Tiffany Vanessa Colbert’s Answers

Tiffany Vanessa Colbert

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Expunging DUI record from your background

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Charles McGinn
    2. Stephen Andrew Mosca
    3. Nick Jay Dorsten
    4. Sergio Cruz
    5. Tiffany Vanessa Colbert
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    Once you've entered a plea/ found guilty of a DUI, you are stuck with that on both your criminal and your driving record permanently. You can't go back, do community service, or let it simply "drop off" your driving record. If you were not advised of the penalties by an attorney, it may be possible to vacate or withdraw your plea, but that would require extenuating circumstances or would have to happen within 30 days from the date of sentencing. Since it is an automatic conviction, you...

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  2. Do I need a DUI lawyer?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven E. Nauman
    2. Tiffany Vanessa Colbert
    3. Miguel Amador
    4. Christopher Robert Dillingham II
    5. Alberto Marino Quirantes Jr.
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    If you want to fight the conviction, absolutely. If this is your first offense and you have no other prior convictions or arrests, you may qualify for a diversion program if the county of your arrest offers that program. You should speak with an attorney as soon as possible to find out what may be available to you. DUI convictions hurt you in many ways and can never be erased from your record.

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  3. I have 3 previous convictions for DUI in VA. Will Florida count those against me?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Tiffany Vanessa Colbert
    2. George C. Mangrum
    3. Nick Jay Dorsten
    4. Colleen M. Glenn
    5. James W Chandler
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    The State of Florida can and will use prior DUI Convictions for both charging purposes (4th DUI is a Felony in Florida, meaning a possible prison sentence and permanent loss of your driver's license) and/or Sentencing Purposes. There may be some possible defenses to those prior convictions to make sure they don't "count against you." You need to contact an attorney who can help you figure out what defenses you might have to help lessen the blow.

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  4. I have been on house arrest for about 2years for a dui manslaughter charge in which my lawyer has assured me credit time served

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Tiffany Vanessa Colbert
    2. Paul J Knudsen
    3. Robert David Malove
    4. Michael Adam Haber
    5. Alberto Marino Quirantes Jr.
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    If you have not entered a plea to the case, time spent while on home confinement does not count as credit for time served unless that prosecutor agrees to stipulate that it does and the court is willing to go along with that stipulation. You need to speak with your attorney to get clarification.

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  5. Can I seal/expunge my record with a DUI conviction from three years ago?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Alberto Marino Quirantes Jr.
    2. Christopher Charles Dyer
    3. Christopher Robert Dillingham II
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    5. Alec Larkin Weber
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    As my colleagues have stated, unfortunately no. Florida does not allow the sealing or expungement of any criminal conviction.

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  6. Can you take a Zanax and leagally drive after 8 hours

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Tiffany Vanessa Colbert
    2. Larry Thomas McMillan
    3. Amir A. Ladan
    4. Colleen M. Glenn
    5. Majid Vasigh
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    It depends on whether or not the Zanax changed the way you drive. If Zanax after that many hours impaired your ability to think, drive, react, then you may have a problem. The state would have to prove that you were under the influence and your normal faculties were impaired. If you were recently arrested for a DUI, you need to contact an attorney immediately. There may be some hidden consequences that you are not aware of. Contact my office for a free consultation.

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  7. IS it four elements that a jury needs to convict an individual of a crime? If so, what are the (4)elements for an individual to

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Tiffany Vanessa Colbert
    2. Andrew Michael Bonderud
    3. Justin Gary Hausler
    4. Anthony Michael Solis
    5. James Donald Garrett
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    Your question is a little unclear. Assuming this is a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, the state would have to prove the following elments: 1) An individual was convicted of a felony 2) After that conviction, the individual knowingly possessed/ had in his care a firearm. Here is a link to the FL Jury instruction: http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/jury_instructions/chapters/chapter10/p2c10s10.15.rtf

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  8. I recently got an enhanced DUI and spent 38 days in jail, my first DUI was 16 years ago, could I be facing more jail time?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Tiffany Vanessa Colbert
    2. Curtis A Sluder
    3. John B. Elbert
    4. Craig Michael Sturm
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    For a second offense, outside of 5 years, you are facing a maximum of 12 months in jail - but no required minimum. There are also fines for a BAL of .15 or higher of a minimum $2,000 to $4,000. To answer your question, it may be possible that there will not be any additional jail time if you accept a plea bargain but you could also face up to a year. Of course, if you are sentenced to probation and violate, you can also face additional jail time up to the 12 month period. Be aware that...

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  9. Can a person have a motion to suppress to turn off volume on dui video so jury cannot hear about defendants priors?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Timothy F. Sullivan
    2. Tiffany Vanessa Colbert
    3. Eric J Trabin
    4. Colleen M. Glenn
    5. Jerry Jenkins
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    The right motion is a "Motion in Limine" asking for the sound or parts of the video to be redacted. Your attorney should file that or talk with the State to have it taken care of prior to trial.

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  10. I lost my DUI trial and was put on probation for a year, is there any way that I can end it early?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Tiffany Vanessa Colbert
    2. Michael Adam Haber
    3. Alberto Marino Quirantes Jr.
    4. Michael Evan Greenspan
    5. Alec Larkin Weber
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    If all of your requirements have been completed, all of your fines and court costs have been paid, and all of your costs of supervision are current, talk to your PO about filing paperwork for early termination. You can also consult with an attorney to file a motion to early terminate. It will be at the discretion of the court whether or not that motion is granted.

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