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Tiffany Vanessa Colbert

Tiffany Colbert’s Answers

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  • Inadmissibility

    I was convicted of two counts of simple battery in the state of florida and i got one year probation ( No domestic battery), Im really confused because an immigration lawyer told me that it is a crime of moral turpitude but other told me its not. ...

    Tiffany’s Answer

    This is an excellent question for an Immigration Attorney, not Criminal. (Reclassifying question - good luck!)

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  • What is a undisclosed hold 1 mean?

    My boyfriend was arrested for battery by strangulation and he has a hold- undisclosed 1. What does that mean and will he be able to get out?

    Tiffany’s Answer

    Depending on the date of the arrest, the hold could be for multiple reasons. Since this is a Domestic Violence case, it will require an appearance before an Initial Appearance Judge to determine the conditions of bond. Additionally, if he is not a citizen, this could be an Immigration Hold.

    There are also a series of checks the jail goes through when processing an arrestee, including outstanding warrants, whether a person is on probation, etc.

    An attorney could help determine the source of the hold and with this case.

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  • Can I get off community control early if I violated previous.

    I was placed on 24 months of probation in the state of Florida. Three months in I had a technical Violation for not reporting, paying my monthly fee and doing monthly community service hours. Because of the incident I was placed on 12 months of co...

    Tiffany’s Answer

    Generally, a person can terminate probation if they have served at least half of their sentence. There may be an additional condition of 'No Early Termination' that may prevent you from terminating early due to the violation, or, it could simply be that not enough time has passed.

    You should speak with Probation as to whether all conditions are met, community service hours completed, classes (if required) completed, costs paid, etc. You can also speak with an attorney who can help guide you through this process.

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  • Can I be trespassed from a mall if I've committed no crime?

    So I occasionally attend movies at a particular theater within a particular mall. Afterwards, I tend to visit a couple of select stores at the mall just to look around and see if there's anything I might like to buy. I went there earlier today and...

    Tiffany’s Answer

    Yes. It is private property and the owner can trespass you without reason or a warning. If you wish to return, you should contact or have an attorney contact Property Management/ the Owner on your behalf.

    As a reminder, if you do return after you have been Trespassed, you can be arrested for Trespass After Warning.

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  • Will FL permit a restricted license with the installation of the interlock device resulting from a suspension in another state?

    A friend has a suspended driver's license in Florida from 2004. In 2006, his driver's license was suspended in Arizona resulting from a DUI. He has lived in Florida since 2009 and has no intention of going back to AZ. He is required to have an ...

    Tiffany’s Answer

    Your friend will need to have an interlock device installed on a vehicle that he uses. It could be a vehicle that belongs to someone else, household member, relative, etc. The only way to get a license in FL is to clear up the AZ suspension, since FL will not issue any license if there is a known suspension on a DL in another state.

    Your friend could also contact an AZ attorney to see if there is a way to remove the requirement, if that requirement is court ordered. A lot of times, the Department of Motor Vehicles institutes their own requirements, and as an administrative agency, are separate from the court system.

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  • Can you be arrested for a DUI later? Does consent need to be given for tox reports?

    He had an accident while intoxicated. He was taken to the hospital and treated for his injuries. His story at the scene seemed to hold and he doesn't know if his blood was tested for alcohol at the scene or at the hospital. He cannot recall consen...

    Tiffany’s Answer

    I agree with Ms. Simmons. It's not uncommon to see charges filed later for a DUI. Law Enforcement can obtain a blood test from the hospital and have it tested and later file charges without your consent. Schedule a consultation with a local attorney to fully discuss the facts of your situation.

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  • Will my plea deal of reckless driving be thrown out and will I be charged with a second DUI? Do I report this arrest to my PO?

    Arrested for DUI in Nov 2015 blew .14, ended up with reckless driving, hardship license, 6 months probation. Arrested again April 20, blew .104..(still under probation)...

    Tiffany’s Answer

    First of all, let me introduce you to this thing that can help you avoid a DUI. It's called Uber.

    Secondly, no. It will not "throw out" the original plea, but you will have to report the new arrest to your PO. You will face a Violation of Probation, meaning you will face potential jail time, not to mention a suspension of your Driver's License on the new offense.

    Maybe you will luck out and there are grounds for a Motion to Suppress the stop. Talk to an Attorney ASAP and stop being irresponsible.

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  • Will I serve my possible sentence in Canada, will this violation show on my ON., license? Will I have to serve it in Florida?

    DUI charge in Fla. on vacation have not been to court yet. First charge, blowing .168, Canadian citizen

    Tiffany’s Answer

    You do need to hire a local attorney in the area as soon as possible. In a lot of cases, there is the possibility of entering into a "Plea in Absentia," where you can complete the special conditions required by the court in Canada. As for whether the DUI information is reported to Canada, you may want to check with an attorney nearby to see how this Florida case can effect you.

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  • Is there any other way I can get around vehicle immobilization for probation?

    I was arrested for a misdemeanor DUI in 2014, it was a single car crash which totaled my vehicle. Insurance paid what I owed on the car, and I never got another vehicle because I knew I'd be charged with DUI and go through license suspension and p...

    Tiffany’s Answer

    After giving your PO the paperwork showing the car was a total loss, you can file a motion or hire an attorney to file a motion to modify probation and set it for a hearing asking the court to delete that special condition of probation.

    At the hearing, the court can take testimony regarding the vehicle. Be aware that some judges will require it for another vehicle if you have had the totaled vehicle replaced.

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  • My fiancé 's fire arm was stolen out of the house what do I do?

    My fiancé went to prison 2 years ago before he went he left a firearm that was registered in his name . He signed a bill of sale and a power of attorney over to me before he left . A few days ago I discovered it was missing out of the house I'm li...

    Tiffany’s Answer

    Report it. Locate and call the non emergency number for your local law enforcement and file a report.

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