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Leslie Miller Sammis

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  1. Dui in florida

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Raymond Edward Forbess Sr.
    2. Stephen Andrew Mosca
    3. Leslie Miller Sammis
    4. David Wayne Willis
    4 lawyer answers

    You can certainly be charge and prosecuted for DUI under the theory that your normal faculties are impaired. You can not be charged with the other version of DUI called "per se" which requires that you have a breath alcohol level of .08 (which in your case is refuted by the breath test). This is the same theory the prosecutor can use if you refused to take the breath test at all. They can still show that your "normal faculties are impaired." Although you can be charged and brought to...

  2. DUI in Hillsborough County, FL -- VOP DUI, what will happen?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Craig A. Epifanio
    2. Harris W Gilbert
    3. Leslie Miller Sammis
    3 lawyer answers

    If you can not afford an attorney, you should go to the first appearance hearing in Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL. The hearings are held in video court the next morning after he is booked in Hillsborough County. Get there at 8 a.m. and ask to talk to the public defender in the courtroom. Wright down the reason why he should get an ROR (release without bond) or a low bond (particular his financial circumstances) and hand that to the public defender. That way the public defender will at least...

  3. Dui/dwi

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Michael Alexander Misa
    2. Stephen Andrew Mosca
    3. Leslie Miller Sammis
    3 lawyer answers

    You have at least two defenses that you should discuss with an attorney before entering a plea in this type of case. First, a motion to suppress all evidence (including your identity or the fact that you were driving) because of the Roadblock or Checkpoint Stop. DUI Roadblock cases are the most scrutinized under the Fourth Amendment. These cases are very difficult for the prosecutor because at a hearing on a motion to suppress the prosecutor has the burden of showing the following: 1....

  4. Had 1 dui 20 yr ago i got a 2ed dui 8 months ago and last week got a refusel dui i did not blow what do you think will happen

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Jennifer Ann Jacobs
    2. Don Waggoner
    3. Leslie Miller Sammis
    4. John M. Kaman
    4 lawyer answers

    The DUI from 20 years ago could theoretically count if it shows up on your Florida driving record. If the DUI from 20 years ago is on your Florida driving record then the prosecutor may argue that this DUI should count at your Third Lifetime DUI. The consequences for a third DUI in Florida that occurs within 10 years of any prior DUI is that you could be charged with a third degree felony offense. If convicted of a third lifetime DUI (with one of the prior DUIs convictions occurring...

  5. Whats the procedure for FL traffic court appearance for driving w/o license and DUI?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. John Patrick Guidry II
    2. Craig A. Epifanio
    3. Christine Elizabeth Pejot
    4. Leslie Miller Sammis
    4 lawyer answers

    In most cases your criminal defense attorney will file a motion to consolidate the civil traffic infraction for failure to yield with the criminal citations for DUI and driving without a license with knowledge. If the motion to consolidate is granted, all three citations will be heard at the same time in front of the same judge. Some jurisdictions automatically consolidate the civil citations with the criminal case.

  6. Emplyeer dismisal

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Leslie Miller Sammis
    2. Mauro M Wolfe
    2 lawyer answers

    When an employer makes an allegation of theft against an employee it is a serious accusation. Theft is considered a "crime of dishonesty" in Florida. A conviction is an "impeachable offense" which means if you are ever called to testify in a civil or criminal case you can be forced to disclose to the judge or jury that you have been convicted of a "crime of dishonesty." For instance, if the employer is ever sued for negligence by a customer you could be called to testify and your prior record...

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