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Lori Doganiero Palmieri

Lori Palmieri’s Answers

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  • When being placed under arrest do the police have to show you evidence

    evidence of whatever they found does it have to be shown to you legally before your place under arrest

    Lori’s Answer

    No, there is no such requirement. If you are charged by the State Attorney's Office they are obligated to turn over all of the evidence and witnesses to you and your lawyer. I agree that you should seek representation prior to being charged so that someone is advocating for you prior to that decision being made. Good luck to you.

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  • Can you be pulled over in the state of Florida without probable cause?

    i was arrested for driving with a suspended license and bonded out but when I read the report the policeman filled out no traffic violations were broken, he simply said he noticed a black male pull up next to him? Can they pull you over without pr...

    Lori’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues. No law enforcement officer is going to put something that objectionable in a report, but if that is the reason and the ONLY reason, your case should be tossed. If he also ran the tag to the car and the registered owner fit your description and had a suspended license, that is enough. You need a criminal defense lawyer to review the facts and law and see what can be done. Best of luck to you.

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  • How do I clear an expunged case from third party background checks?

    My expunged case is still showing up online and in third party background checks.

    Lori’s Answer

    I suggest that you contact each site individually and provide them with a copy of the expungement order and insist that they take your information off their site. If an attorney handled the process for you, you can ask him/her to do this for you as well. An additional fee could be charged for that extra service. Good Luck.

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  • My son got ticketed by a a federal agent I think and got a court date for possession of a controlled substance.

    What can I expect when we go to court. We're going to federal court. He was ticketed with a traffic citation and charged with possession of a controlled substance. He had a small amount of marihuana on him. What can I expect?

    Lori’s Answer

    Your son was probably on a military facility which would have federal jurisdiction for a misdemeanor amount of marijuana. If you can, I suggest you hire a lawyer that practices in federal court to accompany you and your son to court. You will have an advocate that can contact the prosecutor before court and try to come to an agreement that the court will likely accept. You'll reduce your stress by knowing what your options are and what he is looking at.

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  • Girl friend I met online gave me STD. Lawsuit eharmony. Do I have a case? Do you take this pro bono?

    I met a girl online on eharmony 1 year ago. She had herpes and she did not tell me. After intercourse she gave it to me last year. My medical tests prove conclusively she gave it to me. I had exams done 1 week after intercourse after noticing skin...

    Lori’s Answer

    This is not a criminal defense question. Please re-post as a civil question.

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  • Seek legal counsel for a pending case may need an attorney

    I was arrested for smuggling Drugs into a prison I was not in possession of Drugs but was informed of my criminal history that they construe as prison priors and face three years in prison. I work and was merely a passenger of the vehicle getting ...

    Lori’s Answer

    If you cannot afford to hire an attorney, one will be provided to you by the Court if your financial affidavit qualifies you. Best of luck to you.

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  • How. Do I know when the state attorney dropped the case

    I called my state attorney and she said the case is dropped but his bail bond keeps saying there's no court date

    Lori’s Answer

    Go to www.hillsclerk.com and search for the record under onliine searches. You'll be able to see if the dismissal has been docketed with the clerk. Alternatively, you can call the clerk at 813-276-8100 but expect to be on hold for a while. If you are represented, your lawyer can provide this information.

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  • If you are arrested and there is misinformation on the arrest report can the charges be thrown out?

    The police officers report was not correct. It stated that there were 3 m and 1 f. But in fact there were 4 m. They searched one and let him go bc he had an id that stated he was 18. He was only 16 and using his brothers id. They let him go but ...

    Lori’s Answer

    Unfortunately police reports can be full of errors but that does not lead to charges being dismissed.

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  • When are motions in limine heard before trial? my publid defender said its too late?

    trial is set in my case and i did some research and found out you can file a motion in limine to keep out certifain efidence . I told my pd and he said trial is set a month away and he cannot file motions to limine? is that true?

    Lori’s Answer

    Unless the particular trial judge that you are before prohibits motions in limine by a date certain this far out from the trial date, typically courts will hear such motions up until the start of the trial. This sounds like an unusual situation not normally seen in courts in Fla. It is best to speak to your lawyer and understand why he is claiming he cannot do it now. It is very important for you to understand what your lawyer is doing and not doing on your behalf so you have all the information available to you before proceeding to trial. Best of luck.

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  • How do you find out if a record can be expunged & what shows up on a clinical background check for working in patient care?

    Particularly someone with statue 810.08 (MISD.) TRESSPASS*BATTERY Date charged 4/26/2006 Court: Adjudicated Guilty (Case Type was Felony but charged Misdemeanor with Felony Probation) and Statue 784.03 BATTERY*FOPS 04-5050CF CT2 also charged ...

    Lori’s Answer

    According to your post, you were adjudicated guilty of both cases so under Florida law you are ineligible to seal or expunge either offense. You should assume that both would show up on a criminal background check by a prospective employer.

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