Craig A. Epifanio’s Answers

Craig A. Epifanio

Saint Petersburg Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 18
  1. What happens if I do not subpoena the arresting officer to a DMV hearing for a refusal to implied consent?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Craig A. Epifanio
    2. Byron David Flagg
    3. John Paul Thygerson
    3 lawyer answers

    If you don't subpoena the officer then they go ahead with out the officer and base the decision on the paperwork submitted. You shouldn't be handling this without an attorney since this is your license at stake, and you only get one chance. You may or may not want the officer there. You may or may not want the video. You may have defects in the paperwork. A trained attorney can help you with this hearing and I don't suggest you proceed without hiring an attorney.

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  2. I was charged for possession and possession with intent to sale on Jan . 18 . but wasn't arrested lit just two days ago .

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William David Umansky
    2. Adam Todd Dougherty
    3. Craig A. Epifanio
    3 lawyer answers

    What you should do is get an attorney to help you fight this. That is your best chance to challenge any legal issues you have.

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  3. Can a person ask the DMV to subpoena video and audio from a patrol car to have at a DMV hearing to use as evidence?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Craig A. Epifanio
    2. Joseph Peyton Lea III
    3. William David Umansky
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes you can have the video subpoenaed along with the officer. However, it may not always be the best idea. You really need to have an attorney review the evidence to see if issuing a subpoena is a good idea or not.

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  4. My son is charged with 1 degree robbery on someones elses say so,no evidence other then co defendant saying my son was involve

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Craig A. Epifanio
    2. Jonathan Hackworth
    3. Frank Mascagni III
    4. John Paul Thygerson
    5. Joseph Julius Registrato
    5 lawyer answers

    Almost all criminal cases involve someone else's say-so. It's how the system works, but as you can guess, it doesn't always work the way it's supposed to. That's where an attorney comes in. If he is NJ, then you need to contact an attorney there to help your son. If the charge is from Florida, but he is being held in NJ pending extradition, then you need to contact an attorney locally.

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  5. Is court room same as judges chambers?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. Craig A. Epifanio
    3. Benjamin J Lieberman
    4. John Skyler Riordan
    5. Mark Copoulos
    5 lawyer answers

    Hearings rarely take place in the judge's chambers, and in criminal cases, practically never. An attorney may talk with a judge in chambers, but it is not a hearing. Since you are nervous, it will be well worth hiring an attorney. You may get much more than 15 minutes and in fact with an attorney, you will be able to get all the time you need.

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  6. My Husband had arraignment today and the attorney did not show up, should I be concerned?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Zahra Shanaz Umansky
    2. Craig A. Epifanio
    3. William David Umansky
    4. Joseph Julius Registrato
    5. Paul Domenic Petruzzi
    5 lawyer answers

    Attorneys usually do not show up for arraignment as a written plea is usually entered. Nothing to worry about, but you should talk to your attorney to make sure you're informed of the progress of your case.

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  7. I hired a lawyer to expunge/seal my case. but he sealed/expunged the wrong one. what do i do?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Craig A. Epifanio
    2. Eric Matthew Matheny
    3. David Richard Damore
    4. Michael Nicholas Lygnos
    4 lawyer answers

    First thing is to let your attorney know. They are obligated to straighten this out for you if that was all parties' understanding. It's possible that a motion can be filed to fix this but talk to your attorney about your options.

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  8. SEX OFFENSE ON CHILD

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Craig A. Epifanio
    2. David Richard Damore
    3. Don Waggoner
    4. Zachary Michael Ward
    4 lawyer answers

    He is likely facing a long period in prison and very possibly, life in prison. It would be advisable for both you and him to talk over these matters with an attorney.

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  9. What will happen

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Craig A. Epifanio
    2. Bryan Andrew Lober
    3. Frank Mascagni III
    3 lawyer answers

    It would be near impossible to tell you what is going to happen. There are way too many variables. Further, the charges could be anything from a misdemeanor, for small delivery of cannabis, all the way to trafficking in marijuana, where there are various mandatory minimum, starting with a 3-year all the way up to a 25 year mandatory minimum depending on the amounts. Needless to say, he needs representation immediately. Finally, do not discuss this case on this or any other forum as...

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  10. If someone throws another on the ground and is kicking them in the head and chest is it attempted manslaughter ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James Regan
    2. Joshua Eli Adams
    3. Craig A. Epifanio
    4. Joshua Sachs
    4 lawyer answers

    It is possible for it to be attempted manslaughter. Also, the others involved could also be charged and would probably be equally culpable. However, it is more likely that they would charge aggravated battery. That charge and attempted manslaughter are both second degree felonies and face up to 15 year prison. Even a person without any prior record "scores around 5-7 years prison, so this person accused of doing this needs an attorney immediately.

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