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Leslie Miller Sammis

Tampa DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Palmer, Reifler & Associates threatening letters. Legal????

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Leslie Miller Sammis
    2. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    3. Natt Owen Reifler
    3 lawyer answers

    In Florida retail establishments such as Home Depot rarely, if ever, carry through with this threat in a shoplifting case. Out of the hundreds of thousands of cases they have, I doubt it they are going to start by suing your son. The cost of bringing a law suit when the alleged damages are $200 or less, means that it would be a waste of time for them to bring the lawsuit. In fact, in a record article by the Wall Street Journal found that when a letter is sent out by Palmer, Reifler &...

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  2. What is a person's rights to gun ownership if convicted of domestic violence

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Leslie Miller Sammis
    1 lawyer answer

    Under a federal statute known as the Lautenberg Act, it is a crime for any person who has ever been convicted of a "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence" to possess a firearm. See 18 U.S.C. Section 922(g)(9). The Lautenberg Law was enacted by Congress in 1996. Violation of this statute is a federal offense that carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison. See 18 U.S.C. Section 924(a)(2). Under these federal criminal provisions, any conviction for domestic violence, domestic...

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  3. Consequences under FL DUI laws for 4th DUI conviction

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Leslie Miller Sammis
    2. Thomas S. Hudson
    3. Malcolm Anthony
    3 lawyer answers

    Florida Law provides that a Fourth Conviction for DUI requires a mandatory permanent revocation of your driver license. This mandatory permanent revocation of your driver license is required regardless of when the three prior DUI convictions occurred. Unfortunately, no hardship reinstatement is allowed under Florida law. You mention that two of the convictions were not moving violations. I assume you mean that the police did not see you driving the vehicle before your arrest and alleged...

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  4. Florida DUI law, impact of DUI for immigrant, deportation, adjustment of status

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Leslie Miller Sammis
    2. Nicholas Martino
    3. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    4. Michael Harold Sharon
    5. Patricia Elizabeth Fox
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with Thuong-Tri Nguyen that it will depend on the facts of the case, particularly how long ago the conviction occurred. You may be asking this question because you were arrested for DUI but have not yet resolved the case. Anytime you are charged with a criminal offense, even a misdemeanor such as DUI or domestic violence, a conviction can have a serious impact on your immigration status and application for citizenship and many other immigration issues. Often in these cases it is...

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  5. Remove habitual traffic offender suspended license reinstatement Florida

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Leslie Miller Sammis
    2. John Patrick Guidry II
    3. William Robert Jay
    4. Mark Timothy Conan
    4 lawyer answers

    This answer is not legal advice but just general information. Talk to an attorney for legal advice. Most people who are a habitual traffic offender received the HTO revocation because of three tickets for driving while license suspended either with knowledge (which is criminal) or without knowledge (which a civil infraction). In order to remove the 5 year revocation you can go back to the judge who has jurisdiction over the conviction and ask the judge to let you undo the damage by vacating...

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  6. What is possible jail time for 2 counts of felony employee theft under FL criminal code

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Don Waggoner
    2. Adam Todd Dougherty
    3. Leslie Miller Sammis
    3 lawyer answers

    Employee Theft Charges Under Florida Law A surprising number of employee theft cases involve an older, trusted, female employee who has been with the company for more than five years. Your family member's case is not uncommon. Employee theft cases in Florida can be charged under a variety of theft statutes including Grand Theft, Embezzlement, Organized Scheme to Defraud or Fraud. In many of these cases, particular when larger amounts of money are stolen, the prosecution will push for some...

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  7. CIVIL PENALTY CLAIM/MISDEMEANOR FOR JUVENILE

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Leslie Miller Sammis
    2. Aaron J. Slavin
    3. Alec Scott Rose
    4 lawyer answers

    I always warn all of my client's charged with shoplifting about these letters. You will probably receive another letter in about 45 days which is called a "Second Notice" and will demand $475 instead of the $200 demanded in the first letter. Read the article below from the Wall Street Journal that suggests that these letters are sent out by large retail establishments without any intention of ever filing a civil law suit. For instance, the large retailer "Lord & Taylor" was able to collect...

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  8. Please help.. I have a suspended license and it seems like ive been jumping through hoops for a year now

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Leslie Miller Sammis
    2. Marc F. Plotnick
    2 lawyer answers

    The first thing you should do is obtain a recent copy of your driving record. You can purchase your driving record on line and in real time from various companies in Florida for a fee. Links to such companies are provided on my web page listed below. The next thing you need to do is seek out a consultation from an experienced Florida suspended license attorney. A suspended license attorney in Florida can help you determine why your license is currently suspended, and help you avoid any...

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  9. Permanent revocation for 2 dui in florida and 2 dui in Pennsylvania.

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Leslie Miller Sammis
    2. Darren Mark Finebloom
    3. Corey Ira Cohen
    4. Don Waggoner
    4 lawyer answers

    Did you know when you entered the plea to the fourth DUI that it would cause a permanent revocation of your driver's license? In most cases, your criminal defense attorney, the prosecutor, or the court will put that acknowledgment on the record so that the individual can not later come back and contest that plea. The Court will usually ask, "You understand that entering this plea will cause a permanent revocation of your driver's license because you have three prior DUI convictions."...

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

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Eric Duane Stevenson
    2. Bjorn Erik Brunvand
    3. Michael Alexander Misa
    4. Raul Ruiz
    5. Leslie Miller Sammis
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    I agree with the answers provided above. The best way to get the case reduced to a misdemeanor may be to aggressively fight every part of the case by filing a motion to suppress or other motions that can be heard before trial to exclude part of the prosecutor's evidence. In many of these cases the prosecutor is seeking a long prison sentence because it is warranted by the Florida sentencing score sheet. Even if you do not have any prior arrests, this level 7 felony will add 56 point to the...

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