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Lori Doganiero Palmieri

Tampa Federal Crime Lawyer.

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  1. I have skipped out on probation for over a year now, i want to turn myself in but would like to know the consequences facing me?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Lori Doganiero Palmieri
    2. Dana M Moss
    3. Colleen M. Glenn
    4. Amir A. Ladan
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    In Tampa, the county judges no longer allow attorneys to surrender their clients in court on a VOP warrant. You must turn yourself in and will get a court date within 48 hours. I suggest that you have counsel before you turn yourself in to make sure you do not linger longer than necessary. Since you did not complete the terms of your supervision rather than commit a new offense, you can take care of this without too much hassle. Depending on what you didn't complete, you might not be...

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  2. Is it legal for and 16 year old male to date an 12 year old female?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Lori Doganiero Palmieri
    2. Heather Morcroft
    3. Grant Ian Schwarz
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    It depends on what "dating" means - if he is having sexual contact with her, it is illegal. I'm not going into the defintion of sexual contact. You can find that in Florida Statutes. My question is where are the parents of a twelve year old girl allowing their young daughter to have any relationship, sexual or not with a 16 year old young man.? It must stop immediately.

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  3. Should you have a lawyer present when meeting with state's attorney ? Being questioned as a witness

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Lori Doganiero Palmieri
    2. Gregory L. Olney II
    3. Markus Ankuan Sermons
    4. Bennett Asbury Hutson
    5. Robert Jason De Groot
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    Typically witnesses to crimes who meet with an Assistant State Attorney do not need their own representation. If there is some reason, however, that you are concerned about your role in the offense, you should consult with an attorney before the meeting.

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  4. Is a first DUI (no damages & no injuries) considered a prior record on the sentencing point system score sheet in Florida.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lori Doganiero Palmieri
    2. Larry Thomas McMillan
    3. Eric J Trabin
    4. George C. Mangrum
    5. Robert Jason De Groot
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    A DUI is a criminal offense that is scoreable. It only amounts to .2 points on a felony scoresheet so it will not impact your insurance fraud guideline much, if at all. You are correct that if it occurred more than 10 years prior to the this offense with no intervening convictions, it will not be scoreable at all. Do your research and interview several lawyers before you find one you are most comfortable with and have the most confidence in. Best of luck to you.

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  5. How much does a criminal defense lawyer cost???

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Michael Charles McGinn
    2. Matthew Ryan Gunter
    3. Lori Doganiero Palmieri
    4. Michael Stephen Connelly
    5. Tony Anthony
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    You can best help him by doing some research on qualified criminal defense attorneys in the area, looking at qualifications, past experience, years of experience, board certification, awards, and reputation. Then contact a select few that appeal to you on paper and interview them about your boyfriend's situation. Fees will range depending on the lawyer. Your boyfriend is charged with 5 3rd degree felonies and 1 second degree felony, so depending on his prior criminal record, if any, he needs...

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  6. Do I have a right to see the evidence against me before deciding on a plea?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    2. Lori Doganiero Palmieri
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    That makes no sense at all. You have the right to know the witnesses and evidence against you to decide whether a plea offer is in your best interest or not. How can you make an informed decision about whether to enter a guilty or no contest plea until you are convinced the State has the evidence to prove the charge beyond a reasonable doubt? Your lawyer can receive a plea offer from the state prior to their disclosure of discovery, but normally does not counsel you to accept it until he has...

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  7. What is "notice of successful completion of deferred prosecution agreement and nolle prosse"?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Lori Doganiero Palmieri
    2. Christopher Robert Kaigle
    3. William Paul Arnau
    4. Colleen M. Glenn
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    This means that you successfully completed a diversion program and the State Attorney dismissed or nolle prossed the case against you. You can get the certified dismissal from the clerk of court in the county where the case originated. Completion of the program takes care of the charges but it does not mean you are not guilty. That is a legal term meaning a jury or judge listened to the facts and applied the law and came to the conclusion that the state had failed to prove the charge against...

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  8. Does having a paid lawyer reduce your chances of requesting a bond reduction?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. Lori Doganiero Palmieri
    3. David Richard Damore
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    Generally, the issues of whether a bond can be reduced do not have anything to do with whether you have retained an attorney. In fact, the very reason to hire an attorney is to ensure you are addressing the case and are committed to returning to the jurisdiction. The judge needs to determine if you will return when required, pose a risk to society or the witnesses in any way, your criminal history, if any, your ties to the community, etc. What I would not do is use all of your money to get...

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  9. What does " supplemental discovery exhibit" mean for a criminal case?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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    2. Seda Aktas
    3. Lori Doganiero Palmieri
    4. Roger P. Foley
    5. Andrew Charles Strecker
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    It means that the State Attorney's Office has filed a supplement to the original discovery response which could be more reports, more witnesses or more physical evidence. Your attorney will receive it and go over it with you. It is normally the way things happen, so you should discuss any questions you might have with your attorney.

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  10. My boyfriend violated his probation with a dirty urine test and he got arrested for driving with a suspended license. What is

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lori Doganiero Palmieri
    2. Cynthia Marie Veintemillas
    3. Samuel Cohen
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    That is going to be dependent on a number of factors specific to your boyfriend's case and criminal history. If he is on probation for a felony drug count and violates with a dirty urine and a new law violation, he might be reinstated, but also might get jail or prison time. He will be held no bond on the violation cases until resolved. It depends on the judge in this jurisdiction and on how persuasive his lawyer will be to get him back out on supervision. Good luck.

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