Elmer Sanchez’s Guides

Elmer Sanchez

Orlando Government Attorney.

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  1. The Criminal Case

    Written by attorney Elmer Sanchez, over 2 years ago.

    In the criminal process, either the state or federal government is seeking to detain and punish a person whom the government believes is guilty of committing a crime. The U.S. Constitution guarantees certain rights and protections to persons being prosecuted by the government. Th...

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  2. The Civil Case

    Written by attorney Elmer Sanchez, over 2 years ago.

    The parties in a civil lawsuit are known as the plaintiff and defendant. The plaintiff brings the lawsuit against the defendant by having his or her attorney file a complaint with a court. The complaint states what the dispute is about, why the defendant is responsible, and asks ...

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  3. The Legal System

    Written by attorney Elmer Sanchez, over 2 years ago.

    The American legal system uses an adversary model to settle disputes. This model pits parties against one another in a contest to persuade an impartial third party (either a judge or jury) to accept their version of the dispute. Ideally, by comparing the two versions, a judge or...

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  4. Basic Criminal Procedure

    Written by attorney Elmer Sanchez, over 2 years ago.

    In order to stop a suspect, a police officer must have reasonable suspicion that a crime was committed, is being committed or will be committed.This is a broad standard and gives the officer a good deal of discretion. In order to arrest a suspect, a police officer must have prob...

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  5. Divorce procedures

    Written by attorney Elmer Sanchez, over 2 years ago.

    SIMPLIFIED DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE:A Husband and Wife may file a petition for a "simplified dissolution" if 1) there are no minor children of the parties; 2) the wife is not pregnant; 3) the parties have made a satisfactory division of their property and debts; and 4) at lea...

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  6. How To Post Bond

    Written by attorney Elmer Sanchez, over 2 years ago.

    There are 2 ways to post a bond.The client can place the full amount of the bond in cash with the court, or the client can contact a bail bondsman and place 10% of the bond plus collateral (car or home) with the bondsman.With a cash bond, the clerk will refund it to the person wh...

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  7. The right to remain silent

    Written by attorney Elmer Sanchez, over 2 years ago.

    When under custodial interrogation, a suspect has a right of protection against self-incrimination.This right can be and many times is waived by an uninformed suspect.The best advice is to remain silent (except to give name, address, age, and other basic info about his identity)....

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  8. Procedure for filing formal charges after arrest

    Written by attorney Elmer Sanchez, over 2 years ago.

    When a person is arrested, the police officer will forward the report to the State attorneys office. The intake department will review the report and determine if formal charges will be filed. The State has complete discretion. If charges are filed, the State attorney prepares a...

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  9. Civil Traffic Tickets

    Written by attorney Elmer Sanchez, over 2 years ago.

    You have 3 options for dealing with your traffic citation.Naturally, you can pay the fine; however, this will cause points to be placed on your driving record.These points could affect your insurance rates when you renew your policy.Therefore, in most cases, this is not a wise ...

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  10. Where to take the Parenting class in Orange and Osceola Counties

    Written by attorney Elmer Sanchez, over 2 years ago.

    Florida Department of Children Families Parent Education and Family Stabilization Course ProvidersNOTE: To register for the course, please call the number listed in the column titled, "Registration/Contact Information." 1.Beta Center/ Families Divorce Helping Children Cope ...

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