Kevin Jeffrey Pitts’s Answers

Kevin Jeffrey Pitts

Sanford DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. What should I do immediately following a DUI accident?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William David Umansky
    2. Larry Thomas McMillan
    3. Thomas Klemens Almquist
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    Here's your duty under Florida statute. 316.063 Duty upon damaging unattended vehicle or other property.— (1) The driver of any vehicle which collides with, or is involved in a crash with, any vehicle or other property which is unattended, resulting in any damage to such other vehicle or property, shall immediately stop and shall then and there either locate and notify the operator or owner of the vehicle or other property of the driver’s name and address and the registration number of the...

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  2. Should I report this to the Probation Officer?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Christi Anne Sanders
    2. Kevin Jeffrey Pitts
    3. Dean George Tsourakis
    4. Christopher Irvin Simser
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    Is sounds like she is the witness so she would be the one that would have to report it. Hearsay is admissible in a violation of probation hearing but cannot be the only basis. She would have to testify or the VOP would not stick (unless he tested positive for alcohol or violated some other way). Talk to her about her options but I would let her her decide how she wants to deal with it.

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  3. HELP: BEST and WORST case scenario WITH and WITHOUT a lawyer--

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kevin Jeffrey Pitts
    2. Joseph Cerino
    3. Jonathan Burton Blecher
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    I agree he needs a local attorney. It is true that he can be held on no bond for a new law violation while on probation but I would think an attorney would have a good shot at getting him out on bond. Some judges are more difficult than others on bond issues. Just talk to a few attorneys in your area and they will be able to explain what he is facing.

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  4. My husband will be charged shortly in his 2nd DUI arrest, what can I expect?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Kevin Jeffrey Pitts
    2. Thomas Nemecek
    3. Michael Adam Haber
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    You should contact an attorney because blood cases can cause problems for the state of proper procedures are not followed. Without serious bodily injury, death or consent the blood would be medical instead of legal. The state must have a Hunter hearing to get medical blood for evidence. Sometimes the alleged driver is transported to a breath test machine and occasionally a breath test machine is brought to the hospital but that is rare. If the officer gets access to his medical records without...

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  5. If a 1st time dui offense in Florida has been expunged why is the mug shot showing up when a web search is performed?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Michael Adam Haber
    2. Mark S. Germain
    3. Christopher Robert Dillingham II
    4. Kevin Jeffrey Pitts
    5. Bhavik G Patel
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    The short answer is that at this point it is legal. That might change in the future and I believe some legislation was proposed (House Bill 677) but as far as I know nothing happened with it. I think the legislation had difficulties with the 1st amendment but I'm not sure what the current status is. The expunction of a record only applies to the government. The private companies gain access prior to the case being closed. They are only reporting the arrest and not suggesting a conviction but...

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  6. DUI arrest 2009, pleaded reckless driving 2010. No arrests/convictions prior/since. Is any form of sealing possible in FL?

    Answered 11 months ago.

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    Not if you are adjudicated guilty and as a former Volusia County prosecutor the reckless reduction typically has an adjudication of guilt so nothing appears abnormal. By law a DUI requires an adjudication of guilt and the reckless has multiple benefits for you. Being able to seal your record unfortunately not one of those benefits.

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  7. Is it smart to contest Driver's license suspension?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Bryce Aric Fetter
    2. Justin Gary Hausler
    3. Brian Robert Dettman
    4. Justin Wade Blow
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    I'm not sure if it applies to drivers under 21 but a new law was passed 7/1/13 allowing you to waive the formal on a first DUI and avoid the 90 day hard suspension. I have asked one of the offices I handle these cases in and I would say it is more like 90%-95% upheld. Probably half the people are self-represented and some attorneys do not argue the hearings but I would not say it is 50/50 anymore. Before the subpoena rule was changed that would have been accurate. The last few years DMV has...

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  8. Anything to do but wait?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    2. Kevin Jeffrey Pitts
    3. Colleen M. Glenn
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    Sounds like you might get another trial and anything over a few months sounds like a long time to wait. I don't know the details of the case but that sounds slow.

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  9. I was charged with a DUI in GA and live in FL. My probation officer said I must continue seeing her monthly in GA. Why?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    2. Mark H Randall
    3. Amber Hill
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    Some areas are more accommodating then others but usually mail in or call in probation is an option. Other areas transfer supervision to your home town. It depends on the jurisdictions involved but you should have options. I would contact a local attorney in Georgia and see if they can get your supervision transferred or modified to call in/mail in status.

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  10. Victim of a DUI w/damage. Being threatened with a lawsuit for lying. Do I need a lawyer? If so, what kind?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kevin Jeffrey Pitts
    2. Jason Eric Neufeld
    3. Jonathan Burton Blecher
    4. James Regan
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    If you forward the information to the state attorney's office they could be facing felony tamporing charges. The statute is attached. Sounds desperate and the assistant state attorney does not charge a fee for victims (they aren't easy to get on the phone). Tampering is serious and you are within you right to contact the prosecutor as a victim. If the texts are still on your phone they might have placed themselves on a platter to be prosecuted. (1) A person who knowingly uses...

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