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  • I recieved a ticket for driving with a suspended license. I got my license reinstated. What charges could i face?

    i paid all tickets.

    David’s Answer

    It depends on whether you have previous driving while license suspended charges in your past. In Florida if you accumulate three driving while license suspended charges in a five year period you will get classified as a habitual traffic offender which will cause you to lose your driver's license for 5 years.

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  • In Florida can an arrest be expunged subsequent to successful completion of a PTD? I heard an arrest record could only be sealed

    I am not guilty of the charge I was arrested for and would like to go to trial, however, I cannot afford to pay my attorney the additional expense. He doesn't really seem to care about my case and is always on vacation. I want him to get the prose...

    David’s Answer

    You can not seal or even expunge a case until the case is officially closed. I don't know the particular facts of your case, however in some counties you can expunge a case after officially completing the terms of the program. In certain counties the best you will be able to do is seal the case. Beware that the best you will be able to do if you are found not guilty after trial is to seal the case. So depending on whether you can expunge the case (assuming no other criminal history) you need to consider everything carefully.

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  • I have a speeding ticket. 67 in a45.. Do I still have to the speeding ticket fine if I attend and pass the driving school class

    I have never attended a driving class before

    David’s Answer

    Yes, under Florida law if you elect to complete a driver improvement school to keep the points off you still have to pay the ticket at the clerk's office. The fine doesn't go away if you elect traffic school. Contact the clerk of court in the county in which you received the violation for further details.

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  • Do I have to pay the speeding ticket fine if I attend and pass the Hillsborough Couhty, Florida traffic school

    I have never taken a class before

    David’s Answer

    Yes. Just because you elect traffic school doesn't mean you don't have to still pay the ticket. Electing traffic school allows you to get no points, it doesn't remove the requirement of paying the ticket. Contact the clerk of court in the county in which you received the ticket for additional information.

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  • I was just arrested in tampa, fl for solication to commit prosituation. what would be my punishment

    this is also my first time arrested in florida. im also in a 6 month rehab as we speak. i only have 3 months left so jail time is out of the question or i get kicked out of the program. would community service be an option. thank u]you

    David’s Answer

    It's possible, depending on your record, that you will be able to obtain a non-jail offer from the state attorney. They may be ok with community service and possibly a class or even a no return to the area in addition to possibly a fine. The fact that you are in rehab may help as a bargaining chip in negotiations.

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  • If I refused a breathalizer and got my first time dui, is there anyway not to have the mandatory 90 day suspension?

    I bumped into a car leaving a parking lot of a bar. However, I continued going and got pulled over and arrested for dui and hit & run. I thought I had passed the field test but then he officer asked me a question in which I couldn't understand b...

    David’s Answer

    Unfortunately, if you lose the formal review hearing you will be required to not drive for 90 days. There is no way around that. To the DMV its black and white, they don't take into account your family, that you have to drive for work, or anything else. During this 90 days of hard time you might want to complete DUI school and any recommended counseling.

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  • Am i being wrongfully charged?

    A few weeks ago a captain of the highway patrol came to my home telling me that I was under arrest for driving on an expired license but i was never stopped driving any vehicle he simply rung my doorbell and said "I saw you driving earlier". Does ...

    David’s Answer

    It's possible, although that isn't usually the way things happen. He now has to come to court and prove that you were the driver. If it was an FHP Captain I highly doubt that he has a video in his car. You should consult an attorney in your area to explore the exact facts of your case.

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  • How can I close a DUI charge being out the country?

    I've been out of the country for more than 5 years, and that charge was in August 2003 and it is still open.

    David’s Answer

    Is the case still pending, meaning the case was never resolved? Or did you plea to the charge and you are on probation but you did not complete all the terms of the probation. Depending on the county that your case is pending(and depending on whether the case is in VOP status) you may be able to hire a lawyer to get the state attorney to stipulate to return the case to the court document. In addition, your license may be suspended and if the warrant is set aside then your license may also be eligible for reinstatement.

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  • How can I get my criminal records being outside of the country?

    I must have criminal records in Broward and Dade.

    David’s Answer

    To acquire your criminal records and determine exactly what is in your past order your background at the link below. This is the official Florida Department of Law Enforcement link and NOT a third party. Then if all of your issues are in Broward and Dade then just call the clerk of court in those individual counties. I will attach link to their websites below.

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  • Can insurance company find out about a RD conviction if name spelled wrong and out of order on ticket?

    That is first name is last name, middle name first name, etc....

    David’s Answer

    Probably...because most convictions transmitted between the clerk and the DHSMV are done by driver license number and not by name.

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