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  • Is it ok to plead not guilty at arraignment for 2nd degree misdemeanor for someone with no priors is that what we should do

    its tomorrow we have no lawyer pleading, not guilty is the thing to do right

    William’s Answer

    Frankly you should plead not guilty and retain a private lawyer who can assist you in the process.

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  • What happens if you are caught with accidentally taking unpaid items out of a store?

    Yesterday I had the biggest case of absent mindedness and bad luck I have ever had. I went to Walmart and left my family with an adult in the car it was supposed to be an in and out type of thing. I grabbed toothbrushes and tossed a pack of shampo...

    William’s Answer

    Wow I am so sorry to hear about this. We all get absent minded from time to time. Unfortunately when it happens at a store it can lead to an arrest or a charge of theft that can impact your future. Please call a lawyer in the Orlando area and see if you can hire someone to help you. i will post some information in a link if you would like to further getting information.

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  • Is it possible for a car impoundment to be waived on a Orlando, FL DUI conviction if I do not own a car and have supplied that.

    I was arrested for DUI back in 2012 out of Orlando, FL (Orange County) however I was not actually convicted until February 2015. There was a plea deal made where my PD told me that the State was not going to have me do the interlock in addition ...

    William’s Answer

    I agree with both my colleagues. If you are in front of a decent judge and you can prove what you say, you may be able to get that condition waived. I do agree that the judge may require your presence but if you hire a lawyer, they may be able to try the motion without your presence if you fill out an affidavit under oath that subjects you to perjury if you lie. It may be worth a shot. If the judge denies the motion, your lawyer can ask that the denial be without prejudice so that you can call the motion up again where you can testify in person. You should have a very good reason why you can't make it in person.

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  • How long can a misdemeanor warrant last

    Failure to appear for drug paraphernalia

    William’s Answer

    Unfortunately it can last forever. If you retain an attorney, they may be able to get the warrant lifted or dismissed. If not, a lawyer can arrange a turn in on the warrant. If there is no bond on the warrant, a lawyer can ask that a judge set a bond.

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  • Do we need a criminal lawyer?

    My 17 year old daughter was arrested for interfering when her boyfriend was arrested for allegedly scratching a car. She was charged with Battery- on a law enforcement officer and Resist officer- obstruction w/o violence. There was a video tape...

    William’s Answer

    It may be a good thing your daughter was not offered a public defender. There are some great public defenders out in Juvenile in orange county but a private lawyer will usually have more time to speak with you and your daughter about her case. It is important to hire someone with Juvenile experience who can guide you and your daughter through the process. If she has no priors one goal could be to get her into a diversion program where the charge can get dropped for instance.

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  • Someone filed perjury charge at a police station. How do I know the status of it. How long does it take. do I get informed.

    someone filed perjury charge at a police station. How do I know the status of it. How long does it take. do I get informed. I know it will be thrown out but just need to know status and time. thanks

    William’s Answer

    If someone lodged a complaint against you for perjury, often a detective will be assigned to the case who will attempt to question you. If the evidence is strong enough, some police agencies will directly file with the prosecutor without attempting to contact you. Either way it may be a good idea to hire a lawyer now to check up on the status of the investigation. Sometimes it can take a year or more for the State to file charges if they intend on doing so. You don't want to talk to the police without advise of counsel!

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  • My husband is awaiting extradition to broward county for a violation of probation warrant from ten years ago. what can happen??

    Ten years ago he was arrested for two pounds of marijuana with content to distribute and he was going but we got kicked out and had to move to NY because we had no where to go. He is now being held in Osceola county awaiting extradition. What do...

    William’s Answer

    This is a good question and one you should talk to an attorney in Broward county. I suggest you call Michael Haber.

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  • I'm on a drug diversion program i was clean,then i popped dirty on 3rd DT for amphetamines but all i took was amoxicillin

    Which can appear for amphetamines What will happen in court

    William’s Answer

    The burden is on the State but since it is a discretionary program, Mr. Haber is correct in saying that you will have the burden of proving that you took an antibiotic. Do yourself a favor and hire a good lawyer in your area who will fight the fight for you.

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  • My car was rear-ended over the weekend by another vehicle.

    The person that hit me has car insurance. My question is, I want the dealership who manufactured my car to do the repairs because I know they will be using the OEM parts. Do I have a right to demand this? I don't want his insurance company send...

    William’s Answer

    You have every right to get the dealership to repair your car. I can not stand insurance companies. When i had my car accident, I chose my own dealer and their repair shop.

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  • PTI revoked for failed drug test, what should I expect to happen in court ?

    I would prefer not to go to jail. I am about two months and 25 hours of community service way from completion for PTI. Tested positive for THC, got a letter saying I have a new court date. I Just want to know what I should expect to happen witho...

    William’s Answer

    You may have blown your one and only opportunity to get your charge dropped. Hire a lawyer to try and get you back in or to examine whatever defenses you may have.

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