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Ricardo Rivera

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  • Im on felony probation . Does alcohol show up on a drug test ?

    Felony probation

    Ricardo’s Answer

    It depends on whether they are testing for it. If you are not allowed to consume alcohol then you should not consume alcohol unless you want to be violated. Alcohol stays in your system for hours so if you consumed alcohol the night before and go to test in the morning there might still be alcohol in your system depending on how much you consumed the night before. Better to be safe than sorry and not consume even if you are allowed.

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  • I was arrested while sitting in my car, in front of my home, while waiting for police after calling 911 for domestic violence

    I was waiting for the police to arrive after I called 911 for domestic violence. I was not convicted of DUI, I was given a Nolle Prossequi. In August of 2012, I went to have my license reinstated and was told I would have to enroll in DUI school t...

    Ricardo’s Answer

    If you had an attorney this should have been explained to you. If your license was suspended for blowing over the legal limit or for refusing testing the DMV suspends your license (unless you request and win your hearing). In order to get your license back you must at least be signed up for DUI school. It does not matter what happens with the criminal case, once you have signed up for DUI school they will require you to complete it or they will suspend your license.

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  • How do you go about getting charges dropped ?

    My son was charged with Burglary of an occupied dwelling with assault, now the girl that pressed the charges wants to drop the charges. Is that possible and how does she og about doing that ?

    Ricardo’s Answer

    If your son is not represented he needs to retain an attorney to help convince the state that they should not move forward with the prosecution. We handle cases in the Tampa Bay area and would be happy to assist your son. If you are interested in our services please give me a call.

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  • Can i be convicted of refusing to blow a breathalizer if my lisence is expired?

    i was aressted for a dui &refusing to blow,but i wasn't driving the car i was in,an the dui was droped,but they still charged me with refusing,and i accepted the plea deal for refusing.should i have accepted?

    Ricardo’s Answer

    This would have been something to discuss with your attorney before you pled; however, I will attempt to answer now. If your license has previously been suspended for refusing to submit to testing, then yes you can be convicted of a criminal misdemeanor for refusing to submit to testing. Any potential defenses to the charge should have been discussed prior to resolving the case.

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  • Charged with 1 felony on fraudulent invoices 180000 the whole amount and circunstances of my arrest are not true

    advised only to pay restitution he has not tried to negotiiate with ass.state attorney. Pre trial hearing coming in 10 days..nedd to postponed and get another attorney.he has no defence case for me. how can i get extention of my hearing .and ano...

    Ricardo’s Answer

    You have the right to fire your attorney and hire another attorney if you are not satisfied. Your new attorney could file a substitution of counsel and take over the representation. Your question does not tell us how old the case is or how many prior court dates you have had and naturally that is a big consideration for any new lawyer that you might seek to hire. You need to interview other attorneys regarding taking over your case. Our office handles matters in the Tampa Bay area and we would be happy to discuss your situation if you call.

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  • Will Florida extradite on a grand theft from New York

    I am on community control in Hernando county Florida I just violated the original charge is grand theft I was put on felony probation violated I am now thinking of going to New York will Florida extradite

    Ricardo’s Answer

    No one can give you a definitive answer; however, I suspect that Florida would have you extradited on a Felony charge. I would advise you to consult with a local attorney that can help you with the violation. Running from the problem will only make things worse once you are caught.

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  • How do I have a criminal charge expunged?

    in 2010 I was sentenced with a felony theft. Adjudication was withheld and i plead no contest. the charges were felony theft, resisting a merchant and battery. Is this something that the state of florida would seal lor expunge?

    Ricardo’s Answer

    Charges do not automatically get sealed or expunged. This is a process for which you must apply. Our office handles hundreds of these types of cases each year and we would be happy to give you a free consultation to advise you whether you are eligible.

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  • HI MY NAME IS CLAUDIA I HAVE A LOVE ONE IN THE KROME FOR RECORDS IN HIS PAST, WAS THE POSIBILITIES THAT HE HAS?

    POSITION OF COCAIN AND MARIJUANA IN HIS PAST.

    Ricardo’s Answer

    I have no idea what your asking. Krome? never heard of it.

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  • Pedophile?

    Is a woman 30-40+ years old that dates a young man 18, 19, 20 years a sex offender? I'm curious because of all the Cougars, I just want to know.

    Ricardo’s Answer

    18 years old is the age of consent. An 18 year old can date anyone who is at least 18.

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  • FORMER DEPUTY SHERIFF ARRESTED FOR DUI DID NOT SUBMIT TO BREATH TEST OR FIELD TEST . CHANCES OF DISMISSAL OR WHAT SHOULD I DO

    DID NOT SUBMIT TO ANY TESTS.....A PASSENGER WITH ME HAD AON OPEN BEER CAN THEY WROTE ME A WARNING FOR SPEEDING AND OPEN CONTAINER IN MY CAR. I DO NOT HAVE A RECORD. THE ARRESTING OFFICER WAS ONE I DID WORK WITH AT THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE WHEN I WAS A...

    Ricardo’s Answer

    You need to hire a lawyer to represent you ASAP. You have 10 days from the date of your arrest to challenge the suspension of your license and you need to hire an attorney to handle that for you. Your attorney will discuss the specific facts and craft a defense for you.

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