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Victoria Marie Mussallem

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Shoplifting

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Victoria Marie Mussallem
    2. Raymond Edward Forbess Sr.
    3. William David Umansky
    4. Howard Woodley Bailey
    4 lawyer answers

    If you have never been arrested before, the police can issue a notice to appear. You will not get handcuffed or taken to jail, but the notice functions as an arrest. In your case, you would have been given a piece of paper telling you to make a court date or giving you a specific date to report. Loss prevention or the employees of the store, often call the police and in Jacksonville, that means an arrest. If the store let you pay for the items and trespassed you, it sounds like they did...

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  2. Florida, if you plead no contest to a DUI accepted their offer, and found your sentence from DMV did not match, what can you do

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Don Waggoner
    2. Victoria Marie Mussallem
    3. Lewis Lee Lockett
    3 lawyer answers

    The Department of Motor Vehicles is an administrative agency that does what it wants. If you are arrested and convicted for DUI in Jacksonville, the judge will impose certain mandatory conditions for your probation. One of the punishments is losing your license for 6 months if you blew over the limit or for 12 months if you refused to blow. Even if the judge only suspended your license for 6 months, but you blew over twice the legal limit, the DMV could make you get an interlock device (...

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  3. DUI, 1st offense ever. 2 mnths into probation failed her 1st drug test (pot). What should to expect?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. John Patrick Guidry II
    2. Victoria Marie Mussallem
    3. Amir A. Ladan
    3 lawyer answers

    The probation officer will likely violate your girlfriend for a failed drug test. If she has not been violated yet, I recommend contacting a criminal lawyer in your area to try to get her on the judge's calendar. In my experience, if you are proactive with the violation instead of waiting for the warrant to be issued, the better off you are. In order for a violation of probation to be sustained, the violation has to be proven willful and substantial. I would recommend that our...

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  4. When said person has been VOP, due to a failed Drug Testing, and has been voilated, are the original charges being concerned?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. John Patrick Guidry II
    2. Victoria Marie Mussallem
    3. Howard Woodley Bailey
    3 lawyer answers

    If someone is arrested for a violation of probation, the violation has to be "willful and substantial". The prosecutor will have to prove that more likely than not, she did in fact take drugs evidenced by the test. If found in violation, your daughter is facing as much time as she was on the original crime she entered a plea to. The judge will get a report showing how she violated. If your daughter was not adjudicated guilty on the original charge, the judge could adjudicate her if she is...

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  5. Charged with a felony, carrying concealed gun w/out permit. judge gave you adjudication of guilt withheld...what does that mean?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Shawn Alan Arnold
    2. John Patrick Guidry II
    3. Amir A. Ladan
    4. Victoria Marie Mussallem
    4 lawyer answers

    If adjudication was withheld, that means that you were not convicted. If you apply for a job and are asked if you have been convicted of a crime, the answer is "no" if you have no priors. Just because adjudication was withheld, that does not mean it will not be on your record. It will appear on your criminal history that you entered a plea to the charge. Tori Mussallem Criminal Attorney in Jacksonville

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  6. What does it mean when "add on" is added to the trial schedule?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Diana Michelle Tennis
    2. Victoria Marie Mussallem
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3 lawyer answers

    When a case is an "add-on", that simply means it is an additional charge added after the original arrest. It happens many times with burglary to a conveyance charges. A defendant is arrested for one burglary to a car and the police come back later and add on several others. Tori Mussallem Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer www.mfdefenselawyer.com

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  7. If I have a conviction for a misdemeanor in MA, and the disposition is dismissed, do I need to say I was convicted of a crime?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Dominic L. Pang
    2. Jessica Ann Foley
    3. Gregory Casale
    4. Michael L. Tumposky
    5. Kelly A. Broadbent
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    If you entered a plea of guilty, are you sure the case was dropped? I am a criminal lawyer in Jacksonville, Florida and if you enter a plea here, you would receive a withhold of adjudication or an adjudication of guilt. If the case was dropped, the arrest will remain on your record unless you get it expunged. If this was the only crime you have been charged with, you should be able to get this done. As for whether or not you have been convicted, it sounds like you were not. Even if you...

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  8. I have a grand theft-firearm charge...what are my options any sugggestions on a attorney

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Victoria Marie Mussallem
    2. John M. Kaman
    2 lawyer answers

    I am assuming you have a grand theft and a firearm charge. Depending on what kind of firearm charge, the consequences could be very high. I would look around and call a few Jacksonville Criminal Attorneys. See who you feel comfortable with. Give us a call and we would be happy to sit down with you to discuss your case.

  9. My boyfriend was on house arrest. His parole officer had him arrested for violation of parole for not sticking to schedule.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Victoria Marie Mussallem
    2. Howard Woodley Bailey
    2 lawyer answers

    I think you mean "probation" officer. Probation is where someone is under the supervision of the department of corrections for an underlying criminal charge. The person on probation has to perform special conditions, such as attending a class, community service, and paying restitution. Some people on probation are also on community control. This means they are either on house arrest or have to wear an ankle monitor. If your boyfriend has to be on a schedule, the prosecutor has to prove he...

  10. How can I get my son released from jail?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Stephen Andrew Mosca
    2. Victoria Marie Mussallem
    2 lawyer answers

    Your first need to get in touch with your son's lawyer in Texas to discuss your son's situation. Even though he was not extradited, the case still goes on. Even though the new case he was arrested on was dropped, Texas can still hold your son in violation. Under Florida law, probation can be violated if the new arrest is supported by probable cause. That means if the officer had probable cause to make an arrest, that is enough to sustain a violation. This answer is for informational...