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Whitney Rae Lonker

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. My brother was out on parole for armed robbery hooked up with a friend,started drinking and smoking dope.They stopped at a gas

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Adam D. Zucker
    2. Christopher G. Bokas
    3. Whitney Rae Lonker
    4. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    4 lawyer answers

    Did the friend use a weapon in the robbery? Most likely your brother will have his parole revoked and will be charged as a principal in the robbery. It's a case of who you hang with. Since your brother had an opportunity to divest himself from the crime but did not, according to the law, he went along and acquiesced to it. As such, he becomes involved. How much time are they offering him on the plea? In Florida, if it was an armed robbery, he could be facing 10 years with a 3 minimum...

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  2. I have been subpoenaed to appear as a witness for the state in a case against my husband

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Whitney Rae Lonker
    2. Young S Song
    2 lawyer answers

    The best thing you can do is to hire an attorney to represent your husband. If there are no independent third party witnesses and you are not willing to be a witness against your husband then it may be difficult for the state to introduce the statement and/or the recording into evidence. Your husband needs an attorney. If you cannot afford one, ask the court to appoint a public defender.

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  3. If I violate misdemeanor probation (DUI) in the state of GA. Didn't finish community service in time. And do not show up for...

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    2. Christopher Wenzel Carr
    3. Whitney Rae Lonker
    3 lawyer answers

    If a warrant is issued for your arrest in GA then it is placed into a national data base and the police in CO will be able to see it if you get pulled over there. However, GA will most likely refuse to expend the money to come and pick you up in CO over a misdemeanor violation of probation. However, eventually, you will have to deal with the GA violation at some point in your life. It most likely will not go away. I encourage you to go to the hearing and to plead your side of the case and...

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  4. Lowering child support payments for children over 18 years old

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Whitney Rae Lonker
    1 lawyer answer

    In Florida, your husband would need to file what is referred to as a modification of child support. The standard for modifying a court order in Florida is a substantial change in circumstance. Meaning, if your circumstances have changed substantially since the entry of the final order then you (or your husband in this case) would qualify to have the modification granted. The substantial change in your husband's case is that his children have reached the age of the majority and therefore his...

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  5. Can I drive a car on military orders if I have a DUI?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Whitney Rae Lonker
    1 lawyer answer

    You cannot drive a rental car in Florida if another state's court has required an interlock device on any vehicle that you drive. The civilian court arena and the military court arena are two distinct separate tribunals. If the civilian court has entered an order requiring you to obtain an interlock device then the military orders will not supercede the civilian court's order. I suggest that you contact your command to address this issue and/or contact an attorney who could possibly file a...

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  6. AZ DUI 'Parked Car' Laws? I was arrested for DUI for sleeping intoxicated in my parked car, what now?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Cary L Lackey
    2. Scott Weymouth Lawrence
    3. Karyn T. Missimer
    4. Edward Jerome Blum
    5. Whitney Rae Lonker
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    I am a DUI lawyer practicing in Jacksonville, Florida. Like Arizona, Florida requires the State to prove that the defendant was in actual physical control of the vehicle. However, I have experienced cases where a person was arrested for having the car keys in the ignition while sleeping on the side of the road and the Court ruled that the defendant had the intent to drive the vehicle as his keys were in the ignition. I suggest you obtain an attorney to help you argue your side. In most...

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  7. Can I get any equity in our house if I file for divorce

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Whitney Rae Lonker
    1 lawyer answer

    If the house was bought DURING the marriage then it is considered a marital asset, and you should be entitled to half of the equity, if any. Please check with an attorney in your area as other equity issues may affect the division of any marital home profits.

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  8. Can I press chargers against my ex-husband for failure to pay a court order for child support?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Whitney Rae Lonker
    1 lawyer answer

    Well, first of all, I see you're writing from Louisiana. Louisiana is the only state in the Nation that still follows a civil law system vs. a common law system. In Florida, you would need to file a motion for contempt with the family law court and/or contact child support enforcement in your county. However, Louisiana is a different entity altogether so I would suggest finding an attorney who practices family or domestic relations law and arrange a consultation. Best of luck to you! And...

  9. For 4 years my ex husband used my tax rufund to pay his taxes! Can I get any of my refund back? or Go after him to pay me?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Christopher L. Wiesmueller
    2. Whitney Rae Lonker
    3. Donald Erich Lowrey
    3 lawyer answers

    You should hire a family law lawyer and file a motion to get your money back and call the IRS! The IRS will have a department that deals with this very type of situation. So, you have two options for remedy; 1. file a motion in the family law court and have a judge order him to pay you back and 2. call the IRS and report him. The IRS will probably refer you to the fraud department for assistance. Best of luck to you!

  10. What should i do after recieving a letter saying that i did not pay my ticket or show up to court after 4 years?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Paul Holt Walcutt
    2. Whitney Rae Lonker
    3. Michael Douglas Shafer
    3 lawyer answers

    I am a criminal/traffic and family law lawyer in Jacksonville, Florida. If you were my client, I would request a court date for your and open up your 2004 case to show where you complied with all requirements and try to get the present case dismissed. You should contact a lawyer to explain a plan of action for you in your State. If you're in Jacksonville, FL, call me at 904-685-1200, and I will be glad to help you.