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Q: case law about prosecuting a case based on a knowingly false police report?

Prosecutor stated no contact was made with a key witness then 10 minutes later, the Court heard testimony that the witness was interviewed at length but interview was kept secret.

Matthew J. Olszewski
Matthew J. Olszewski answered on Mar 23, 2019

It wouldn’t be the first time and won’t be the last time that the prosecutor didn’t know everything law enforcement did or was doing. Everything law enforcement did should be disclosed to your attorney and if it wasn’t, your attorney is entitled to know why it wasn’t disclosed and... Read more »

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Q: If I have a misdemeanor warrant in Polk county can I fly safely domestically
Matthew J. Olszewski
Matthew J. Olszewski answered on Mar 21, 2019

There shouldn’t be any issue with you flying domestically. Any international travel, however, will almost certainly result in the warrant being flagged and you being arrested. If there is a bond associated with the warrant, you can contact a local bondsman and ask them about doing a “walk... Read more »

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Q: Haven't heard from my lawyer in three weeks have called texted numerous times to get an update. What do I do

I received a letter stating I need to appear in court for domestic violence April 9th at 1:30 cannot contact him to find out if I need to be there or he will appear for me as he has done in the past but I cannot reach him or get an update on what is going on. The domestic took place in September... Read more »

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Matthew J. Olszewski answered on Mar 18, 2019

I would keep trying to contact the attorney and/or his/her office. April 9th is still a ways away, so you have some time. If you still don’t hear back, try stopping by the attorneys office to make sure everything is ok. But the bottom line is, if you are worried about court, it’s always safest... Read more »

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Q: Will a suppression hearing take care of my charges?

I was searched by probation officer when I'm not on probation.

Matthew J. Olszewski
Matthew J. Olszewski answered on Mar 18, 2019

A suppression hearing can take care of any charges if the Judge determines that you were searched illegally. So if the probation officer had no legal justification for searching your person or property, then a motion to suppress could result in your charges being dismissed if the judge agrees that... Read more »

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Q: My license was suspended in court 2 week ago but the dmv is saying it is still valid. Can i drive?
Matthew J. Olszewski
Matthew J. Olszewski answered on Mar 18, 2019

Sometimes it can take a while for the suspension to get transmitted from the court over to the DMV, but until the DMV shows that your license is suspended there should be no issues.

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Q: My boyfriend used his then girlfriend's cc over the phone for car repair. She later disputed the chrg of about $3,600.

The money was put back on her cc,but he was still ARRESTED & CHRGD W/A FELONY!! He's never been in trouble before. He just turned 50 & she's 70. If she received her money then why can't these changes be dropped. He said his attorney said the state of Florida didn't want to drop the case because the... Read more »

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Matthew J. Olszewski answered on Mar 16, 2019

The crime has nothing to do with whether or not the money was returned or not. I’m assuming the charge is unauthorized use of a credit card. In simple terms the simple act of using someone’s credit card without their permission is the crime. So whether or not, the money was returned or not is... Read more »

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Q: I hired a attorney for a felony, that the state dropped before I even had a court date,am I entitled to a refund

I was arrested but never stepped foot in court for a felony,I paid the attorney 3 grand to represent me but he never had to go to court for the case, I got a text from him saying he talked to the state attorney and they dropped the case,my question is am I entitled to a refund considering he never... Read more »

Matthew J. Olszewski
Matthew J. Olszewski answered on Mar 16, 2019

Isn’t the #1 goal when you hire an attorney to get the charges dismissed? If that goal was accomplished what should it matter if it was accomplished in 1 day or 1 year? Some may consider getting the dismissal quicker as being better, that way this case wasn’t hanging over your head for months... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI for Florida on
Q: Do the DUI level 1 classes drug test in Melbourne FL
Matthew J. Olszewski
Matthew J. Olszewski answered on Mar 8, 2019

I have had clients tell me that they have been subjected to swabs of their mouth to test for the presence of alcohol when attending DUI School Level 1, but have never had a client ever mention any drug tests that were conducted.

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