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Dina Mayling Sheridan

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  • How do i get a warrant revoked cause hospitalization hills borough county fl

    driving while license suspended ticket given 10 days to schedule w clerk of courts . deadline fell on 7th of Feb however on 4th of Feb ER visit diagnosis congestive heart failure issued bed rest . on 17th of Feb admired to hospital for continued...

    Dina’s Answer

    Your reason for missing court is a valid one that can be easily handled by an attorney. I have filed many motions of this type and can often get the warrant removed the same day or within 24 hours, depending on the judge. Free consultation with me at 813-225-2695.

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  • I got a ticket for speeding 83 in a 45 zone and it is marked as an infraction with court appearance. What will happen?

    No record. First offense.

    Dina’s Answer

    I practice primarily traffic related defense. Because the speed was over 30 miles per hour over the limit a court appearance will be required. In other words, you cannot just pay the ticket and/or take a defensive driving course to close it out. You, or your attorney if you hire one, will need to set court within 30 days of the date you were issued the citation, and attend court. Your attorney will know of potential motions to dismiss, and if none are applicable, there may be a way to litigate the facts or mitigate the sanctions with the judge. The most likely scenario is that you would have to pay fines and/or court costs, and depending on your prior record, you may have to take defensive driving school. To avoid points on your license, you would need to avoid a conviction, also known as an "adjudication of guilt."

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  • How long will they hold you after bein arrested for a domestic violence charge in the state of florida?

    he got arrested last night for a domestic violence charge and i just want to know how long will they hold him before they let him go. And if the person that called the police on him dont want to press charges

    Dina’s Answer

    It depends on whether he is RORed or given a bond. ROR means Release on his own Recognizance. If he is RORed, he can be released after the bond hearing/first appearance. If he is given a bond, he will need to post the bond before being released. I have worked with people in your position to assist the arrestee in getting out of jail and also in seeing the case through to a dismissal. You can contact me at my office in Tampa at 813-225-2695.

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  • I would like to apply for earlt termination of parole not probation in the state of florida

    I have done over have my parole and done everything that was asked of me

    Dina’s Answer

    You should contact a criminal defense attorney who specializes in federal parole issues. I handle all state court matters so if it is a state criminal court probation, I can certainly file a Motion for Early Termination. I can give you a referral if you need one for a federal attorney the Tampa area. My office number is 813-225-2695.

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  • What can happen to me second offense driving without a valid DL?

    i was pulled over because my friends license plate light was out i need to know what to expect and advice to avoid jail time.... i am a full time college student and have a minimum wage job i do not have the extra cash for a lawyer.

    Dina’s Answer

    The majority of my practice is traffic charges and license issues in Hillsborough and the surrounding counties. You can call me for a free consultation at 813-225-2695.

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  • My girlfriend got a dui in jan.an she got a warrant out becuz she fail a drinking test her probation officer gave her.

    how long can she be in jail for?

    Dina’s Answer

    "No alcohol" can be a condition of DUI probation that, if violated, can subject her to the maximums. That being said, most first time offenders will not be sentenced to the maximum even if found to have willfully violated their probation. An attorney can help minimize and mitigate the issue and work to get her out of custody quickly if she has to go in. Her max if her original case was either a refusal or under .15 breath is 180 days, or 6 months, but it's extremely unlikely she would do anywhere near that time absent a long prior record or a history of DUIs and/or probation violations.

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  • How do I keep my wife from getting charges brought against her by the state; already filed a form to not prosecute DV case

    The only thing the police report shows is her admittedly slapping me in the face in our kitchen over a financial argument but these are not all the facts. We were sitting talking on the side walk(not at home) and they show up and separate us and i...

    Dina’s Answer

    I handle Domestic Violence cases in Tampa and I can assist you. Call me for a free consultation at 813-225-2695.

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  • Do I need to hire an attorney or PD.... I do not want my wife to have any trouble or a record for this ridiculousness.

    My wife was arrested for domestic violence and did not do any harm to me in any way. I tried to explain this to the police officers that did not want to hear anything we had to say... How can this happen. I am not sure what we need to do, I went t...

    Dina’s Answer

    I practice Domestic Violence law in Tampa and can assist you. Feel free to contact me at 813-225-2695. The State can proceed against your wife but there are ways to get the charges dropped that I can assist you both with. Please let me know if I can help.

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  • I was arrested on 10-09-2012 for poss.of cocaine. a warrant was issued in my name an i never sold anyone anything.

    traff.in cocaine-3 years prison

    Dina’s Answer

    I agree with the other attorneys who note that you don't have to sell anything to be charged with either Possession or Trafficking Cocaine. Certainly, an attorney would carefully review the discovery in your case and conduct some investigation to determine if the charge is proper and if the State can prove it against you.

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  • Do I need a lawyer? Do i qualify for a pretrial diversion? What should I plead?

    I am 18, in college, and have no prior record, i was recently caught shoplifting with the total amount reaching about $88. The sheriff said it is a 2nd degree misdemeanor and I was not arrested, but instead received a court date near the end of th...

    Dina’s Answer

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    I practice criminal defense in Hillsborough and surrounding counties. My office is in Tampa. There are many options available to you. As you were told, MIP may be a very viable option for you. If you are accepted into the program (and you should be with no prior record) and you successfully complete the terms and conditions set forth, the State Attorney's Office will dismiss or drop the charge against you. Do not simply plea to the offense without inquiring about MIP as a theft charge on your record could affect you for a long time to come, particularly as a young person looking to be employed in the near future. A dismissal of the charges would allow you to expunge your record while a Withhold of Adjudication would allow you to seal it. A conviction cannot be sealed or expunged so it's important that you work to avoid that, either with an attorney or on your own. I would note that this advice does not take into account that there may be motions to dismiss or suppress applicable based on the facts of your case that cannot be known by the limited information you have provided. If those types of motions are dispositive, meaning that the State of Florida cannot proceed if we win them, your case would be dismissed without you having to complete any terms or conditions. Also, if you do not successfully complete MIP or follow all instructions, you could be back at square one facing all the original sanctions. If you'd like to discuss the facts of your case in greater detail, I give free consultations, either by phone or in person. I also handle the seal or expunge process so that if the result allows for one of those to occur, the official records will not be able to be seen by the general public. I can explain more on that if you'd like to contact me at 813-225-2695. Best of luck to you.

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