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Nelson Fleetwood Tilden

Winter Park Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. What should I expect on this VOP?

    Answered 26 days ago.

    1. Nelson Fleetwood Tilden
    2. William David Umansky
    3. Arthur Brian Brandt
    4. Travis Martin Williams
    5. Michael T Mackhanlall
    6. ···
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    You are no doubt referring to this provision of the Florida Criminal Punishment Code: "Convictions for offenses committed more than 10 years before the date of the commission of the primary offense must not be scored as prior record if the offender has not been convicted of any other crime for a period of 10 consecutive years from the most recent date of release from confinement, supervision, or other sanction, whichever is later, to the date of the commission of the primary offense." I...

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  2. Is there legal action I can take against my spouse because she lied in order to get a restraining order injunction against me?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Nelson Fleetwood Tilden
    2. Michael J Cortes
    3. Julia E. Simmons
    3 lawyer answers

    Assuming that her lie was instrumental in the judge's decision to impose the injunction and had the truth been known at the time of the hearing the result would have been to deny the injunction, I would recommend obtaining legal counsel to have that injunction revisited and removed. Injunctions are a nasty device that will preclude you from living a normal life. If you have suffered economically/financially due to its imposition, you may have a civil cause of action against her as well. To...

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  3. Occupied burglary first charge pre trial still no offer help

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Craig A. Epifanio
    2. Nelson Fleetwood Tilden
    3. Robert Edward Heyman
    4. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    4 lawyer answers

    You have not provided nearly enough facts to even begin to answer your question. I am assuming you have not yet hired a lawyer to assist you. I recommend contacting several lawyers who practice in the jurisdiction you are charged and hire someone you feel confident in. Every case is different and the fact that you have no prior record is in your favor. Good luck.

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  4. Got pulled over for possession of marijuana (very small amount) and got a PTA. What's going to happen?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Richard Scott Jackson
    2. Alberto Marino Quirantes Jr.
    3. Nelson Fleetwood Tilden
    3 lawyer answers

    You will be required to appear at your Arraignment unrepresented and will likely be offered a plea deal at that time. You want to be careful in the resolution being offered since a conviction will not only stay on your record without the ability of expungement but you may also be subject to a driver license suspension due to the nature of the charge. You may want to request the court appoint a Public Defender to help you through this.

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  5. PTI and misdemeanor which is better ? and How to write a PTI letter for acceptant?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Brenda A Drake
    2. Alberto Marino Quirantes Jr.
    3. Nelson Fleetwood Tilden
    4. Raymond George Wigell
    4 lawyer answers

    While I agree with the answers previously given, there may be other factors to consider. While successful PTI completion will lead to the criminal charges being dismissed, it may take a significantly longer period of time to complete the supervision period and conditions of PTI depending on what was offered as a alternate resolution. I have had a few clients in the past decline PTI because they felt they could not devote the necessary time to successfully complete the conditions which if true...

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  6. My friend commited 2 thefts one in broward and one in miami two 3rd deg thefts from walmart no prior its been 5 years since

    Answered 26 days ago.

    1. Robert Jason De Groot
    2. Nelson Fleetwood Tilden
    3. Michael Adam Haber
    3 lawyer answers

    Your question is a little vague. I assume both cases are still outstanding and from two different jurisdictions from the wording of your question. Due to the passage of time and the dollar amount, It is possible to one or both could be reduced to a misdemeanor without conviction. Probation is often required if there is restitution involved. I recommend hiring a single attorney who practices in both jurisdictions to represent him on both cases. Good luck.

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  7. Is it necessary to call the victim of domestic violence case to free a person from PTI?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Gregory L. Olney II
    2. Alberto Marino Quirantes Jr.
    3. Nelson Fleetwood Tilden
    3 lawyer answers

    The short answer to your question is yes, the State Attorney has the authority to refuse to early terminate PTI. Many jurisdictions do not allow early term in any type of case. Domestic Violence cases are one of the trickiest to achieve a early termination due to victim input. While the victim does not control the case, the State always wants their input. Your best option may be to contact a attorney in your area to determine whether it is in your best interest to engage counsel to assist...

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  8. I got a criminal traffic citation. I couldn't afford to pay the court cost. Will a warrant be issued for my arrest?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Nelson Fleetwood Tilden
    2. Michael Adam Haber
    3. Philip Rosmarin
    3 lawyer answers

    Since the time has already passed that the judge has given you to pay court costs, it is very likely that the judge has instructed the clerk to issue a D6 suspension of your drivers license. It may be helpful for you to contact the judge by letter explaining your financial circumstances in hopes of lifting the suspension and allowing you to pay the court costs over time

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  9. Is the defendant warned of a motion to revoke bond? Or do they file a motion send it to the judge to revoke bond?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Bennett Asbury Hutson
    2. Nelson Fleetwood Tilden
    3. Alberto Marino Quirantes Jr.
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    It will depend on whether your friend is in custody currently or not. If he is out of jail, typically the State Attorney will file a motion and set it for hearing. Judges will typically grant such motions however the defendant is eligible for a new bond. Since this is a new charge with the same victim, don't be surprised if your friend will be denied bond or alternatively released with additional conditions such as GPS monitor.

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  10. I received a DUI in Florida on a Texas license. Currently living in Florida. Do I take the DUI class hours for Florida or Texas?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Richard Earl Hornsby
    2. Nelson Fleetwood Tilden
    3. Ted Harvatin
    3 lawyer answers

    As a condition of a criminal sentence following a DUI conviction, you will be required to complete the appropriate level DUI school. Since you have a prior DUI, you will be required to complete level 2 at the Florida Safety Council along with any counseling if recommended, which they no doubt will. Because you had a Texas license, it was likely suspended in Texas which may mean that you may need to also complete that state's conditions of reinstating your license before obtaining a Florida...

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