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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Employment Law for Florida on
Q: Is a third party constented search of my backpack within someone else's car at work by an employer legal in florida?
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answered on May 22, 2024

That depends on the circumstances of each individual case, but it can be. There are often more lenient rules when an employer, rather than the State, seeks to conduct a search. Some factors to your question include, but are not limited to: what type of employer, reason for the search, location of... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: Legal advice for drug trafficking charge in Fl?

My brother got pulled over for his tint (too dark), they called a k9 for an air sniff, got a hit. Nothing in the car but he has 900g of ice on his person which they found after the car was searched bc the dog got a hit off him I’m guessing?? Ik it’s pretty bleak I’m just trying to get an idea... View More

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answered on May 13, 2024

Drug trafficking cases certainly are serious, but very complex. So, there is much to challenge. That’s why it’s important to work with the right lawyer early to review the entire case and give the best advice. If it was a reactive stop (actually because of the tint), one potential issue is... View More

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Q: I was arrested for a petty theft where they Search me without permission and my belongings and then I gotta A drug charg

They later dropped the theft and now I have a drug charge is that still possible

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answered on Apr 15, 2024

Generally, yes. If law enforcement is legally conducting a search concerning one offense, and while doing so find evidence of another offense within the scope of the legal search, that can be charged. Even if the original offense is dropped.

However, you mentioned you may not have been...
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1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI for Florida on
Q: what will be my probable outcome of a first offense DUI with a .3 BAC and a car accident?
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answered on Apr 1, 2024

The answer varies, but depending on the specific facts, the consequences could be quite serious. This includes potential jail time, fines, costs, and more. There may also be a negative impact on your driving privileges. There are ancillary costs too, such as increased insurance rates, higher... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Military Law, Divorce and Family Law for Florida on
Q: The military says I was abusive to my spouse but I can show proof it was the way around?and I was discharged for it.

I have a length of abuse with my ex-husband, who was a marine, and when I was in, he abused me, and I sent him to jail at the state that we were located at Everett, Washington, and that’s how the Navy was involved in it not only that I had issues with my ex cutting my military issued ID. I had an... View More

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answered on Feb 29, 2024

From what you’ve provided, it appears you are prior service Navy and were administratively discharged with something other than an Honorable characterization of service, causing you to be ineligible for certain veteran benefits.

If that is the case, you may be able to seek an upgrade of...
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Q: Has any attorney ever claimed Fraud on the Court against a Prosecutor and won?

A judge is Palm Beach County is trying to stop me as a pro se from proving the Prosecutor committed Fraud on the Court. Looking for someone to review my Fraud on the Court filing and the supporting evidence. I will pay you for your time even if you do not take the case.

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answered on Jan 15, 2024

I don’t believe I can adequately answer your question at this point. I think I understand where you want to get to, but I would need more information to determine what the issue is and whether I could be of help. I am happy to schedule a call to learn more and see if I could be of any subsequent... View More

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