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Edward Tapanes

Miami Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Can I seal or expunge a DUI charge that happened 5 years ago?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jennifer Ann Jacobs
    2. Colleen M. Glenn
    3. Dennis Gonzalez Jr.
    4. Robert David Malove
    5. Edward Tapanes
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    I agree with all my colleagues. The simple answer is, unfortunately, no. Post Conviction relief after two years will generally only be allowed for newly discovered evidence. In my years of practice as an Asst. State Attorney and Defense Attorney I have never seen one granted in DUI after the two year mark.

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  2. How do I get a felony I did not commit off of my record?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Amber Hill
    2. Eric J Trabin
    3. Roger P. Foley
    4. Tracey Lyn Sticco
    5. Edward Tapanes
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    In Florida, all persons arrested for a felony must be booked in a county jail. The county jail will have fingerprints and a booking photo of that person. Most, if not all, State Attorney's Office will assist victims of identity theft under these circumstances. This actually happens on a daily basis. The State Attorney's Office will provide you with the necessary documents and conduct their own research as to who used your personal information. If they determine who that person is, then the...

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  3. What is a field information card?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Martin Golab White
    2. Eric J Trabin
    3. Edward Tapanes
    4. Ross Carl Goodman
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    A field information card or field interview card are what police use to document encounters with certain individuals. That information can later be used to solve crimes. However, field interview cards are not signed by the person. Just to give you an idea, the field interview card (in Miami) are small. If you signed a document that was letter size and you signed the lower right hand corner then you probably were arrested with a promise to appear in court. Please check the clerks website and...

  4. What lawyer do you recommend

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Chad Piotrowski
    2. Amir A. Ladan
    3. Amber Hill
    4. Eric Matthew Matheny
    5. Edward Tapanes
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    Judges will normally consider converting community control to probation (not early terminating) at the half way mark, which would be a year in your case. I agree with my colleagues that Judge Miller will hear your case and give you a fair chance. However, i must caution you that with Judge Miller you must be prepared to demonstrate a compelling reason for doing so. Remember, you agreed to be 2 years in community control. Absent an agreement for early termination or conversion you are...