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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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  • I'm 19. I got caught shoplifting $170 dollars worth of merchandise from walmart in manatee County ,florida?

    im 19 , and I got caught. The police were called, they took me to jail for like 6 hours, then they said that i have to go to court. I dont know what to do,and what to expect . should I get a lawyer? I cant go to jail ;I'm in college .. I have drea...

    David’s Answer

    First of all you are a first time offender. Manatee county probation department runs a program called pre-trial diversion that you may qualify for and after approximately 6 months your case will get dropped by the state attorney if you complete all the terms and conditions. The $200 you are referring to is a civil penalty that the retailer is entitled to under Florida law. Try to scrape up the money to hire a lawyer.

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  • Can an officer arrest you for any crime without reading you your Miranda Rights?

    Arrested for a DIU without being read my rights.

    David’s Answer

    Yes an officer can arrest for DUI without reading you Miranda. Miranda applies when you are in custody and being interrogated. So if you were not read Miranda then possibly any answers you gave in response to questioning may be suppressed. However, don't count on the whole case being tossed. Consult with an experienced DUI lawyer quickly.

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  • I was arrested, but the charges were dropped. I want to get the newspaper that published my arrest to remove my name.

    I contacted them and received no response. I have the letter saying the state is not charging me. Is there a lawyer who can help me? I do not want to waste money and time, but I really want my name removed from the internet.

    David’s Answer

    Depending on the county you are lucky that only one mugshot is online. The fact that you were arrested is public record as is your mugshot. There is a procedure in place calling an expungement that would mandate the removal of your mugshot from the sheriffs website where your picture is located, but would not happen right away. Some of the mugshot websites will honor a notice of case action showing that no formal charges were filed while others will require a court order showing the case was expunged.

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