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  • Will I get my cosmetology license revoked for a misdemeanor charge?

    Was arrested a few months ago for a petit theft charge. It was my first and only arrest. Under 200$ of merchandise. Had a court date and paid all my dues. Well yesterday I got a letter from the DBPR saying I was being contacted because I hadn't in...

    Michael’s Answer

    This is not a criminal defense question; It is an administrative / regulatory / licensing question, and no lawyer can tell you whether or not you will able to keep your cosmetologist license.

    If you want to increase your odds at getting a competent answer then you should ask the only folks who can provide you an answer, to wit: the DBPR - Board of Cosmotology . For your convenience I have attached a link to their website below.

    Please see: http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/pro/cosmo/

    What I can tell you is that if you do lose it for an arrest then you won't get it back, not easily anyhow... so think before you act and be careful to live a crime free life. For most of us it would take one heck of a score to make losing on;es livelihood worthwhile.

    I hope that I have been helpful in properly re-directing your question.

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  • How much would this cost to get a lawyer to take care of it ?

    77 in a 55 on 1-15-16 on i 110 and i live in North Carolina ? ?

    Michael’s Answer

    On the issue of legal fees, every lawyer charges according to their own business plan. As every case and every client is /are unique, personally I do NOT quote legal fees based simply upon the charges . Rather, fees are quoted only after having reviewed all readily accessible law enforcement reports, meeting and interviewing the client, getting as realistic as possible feel for the facts, circumstances, likely admissible evidence and reasonable probabilities of the case, identifying and agreeing upon a litigation objective and then determining how much time and effort will have to be expended in attempting to reach the client's goal. In this way I can be as fair to both the client and myself as is possible.

    That said, I strongly urge you to HIRE A LAWYER (caps intentional).

    My guess is that you have about as much business practicing law as I do piloting a space shuttle... meaning none. Please understand that this is not personal to you. It is a simple truism in the legal profession. It is very easy to screw up a case when one does not understand the complexities of the rules of evidence and the rules of procedure; and you are very likely to screw up your case if you serve as your own lawyer (ergo Abe Lincoln's famous quote... "He who represents himself has a fool for a client.").

    That said, in my opinion, the best defense for any traffic citation anywhere is to hire a local traffic ticket lawyer. I can't speak to the Pensacola area per se but in Miami, Fl, where I have been a practicing criminal defense lawyer for nearly a quarter of a century, there are many skilled and experienced traffic lawyers who know the law, the procedure, the Judge and probably the cop. In short you will almost certainly get both competent representation and a better result for a relatively small fee / investment.

    That said, I hope that I have been helpful in answering your question.

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  • How many cases that are elgiable to be expunged can I expunge ?

    I have never had an adjudication I have 3 withhold adjudication and like 10 no actions or nolle p. I have never expunged or sealed before.

    Michael’s Answer

    You get 1 expunge or seal in your life, but only if you are otherwise eligible.

    If you are lucky you can expunge of one of your KNP's or seal one of your w/h's but you are stuck with the rest.

    And if you pick up a conviction in the interim then you are disqualified, period.

    No matter what your 13 arrests will follow you forever so try to avoid 14.

    I hope that I have been helpful in answering your question.

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  • Failure to complete substance abuse treatment cancelled license

    First time dui offender completed traffic school and evaluation recommends treatment class which i have not completed my drivers license is cancelled now from 2nd notice of failed toncomple but i am still enrolled in class anyway to get hardship l...

    Michael’s Answer

    You have no right to drive; driving is a privilege... and a con tract with the State.

    Complete your classes and call the good folks at DMV in Tallahassee (850-617-2000). If you follow the rule of the 3 "p"'s (be patient, pleasant and polite) then you will likely be surprised at just how knowledgeable and helpful they can be.

    I hope that I have been helpful in answering your question.

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  • What do I do When an Officer Issues my Traffic Citation to Himself?

    I was cited in Pinellas County, FL a couple of weeks ago for driving with a registration less than 6 months past expiration. I tried to go online to pay said citation, but I noticed something strange. ALL of the information besides the make, model...

    Michael’s Answer

    Hire a Pinellas Park traffic ticket lawyer.

    Something funky is going on (maybe a Clerk's error or maybe you are misreading it or maybe something else... regardless, what's for sure is that) if the error falls against your favor you will end up with a license suspension.

    I hope that I have been helpful in answering your question.

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  • Wanted to know if it was possible to have my records sealed or expunged.

    Hello, I have regrettable been arrested few times, 3 to be exact. I have 2 withholds and 1 conviction. Is there any way to have these sealed or expunged in Florida? None of these are sexual or violent crimes but yes, felonies. Thanks for your ans...

    Michael’s Answer

    No.

    Unfortunately, your 1 conviction has excluded you from both sealing and expunging anything, ever.

    I hope that I have been helpful in answering your question.

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  • I'm out on bond and my co signer was arrested can my bond be revoked and will I get into any trouble..

    I'm out on bond but my co signer was arrested can my bond be revoked and will I get into trouble

    Michael’s Answer

    So long as a) the premium was paid, b) the bond was collateralized and c) you have no violated any term or condition of your pretrial release then you should have no problem.

    I hope that I have been helpful in answering your question.

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  • Can you help me out and tell me what law or act this was in 1996, about the habitual offender release of one year probation

    im trying to help a friend out, he trying to find the law or act that was passed in 1996 for Habitual Violent Offenders. he said it talked about the release of prisoners who was already convicted before this act was pass, and that upon release the...

    Michael’s Answer

    There are too many laws and cases to pinpoint what you are looking for (and, even if there weren't, I'm sorry but I'm not here to do legal research for your friend).

    If your friend thinks that he has some constitutional appeal then he should speak to an appeals lawyer.

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  • Did the mysterious person pretending to be this 18 year old i was trying to text break the law? Am I legally at fault?

    I'm 21. I was trying to get in touch with a 18 year old. Catch is her number changed. I asked the person if I had the right number through text message and they said yes basically saying they were the 18 year old, I spelled out her first and last...

    Michael’s Answer

    If you sent lewd pics to a minor you can - and likely will - be in trouble.

    Don't send nudes to people you don;t know and you'll have nothing to worry about.

    And, since you asked, my advise is that you should not be going to the cops about this and complaining about anything; rather you should sit tight and stop sexting. Given your proffer it seems to me that going to the cops would be playing with fire.

    I hope that I have been helpful in answering your question.

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  • Video proof of my evidence, charges not dropping? Why?

    States Attorney has given us the discovery of my seized home camera recordings the night of my arrest for assault with a deadly weapon (gun) and battery. Not only does it contridict the accusers every witness claim, but at the disposition she now...

    Michael’s Answer

    Forget "why" and ask "how". As in...

    How can you possible expect any cyber-lawyer to give you a responsible answer to your question.

    Please ask your question of your lawyer.

    There is no way for any of us (lawyers on the internet who have not reviewed the discovery, seen the video or read the deposition transcripts) to opine.

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