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  • What could happen if I fake my own death?

    What could happen if I fake my own death? I being going through a lot and I'm about to hang myself but instead, I had the brilliant idea given by a new movie coming out of faking my own death. Now, I know life is not a movie, unless you make one o...

    Lori’s Answer

    This is not the proper forum for your unusual question. I strongly suggest you seek mental health counseling for whatever issues you may be experiencing.

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  • ARE THERE ANY FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS IN TAMPA /ST PETERSBURG/CLEARWATER FL AREA THAT DO PROBONO WORK FOR TAX FRAUD

    I HAVE BEEN CHARGED FOR CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT TAX FRAUD AND THEFT OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY AND ALSO AGGRAVATED IDENTITY THEFT BECAUSE MY IP ADDRESS IS WHAT WAS USED

    Lori’s Answer

    If you cannot afford to hire an attorney and qualify for court-appointed counsel, the court will appoint either the federal defender or a Criminal Justice Act (CJA) conflict counsel to you.

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  • IS IT POSSIBLE FOR HIM TO GET PROBATION

    MY HUSBAND IS BEING CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY TO COCAINE AND HEROIN. HE PLEAD NOT GUILTY AND HE SIGNED TO A SENTENCED BETWEEN 4 TO 6 YEARS MAXIMUM. HE HAS NO PRIORS AND HE IS HELPING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS THE FEDERALS. IS THERE A CHANCE THAT HE MI...

    Lori’s Answer

    Your question is dependent on many factors, including, but not limited to whether this is a state or federal charge, the quantity of drugs, his prior criminal history, the quantity and qualify of his cooperation, etc. Your question suggests it is a federal indictment. Very few federal drug cases end up with a probationary term, even with cooperation. Your husband has a lawyer and he/she is the best person to ask your specific questions to as he/she is most familiar with the case, the facts and the law that applies.

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  • How do I seal or expunge a record? If not possible will a Governor's pardon wipe the conviction?

    I was charged with Child Abuse in 2006. In 2007 I took a plea for three years of probation. In 2008 I had one VOP for not having money to pay for a drug screen ( Failed). In 2009 I had another VOP for a Domestic Dispute. After the last VOP I plead...

    Lori’s Answer

    Because you pled out to 9 months on the VOP, you were adjudicated and no longer eligible under Fla Law to seal this record. You will not get a pardon from the governor on this case. Unfortunately, it's going to stay with you.

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  • Can I have this ARREST expunged or sealed from my record?

    I was arrested for "Domestic Violence" well over year ago. The case was immediately dropped because it was nonsense and blown way out of proportion by police officers who intimidated myself and wife. Entirely over wrestling car keys from one anoth...

    Lori’s Answer

    So long as you have no criminal convictions for a local ordinance, misdemeanor or felony as an adult and no adjudication of delinquency as a minor, anywhere in the world, you can expunge this arrest. Hire an attorney to get it done correctly.

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  • My question is if I speak to the police in Georgia will it constitute a violation of my probation ?

    I am on probation in Florida and the police in Georgia want to question me about something my girlfriend's son did.

    Lori’s Answer

    Just speaking to police should not violate your probation. If you are a fact witness in a situation involving your girlfriend's son and have no exposure to a criminal investigation and/or prosecution, then you can speak to them. If, however, this is an investigation into your actions and could result in a criminal charge against you, then do not speak to the GA police without an attorney first advising you. Best of Luck to you.

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  • What should I do in face to face confrontation with my lawyer who is giving me a name that is not registered with the Bar?

    My lawyer who've I've paid monthly isn't listed with the Florida Bar. The court case he says he is handling isn't on record at the courts. I just discovered this information and am waiting for paper work from unlawful law practice. How should I...

    Lori’s Answer

    Do not confront him. Do not under any circumstances give him your banking ID and password information. Gather all of your documentation and call the non-emergency number for your local police. Tell them that you want to file a report against a "lawyer" who is not a member of The Florida Bar, is charging you for legal work that is not being done, etc. You may be a victim of this scam artist. Do not continue to pay him until you get it straightened out. It sounds very fishy. Best of luck to you.

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  • What's going to really happen?

    I got a ticket for possession of less than 20 grams of weed in escambia county Florida, the officer said that since I was very honest and nice to them it would reflect on his report that way and told me that all that would happen is going to be a ...

    Lori’s Answer

    PLEASE do not listen to police officers about how to resolve a criminal case. While he might be well-meaning, he is not an attorney and has no idea the life-long consequences of pleading guilty or no contest to a small amount of weed. Please consult with a criminal defense attorney in the county where you were charged and discuss all of your options, including whether the search to find the contraband first was lawful and the evidence admissible against you? If so, what are your options to resolve it so that it might be removed from your criminal history once the case is over. These are serious issues and should not be taken lightly without consulting with a criminal defense attorney. If you "pay a fine", you will likely be adjudicated guilty and this will stay with you forever. Don't make that mistake. Best of luck to you.

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  • Do I have to give up my legally purchased firearm while being in the pre trial diversion program for petit theft misdemeanor?

    I got accepted into the pre trial diversion program for a petit theft misdemeanor and I have my first appointment in a few days. My question is do I have to give up my firearm (legally purchased) to be able to take part of the diversion program?

    Lori’s Answer

    You will likely have to transfer it out of your possession for the duration of pretrial diversion but do not have to give it away permanently. It will depend on the terms of that county's agreement. Just save yourself some aggravation and take it to a friend's house for safe-keeping until diversion is over. Good luck.

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