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William Riley Barzee

William Barzee’s Answers

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  • I made a payment arrangement to pay back unemployment overpayment and paid most of the premium, but now I have been charge 3rd F

    IM going to trial

    William’s Answer

    Trial? Why not try and get the case dismissed without risking a trial. If you have already paid back most of the money maybe the State Attorney's office would be willing to drop your case once who have paid in full. You should probably interview two or three lawyers with expierence in criminal defense and hire one of them to represent you in this matter. Felonies are serious matters. Feel free to contact me at (305) 374-3998
    Good Luck!

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  • First time misdemeanor in Florida

    My friend was arrested and charged for petty theft (didn't pay in the taxi cab) and resisting an officer w/o violence. She was drunk and don’t remember. She is 21 years old, college student. That’s her first time (and I’m sure the last). Her famil...

    William’s Answer

    I can help your friend. Have her give me a call at (305) 374-3998. I understand that she can not afford to pay an attorney. I remember what it is like to be 21, drunk and in college. I'd be happy to help her out -but please tell her to be sober when she calls!

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  • Need to find a good lawyer in Miami-Dade for criminal defense. Please advice.

    This is my first time misdemeanor. Case hearing is in the middle of April. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    William’s Answer

    You should interview two or three lawyers who practice criminal defense. Meet them in their offices and bring any paperwork you have with you. If you have a witness it would be a good idea to ask your witness to come with you to the meetings. This way the attorney will have a good idea about your case and will be able to advise you. If its your first offense and no one objects, the state will usually allow you to enter into a diversion program. Once the program is completed (usually a class or two) the state will dismiss the charges against you. You can give me a call at (305) 374-3998 and I'd be happy to answer any questions you have over the phone. Good luck!

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  • What is the process of dropping domestic violence charges in FL?

    My fiance was recently arrested for what the cope consider to be a battery felony charge dealing with domestic violence. I know he did not harm me. However, we were mugged right as the cops were showing up and therefor, I had visible injuries. How...

    William’s Answer

    Your fiance should hire a lawyer ASAP. His lawyer can then interview you about what happened the night you were mugged. Once you and the lawyer have an opportunity to speak the lawyer can decide what is the best avenue to take.

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  • Alcoholic ex-husband who drives with children in vehicle

    What do I have to do in order to not have my children in a vehicle with alcoholic ex-husband. He has never had a DUI but drinks and drives all the time.

    William’s Answer

    An attorney with experience in family court matters should be able to help you. A family court judge may have the authority to order your husband to simply not drive with your children in his car. Many states also have special laws on the books which provide a way for a family member of someone with a serious drug or alcohol problem to go into court and request that the person undergo court ordered treatment. I also think you should consider contacting your local District or State Attorney's Office and speaking to them about your concerns. It sounds like your ex-husband is committing child abuse each time this occurs.

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  • Can u go back to prison for one drinking probation violation for dui?

    My boyfriend is on probation for a dui offense. If he gets caught drinking while on probation, will he automatically go back to prison?

    William’s Answer

    Nothing in criminal court is supoosed to be "automatic." You need to hire a lawyer to look into the conditions of your boyfriend's probation. Sometimes a person on probation is ordered to not drink to excess. If that is the case one drink would not be a violation. Even if it is a violation however, judges a supposed to consider the seriousness of the violation before sending someone to prison. If your boyfriend was seen having one glass of wine at dinner and someone else was driving for example a lawyer may be able to convince the judge to sanction him with a punishment less than prison. Community service hours, a fine, home confinement, etc. You and your boyfriend should hire an attorney in the Phoenix area who practices criminal defense. Good Luck.

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  • Do I need an attorney?

    My 17 year old son was stopped for a license check and the officer found a street sign in his vehicle and charged him with possesion of stolen property. Apparently a friend left it in his car. Do I need an attorney to represent us in court ?

    William’s Answer

    As a general rule anyone charged with a violation of criminal law should have an attoreny represent them. I strongly suggest that you attempt to contact an attorney in Burlington who practices criminal defense. Most states will allow a first time offender in your son's position to enter into some type of diversion program which would entitle them to a dismissal of the charges and allow them to seal their record. You should realize however that some judges will consider this a serious offense. A few years ago several yound men were convicted of manslaughter charges after stolen stop signs resulted in a fatal car accident. The smart thing to do is hire a lawyer ASAP.

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  • What are the penalties for a first offense dui in a federal park?

    a dui in a federal park

    William’s Answer

    There are actually no mandatory penalties for a DUI in a federal park. In the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. Attorney's office usually requests a fine and some type of alcohol treatment.

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