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James Kevin Hayslett

Clearwater DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. My husband's license has been suspended for 3 yrs for an alleged DUI. There are descrepancies in the police report, such as he

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. Garry Lee Potts
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    3 lawyer answers

    I know your husband is grateful for your concern for his case but it is his case. It's impossible in this forum to adequately evaluate the potential outcome at trail however let me try. First I'm confident that husband's public defender waived speedy trial so that's not an issue. Second the fact that one of his former lawyers was arrested for DUI is not material to your husbands trial or defenses. The fact pattern you present suggests that the credibility of the arresting officer could be...

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  2. How long do they have to get blood test results?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. Nicholas Lubchenco
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    4. William Alton Young Jr.
    5. Rhidian David Watson Orr
    5 lawyer answers

    I've seen cases unfortunately where it took six months to get the blood results. Speak to your lawyer about your speedy trial rights.

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  3. Need advice

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. Michael Steven Clark
    3. Christopher A Swaby
    4. Gary A Kester
    4 lawyer answers

    It's always hard in this forum to answer questions blindly. I understand that your public defender is indicated that you don't have any defenses but to the experienced DUI defense lawyers on the site that's not always the case. Likewise it's hard to advise you on which option to take where there may be another option that you're not aware of. I would recommend that you go back to your public defender and go through the file to see if there's anything else that might be available to you and...

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  4. Can you get your license back without attending DUI classes.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. George B. O'Neill
    3. Mark K Rosenfeld
    4. Shawn Michael Haggerty
    5. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    5 lawyer answers

    Typically the answer is no. The division of motor vehicles controls the status of your license and if you don't complete DUI school they will hold you in an expired/revoked mode until you complete the class and show them proof.

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  5. How do I get my mugshots off of Google...

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. Robert Edward Heyman
    3. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    4. Maurice N Ross
    4 lawyer answers

    If you go to the mugshots website there is some information on how to send them a copy of the order expired junior record. Once they receive it they'll take it off their website usually in 24 to 72 hours although I've had some cases that took as long as 2 to 3 weeks.

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  6. If on felony probation and enrolled in school full time do you have to have a job?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. John Skyler Riordan
    3. Michael James Orlando
    4. Anthony Biagio Rickman
    5. Lori Doganiero Palmieri
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    In HillsboroughCounty where your case is currently set most judges require you to either be a full-time student or have a full time job or a combination of the two. So yes a full time student status qualifies for probation purposes.

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  7. Husband was recently charged with dealing in stolen property... his first felony. What is he looking at?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. John Skyler Riordan
    3. Carolyn Capri Garber
    3 lawyer answers

    Well the potential problem is that DSP is a 2nd degree felony and carries a mandatory adjudication- making him a convicted felon. He really needs good counsel to attempt to get the charge amended or reduced so he is not a felon. If that occurs he scores probation. The addiction to painkillers may be a mitigating factor to get drug counseling and a reduced sentence.

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  8. Can Florida community control with bracelet be transferred to Georgia?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. David Richard Damore
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    3 lawyer answers

    Typically the answer is no especially if you are on active Monitoring status. Anytime you want to change the jurisdiction of your probation probation you must go through the department of corrections and fill out the appropriate paperwork. Usually you cannot have your probation transferred to another state unless you were adjudicated guilty of the offense. I would recommend that you speak to your probation officer or their supervisor they are in the best position to tell you whether or not...

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  9. The charges of a DUI against my husband have been dropped after 3 long years. However, this county is saying that he needs to

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. Amir A. Ladan
    3. Corey Ira Cohen
    3 lawyer answers

    An arrest for DUI involves 2 separate and distinct paths. The first is the criminal side which involves going to court, appearing in front of a judge and requiring the prosecution to prove you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The second is the administrative portion. If you blow above a .08 or refuse a breath, blood or urine test your license is suspended; 6 months for a .08 or higher and 1 year for a refusal (For a first time DUI arrest). My guess is that your husband took no action to...

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  10. My 18 year old son was stopped and taken to jail at 2am for dui I have no idea what what to expect.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Timothy F. Sullivan
    2. James Kevin Hayslett
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    4. Steven Douglas Knittle
    5. Robert G. Whittel
    5 lawyer answers

    I would recommend that you contact several lawyers in your area that specialize in DUI defense. Although $300 a week may allow you to retain the most expensive or experienced counsel there are plenty of recent former public defenders or Assistant State attorneys that would take on your sons case for your proposed amount. Sometimes those lawyers still have close ties with the prosecutors that will be handling your son's case which will aid in getting a reduction.

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