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  • During a trial what goes on in the courtroom when the Jury is at Recess??

    Asked by a user in Orlando, FL - over 1 year ago.

    I was always taught that there is no such thing as a stupid question, but you have proven that lesson to be 1/2 wrong. As to the reasonable 1/2: What goes on outside of the jury's presence are...

    25 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • CAN SOLICITATION OF PROSTITUTION constitute probable cause TO search A CAR ?

    Asked by a user in Tampa, FL - 8 months ago.

    Yes. This is almost certainly either a search incident to arrest or an inventory search, either / both of which are permissible. Still, your friend may or may not enjoy viable defenses to the...

    22 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • How much should it cost to get a record sealed?

    Asked by a user in Orlando, FL - over 1 year ago.

    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...

    19 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • My son was just arrested for a DUI. Does he need to hire a lawyer for the Diversion Program. This is his first time DUI.

    Asked by a user in West Palm Beach, FL - over 1 year ago.

    I'm a Miami guy and we have a DUI diversion program as well. I do not know the criteria for PBCty's program but here in the 305 he would be ineligible for diversion because of his exaggerated breath...

    19 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • I may have been falsely convicted of a dui?

    Asked by a user in Fort Myers, FL - 10 months ago.

    You have a textbook DUI. There is a very poor chance that it will be "thrown out" (many a person has been convicted of DUI in FL on facts similar to yours) but your odds at a happy ending will...

    18 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • Car accident a month or so ago with possible DUI charges....

    Asked by a user in West Palm Beach, FL - about 1 year ago.

    They have 2 years if it is a misdemeanor accident case and 3 if it is a felony. It takes time for them to get their ducks in a row. Months are not uncommon. If your BAC comes back + the...

    17 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • Take plea or go to trial?

    Asked by a user in Zephyrhills, FL - over 1 year ago.

    I think that while Avvo (and similar sites) are wonderful sources of generic information there is no substitute for an in person face-to-face consultation with a criminal defense practicioner....

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  • How much it cost a lawyer in a drugs case? what is the average?

    Asked by a user in Jacksonville, FL - over 1 year ago.

    I cannot speak to anyone else's business model but I do not quote fees based upon charges. Every case is different, as is every Defendant. I quote fees based upon my evaluation of the facts and...

    16 lawyers agreed with this answer

  • In Florida, which agency regulates court reporters?

    Asked by a user in Miami, FL - over 1 year ago.

    See the following article by the FL Supreme Court on Court Reporters in FL: http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/pub_info/summaries/briefs/out/92300a.pdf Following are the certification standards...

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  • Could a field test be used against you in a d.u.i. refusal case.

    Asked by a user in Tampa, FL - almost 2 years ago.

    Roadside / Field sobriety exercises are abnormal tests which are allegedly designed to test one's normal faculties. Law enforcement touts them as the be all and end all of tell-tale signs of...

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