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  • How can I reduce the fine of my speeding ticket from Georgia?

    While on vacation, in a rental car, we received a speeding ticket in Liberty, Georgia on 95S. The officer claimed we were at 95, but the driver claims between 85-88. The fine is extremely high, as well as the added Super Speeder. We both work for ...

    AnneMarie’s Answer

    Definitely agree with my peers about speaking with a lawyer in GA for the fine aspect of the ticket but also be aware of the potential consequences on your FL DL as well. Speeding tickets in another state will still appear on your FL DL. You want to make sure the points do not transfer back to your FL DL.

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

    I was charged with a DUI in broward county and in the police report it states i blew a .178 and a .181. The ticket does not have any offense checked nor does it have the BAL. I have lost the DMV hearing which from the research i have done is prett...

    AnneMarie’s Answer

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

    I'm moving this weekend to a new apartment and would like to know if this is permitted under BPO?

    AnneMarie’s Answer

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

    This was an internet message case that had no witness or evidence.

    AnneMarie’s Answer

    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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  • 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

    Need to cancell

    AnneMarie’s Answer

    If you hire an attorney they may be able to appear on your behalf or get the date delayed.

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  • Can I get my driver's license with a misdemeanor?

    I am 15 and was charged with a misdemeanor for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. Will I still be able to get my driver's license when I turn 16?

    AnneMarie’s Answer

    This can be a very complicated answer as it depends ultimately on how your case is charged and ultimately resolved. Typically if convicted of a possession of marijuana charge you would be under a suspension for 2 years and may be eligible for a hardship. Your situation is much more unique in that you are a juvenile. Finally, the issuing of a license can be at the sole discretion of the DMV. If you have no criminal history a lawyer should be able help you avoid a conviction. You definitely want to speak with a lawyer who could also confirm with the DMV as to any ramifications to your driving privileges.

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

    My trial is set for the next couple months. I want to take the stand. I am told that if I do,The State will bring up my past record and the jury will be able to hear it and that they will hold it against me

    AnneMarie’s Answer

    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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  • 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.

    I have moved to Shanghia China for work and this still not taken care of. I would like to plead absentia with the help of a local attorney, but am having no luck. I am not sure why this can not be handled through an attorney, with fines and fees. ...

    AnneMarie’s Answer

    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 someone that will allow you to plea in absentia. It is possible to convince the Prosecutor to avoid the jail time but it will depend on the specific facts of your case. Also, are you still on probation? If so, this could also dramatically impact your ability to plea in absentia. I strongly encourage you to speak to someone that handles these specific matters as soon as you can.

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

    dui

    AnneMarie’s Answer

    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 your best options are. Do not wait too long as some crucial evidence in your case can be preserved by your lawyer before it gets destroyed that could help your case.

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