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

    I was at a friends house and was moving my truck. My flip flop got stuck on the axcelerator and I lost control of the truck and crashed into a neighbors concrete block driveway. I told the cop I had 3 beers but was not drunk. She did a field sobri...

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

    it was a sting operation and i was immediately terminated from my job.i have a sheduled hearing on july 30 and i dont know if i have to plead guilty or not.i dont want this to appear on my record for the rest of my life and jeopardize my job hunti...

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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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  • What does dhsmv code/dl class/fatality 606 e o n mean?

    My soon to be ex husband has a felony vop for driving on suspended license and this is on docket. What does it mean?

    AnneMarie’s Answer

    The best thing to do when someone has a suspended license is to get a copy of their COMPLETE driving record. That will help determine everything that is going on with his license. As for the codes listed on the docket, it could be internal. Once an attorney is on board and has all the discovery than the answer to this question may be much easier as the attorney will have all the necessary information available to explain in detail the codings etc.

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  • What happens if you violate probation that got transferred?

    I was put on probation for 2 felonies that occurred in Florida, and it was transferred to New Hampshire. I recently got a DWI, and my NH probation officer says he isn't violating me, and he isn't notifying Florida about it until the new DWI court ...

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    If Florida finds out that there has been probable cause that you committed a new law violation, such as DWI while on probation you will very likely be violated. If your probation has been terminated before a violation is submitted then you may be okay. If your probation officer is stating he isn't violating you, that is a good thing but I would be cautious of that as it is not common they just "don't violate you when you commit a new law violation" typically it is an automatic violation. If you are violated you will have to answer to the violation of probation charges in Florida. An attorney would be able to help you sort through the violation, work with the prosecutor and try to get you a bond for the violation of probation so you do not have to be in jail while the violation is pending. Under Florida law, you are not entitltled to a bond on a violation of probation, so it would be discretionary if you did have a bond. You definitely should seek the advice of an attorney in both Florida and NH to determine what is the best way to handle your cases.

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  • Should I get a personal attorney?

    I was recently charged with a DUI first offense. I am currently a medical student and worried that now I may not be able to get my medical license since I have a DUI on my record. I have spoken with a few friends and they said I may qualify for ...

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    You definitely should seek the advice of a private attorney. DUI charges can be one of the most complex areas of criminal law. Additionally, aside from just the criminal side of things there is an administrative side directly dealing with the DHSMV and your driving privileges. There can be many defenses potentially to your case and a private lawyer would be able to challenge the driver's license suspension for you with the DHSMV. Be careful taking advice from friends...everyone has their stories but each person's case can be so very different and an experienced DUI defense lawyer will be able to help you sort through the various ways to approach YOUR individual case. At the very least speak to some private lawyers before making any final decisions.

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  • I was given the advice to plead "no contest" to a speeding ticket. What does that mean and what are the implications?

    I recently got a speeding ticket on the 408. I have never in my life gotten a ticket. I was told to go to court and plead no contest so I don't get the points. I have a court date next week and have no idea what do or say to them.

    AnneMarie’s Answer

    I would recommend speaking to an experienced traffic lawyer before you enter any plea. As stated by other responses, stating no contest does not ensure you will not receive points or other sanctions I'm sure you are hoping to avoid. There may be legal defenses to your ticket that you could explore in court. Additionally, depending on the speed of the ticket you may be facing additional consquences outside of just a fine and points. Before you head to court speak with an experienced lawyer.

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  • I was stop by a police and did not sign a citation and went to jail but later got out about 4 hour later i just wanted to know

    will that stop me from geting a job on the school bus or nursing i was charge with failure to sign a citiation resist arrest without vilience

    AnneMarie’s Answer

    You may have possible defenses to these charges and should probably seek the advice of an attorney. You also may want to try to talk to someone that handles traffic matters, criminal traffic matters, and criminal matters so they can probably advise you from each step of your particular incident. A lawyer can ask more questions to determine what approach to your case is best and how to try to achieve a result that would have the least impact on your potential jobs. Criminal charges could have an impact on your jobs you choose to pursue but it ultimately depends on what path you take.

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  • If i have a first appearance arrest form do that mean i was in jail?or is this a warrant?it says original copy clerk of court

    i was not arrested on the date of the arrest form got picked up 12 months after the alleged incident

    AnneMarie’s Answer

    It sounds like there may have been an investigation of you by the Prosecutor's office who then made a formal charging decision against you who then issued the arrest warrant, also known as a capias. It is important you speak with a lawyer to review any and all documents and discuss with you all of your potential options.

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

    I was pulled over by Pasco Co Sheriff on 5/7/2012. I was not aware my lic was exp. i had at prior time gone to DMV to update address but i did not have cert cppy of adoption records for name change trail and have had rxtreme difficulty getting ce...

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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-client relationship and is my opinion only. Consult with a local attorney for additional advice

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  • How long does it take to get a discovery report for an arrest?

    I was arrested on april 28, 2010 of this year and i still havent heard news from my lawyer that they got it.... How long does the state have to write the discovery regarding my case? Could there be a chance it could be thrown out of court due to n...

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    Just because you were arrested it doesn't mean the discovery obligations on the part of the Prosecutor's office have triggered. Once the State Attorney's Office files formal charges (typically via a document called an Information) against you and your attorney has filed a demand for discovery THEN the 15 days from the date of the demand starts. Many defense attorneys will give the Prosecutors more than 15 days because they want to try to keep a good relationship with the Prosecutor when negotiating your case. I would suggest you contact your attorney to find out if they have received the discovery yet in your case.

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