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Lori Doganiero Palmieri

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  • Sentenced to 1 year 1 month but with 63 days credit time served. Prison or county?

    If someone is sentenced to 1 year 1 month but with 63 days credit time served will the go to a prison or serve the remainder in county jail?

    Lori’s Answer

    The time will be served in Florida State Prison minus credit for the time already served in the county jail.

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  • In the state of florida, can an employer legally not hire someone because of an arrest ONLY with NO conviction that is expunged?

    Why or why not? And if they can, why is that allowed? Very biased and unfair as the law should not be.

    Lori’s Answer

    Florida is an "at will" workplace so that an employer may use a prior arrest without conviction to decline to hire an individual so long as the reason is not motivated by race, gender, sex, religion or sexual orientation.

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  • I am a felon convicted of a white collar crime in florida. Can and how can my civil rights be restored?

    The crime was mortgage fraud. I served 13 months in prison, 5 years on probation that ended in 2014. I still owe over 1,000,000 in restitution that is shared with 13 other codefendants.

    Lori’s Answer

    You have to apply for executive clemency. Since the list is so long, it could be a decade or more before you will be considered for the relief you seek.

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  • I am a felon convicted of a white collar crime in florida. Can and how can my civil rights be restored?

    The crime was mortgage fraud. I served 13 months in prison, 5 years on probation that ended in 2014. I still owe over 1,000,000 in restitution that is shared with 13 other codefendants.

    Lori’s Answer

    You have to apply for executive clemency. Since the list is so long, it could be a decade or more before you will be considered for the relief you seek.

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  • Can I took some classes at community college while finishing my felony probation in Tampa - Florida?

    3 years of felony probation, and the probation term is done on december 2015

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    Unless the college will not admit you, I don't see any reason why you can't attend college while on probation. The conditions are either full-time work or full-time school, so there should not be a prohibition to it. Check with your guidance office first.

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  • What does PSI prepared by Probation mean? Also please, is a sentence determined before family members have a chance to speak?

    if scored 130 months and has served 600 plus days in county jail, in lay terms, what exactly does that mean>

    Lori’s Answer

    A pre-sentence report is ordered by the court as an integral part of the sentencing process. If this is a federal PSR, you will have an opportunity to receive the first draft 35 days prior to sentencing and make objections, corrections, etc. The final objections, if any, will be decided by the court during the sentencing hearing. If you score 130 months you will receive credit for the 600+ days you have in. You and your family will be able to speak to the court prior to the imposition of sentence. Your lawyer can argue for a lesser term if there is not a statutory minimum mandatory sentence that you are facing. Best of luck to you.

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  • Am I able to exspunge a Battery (simple) ,adjudication withheld,,Degree,,M-1st,, Non reporting one day probation.

    On January 2 2003 I was in a bar altercation , I had payed a 375.00 dolar fine. Im trying to get expunged ,I think it's ruining my chances to get a job, or certain jobs .I'm fifty three, and also have a dui in florida. I don't want to spend 75.0...

    Lori’s Answer

    If you were convicted of the DUI, you will not be eligible to seal the Battery charge. Getting a lawyer will not help you unfortunately.

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  • What worst in family court to be charged with domestic violence or convicted

    I was charged with domestic violence but later was thrown out. Can my spouse hurt me with this information in court even thou their no conviction

    Lori’s Answer

    This question is best answered by a family law attorney. The ramifications of a domestic violence charge in the context of a divorce or child custody case is best discussed with someone who practices in that area.

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  • Could my daughter be arrested for helping a old lady?

    I was at Publix buying groceries and my 16 year old daughter was standing by the red box and the automatic scratch off machine. The older lady couldn't reach the button to put the money in so my daughter helped her and handed her the scratch off. ...

    Lori’s Answer

    No. Your daughter did not break the law. She was doing a good deed, which is a rarity these days. She should be commended.

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  • What does Disposition this mean: 1. 784021 AGGRAVATED ASSAULT NT - LETTER OF RELEASE 784021 AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 3rd degree felony

    I was walking home from the mall at night, some years back, and cops accused me of pointing a gun at someone. No gun was ever found. At the time, a spot light was shined in my face, as I sat in the car, but I was never allowed to face my accus...

    Lori’s Answer

    Since the case was never filed on and if you otherwise qualify, you should be able to expunge this record. You must contact a criminal defense attorney to determine if you can do it. Feel free to give me a call since I am in Tampa and I can determine in a few moments if this is as case you can expunge. Having any criminal record attached to your name is detrimental to your employment, credit, leasing and banking opportunities. I strongly suggest you have it expunged if you can. Best of luck to you.

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