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Benjamin Ryan Stechschulte

Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. What are the penalties of a petty theft charge from Walmart, when i was told to go to the MIP program and I did not attend?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Benjamin Ryan Stechschulte
    2. Christopher Thomas Hersem
    3. Steven Douglas Knittle
    4. William David Umansky
    4 lawyer answers

    Depending on if you were originally charged with a second degree or first degree misdemeanor petit theft, you could face between 60 days and up to one year of jail. However, on cases like yours often I contact the prosecutor before your court date and explain why you may not have completed the MIP program. Many times I have been able to convince the prosecutor to allow clients back into the MIP program with no additional sanctions.

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  2. I was charged a felony 3rd degree burglary unoccupied conveyance, i completed pti program,

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. David Richard Damore
    2. Jennifer Ann Jacobs
    3. Benjamin Ryan Stechschulte
    4. Ajay Pallegar
    5. Joseph Julius Registrato
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    In most circumstances, assuming your record was sealed you can legally deny or fail to acknowledge the felony arrest on a job application. However, your question seems to indicate that you have completed the PTI program but you haven't sealed your record. If that is the case, even if you properly answer to No, potential employers will still be able to find your arrest record on the internet and that could prevent you from obtaining your state license or finding a job. Considering how...

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  3. How can i find out what the banch warrant is for

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dale Christopher Carson
    2. Benjamin Ryan Stechschulte
    3. Michael Taylor Meehan
    3 lawyer answers

    If the warrant is in Hillsborough county, you can look up his name on the warrant inquiry tab on the top left corner of their website. If you can't find it there, you can call the sheriff s office and speak with the warrant s department.

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  4. Can someone with a first degree felony probation actually be violated by their probation officer for a writ of bodily attatchme

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Benjamin Ryan Stechschulte
    2. Craig A. Epifanio
    3. Joseph Julius Registrato
    3 lawyer answers

    To best of my knowledge, unpaid child support will not violate someone's felony probation.

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  5. What are the details of the Misdemeanor Intervention Program in Tampa and can I opt out?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Adam Leo Bantner II
    2. Benjamin Ryan Stechschulte
    2 lawyer answers

    The mip program can be very expensive. As a former Tampa prosecutor, I represent many clients in Tampa on open container charges and often time we are able to get the charges completely dismissed without having to enter the mip program. The mip program would requre 3 to 6 months of supervision along with the costs of supervision. If you enter the program the charges will be dropped but they will not be off your record; you will still have to get your criminal record expunged. I would...

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  6. Can I get a CDL if I had a DUI in Pinellas County Florida

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Benjamin Ryan Stechschulte
    2. Ayuban Antonio Tomas
    3. James C Forslund
    3 lawyer answers

    If you have "only" one prior criminal conviction for DUI, you are eligible for a CDL. If you have 2 prior DUI convictions, you will not be eligible and if you hold a CDL you will be permanently disqualified from ever holding a CDL in Florida. If your 2006 DUI case was reduced to Reckless Driving or completely dismissed, even if you are convicted of DUI in the future, you should still be eligible for a CDL in Florida. If you have problems obtaining a CDL from the DMV, you should hire...

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  7. F-1 visa application with pending criminal record

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David Richard Damore
    2. Jeremy Allan Simon
    3. Benjamin Ryan Stechschulte
    3 lawyer answers

    I would contact a Tampa Immigration attorney immediately. On immigration/criminal matters, I would recommend Kevin Slattery in Tampa. His # is 813 839 7474. I have used him many times for past clients and he did a wonderful job. Tell him that I referred you.

  8. Seal and or expungement under florida felony rules..is it possible and how?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Michael D. Fluke
    2. Ayuban Antonio Tomas
    3. Benjamin Ryan Stechschulte
    3 lawyer answers

    Assuming you have never been adjudicated of any other crime- misdemeanors included- you should be eligible to have your criminal record sealed. Although you can do it yourself, I would suggest hiring an attorney. Often times it is very difficult to obtain the correct paperwork to seal your record. For example, you need both a certified copy of your court ordered disposition and termination of probation. Once this done then paper work needs to get submitted to not only the State Attorney's...

  9. I just got DUI and now i need a way to take my son to preschool can i get hardship driver's license for that?

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Michael D. Fluke
    2. Ayuban Antonio Tomas
    3. Benjamin Ryan Stechschulte
    4. Craig A. Epifanio
    4 lawyer answers

    Jeanette, You should be eligible for a 42 day hardship license. This license will allow you to drive to and from work, medical purposes, education purposes, and religious purposes. In order to obtain your hardship license, you must request a formal review hearing at the dmv. A private attorney can handle this for you. Unfortunately, public defenders can not help you with this issue. If you have any questions, please give me a call at (813) 258-4878.

  10. Suspended license and probation violation, two counties involved.

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Benjamin Ryan Stechschulte
    2. Ayuban Antonio Tomas
    3. Elmer H. Young III
    3 lawyer answers

    I would suggest hiring a private attorney. Often times private attorneys work in multiple counties and know the ins and outs of each county's court system; for example, I practice in hillsborough, pinellas, and pasco counties. The private attorney may be able to negotiate a concurrent sentence with the county where he was originally placed on probation.

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