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  • A Canadian citizen arrested in America for a misdemeanor, and receives warrant for arrest, will they be extradited to America?

    I have a friend who is a Canadian citizen that went to America and got caught in a state, with around a gram of marijuana, and was arrested for a misdemeanor, the state labelled it as "less than 1 oz.". The police officers pulled the Canadian over...

    Edward’s Answer

    As there exists extradition treaty between Canada and U.S. there is chance for your extradition upon the warrant.

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  • Can a person (Canadian( with a felony on his record (from15 years ago) obtain citizenship?

    Can sealing his court records be an option ? What options are there?

    Edward’s Answer

    If you are in the United States on a visa or green card and commit a felony, immigration officials may deport you or downgrade your status on the basis of a felony or even a non-felony conviction, depending on your current status, the type of offense, and the specific facts surrounding your case.
    Convictions for crimes involving "moral turpitude" or those labeled "aggravated felonies" carry harsh consequences for non-citizens. A non-citizen who commits an aggravated felony or a crime involving moral turpitude is generally ineligible for relief from deportation and often will be barred from reentering the U.S. in the future.

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  • A discrimination settlement was totally misrepresented to me. Do I have any recourse?

    I have refused to sign the settlement agreement because of of this. Part of the agreement was that I left my job, but I would be getting a paycheck every two weeks with full benefits. I have not been paid for six weeks I have no health insuran...

    Edward’s Answer

    It is not clear from your facts. You should contact an attorney to review the agreement and determine if the settlement is binding.

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  • Does a Motion to Set aside child support cancel everything out including arrearages? Can arrearages be intercepted still?

    Went to court in Nov. with the DOR there on my side. The girls father didn't show up. He then hired a lawyer when he got the new child support amounts in the mail. The amount went from $240 a month to $2043 a month with arrearages at $12,326.00. H...

    Edward’s Answer

    A motion to establish or correct the arrears can be filed and credits or an adjustment can be be ordered to be applied retroactively.

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  • How many terms can a person serve as president of a condo association in the state of Florida can they receive financial pay

    The person has been president for 5 2year terms He also is paid for work he does on premises

    Edward’s Answer

    Florida condo associations are governed by Chapter 718 of the state statutes. Term limits are usually addressed in your governing documents. Check the By-Laws or the Declaration for any restrictions.

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  • If I am arrested is there a certain time they have to convict me

    I was arrested for an agg battery with a deadly weapon in 2008 I bonded out they didn't give me a court date my first one til September 14 2014 I was in another city when a friend was stopped an they told me I had a failure to appear in broward co...

    Edward’s Answer

    Rule 3.191 of the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure provides that all persons charged with a crime in the State of Florida are entitled to a speedy trial. In the absence of a demand for a speedy trial, persons charged with a felony are entitled to be brought to trial within 175 days of having been taken into custody and persons charged with misdemeanors are entitled to be brought to trial within 90 days of having been taken into custody. All defendants with a bona fide desire to obtain a trial sooner than otherwise might be provided can demand the right to be brought to trial within 60 days by filing a demand for speedy trial. Upon expiration of the appropriate time period, a defendant may file a notice of expiration of speedy trial time. Within five days of receipt of the notice of expiration, the trial court must hold a hearing to determine whether the failure to bring the defendant to trial is attributable to the defendant and, if not, schedule trial within 10 days of the hearing. A defendant not brought to trial within this “window” period may be entitled to discharge.

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  • If I am arrested is there a certain time they have to convict me

    I was arrested for an agg battery in 2008 I bonded out they didn't give me a court date my first one til September 14 2014 I was in another city when a friend was stopped an they told me I had a failure to appear in broward county thus happen Sept...

    Edward’s Answer

    Rule 3.191 of the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure provides that all persons charged with a crime in the State of Florida are entitled to a speedy trial. In the absence of a demand for a speedy trial, persons charged with a felony are entitled to be brought to trial within 175 days of having been taken into custody and persons charged with misdemeanors are entitled to be brought to trial within 90 days of having been taken into custody. All defendants with a bona fide desire to obtain a trial sooner than otherwise might be provided can demand the right to be brought to trial within 60 days by filing a demand for speedy trial. Upon expiration of the appropriate time period, a defendant may file a notice of expiration of speedy trial time. Within five days of receipt of the notice of expiration, the trial court must hold a hearing to determine whether the failure to bring the defendant to trial is attributable to the defendant and, if not, schedule trial within 10 days of the hearing. A defendant not brought to trial within this “window” period may be entitled to discharge.

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  • Help i need a lawyer! 18 years old, pending case chriminal mischief over $1,000 for stupid stick figure graffiti, please help!

    they say i painted multiple things in 2 different citys, they have video of "me" doing it to certain ones but person was hooded entire time, same symbol was painted, and evidence of symbol was outside home (though the home is a public neihgborhood...

    Edward’s Answer

    We would need additional information, however, you can contact my office in Pompano Beach for an initial consultation at no charge.

    Edward J. Chandler, Esq.
    LAW OFFICE OF
    EDWARD J. CHANDLER, P.A.
    A Professional Association
    Attorney and Counselor at Law
    708 East Atlantic Boulevard
    Pompano Beach, Fl 33060

    Tel: (954) 788-1355
    Fax: (954) 788-1357

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  • What should I do to get early discharge from probation?

    I was convicted of dealing-in-stolen-property on jan 2,2012. Was sentenced to 60 days in jail followed by 48 months on probation. Out of the 4 years prob 2 years are a 7-7 curfew which I completed 14 months of. My question to you is should I try t...

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    Typically, the court will require that you complete 50% of the probation period and that your probation officer has no objection to early termination. You may also be eligible to modify the terms regarding the 7-7 curfew temporarily.

    You call for a consultation on this issue and filing the motions at (954) 788-1355.
    Law Office of
    EDWARD J. CHANDLER, P.A.
    A Professional Association
    Attorney and Counselor at Law
    708 East Atlantic Boulevard Telephone: (954) 788-1355
    Pompano Beach, Fl 33060 Facsimile: (954) 788-1357

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  • What kind of attorney would be the best for my case? just received 5 charges. 3rd degree felony. This is my 1st offense.

    Possession Of Alprazolam (2),Poss Cannabis 20 Grams or less,Drug Paraphernalia-Posses,Drive While License Suspended w knowledge, Possess Harmful New Legend

    Edward’s Answer

    I agree with the prior attorney answers. My office is in Pompano Beach we handle these criminal charges. Contact me directly for a free consultation at (954) 788-1355. Address: 708 East Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, Fl

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