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Elmer Sanchez

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  • What can I do about being violated for not paying enough restitution and court costs, although I have done everything else.

    I originally was arrested for 18 felonies, I fought the charges until I ran out of money, took a plea deal where they reduced the charges to misdemeanors. Unknown to me I also agreed to pay restitution and court costs for each charge($7800total) a...

    Elmer’s Answer

    The state will have to prove that you willfully violated If you cannot afford to pay. You may have a defense. Consult a lawyer locally right away.

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  • My boyfriend was arrested for attempted murder and asssault with a firearm how much time is he looking at?

    He was attacked in the same night by four people and on the third incident he was snuck up on and punched in the back of the head, in the face knocking his teeth loose and kicked in the ribs over and over. I ran and saw them about to stab him they...

    Elmer’s Answer

    He needs an attorney. These are very serious charges and it sounds like he may have a stand your ground argument.

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  • My husband was addicted to pain killers after a car accident and committed petty theft.

    My husband was addicted to prescription pain killers and alcohol after an accident and committed petty theft during that time. Since then, he has gone to rehab, counseling and AA and I have begun attending al-anon. Now, he is heading to court t...

    Elmer’s Answer

    There is a possibility that the case can be resolved through pretrial diversion. In the alternative we would work to get the case dismissed or for the best possible resolution. Sometimes that means a Trial. Please feel free to call for a free consult. 407-426-5757

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  • Motion for Contempt

    Can a motion for Contempt for not paying child support be enforced on an administrative order?

    Elmer’s Answer

    Yes. This happens all the time.

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  • How do I get a written letter/statement that shows that my divorce cannot be appealed?

    I have been divorced since 2008 in Stuart Fl. I also married in Chile with the same person. I am trying to get Chile to recognize my divorce in Chile and have hired an attorney there who is trying to do an ex-equator. She requested my final jud...

    Elmer’s Answer

    I agree with Ms. Bernal. However, you could get an attorney to look at your case and prepare a letter stating that under Florida law and the facts as presented, the time for filing an appeal has expired.

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  • Is speddy trial and DEMAND SPEEDY TRIAL the same thing?

    are the forms to file motion the same, where can I obtain them please???

    Elmer’s Answer

    No. You can have the time for a speedy trial expire (90 days for misdemeanor and 175 for felony) If that happens, the defendant can file a Notice of expiration of speedy trial. The court Must then have a hearing on the matter and set the case for trial all within 15 days. A demand for Speedy says that the defendant is ready for trial and the court then has a hearing and sets the matter for trial within 60 days. The demand can be filed prior to the speedy trial time noted above having expired.

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  • How can i obtain a Demand Speedy Trail?

    i need a trial witin 60 days

    Elmer’s Answer

    You must file a Demand for Speedy Trial. This is a very technical area of the law. Filing the demand has other implications. Most importantly, it says that you are ready for trial. You should consult with an attorney before filing this motion.

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  • What formis needed to change a final hearing date in Palm Beach County, FL?

    I filed for divorce and my final hearing is on the 18th of july. I cannot go to the hearing on that date and would like to know what "Motion" form do I need to file to let them know or to ask them to move my final hearing to another date. Thank...

    Elmer’s Answer

    First try to coordinate with the other party. That way, your motion could be a joint motion, and the judge would be more likely to grant it.

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  • Do I need a certified copy to go to court or can it be emailed from a lawyer?

    I received an email from a lawyer to report to court on this Thursday I have not received a certified letter from the courts. Can I file a unable to appear motion to extend this out? I have only been given 6-7 days to appear by email no letter thr...

    Elmer’s Answer

    Email notice is actually acceptable and will become a requirement in family law cases as of September first of this year. You can and should file a notice of unavailability and try to request a new date. Chances are that you wre served early in the case, and now the other attorney only needs to notify you in certain circumstances. This may be one of those times. However, the court time should always be coordinated. If it was not or no attempt to do so was made, you have a strong argument to get a new date. You can also call the other attorney to try to change the date.

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  • Im going to family court to modify child support and establish a parenting plan....

    I am a victim of domestic violence and when my mother fell ill I was forced to temporarily allow my children to stay with their father...two years later he refuses to give me my children...has put me on child support, and is trying to get full cus...

    Elmer’s Answer

    This situation in which you find yourself is complicated and frequent. You will hardly stand a chance without representation. We offer reasonable fees and payment plans. Please call to set up a FREE consultation. 407-426-5757

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