida has its own version of reckless driving.  Florida Statute 316.192 states, “Any person who drives any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving.”  Reckless driving is a criminal offense that can lead to jail, even prison in some cases, depending on whether it’s the first conviction or whether there are injuries or property damage. Careless driving leads to …

SEP. 12 2018
Possession of a Firearm West Palm Beach | Concealed Carry Do’s and Don’ts
Possession of a Firearm West Palm Beach | Concealed Carry Do’s and Don’ts

There are plenty of rules and regulations surrounding the licensed concealed carry of firearms in Florida. Many people with a license forget some of the most important rules that can land you in jail if broken, however.

Do

 

When it comes to carrying a concealed weapon and interacting with law enforcement, there are several simple steps you can follow to avoid legal issues. The biggest one is being very open and clear with police that you have a legal firearm. By making your intentions clear you can avoid placing lives in danger. Keep your hands visible and do …

JAN. 7 2016
Excessive Use of Force

Excessive Use of Force by Law Enforcement

 

During the past year numerous examples of excessive force by police have been captured on video for everyone to see. The public has seen violence, shootings, death and the unconstrained use of force by police, including the following:

 

  • On July 17, 2014, in Staten Island, New York, 44 year old African American Eric Garner, father of six and grandfather of three, died from a police choke hold after being detained for allegedly selling unlicensed cigarettes. His last words, gasped over and over 11 times, were “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe.”