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Catherine Ann Drees

Daytona Beach Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. If a witness claims that I was drunk when I rear ended him does that constitute a dui?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Eric J Trabin
    2. Ronald William Slonaker
    3. Catherine Ann Drees
    4. Aaron Daxdaniel Cilek
    5. S. David Rosenthal Esquire
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    In Florida, the witness cannot be used to put you behind the wheel or testify about your faculties because there is no corpus delecti..proof a crime occurred. Additionally, no officer saw you drive. You are extremely lucky..but they may still try to charge you with leaving the scene but I believe they would have the same problem with proof.

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  2. Moving to Florida from California with a restricted license from first DUI. Will I be able to drive in Florida wid this license

    Answered 27 days ago.

    1. Catherine Ann Drees
    2. Michael Adam Haber
    3. Juan Alfonso Fernandez-Barquin
    4. Alberto Marino Quirantes Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    The restricted ca. license can be used for thirty days until you can get the restriction lifted and gain a florida dl. Please make sure you contact California dmv to determine how the restriction is lifted once the thirty days is over. It may not be automatic. Additionally, do not drive in florida anywhere you cannot in California..stay with the restricitons so if you do get a ticket, you can defend it in our court system. Good luck

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  3. What is a principal grand theft charge? Is this a felony or a misdemeanor charge?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Catherine Ann Drees
    2. Christopher Robert Kaigle
    3. Christopher Robert Dillingham II
    4. Robert Jason De Groot
    5. Mark H Randall
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    A principal is somewhat like a co-defendant, both can be charged with the same offense. Grand Theft, as opposed to Petit Theft, is a felony, and could be a third degree felony, the lowest category, all the way to a first degree felony. The amount stolen will determine what level is charged. You may not have committed the actual crime, but helped in such a way that it facilitated the crime. You need a criminal defense attorney asap.

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  4. Violated back on track programs drug test, tested positive for thc. Advocate program is sending info to state attys office

    Answered 24 days ago.

    1. Catherine Ann Drees
    2. Paul J Knudsen
    3. Nick Jay Dorsten
    4. Alberto Marino Quirantes Jr.
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    I assume this is a deferral program that requires urine testing. If you tested positive by using this device you might want to get an attorney who can provide the Assistant State Attorney with screen shots from your computer showing you purchased this legally. This may not work to keep you in the program, and if that happens and you end up on probation, do not try to "trick" the urinalysis...just stop ingesting all tetrahydracannabinoids or you will go to jail on a violation of probation....

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  5. Getting credit in Pa. for a Fl. dui suspension. FLA took/suspended my license upon arrest 15 months ago.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Catherine Ann Drees
    2. Robert Jason De Groot
    3. Michael Adam Haber
    4. Matthew Brian Podolsky
    4 lawyer answers

    Call the Department of Motor Vehicles in Pennsylvania and ask for a telephone appointment for a formal review hearing...it may not be called that..and ask what they need from Florida and would they put that in writing and you can then ask for the same hearing here and request they provide Pennsylvania with the documentation needed. This may be the only way to resolve this and it will get you closer to people in each agency that deal with these issues everyday. Good Luck

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  6. If I got a moving violation while I was parked would they leave a ticket on my windshield?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Catherine Ann Drees
    2. Justin Gary Hausler
    3. Craig A. Epifanio
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    You cannot recieve a moving violation while you are parked as the officer must see you and pull you. If a ticket were to come in the mail, the officer would need to make sure the other party was subpoenaed and that is not going to happen short of an accident. How would he id you? How would he be able to get your dl and insurance card? He would have to be an idiot to ticket you under these circumstances.

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  7. I want to suit a police officer what kind of lawyer should I hire?I

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Catherine Ann Drees
    2. Stephen Andrew Mosca
    3. Matthew A. Kane
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    One more thing to add to the advice of counsel above, is that after a hearing you may be able to place a letter in his personnel file as you do bring up a very good question..what if he had stolen the car and was pulled over before you knew it was stolen? The officer did not preserve the evidence of the actual driver and this is important in the manner in which a police officer does his job. If the officer gets enough of these complaints he will be riding a desk.

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  8. In the State of Florida, how long can a Blood Sample for a DUI tox screen go unrefrigerated?

    Answered 30 days ago.

    1. Catherine Ann Drees
    2. Robert Jason De Groot
    3. Kevin P. Landry
    4. Ronald J. Bogani
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    Blood samples in general can be preserved if their is a fixative within the test tube. This may not be allowed in dui cases due to the potential to taint the sample.Call a criminal defense attorney who will give you a free consultation.

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  9. I read on a post that you can ask to strike a dui? or go for a post conviction?HOW.....

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Stephen George Henderson
    2. Christopher Robert Dillingham II
    3. Nick Jay Dorsten
    4. Catherine Ann Drees
    5. Alberto Marino Quirantes Jr.
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    I assume you mean seal the record or actually remove a conviction. DUI's cannot be sealed and a Motion prepared after conviction can only appeal a very narrow number of issues...primarily jurisdiction and illegal sentence. You need to contact a criminal defense attorney and have them look at your case because most courts require these to be filed within a short time after conviction.

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  10. What section does exposure of breast fall under? Is it considered indecent exposure if court papers just say exposure of breast?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Catherine Ann Drees
    2. Michael Adam Haber
    3. David Richard Damore
    4. Alberto Marino Quirantes Jr.
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    F.S 800.03 is currently the statute, but they must prove that it was done in a lewd or lascivious manner, and specifically excludes women who are breastfeeding. If they withheld adjudication and you have not been convicted of any other crimes, you may wish to consider sealing this record.

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