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Obscure Traffic Law Alert!

Traffic Law Violation

Be sure to come to a complete stop, or you are committing a traffic law violation even without a stop sign.

In case you didn’t know, it is a traffic law infraction to cross a sidewalk without stopping first with all four tires when leaving a parking lot – even if there is no stop sign.  This traffic law is a civil infraction, which means you can’t go to jail for it, but you can be fined.  And, it is a reason for an officer to pull you over and investigate whether he thinks anything fishy is going on.

Just last week here in Martin County, a local DUI and traffic law judge sentenced a man to a $500 penalty for crossing a sidewalk without stopping first. It was late at… Continue reading

On the Move: Stuart attorney Ferraro certified as family law mediator

Joshua D. Ferraro, a partner in the Ferraro Law Group, P.L. of Stuart, has become certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a family law mediator.

This designation allows Ferraro to act as a neutral intermediary to facilitate the resolution of complex family law cases such as divorce and custody disputes.

Ferraro mediates family law cases where both spouses are represented, as well as cases where the parties have chosen to act without seeking independent legal advice.

Ferraro graduated cum laude in 2004 from Stetson University of College of Law in St. Petersburg. Ferraro was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2004, and in 2005 he was admitted to practice law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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Holiday Tip #101

With the holiday season in full swing and a tight economy to begin with, one simple act can save you thousands in unexpected expenses. Save the phone number to a local taxi company into your cell phone contacts.

Getting a ride to and from holiday parties that will involve casual drinking reduces your chances of getting a DUI down to ZERO.

On the other hand, if facing a DUI in Florida, you would be looking at a maximum sentence of six months in the county jail for a first offense. You would be looking at a mandatory minimum sentence (the judge MUST impose in every case) which would include up to one year of probation to complete the following conditions: a $500.00 fine, plus court costs; attend and complete the DUI School and any recommended treatment; the victim impact panel; 50 community service hours; a… Continue reading

Specializing in Divorce and Family Law throughout Stuart and the Treasure Coast for more than 40 years

In addition to being a family law firm, we are a family-owned law firm. Founded in 1992 by Russell J. Ferraro, Jr., the firm has quadrupled in size over the years as Russell was joined in practice by his three  sons and one daughter-in-law. Under the leadership of Russell, the Ferraro Family law firm has served more than a thousand divorce clients and participated in the distribution of approximately half  a BILLION dollars in marital assets.

The Ferraro Law Group is AV Rated and listed in the Register of Preeminent Attorneys. Our founding partner is consistently designated both a Super Lawyer and a Top Attorney and has been Board Certified in Marital & Family Law since 1985, the first year that this distinction was offered.

We place a premium on client service and we believe that client-education is a hallmark of an excellent… Continue reading

RJ Ferraro III, Criminal Lawyer and Blog Author

RJ Ferraro, III, Stuart, Florida Criminal Defense Attorney

RJ Ferraro, III, has been a criminal defense lawyer serving clients in and around Florida’s Treasure Coast and the Palm Beaches since 2001.  His practices is focused on representing individuals charged with crimes in both State and Federal Court.  RJ has  handled everything from routine traffic tickets to capital felonies.

Despite the fact that the law is constantly changing, ignorance is never a defense. With that in mind, the purpose of this blog is to discuss the issues that continue to re-surface on a consistent basis, and to answer many of the simple questions that people charged with a crime often contemplate.

If you are charged with a crime, the attorneys of the Ferraro Law Group, PL in Stuart, Florida are here for you.

Contact the Stuart, Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys of the Ferraro Law Group, PL today to set up… Continue reading