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Martin Golab White

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  • I left my guns in friends car and i wanna admit to it I

    Not a felony

    Martin’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Solis, that you should speak to a criminal defense attorney before you talk to law enforcement about anything that may incriminate you in some type of crime.

    Based on the very limited information that you provided, it would be a pure guess as to what your situation may be. Of course, that being said, I am not encouraging you to tell your story here because if you have actually committed a violation anything you say here can be used against you. The best course of action, as said above, is to speak with a criminal defense attorney for guidance.

    Good luck.

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  • Can I talk to the judge that sentence me to 1year probation to see if he can take it off my record

    I was charged with retail thief with others i did my year and paid it off.I can't seem to get a job nor finish my medical career because they don't hire felons.what can I do??

    Martin’s Answer

    At least in the State of Florida, judges do not have the authority to take anything of anyone's record. I agree with my colleague that what you need to do is hire an attorney to provide you with guidance and assistance in determining if your record can be sealed and, if so, to go through the process.

    Good luck.

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  • What's away to request a sooner court day? So that someone can be released asap!

    *on probation *just got a new charge

    Martin’s Answer

    As usual, Mr. Mangrum is correct. An attorney may be able to request and obtain an earlier hearing.

    Good luck.

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  • Whats my punishment with getting caught with almost a pound of pot they found it in my gfs grandmas house I smoke it don't sell.

    we were arguing and the cops got called they came they knocked on the door we opened he opened the screen door and walked in and started talking 2 other cops came about 5 minutes later and 1 went out talked to my gf brought her back brought me out...

    Martin’s Answer

    There isn't enough information in order to draw any conclusions on the direction your defense might take. That being said, their entry seems like something that needs to be examined. I highly recommend that you retain an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. An experienced attorney will be able to closely examine the documentation and evidence and provide guidance.

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  • What can I do and What sentence should I expect?

    Hi I am currently residing in Orlando Fl and I got charged with larceny petty theft first offense in Seminole county and I am scheduled for arraignment on July 3rd since I do not have an attorney and will be using a public defender I was wonderin...

    Martin’s Answer

    First and foremost; a public defender IS an attorney.

    To answer your question, there are several things that could happen at arraignment. If you decide to not hire a private attorney, then I recommend that you talk with your public defender attorney. They are going to be the one that can more accurately explain what you can expect.

    Good luck.

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  • Chance for Leniency if a letter is written to the Judge after sentencing.

    My Fiance is in FL, and received 7 months after his initial 2 first time charges were reduced to misdemeanors and 2 other charges were completely dropped. I am currently pregnant and the only reason he even took jail time is because we were moving...

    Martin’s Answer

    As a general rule, the chances are extremely small to have a sentence reduced after it has been ordered without having a compelling legal argument. But that being said, I suggest that you contact a criminal defense attorney that regularly practices in front of that judge. Such an attorney will be in the best position to let you know what that particular judge may or may not consider.

    Good luck.

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  • Im 17, will be 18 in two months, im leaving home tomorrow, will the police drag me home?

    Hello, I'm 17 years old. I'll be 18 in 2 months tomorrow I am just going to leave home and go stay with a woman who is like a mother to me. I have my own truck, I have a full time job, and make a minimum of $250.00 per week. I have proof I pay...

    Martin’s Answer

    Although this is not necessarily a criminal law question, I will answer the best I can as a retired police officer, parent and current attorney:

    Although you are so close, the fact remains that you are still a legal juvenile, (assuming that you have not been emancipated), and could be considered a runaway. You may also want to consider that the woman you are going to stay with may be exposed to legal trouble for allowing, (maybe claimed "encouraging"), you to live there without proper permission.

    I recommend that you either: 1) consult an attorney who is familiar with this area of law in your area and/or 2) stick it out until you turn the age of majority (18), which is only 2 months away. Waiting can save you, and possibly others, exposure to legal trouble that doesn't appear to be necessary.

    Good luck.

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  • Can i be sentenced here with out ever being given an initial hearing? because i just was.

    i went for my initial hearing today. I never seen a judge, was never given a rights advisory paper, and never given a chance to plea guilty or not guilty, yet i was taken to the side, put on a probation, fined, and given classes and community serv...

    Martin’s Answer

    The resolution of any criminal case that results in sanctions can only be made by a plea by the defendant or after a trial. Based on what you describe here I highly recommend that you contact and retain a criminal defense attorney in the jurisdiction the case was brought. It is likely that something significant is missing from what you describe. An experienced attorney will have the ability to properly assess your case and provide guidance. Good luck.

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  • What do i do with my open case?Who do i talk too?where do i go?

    I have an open burglary from 2007.I was 16 at the time.I was released from JDC and told my case would be transferred to adult court(direct filed).since then i have not received a court date.My co defendants have done 3 years. Me on the other hand ...

    Martin’s Answer

    Based on what you wrote, there are several legal issues at play, some of which only experienced criminal defense attorneys will be aware because they come up infrequently.

    I highly suggest that you find and retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney. That attorney will be able to examine your case and provide guidance and services.

    I hope this helps. Good luck.

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  • If you are arrested, and ask the arresting officer what exactly they are arresting you FOR, and they don't tell you

    because perhaps even they are not sure (my speculation) Is this problematic?

    Martin’s Answer

    Not really. Even if the officer is not sure at the time of arrest, specific reasons, (statute number and title), will be listed on the complaint affidavit which will be forwarded to the jail, clerk and court. Advising you, or not, is more of an issue of the agency rules for their officers.

    If you have been arrested for a criminal violation I strongly recommend that you obtain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney.

    Hope this helps and good luck.

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