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Bruce Howard Denson

Bruce Denson’s Answers

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  • I have a pretrial date on Oct 1st and I just received my blood results back for my DUI.

    Bruce’s Answer

    Yes there is a chance it would get sent to the criminal complex. It does matter in sentencing. The traffic court judges like to resolve cases without sending them to the complex and this can work to your advantage. Blood draw cases can be quite technical, please give me a call to discuss.

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  • Can i still get hired in the nursing field with juvenile charges??

    Bruce’s Answer

    The short answer is yes. The best and easiest way to confirm this is go to the nursing school you are considering and run your situation by them. They will let you know.

    You have missed the window on juvenile expunction (must be done within 6 months) and it does not make since to seal these cases since they were juvenile offenses.

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  • If a police department fails to have video and blew all 0's on test. Do you feel a private attorney should file for dismissal?

    Bruce’s Answer

    Cases involving requests for blood or urine are always fertile fields for lawyers to find issues that may be grounds for relief. I think this is the kind of case where it is good to get a local lawyer involved early. In Pinellas County early intervention with the prosecutors can be your best move. Once they start moving a case it is more difficult to get them to drop it.

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  • I was recently given a citation to appear in court for marijuana drug paraphernalia.

    Bruce’s Answer

    There are certainly options available to you that will allow to achieve your goals. We offer solutions for first time offenders that focus on the long term. Please see our site http://www.thedensonfirm.com/first-time-criminal-offense.html and therecordsealer.com for answers to have to best resolve case.

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  • Will Florida extradite me for a Misdemeanor VOP?

    Bruce’s Answer

    Why dont you give me a call to see if we can do a Plea In Absentia so that the matter can be resolved without you having to come back down to Florida?

    Bruce Denson
    St. Petersburg, FL
    727-896-7000

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  • A family member war aressted over the weekend needs a bond reduction whats the process.

    Bruce’s Answer

    The court will consider a bond reduction upon motion to the court. There is a statutory preference for release on recognizance (without bail) but factors supporting the motion need to presented to the court regarding ties to the community, risk of flight, etc.

    I'd be glad to help. Give me a call at 896-7000. My office is in downtown St. Pete.

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  • Arrested at 18 for Dui.

    Bruce’s Answer

    You've gotten some good advice from the attorneys on this site. Please give me a call if you'd like to discuss your options. My office is nearby and I can help.

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  • My son was pulled over, He had a hand gun in the car, He has a PD, Should i get him an attorney with more experience,

    Bruce’s Answer

    If you want your son's case to get personalized, individual attention please give me a call. I would be glad to speak with you directly about immediate help with an eye toward longterm results.

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  • 20 year ago I was charged with a worthless check crime, a felony, it was my first offense and I was put into per-trial program

    Bruce’s Answer

    1. Go get a complete copy of your court file and a certified copy of the dismissal.
    2. I'd reccommmend sealing the file.
    3. Even though it is sealed, you must still disclose on your Bar app. But this should not be a problem.

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  • Background checks comes back clear until I have the fingerprint process done, how can i do away with this?

    Bruce’s Answer

    Sealing or expunging your record may help. However, you may want to go further an request background checking companies remove the information once sealed. You should also google your name and remove your picture from any of the new online companies that host these mugshots. We can assist you in sealing, purging other records and unpublishing mugshots.

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