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Annemarie Rose Rizzo

Sarasota DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Can the state [Florida} bring into question a defendant's criminal background, if he or she decides to testify at their trial?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Nick Jay Dorsten
    2. David Christopher Hardy
    3. Larry Thomas McMillan
    4. Annemarie Rose Rizzo
    5. Joseph Julius Registrato
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    Depending on your charge they may attempt to bring in other evidence of crimes as well. My colleagues are correct for felonies and crimes of dishonesty but also they may be able to bring in other prior bad acts under a legal doctrine called "Williams Rule" evidence. The Prosecutor must give you notice if their intent to do this. This can be very complicated so speaking with a lawyer is very important. Visit www.fightyourcase.com.

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  2. Do I have a case to drop my dui charges even if I plead guilty and refused the breathalizer?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Annemarie Rose Rizzo
    2. Robert Jason De Groot
    3. Sarah Lynn White
    4. Michael Scott Herring
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    If you have already pled guilty it may be difficult to fight anything at this point. You would need to have an attorney withdraw your plea of guilty in order to challenge the DUI and any legal aspects of the charge. In order to withdraw your guilty plea there will have to be certain legal criteria that will need to be met. You will definitely need the assistance of an attorney to do this and to discuss with you if it is worth it in the long run.

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  3. Where can i get a free service of a lawyer here in melbourne,fl?a have a misdemeanor charge of selling alcohol to minor

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Annemarie Rose Rizzo
    2. Jeffrey David Boston
    3. John Skyler Riordan
    4. Perry L. Cameron Jr.
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    If you can't afford the services of a lawyer then when you go to court you will want to request a public defender. At that time the court will allow you to fill out an application to determine if you are elgible for a public defender. If you are concerned about jobs etc you will definitely want to seek the advice of an attorney before you enter any pleas. Do not just plea in court on your first day unless ALL of your questions have been answered.

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  4. On a first offense hit and run felony,dwl misdemeanor,dui misdemeanor could i possibly get probation and fines or community hour

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. David Ashley Haenel
    2. Annemarie Rose Rizzo
    3. David Richard Damore
    4. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
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    Probation will definitely be part of any sentence you receive for those types of charges if ultimately convicted of those charges. However, with those types of charges it is possible there will be imprisonment followed by a probation term to complete mandatory punishments by law. There are many defenses available to these types of charges and I highly recommend you contact an experiences DUI/criminal traffic lawyer in order to discuss the specific facts of your case, defense strategies and what...

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  5. In need of a criminal lawyer, to handle driving on suspended due to a dui I received in Naples Fl pled to down to reckless.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Annemarie Rose Rizzo
    2. David S Katz
    3. Joseph Patrick Vredevelt
    4. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
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    You should definitely seek the advice of counsel on this matter. Did you also receive the driving on a suspended license charge in Naples as well? As a criminal defense attorney that practices statewide most jurisdictions will seek jail time when you are alleged to be driving on a suspended license when the basis of the suspension was originally for a DUI. This can be negotiated and is not required by law. However, this may be the reason you are having a hard time with being able to find...

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  6. How should i pleD @ arraignment hearing for first charge of driving w expired DL more than 4 mos?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Annemarie Rose Rizzo
    2. Michael Leonard Mastrogiovanni
    3. Craig A. Epifanio
    4. John Skyler Riordan
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    It is always best to seek the advice of an attorney prior to entering an type of plea. The arraignment is the formal reading of the charges. At the arraignment it isn't a time for you to explain your situation. The Judge will give you an opportunity to say guilty or not guilty. It is probably best to plea not guilty and then seek the advice of an attorney to discuss the potential defenses and any mitigation in your case to present to the Prosecutor. This is not intended to be an attorney-...

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  7. What type of penalties am i looking at for blowing a .178 and .181?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Robert David Malove
    2. Antonio Gonzalo Jimenez
    3. Annemarie Rose Rizzo
    4. Matthew Phillip Konecky
    5. Bhavik G Patel
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    Provided this is your first offense you will be facing a 6 month administrative suspension. On the criminal side of things you will be looking at a minimum: DUI school with any recommended treatment, the victim impact panel, 50 hours community service, $1000 fine, 6 month license revocation, 6 month ignition interlock device, 10 day immobilization of you vehicle. You are placed on probation for no more than 12 months.

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  8. I'm entered in the pre trial diversion program my court date is may 10 my cosmetic surgery is June 7 for tummy tuck and lipo doI

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Annemarie Rose Rizzo
    2. William David Umansky
    3. Michael R Crosner
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    If you hire an attorney they may be able to appear on your behalf or get the date delayed.

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  9. Can I drive an U-Haul on a Business Purpose Only BPO License?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Bryce Aric Fetter
    2. Michael L Morgan
    3. Jonathan Burton Blecher
    4. Annemarie Rose Rizzo
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    I would agree with the others. Moving would likely fall under a necessity to maintain life and shelter. You should be okay.

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  10. What are the statue of limitations for a Nolle Prossed in a Florida criminal case.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Amir A. Ladan
    2. William David Umansky
    3. Annemarie Rose Rizzo
    4. Jason Hendly Cromey
    5. Michael R Crosner
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    Is your question how long after the state nolle prossed your case would it be until they are no longer ever allowed to prosecute you for that offense? If that is the case then that is a complicated question depending on the charge and procedurally what happened with your case prior to the case being nolle prossed. If you have other questions visit www.fightyourcase.com for answers.

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