Christine Elizabeth Pejot’s Answers

Christine Elizabeth Pejot

Land O Lakes attorney.

Contributor Level 9
  1. My brother has been arrested for aggrevated battery on pregnant female....

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Aaron J. Slavin
    2. Christine Elizabeth Pejot
    3. Craig A. Epifanio
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, your brother is likely facing prison time, because the charge is a serious felony. The State may also proceed on its own, even when the alleged victim requests that the charges be dropped. Victim input, however, is one factor of many that may be used to attempt to negotiate a resolution that does not involve prison time. On the other hand, the extent of your brother's criminal history will also be a factor. Depending upon the facts and/or what is revealed from depositions, your brother...

  2. I am being charged with 2nd degree grand theft. At first it was 3rd degree between $5-10k, then it went to $52k then $56k.

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Christine Elizabeth Pejot
    1 lawyer answer

    You should request a meeting with your court-appointed attorney to thoroughly discuss the pros and cons of a resolving the case without a trial versus whether going to trial is the best decision based upon the evidence (or lack therof) in your particular case. If you feel like he does not want you to go to trial, you should ask him why. Ultimately, the decision rests with you, but having a better understanding---rather than just "a feeling" will help you make the most informed decision.

  3. In Fl. can charges be dropped by the prosecutor if the victim doesn't press charges?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Ethan Andrew Way
    2. Christine Elizabeth Pejot
    3. Richard Earl Hornsby
    4. Aaron J. Slavin
    5. John M. Kaman
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    The ultimate decision to move forward on charges rests with the prosecutor. Unfortunately, even if the "victim" wants the charges to be dropped, the State may decide to proceed. You should contact an attorney to consult in person in a confidential setting to learn about your options.

  4. If someone is wrongfully accused and imprisoned for 20 months without being guilty and the case is dropped how do they sue back?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Christine Elizabeth Pejot
    2. Cynthia Lynn Counts
    2 lawyer answers

    The answer to your question depends greatly on the specific facts of your case, e.g. whether you can prove the evdence and/or accusations against you were fabricated, whether law enforcement and/or the State had reason to know the evidence was bad and pursued a case against you in bad faith, etc. Dismissal of your charges is not necessarily enough to win a civil case. You should immediately schedule an in person consultation with an attorney that handles these types of issues to determine the...

  5. Is prison likely for a first time offender accused of grand theft in the first degree between 300,00 to 800,000?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Aaron J. Slavin
    2. Christine Elizabeth Pejot
    3. Howard Woodley Bailey
    3 lawyer answers

    While it is certainly helpful that your friend has no priors, the dollar amount involved is significant and it would be surprising if the State were not seeking prison time. If she has the means to do so, I would suggest retaining a private attorney who may negotiate with the State on a number of factors dealing with the victim, restitution, etc. Depending upon the circumstances, the State may agree to amend the charge so that the case may be successfully resolved upon repayment to the victim...

  6. If I am found not guilty of battery on elderly can I later sue the complainant, witnesses, nursing facility , and or police?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Christine Elizabeth Pejot
    2. John M. Kaman
    2 lawyer answers

    You may sue your employer, or whoever wronguflly accused you, but the likliehood of your success depends greatly upon the facts. In order to succeed, you must prove that false statements about you were disseminated to third parties (verbally or in writing) and you suffered damage. Losing your job and the criminal trial certainly would satisfy the damage element. However, being found not guilty does not necessarily prove that the statements or allegations agaist you were false or that the...

  7. I am 16 years old and i decided to steal 5 vide games totaling 89.02, what are going to be the consequences of my actions?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Richard Earl Hornsby
    2. Christine Elizabeth Pejot
    3. John M. Kaman
    4. Howard Woodley Bailey
    4 lawyer answers

    The consequences of your actions depend upon all the facts, including your prior record, if any. I agree with Mr. Hornsby that a private attorney may work with the State Attorney's office to get you into a diversion program. Keep in mind that any prior record will impact your eligibilty for a diversion program. If you or your parents cannot afford an attorney and you are facing potential jail time, you may be eligible for a court-appointed public defender. In any case, if you have not hired...

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

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Craig A. Epifanio
    2. Richard Earl Hornsby
    3. Christine Elizabeth Pejot
    4. Dominick Christopher Russo
    5. Howard Woodley Bailey
    5 lawyer answers

    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.

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

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Aaron J. Slavin
    2. Christine Elizabeth Pejot
    3. Howard Woodley Bailey
    4. Edgardo Rafael Baez
    4 lawyer answers

    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,...

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

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Christine Elizabeth Pejot
    1 lawyer answer

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