John Stephen Hager’s Answers

John Stephen Hager

Hollywood Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Can my DUI case be dropped due to faulty procedures taken by police?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Steven Douglas Knittle
    2. Lori Doganiero Palmieri
    3. John Stephen Hager
    3 lawyer answers

    If the police have a procedure in place that they will videotape all DUI's, and they did not videotape yours, you may be able to file a Motion to Suppress field sobrety exercises.

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  2. Can I get back into Pre trial diversion?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew Lawrence Moses
    2. John Stephen Hager
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    3 lawyer answers

    Typically the judge will allow you a free pass on the first drug test, however, diversion is run by the State Attorney's Office and is a privilege, not a right.

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  3. I was asked to be interviewed by a DCF woker at this time, do i have to comply or is it more right to not answer to them..

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. David Bradley Dohner
    2. John Stephen Hager
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    3 lawyer answers

    You do not have to answer the questions from DCF because you have pending cases against you and could incriminate yourself in those cases. Hire an attorney to protect your rights.

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  4. Posession of child porn

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Robert David Richman
    2. John Stephen Hager
    3. Anthony Rubino
    4. Raymond A. Cassar
    5. Eric Matthew Matheny
    5 lawyer answers

    The government would have to prove that a crime was committed and that you committed that crime. Your statement alone, without ay further evidence, would be able to be subject to a corpus delecti motion (govenrment has to prove the body of the crime) and the charges may ultimately be dismissed if the statements are the only proof.

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  5. What is going to happen?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Leonard Mastrogiovanni
    2. John Stephen Hager
    3. Raymond E. Sloan
    3 lawyer answers

    Your public defender should be able to review the discovery, all of the information that the State Attorney's Office plans to use against you, and be in a better position to mitigate the plea offer from the prosecutor. The prosecutor can always revoke their offer up until the time that you plea the case out.

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  6. Do they test for drugs when being medically examined for the green card application in florida ?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. John Stephen Hager
    2. Majid Vasigh
    2 lawyer answers

    Since obtaining a green card is a privilege and not a right, you may be tested for drugs. I think the less that you tell them about past drug use, the better. Answer questions that are asked of you honestly, but don't provide more information than that is asked of you.

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  7. Dui was dismissed in court, can i apply for a cdl license still? read below.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John Stephen Hager
    2. James Regan
    3. Ted Harvatin
    3 lawyer answers

    I don't know your driving history, however, it appears that you are in Broward Couty. Check with the Bureau of Administrative Reviews at (954) 714-3552.

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  8. Can a verbal admission of guilt to a public servant be held against me in court if I wasn't allowed to speak to a lawyer?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Kevin Joseph Abruzzese
    2. John Stephen Hager
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    4. Robert Jason De Groot
    5. George Peter Conway
    5 lawyer answers

    Usually your rights to an attorney extend when questioned by a law enforcement officer. If the public servant was not a law enforcement officer, then I don't think you would have to be informed of the right to have an attorney. if the public servant was acting on behalf of law enforcement, that may change things. Anytime that you are in custody (not free to leave) and being interrogated, you should be told of your right to an attorney.

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  9. Should I turn myself in on a pv bench warrant first or handle the misdameanor new charge arraignment first? Will I have bail?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Allen M. Wolf
    2. Peter Alan VanGelderen
    3. John E. Melton
    4. John Stephen Hager
    5. Attilio A. D'Oro
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    Either way, it is inevitable that you will be taken into custody. If you are locked up on the probation warrant, your failure to attend the arraignment would not be your fault as you would have to be transferred for that court date if in the same county.

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  10. How to refile the charges again in court?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Gregory L. Olney II
    2. John Stephen Hager
    3. Mark H Randall
    4. Robert Jason De Groot
    4 lawyer answers

    I would contact the police in that jurisdiction and file a police report if this hasn't been done already. If the State Attorney's Office dismissed the charges, go to the higher ups at the Office and demand that the charges be refilled if they truly have merit.

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