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  • Will the judge drop my charge if she arrives in court and states that the box wasn't mine?

    A cop pulled up to my friends car while I was in auto zone and she was sleeping in the back, when I came outside he asked to talk to me and ask why we are just driving around. After a while without permission the cop searches car and opens a lock...

    Joseph’s Answer

    That's not going to do it. Consult with a local experienced criminal defense attorney.

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  • What type of attorney do I need to consult with before going to the hearing ?

    A neighbor has filed a temporary restraining order against me claiming I have threatened him and stating my dogs have attacked him. None of which is true. He is angry because code enforcement is making him clean up his property.

    Joseph’s Answer

    A criminal defense lawyer or family lawyer would be your best bet. Many provide free initial consultations. Good luck!

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  • How do I get the charges dropped?

    On January 18th, I was pulled over for speeding. I had just picked up a few of my friends, and I was unaware that they were in possession of an illegal substance. They found it in my girlfriends purse, but it wasn't hers. It was placed in when we ...

    Joseph’s Answer

    It sounds like a case of constructive possession, which is difficult for the state to prove. Consult with a local experienced criminal defense attorney.

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  • Ok my bf got arrested for a burg of an ocupied dwelling an grand theft more than 300 less than 5000 he was on camera

    one previous burglary charge in ny in 2013. Other than that no other adult charges. Story. He and another friend went into a opened gargar an took a TV. An they were on camera. He admitted to it to the detective. The burglary happend on a ...

    Joseph’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues. Consult with a local experienced criminal defense attorney.

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  • I was recently changed with a dui that I was run off the road.. and they trying to charge me with a dui I'm not guilty ..

    I was turning on 41 heading south bond in the inside lane when the middle vehicle got to close, so to avoid an accident I ran in the median and it pop two of my tires.. so the cops tell me to get on the ground when I tried to change the tires an...

    Joseph’s Answer

    You should not post the facts of your case on a public forum such as this. Contact a local experienced criminal defense attorney ASAP.

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  • I have majority custody of my 2 daughters. i have a job offer and have to relocate an hour away. can i take them with me.

    when we got divorced i won majority custody. i have them from Sat at 3pm until wed at 3pm. she pays support. however 7 yrs ago when this occured it was added neither parent could remove the children from the county away from the other parent. i ha...

    Joseph’s Answer

    According to Florida Stautes regarding parental relocation, you would need to file a Petition to Permit Parental Relocation. Consult a local experienced family law attorney.

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  • Relocation with children question. Before i go and wake a sleeping giant I wanted to see if I even stand a chance based on this:

    Have 2 children with ex husband. They are 8 and 9. Kids have a good relationship with him, they see him every other weekend, half the summer and, we rotate holidays. Our 8 year old is on the autism spectrum and requires outside therapy. He goes t...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Parental relocation cases are probably the most hotly-contested cases in family law. You have some valid reasons to relocate. You should consult with an experienced local family law attorney to discuss your case further.

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  • My husband has 2 domestic violence's on me he is a severe alcoholic and we been married since January 2006 am I eligible alimony

    I found a prostitute in my home, all documentation from fort Myers police department he has damaged me for life I want alimony and half his retirement when and how do we start this? Can I make payments

    Joseph’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues. There are several factors that go into determining alimony, length of marriage, your needs, his ability to pay, etc. As stated above, you are entitled to half of is retirement that accrued during the marriage. To start, you will need to file a petition asking for the marriage to be dissolved, your assets and debts to be dissolved, and alimony to be awarded. Contact a local experienced family law attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case further. Many offer free initial consultations.

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  • I am getting divorced after 2+ years of marriage if I want the house how will this work if I want to buy her out?

    I put $125,000.00 into down payment and remodeling, she put in $14,000.00 towards the same. The mortgage is in her name, house is in both names. we owe $199,000.00 home is worth about $350,000.00 if I pay off mortgage would I get my original and s...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Usually the person who keeps the house pays the other party one half of the equity. The house is marital since it was purchased after the marriage, and you are both on the title. There may be other issues with the amounts you both out down. Contact a local experienced family law attorney for a consultation. More information is needed.

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  • What are the odds of me getting reinstated.

    I failed a drug test and have been on prohibition since January. I have not yet attended any classes or community service but have never violated before and I have always held a job. I know I most likely will be going to jail so what are the odds ...

    Joseph’s Answer

    If this is a first DUI, you are looking at a maximum sentence of 180 days in jail. It is difficult to answer your question without more information, like your prior record and who your judge is. Contact a local experienced criminal attorney to discuss your case further.

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