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John Armando Edmiston

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. If your case has been nolle prossed can law enforcement still come to your house looking to arrest

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. John Armando Edmiston
    2. Jeffrey B. Lampert
    3. Craig A. Epifanio
    4. David P. Gilbert
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes law enforcement can actually come back and arrest you on the same charges even if the case was nolle prossed as long as the statue of limitations has not run out. Additionally, they can come arrest you on different charges if the evidence supports it. You need to discuss this situation with an attorney as soon as possible.

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  2. What should is the best course of action I was charged with possession of a controlled substance and I'm a first time offender

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Eric J Trabin
    2. David P. Gilbert
    3. Michael Leonard Mastrogiovanni
    4. Michael Charles McGinn
    5. Majid Vasigh
    6. ···
    10 lawyer answers

    I agree with the other attorney's answers and am also available to meet during business hours and after. 8134820355

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  3. I was pulled over in a recently naught car and was cited Decal not assigned to vechical. The tag was from previous owner. ???

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. John Armando Edmiston
    2. Carey Duncan Carmichael Jr.
    3. Douglas Jay Rudman
    3 lawyer answers

    It depends on the what the citation was for. If you were cited for attaching tag not assigned then unless you admitted to attaching the tag I am not sure the State Attorney will be able to prove the charge. I recommend that you speak with a criminal defense attorney near about the case.

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  4. My brother is 19 years old with no criminal history. He is being charged with 2nd degree burglary, and grand theft. Sentence?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Eric J Trabin
    2. Michael James Orlando
    3. John Armando Edmiston
    4. Patrick Nelson Leduc
    5. Matthew Phillip Konecky
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    6 lawyer answers

    Your brother is facing up to 15 years for the burglary charge and five years if the grand theft is a third degree felony grand theft. You need to speak with an attorney immediately so the attorney can start to put together a mitigation package and explore any possible defenses your brother may have. Not to mention the attorney can try to negotiate a reduction in charges to maybe a trespassing and petit theft.

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  5. Can I apply to Florida Medical Licensing Examination with a Texas misdemeanor deferred adjudication involving narcotics?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. James Regan
    2. John Armando Edmiston
    3. John Wesley Hall Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    This question is very complex because 1) you need to ask your lawyer in Texas what exactly does does defferred adjudication mean? Is it a diversion program where the charges will get dropped after you complete the program? 2) even if you fight the charges you will still have to explain away what happened so I am not sure that is the best solution. In any case you need to be truthful and honest when applying for your license. 3) You need a lawyer in Florida. I suggest that you speak with a...

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  6. Can I get bond hearing set for No Bond capias misdemeanor arrest warrant or have it set aside for no notice?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. John Armando Edmiston
    2. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    2 lawyer answers

    The short of the answer is "yes" a bond can be set, however he will need a local attorney to file for a bond motion and set it for a hearing.

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  7. Is your lawyer allowed to hold your discovery from you?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. John Skyler Riordan
    2. John Armando Edmiston
    3. Mark M Cheser
    3 lawyer answers

    Sounds to me like your boyfriends public defender has a conflict and should remove himself from the case. I suggest that you talk to the public defender's supervisor and adivce them of the situation. I would email them as well so that you have something in writing tell them that you want to see your discovery and the fact that you believe there is a conflict with your lawyer.

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  8. If I was arrested 9 charges include drug charges w/intent to sell my car was seized but I am eventually am charged w/ 2 charges

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. John Armando Edmiston
    2. John Skyler Riordan
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree that your lawyer is correct. You need to discuss with your lawyer if there is a remedy for you to recover the car. If you have not been served with "notice of forfeiture" then the car is only evidence and the police is not seizing the car. Discuss these issues with your attorney.

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  9. Does Fl have a motion you can file like in other states that is called a petition for factual innocence to delete court records

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. John Armando Edmiston
    2. Steven George Lavely
    3. Matthew Phillip Konecky
    4. Maggie Jo Hilliard Esq.
    5. Richard Earl Hornsby
    5 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately your are out of luck. Under current expungment/sealing statutes you can only seal or expunge once in your lifetime.

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  10. Should a minor plead no contest if he feels he was defending himself? we go t court may 10, i will request the public defender.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. John Armando Edmiston
    2. Craig A. Epifanio
    3. Adam Sean Cohen
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes your son has a defense it is called "self defense" and no he should not plead no contest because this is in essence "guilty" and your son will not have the opportunity to challenge the battery charge. Contact a local attorney ASAP.

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