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Nicholas Martino

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  • Voting rights restoration

    Hi, my friend was convicted of a felony for vehicular homicide 20 years ago in Florida. Can he get his voting rights restored? If so, what does he need to do?

    Nicholas’s Answer

    It is possible to get voting rights restored in specific situations. The process is time consuming and complicated. It can take years in some cases. I would consult with an attorney to assist your friend with the process.

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  • Whom (bar none) in your personal knowledge/experience is the best criminal defense attorney in JAX, FL??

    Sorry, can't give any details yet as it will jeopardize my case. Thank you very much!.

    Nicholas’s Answer

    This is very subjective. It would depend heavily on the type of case. My advice would be to contact some attorneys in the area to get a sense of who would be best for your case.

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  • I want to appeal a conviction from a state court in which civil rights violations occurred.What must I do first?

    I'd like to know if I have to have my case reheard by the same judge in who's court said violations occurred. Or can I file my appeal in a federal appellate court?

    Nicholas’s Answer

    This is dependent on the type of ruling, and in some instances the type of case. More facts are needed to answer this completely. You can search for an appellate attorney in Jacksonville, if that's where you need one. There are many of us in the area.

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  • What can I legally do if my ex boyfriend wife threatens to release photos of me ?

    Recently I learned that my ex was never divorced from his wife so I told him I would leave him alone. But recently his wife threatened me from his phone that she would release my photos I sent him on social media. So he is fully aware of what she ...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    If the photos were sent privately you may some options to prevent their release or to recover in the event they are released. These are complicated issues especially since it's between states. Contact an attorney near you, because more facts are necessary.

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  • Car accident at green light...

    Had accident the 2days ago were immm approaching light were change green 3 cars lady stop in middle of a green light then second car quick break in front of me.......i quick break as welll slide 5ft before impact the car almost hit me....... .from...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    These types of accidents often result in the last vehicle being ticketed. It's a challenge, but finding an attorney to fight it will give you a better chance. Reckless driving is a serious charge, a criminal traffic offense. When I handle these it's always fight, but you can usually find some positive result.

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  • Do i need a lawyer or just go before the judge alone for petty theft?

    In 1991 i got a petty theft charge i don't remember the specifics.i had this one sealed from embarrassment. On 7 -3- 15 , i got another. This one 87.00. I'm 63 and a grandmother. I feel ashamed and need to get this off of me. My head is full of...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    You can represent yourself, but having an attorney will give you a better chance of resolving the case in the best way possible. Petit theft charges are generally able to be resolved quickly with an attorney. I've dealt with many of these over the years without issue. I would contact a criminal attorney for a consultation.

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  • How much is it too hire a defense attorney??

    Trying to find a good defense attorney for my boyfriend who is being charged so far for burglary conveyance of like 34 counts he was stealing out of unlocked cars and also 4 that accuse him of being armed because he stole a gun out of some of the ...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    The other attorneys are all correct. The number of counts is a factor, but if the charges and facts overlap it may not have as big of an impact on a retainer.

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  • I am now reading there is a ten day time constraint for filing a motion for a new trial, yet the defendants attorney has not

    even contacted him in any way since the verdict was handed down and he was held until sentencing...11 days ago?

    Nicholas’s Answer

    If your question is whether that bars an appeal, the answer is "it depends." The only way you'll know what his possible options are is by speaking with appellate counsel. There are many of us in Jacksonville that handle these types of cases regularly. I wouldn't delay.

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  • How common is it for a judge to overturn a jury's guilty verdict if he actually disagrees with the verdict?

    I took sat through a case that clearly had many reasons for a reasonable doubt to be raised. Im not sure if jury bias played a part because the defendant was a young gay male, and current political and religious climate swayed the jury, or they we...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    It wouldn't be common, but it is a possibility. There are options including a motion for new trial, and an appeal. There are strict time constraints on both so it's best to contact an attorney as soon as possible to protect his interests.

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  • Police enter my home with no warning. No knock and annonce and no warrant. Is it legal?

    Yes! One was obtained after they came in unannounced and without a search warrant. I was forced out while the entered and closed me out.Then they came out and locked my door. How do the fourth ammendment protects me? Do the knock and announce not ...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    I'm unclear on the order of what happened, but it sounds like they secured the whole waiting for a warrant. If that's the case it may be constitutional depending on the situation.

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