John Skyler Riordan’s Answers

John Skyler Riordan

West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 17
  1. Pro Bono Criminal Defense attorney

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John Skyler Riordan
    2. David Richard Damore
    3. Benjamin J Lieberman
    3 lawyer answers

    If you can afford a lawyer,hire one immediately. Unfortunately, there is little likelihood that an attorney will hand,e the case completely free; however, many attorneys will reduce fees and allow for payments to help you. If you can do none of the above, your son will be appointed a public defender and you can discuss his mental health issues with him/her. Good luck. John S Riordan, Esq. West Palm Beach, FL

    15 lawyers agreed with this answer

  2. Can't afford a lawyer, should I represent myself?!

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    2. John Skyler Riordan
    3. Tracey Lyn Sticco
    4. Michael Leonard Mastrogiovanni
    4 lawyer answers

    NO. NO. NO.You have to find a way. Representing yourself is a recipe for disaster. John S. Riordan, Esq. West Palm beach, FL (561) 650-8291

    13 lawyers agreed with this answer

  3. Is this assault a crime?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Benjamin J Lieberman
    2. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    3. John Skyler Riordan
    4. Barry Franklin Poulson
    5. Richard C. Southard
    5 lawyer answers

    Yes punching someone in the chest is a crime. In NY it is assault, many other places it is a battery, either way it is illegal. Contacting someone after you were told not too via text or email does not seem to be enough for criminal charges. John S. Riordan, Esq.

    14 lawyers agreed with this answer

    1 person marked this answer as helpful

  4. Should i Pay the Civil demand letter from apple store?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. John Skyler Riordan
    2. Corey Ira Cohen
    3. Amir A. Ladan
    4. Jimmy Allen Davis
    5. Mark H Randall
    5 lawyer answers

    Typically most lawyers on this forum recommend to their clients NOT to pay the civil demand letters, although this path doesn't come without any risk. While not likely, Apple could sue you for recovery of the of the $250. This usually costs Apple more than $250 to pursue and is why this course of action is rarely used.

    12 lawyers agreed with this answer

  5. In August 2011, I was arrested in Tampa, FL for DUI while sitting in front of my home waiting for the police to arrive.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. John Skyler Riordan
    2. Jonathan Hackworth
    3. Joseph Julius Registrato
    4. David Bradley Dohner
    4 lawyer answers

    The court and DMV are seperate entities and have NOTHING to do with each other. Even if the DUI is dropped you must still complete DUI school for DMV to reinstate your license. DMV does this because you were arrested and they have the power to do so. YOur license will be susopended if you do not complete DUI school.

    12 lawyers agreed with this answer

  6. Once charges are filed in an assualt can the prosecutor decide to change the charge

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John Skyler Riordan
    2. Zahra Shanaz Umansky
    3. Adam Todd Dougherty
    4. Mark H Randall
    5. James Regan
    5 lawyer answers

    The state may change the entire charge or just the sub-section at any time prior to trial. Ethically, the state must have a good faith basis to file any charge.

    11 lawyers agreed with this answer

    1 person marked this answer as helpful

  7. At an arraignment, I am going to enter a NOT GUILTY PLEA, and wave my right to a speedy trail, what happens next?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Zahra Shanaz Umansky
    2. Eric Harold Barker
    3. William David Umansky
    4. John Skyler Riordan
    5. Dave Bahr
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Your attorney will investigate and begin contesting the charges on your behalf.

    11 lawyers agreed with this answer

    1 person marked this answer as helpful

  8. What should I do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Skyler Riordan
    2. Nick Jay Dorsten
    3. Michael Adam Haber
    4. Anthony Michael Solis
    5. Joshua Eli Adams
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    You need a lawyer. This charge is a charge of dishonesty and can affect you for the remainder if your life. Do not chance doing this without an experienced criminal defense attorney. I practice in Palm Beach County and have an office in Lake Worth. Call me for a free consultation. --John S. Riordan, Esq. (561) 886-2620

    11 lawyers agreed with this answer

  9. How can I get a pro bono lawyer that could quickly handle a VOP case in Broward County?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. John Skyler Riordan
    2. Craig A. Epifanio
    3. Antonio Gonzalo Jimenez
    4. David Bradley Dohner
    5. James Lawrence Magazine
    6. ···
    9 lawyer answers

    You are not likely to get any lawyer to handle it for free. You need to retain an attorney. Delays occur all the time and there may be a very good reason for the delay. As an aside, if professionals are advising you to get you son to a specialist should should heed that advice. With a VOP it could a long time before it is resolved and he may be in custody until it is over.

    10 lawyers agreed with this answer

    1 person marked this answer as helpful

  10. Do criminal defense attorneys look bad when they represent clients that are clearly guilty?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. David Richard Damore
    2. Anthony Rubino
    3. John Skyler Riordan
    4. Harrison Wesley Poole
    5. Stephen Andrew Mosca
    6. ···
    9 lawyer answers

    No, everyone, even the guilty, are entitled to a defense.

    10 lawyers agreed with this answer

    1 person marked this answer as helpful