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Q: Please google Michael Dowd vs Palm Beach Florida et al

Pubilc Defender utters forged Probable Cause Affidavits. Palm Beach County Clerk of court removed filed p.c. affidavit and replaced with a forgery.

Colleen Kasperek
Colleen Kasperek answered on Aug 18, 2019

Public Defender's do NOT file Probable Cause Affidavits! Law enforcement and the State Attorney's office does! And they can be modified if an error was made.

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Q: Can a failed urinalysis for mdma/methamphetamine cause me to be charged for possession and attempt to destribute

I was discharged from the military with a other than honorable for misconduct and a couple of days before being discharged I was taken to C.I.D on post and told that I needed to sign documentation to speed up my discharge. When I arrived my fingerprints were taken and they took what seemed like... Read more »

Colleen Kasperek
Colleen Kasperek answered on Aug 1, 2019

I changed the subject area to Military Law since it can be very different from civilian law.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: If the offender dies, does his lawyer release him from restitution? If so, what forms need to be filed?
Colleen Kasperek
Colleen Kasperek answered on Jul 27, 2019

It would not be the job of the lawyer who represented the Defendant to do anything. It would be up to the recipient of the restitution to file a claim for the unpaid amount against the Defendant's estate.

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Q: Is it a criminal offence in Florida to keep someone else's dog without their permission?

My wife gave my dog to someone to care for it while I was sick and now he wont give it back - I have ownership papers so can I file a police report as I feel he has stolen my dog?

Colleen Kasperek
Colleen Kasperek answered on Jul 25, 2019

Yes, you can. Is the reason the person is keeping your dog that he or she provided kennel services or medical care? If so, that person can file a claim against you in small claims or circuit court. Still, he or she cannot keep your dog as security against these debts, unless you or your wife, as... Read more »

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Q: My friend was pulled over with an ounce of marijuana and $30,000 cash. He lives in Florida. It’s his first offense.
Colleen Kasperek
Colleen Kasperek answered on Jul 12, 2019

Whoa! $30,000! Law enforcement is going to seize that $$ since drugs were on the scene. Like attorney Kollin said, he needs an attorney, NOW!

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Q: I’ve been on probation for two years now on termination process I have been waiting 3 weeks still no news that I’m off

I’ve been on probation for two years I’ve completed everything to complete probation my probation officer has put me on termination and I’ve been waiting for 3 weeks what is going on very confused

Colleen Kasperek
Colleen Kasperek answered on Jul 9, 2019

Patience is a virtue here! I suggest that you contact your P.O. and be VERY POLITE! Ask for the status. Your P.O. may have submitted the paperwork to the Judge and is waiting on the Judge to sign it. You can also check online at your County's Clerk of Court website, searching under your name or... Read more »

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Q: Is it qualified for stalking charges to knock on your girlfriends window around 2:30 AM, to give a notebook.

I am 18, she is 17, her parents verbally threatened, and told me its stalking. Is that true? They said I cannot enter there neighborhood after dark either.

Colleen Kasperek
Colleen Kasperek answered on Jul 9, 2019

Not quite! There is more to stalking than one late night trespass. Here is some text from the statute (784.048):

... to engage in a course of conduct directed at a specific person which causes substantial emotional distress to that person and serves no legitimate purpose. ... So, one...
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