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William David Umansky

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Caught shoplifting at Walmart, item was $9.99, cops called and got a Complaint/Arrest Affidavit

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. William David Umansky
    2. David Richard Damore
    3. David Bradley Dohner
    4. Jeffrey Anthony Skiendziul
    5. Paul Domenic Petruzzi
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    You need to hire a lawyer to represent you. While petit theft Is a misdemeanor, it is a crime of dishonesty and employers will likely not want to hire you. Get a lawyer, see if there is a diversion program wherein you complete certain conditions and hopefully get charge dropped. Then get the lawyer to expunge your records.

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  2. How do i get a Shoplifting charge dismissed

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. William David Umansky
    2. David S Katz
    3. Colleen M. Glenn
    4. Stephen Andrew Mosca
    5. Erik Joseph Lombillo
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    Sure thing. First go to arraignment, then ask the judge for a public defender. Ask the public defender if there is a diversion or intervention program and see if the PD can get you in one. Of course a private lawyer can do the same and avoid you going to court in many cases so if you can find some money hire someone.

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  3. In Florida, which agency regulates court reporters?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Adam Haber
    2. William David Umansky
    3. Stephen C. Cooper
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    The Court. Here is a link you can look at it for more information. www.floridasupremecourt.org/pub_info/summaries/briefs/.../92300a.pdf‎

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  4. Can I sue a man for punching me in the face over and over again in my front yard with my kids there?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. William David Umansky
    2. Michael T Mackhanlall
    3. Daniel Foster Dickenson
    4. Jeffrey Robert Davis
    5. Zaheer A Shah
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    Yes you can. The question is: will a lawyer want to take it? If there is someway to tie in the HOA, a civil lawyer might pursue the claim because there is insurance coverage. Most lawyers will not sue individuals alone because it is hard to collect even if you win. Good luck!

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  5. Lets just say some one shoot someone in self defense but flee the seen how do I go about in turning myself in

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. William David Umansky
    2. Robert David Malove
    3. Dean George Tsourakis
    4. David Jay Bernstein
    5. Christopher Robert Dillingham II
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    If this is true, you absolutely need to consult a miami lawyer and arrange a turn in if in fact there is a warrant. Other than providing your name and date of birth you do not want to discuss anything with the police or tell them anything at all. You have a right to remain silent and YOU SHOULD ABSOLUTELY exercise that right.

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  6. ADJUDICATION WITHHELD ON FELONIES/MISDEAMINORS AND CRIMINAL HISTORY ON A JOB APPLICATION...

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William David Umansky
    2. Marci Dana Silver
    3. Dean George Tsourakis
    4. Cynthia Marie Veintemillas
    5. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
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    Great question. If you were never convicted you can check NO on that question on a job application. However, I can tell you that your charge will come up on a background check and many companies will not care if you were convicted or not. In some cases, it pays to be upfront about your criminal history but that is a personal decision you will have to make. Good luck!

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  7. Is a reckless driving charge with 12 months probation and 50 hours community service a good plea bargain to accept?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William David Umansky
    2. Brett Nicholls Metcalf
    3. Nick Jay Dorsten
    4. Joseph Julius Registrato
    5. Majid Vasigh
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    If you have a slam dunk issue on the stop issue meaning the cops had no valid basis for stopping your car, then a reckless offer may not be great. Before you plea, meet with a local lawyer and go over your police report with them. In general, however a reckless is certainly better than a plea to a DUI.

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  8. Does the following constitute grand theft in Florida?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William David Umansky
    2. Jonathan Hackworth
    3. Russell J. Ferraro III
    4. Matthew Phillip Konecky
    5. Rixon Charles Rafter III
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    Could be or not. Did you go through line without paying? What were you doing when you picked the items up? Did you go through security system and ring it and were caught before you left? I would have to see the police report to properly advise you. You very well may have a defense but there are other factors I would have to see to properly answer this question. If you did not intend to steal anything and you have a good explanation then you may very well go to trial and be exonerated. Hire a...

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  9. Freest DUI offense and only thing on my record since 08 can I seal it ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William Alexander Corzo
    2. William David Umansky
    3. Amber Hill
    4. Kevin Jeffrey Pitts
    5. Grant Ian Schwarz
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    If you pled to the Dui you can not seal or expunge it in the State of Florida. Sorry.

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  10. How do I handle a felony arrest warrant without going to jail.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. William David Umansky
    2. Zahra Shanaz Umansky
    3. Dave Bahr
    4. Craig A. Epifanio
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    You can hire a lawyer to try and withdraw warrant and enter an appearance for you. Depends on judge and what jurisdiction you are in. Some judges will grant that motion and others will not. It could be an uphill battle!

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