Joshua David Zelman’s Answers

Joshua David Zelman

Tallahassee Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. ...my mother and I was wondering if there's a way I can move out without either of us getting into trouble?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. William David Umansky
    2. Joshua David Zelman
    3. Frank Mascagni III
    4. Brent Allan Rose
    4 lawyer answers

    You need to be careful in this part of Florida, as a certain state agency could consider this abandonment, even though that is not what you are your mother intend. I would consult a family law attorney in Tallahassee who is familiar with this type of issue.

    5 lawyers agreed with this answer

  2. Should I apply for early termination of community control or only modification of supervision to probation?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Ralph F. Guerra
    2. Zachary Michael Ward
    3. Evan Mitchell Kleiman
    4. Joshua David Zelman
    5. Richard A. Greenberg
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. Ward. Asking for early termination and in the alternative, asking for a modification, is the route to go. You should speak with a local criminal defense attorney who can advise you of the best route to take. As Mr. Ward stated, you should be able to accomplish this with a nominal fee.

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  3. Minimum sentence for attempted robbery just with someone who did and violation of probation?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Zachary Michael Ward
    2. Gray Richard Proctor
    3. Joshua David Zelman
    4. Tor Jensen-Friedman
    5. Shirley Linette Bates
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I agree completely with Mr. Ward. It is extremely important that you meet with an experienced local attorney so that your son gets the best result possible. Please call me at (850) 254-0375 to set up a free initial consultation.

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  4. I am being charged with grand theft from retail merchant (f3), can i fight this even if the retail has a confession.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. David Richard Damore
    2. Dana M Moss
    3. Zachary Michael Ward
    4. Joshua David Zelman
    5. Richard A. Greenberg
    5 lawyer answers

    There are many reasons why you should fight a case under any set of circumstances. Merely because you may have committed a criminal act does not mean that the prosecution can prove it or that they file the appropriate charges. You should consult a local criminal defense attorney before you do anything. Feel free to call me to discuss your case. (850) 443-5674.

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  5. My ex-husband got ahold of my new cellphone number without my permission.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kristen Smith-Rodriguez
    2. Ethan Andrew Way
    3. Joshua David Zelman
    3 lawyer answers

    From what you describe, your case may be vastly different from the norm. I agree with the posts below that his behavior does not rise to the level of stalking or harassment. However, the answer may be different if it continues. I would consult with an experienced family law attorney to assess whether his actions violate the court's order and ascertain whether you can or should do anything at this time.

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  6. Can he now say he doesn't want to be responsible for her? Does she have to go to his house for visits, if she doesn't want to?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Genevieve Houle-Torres
    2. Joshua David Zelman
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    3 lawyer answers

    Your husband is considered the legal father of your daughter. As a result, he cannot simply walk away or sign his rights away. Hopefully, he hires an attorney who explains this to him before he causes irreparable harm to your daughter. With respect to your daughter going to his house, you need to encourage her to continue her relationship with your husband and do your best to be supportive of that relationship.

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  7. Ciminal attourney can the add a victim impact stament after the psi is complete

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Thomas C Gallagher
    2. Joshua David Zelman
    3. Stephen Andrew Mosca
    3 lawyer answers

    The short answer to your question is yes, the State can add a victim impact statement after a pre-sentence investigation is completed. In fact, a victim impact statement does not have to be written into the PSI at all. Many times, a victim impact statement will be read in open court by the victim or a representative of the victim. I am licensed to practice law only in Florida, so my answer would apply to a proceeding in Florida only.

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  8. Is it possible to be bailed out of jail if charged with 1st degree murder?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. David G. Weilbacher, Esq.
    2. Joshua David Zelman
    2 lawyer answers

    Generally, an individual charged with first degree murder will be held without bond pending trial. To hold you without bond, the State will still have to establish that the proof is evident and the presumption great that you are guilty of the charge. This is an extremely high standard to meet. To obtain release, you must demand an Arthur hearing. As a practical matter, almost all individuals charged with first degree murder in Florida will be held in jail without bond. If you are faced...

  9. Juveniles and shoplifting

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Jeremy Richard Rosenthal
    2. Joshua David Zelman
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3 lawyer answers

    Your son could be charged with misdemeanor petty theft. In Florida, theft of property valued under $100.00 is a second degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 60 days in a County Jail. Theft of property valued between $100.00 and $300.00 is a first degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 1 year in a County Jail. Theft of property valued in excess of $300.00 is a felony. Generally, if this is your son's first offense, he should qualify for a diversion program. By agreeing to enter into...