James Kevin Hayslett’s Answers

James Kevin Hayslett

Clearwater DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. My 19 year old son was driving and his friend asked him to bring him to a store, my son waiting in car. it was robbery

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. David Richard Damore
    3. James Regan
    4. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately your Son scores mandatory state prison. With no prior record and presuming that he is under the age of 21 at the time of the change of plea he does qualify for a youthful offender downward departure. The big question would be whether not he can get the information of his lack of knowledge of the arm robberies to the state attorneys office and to get them to consider that in a sentence or in their charge. Your public defender will help your son through that process, I would also...

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  2. What kind of jail sentence is my family member realistically looking at for multiple felony offenses in Florida?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. Tracey Lyn Sticco
    3. Mark H Randall
    4. David Richard Damore
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    There are two areas to discuss. First, all cases are controlled by the Florida sentencing guidelines . It's a system made up of points based upon priors and the new charge and their numerical point value. The most problematic is the Agg assault with a firearm that carries a MANDATORY 3 year in Florida State prison. The felony drug charge is a lower level it is the firearm component that is the most damaging. Of course the sentence could be up to the statutory maximum which is not likely....

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  3. Jail Time/ Plea for Grand Theft Felony Third Degree First Time, $375.00

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. Lori Doganiero Palmieri
    3. Bryce Aric Fetter
    4. Mark H Randall
    5. Joshua Eli Adams
    5 lawyer answers

    You'd be an excellent candidate for PTI. PTI stands for pretrial intervention program. You're required to make an application to enter the program and I would advise you to have a lawyer assist you in that process. Once in the program you'd be required to do community service maybe other additional requirements plus pay a monitoring cost. If you successfully complete the program your case is dismissed.

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  4. When should I hire a lawyer for my DUI case?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. Brian Chase
    3. Craig S Orent
    4. David E Ledyard
    5. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    There are three reasons to hire an experienced DUI lawyer: 1) to increase the odds of your case being dismissed or reduced to a lesser charge. 2) to navigate you through the system 3) to share with you his acuminate of knowledge of the accurate number of years here/ she has practiced DUI defense to make the entire process as stress-free and productive for you as here she can. There's an old expression that says you'll miss a 100% of the shots you never take. I can't tell you the amount of...

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  5. I was arrested for a DUI after hitting a curb last night. My BAC was a 0.08. I have no prior record

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. Eric Paul Ganci
    3. Mark K Rosenfeld
    4. Keith G Langer
    5. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
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    It is important that you hire a lawyer that is familiar with the prosecutor and the court. Many times you pay for the experience and contacts the lawyer has with the prosecuting attorney and the Judge. It's important that you explain to the lawyer you hire all of the above information so that it may assist you in your defense.

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  6. Can I sue the police department and the Prosecutor's office for false arrest?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. Mark Timothy Conan
    3. James Regan
    4. Joseph Julius Registrato
    5. Eugene Bullard Nichols
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    The answer is yes you can. These cases are typically difficult. However, the fact situation that you indicate may make this case an exception to the rule. The standard is whether or not law-enforcement had probable cause to make an arrest. Also understand that law-enforcement have qualified immunity from these types of civil lawsuits. My firm handles these types of cases feel free to give me a call at one 800 law 5655 to gather more information.

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  7. My ex byfriend was arrested for burglary of D/ assult battery, harassing telephone call, false inprisonment.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. Bryce Aric Fetter
    3. John Skyler Riordan
    4. Mark H Randall
    4 lawyer answers

    No. The no contact order me cannot have or initiate contact with you. Sent is the one that is out on bond or pretrial release the court has jurisdiction over him through the the pending criminal case. Remember that a restraining order is a civil order and a no contact order is a condition of his bond or pretrial release. You can have contact with him or initiate contact with him and it will not have any legal effect on you provided there is no restraining order against you from him. I'm not...

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  8. I was arrested for DUI. This is my first offense. Do I need a lawyer or can I go to court and plead guilty on my own?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. John Skyler Riordan
    3. Michael James Orlando
    4. Monica Denise Shepard
    5. David Richard Damore
    5 lawyer answers

    Absolutely you need a lawyer on your DUI charge. many times and experience DUI lawyer can get your case dismissed or reduced even if the fact pattern looks dismal at the onset. You have the administrative suspension to deal with and also the criminal charge. Remember a DUI conviction in Florida stays on your record for 75 years and cannot be sealed or expunged. Do yourself a favor and hire an experienced DUI defense lawyer.

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  9. If I file a continuance for my case is there any way to regain right to speedy trial?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. Bryce Aric Fetter
    3. Spencer Rhodes
    4. David Richard Damore
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    Yes. In Florida even if you waive your right to a speedy trial you always have the ability to demand a speedy trial. If you demand a speedy trial your trial must commence within 60 days from the demand. There are some tricky rules in regards to discovery and witnesses that come with your demand. Before you make a demand for speedy trial pro se, on your own I would highly recommend that you consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer in your town. Good luck

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  10. Hi, I was arrested for a DUI in florida. I hit a security camera pole. I blew .153 at the station

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    3. Javier E Morales
    4. Dalia Rasha Kejbou
    4 lawyer answers

    All the DUI fact pattern you presented would be a misdemeanor in the state of Florida and not a felony. The difference between a felony and misdemeanor is considerable when it comes to immigration issues. I would contact an immigration attorney in Florida as well as a DUI defense lawyer since you have two separate issues. Although I'm not an immigration attorney it's been my experience in my DUI practice that a misdemeanor DUI has a much less greater effect on your status than a felony or a...

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