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Jesus Novo III

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  • Canhe police search you if they walk a k9 by and the k9 signals that it detects drugs?

    You are in a crowd, a k9 is close by you (at random) and signals it detects drugs. Can the police search you?

    Jesus’s Answer

    The question is flawed in its premise. Of course the police can search you, and you should always obey a command from the police, the real question is whether evidence obtained after that search can be used against you. The answer to that question is a definite maybe. The U.S. Constitution protects you against illegal searches and seizures, however that protection has been steadily and consistently eroded by SCOTUS decisions. The police must have reasonable suspicion that a crime is being committed, and yes, possession of illegal drugs is a crime. An attorney defending you would surely file a Motion to Suppress the evidence obtained after such a search but whether that motion is successful will depend on way too many factors to give you a clear answer. Good luck.

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  • Can i get a with hold of adjudication for a bettery on a leo or pretial diversion

    i pushed a cop during arrest....first time ever getting arrested or charged with a crime, the cop maced me and i just reacted...i heard of a with hold of adjudication

    Jesus’s Answer

    You can certainly get a withhold of adjudication, and if you are lucky, you may even get a pre-trial diversion program. You need to hire an attorney to handle this, as a conviction for a battery on a LEO will haunt you forever.

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  • Crimmal possession of controlled substance 3rd drgree .. ( 50 wax paper bags of heroin ) 1st arrest . Jail time ???

    also a woman if that helps

    Jesus’s Answer

    This charge carries a mandatory prison sentence, however, a competent attorney will file pre-trial motions that may result at best in a dismissal and at worst in a negotiated plea that does not involve prison or jail time. I hope you can afford a private attorney.

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  • Fair fees for Injury attorney needed

    I'm unable to locate an attorney with reasonable hourly fee rates or for a fair contingency basis. We were rear ended in the keys by a drunk student driving black lexis of his dad a dentist in Marathon. My wife's out of hospital now having therapy...

    Jesus’s Answer

    I'm sure that if you are booking an airplane ticket, an attraction ticket, a hotel room, a cruise, etcetera, you will pay the customary price. Why then do you want to cut the fee of an attorney that will surely get you much more than you will get on your own? You are paying for a service and that service has a price. Attorneys have to pay for overhead, taxes, investigators, insurance, marketing, etc. However, I'm sure you could find someone willing to accept a reduced fee. Keep looking.

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  • How best to respond to a request for Insurance coverage under Fl. Statute 627.4137 for a frivolous lawsuit?

    An attorney has requested my insurance info and ref FL 627.4137. The lawsuit is an obviously frivolous suit. He is attempting to sue a landlord for a dog bite off the landlord's property, where the plaintiff admitted in the police report that he...

    Jesus’s Answer

    You have to provide the insurance information. That does not mean that they will be successful against you in the underlying case, but if you fail to provide the requested information pursuant to statute, they could have a separate cause of action against you. Additionally, your insurance company has a duty to defend you, so you should just turn the letter to your insurance agent.

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  • A friend with Deferred Action got Advance Parole, and wants to go to his father's cremation. Will he have problems entering?

    My friend received Deferred Action about 3 months ago. Unfortunately, his father became very ill, and he applied for expedited Advance Parole so that he could see him before he passed. CIS took too long in sending him the parole for humanitarian...

    Jesus’s Answer

    Shouldn't have any problems returning to the U.S.A. as long as he travels with his documentation and is not otherwise inadmissible (i.e. criminal convictions, membership in certain groups, etc.) That said, however, he should check his advanced parole for language related to 10 year ban; although he will be admitted, he may be prevented from adjusting status or other immigration benefits for ten years. My best advice is to consult with an experienced immigration attorney before he travels. Good luck.

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  • I came from Cuba in 1966 at age 2yr; I never got my permanent residency card, can ICE detain me or have me deported?

    I came from Cuba legally with my mother in 1966 at age 2; in 1988 my mother finally applied for my permanent residency card, however I never got it because I moved; years later I got into some problems with the law; I have kept myself out of t...

    Jesus’s Answer

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    While it is unlikely that you will be deported to Cuba (as correctly stated before, Cuba does not accept deportees from the U.S. with the exceptions of the so-called "deportables", which you cannot belong to since those are people who arrived during the Mariel Boatlift) it is still possible to be issued a deportation order. The nasty consequences of such an order will include having to report two or three times a year to DHS, having to get a EAD (work permit) every year, and only getting a drivers' license corresponding to the dates on that EAD. My advice is to seek the services of an experienced immigration attorney to straighten out your situation. Good luck.

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  • Can any inmate get ROR?? and how does this work?

    Can any inmate get ROR?? and how does this work?

    Jesus’s Answer

    It depends. Some offenses are non-bondable offenses and the court may still hold a hearing to determine if bond is warranted based on the evidence and the presumption of guilt. In those cases, it is unlikely that the court will grant ROR. Additionally, there are standard bonds for certain offenses, but as mentioned before, the court has discretion to lower the standard bond, raise the standard bond, or grant ROR. Good luck.

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  • Will a probation without Adjudication affect the process of renewing a permanent resident card?

    my husband went to help a friend remodel his house back in 2011, later that year that home was found to be a grow house ( when he went there was no sign of a grow house) he was charged with cultivation of marijuana because his firngerprint were fo...

    Jesus’s Answer

    What you can't afford is not to hire a private Criminal Defense attorney. Your husband needs to be acquitted completely of this charge. Even a deferral prosecution program where the State nolle prose the case after completion might be enough for DHS to charge him with trafficking, which as said before not only will prevent him from renewing his green card but will put him in removal proceedings without a chance to apply for relief. Hire an experienced Criminal Defense attorney; the money will be well spent and it will save you and your husband a lot of more money and a lot of grief later on. Good luck.

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