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  • ME AND MY BOYFRIEND WERE IN A RENTAL CAR. GOT PULLED OVER BY THE POLICE. HE SEARCHED THE CAR FOUND MARIJUANA. WE HAD NO IDEA ABO

    WE HAD NO IDEA IT WAS IN THEIR BUT THE OFFICER BASICALLY MADE MY BOYFRIEND SAY IT WAS HIS OR HE THREATENED TO TAKE US BOTH TO JAIL. I NEVER BEEN TO JAIL AND NIETHER HAS HE BUT HE TOOK THE BLAME BECAUSE HE DIDNT WANT ME TO GO TO JAIL. THEY ARE TRYI...

    David’s Answer

    Do you have a question. There is no question here????

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  • I moved to fl.from ca. the company I work for wants to do a background check on me how far back can they legally go ?

    my friend told me they went back to 1985 on him .however, he has lived in fl. all his life .Is there a limitation on how far back they can go in ca.?

    David’s Answer

    They can go back forever.

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  • What will the penalty be if I am on probation and have met all requirements except paying my court fine?

    This is my first offense, it was for a DUI. I have completed all classes required and never violated, but am unable to pay the full amount of $1600 in court fees by the end date of my probation.

    David’s Answer

    If you are truly unable to pay, the court should not punish you. If however you have just not paid, but have used the money for other things, the court can punish you. Usually with a true inability to pay the court will reduce the monetary amount to a civil lien or suspend your driving privilege until you pay.

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  • Will a license suspension in Pennsylvania affect my Florida license?

    I got 2 dui's in PA while holding an Indiana license. I then moved to Florida and got a license there, but have not yet served the PA suspension.

    David’s Answer

    Yes, your Florida License will be suspended until PA removes the suspension. Good Luck.

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  • Can my probation be reinstated if i fled from the city i originally got placed on probation for?

    I got charged with domestic dating violence, a misdeameanor charge due to self defense with a guy friend. They placed me on probation at court and my ex guy friend struck again. So i fled the city for my safety unaware of a court date. I found out...

    David’s Answer

    It can be, but you must turn yourself in. Call an attorney where the court is to help you, not where you are now.

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  • My girlfriend got a dui in jan.an she got a warrant out becuz she fail a drinking test her probation officer gave her.

    how long can she be in jail for?

    David’s Answer

    If the DUI was her first offense and there was no accident or injury, then the maximum sentence is up to 180 days if her breath test was under .15 or 270 days if it was over. Good Luck.

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  • Can I clear my Michigan suspended license charge from 2000 without jumping through the "alcoholic" hoops?

    Suspended for DUI II in 2000 (the other was 1995). Caught driving on suspended twice (2004 and 2006?) Moved to FL over 5 yrs ago. Once again caught driving with suspended license in 2010. Is there a statute of limitations or grandfather clause ...

    David’s Answer

    Florida will not give you a license until Michigan clears you. Good Luck.

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  • I got a ticket for driving on suspended license and I'm on Probation; do I have to report this to my P.O.

    Does my P.O. need to go to my court hearing on the suspended license?

    David’s Answer

    If your ticket is a notice to appear, it is a criminal charge and is likely to violate your probation. If it is a driving with a suspended license without knowledge then it is a civil ticket and not likely to violate your probation, however lying to your po is a violation of probation, so you should report it on your monthly report when you answer the questionnaire. Usually there is a question about contact with the police. Answer truthfully.

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  • Can my probation officer send me to jail right away for a failed drug test!

    I know for a fact im going to fail my drug test and Im hoping my probation officer has the power to send me to jail. I need time to come clean and hoping I do not have to wait for the court. This will be my fourth violation

    David’s Answer

    To answer your question, no the PO will not cuff you right away and take you to jail. A warrant must be issued by the Judge. This can take hours or days. Good Luck.

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  • My fiancee's charge was dropped from robbery with a deadly weapon to robbery will his bond lower?

    bond is currently 10,000$

    David’s Answer

    There is a bond schedule with standard amounts, with the reduction in charge the bond can be lowered. A lawyer can help expedite this by filing a motion to reduce bond. His criminal history, and other factors can play a role on the amount of the bond set. Good Luck.

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