Geoffrey Robert Mason’s Answers

Geoffrey Robert Mason

Gainesville Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. How can vandalism be proven?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Geoffrey Robert Mason
    2. Mark H Randall
    3. Corey Ira Cohen
    4. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    5. Timothy Leo Bowden
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    Eyewitness testimony is direct evidence and a sworn statement can be relied on for police to develop probable cause for an arrest, or for a prosecutor to go forward with prosecution, or for a jury to convict, if the jury believes that the case has been proven beyond all reasonable doubt. If the evidence consists of a damaged car, and statements made by witnesses, then the credibility of those witnesses would certainly be important in evaluating the merits of the case. Geoffrey R. Mason...

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  2. Will i be arrested if i don't pay fine to court for petty theft ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Eric J Trabin
    2. Geoffrey Robert Mason
    3. Steven Douglas Knittle
    4. Stephen Andrew Mosca
    5. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
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    You may also consider requesting that court costs be converted to community service so that you can perform community service in lieu of paying costs. Geoffrey R. Mason http://www.lawfl.net

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  3. Is spice illegal in florida

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph Cerino
    2. Geoffrey Robert Mason
    3. Christopher Charles Dyer
    4. Richard Earl Hornsby
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    The State of Florida is making a point to stop the distribution, possession and use of synthetic drugs. Just on December 11, 2012, the Attorney General of Florida issued Emergency Rules outlawing 22 new forms of synthetic drugs. I would also advise you to contact a local criminal defense attorney with experience handling synthentic drug cases. Here's my write-up of the new emergency rules: http://lawfl.net/news/florida-attorney-general-pam-bondi-issues-emergency-rule-outlawing-22-...

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  4. My son is charged with 1 degree robbery on someones esles say say no evidece other then co defendant saying he myson was involve

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Corey Ira Cohen
    2. Geoffrey Robert Mason
    3. Frank Mascagni III
    4. Thomas Anthony Sadaka
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    Eyewitness testimony is direct evidence and a sworn statement can be relied on for police to develop probable cause for an arrest, or for a prosecutor to go forward with prosecution, or for a jury to convict, if the jury believes that the case has been proven beyond all reasonable doubt. If the evidence consists of statements made by the co-defendant, then the credibility of those witnesses would certainly be important in evaluating the merits of the case. Your son should certainly not...

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  5. My son was released from prison, he registered here in Orlando. He has now moved to georgia. Does he need to do anything?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Eric J Trabin
    2. Colleen M. Glenn
    3. Andrew Nicholas Clifford
    4. Geoffrey Robert Mason
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    I agree with all of the above answers but would also add that if your son is on probation, he must obtain permission and do the proper transfer paperwork and process to actually allow him to move. Additionally, Florida also imposes an additional requirement upon sex offenders and sex predators to alert Florida authorities before they leave. A sexual predator or sexual offender who intends to establish residence in another state or jurisdiction shall notify the sheriff of the county of...

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  6. At a busy intersection the right-turn lane was closed I got pulled over for driving through gas station

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Geoffrey Robert Mason
    2. Dana L. Manner
    3. Royce Brent Bishop
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    You were probably cited for Avoidance of Traffic Control Device. In this situation, you were supposed to wait in the long line of cars, and then turn right when you got to the front of the line, with a green light. I would suggest that you request a hearing so that you can explain to the Judge or Magistrate what happened. With a clean driving record such as yours, it is likely that the Judge or Magistrate will withhold points, even if you are found factually guilty of committing the...

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  7. IS SPICE ILLEGAL IN FLORIDA?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James Streeter Jenkins III
    2. Geoffrey Robert Mason
    3. Colleen M. Glenn
    4. Richard Earl Hornsby
    5. Brian Lee Michael Balaguera
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    The State of Florida is making a point to stop the distribution, possession and use of synthetic drugs. Just on December 11, 2012, the Attorney General of Florida issued Emergency Rules outlawing 22 new forms of synthetic drugs. I would also advise you to contact a local criminal defense attorney with experience handling synthentic drug cases. Here's a write-up of the new emergency rules: http://lawfl.net/news/florida-attorney-general-pam-bondi-issues-emergency-rule-outlawing-22-additional-...

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  8. I have an improper tag charge, and got put on 6 monthes of unsupervised probation. I had community service hours and fines.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Barbara Blount-Powell
    2. Geoffrey Robert Mason
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
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    I would suggest hiring an attorney to help with your situation. If you are unable to afford an attorney, I'd suggest that you write to the Judge and Prosecutor to see if they would allow you to comply with the terms of the probation and then consider closing the case. Another alternative is to turn yourself in and be appointed the Office of the Public Defender and go from there.

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  9. Can you be charged with posession of a firearm,if evidence shows no weapon was ever found.

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Geoffrey Robert Mason
    2. Richard Earl Hornsby
    3. Theodore W. Robinson
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    There are a number of firearms charges -- improper display of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of a concealed firearm, aggravated assault with a firearm, etc. For an arrest to be made by the police, they have to have probable cause to believe that a person indeed committed a crime. In Florida, witness testimony can be used as substantive evidence in Florida. Police can come to the conclusion...

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  10. What is the sentence for assualt with a deadly weapon in florida?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Geoffrey Robert Mason
    2. Richard Earl Hornsby
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    In Florida, Assault with a Deadly Weapon is referred to as one of the forms of "Aggravated Assault" An is defined in Florida by Statute 784.011 as an intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and doing some act which creates a well-founded fear in such other person that such violence is imminent. It can be charged as an Aggravated Assault under Florida Statute 784.021(1)(a) if the assault was made with a...

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