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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: My friend of mine went to a child hear say hearing and the court reserves ruling what happens next?

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Jay R. Rooth
Jay R. Rooth answered on Feb 14, 2019

This means the judge is going to issue a ruling with written order at a later date. Many times the attorneys will follow up with additional Memorandum to support the arguments presented at the hearing. You simply need to wait for the judge to make the ruling.

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Q: Received my first speeding ticket. Will my insurance rates go up if I take the drivers class to get the points off?

If i take the class, will the insurance rates go up if the points aren't on my license.

Jay R. Rooth
Jay R. Rooth answered on Feb 12, 2019

Your insurance rates should not go up if you take the class and avoid points for the citation.

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Q: Got speeding ticket- WRONG: ALL car info, lic plate # (1 digit off), I was going north, It says south. Can I fight it?

I was in 2004 4 door silver Toyota, ticket says I was in 2014 2 door black Ford.

Jay R. Rooth
Jay R. Rooth answered on Feb 12, 2019

Yes, but the officer can amend the citation prior to the hearing. However, it sounds like the officer has a bunch of facts mixed up in the citation which will help for the hearing. At the end of the day if the officer testifies under oath that he recalls you driving at excessive speed, you will... Read more »

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Q: I have to go to court for mis.vop 1st time what can I expect
Jay R. Rooth
Jay R. Rooth answered on Feb 12, 2019

The first time that you go to court for a violation of probation, the court will make sure that you have an attorney or appoint a public defender. The judge will typically ready the reasons for the violation of probation so that you are aware of the allegations and then set your case for a... Read more »

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Q: I'm aware i can not have two expungements but could I get a sealed and expunge?

I had a record expunged when I was 18 now 33 years old. I was arrested at 30 they say I cannot have two. Can I have my recent arrest sealed?

Jay R. Rooth
Jay R. Rooth answered on Feb 12, 2019

The Florida Department of Law enforcement only allows for 1 adult expungement. I have included a link to the FDLE website that will also confirm for you.

http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/Seal-and-Expunge-Process/Seal-and-Expunge-Home.aspx

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