Im a 19 year old college student and I was caught shoplifting. I have no criminal record, and this is a first offense. The LP took me into their office, and when the police officers arrived, they read me my rights and had me sign a trespassing for...
First, it sounds like you were given a criminal notice to appear as opposed to being arrested. If at all possible you should prevent yourself from having a criminal record if at all possible by finding a criminal lawyer who will work with your budgetary constants. Maybe your parents would be willing to assist you financially in hiring a lawyer. If you get the right result on the criminal charge you might be eligible to seal or expunge the case. Also, if you stole from a big box retailer you can expect a letter requesting civil restitution in the $200 range for the time it took to deal with your case. This is NOT part of the criminal case but can be sought pursuant to a Florida statute.See question
I hired a WI lawyer but he has been uncommunicative since the trial. I have received nothing but the revocation notice. What all do I need to do to get my license back? It was my first offense and I had a clean record up until then.
If this was a first offense DUI conviction you may be eligible for a hardship license assuming DUI school or the equivalent out of state course is complete. There may be other conditions you would need to satisfy, such as the ignition interlock device. I suggest you contact the local office that handles suspension issues such as yours. Their Jacksonville number is 904-777-2132.See question
Didn't finish paying disputed fines in NJ. MUST BE A WAY TO RENEW MY Drivers License IN FL?
It sounds like you have a hold out of New Jersey and are suspended in the national driver registry. Unfortunately, Florida will not renew your license with this hold. Even though you may have obtained a Florida license at one time, the computer systems are now in sync with each other and you won't be able to do anything in Florida until the hold from New Jersey is satisfied. The number to the DMV office in Trenton is 609-292-7500, I would suggest you give them a call to see what steps you need to take to re-instate your privileges there.See question
I was driving from ATL, GA to Tampa Florida and I got a super speeder fee ticket. How will this impact me? What can I do?
What county and state was the violation in??See question
I got my second DUI in 5 years in 2007. It was suspended for 5 years. It has been 6 years now can I get my regular license back without getting the breathalyzer in my car? I completed the DUI counseling program already.
No you will be required to get the ignition interlock device installed. Even though you waited out your revocation the DHSMV will still require the device. Call them at 850-617-2000 for any additional questions.See question
I was arrested for DUI on friday night and I was just wondering what I am facing? And is it worth it for me to try and fight the charges?
That is a tough question to answer. It depends on the facts, the reason for the stop and whether you took a breath test. There are also driver license issues that must be addressed within 10 days of the arrest.See question
Happened in Sept. 2009. I was 19 years old. No one else was involved. License suspended for 1 year. Since graduated Merrimack college with a Biology Degree. Applying to become an officer in the Navy and need this off my record.
Unfortunately Florida law does not permit a sealing or expungement for any charge resulting in an adjudication of guilt. Your only hope is a governor's pardon and that is difficult if not impossible.See question
I live in MI I went to Florida to satisfy a seven yr old DUI charge and arrest warrant after 90 days the case was dropped primarily because the Breathalyzer test given at arrest was found to be faulty and therefor inadmissible in court...
Yes they can and will require you to attend DUI school. If you were found not guilty after trial and you took a breath test then the administrative suspension could be removed from your DHSMV record. In your case it appears they dropped the charge as opposed to being found not guilty after trial. In order to satisfy the administrative suspension it sounds like you are currently under, the DHSMV will require a DUI school or the equivalent in Michigan. They will also make you pay a fee to reinstate your license. For more details call the Clearwater BAR office at 727-507-4405.
First offense. No prior criminal records.
It's possible that the state attorney will consider a reduced charge of reckless driving. I would suggest you consult an experienced DUI lawyer.See question
This is my second DUI, 16 years apart
NO. Under Florida law DUI schools must be in person.See question