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  • I am in a diversion program in Florida and got arrested in another state for a DUI. Will I be kicked out of my diversion program

    I am in a diversion program in Florida and got arrested in another state for a DUI. Will I be kicked out of my diversion program?

    William’s Answer

    Beth is absolutely right. What concerns me is whether or not you are out on a bond. Lately I have seen bonds revoked on PTD rejections. Be mindful of any pending court dates and check your case online at MYorangeclerk.

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  • Can I challenge this in court?

    Hi. If I'm at a 4 way stop and I get the green light to turn right, do I have to turn in the immediate right lane or can I go to the one further left. I got a citation for going into the one further left and a car turning left from the opposite di...

    William’s Answer

    The immediate right lane. Sorry bud!

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  • Is it possible to not get arrested after a warrant for domestic violence or battery?

    I think i have a warrant for a domestic violence after i left the scene. My wife came drunk to the house and we got into an argument and she start acting little crazy so i grabed my child and left, and she start threating me that if i dont go back...

    William’s Answer

    I am so sorry to hear this. I know you must feel anxious about a potential warrant. You can retain a lawyer in Orlando to contact the police for you to see if the police are looking for you. In some cases, the police will not arrest you but file a police report with the State to determine if they want to file charges against you. In other cases, the police may start looking for you to pick you up and if that is the case it is hard for a lawyer to stop that process. There are so many other things to address but we are given a very limited forum to answer. It is best that you set up a meeting with a local lawyer. Good luck!

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  • I was arrested for DUI, can I get it dismissed?

    i was just minding my own business when the cop stopped me...in the report it stated that he saw me driving fast in a parking lot ( i didnt know this was a crime) of a gas station (i was just getting gas), and when i pulled out that I affected the...

    William’s Answer

    Thanks for your question. More than likely, the cop had the right to pull you over. However you may have some excellent options to get the case dismissed if the charge is in Orange County. You may qualify for a diversion program where you complete certain conditions and get the case dropped. There also could be other issues and the fact that you have a low breath test may be a good thing if you decide you want to go to trial. My suggestion? get with a local Dui lawyer and set up a meeting to go over your case!! good luck to you.

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  • What does this notice mean? Are they still filing charges?

    I was arrested on domestic violence charges after my husband and I got into a fight. The police didn't show up until 9 days later and I was arrested 13 days after the fact without a warrent. After my husband stated the fight was mutual and that he...

    William’s Answer

    Since you did not hire a lawyer, I would make sure you show up for your arraignment unless you have a no information notice that you obtain. You still have it on your record so you should explore expungement of your record. Most of our clients expunge their domestic violence records because they do not want the stigma attached. I wish you the best.

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  • Can I pay the PreTrial Diversion Program in a monthly payments?

    Also, do I have to pay restitution before I start PTD or while I am in the program to be able to successfully complete it? This is for a petit theft misdemeanor case.

    William’s Answer

    You should save your money for restitution and as soon as you get in make payment. Most of the diversion fees can be paid monthly. I find that my clients who pay off everything immediately and are proactive with their conditions stand a chance to get off the program early. PTD is great and their officers are pretty flexible. Good luck to you!

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  • Final restraining order no longer says "no Contact" with kids. Can I Call, Text, FB or Skype them?

    Original Temp order said No contact with kids, final does not. Additionally Original stated 3 workplaces (two good restaurants) but final only lists her day job (hospital) can I now go to the restaurants when she isn't there (really good ribs).

    William’s Answer

    It is hard to advise you without looking at the actual order. All I can tell you is that the Final order controls and you do not want to violate this injunction. If you are not sure file a motion for clarification to find out exactly what you can and can not do.

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  • If one is Released on Recognizance in one county and has a writ in another county, does the 3 day pick up rule still apply?

    If Release on Recognizance is granted...

    William’s Answer

    There is no real pick up rule. Call the jail and heed Mr Haber's excellent advice.

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  • I had my arrariment already and I opted to get my own attorney but now I need a PD.. Can I opt to get one at the pre trial?

    I opted to get my own lawyer at my arraignment but now it seems I can only afford a PD.. Can I still request one at my pre trial ??

    William’s Answer

    That is a true shame. But at your pretrial conference, tell the judge your finances have changed (if they gave) and ask for a PD.

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  • What if your denied bond at first appearance? Will you ever get a bond?

    Im looking to find an attorney that offers payment plans.

    William’s Answer

    Yes you can get bond after initial appearance in many cases. You can find many lawyers who take payment plans. Most importantly remember every case and every lawyer is different. Find one who you can afford but also will be straight, honest and tell you the real scoop. It is important to hire someone not just for the bond (judges do not like lawyers who just do bond hearings alone), but for the entire case.

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