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  • What is my best course of action?

    I got pulled over and charged with DWLS in Longwood, I currently have a DUI pending in Brevard, I went to arraignment today and the judge suggested I hire a lawyer. The state offered 30 days jail at the arraignment, I plead not guilty and the judg...

    Amir’s Answer

    You received a pretty standard offer. I've practiced DUI and criminal defense in Seminole County for fifteen years and 30 days is in line with what I have seen most judges do. That said, there are always different approaches to resolving a criminal case that might put you in a different light / better position with the court and/or the State. I recommend you hire an experienced lawyer to assist you. Your freedom is worth the expense.

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  • Can I File Charges Against a False Police Incident? And Stolen Items.

    I have been accused of a false incident to the police by an ex-girlfriend, domestic violence although I have no criminal record and she made this complaint after I filed an eviction (I was not even present). I have evidence, witnesses, photos and ...

    Amir’s Answer

    It sounds to me as though you have multiple legal issues going on at once that intertwine but involve different practice fields. As a criminal defense attorney, I will limit my response to your criminal case and the possible injunction that may flow from it.

    The State Attorney's Office has a special prosecution unit that handle DV cases. This unit consists of Victim Advocates, paralegals and lawyers, all of which are tasked with assisting and in many cases encouraging a victim (or alleged victim) of DV to pursue legal recourse. What does this mean to you? It means you can assume that you'll need to have a qualified, experienced attorney familiar with the local process and parties to properly defend you against these accusations. In the event she files for an injunction, you will also want a lawyer to assist you with fighting that, as it has far-reaching consequences that you may not think of or be willing to accept.

    The best thing you can do is be proactive. Compile your evidence, seek the legal counsel of several lawyers and hire the one that best suits you and your needs. Although we have a great legal system, it's flawed and without legal counsel, you may suffer the consequences of its inequities.

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  • My son was recently arrested for lewd molestation and has no bond, if he gets bond can they take away his passport?

    this happened in orlando, fl and i am in new york. I was just notified this happened and looking for an attorney, I am doing some research before selecting an attorney. He came down for vacation and has now been charged for this. He is not a us...

    Amir’s Answer

    It's not uncommon for someone to get arrested while here from another state or country. Traveling back to his place of residence shouldn't be problematic but leaving the US may prove to be an issue. Presuming bond is granted, it would be wise to have his lawyer coordinate, in advance, with the bondsman. You'll also want to have a complete copy of the travel itinerary, including flight & lodging information. The court can seize a passport if there's concern over a defendant's likelihood of failing to appear so it's important that this issue be handled & presented in the appropriate way.

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  • How would I know if my boyfriend is getting out of jail if this is his first offense?

    Me and my boyfriend got into a fight June 9th and he got arrested and was charged with battery by strangulation and domestic violence but I told the cops I didn't want to press charges. His Public Defender called me and asked me about the situatio...

    Amir’s Answer

    If this is a 1st offense and he's not on probation, I can't imagine why he's not out on bond. He should be bondable and able to get out. He probably can't come back home, as the courts will usually enter a no-contact order that requires him not to have any contact with you. His lawyer should have been able to address this for you. I hope you're able to sort it out and wish you well.

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  • Shoplifting misdemeanor in florida

    Got caught shoplifting 160 dollars worth of merchandise from jc penny. Officer called but i was not charged. Got letter from the store saying to pay 200 bucks which i did not. Now i have a court hearing. What are the chances of going to jail for t...

    Amir’s Answer

    Assuming that the State has the ability to prove the charges, and if this is your first offense, you should ask for diversion. Diversion allows you to earn a dismissal of the charges, which is important to you as you will then (and only then) qualify to have the record of this charge deleted from your record through a separate process called expungement. Theft is a crime of dishonesty that can keep you from getting good jobs and in some fields, will prevent you from getting licensed. I urge you to consult with a lawyer and hire one if you are able to make sure you don't do anything that will jeopardize your future.

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  • I am a taxi driver, the manager got all the money I collected without giving me my share(my pay) while the owner was outside USA

    I am a taxi driver working for privately owned company, the owner was outside the USA. some arguments with the manager lead to me being fired by her, she took the keys of the vehicle that i drive and she sent me home. the next day i got call fro...

    Amir’s Answer

    What you're describing is an employment/labor law issue. I strongly suggest you consult with a lawyer that practices in that area. I can recommend a couple of lawyers here in Orlando that handle labor and employment law disputes or you can look on Avvo's Find a Lawyer section for lawyers that practice in that field. I've changed the practice area of your question to Employment and Labor so you might have a better chance of getting a qualified lawyer to answer your question. I don't see you getting prosecuted criminally for anything, but if things should change, you can certainly re-post your question.

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  • Will I be able to find a lawyer to help me with my daughter's juvenile case? She is currently on probation.

    My daughter is was due to come off probation on her 18 birthday on July 11, 2016. She completed all sanctions ordered by the court. However she has a new charge as of Thursday, March 26th. She was driving her friend's car without a license and...

    Amir’s Answer

    Because she's been charged with a new law offense while her probation is still active, she is likely to be violated. A violation could mean that she's taken into custody and held at the JAC or possibly released and ordered to appear before the judge on the VOP in juvenile court and a different judge across the street in misdemeanor court in the main courthouse. I suggest you hire a lawyer to address both cases. You could start by speaking with a few lawyers that practice in Seminole County and go from there. I hope this answer has been helpful.

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  • How do you get failure to appear charges dropped on a 20 year old case

    My husband was arrested for failure to appear on a 20 year old case. I accused my now husband of stalking me 20 years ago. I dropped the charges but the state picked them up. We are now married and have been for 2 years. My ex boyfriend was the on...

    Amir’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Haber. I would add that the best opportunity you have to persuade the state attorney's office to adopt your position is to ensure that your husband has qualified, experienced legal defense.

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  • I just want to know if I qualify for the third third strike rule in Florida or am I considered habitual offender

    Hi I was charged with a DUI in Florida and resisting with violence I'm looking for an attorney because I have a prior conviction of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon with no intent from 2 years ago want to know if I am a violent offender hab...

    Amir’s Answer

    There's no such thing as a third strike rule in Florida. There are consequences for priors and many charges can be enhanced by prior offenses, but unless you've previously committed DUI's, your DUI will not be enhanced based on a prior felony conviction. This is a bit more complicated a question that can be answered in this forum but I can appreciate your concerns. I encourage you to speak with a few lawyers about your case to get more specific answers as it relates to your case and your criminal record.

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  • Do I have to return to the arresting state in order to resolve an outstanding warrant? What happens if I do nothing?

    I was arrested in March of 2011 in Florida for a DUI. The case went to the pre-trial diversion program. I moved to MN for treatment and a few months later was unable to financially continue in the program. The court didn't have correct mailing inf...

    Amir’s Answer

    The case will remain active, as will the warrant for your arrest, unless and until you address the case. You will need to hire counsel to represent you if you want to have any possible chance of handling it in absentia (without returning to FL). That said, I'll tell you that it's not easy and possibly unlikely that a judge here will agree to recall your warrant when you've absconded from the jurisdiction of the court. Your best bet is to hire local counsel here to assist you with the resolution of the case.

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