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Christine Pejot’s Answers

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  • What is the punishment for violating criminal violation code 322.16 in FL state

    I was driving without my glasses on. Officer gave charged me with a criminal violation and a court date

    Christine’s Answer

    This is a second degree misdemeanor, punishable by a fine and no more than 60 days in the county jail. There are ways to resolve your case without jail, particularly if this is your first offense. I suggest you see a criminal defense attorney for a consultation. Our office offers free consultations and would be more than happy to assist.

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  • I had a case open for a divorce back in 07, unbeknownst to me my lawyer was arrested and disbarred for taking clients money from

    I had a case open for a divorce back in 07, unbeknownst to me my lawyer was arrested and disbarred for taking clients money from trust their accounts and spending it on her own personal endeavors. So my question is where do I go from here; I am r...

    Christine’s Answer

    You should contact the Florida Bar at 850-561-5600. Its representatives may be able to provide you with useful information regarding the investigation into the practices of your former attorney and whether his/her actions impacted you. If so, the FL Bar also provides a referral service, which you may want to use to locate an attorney in your area that handles civil suits against attorneys.

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  • What's likely sentence for unlawful use of food stamp card?

    Neice is on probation for bad checks. Was arrested today for using sister's food stamp card without permission. (She broke into the house to steal it but the police can't prove that part.) They also plan to charge that she attempted to elude po...

    Christine’s Answer

    Depending upon how she is charged and the facts of the case, she could face either a 1st degree misdemeanor if the value of the items bought with food stamps was less than $200 or a 3rd degree felony if the value was $200 or more. She also faces a potential violation of probation. First deree misdemeanors are generally punishable by up to 1 year in the county jail, while third degree felonies are punishable by up to 5 years in state prison. To receive more accurate and case-specific information, you should set up a consultation with an attorney. Our office is located in Tarpon Springs, and we would be happy schedule a free consultation.

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  • I got served for default

    I tried for month to contact my mortgage co to let them know i could not afford the payment on my ajustable mortgage i faxed a copy of the hardship letter to them and finally got an answer today they said they are working on a loan mod could take ...

    Christine’s Answer

    The frustration you may be feeling is understandable. Generally, your attempts at loan modification will not automatically stall a foreclosure action. Therefore, you should not just ignore the law suit. You should contact an attorney who handles foreclosure actions and matters relating to loan modification without delay to determine your best course of action. If you don't know how to locate an attorney who handles these matters, you should call the FL Bar Referral Service at 1-800-342-8011 for assistance.

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  • How long do I have to put a misdemeanor on job applications?

    1986, I was charged with altering a VIN # and $1,000 fine. The lawyer was supposed to have all removed, because I really was innocent, but its still there. I don't remember the lawyers name, he was my boyfriends and he since died, my boyfiend th...

    Christine’s Answer

    You should consult with an attorney for information on sealing the records related to your case. If you are eligible, and the court seals your record, you can legally state on an application that you have never been arrested or charged with a crime. Our firm offers free consultations for matters relating to criminal charges, so please feel free to contact us.

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  • Can i get this taking care of??

    i just got a petty theft charge and its my first offence do u think i can just pay a fine or somethin and not have this on my record because of my job.?

    Christine’s Answer

    Before you enter any type of plea in court to resolve your case, you should get the advice of a criminal attorney--either a public defender assigned to you by the court if you are eligible or a private attorney with whom you consult and retain. A misdemeanor charge like petit theft may be resolved in many ways, in which the end result is either a dismissal, a withhold of adjudication, or a conviction.

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  • Is it legal to be arrested by a cop out of jurisdiction???

    I was speeding and was pulled over by tarpon police over the county line. Then was arrested for possesion. Can this be held up in court being that they were out of their jurisdiction?

    Christine’s Answer

    Generally, yes. The answer to what I'm guessing is your ultimate question--what various defenses and/or arguments might exist to fight your charge--depends upon the specific facts of your situation. I suggest you consult with a criminal attorney in your area withou delay to determine your be options. Our office is located in Tarpon Springs on the corner of N. Pinellas Avenue and Tarpon Ave, and we provide free consultations in the areas of criminal defense. Should you decide to contact us, please let our receptionist know that you posted a question on AVVO.com.

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  • A 16 year old boy slammed my 8 yr ol son to the ground and broke his collar bone what should I do?

    The 16 year old boy slammed my 8 yr old son to the ground and broke his collar bone. He then ran away. There are witnesses but all children as to what happened

    Christine’s Answer

    Report the incident to the authorities, either the New Port Richey Police Department or the Pasco County Sheriff's office.

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  • How do you handle a lying minor witness and what is the chance this gets thrown out of court?

    I am 50 and have never been arrested of in trouble. I am engaged to a woman with drug using children and one is very aggressive and likes to fight. He confronted me at church but went home without a fight. He then confronted me at his mom's hou...

    Christine’s Answer

    The outcome of your case depends upon several variables, many of which are revealed when given the opportunity to review the evidence, including witness statements. If you are charged with a felony, your attorney would likely schedule key witnesses for deposition. This gives the attorney the opportunity to directly confront each witness with questions about the case. Oftentimes, many facts come out in depostion, paving the way for a reasonable resolution of the charge(s) against you. If you are charged with a misdemeanor, you may also have several options to resolve the charges against you. As Mr. Epifanio stated, you should consult with an attorney right away if you have not already done so. If you would like a free consultation, please contact our office, which is located in Tarpon Springs on the corner of Pinellas Avenue and Tarpon Avenue. Best of luck to you.

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  • My husband was attacked by my ex in FL. What steps should we take now?

    My husband was attacked by my ex, and suffered a broken nose, facial fractures to the center right and left nasal passages. He has to have surgery before he can return to work, I am in school, and we have no money. What should we do to get him su...

    Christine’s Answer

    You should contact the Tarpon Springs Police Deparment to report the incident. If you or your husband fear that your ex may attempt another attack, you also have the option to seek an injunction (restraining order) in civil court. A temporary restraining order would be issued, then your case would be set before a judge who will determine if and/or how long the restraining order will take effect.

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