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  • If I couldn't pee for probation am I going to jail

    Calvin’s Answer

    Good Evening:

    If you don't provide a urinalysis it doesn't necessarily mean you are going to go to jail. Although, if it was a requirement of probation, a plea, or condition of release it very well could. Generally if someone is on probation and fails to provide a urine sample they will be violated. At that point the case will be referred back to the judge and a new court date would be assigned. With only limited information regarding your case I can't be exact but either way, I'd look to get the test expeditiously to prove to the court, probation etc. that you are clean and were truly having difficulty going to the bathroom and not simply avoiding a dirty sample/ test.

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  • How long will my fiancé have to serve in the county jail if she was sentenced to 6 months in Florida ?

    Calvin’s Answer

    As the previous Attorney answered, it may vary. A little due diligence should get you the answer you seek. In addition, depending on the plea agreement and her prior record, there might be an opportunity for house arrest or early release to a rehabilitation program. While a number of counties have began handling non-violent drug offenses more lenient, others still remain the same. Hope it works out for your girlfriend!

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  • File a lawsuit against a rehab ?

    Calvin’s Answer

    First, let's hope your Mother makes a speedy recovery. Second, following her recovery you might want to request the medical records from the rehab facility to see if protocol was followed prior to her declining medical state. Considering your version of her care, it appears there might be a few issues you, or your attorney, may wish to address. It is important you secure a competent attorney who can assist your Mother as a result of her potentially negligent treatment. There is a possibility that the facility in which she was placed has a history of negligence? I wish you the best of luck and a prompt recovery for your Mother.

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  • Insurance question

    Calvin’s Answer

    Your insurance will generally follow you but more information is needed. Did someone else hit you? Were you at fault in the accident? If you were not at fault the negligent driver's insurance will likely cover your son's vehicle. That is if they have a policy and/or enough coverage for the property damage. Also, if you were not at fault you might qualify for coverage under your son's policy i.e. Under-Insured or Un-Insured Motorist coverage if the at fault driver had too little or no bodily injury coverage for your injuries. More information regarding the accident would be beneficial to fully answer this question.

    Calvin Robinson, Esq.
    www.813InjuryLaw.com

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  • I must show the amount of property damage to my vehicle at trial. How do I get estimates entered into evidence.

    Calvin’s Answer

    I would look for additional estimates and an auto body shop that is reputable and has dealt with auto claims before. Remember, you have the right to take your vehicle to any auto shop you choose so don't feel threatened to take your vehicle to the insurance companies "preferred" shop. If another shop did perform the repairs and refused to testify you could always serve them with a subpoena, although it would be best to simply find a shop willing to comply. Best of luck at trial!

    Calvin Robinson, Esq.

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  • I'm wanting to become a social worker and was arrested 5 years ago , my case was null processed should I Try to get it expunged

    Calvin’s Answer

    If your case received a Nolle Prosequi then the case was dropped. I wouldn't be concerned regarding getting into a university or becoming a social worker. You were never convicted of the crime as the prosecutor was unwilling to pursue the allegations. With that being said, with the internet and "mugshot" websites, that does not mean that someone might not discover that you have been arrested. Please remember, being arrested and convicted are two different things. If it is ever an issue your best action would be complete honesty regarding the incident. Explain that you were falsely accused of a crime and as a result all charges were dropped. Some employers/ schools ask if you have ever been arrested, but more commonly they ask whether you have been convicted of a felony. Best of luck with school and your career and remember everyone makes mistakes!!

    Calvin Robinson, Esq.

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  • Why would a plea bargain need approval of the arresting officer?

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    I have seen this as well in criminal matters. Commonly in two situations. 1) Where the officer was a victim to the crime, whether it was an assault or battery at an arrest or in a detention facility and 2) Where they were the arresting officer and the state attorney is going to amend the original charge favorable to the accused. In cases of DUI a State Attorney will often ask how the arrested party conducted themselves prior to reducing to a Reckless Driving. During other charges, they discuss the conduct of the arrested party with the officer to get their blessing on the negotiated plea. If the arrested party was polite and not combative they will generally "sign off" on the deal. This is very common in criminal courts.

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  • I was stabbed in my head with a bottle opener that a promotional company was giving out in a Club.

    Calvin’s Answer

    I would advise you to consult an attorney immediately. It appears that there is a likely negligent security claim against the club. When there are promotional materials, especially those that could be utilized as a dangerous weapon, the club should be prepared to protect their patrons. Unfortunately, in your case, it appears they did not. I would no continue to speak to the insurance company especially if they are already on the defense and giving little to no merit to your claim. Time is off the essence because their might be video or photographic evidence that could be beneficial to your claim. Hopefully the Miami police have secured this information in the criminal matter, if available. Our firm has handled similar claims in the past and would be happy to provide you a free consultation either in person or telephonically regarding this incident.

    Calvin Robinson, Esq.

    www.813InjuryLaw.com

    Office: (813)Injury-Law
    (465-8795)

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  • I was hit by another car. Their insurance covered damages. They say they will cover 3 rental when I need for 5. Is this legal?

    Calvin’s Answer

    Typically insurance companies will nickel and dime you regarding property damage. What their adjusters ofter appraise is tantamount to putting lipstick on a pig. They want to fix cosmetic damages and keep their costs low. I would consult with a personal injury attorney regarding this matter. As long as there is not a coverage issue they should pay for the rental for the period in which it is being repaired. If not, an aggressive attorney can likely get them to change their tune with a few phone calls. Check to see if the attorney you contact is willing to handle the property damage portion for you. Many attorneys claim to on be "personal injury" and not "property damage" attorneys leaving these issues for the client to handle. Best of luck and hopefully the insurance company will do what right!

    Calvin Robinson, Esq.

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  • Who can l sue if anyone ??

    Calvin’s Answer

    While I agree with the other attorneys regarding this matter, I would make one final suggestion. Depending on where the accident took place, I would reach out to businesses in the area to check surveillance cameras which may lead to the hit and run driver. In todays technological age, there is a high likelihood that there may be some evidence to help pinpoint the driver, license plate etc. Time is of the essence so best of luck and I hope your daughter has a quick recovery!

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