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George Carson Via

George Via’s Answers

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  • Do charges as a minor affect me as an adult trying to vote or buy a firearm?

    I received a few misdemeanor charges like possession under 20g of marijuana and trespassing and 1 felon charge of reckless driving as a minor and completed everything required by the court for the charge (probation for a year for the reckless dri...

    George’s Answer

    What you think is on your record, and what is actually on your record are often two different things entirely. You need to sit down with an attorney, have your record checked and then we can discuss whether criminal charges need to be expunged from your record or sealed. I can help you and I'm in Orlando. The last time I checked, juvenile charges are confidential and can only be accessed by law enforcement.

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  • Do I need an attorney or can I do this myself?

    My dad passed away and left a will naming me, my brother, and my sister as beneficiaries on a small house ($60K) all remaining items, accounts, annuities, & an IRA was left to me as beneficiary. One stock and an additional out of state account say...

    George’s Answer

    Summary Administration has been accurately described by everyone who has responded. If you try to do it yourself, you will be on a learning curve and will need to figure out the proper forms to use. Some lawyers will charge less than the going rate. Hope all goes well for you.

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  • Do i have to legally evict someone living at my house if they have lived there less than 30 days and have not contributed at all

    i let my homeless ex boyfriend stay with me for approx 2 weeks. i told him he could stay for 2 weeks. during that time he had mail fowarded to my house and got a new id showing my address on it just a week ago. i called the police because his t...

    George’s Answer

    From what you have told us, you had an oral contract for two weeks that has expired. After the two weeks expires,the ex is now a holdover, and you can bring an action for removal. There are filing fees, and a summons has to be served, which is an additional fee. If you hire an attorney, there is another additional fee. My fee is reasonable.

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  • I was pulled over n i didn't commit a traffic violation but the officer arrested me for dui n i blew a .06.. can i be convicted

    was followed for 30 mins.. got off work at 5 am.. didnt where my glasses.. i have a proscription but it doesn't say it on my id i need it...

    George’s Answer

    It would help to know what the officer said you did to justify the stop, so it is difficult to give a good answer to you. If the officer said you were weaving down the street crossing traffic and you say "No I wasn't", this is a credibility issue to be decided by the judge at a motion to suppress hearing. And good luck with that. As I said, without know the officer's stated reason for stopping you, I have to speculate, which is not helpful to you.

    It may be that,. even though the 0.06 is not legally drunk, the State will use your driving pattern to show intoxication.

    You should consult a lawyer.

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  • Cops see me standing next to car, beat me. I go to hospital ICU $60k bill, charged DUI blood result from hospital. Admissible?

    I was riding passenger in a car that was being stalked by a car in residential area 2am. Driver nervous, turned down side street, parked car walked away. I got out, car following us turns corner & drives straight toward me lights come on. I dash o...

    George’s Answer

    This is yet another reason why police vehicles should be equipped with dashboard video cameras to record their every movement and expose their lies, brutality, and corruption. But it looks like only the traffic lights will get the cameras. Too expensive for the police, in more ways than one.

    Prepare yourself for a massive assault by the State Attorney's office. They have to back up the cops. You need a lawyer, and don't go around talking about your case except to your lawyer.

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  • Dui 2nd offense entratement

    supposibly looking for him (tipped off even tho hasnt been driving) all day day before nd whole day that day until 5 but didnt get him until than. but said he recognized him but never once said his name. sat in trailor park tucked beside milboxes ...

    George’s Answer

    Entrapment as a legal defense is when police solicit you, or ask you, to commit a crime that you were not predisposed, or planning, to commit. An example is when a police undercover officer asks someone to obtain illegal drugs, the person says no, and the U/C keeps asking and asking until the person says OK and sets up a deal, and then the police arrest the setter-upper.

    What you describe is police staking out this other person until the officer saw him driving. There might be an issue with why the officer stopped him, but it is not entrapment. He needs a lawyer.

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  • If i have a first appearance arrest form,does that mean i was arrested?or,does that mean i need to come to court?

    i was arrested 6 months later on a warrant the day they say i was arrested how would i have known to come to court without a citation to appear also the arrest form stated out of custody im confused

    George’s Answer

    If you are arrested, you are taken to jail and held until you bond out. If you do not bond out right away, you are taken to an Initial Appearance hearing within 24 hours. At this first appearance hearing, the judge announces the charges that the police arrested you under and you can ask for a lower bond. The point is, you would know if you were arrested.

    On the other hand, if the police gave you a 'Notice to Appear' or some similar document when you were detained, you were not arrested. That document should have information about your next court date. A court case number would be helpful to fully answer this question.

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