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Christopher Charles Pennington

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. May I ask You,pls

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Charles Pennington
    2. Bryce Aric Fetter
    3. Zahra Shanaz Umansky
    4. Mark H Randall
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    There are a couple possibilities. An Assistant State Attorney can decide to file a NO INFORMATION after you are arrested if they think that law enforcement didn't give them a good case. After the State files formal charges against you, which is called an INFORMATION, you can potentially get a nolle prosequi (in our circles its called a nolle pros). That means that A.S.A. dropped your case. Either way, the arrest itself and the record of the arrest will remain in the Court system and people...

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  2. I was falsely accused of a criminal traffic violation. It's been 6 months now and nothing has been filed on the court docket !

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Charles Pennington
    2. Brian Christopher Jordan
    3. Mark Nickolas Longwell
    4. Paul Domenic Petruzzi
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    The government is required to reach disposition on your ticket with 175 days of it being issued, with the day of the ticket not counted in those 175 days. They are likely past the speedy trial period and could not legally file the ticket. Under the facts provided, I think you are in the clear, but, it would best to have an attorney review the ticket and confirm in the docket that you are not mitaken as to the facts of your case.

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  3. How does divorce court look at massive dissipation of marital assets (due to adultery) over a four year period prior to filing?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. John Arthur Smitten
    2. William Charles Rosenfelt
    3. Robert M Valentine
    4. Christopher Charles Pennington
    5. Joseph Julius Registrato
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    Although Florida is a no fault state as to divorce, dissipation of assets due to adultery is taken into account in the equitable distribution of property. If you are able to prove the expenditures at your final hearing in Court, this will result in a division of property which compensates you for the money spent out of the marital estate as a result of the relationship. I would start with obtaining bank and credit card records and conducting a comprehensive deposition on the matter.

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  4. Legal stop? Officer testifies he increased speed to bait car into speeding.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Charles Pennington
    2. A. Russell Smith
    3. Stephen Andrew Mosca
    4. Linda Medeiros Callahan
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    In order to defeat the DUI charge, your attorney is going to want to file a Motion to Suppress attacking the actual traffic stop. Thus, the basis of whether the officer had reasonable suspicion (a lower standard that probable cause) that you were speeding gives that officer justification to conduct the stop. The inevitable DUI investigation occurs afterwards if there is a the presence of the odor of alcohol, your eyes are red, your speech is slurred, you took extra time to obtain your...

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  5. When you have a technicality dismiss a restraining order and the abuser on the other end knows a new hearing or a new injuction

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Charles Pennington
    2. Brent Allan Rose
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    4. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora
    5. David Bradley Dohner
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    If he is able to evade the process server, I would think he got the picture and has ceased engaging in the activity that would be the basis of the injunction. What exactly are the allegations? If he has disappeared it looks like you have accomplished your goal. You noted that he is "unemployed" in your question. Does this mean that you are attempting to use an injunction to gain an upper hand in a later child custody / child support case? You should contact an attorney about this and...

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  6. On ptd failed drug test

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Charles Pennington
    2. Eric J Trabin
    3. John Eddie Jarvis III
    4. Robert Jason De Groot
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    Negotiation involves putting everything on the table to stay in that program. Your attorney could offer (1.) extended time of supervision, (2.) more intense drug treatment at your cost, (3.) additional community service hours... whatever it takes. Otherwise, you are back at square one and you should ensure that your case is analyzed so that (1.) a motion to suppress evidence could be filed or (2.) a motion to dismiss based upon a constructive possession theory with joint control of the area...

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  7. Should I take a pretrial Diversion or go to trial?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Charles Pennington
    2. Charlton Stoner
    3. David Richard Damore
    4. Robert Laney Hambrick
    5. Robert Jason De Groot
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    It is not clear from your question what you were actually for. I am speculating based on the facts that you have stated that you were charged with some kind of obstruction of justice offense. It is never a good idea to confront law enforcement while they are engaged in the arrest of other suspects. The Judges do have a high level of respect for the interests of the safety of law enforcement in situations where there are a crowd people and they are attempting to quell the situation. If I...

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  8. Dui defense delraty beach fl need to know...

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David S Katz
    2. Jim Mitchell Medley
    3. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    4. Christopher Charles Pennington
    5. Matthew Phillip Konecky
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    Please call me for a quote. I would charge a base priced based on the level of the charge and and assessment of the amount of motion practice needed. I also charge a trial fee. You are going to get a wide range of prices, but I would insist that the trial fee be a separate fee based upon what you have told me.

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  9. Son is on 24 months probation, he failed urine test for alcohol when meeting with his probation officer.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Charles Pennington
    2. Ethan Andrew Way
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    How a Judge handles VOP's varies wildly from county to county. What might earn Defendant a mere admonishment (a lecture from the judge) might earn a Defendant 90 days jail in a more conservative county. Turning himself in is a good idea because it earns brownie points with the Judge and he his violation is relatively minor as it is a technical violation for a legal substance. His attorney should be able to get him a bond hearing ASAP, get him out, and then his attorney can request that he be...

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  10. Me and two others was charged with Grand Theft 300< collectively as a group. Is it possible for them to drop being over-charged?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Lori Doganiero Palmieri
    2. Eric Harold Barker
    3. Bryce Aric Fetter
    4. Mark H Randall
    5. Christopher Charles Pennington
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    It is arguable that you are both principals in each other's crimes, that is, you aided the other in the commission of the other's crime. In that case, they can charge you with the full amount. You are essentially labeled as an accessory to their crimes, and as such, you are liable for any alleged crimes committed by these other individuals.

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