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Martin Golab White

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. How long can i be held parker verses state?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Martin Golab White
    2. William David Umansky
    3. Jonathan Neal Portner
    3 lawyer answers

    I would imagine that the bond on the original misdemeanor has been revoked and you have been withdrawn from the diversion program. If that is correct, then the answer to your question is that you can be held on that original misdemeanor until the case is resolved and until any jail sentence is completed. I recommend that you hire a criminal defense attorney in your jurisdiction so that they can work to try to get you a bond and work on all your charges. Hope this helps.

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  2. How can one Waive speedy trial but cannot Demand a speedy trial prior to an information being filed? Rule 3.191

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Martin Golab White
    2. Roger Scott Jr.
    3. Amber Hill
    4. Blake G Johnson
    5. Ernest L. Chang
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I have to admit that I have never heard of such a situation. Without going into the who's and why's of waiving speedy trial before an information is filed, it appears that you are in need of a criminal defense attorney. The situation that you are in is unique and problematic. If speedy has indeed been waived, the state will now operate under the statute of limitations which could give them a very long time to file, depending on the charge. I strongly recommend that you hire a criminal...

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  3. What is my best and worst case scenario for petty theft first offense court appearance?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Martin Golab White
    2. Chad Piotrowski
    3. Frank Mascagni III
    3 lawyer answers

    Short of the prosecutor dropping the case, (best scenario), one option may be a diversionary program. In that case, you would be required to complete some tasks, (anti-theft class, stay away from Walmart, stay out of trouble, etc.). Once those tasks are successfully completed, the case is dropped. The worst case scenario would be jail. The problem is that you are going to need the services of an attorney who practices in the jurisdiction of your case. They will not only be familiar with...

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  4. I was falsely accused of Agg Assault w/ deadly weapon(knife) 9/3/12....

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Martin Golab White
    2. Michael Leonard Mastrogiovanni
    3. Michael Charles McGinn
    3 lawyer answers

    First things first, you are facing a serious charge that needs immediate attention. The charge alone carries with it a maximum prison sentence of 5 years. You need to retain an attorney as soon as you can. The attorney will be in the best position to flush out the truth, which would include obtaining sworn statements from your witnesses, and guide you through this charge.

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  5. Dui

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Martin Golab White
    2. Byron David Flagg
    3. Chris Matthew Limberopoulos
    3 lawyer answers

    If I understand correctly, you were arrested and charged with DUI and the charge was either dismissed by a judge or dropped by the State, (nolle pros). If that is correct, that tells me that there was a citation that was filed with the clerk's office, which officially charges you with the DUI. And if that is correct, then the answer would be yes, you have been charged with a crime. If, however, a citation or another document called an information was not filed with the clerk's office, then...

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  6. What can I do and What sentence should I expect?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Martin Golab White
    2. Tiffany Vanessa Colbert
    3. Andrew Michael Bonderud
    4. Justin Gary Hausler
    4 lawyer answers

    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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  7. Son charged sexual battery was dropped as it was determined person lied about this. can the girl get charged for lying

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey David Boston
    2. Martin Golab White
    3. William David Umansky
    4. James Regan
    4 lawyer answers

    That is going to depend on the circumstances that allowed the assistant state attorney to draw the conclusion that the girl lied, if in fact they did. In order for charges to be considered by law enforcement and/or the state attorney's office, there is going to have to be evidence, not simply accusations, that she lied. I suggest that you consult with an attorney in your area who can examine the case and help you. Such charges are unfortunately infrequent so you are going to need someone...

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  8. What will the consequences be for my boyfriend's burglary and drug charges?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William David Umansky
    2. Martin Golab White
    3. William H. Kassebaum
    4. Ernest L. Chang
    4 lawyer answers

    As usual, Mr. Umansky is correct. It appears that your boyfriend has a pretty bad drug problem that needs to be addressed. I highly recommend that the family hire an experienced criminal defense attorney in Orlando. Such an attorney will not only know the law, but also be familiar with the prosecutors and judges. Then he would have the best chance of the most favorable outcome that would be available. Good luck.

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  9. What's my best option for a DUI case?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Martin Golab White
    2. Jonathan Hackworth
    3. Amir A. Ladan
    4. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    You must have misunderstood what the judge said. You are already a state defendant, meaning that you have been charged with the crime of DUI. I highly recommend that you hire a criminal defense attorney in the jurisdiction you are charged. Such an attorney will not only be familiar with the law, but also will likely be familiar with the judge and prosecutor in your case. That will give you the best chance of as favorable an outcome available. Good luck.

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  10. Will I get in trouble if I come up dirty the first time I get tested?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Martin Golab White
    2. Mark H Randall
    3. George C. Mangrum
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes you sure could. The court still has jurisdiction over you, so turning up dirty at any time is a violation of your terms of pretrial release. Now whether or not you get into trouble can differ from court to court depending on the judge. I recommend that; first, stop using and second, talk to your public defender. They will know the tendencies of the court and will be able to give you a more knowledgeable answer. Good luck.

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