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  • Will I have to do jail time or what is likely to happen to me?

    I just got my 3rd DUI. 1st one in MD 1988. 2nd in FL 1999, 3rd one in FL 2016. Arraignment in 2 weeks.

    Todd’s Answer

    You will not be required to do jail time if you are found not guilty at trial. You will also not be required to do jail time if a dispositive motion to suppress is granted. Don't assume that you are guilty or an attorney will not be able to help you get it dismissed or reduced to reckless driving.

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  • How do I fight this. I thought probation was paid first and its early termination.

    I have been on felony probation for a little over a year. My probation officer told me the total amount to pay off, so I did to to get early termination. I just went to see her for what I thought was the last time today and she tells me that it wa...

    Todd’s Answer

    You can ask the court to terminate your probation early but the probation officer will be there and likely object due to the outstanding probation cost of supervision fees. The cost of supervision is not the first thing paid. Frequently, I hear judges order the probation officers to apply any payments made to restitution first before any other financial obligation.

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  • What is the likelihood of early termination of probation being granted if all conditions met, but still owe court costs?

    My husband was sentenced to 10 years of probation for a felony DUI, of which he has served almost 7 years. He was ordered to complete DUI school, 50 hours at the Sheriff work farm, and 200 hours of community speaking. He has completed all of those...

    Todd’s Answer

    If the court will not grant early termination you may wish to ask the court to allow the defendant to perform community service to pay the court costs. The rate is usually $10.00 per hour.

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  • If a stranger calls the police and claims they THINK you did something illegal..the police arrive question you and tell you...

    "It was a misunderstanding and nothing to it and go on your way sorry about the inconcveninece"...and the NEXT day you are in the same crowded publc place and the same witness calls the police AGAIN with the same allegations (nothing happens in b...

    Todd’s Answer

    You should consult with a criminal defense attorney. The fact pattern you put forth is confusing. I offer free initial consultations.

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  • Can I sue the city for false arrest and possible profiling.

    driving down the road and got pulled over. the officer came to the car yelling to open the door and get out. i got out, he put me in handcuffs (double locked). First thing he said was, "wheres the drugs, did you choke them down". Ive never been in...

    Todd’s Answer

    It depends. More facts are needed. If the officer did not have probable cause to arrest then you may have a valid false arrest claim. I'd be happy to review the discovery in the case and give you an opinion.

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  • If i get my record sealed and a background check is required for Nursing school, will i pass?

    I am only eligible to get it sealed now, not expunged. I am trying to figure out if i will pass a background check with a sealed record.

    Todd’s Answer

    There are exceptions in the sealing statute. One of the exceptions includes applicants for a position licensed by the Agency for Healthcare Administration. If you are an applicant with this Agency, you cannot lawfully deny or fail to acknowledge your arrest. The Agency for Healthcare Administration will likely be able to see the sealed record. For more information, please visit http://www.greenfeldermander.com/criminal-defense/sealing.html. This is the law firm's website and sealing page.

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  • Pro Se motion to terminate/modify probation on 4/11. PO hasn't been by in over 3 weeks. Can I take this as a good sign?

    My last appointment with him was 3/1, he came by to visit my house on 3/4 and said to wait until after the court date to worry about my April appointment. He usually visits once or twice a week for the past 4 years and even told me he would recomm...

    Todd’s Answer

    You may wish to subpoena the PO to the hearing so he or she can give the judge an update in person.

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  • Help please ! my charge has been dropped, I got my record expunge, I even pay a company to help me clean my record from those

    private companies site. why does it still show I have a criminal record when employer do a background check on me? I'm very frustrated and depressed. I don't know what else to do? any advise on the next time will be appreciate. Thanks

    Todd’s Answer

    First, contact the attorney that got your case expunged. The order signed by the judge must be sent to the sheriff, arresting law enforcement agency, etc. The order does not control the private websites that have posted your booking photo. You must contact each one and pay to have your booking photo removed. You can visit our law firms web site for a list of agencies that can unseal a criminal record. The website is www.greenfeldermander.com or you can call me at the office at (352) 567-0411.

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  • Are there any pro bono attorneys in Tampa Bay that would be willing to take on a first time offender for possession of cocaine?

    I am being charged with 3rd degree felony for cocaine and misdemeanor paraphernalia. I am a nurse and I want to keep my license but I just got unsuccessfully discharged from a court ordered rehab for non compliance. I am going to be sent back to f...

    Todd’s Answer

    I offer free phone consultations and reasonable payment terms. I can be reached at the Law Firm of Greenfelder, Mander, Murphy, Dwyer & Morris at (352) 567-0411.

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  • Currently on probation for DUI, received a vop warrant, which was dismissed. Just received a DWLS ticket, what will happen.

    I have completed all my service hours and then some. Attended all AA meetings, in process of completing DUI school. I was attempting to drive my 1 y/o daughter to the hospital, she had a fever, I was the only one available to take her.

    Todd’s Answer

    You may have a necessity defense. You would likely have to testify that the illness or medical situation was so extreme that it was necessary for you to drive her to the hospital.

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