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Joseph Julius Registrato

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  1. My case seems very clear cut but no progress bas been made? What can I do?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. A. Russell Smith
    2. Amir A. Ladan
    3. Joseph Julius Registrato
    4. Michael Shemtoub
    5. David S Katz
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    I take it you have a lawyer working on this personal injury case, as opposed to a criminal defense lawyer. You have a right to get a straight answer from your lawyer about the status of the case and If you're convinced the lawyer is dragging feet, you can get a new lawyer.

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  2. Vitctum

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. George C. Mangrum
    2. Andrew Michael Bonderud
    3. Joseph Julius Registrato
    4. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    5. James Donald Garrett
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    Victims are witnesses in criminal cases because the real victim is the State of Florida. The prosecutor should tell you what to expect. The most important thing is to tell the truth.

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  3. My grandson's attorney is telling him to talk to the state investigator without her present. Is this good advice?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James Donald Garrett
    2. Sergio Cruz
    3. Larry Thomas McMillan
    4. Don Waggoner
    5. Michael Leonard Mastrogiovanni
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    It is so ludicrous that I wonder if your grandson has the story straight, because no criminal defense lawyer that I know would allow a defendant to talk to police under virtually any circumstances with the possible exception of a "proffer agreement," in which case you have a deal for immunity up front with the prosecutor and it's all done under oath in front of a court reporter. The only other possible exception is if your grandson is auditioning for a role as a confidential informant, which...

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  4. IS THERE ANY (Felony Drug Diversion Programs for Possession "Intent to Sell")? PROBATION?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph Julius Registrato
    2. William David Umansky
    3. William A. Jones Jr.
    4. Jonathan Hackworth
    5. Andrew Vincent Coviello Jr.
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    Different jurisdictions have different rules about what crimes they will allow into diversion programs, and some jurisdictions may not even have diversion programs. I don't know the jurisdiction you're accused in, but your lawyer will certainly know what's available and should have already communicated that. If you don't have a lawyer, you should get one.

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  5. Injury Settlement During Separation - Changed Tax Filing

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Carin Manders Constantine
    2. William Charles Rosenfelt
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Joseph Julius Registrato
    5. David Raymond Mahood
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    The real value of this question is that it teaches lessons, although the lessons carry consequences that are very harsh. The first lesson is, "No good deed goes unpunished." This refers of course to your generosity in "ending things amicably," by giving her half your personal injury settlement, thinking, perhaps, what? It's only fair? Or, Why spend money fighting in court? Or, I think she'll get half anyway, which I suppose now you realize isn't correct. But then, her answer to that...

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  6. I am a victim of domestic violence. How do I relocate with my children to another state when the father objects?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Heather Morcroft
    2. Howard M Lewis
    3. Michael Charles McGinn
    4. Joseph Julius Registrato
    5. Jonathan Hackworth
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    If there is a domestic violence injunction in place, which I'm assuming there is because you're asking about extending or modifying it, you need to look very closely at it because it may contain a provision under "temporary parenting plan" that may say "Neither party shall remove the minor children from the State of Florida," and warning that doing so would be a felony. Relocating under these circumstances would require an order of the court. I suggest you speak with a family law attorney...

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  7. Would it be worth me paying for a lie detector test when I go up for parole. I am under house arrest, my attorney suggest I plea

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Charles Dyer
    2. Joseph Julius Registrato
    3. Colleen M. Glenn
    4. Chris Matthew Limberopoulos
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    I'll assume you're referring to "probation hearing" since parole has been abolished in Florida. A "lie detector" test is not admissible in court unless the parties, in this case the state and you, agree it will be admissible. You're saying you pleaded guilty to something you didn't do and were placed on probation. Well, I guess I shouldn't be surprised, unless you didn't pay him to go to trial and he wanted more money and you didn't have it so your only choice was to plead guilty. I tell...

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  8. Does waiver of speedy trial, signed prior to official charges, waive the states requirement to file charges within time frame?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph Julius Registrato
    2. Majid Vasigh
    3. Betty Elaine Jones
    4. Jeremy Clark
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    Once you waive speedy trial, it is waived for all time. So yes, if you waived your right to speedy trial, the state can take as long as it wants to file the charge. However, do you know you still have the right to "demand" a speedy trial? I bet not. Even lawyers who do not practice criminal law are sometimes surprised to find this out. Anyway, hire a lawyer and do what he tell you and quit trying to be a lawyer yourself.

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  9. My brother stole and pawned a few pieces of jewelry from someone's house and the person reported it stolen what is he facing?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Zahra Shanaz Umansky
    2. Joseph Julius Registrato
    3. William David Umansky
    4. Timothy F. Sullivan
    5. Warren J. Breslin
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    All the other lawyers have already told you he needs a lawyer right away, so I won't repeat that sound advice. What strikes me most about this fact pattern is how will the state prove your brother committed the various crimes involved here, such as burglary of a dwelling, theft, probably some kind of fraud at the pawn shop. The best thing he (and you) can do right now is keep your mouth shut and talk to a lawyer. It is amazing to me the trouble people get themselves into by talking about...

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  10. What's the difference between a proposed order and a final judgment, that the judge wants submitted by both parties?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Brenda A Drake
    2. Tami Lane Augen
    3. Gregory Thomas Buckley
    4. Joseph Julius Registrato
    5. William Charles Rosenfelt
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    Frequently at the conclusion of a final hearing in a dissolution case, the court will instruct both attorneys to prepare a "proposed final order" which is supposed to be each attorney's version of how the case should be decided. In some cases the attorneys submit orders that are almost identical, in most cases the proposed orders are completely different. You're asking this question as though you were not represented at trial, but judges usually do not ask unrepresented people to do this....

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