Andrew Vincent Coviello Jr.’s Answers

Andrew Vincent Coviello Jr.

Land O Lakes Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. IF A COP STOPS ME AND LIES THAT HE SMELLS ALCOHOL OR DRUGS & ASKS ME TO STEP OUT OF THE CAR TO PAT ME DOWN, COULDN'T ..

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Richard Earl Hornsby
    2. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    3. Jonathan Matthew Witt
    4. Andrew Vincent Coviello Jr.
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    Most LEOs are honest, however, as with any segment of society, some are not. Additionally, in court, the judge has the discretion to view LEO credibility higher than that of yours. That being said, if an officer states that s/he smells alcohol or drugs, they will likely be deemed to have reasonable suspicion, and they will be able to search you regardless of your consent. As a general rule of thumb, if LEOs "ask" you something, you may politely refuse and ask if you can leave. If you are...

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  2. IS THERE ANY (Felony Drug Diversion Programs for Possession "Intent to Sell")? PROBATION?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph Julius Registrato
    2. William David Umansky
    3. William A. Jones Jr.
    4. Jonathan Hackworth
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    Intent to Sell as well as Trafficking offenses are typically precluded from Drug Intervention Programs, however, since you have no prior criminal convictions, you may be able to have your charges amended down to possession and then you would be able to benefit from an intervention program and possibly avoid a conviction. There are a number of ways to possibly achieve this, some of which you should only discuss in the privacy of your attorney's office. You should definitely consult a local...

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  3. NEED HELP WITH THE FLORIDA CRIMINAL PUNISHMENT CODE?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. George C. Mangrum
    2. Michael Adam Haber
    3. Andrew Vincent Coviello Jr.
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    http://www.dc.state.fl.us/pub/sen_cpcm/index.html is the Link to the Florida Department of Corrections Criminal Score Sheet Preparation Manual. *Be advised* You should retain an attorney who has calculated and reviewed score sheets before! A manual made available to the public is no substitute to an experienced criminal law attorney.

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  4. Should I consider preparing my own Irrevocable or Living Trust document on line?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Carol Anne Johnson
    2. Michael Leo Potter
    3. Andrew Vincent Coviello Jr.
    4. Charles Adam Shultz
    5. Ruth Elaine McMahon
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    You should seek legal counsel from a competent Estate Planning Attorney in your area. Your situation calls for an attorney who will pay far more attention to your specific legal needs than a "fill in the blanks" form from OfficeMax or Legalzoom. I would suggest that you seek out an attorney who is also a CPA, for you have multiple options, many of which if not all, have a number of tax implications.

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  5. IN FL WHEN BEING STOPPED BY A COP IS IT ILLEGAL TO NOT SHOW YOUR LICENSE OR REGISTRATION, RATHER GIVE YOUR NAME /ADDRESS ORALLY?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Charles McGinn
    2. Michael Adam Haber
    3. Jonathan Matthew Witt
    4. Bryce Aric Fetter
    5. Mark H Randall
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    In Florida when stopped by police you'll be your driver your drivers license proof of insuranc an and registration do your utmost to avoid sovereignty laws or quote tha UCC, yes I've seen pro se litigants do that, as they have no bearing and or Criminal and or Criminal Code.

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  6. Will my Will, written in Florida, be honored when I move to Minnesota?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Richard Allan Heller
    2. Paul A. Smolinski
    3. Dana Laganella Gerling
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    Per Florida Probate Code, so long as an out of state Will is validly executed per that state's law, Florida may honor it as a validly executed Will. *However, that is Florida Law, NOT necessarily Minnesota law.* You should contact a competent, practicing Minnesota Estate Planning Attorney to ensure whether or not Minnesota will honor your Will drafted in Florida.

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  7. My brother wants me to resign as co-executor, making him sole executor. Should I sign over my executor ship to my brother?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Charles Adam Shultz
    2. Carol Anne Johnson
    3. Steven M Zelinger
    4. Andrew Vincent Coviello Jr.
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    Retain a competent Probate Attorney ASAP. Do not sign nor agree to ANYTHING without the aforementioned attorney reviewing ALL of your paperwork and the situation.

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  8. What are my chances of being placed on Administrative Probation. Pro se motion to modify/early term approaching

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Eric J Trabin
    2. William David Umansky
    3. Andrew Vincent Coviello Jr.
    4. James Martin Brown
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    Often times judges will not waive COS, however they may permit community service hours in lieu of COS at a rate of $10/ every hour worked at a PO approved community service venue. I see you reside in Spring Hill, the Goodwill on Rt 19 is one such venue. Good Luck!

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  9. FIRST TIME CHARGED WITH (893.13(1)(a)(2) - POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA WITH INTENT TO SELL) COULD THERE JUST BE PROBATION?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Stewart Valencia
    2. Timothy F. Sullivan
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    The short answer. Yes, it is possible, however, given your lack of a criminal record, you may wish to see if a Drug Intervention Program is a possibility. Initially, it will not be. Intent to Sell as well as Trafficking offenses are typically precluded from Drug Intervention Programs, however, since you have no prior criminal convictions (or a host of other variables), you may be able to have your charges amended down to simple possession and then you would be able to benefit from an...

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  10. Can I get probation for strong arm robbery? No weapon involved

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Gregg R. Brennan
    2. Stewart Valencia
    3. Andrew Vincent Coviello Jr.
    4. Jesus Novo III
    5. David Bradley Dohner
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    You have several options, however, your discovery needs to be reviewed to see if you have any defenses by a competent, local criminal defense attorney. A quick answer to your question: If you in fact have no prior convictions, you may qualify for what is known as Youthful Offender Status, however, you would have to have no priors and you would have to resolve your case prior to your 21st birthday. You need to retain an attorney who can properly evaluate your case as there are risks...

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