Michael Adam Haber’s Answers

Michael Adam Haber

Miami Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. I need a DUI attorney in Palm Beach County.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Adam Haber
    2. Robert David Malove
    3. Jonathan Burton Blecher
    4. Stuart N. Kaplan
    5. Alberto Marino Quirantes Jr.
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    You are right to be worried as both the charge and the facts that you have proffered are serious. Still, if you cannot afford to retain a private lawyer you should not fret. In that event your son will be represented by a competent and able PD, in who's hands he will be safe and secure. Private lawyers are always preferred, but not because we are necessarily smarter or better or more successful; rather it is because we (for a "premium") can afford to dedicate more time and attention to...

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  2. What are my options first offense DUI

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Nathan Brook Nutter
    2. Michael Adam Haber
    3. Modesto Abelairas
    4. Jonathan Burton Blecher
    5. Christopher Daniel Leroi
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    DUI's in FL are bi-furcated processes, meaning that you fight 2 separate and distinct battles concurrently. First you have a DL suspension issue - an administrative matter which is handled by DMV and which was automatically triggered by your arrest; second you have a criminal prosecution issue - a legal matter which is resolved in the court system. You are free to attempt to navigate these waters on your own but you are almost certainly better served by retaining experienced counsel to assist...

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  3. My friend was arrested for DUI, He already received his bail

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Adam Haber
    2. Alexander Joseph Segal
    3. Christopher Robert Dillingham II
    4. Andrew D. Slepian
    5. Modesto Abelairas
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    If he has an ICE detainer then, then even though you posted bail (on his state charge / DUI), he will not be released to anyone but ICE. In that event you should contact an immigration lawyer asap.

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  4. If a 1st time dui offense in Florida has been expunged why is the mug shot showing up when a web search is performed?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Adam Haber
    2. Mark S. Germain
    3. Christopher Robert Dillingham II
    4. Kevin Jeffrey Pitts
    5. Bhavik G Patel
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    It doesn't much matter where you were arrested, what you were arrested for, what the final disposition was or whether or not you sealed / expunged the record. This is 2014 and we are forehead deep into the internet age, where nothing is private, sacred or truly hidden from public scrutiny. Sadly, sealing (and expunging) only applies to certain (not even to all) government agencies and has no effect whatsoever on private (er, extortionist) enterprise, who compile and maintain arrest...

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  5. Notarized statement to drop Custodial Interference charge??

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Travis Martin Williams
    2. Christopher Robert Dillingham II
    3. Michael Adam Haber
    4. Dean George Tsourakis
    5. Robert Jason De Groot
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    The advise that you mother allegedly got was nonsense. Utter and complete nonsense. Once the State has the case it is theirs to prosecute, or not, on behalf of all of the people of the State of Florida, not just the victim, and no one person (or persons) can tell the State what to do in a criminal case. That said, in Florida victims of crimes have rights, both constitutional (s. 16, Art. I of the Florida's State Constitution) and by statute (see: http://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/...

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  6. My son was just charged with traveling to have sex with a minor in Pinellas County, Florida. What will a good defense cost?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Michael Adam Haber
    2. Nick Jay Dorsten
    3. Robert P Garven
    4. Alberto Marino Quirantes Jr.
    5. Anthony Michael Solis
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    On the issue of legal fees, every lawyer charges according to their own business plan. Personally I do not quote fees based upon charges as every case and every client is /are unique. Rather, I only do so after I have had an opportunity to review at least the arrest report (and preferably more), meet and interview the client, gotten a realistic feel for the facts, circumstances and likely probabilities of the case, identified and agreed upon a litigation objective and then determined how much...

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  7. I was arrested for DUI and had arraignment, pre-trial is set...what to expect?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jonathan Burton Blecher
    2. Michael Adam Haber
    3. Cynthia Marie Veintemillas
    4. Amir A. Ladan
    5. Christopher Robert Dillingham II
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    You can expect to be prosecuted for DUI and face jail time and all sorts of additional penalties (both in Court and administratively wit DMV). While I appreciate your factual proffer only a fool of a lawyer would offer an opinion based thereupon. DUI's are highly technical and fact driven cases. They require a detailed analysis of the unique facts and circumstances and a painstaking review of all documentation, both in regard to your case and the officers (their personnel files, IA jackets,...

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  8. Should I file for a formal review, or an informal review to get the 42 day extension?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Adam Haber
    2. Jonathan Burton Blecher
    3. Alberto Marino Quirantes Jr.
    4. Robert Jason De Groot
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    Respectfully, in my estimation this site is designed to provide basic legal advise, not to either provide chapter and verse or to serve as a "how to" seminar. While I am happy to help answer questions and to provide guidance and generic advise I will not - I cannot - answer this question (save to advise you that the odds of your getting competent "tutoring" from anyone online with only your proffered facts and neither corroborating documentation nor an assessment of your credibility as a...

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  9. If i receive a DUI ticket and the officer doesn't check the box or put a BAL will it get dismissed?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher Robert Dillingham II
    2. Jonathan Burton Blecher
    3. Michael Adam Haber
    4. Alberto Marino Quirantes Jr.
    5. Tiffany Vanessa Colbert
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    The public defender is an attorney. Although they generally cannot afford to offer up the time and personalized attention that a private lawyer brings to the table (albeit at a price), PD's are almost all excellent attorneys, generally being extremely well-versed in both the law and their courtrooms. Contrary to popular belief, it is not easy to either get hired as, or to remain employed as, a PD. It takes brains, ethics, effort and commitment. It is an often times thankless job and...

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  10. I have a not guilty DUI and it is affecting my career 3 years later, how can I get it removed from my record?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Adam Haber
    2. Colleen M. Glenn
    3. Jerry Jenkins
    4. Jeffrey Huntley Garland
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    You can expunge the DUI but this is 2014, the internet age, so nothing will ever truly be hidden from the world wide web. Sorry about that but it is what it is. Following is detailed information on sealing / expunging (you would be entitled to expunge the record). Sealing is available in a case where you received a withhold of adjudication, and expunction is available in a case which was dismissed, nolle pros'd, no actioned or where you were found to have been not guilty. In Florida you...

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