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Raul Ruiz

Davie Personal Injury Lawyer.

Contributor Level 8
  1. Under FL employment laws are part time employees entitled to any benefits

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Raul Ruiz
    1 lawyer answer

    No benefits like health insurance or vacation time are required. The employer is required to have worker's compensation insurance if he/she has 4 or more employees. They are also required to pay at least minimum wage.

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  2. Under FL residential landlord tenant laws can a landlord begin eviction process after giving 3 days notice

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Raul Ruiz
    2. Dennis Andrew Chen
    3. Kevin Luis Deeb
    3 lawyer answers

    For a residential lease, the landlord has to give you a three-day notice to pay rent or quit. If you don't pay the overdue rent within the three days or vacate the premises, the landlord can bring an eviction action against you. You should look at the terms of your contract with the landlord to determine your obligations when your rent is overdue.

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  3. Shoplifting

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Raul Ruiz
    2. Mohammad Ahmed Faruqui
    3. Don Waggoner
    4. Christopher Nida Patterson
    4 lawyer answers

    A civil theft notice is different from a criminal arrest. Civil theft notices arise under Chapter 772 of the Florida statutes, which provide a civil remedy for theft and exploitation. A civil theft notice is not a criminal arrest and does not lead to a criminal record. However, this does not meant that the person who sent you the notice may seek to have charges filed against you by the State Attorney. If that happens, a criminal case would be opened.

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  4. What happens to a tenant if they don't respond to a 5 day eviction summons

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Raul Ruiz
    2. Dennis Andrew Chen
    3. Barton Sheldon Strock
    3 lawyer answers

    If you do not answer the complaint, a default judgment may be entered against you by the clerk or the judge. If a default is entered, the landlord will obtain a final judgment for possession and will issue a writ a possession, which will be served upon you by the sheriff. How long this takes depends on how quickly your landlord acts and how quickly the court can process all this paperwork.

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  5. Driving privlidges

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Don Waggoner
    2. Raul Ruiz
    3. Marc F. Plotnick
    4. Joshua Matthew Dale
    5. Christopher Nida Patterson
    5 lawyer answers

    It is extremely unlikely to have the charge reduced to reckless driving, especially on a 4th offense. There was a bill pending before the legislature to allow some offenders the opportunity to regain limited driving privileges, but to my knowledge that did not pass and/or become law.

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  6. What is the procedure for responding to a summons of a foreclosure filing

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Raul Ruiz
    2. Dennis Andrew Chen
    3. Margery Ellen Golant
    4. Michael Alex Wasylik
    4 lawyer answers

    You usually have to file an answer or you will be in default, meaning that they win automatically. You really need to consider hiring a foreclosure defense attorney to assist you with this. You may have been trying to work out a deed in lieu, but they have obviously escalated it to a full blown foreclosure. Hire a lawyer!

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  7. Is it possible to get a DUI record removed?

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Raul Ruiz
    2. Aaron J. Slavin
    2 lawyer answers

    Florida's DUI laws require that a person convicted of the offense receive an adjudication. When this occurs, it makes you ineligible to have your DUI record sealed.

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  8. Florida DUI laws, consequences for first time DUI

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Don Waggoner
    2. Raul Ruiz
    3. Joseph H. Wolenski III
    4. Gerald Trainor Roden
    5. Phillip Darrell Kimbrell
    5 lawyer answers

    Jail time always depends on the facts and circumstances of each case. Nothing is necessarily dispositive. A first DUI is punishable by up to 6 months in jail. By definition, this means that jail is not mandatory. Your other concern is the Florida Bar. Criminal convictions may have an impact on your ability to practice law in the State of Florida. You need a qualified DUI lawyer and quick.

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  9. Is it possible under FL DUI laws to get a my first DUI offense reduced to a misdemeanor

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Eric Duane Stevenson
    2. Bjorn Erik Brunvand
    3. Michael Alexander Misa
    4. Raul Ruiz
    5. Leslie Miller Sammis
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    7 lawyer answers

    It's certainly possible, but the real question is whether it is likely to happen. That is a difficult question to answer without knowing the facts and seeing the state's evidence. Serious bodily injury is obviously quite serious and the nature of the crime already gets you several points on the felony scoresheet. Depending on the strength of the state's case, a lawyer may be able to reduce that charge to a misdemeanor. or even have you receive a youthful offender on the felony depending on...

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  10. FL criminal law and procedure, arrest for DUI while on probation for battery, possible punishment

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Marc F. Plotnick
    2. Don Waggoner
    3. Raul Ruiz
    4. Aaron J. Slavin
    4 lawyer answers

    He is obviously facing potential jail time on the violation of probation. As for the DUI, a 3rd DUI within 10 years of a prior conviction has some severe minimum mandatory punishments, such as 30 days jail and a 10 years license suspension with the inability to get a hardship for 2 years. You can expect that the prosecutor will likely be seeking a lot more jail time than just 30 days.

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