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  • How long does it take to get a DUI PTD contract issued ?

    I am eligible for PTD and I I am willing to get this DUI case over with and will be willing to satisfy my requirements/conditions quickly in order to get the case ,Nolle Prosequi. I have been researching cases on the clerk's website, and I can se...

    William’s Answer

    Our law firm handles a lot of DUI cases in Orange County. I can tell you that the wait time for DUI diversion has increased over the past several months. It could slow based upon the volume of cases going into the program or the lack of enough personnel to handle the case load. I'm impressed that you care enough to even ask that question which is a great indicator that you will complete the program and be eligible to expunge your record. Be patient. I know it sucks but you will get through this.

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  • Wanna move to north carolina from Florida I'm unsupervised my crime happend in 1994 off probation since 2005 can i hv facebook

    What kinda laws are different for unsupervised verss someone who is supervised

    William’s Answer

    I do not understand your question. Are you asking facebook for a reason?Are you asking questions related to a sex offense. I am confused?

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  • How many months does it take to find out if you are accepted or rejected for pretrial diversion

    was referred months ago for misdemeanor drugs but have not heard anything else about it other than I will hear from them soon

    William’s Answer

    My client just asked me the same question in orange county! Orange county is behind and backed up. For a while they were great and all you had to do was take a court order down to sign up. However, that process was not working out well so they changed it back to "getting a letter in the mail". Hang in there. I know it is frustrating.

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  • I was arrested for batt on a leo, and resisting without violence, can I get diversion or get it dismissed?

    my only other record, was from text about a few years ago i got a DUI. the cass came about when the police knocked on my parents door looking for my borther, no arrest warrant or search warrant, the cops barged in with dogs, saw me and said thats...

    William’s Answer

    It sounds like if it does not get dismissed, you may stand a decent chance at a jury trial if the facts are as you say!

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  • I was tried for battery. Jury returned a not guilty verdict. May I sue the person that falsely accused me for the costs of def?

    It happened at the guy's business. I was the one actually battered. But the other guy was savvy and called the police first. I was forced to hire an attorney and go to trial. The accuser owes me money for work I have performed as well (no writt...

    William’s Answer

    Yes you can file a lawsuit against the person for malicious prosecution along with some other claims. The issue will be finding a lawyer to take your case. Why? If you hire a lawyer it is not likely they will do it on a contingency fee as the recovery will likely be small and it is very difficult to recover money from a person. Now it is possible a lawyer could go after the business policy but that could prove to be difficult. If you hire a lawyer to sue the individual and pay them a retainer, that retainer may be more than what you spent on a lawyer.

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  • Can the prosecuting attorney hold back the info of law enforcement deleting emails, from discovery ?

    For 3 years my son was trying to get emails that he didn't respond to, only to find out at trial by the detective that emails that didn't respond were deleted and the prosecutor had this info. My son had no criminal record and wasn't on any watch ...

    William’s Answer

    I don't fully understand your question. As a general principle, the Prosecutor can not hold back any evidence that is exculpatory to your son's case. What that means is that if there is any evidence that tends to show that your son is innocent of the crime charge, it should be disclosed in discovery. I am not quite sure what you mean by the emails however.

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  • Can my boyfriend be released from jail on his VOP arraignment??

    Ok..asked a few questions regarding this case before. But I'm worried... Boyfriend was on 12 months probation for petit theft...he completed 6 months..and caught a new charge on April 27 of petit theft.. .. Hes encarcerated awaiting arraignment ...

    William’s Answer

    I doubt he will be released but if the Judge goes along with the PO suggestion, it is possible he will be released very shortly thereafter. I assume he has a public defender and that is the reason you are asking questions. He should consider himself lucky if he gets a non jail sanction in light of the fact he committed the same crime while he was on probation.

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  • What do they charge to deal with extraction Or to deal with an offense out of state

    There is a charge on hold from Florida but hes in Newark new jersey Essex county correctional facility. It doesn't say what anything is just that its on hold. What to do? Can we find out what its for to solve it?

    William’s Answer

    If the charge is in Florida, he needs to retain a Florida lawyer to defend him against the substantive charges.

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  • What do they charge to deal with extraction Or to deal with an offense out of state

    There is a charge on hold from Florida but hes in Newark new jersey Essex county correctional facility. It doesn't say what anything is just that its on hold. What to do? Can we find out what its for to solve it?

    William’s Answer

    If the charge was from Florida, you will need a lawyer here to deal with the substantive charges. In my opinion, he is better suited to apply the money to hire a lawyer to defend him against the charges than fighting extradition.

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  • Warrant for arrest

    If you have a warrant for an arrest for property damage of a hit and run. But have lived outside the U.S. for 6 years and now wants to go back. Will you be arrested if you fly to the U.S. to a state that the warrant is not issued?

    William’s Answer

    There is a good chance you may be picked up. If you want to resolve the matter, hire local counsel who may be able to get the warrant removed. Some judges are more lenient than others. If you indicate a desire to return to address the charges, and show proof that you plan on returning here, a judge may withdraw the warrant in lieu of a new court date.

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