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Amir A. Ladan
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  • I sent a package in the mail with two packs of ciggs the y sent the package first to orlando office and then to the jacksonvill

    do i need legal councel

    Amir’s Answer

    I would encourage you not to make any additional comments here regarding what you did or did not do. I strongly suggest you contact lawyers privately to discuss what was done, how it was intercepted and whether you have something to worry about.

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  • How long do you sit in jail on a vop ror warrent

    Yes my po say she has,to do a vop on me August 6 due to not,finishing paying off my fines in restitution she say she asking for a vop ror if so how long would I have to sit in do you think the judge will give me any jail Time. I haven't been in an...

    Amir’s Answer

    If the PO asks for ROR and the judge agrees, you'll be released on your own recognizance, so you won't be held in custody while the violation is pending. If the judge doesn't agree and you're set at no bond, you'll remain in jail until the VOP is resolved unless your lawyer filed a motion to set bond and the judge grants it. The likelihood of jail time on a VOP varies from case to case, but if it can be established that you had the means to pay restitution and failed to do so, you could be looking at incarceration. I suggest you hire counsel to assist you if you're able to afford an attorney. It very well could make all the difference between being in or out of jail.

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  • Can you get 15 to 25 years on a vop for not finishing paying your fines I was told that

    If you didn't finish paying off your fines in restitution can you get 15 to 25 years,for that if you haven't been in any trouble or caught no new charges

    Amir’s Answer

    In order to prove a VOP allegation, the State must prove that you willful and deliberately violated. In the case of restitution, they would need to prove you had the ability and means to pay, yet failed to do so. Because this is a technical violation, you do not have the same right to remain silent and you can be called to testify by the State, so I recommend that you be fully prepared to address your financial circumstances. In the event the judge determines you violated, you could be sentenced up to the maximum penalty in your case. That said, if they're looking for restitution, it would be best for all involved that you be out of custody and working on paying it down. If you have the means to, I suggest you hire a lawyer to assist you with the case. It could make the difference between being in prison or being free.

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  • Can I possibly take my case to court and get this charge dropped?

    I was brought back from the early parking lot of Wal-Mart back into the store into loss prevention office and all my things were searched. The loss prevention guy was extremely demanding, controlling, and verbally cussed at me asking about the sto...

    Amir’s Answer

    Many cases have unusual factual or legal issues that can be developed and used by a skilled, experienced criminal defense lawyer. Most criminal defense lawyers will offer you a free consultation to discuss the case and the process. I suggest you take the matter up with several lawyers who practice here in Seminole County and hire the one that suits you and your case the best.

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  • Is this just a misdemeanor? Will I only receive fines and possible community service or will I receive jail time?

    I was arrested for retail theft and resistance of arrest by the merchant. #1 LARC - RESIST ARREST COMM THEFT RESIST RECOV OF PROP I was not violent, merely scared and confused when the man tried to arrest me. I was brought to jail and had my fi...

    Amir’s Answer

    I am of the opinion that any time you are accused of a crime, you need a lawyer. Even as a first-time offender, which I presume you are, I recommend having a lawyer represent you. It's best to protect your rights an ensure that you do not jeopardize your future opportunities. In other words, don't be shortsighted and only think of what this will cost you now, or you will suffer a much greater consequence in the long run.

    Most criminal defense lawyers will offer you a free consultation, where you can discuss the facts of your case, any possible legal defenses and what you can expect from their perspective. Take advantage of this opportunity to ask questions, learn about the process and what they can do for you. Then, hire the best person for your situation and allow them to guide you through the process.

    I hope this has been helpful and if it has, that you'll indicate so on Avvo. All the best!

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  • What will it cost to defend someone in a VOP case. This person was violated for A dirty urine test???

    One of my co-workers was violated on her probation for a dirty urine sample. She was on probation for a misdemeanor possession of cannabis, and possession of paraphernalia . She was sentenced to 6 months probation, with some community hours. she o...

    Amir’s Answer

    Avvo does not permit lawyers to solicit clients on Avvo and to my knowledge, we are not to discuss fees in this forum. I suggest you find lawyers that practice in Polk County through the find a lawyer feature and call/e-mail them privately for that information. Fees will vary based on their level of skill and experience, as well as on how they run their practices, so you'll get a range of fees.

    I would not recommend a person handle a VOP on their own. Their freedom and future opportunities are at stake, so it's well advised to hire a good lawyer.

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  • Can the below bullets be raised on direct appeal as ineffective assistance of counsel? Also there is a Brady violation.

    •He did not put in any motion for suppression of any evidence which included 2 photo lineups, a video interrogation of my son’s so called confession or a Xerox copy of the guns. The police did not have the actual gun. •He did not object to pro...

    Amir’s Answer

    The analysis it takes to meaningfully evaluate an appeal and/or an ineffective assistance of counsel claim is not one that any good lawyer would endeavor to do here in this forum. Use the find a lawyer feature to select several lawyers who are qualified and capable of handling such appeals, schedule office conferences with them an hire the best one for the case.

    Best of luck!

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  • Where can I find an affordable Public Assistance Fraud Attorney in Broward County?

    I just received a notice from the Florida DCFS that my case has been referred over to the DFS/DPAF for further investigation and I am not sure why. I have contacted the Broward office for Coast to Coast Legal and I make way over the amount so they...

    Amir’s Answer

    If the offense has yet to be formalized, I recommend you contact the Broward County Bar Association for a referral. If charges have been filed and your are indigent, you can apply for a court appointed attorney (Public Defender) to represent you. You can also inquire into local law schools to see if any of them have a clinic that assists indigent or near-indigent clients with such cases through their Certified Legal Intern program.

    Best of luck!

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  • Am I allowed to temporarily leave the state of Florida while I am on PTD for a misdemeanor?

    I would like to know if I am allowed to temporarily leave the state to visit my family in California. My birthday is coming up next month and I would want nothing more than to be able to see my family. I would only be gone for 6 days. If I am able...

    Amir’s Answer

    Every count / jurisdiction is different. Here in Orange County, you are generally permitted to leave the county. It would be a shame to get kicked out of the program due to an oversight on your part, so I suggest you consult with your lawyer and review your bond conditions and conditions of Pre Trial Diversion to ensure that you comply with all the terms and conditions.

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  • How do I request early termination for probation?

    I live in broward county and I really don't like my lawer don't even want to talk to him but it's time for me to get off probation. Is there anyway I can request off myself?

    Amir’s Answer

    Can you request it on your own? Absolutely. Do I recommend that you go it alone? No. There are plenty of lawyers to choose from, so if you don't like the lawyer who represented you before, hire someone else. The attorney will know the judge's proclivities and leanings, will know the prosecutor and should know how to reach out to probation to do all the things that are necessary to secure the best opportunity to prevail at your hearing.

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