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  • I have a company credit card and used it for personal use. They are doing a year audit on my card. What should I do when they

    Could be up to $4000

    Grant’s Answer

    Get as much money together to make a restitution payment to your employer as quickly as possible. When your employer starts asking questions do not admit anything. Retain a lawyer to negotiate a resolution with your employer and potentially avoid prosecution. Theft of an amount over $300 is a felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison, so this is something you need to handle very carefully.

    Hope this helps.

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  • How can I find out if I have a warrant?

    How can I find out if I have a warrant? I ran my drivers license number and my license was suspended for failure to pay court cost and fines.i am currently on probation for that case and I wanna find out if I have a vop for not paying

    Grant’s Answer

    You can search your name on the Clerk of Courts for the county your case was in. It will show if there is an active warrant. You could also contact your probation officer.

    Better option is to have an attorney investigate these issues for you. If there is a warrant, it is possible to resolve it by motion to the court. If you have a warrant, be prepared to travel to the county your case was in. Courts often require the defendant to appear in court before a warrant can be lifted.

    Hope this helps.

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  • On a business restricted license, can I drive to an AA meeting?

    None

    Grant’s Answer

    I'm going to guess you either have a DUI pending or are on probation for DUI. Either way a business purpose license will grant you permission to drive to work, doctor, church, grocery store or any other place that is necessary for your survival. This does not include meals at restaurants or movie theaters. Going to AA meetings is highly encouraged in these scenarios.

    Keep a driving log of where you go and when. In the off chance you are pulled over, you want to be able to back up where you've been and where you're headed. Getting a ticket while going somewhere you're not supposed to be while also driving on a business purpose only license could land you in a lot of trouble. Be prepared!

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  • Cost to vacate a Dui conviction

    I have 3 Dui and I want to vacate this cases from my record, one was in 1996 , 1999 and 2013 how much it will cost me and how long does it take to do it

    Grant’s Answer

    It is impossible to answer your question with the amount of information you have provided. Do you mean to vacate a guilty plea? If so, then no, you probably can't. If you mean expunge or seal your record, then no, DUI'S are not permitted to be expunged or sealed from ones record at all per Florida law.

    Call an attorney for a consultation and provide case numbers and disposition documents from your cases to get a full picture.

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  • Is there any way I can change this.why can I not be with him I am 18 now as well?

    My boyfriend was arrested four months after we missed a court date for aggravated assault with weapon.He had a warrant for this.I called his workplace and his manager told me he had been released and that I cannot have any contact with him or even...

    Grant’s Answer

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    Aggravated assault with a weapon is a serious felony charge. Any time someone is charged with this type of crime, the Court will enter what is called a "No Contact Order" to protect the victim in the case. IF you are the alleged victim on this case, it is very likely that the court ordered that your boyfriend have no contact with you. If you do not feel like you are in danger from or in fear of your boyfriend, you can contact the prosecutor or the Court to request that the No Contact Order be removed. Depending on what you plan to say to the prosecutor or the court, it is recommended that you meet with an attorney before doing either of those things, and not through an online service like Avvo. visit http://www.criminalattorneyflorida.com/?p=34 to learn more about Assault Charges.

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  • What is departure

    UM tryn to see the meaning of it in court

    Grant’s Answer

    I think what you mean is a "Downward Departure" sentence. A downward departure is when the defense attorney argues to the Court that a guideline sentence is too harsh based on a set of criteria laid out in florida statute 921.0026. Statute 921.0026 gives "mitigating circumstances" which may convince the Court to sentence the defendant below minimum guidelines.

    Visit criminalattorneyflorida.com to learn more about criminal defense cases in florida.

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  • So I have court tomorrow for petty theft and I have a couple questions. (Florida)

    I was arrested for petty theft from Walmart at a total of $28 with an item that was already in my possession that was worth $10 that they included. So it should of actually been $18. I have never been arrested before. How should i approac...

    Grant’s Answer

    Never plead guilty to a criminal charge before speaking to a lawyer in a confidential setting. These websites and services do not provide any confidentiality at all. Be careful what information you post on a public forum such as Avvo. If you cannot afford a lawyer, ask the court to appoint you a public defender. If you qualify, you will be given a lawyer to help you through this process.

    You always have several options when facing any type of criminal charge. A misdemeanor theft charge is a relatively minor offense, however it could potentially have serious effects if not handled properly. If the court won't give you a public defender, plead not guilty and ask for time to hire to a lawyer. You should be able to find a qualified attorney at a reasonable price to help you. Good luck.

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  • I need a criminal defense lawyer for a criminal traffic ticket for speeding ?

    I need to contact a criminal defense lawyer in Flagstaff Arizona or anyone in the same county for the County's supreme court in Flagstaff?

    Grant’s Answer

    Your best bet would be to contact an attorney in your city/county who is experienced in traffic ticket defense. Good luck.

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  • Can I expunge dismissed felony charges w/o an attorney?

    I have 4 previous retail petty theft charges, when and how can I expunge them w/o an attorney, I cant afford one

    Grant’s Answer

    Yes, you can apply for a record expunge for one of the cases. You can do this without an attorney however an attorney will make the process a lot easier for you and may save a lot of time. However, you will not be eligible to have them all expunged or sealed. The law only permits you to expunge one case one time per lifetime. Pick a good one and go for it.

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  • What are the odds of the State Attorney disclosing their C.I. if requested by the defense?

    On a recent drug charge case, the defense has filed a motion for the State Attorney to disclose their C.I., What are the odds that the State attorney to disclose their C.I.?

    Grant’s Answer

    It's not a question of odds. The question is whether the court will order disclosure of the CI based on the facts of your case. If you are charged with a criminal offense it is extremely important that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you.

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