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Jason Michael Reid

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  • Vehicle accident in December. Extricated from car with jaws of life taken to hospital. 4 month later arrested for DUI.

    Car accident victim swerved to avoid hitting a deer ending up rolling his car. He had a drink but not an excessive amount. He is a responsible young man (31yo). He needed the jaws of life and taken to the hospital. After 4 months the police ca...

    Jason’s Answer

    They may have had to obtain the medical blood from the hospital, that can take several months sometimes.

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  • How do I begin pressing criminal charges on a false drunk driving statement made against me?

    The charges were made by my children's school on 2 separate occasions. The first date was Dec 16,2014 after leaving an IEP meeting in which my husband and advocate were both there with me and I had been sick with the flu that week. The 2nd date ...

    Jason’s Answer

    If they reasonably believed you were driving drunk, it's not a crime. If they knowingly made a false report to the police, that would be for law enforcement to press charges. Talk to a civil litigation attorney about any remedies you may have.

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  • Can a judge change my sentence ?

    i went to court last week for early termination on house arrest and the judge denied it and said to come back on June 26 , but my house arrest ends on June 16 , so does that means shes giving me more time on house arrest or what ? ( i already sign...

    Jason’s Answer

    Is this a violation of probation case? Once the affidavit of violation is filed, probation/Community control is paused for length of time purposes, but not for completing conditions, as in you should still act as is if you're on probation. However, if this is a new law case, I would look to the above answers.

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  • Will a Sealed Felony show up on a Federal Background Check?

    Sealed by the state of Florida 12 years ago.

    Jason’s Answer

    Military, FBI, CIA etc. can access all records. It is still good policy to disclose expunged and sealed records, the Florida Bar requires such disclosure. If your record was sealed, an arrest record still exists, if your arrest record was expunged. FDLE would still have record of it. Cursory background checks would not find it, but entities with access to FDLE could still find it.

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  • Is there a maximum sentence for tampering with a witness?

    is it normal for someone to get a sentence for 30 years for so-called "Tampering with a witness?" No audio, no video just another person's word.

    Jason’s Answer

    Tampering with a witness is a charge that has. A maximum penalty determined by the underlying offense in which the witness came from. If the person guy 30 years for tampering with the witness this could be a possible by life or greater offense.

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  • I have no money and was denied a lawyer (Denied 6th Amendment rights) what can I do next?

    The judge took away my public defender even after I documented that I cannot afford a lawyer. Everything went bad after I asked the public defender about my missing VA medications from car and the conflicting statements from the detectives paperwo...

    Jason’s Answer

    You likely can get 3 quotes from attorneys, and if you cannot afford them, the court may appoint a public defender.

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  • Are their any penalties for not reinstating my florida drivers license? even if I paid my traffic fines.

    I am out of the state for the next few months for work. My license was suspended for late payment of my traffic fines. All of my fines are paid. I called the dmv and they said I have to go in person to reinstate my license, but I cant. Will I be p...

    Jason’s Answer

    You will be able to get a new DL when you return to FL.

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  • I'm not sure if I need a lawyer as I am suspecting elder abuse of my elderly mother by two people she calls her "caretakers."

    My elderly mother is currently living with a husband and wife duo who are drinking alcohol on a nightly basis with her and who I suspect of using her to pay their daily bills. I've got suspicions after her taking a paid trip with them to Hawaii ...

    Jason’s Answer

    You should contact law enforcement, not an attorney.

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  • Should I early terminate my probation

    was originally on 4 years of probation I violated probation 2 months in with a dirty UA for marijuana I spent 60 days in jail " they adjudicated me" and my probation was modified to a 2 years 7-7 curfew and 2 years reg I've completed the 7-7 part ...

    Jason’s Answer

    If the judge did not give you a specific amount of probation you must complete before he would grant the motion, or if you completed that time, you should file. The law allows you to file for early termination on day 1, but if the judge gave you an amount of time you must complete, the judge can simply deny your motion to give his decree force. Hire an attorney so your motion will have the best chance of success.

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  • Can case be reopended?

    son got 40 years for robbery. felt sentencing was to much. can case be reopended to get sentence reduced? he has already done about 19 years.

    Jason’s Answer

    I agree with the above answers but would add that if there is DNA evidence that wasn't present at the time of the original sentencing, a case may be readdressed. Check out the Innocence Project.

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