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Juliane Denton Morris

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  • What will happen at an arraignment for worthless checks?

    what's going to happen if i say "plead guilty"? what does it mean if I say that?

    Juliane’s Answer

    Sometimes you can just let the state know that you wish the pay off the check and they will either reduce the charge, drop the charge, or withhold adjudication. Most of that depends on your criminal history. If you have actual defenses to the charge and definitely want to fight it, hire a private attorney or a PD.

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  • Does the 40 day motion to file charges apply to any charge pending in the system?

    My son is being held in jail with pending charges for felony possession of marijuana and felony possession of ammo by a convicted felon. He has been locked up since Feb 2 and still has no court date.

    Juliane’s Answer

    He should be getting a court date within the next few weeks. The state may not have filed a formal information at this point because they are deciding how/if they are going to proceed on the case. He needs to have an attorney, and probably a bond hearing. Typically, if an information has not been filed within 33 days, defense counsel should do a motion to release the defendant on his own recognizance. The state is provided with a few days to object to his release and to dile an information. I do not know your son's entire record, but the possession of ammo by a convicted is not great; it at least indicates to me that he has been convicted ofma felomy prevoiously. He needs to hire an attorney immediately, or request the the public defender submit a bond motion.

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  • Can a person be charged with possession of something at a house in which they did not reside nor were present during search?

    a search warrant was issued to search a girlfriends house that i sometimes stayed at for the sole purpose of looking for contraband to charge me with. i wasnt present during search nor did contraband found have any of my fingerprints yet i was ind...

    Juliane’s Answer

    How do you know that they were purposefully looking for your contraband at the house? Have you read the warrant? You may have standing to challenge the warrant your name was on it or if it was a place where you were known to stay often. Even if you cannot attack the warrant, your case still has many great issues for trial. Give me a call. I practiced solely criminal law for 2.5 years and I handled over 1500 cases. We do free criminal law consults too. 407-834-4847. If you don't hire me, at least hire a lawyer. There are many issues in this case.

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  • My husband has been paying alimony (no children from the marriage) for 27 years, he was only married to this woman for 6 yrs.

    the amount may seem low to some ($200 a month) but we are now reaching the age to retire and with this bad economy we are very strapped each month. We on the other hand have been married 26yrs.

    Juliane’s Answer

    Currently the Florida legislature is debating what to do about permanent alimony, and alimony all together. Whatever they decide would apply retroactively, which means to past judgments, so make sure that the attorney you hire is aware of these likely changes coming soon.

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  • Can state trooper omit facts in a sworn statement and and then under oath testify to events that weren't true?

    officers were instructed by dea to pull over a vehicle but to establish independent probable cause in doing so if possible. no probable cause existed but stop and search was still conducted. report says nothing about dea tip nor does officer ackno...

    Juliane’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Dillingham that this is too complex a question for Avvo.. I have practiced solely criminal law for three years, and I think I can advise you regarding this. Why don't you call my office tomorrow and set up a free consultation with me. We are based out of Altamonte, but we have a Tampa Office as well. 407-834-4847.

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  • Pulled over for "stop bar violation" a mile away from it, car was searched, drug paraphernalia found. Is my case worth fighting?

    I was pulled over by an unmarked car for stopping too far over the stop line after i was nearly a mile away from the sign. I pulled over and was asked to pull into a plaza, after pulling into the plaza I gave my license and all necessary paperwork...

    Juliane’s Answer

    I have submitted a motion to suppress a dog sniff based on similar circumstances and won. The case was dismissed. Feel free to call my office and setup a free consult with me. We have an office in Tampa too. 407-834-4847. I have seen judges allow the stop bar stops to be legally sufficient, but the state must prove the accuracy of the dog for probable cause. This is based on a log that the officer keeps regarding the dog's accuracy rates. You would be surprised how many times they give false alerts. Call me and we will further discuss.

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  • The non disclosure law, florida; medical

    I want to know about the non disclosure law. Im 16 female, and live in florida. If my parents take me to a certain clinic to get checked for disease and disorders and they payed to find out, and i asked the doctor to not share this information, wo...

    Juliane’s Answer

    Your doctor will not be able to inform your parents after his examination of you about your sexual history. Period.

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  • Can trailer parks background checks see my juvenile charges?

    I have an extensive juvenile history with the law and was transfered to adult court only to be sentenced back to juvenile 4 months later and i applied to get into a trailer park but they want to do a background check is it possible for them to see...

    Juliane’s Answer

    Under typical searches a trailer park would not have access to your juvenile records. It is not impossible for them to find out your past history, but a typical rental agreement does not usually require access to such background information. My concern would be that the case that was briefly transferred to adult court may raise a red flag with the trailer park owners, as it may show up.You may be able to explain to them that it ultimately was resolved in juvenile court. Just make certain that you don't lie on your application. Most applications only ask about adult criminal history, but if they ask about your juvenile record, you need to be forthcoming...just tell them that you made some mistakes in your youth. And learn from them.

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  • I am filing my pro se motion tomorrow. What can I expect at my court date for what I am requesting?

    I am near the end of my probation (a 5 year sentence that ends October 23rd 2013). My probation told me to file a pro se motion to speak to the judge and that he would give me a glowing recommendation if he is contacted. I already paid off my rest...

    Juliane’s Answer

    First of all, congratulations on nearing the end of your probation; that is great. My only question for you would be: have you violated probation at any point in the almost five years that you have been on it? This includes technical and substantive violations. Technical means that you didn't check in when you were supposed to, didn't complete a required course, failed a urinalysis, etc. Substantive means that you picked up a new charge at some point while you were on probation for this charge. Really the question is, "have you ever had probation file an affidavit of violation against you with the court/has the Judge ever signed a warrant or issued an order to show cause for you violating your probation, or have you ever had a VOP hearing?" Have you ever found to have "violated your probation" but been reinstated? Also, was part of the plea agreement with the state, "no early termination"? If the answer to any of these questions is "Yes", then the judge may not grant early termination. It always helps to have the probation officer on your side, but you may want to get something in writing from him/her that says that they think your probation can be terminated successfully. I have seen situations where my clients have told me that the probation officer had no objection to early termination, but then the probation officer had a different story during the hearing on the motion to terminate probation. I think ultimately the Judge may waive your probation fees, but that is up to the particular judge. Typically all remaining costs are converted to civil liens when probation is terminated, but beware...civil liens accrue interest, may ultimately result in the suspension of your driver's license if not paid, and may negatively impact your credit score. Make sure you let the Judge know that you do not have the ability to pay these fines and costs. It may be wise to let the Judge know that you are a full time student. He may place you on administrative probation, where you are really just being supervised until the fees get paid, but it does not carry the same requirements as regular probation. I am unfamiliar with the Judge, but I have been in front of several judges and seen many pro-se VOP motions for early termination, and this is how they tend o go. Good luck to you! Feel free to contact my office should you need any further advice on your upcoming hearing.

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  • Who do I need to speak to to have charges and arrest completely removed?

    I am an insulin dependant diabetic. Last weekend I had a very bad low blood sugar incident where I was completely out of it and a friend was trying to help me. I was so out of it I wasnt sure who he was, I was running around yelling and sweating a...

    Juliane’s Answer

    I think you should contact the State Attorney's office and fill out a sworn statement regarding your recollection (or lack of) of the events that occurred that night. Should you think that the charges are false or incorrect, it is always best to place that in writing with the State Attorney's Office. Then they must provide that statement to his defense counsel and it may help out his case. You will ask to fill out paperwork regarding your desire to not prosecute and have it notarized. I would include the same details that you did in your post. Ultimately the State can proceed with the charges against him, whether you want them to or not, but if there are no independent witnesses and you were suffering from your medical condition at the time of the incident, the State may have a difficult time moving forward with the case and/or getting a conviction should it go to a jury. Best of luck, and take care of your health!

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