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Julio M. Gomez

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  • What are the penalties for petty thief

    my son is 20 stole item worth 9.99 1st arrest for thief

    Julio’s Answer

    First offense petit theft is a second degree misdemeanor which carries a maximum penalty of 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. It is unlikely that the State will ask for jail since this is his first offense. Your son probably is eligible for a diversion program which means that the charges will be dismissed once he completes the conditions. It will be a good for your son to contact a criminal defense attorney for additional advice.

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  • My auto insurance company ignored the fact that the Traffic Court dismissed my case and my policy is very high. How to reduce ?

    I was found at fault by the police officer in a very complicated car accident. Another car hit me in the rear while turning onto the secondary road from the state road(with limit of 45 miles per hour). I was on the secondary road at the time of ac...

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    Your question is in part governed by Fla Stat. 626.9541 which provides in part than an insurance company may not increase or fail to renew a policy solely for a traffic citation that was dismissed or nolle prossed. I suggest you get a certified copy of the disposition of your traffic case and send it to your insurance company with an explanation as to why you were not at fault in the accident. If that does not work consider talking to an attorney to explore other legal alternatives.

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  • Ilegal Got stop by a cop with a not valid drivers license, and needs to go to court, what should i do?

    I got into this country as a tourist but my I-94 got expired, so i guess im a illegal right now... I got stop by a cop and i was driving with my venezuelan drivers license witch was expired so the cop give me a citation that requires me to be in ...

    Julio’s Answer

    In Miami-Dade attorneys routinely represent clients in "nvdl" cases by having them execute a waiver of appearance, so if that is the case you do not need to appear and the attorney can act on your behalf. The Florida Division of Driver Licenses will not issue you a driver's license unless you are legal and can produce documentation. An experienced attorney can defend you and will be the best alternative to your current situation.

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  • Hello I would like to know if my record can be expunged clean or sealed

    Hello I would like to know if my record can be expunged clean or sealed

    Julio’s Answer

    Florida Statute 943.0545 and 943.059 provides the mechanism to seal and/ or expunge a criminal case. In essence you can not have any prior crimininal convictions, you can not have had a prior sealing or expungement, the case you are sealing or expunging needs to be one of the eligible charges and you must have not received an adjudication of guilt. I suggest you call a knowledgable criminal defense attorney and give him/her the details to see if you are eligible.

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