Joseph Cerino’s Answers

Joseph Cerino

Fort Myers Family Law Attorney.

Contributor Level 10
  1. Can a felony case be reopened after nole contedre and expunged?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Jason Michael Reid
    2. Joseph Cerino
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    3 lawyer answers

    By PTD, do you mean Pretrial Diversion and the case was dropped? Or did you plea nolo contendre (no contest) and get probation and a withhold of adjudication? Either way, the answer to your question is no.

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  2. Was my 4th Amendment right breached during a routine traffic stop? And if so, can my case be thrown out?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Brenda A Drake
    2. Joseph Cerino
    3. William A. Jones Jr.
    4. Martin Golab White
    5. Alexander Mchenry Memmen
    5 lawyer answers

    Sounds like you may have a good motion to suppress. Consult with a local criminal defense attorney immediately.

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  3. When a company does a criminal background check, would a misdemeanor battery charge be on there if its not a felony charge?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Ricardo Rivera
    2. Craig A. Epifanio
    3. Joseph Cerino
    4. David S Katz
    5. William David Umansky
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    A background check will usually catch a misdemeanor. An expungement would be beneficial. Contact a local criminal defense attorney for an initial consultation. Only some records are eligible foe sealing and/or expungement.

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  4. What happens at a VOP Revocation Hearing in Lee County? Is fate decided right then?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Joseph Cerino
    2. Michael Maz Raheb
    3. Dean George Tsourakis
    4. Justin Gary Hausler
    5. Spencer Alan Cordell
    5 lawyer answers

    If this is your first court date since being arrested you will probably get a continuance if you ask. You should schedule a consultation with a local attorney as soon as possible. It's always better to go into court with an attorney.

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  5. I'm on Community Control with the Florida Department of Corrections.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Arthur Brian Brandt
    2. George C. Mangrum
    3. Joseph Cerino
    4. Michael Maz Raheb
    4 lawyer answers

    Continue to abide by your community control and try to finish up all outstanding requirements. Consult with a local attorney as soon as possible.

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  6. Modification of time sharing and child support

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph Cerino
    2. Marian Audrey Lindquist
    3. Regina Powers Hunter
    4. Robert M Chambers
    5. Daniel A. Bachert
    5 lawyer answers

    The child support may be modified even if the judge does not grant the modification of time sharing. If your income went up $25K, it sounds like you have a substantial change in circumstances which may result in your child support being raised. I must respectfully disagree with my colleague regarding the standard for child support being need and ability to pay. That is the standard for spousal support. Child support is based on statutory guidelines that takes into account both of your incomes.

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  7. How long after an accident involving drinking and driving can they arrest you?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Christopher Robert Dillingham II
    2. Michael Adam Haber
    3. Joseph Cerino
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the above answer. Sometimes an arrest can happen several months after the accident while the police wait for blood and/or urine test results. Consult with a local experienced criminal defense attorney ASAP. Do not discuss the facts of the case in a public forum such as this.

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  8. Sentence/Probation Revoked

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Joseph Cerino
    2. Christopher Robert Dillingham II
    3. Matthew Ryan Gunter
    4. Michael Maz Raheb
    5. Alberto Marino Quirantes Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    Sounds like he is, unless he had a lot of credit for time served.

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  9. OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE-FALSELY IDENTIFY SELF TO LAW-ENFORCEMENT

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Joseph Cerino
    2. Michael Adam Haber
    3. Miguel Amador
    4. Alberto Marino Quirantes Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    A probation violation, with a new charge, is a serious problem. Your girlfriend should consult with a local criminal defense attorney ASAP.

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  10. Hit and run

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Joseph Cerino
    2. Tami Lane Augen
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3 lawyer answers

    Talk to a lawyer ASAP and stop posting about the facts of your case on a public forum.

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