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James Kevin Hayslett

Clearwater DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. An officer’s signed Affidavit charging me with DUI list the driver as someone other than myself, is this grounds for dismissal?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. Forest Dean Morgan
    3. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    4. David Richard Damore
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    It may not be a basis to have the case dismissed. It will however be an appropriate basis to challenge the credibility and observation skills the police officer.

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  2. If i have a "plea/sentencing" hearing but havent pled yet can i plead not guilty

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. Christopher Gerard Frey
    3. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    4. Scott C. Buerkle
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    You can inform the court that you wish to maintain your not guilty plea and contest the charges at any point before entering a plea.

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  3. Do I have to pay my co-defendant's restitution in FL?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. Heather Morcroft
    3. John Skyler Riordan
    4. Steven Douglas Knittle
    5. Carolyn Capri Garber
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    The restitution statute in Florida uses the language joint and several liability. This means if there are one or 10 codefendants each codefendant is responsible for the amount in the entirety. The fact that the restitution amount has not been paid in full even though you paid your portion can be the basis for a violation of probation. However, most judges are pragmatic they will give you additional time to pay the amount or hold the other codefendant responsible for an accelerated payment...

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  4. Good caselaw that favors the defendant in constructive possession cases.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. M Elizabeth Gunn
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
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    Probably the easiest tool for a non-lawyer to use would be Fastcase. It is a application both on the computer and on your iPhone. But giving you good constructive possession cases Is like giving a flight manual to someone who's never flown an F-16 before. You may have all the right materials but making it work for you when it needs to save your record is another thing. Do yourself a favor and hired experienced criminal defense lawyer who handles constructive possession cases every day.

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  5. Can I expunge my DWAI conviction?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    4. Michael J Palumbo
    5. John A. Fitzgerald
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    This is not a charge that can be expunged at the current time.

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  6. I'm on probation for a dui misdemeanor will I be able to travel to cancun, mexico for vacation

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. Ellis B. Klein
    3. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
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    Typically there are no travel restrictions on misdemeanor probation. However, if you have a DUI conviction it makes traveling to certain countries, like Canada difficult. I would contact an immigration attorney.

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  7. The University I attend has made a claim that if a student is caught underage drinking they will call your parents. Legal?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    3. Ted Harvatin
    4. Alexandria Broughton Skinner
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    Typically universities are allowed to contact your parents for criminal offenses that take place on campus. As for whether or not they can take away your ticket privileges it should be written in your student handbook under alcohol-related offenses.

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  8. In Scottsdale, AZ, if you get pulled over for a suspected DUI, are you legally required to allow the officer to draw blood?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. Craig S Orent
    3. Howard A Snader
    4. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    DUI laws from state to state differ. I would rely on the counsel from an Arizona experienced DUI defense lawyer.

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  9. I have FL DL, convicted of DUI in KY, 1st offense. KY suspended license for 120 days. I need hardship in FL, whats required?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. James Lawrence Magazine
    3. David S Katz
    4. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    5. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
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    My office is in Clearwater and I do with the DMV on hardship license issues every day. What you call me for a free consultation at 727-443-1562.

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  10. Can someone who was not called by the state walk in to a criminal trial and say "I want to testify about what I know of this

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. Bryce Aric Fetter
    3. John Matthew Leace
    4. Sean Keith McQuaid
    5. Regina Powers Hunter
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    Unfortunately no. First of all you would have to be on someone's witness list either the states or the defenses. Additionally one of the lawyers would have to call you as a witness. Even though it would make a Perry Mason moment a witness cannot come from the gallery walk into the court room and Demand to testify even if it's in the interest of justice.

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