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Karen Jean Tufte

Fort Pierce Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Can you buy community service hours?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Karen Jean Tufte
    2. Craig A. Epifanio
    3. Summer Rae Goldman
    4. Timothy F. Sullivan
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    It depends on the Judge. Most judges allow you to convert community service hours to a monetary penalty. Thisnis done through the court, not paid to the non profit. However, there are some judges that don't allow it because they feel it is not fair for those with $$ to buy their way out while those less fortunate have to do the hours. You should talk with your original attirney and/or your probation officer about this issue. Good luck. Karen J Tufte Board Certified Criminal Trial...

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  2. What do you think will happen when I go to my probation office in the morning?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Zahra Shanaz Umansky
    2. Karen Jean Tufte
    3. David Richard Damore
    4. Zachary Michael Ward
    5. Steven Douglas Knittle
    5 lawyer answers

    If you are on probation and are arrested for a new criminal offense, you will face a charge of violation of probation, along with the new criminal charge. Generally, when you violate probation by being arrested for a new criminal offense, you will be arrested and held in jail without bond until the VOP is resolved. I urge you to consult with a criminal defense attorney on you area immediately. Karen J Tufte Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney 772-489-9096 www.tuftelawoffice.com

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  3. How long can someone sit in jail if they keep getting court continued?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Karen Jean Tufte
    2. Ryan M Belanger
    3. William David Umansky
    4. David Richard Damore
    4 lawyer answers

    No. What you are confused with is that you have a right to a speedy trial within 175 days on a felony case, unless that right is waived. A defense continuance waives that right. Unfortunately, an accused person can remain in jail for a year and sometimes a couple of years waiting for the case to be resolved. Karen J Tufte Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney 772-489-9096 www.tuftelawoffice.com

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  4. Can fl dmv override court conviction

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Karen Jean Tufte
    2. Don Waggoner
    3. Edward Jacob Sternisha
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes. If they have a record of all 4 DUI's, they will permanently revoke your DL. If they do revoke, you will be eligible to apply for a hardship license after 10 years. Karen J Tufte Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney 772-489-9096 www.tuftelawoffice.com

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  5. With hold of adjudication.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Karen Jean Tufte
    2. Amber Hill
    3. William David Umansky
    4. Colleen M. Glenn
    5. Brian Lee Michael Balaguera
    5 lawyer answers

    Based on your facts, you can legally state that you were not convicted of a criminal offense. However, the offense will still show upon a background check. If you have no convictions for anything else, you might want to consider having your record sealed. Good luck! `Karen J Tufte Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney 772-489-9096 www.tuftelawoffice.com

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  6. I have entered the PTI program for a charge of grand theft. I have completed the program except for paying the fine.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Karen Jean Tufte
    2. Jason M. Melton
    3. Amir A. Ladan
    4. Zahra Shanaz Umansky
    5. Joseph Julius Registrato
    6. ···
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    Currently a background check will show that you were arrested for grand theft. If you have no other criminal convictions, once you have successfully completed your PTI program, you can petition to expunge your record for that offense. There are some offenses that cannot be sealed, but theft may be sealed. You should consult an attiorney in your area for more information. good luck. Karen J Tufte Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney 772-489-9096 www.tuftelawoffice.com

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  7. Do i have a felony charge on my record after the judge withheld it?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Karen Jean Tufte
    2. Michael James Orlando
    3. David Richard Damore
    3 lawyer answers

    Adjudication of guilt being withheld means that you were not convicted of a felony. However, the outcome of the case is still a public record. If you have no other criminal convictions, you may be eligible to have your record for that offense sealed. There are some offenses that cannot be sealed, but theft may be sealed. You should consult an attiorney in your area for more information. good luck. Karen J Tufte Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney 772-489-9096 www.tuftelawoffice.com

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  8. Is speddy trial and DEMAND SPEEDY TRIAL the same thing?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Elmer Sanchez
    2. Karen Jean Tufte
    3. John Skyler Riordan
    4. David Richard Damore
    5. Dave Bahr
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr. sanchez. However, I want to add that if you have continued your case, you have waived your right to a speedy trial and the only way get it back is to file a demand for speedy trial. You should really discuss this and whether this is the best thing to do in your case with an attirney in your area. Good luck! Karen J Tufte Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney 772-489-9096 www.tuftelawoffice.com

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  9. Can I go to jail for not having all my restution fines payed by the end of my probation period?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Karen Jean Tufte
    2. William David Umansky
    3. Kyndra L. Mulder
    4. Kevin Jeffrey Pitts
    4 lawyer answers

    Every county is different, but in general, you cannot be sentenced to jail for the inability to pay. Generally, if $$ is your only violation, the court will either issue a summons for you to come to court to address the potential violation or issue a ROR warrant. The determination will then be whether there was a WILFULL violation. For example - if you are driving around in a new car, have top of the line cable services, designer clothes, etc. the court will determine that you had the...

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  10. WHAT DOES nolle prosequi ??? MEAN I WENT TO COURT THEY DROPPED CHARGES BUT WILL THEY TAKE THIS BATTERY OFF MY RECORD>???

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Karen Jean Tufte
    2. John Matthew Leace
    3. John Skyler Riordan
    4. Eric J Trabin
    5. Aston Roy Wilson Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    It means that the charge was dropped. However, your public record will reflect that you were arrested and that the charge was dropped. If you have no prior criminal convictions, you would be elgible to apply to have your record sealed. You should consult with a qualified criminal defense attorney to assist you with that. Good luck! Karen J Tufte Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney 772-489-9096 www.tuftelawoffice.com

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