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  • Was charged with possesion of a controled sustance. Was in my mothers' car with altered girlfriend.

    Was driving my mothers car, stopped by police while turning around in a driveway. Got out of car and left altered girlfriend in car with my pocketbook while I spoke with police outside of car for 20 minutes. I was sober, girlfriend was greatly...

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    An Excited Utterance is a way around the hearsay rule. Many times statements made by persons are inadmissable as hearsay although there are many exceptions for example the excited utternace. This allows the State to introduce your statement into court and be used against you. There may be othe rissues in your case. Please feel free to contact me Darren Finebloom at 941-953-2622

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  • Can i do anything about My license being suspened for 5 years?

    I got a letter in the mail Saying my license will be suspended for 5Years on a specific date, because my license Was suspended 3 times in 1 year. But i was unaware of one of the suspensions. Is there anything i can do, So that my license isnt Susp...

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    There may be a way to overturn that 5 year suspension depends on many factors. If you choose not to act you cannot drive for one full year and after the year you can apply for a hardship license.

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  • Someone has been in jail for 33 days without being charged or given a court day. Isnt there a law stating that the be released?

    He has not been fully charged or given a court date. Is there a law saying that they cant hold someone for more than 33 days? He is only there on suspicion.

    Darren’s Answer

    You are correct the State must show good cause as to why that should be extended or else he must be released. If good cause is shown then he must be released by the 40th day if no charges are filed.

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  • Im 30 and was charged with Aggravated Battery when I was 17. I was charged as an adult. Can I appeal this? See Details.

    I was wondering if there was any way to appeal the way in which I was tried when I was younger. I had no money for a Lawyer at the time and feel that I was poorly advised by the public defender. In my case the victim did not want to press charges,...

    Darren’s Answer

    There are only a few avenues to attack a plea that has already been entered and sentenced on. The only viable one in your situation is ineffective assistance of counsel which must be filed within 2 years and you have passed that deadline.

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  • Does anyone know the decision made by the courts on December 02, 2011 in regards to the intoxilyzer machines being used?

    What will this decision mean for those charged with a DUI ?

    Darren’s Answer

    I am assuming you are asking about the hearing in Sarasota County. The hearing was before a 3 Judge Sarasota Panel and one Manatee County Judge. The Judges have taken the hearing under advisement and we should hear within a few weeks what there ruling is. If we are succesful FDLE will likely have to write a rule concerning the calibration of the flow sensor and all tests until that rule is written would be excluded. If we lose then the State would be able to introduce the results if they show they are relaible through expert testimony.

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  • If i have a misdemeanor is that a problem to apply for my citizen ship

    i was charged with WH ADJ WFINE COST and im resident

    Darren’s Answer

    What was the charge any drug offenses can have a significant impact. If it was a traffic offense should not be a problem.

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  • My husband right now was sentenced to mandatory 10 years for a fire arm, he's in the process to file an appeal.

    What is the process and is it a waste of time to do so? He was sentenced at 18years old and has been there since 2008. This is his first time in prison.

    Darren’s Answer

    You need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. There are certain time limitations on filing an appeal in a criminal case. Most attorneys would be willing to charge you a fee to determine if there are appealable issues prior to handling the case and inform you as to the merits of any appeal.

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  • Can I get mt record sealed or do anything about it if adjudication wasnt withheld?

    I have Leaving a child in a vechicle excess 15 mins 2nd degree mis and I want to be a nurse can I have it sealed or have the judge seal it?

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    Unfortunately if you have been adjudicated guilty of an offense you cannot seal or expunge that record. Even if you could when applying for a job where you need state license you would have to reveal that information.

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  • Early term of probation, with "no early term" per the state...

    "no early term" was never discussed before the peal was accepted. 3/4 th's of the probation is finished all the fees and fines have been paid. i applied for early term at the half way point, the state said "judge there is no early term on this ca...

    Darren’s Answer

    The law states you can always apply for early termination, the Judge is incorrect in stating there is no early termination. Was that part of your plea deal with the State? If not you can always apply for early termination.

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  • Is there any way to avoid sitting in jail while waiting for a VOP hearing?

    I am on felony probation for alachua county and i violated with a traffic ticket

    Darren’s Answer

    I am assuming this was a criminal traffic ticket as I am of the opinion you can not violate felony probation for a civil infraction. To answer your other question you must request a bond reduction hearing if the bond has bveen set at zero.

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