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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: How do I fight getting my license suspended without me knowing about the citation.?

I was given a ticket for speeding and in that moment I found out that I was driving on a suspended license. My license had been suspended for a citation that I never received. I was not aware.

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Sasha Dadan Bonna answered on Sep 13, 2019

Are you saying you were never pulled over for speeding? Do you believe someone used your identification? If so you should contact the Clerk's Office and get more details. You will have to prove that it was not you.

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: Bought a car and got a ticket for no license plate on our way to get a license plate, should I pay or fight.

We bought a car in a neighboring state on Saturday. On Monday, dropping the car off at the mechanic to fix some basic problems then on on our way to the DMV, we got pulled over and got a ticket for not having a current plate. We got the plates later, but do we pay the ticket or do we fight since we... Read more »

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Sasha Dadan Bonna answered on Sep 13, 2019

It is best to hire an attorney to handle your ticket. Depending on the Officer the Attorney may be able to convince him or her to drop the ticket without having to go to trial, if you can show you immediately got the tag and plate.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: If I’m in the car with my son who is 14 and he wrecks and injures people in the car can I be criminally charge

He hit a tree not another vehicle and the people that were hurt was his other siblings

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Sasha Dadan Bonna answered on Sep 13, 2019

Florida Statute 322.36, Permitting Unauthorized Operator to Drive, states: "A person may not authorize or knowingly permit a motor vehicle owned by him or her or under his or her dominion or control to be operated upon any highway or public street except by a person who is duly authorized to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Cannabis oil felony charge in Polk, no prior criminal history. Realistic out come of attorney is hired?
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Sasha Dadan Bonna answered on Sep 13, 2019

I would like to say that the answer to your question depends a lot on the prosecutor assigned. Some counties also have drug court, which is typically an offer of diversion given to someone with no prior criminal history.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Florida on
Q: Question regarding FOIA/Privacy Act for those familiar

If I submit a FOIA request, I know one of the exemptions to disclosure is information about an active investigation. However, I see that they would put in the FOIA response that the information was redacted and the exemption it was redacted under, which would essentially show that there is an... Read more »

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Sasha Dadan Bonna answered on Sep 13, 2019

My experience has been that if you are being investigated for a crime, the investigative report and victim report is protected. However, I would have an attorney contact the Detective on the case and request whatever information is available. Why you are being investigated, what information they... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: If a search warrant does not specify any items, is the evidence admissible?
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Sasha Dadan Bonna answered on Sep 13, 2019

A search warrant should include information such as:

names of the persons to whom the warrant is directed – usually law enforcement officers;

a description of the premises or item to be searched;

the grounds that justify issuing the warrant;

detailed descriptions...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Small Claims for Florida on
Q: Can I get arrested just because someone said I stole something from them

This person accuse me of stealing something. Then they said if I paid for I can continue to live their. When I could not pay them the money they locked me out of the house and kept every possession than I own. Is this even legal and can I get arrested for something then I did not do. And how do I... Read more »

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Sasha Dadan Bonna answered on Sep 13, 2019

If you had moved into the home and you were locked out when you could not pay that is called an illegal eviction. If you are accused of stealing, but you deny said accusation and there are no witnesses it will be difficult for the State to prosecute such a case. It does not mean you wont be... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Hello, I'm a fugitive from Florida for a case in Dade County, 1997. Please advise if Justia can help.
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Sasha Dadan Bonna answered on Sep 13, 2019

Because the case is from 1997, not only might the Statute of limitations be a problem, but the discovery, the information the State needs to prosecute you may have been lost. I would contact an attorney in Dade, hire that attorney and have the attorney contact the Assistant State Attorney that... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Police came to my nephew school and took his cell phone questioned him about a murder and his parents weren’t there
Sasha Dadan Bonna
Sasha Dadan Bonna answered on Sep 13, 2019

The police need a search warrant before they can access your nephew's phone, unless they have permission to search from the owner of the phone. I would hire an attorney immediately even if he has not been charged.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Can I be charged civilly for perjury and then be charged criminally for perjury?
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Sasha Dadan Bonna answered on Feb 18, 2019

Perjury is a criminal offense punishable by up to 5 years in prison.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: If a person does an open plea is adjudicated guilty but was incarcerated at the time of the offense

My brother-in-law didn't open plea it was adjudicated guilty but he was in fact incarcerated on the offense date and I believe that he was unaware of this

Sasha Dadan Bonna
Sasha Dadan Bonna answered on Feb 18, 2019

Your brother should hire an attorney. If he does not have a means to hire a lawyers, contacting the Public Defender's Office is the best option. Your brother could move to set aside the sentence.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: Is sexting legal when you're 18 and you send some who is older in Florida

I really would like a full answer because am curious

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Sasha Dadan Bonna answered on Feb 18, 2019

In the state of Florida you are considered an adult at the age of 18. If you are and adult and you are sexting with another adult it is not illegal. If however, you are the adult and you are sexting with a minor that is a felony offense. Additionally, if you engage in sexting as the adult and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: What are the grounds needed to prove grand theft? And also can a warrant be issued 6months after an alleged grand theft

Can a warrant be issued on word of complaint alone 6 months after alleged incident

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Sasha Dadan Bonna answered on Feb 18, 2019

The Statute of limitations on a third degree felony is three years. To prove the crime of grand theft the State must prove beyond a reasonable doubt:

1. (Defendant) knowingly and unlawfully [obtained or used] [endeavored to obtain or to use] the (property alleged) of (victim).

2....
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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Florida on
Q: what does this mean? "Order Denying Injunction Before Hearing Recorded"

ex wife tried to file a restraining order without any evidence of wrongdoing

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Sasha Dadan Bonna answered on Feb 18, 2019

If the court denied the injunction before a hearing your case will be automatically expunged pursuant to 119.0714(1)(K), Florida Statute. This is great news! In injunction cases expungement is not automatic unless a temporary injunction is denied and no hearing is set. This is good for you because... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Florida on
Q: can A restraint order be dropped at a arraignment
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Sasha Dadan Bonna answered on Feb 18, 2019

If the opposing party agrees to have the injunction dismissed it can be done even before a hearing. However, you must not have direct contact with the opposing party if an injunction has been entered against you and they are pro se. However, if the opposing party is represented you may consult with... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Stopped by LP in Target for taking $30worth of cleaning supplies. Said not pressing charges and police were not called

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I get a summons to go to court as they let me go

Sasha Dadan Bonna
Sasha Dadan Bonna answered on Dec 3, 2018

You may be facing criminal charges for theft. Contact my law office for a free consultation at sasha@dadanbonnalaw.com.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Florida on
Q: My ex has the passcode and app to my home alarm. Can he be charged for tampering with it?

I broke up with my boyfriend recently. He had my home alarm system accessible from an app on his phone. He has my old code and recently changed my passcode to something of his liking. He tampered with it to where he armed my alarm and police showed up obviously because I didn’t have my code! Is... Read more »

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Sasha Dadan Bonna answered on Nov 2, 2018

I would suggest changing your alarm code and contacting the company who you are billed through to notify them of the breach. I would also contact the nearest police department.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: I need to know if my fiance was arrested illegally

My fiance was fixing his grandfather's truck that was just bought and asked couple officer across street for help and there was an officer in his car who had a grudge against my fiance from 3 years back and arrested him saying he knew my fiance had multiple warrants but we checked with 4 officers... Read more »

Sasha Dadan Bonna
Sasha Dadan Bonna answered on Nov 2, 2018

An officer cannot make an arrest without probable cause. An officer can also make an arrest if there is an active warrant. Contact my office for more information. I can provide you with a free consultation 772-579-2771.

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Florida on
Q: What is the best way to prove that the accused is innocent in a domestic?
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Sasha Dadan Bonna answered on Oct 23, 2018

The State has to prove in a domestic violence battery:

To prove the crime of Battery, the State must prove the following element beyond a reasonable doubt:

Give 1 or 2 as applicable.

1. [(Defendant) intentionally touched or struck (victim) against [his] [her] will.]...
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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Florida on
Q: Is the information discussed in a delinquency hearing confidential?
Sasha Dadan Bonna
Sasha Dadan Bonna answered on Oct 23, 2018

Juvenile cases are generally not published to the public. However, delinquency hearings are open to the public.

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