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Michael Eugene Zmijewski

Michael Zmijewski’s Answers

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  • I was arrested and detained for 4 days an outstanding warrant.

    I was arrested and detained for 4 days an outstanding warrant on a speeding ticket and no license ticket This was in a county I have never been to in a completely different state than where I live. Once I went to court it was thrown out, but I los...

    Michael’s Answer

    The unfortunate answer is that the State, County or Municipality will be granted immunity.

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  • Should I pay for the careless driving ticket or go to court?

    I received a careless driving ticket from a minor accident where I rear ended the other car. No police officers witnessed the crash. I was told that if the other party doesn't appear than the case will be dismissed. If the other party appears will...

    Michael’s Answer

    You may very well benefit from hiring an attorney. If the officer does not appear for court, the citation should be dismissed as the civilian witnesses will be unable to establish identification. Also, since the officer did not observe the accident, if only the officer appears, he/she will not be able to testify as to the necessary elements of the offense.

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  • How much time is an inmate looking at if they ran from a 3 Year probation

    Inmate was homeless on probation and left state to go home.

    Michael’s Answer

    Judges typically are not too fond of people who run from probation. Your friend is subject to up to the maximum penalty. He may want to consider consulting with someone.

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  • Can I get this ticket dismissed?

    I was coming to a school zone (20 mph) and started to slow down from 45mph, and someone pulled out of a road and cut me off. This is a 2 lane road. I sped up to move into the other lane in order to prevent an accident, without doing so I would hav...

    Michael’s Answer

    Wow, if she witnessed this I cannot imagine why she wrote the ticket. She cited you for failure to obey a traffic control device. You may want to consider setting this case for a hearing and see if she shows up. Hopefully she won't since she knows what the true facts of the case are.

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  • Is there anything illegal about texting a minor without parental consent?

    Nothing sex related was involved. I had police ask me a few questions about it, and I didn't understand why. I used to work with children and this girl was a "student" there. I no longer work at the same place, so one day she texts me, I'm assumin...

    Michael’s Answer

    There is nothing illegal about the information you provided. This simply was an exchange of pleasantries and nothing more. Most likely, the parents were being proactive in ensuring their child's safety.

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  • I was charged with trespassing and took PTD at arraignment? will not being a us citizen disqualify me from the program?

    i went to arraignment the other day and i didnt have an attorney i neber been in trouble before and at court the state attorney askd me if i was a us citizen and i said no, and then he said if i am not a us citizen i might be kicked out because i ...

    Michael’s Answer

    Each Office of the State Attorney has their own policy and procedures when it comes to PTD. It is possible that you will be denied entry into the program because of your residency status. If you are not accepted, the Clerk will simply reset your case for arraignment.

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  • Modify probation

    I put in a motion to modify probation so that I can travel for work. The judge put in an order for response and it has been 43 days with no response from the state. What should i do ask for the judge to make a ruling or put in a motion of inquiry ...

    Michael’s Answer

    Either yourself or an attorney can contact the Judge's Judicial Assistant for hearing time. Depending on the Judge, they may require that this date be coordinated with the Office of the State Attorney. Regardless, once you have secured a date with the Judicial Assistant you will need to file a Notice of Hearing to ensure that all relevant parties are served proper notice.

    Michael E. Zmijewski
    407-473-1233
    501 N. Magnolia Avenue
    Orlando, FL 32801

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  • Can someone in florida please explain these things to me?

    Can someone in florida please explain these things to me NOTICE OF INTENT TO PARTICIPATE IN DISCOVERY , DEMAND FOR DISCLOSURE OF CRIMINAL RECORDS, DEFENSE DEMAND FOR EXCULPATORY EVIDENCE Help!!!

    Michael’s Answer

    These are forms that a criminal defense attorney files in the beginning of any criminal case. Essentially these documents notify the Court and Prosecutor that an attorney has filed an entry of appearance and is requesting copies of any and all information related to the prosecution of their client. Once these documents are filed the Prosecutor is under an obligation to provide or make available all information in the State's custody that is being used to prosecute this case.

    If you have counsel than you need not worry because your attorney would be filing these forms on your behalf.

    Michael E. Zmijewski
    407-473-1233
    501 N. Magnolia Avenue
    Orlando, FL 32801

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  • Need a criminal defense attorney

    my son needs an attorney and we can t afford one we are struggling in this economy i even ask for a loan and because of the market value i cant put my house as collateral he is facing 5 criminal charges i need to know if there is some place i can ...

    Michael’s Answer

    Anyone facing criminal prosecution is entitled to representation. If the Court is to find that your son is indigent, the Court will appoint a Public Defender to represent him. Many Public Defenders I see in action are fine attorneys. However, being appointed an attorney means that your son will not have the benefit of chossing an attorney he feels comfortable with. Right now it may seem as though you are faced with an impossible task, but it may be worth your while to at least consult with an attorney. Many firms including mine offer payment plans to give persons charged with criminal offenses the ability to choose their own attorney.

    Michael E. Zmijewski
    407-473-1233
    501 N. Magnolia Avenue
    Orlando, FL 32801

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  • Can anyone tell me what STAYED means?

    I recieved a copy of a proposed Order, which says "The Court stayed the garnishment in this action" Does it mean stopped? Does it mean everything stays the same? or something else?

    Michael’s Answer

    When a Court "stays" something it essentially means that they have put it on hold.

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    Michael E. Zmijewski
    501 N. Magnolia Avenue
    Orlando, Florida 32801
    (407) 473-1233

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