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Julian G. Allatt

State College Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. If I have a warrant in another city and I receive a subpoena for appearance of witness can they detain me or arrest me?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Ross Carlton Meltzer
    2. Maltaise E Cini
    3. Julian G. Allatt
    4. Isabel Cristina De La Riva
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    If a bench warrant has in fact issues for your arrest because you defaulted on a court ordered obligation, there is always the possibility that you could get picked up on the warrant by any law enforcement officer/agency that is aware of the warrant's existence. Furthermore, failure to appear as a witness if you have been subpoenaed can lead to a whole other host of problems. There is always a chance you could sneak under the radar, testify, and not get picked up on an active warrant, but there...

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  2. Can someone explain to me Florida Statute 932.63 in understandable terms?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Julian G. Allatt
    2. Steven Douglas Knittle
    2 lawyer answers

    It is hard to understand 932.63 without first looking at 932.61. Think of 932.63 like a sort of appeal process that only applies in a situation where a person has been charged in Florida with the violation of a county or municipal ordinance (lets just say you are charged with "reckless driving") AND the municipal or county reckless driving ordinance does not provide a basis for you to take the charge to a jury trial. IF the reckless driving ordinance you violated is also a violation of a...

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  3. Decovery the day is wrong for the day it happend the cops and all the papper work says 23 th it happend but was the 22nd

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    2. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    3. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    4. Julian G. Allatt
    5. Cassandra Lopez De Arriaga
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    Your question isn't exactly clear, but I believe the issue you are asking about is that you were charged in connection with an incident that actually occurred on the 22nd but in the discovery you (or your lawyer) have received it mistakenly says the incident occurred on the 23rd. As a starting point, I would advise you to speak to a local attorney or, if you cannot afford one, apply for court appointed counsel. From the way you phrased your question, it seems that you do not deny that the...

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  4. Can a probation officer see when you buy alcohol when your Driver's License is swiped? And if so, are they able to use it agains

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Adam D. Zucker
    2. William A. Jones Jr.
    3. Robert C. Keller
    4. Douglas Holbrook
    5. Julian G. Allatt
    5 lawyer answers

    It is very unlikely. I worked as a bouncer for many years before becoming a lawyer and in my experience the devices that are used to check ID's are not online at all. They simply read the bar code on the back of a license/ID card and display the essential information on the screen (Name, Age). Typically with a fake ID the bar code is either unreadable or the information that appears on the screen simply does not match the front of the license. Of course, there are not guarantees, but as a...

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  5. Is it legal to investigate people that are suspects in a crime against them?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Frank Mascagni III
    2. Julian G. Allatt
    2 lawyer answers

    If the question is whether or not you personally are permitted to conduct your own investigation into a burglary at your home, the answer is yes. However, it is important for you to realize that you obviously do not have the same tools at your disposal as law enforcement. Where law enforcement could legally conduct an investigation, obtain search warrants to enter the suspect's property, detain the individual, etc., by doing or attempting to do the same types of things as a private citizen,...

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  6. Are public defenders really no help or what , say with a felony change, even though Ur innocent

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Julian G. Allatt
    2. Joshua Sachs
    3. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    3 lawyer answers

    This is a question often asked about public defenders. Unfortunately, PD's often are unfairly seen as less than competent attorneys by criminal defendants. In my experience, nothing could be further from the truth. Think about it: Public defenders are qualified trial lawyers who have chosen to work for small state salaries in exchange for overwhelming workloads. Many PD's carry huge caseloads and they spend nearly every day in court. Why would someone do this? In my experience PD's are...

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  7. Stolen credit card can person get in trouble

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Albert Abom
    2. Frank Mascagni III
    3. Michael Evan Mitchell
    4. Julian G. Allatt
    4 lawyer answers

    Interesting question. Sounds like a law school exam. In your scenario, it is unlikely that person B would be criminal responsible. Any charge that may stem from the A's theft or possession of the stolen card that could potentially attach to B (fraud, conspiracy to fraud, receiving stolen property, etc) would require proof that B was aware that the card was stolen. It could be that the circumstances were such that B should reasonably have known the card was stolen-- I.e. person A is...

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