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  • If a reckless driving charge is lowered from a DUI does it count as a drug related or violent crime?

    I was convicted of reckless driving after it was lowered from DUI. No one was hurt and no property was damaged in my arrest. How should I answer a job application when it asks if I've been convicted of a violent or drug related crime? Can I safely...

    Maj’s Answer

    That's not typically what they mean when they ask that question.

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  • Is it legal for the cops to search your body after they search your car and they do not find anything in your car.

    I got arrested for a possession charge that was found on me without my consent to search my body however I did let them search my car and they found nothing.

    Maj’s Answer

    Not if they had no right to search your car in the first place.

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  • Should I post bond /recant the charge? if not how long would jail time be for something like this?

    My Son stole jewelry from his step mother and minor things from me. Pawned the items and is now considered a felony for falsifying to the pawn shop that it was his. 25 k was retail value of jewelry, silver etc. pawned. My son has been in jail for...

    Maj’s Answer

    Depending on the number of counts he's looking at an exposure of at minimum 5 years of prison. Doesn't mean he will get that or there aren't other options. There are in-jail drug treatment programs that he can do. From my experience, your story is quite common. You may not need to recant, but if your goal is to keep him clean and change his life, then whatever you did in the past that didn't work... Don't do that again. Let's figure out a way to solve this problem once and for all, for his benefit and your own.

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  • Just found out my mother was arrested for Grand theft - 3rd degree a couple weeks ago. Need advice on getting her help!!

    The store was Kohl's, and the amount was $521. She is in her 50's and never been in trouble. She is bipolar and is blaming her actions on that. She also has had an addiction to prescription drugs for years, but this is the first time she has gotte...

    Maj’s Answer

    She ought to qualify for pretrial diversion of some sort. She'll bang out some community service and pay some costs etc. Its not too bad.

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  • Will I need an attorney for a first time DUI?

    This is my first offence in anything. My records are otherwise clean. My report reads that I had fallen asleep at a stop light (it was around 4am) with my foot on the break when the arresting officer woke me and proceeded to perform the field sobr...

    Maj’s Answer

    Those are pretty bad facts, I'm not going to lie. Get a hardship permit immediately (sign up for Dui school and head down to the admin office on hillsborough Ave). Hire a lawyer to make sure you stay out of jail and to avoid the enhancements that come along with a blow over .15.

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  • If there's a warrant for my arrest in Sarasota for 1st degree misdemeanor violation of no contact order, can it be recalled?

    I found out the State Attorney is charging me with first degree misdemeanor violation of injunction, assault and battery for driving by within 500 ft of my wife (petitioner) and now there's a warrant for my arrest on sheriffs website. Can a Crimin...

    Maj’s Answer

    Probably not likely. Most likely it will be a no bond warrant. That will require you to see a first appearance judge who will decide whether or not to grant you a reasonable bond based on several factors. Your best bet is to hire someone ASAP so that after you turn yourself in, your lawyer can arrange for a bond motion ahead of time to minimize the duration of your stay in county.

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  • What to expect, felony criminal disposition.

    I refused the first time felon diversion program at the arraignment because I'm not guilty, and they set a disposition for 4 days later, in which I'm transferred to another court division for litigation. Question is, is this where I'm given anothe...

    Maj’s Answer

    If you plead not guilty in judge pomponio's drug court you can still plea not guilty in the new division you transfer to. The litigation will begin once your attorney files a notice of discovery and a new court date will be given to you to allow time to review the police report etc. But, depending on what division you get assigned to, your case can have drastically different pathways and outcomes.

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  • Will I serve prison time for DWLS 3rd offense?

    I was recently stopped and given a ticket for DWLS. This is my 3rd offense. My priors offenses were at least 2 years ago. My license is now valid.

    Maj’s Answer

    Highly unlikely in hillsborough county. If your license is now reinstated, with the help of a lawyer you'll most likely be able to pay fines and that's it. Keep in mind that your lawyer will need to negotiate a different charge to enter a plea to because if you have 3 dwls convictions within 5 years your license will be revoked as a habitual traffic offender (HTO)

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  • Do you think my friends drug offender probation will get reinstated?

    My friend failed a drug test on drug offender probation so got a VOP. When he got arrested his had cocaine on him and got a new charge. He was arrested on the same charge he is already on probation for, (possession of cocaine). What do you think ...

    Maj’s Answer

    Depends what the new charge is and how he picked it up. Depends on his record, what he's done on probation. Too many factors to list here. But the short answer is yes there's a chance if you have a lawyer who knows what to expect. Best case scenario is the new charge is dismissed and probation is reinstated. Worst case scenario is probation is revoked and he's sentenced to jail time.

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  • I was charged with a 2 degree felony traveling to meet a minor ,it was a police sting .

    I have no prior criminal record, do i qualify for withhold of adjudication.

    Maj’s Answer

    Unless you have some incredible defenses, you're looking at a min man prison sentence and sex offender registration and a conviction of guilt if you plea to the crime as charged.

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