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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 3 months 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. If already convicted for misdemeanor dui and on probation, can you be reconvicted of more serious charge after record revealed?

    Answered 26 days ago.

    1. Jonathan Burton Blecher
    2. Nick Jay Dorsten
    3. Mark H Randall
    4. Alberto Marino Quirantes Jr.
    5. Catherine Ann Drees
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    I have seen folks who plead to a second dui, but given a sentence with first dui minimums, but the dmv suspended for five years because their records show the dui to be a second for suspension purposes...and this also includes the ignition interlock devise. Sometimes they do not catch it at all. its a crapshoot. Hope you are not put in that position. Good luck

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

    Answered 3 months 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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  4. What is a principal grand theft charge? Is this a felony or a misdemeanor charge?

    Answered 4 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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  5. Violated back on track programs drug test, tested positive for thc. Advocate program is sending info to state attys office

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Catherine Ann Drees
    2. Paul J Knudsen
    3. Nick Jay Dorsten
    4. Alberto Marino Quirantes Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    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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  6. Do I score prison for this upcoming violation of probation?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Catherine Ann Drees
    2. Robert Jason De Groot
    3. Christopher Robert Dillingham II
    4. Stephen George Henderson
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    As for the guideline scoresheet, these are very low scoring points for the intial charges, however, upon the guideline scoresheet there are points added for the violation. If you violated in a technical manner, they may be willing to give you a period of community control. Many harsh judges will sentence you to prison, or a jail sentence, however, as they brook no violations. The best advice is to go see two attorneys in your county..these meetings are free from criminal defense attorneys...

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

    Answered 5 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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  8. If I got a moving violation while I was parked would they leave a ticket on my windshield?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Catherine Ann Drees
    2. Justin Gary Hausler
    3. Craig A. Epifanio
    3 lawyer answers

    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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  9. 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
    3 lawyer answers

    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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  10. How to get rid of a conviction for driving with suspended license?

    Answered 30 days ago.

    1. Don Waggoner
    2. Christopher Robert Dillingham II
    3. Nick Jay Dorsten
    4. Catherine Ann Drees
    4 lawyer answers

    We have successfully set aside convictions for Driving on a Suspended License, but those were pay tickets that resulted in a five year revocation. Because they were uncounseled pleas they were not represented by counsel. I was once able to set aside a charge such as this by having the attorney provide an affidavit that one portion of rights were not discussed i.e. precluding any sealing or expunging if the charge was an adjudication.

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