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Rishi Singh Bagga

Orlando Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. Why is a felon not allowed to own a firearm, considering the last three Presidents admitted to using cocaine!Isn't that a felony

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Rishi Singh Bagga
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Daniel J. Rose
    4. Jill Christine Schaefer
    4 lawyer answers

    Won't go into this in too much detail, but possession of a firearm by a convicted felony is a felony in Florida. See Florida Statute § 790.23. Courts throughout the State and the country, and even the U.S. Supreme Court, have either explicitly upheld or have acknowledged the validity of statutes which prohibit possession of a firearm by a felon. Even after Supreme Court cases in the last few years where the Court has invalidated restrictions on firearms (i.e., District of Columbia v. Heller...

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  2. I got charged with selling alcohol to a minor, was put in pretrial diversion and rejected. I have a court date and I am worried

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Rishi Singh Bagga
    2. Anthony Salvatore Arena
    3. William David Umansky
    3 lawyer answers

    Hi there. I highly recommend you get a lawyer, who can hopefully try to work with the prosecutor re the situation. You can call my office to discuss further if you'd like; I frequently can work out a payment plan to fit your budget.

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  3. What is the jail time for Criminal Poss. of a weapon 1st degree, B Felony? In NYC.

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Rishi Singh Bagga
    1 lawyer answer

    Hi there. There are significant differences in classifications of crimes and sentencing between states. I think you might want to repost your question in one of the Avvo forums for New York. We might have some attorneys here who are licensed in both Florida and NY, but most of the attorneys here practice in Florida and can best answer Florida-related inquiries.

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  4. If u had an arraignment date on a felony charge

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. William David Umansky
    2. Corey Ira Cohen
    3. Rishi Singh Bagga
    4. Patrick Norman Bailey
    4 lawyer answers

    Hi there: The State can delay your arraignment for a variety of reasons. First, the basics - an arraignment is where the state's charges are formally presented against a defendant, and where the defendant has the opportunity to enter a plea, which is usually not guilty at that stage. Usually your attorney does this for you, whether private or public defender, as well as requests discovery (the evidence against you) from the state. The more important question is whether the state has...

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  5. Bail Hearing set AFTER my husbands arraignment??

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Craig A. Epifanio
    2. Rishi Singh Bagga
    3. William David Umansky
    4. Ryan Gary Short
    4 lawyer answers

    First, a clarification - the bond issue is an issue of "pre trial release" - bond is a form of pretrial release, as are ROR, etc, a determination of which is usually required within 24 hours. However, the conditions of pre trial release can be modified at any time pre trial, so long as there is a change in circumstances. Yes, this is usually before arraignment - but it doesn't have to be - it can be any time before trial. It is strange that it got noticed for 3 weeks from now, but its...

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  6. Sealing and Expungements

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Rishi Singh Bagga
    2. Eric J Trabin
    3. Michael Eugene Zmijewski
    3 lawyer answers

    To your first question, assuming you have no other cases, you can safely answer that you have no convictions. Successful completion of pre trial diversion leads to a "nolle prosequi," meaning the state drops all charges against you. That said, if you are asked if you've ever been arrested, you should be truthful and say yes because your record of arrest is still public. To the second question, because your cases ended in a dismissal by the state, you probably don't have to wait to expunge...

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  7. A friend of mine has 810.08 charge for a second time under the influence of alcohol, what is the average sentence ?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Andrew Lloyd Cameron
    2. Rishi Singh Bagga
    2 lawyer answers

    Generally speaking, a trespass of an occupied structure or conveyance is a first degree misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to one year in jail. However, the sentence could depend on a variety of factors. It depends heavily on whether or not he has a prior criminal history, the types of cases, etc. It can also depend on the circumstances surrounding the arrest and the victim's input.

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  8. I got arrested for Possession of Marijuana under 20 grams but the officer didnt find the marijuana on me? Plead not guilty?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Rishi Singh Bagga
    2. William David Umansky
    2 lawyer answers

    First of all, you should always plead not guilty at arraignment until an attorney has been able to properly evaluate the evidence against you in the case. Second, as a general matter, possession doesnt always require that you have something on your person. However, it sounds like you may have some defenses here, but with any possession charge, it's important to have a lawyer evaluate the facts carefully. Small details make a big difference because possession laws can be complex in these...

  9. Should my Adjudication Withheld appear as a Conviction on background checks?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Rishi Singh Bagga
    2. Anthony Rubino
    3. Corey Ira Cohen
    3 lawyer answers

    Check on the orange county clerk's website (www.myorangeclerk.com) and see what it says there. Try showing it to the employer if it shows adjudication withheld. Background checks are a strange thing. Its 2011, but there is no single source for all this information, and they frequently have varying or inconsistent information. Counties/clerks offices have their own databases, states have their own database, and there are national databases as well, however, they don't always successfully...

  10. Should I plea guilty at my arraignment?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Rishi Singh Bagga
    2. Steve Miles Glerum
    3. Bruce Griffith Howie
    3 lawyer answers

    No, you are absolutely not obligated to plea guilty. Statements are just one piece of evidence that can be used against you. You may have defenses to the case re: the statement or other circumstances that should be considered, depending on the case. Additionally, even if you eventually decide to plea guilty, an attorney can negotiate a better outcome for you rather than the court sentencing you based on your plea. I strongly encourage you to speak to an attorney before making this decision....

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