As my colleagues have stated, as a Criminal Defendant you are entitled to: 1. hire your own lawyer at your own expense; 2. have an attorney appointed by the court to defend you if you cannot afford to hire one (except in infractions or traffic matters- where your freedom is not at risk); or 3....View More
I've been on bail bond now for a year and the case has yet to be filed (Criminal information / Boating While Intoxicated) in Texas. I've since moved to Florida and changed all my registrations and Driver's license to Florida. Do the bond conditions from Texas still apply to me in... View More
Your open case could show up on a police check of your ID if you get pulled over and might subject you to some scrutiny-particularly a DUI arrest. More likely if you're on probation. Simply notifying the court of your change of address may be insufficient and should require a signed Order...View More
You should contact the Bureau of Administrative Review, in Florida, to determine if your NV class will meet the requirements of Florida’s DUI level 1 school. Unless you live or work in a Florida County, you are prohibited from taking the FL DUI level 1 class. Thus, out of State classes should be...View More
You need to contact a DUI program in Florida and request a transfer of DUI school supervision/treatment to your home state. The Florida school will advise you which school and treatment provider in your area will satisfy Florida's requirements, will communicate with the NV program, and will...View More
If you are referring to the 5-year license revocation period, it will last for 5 years from the date of release from incarceration. You will need to provide DHSMV with the release date on a DHSMV form signed by the jail.
Back story - I called the cops about a man threatening me with a gun in Tampa fl . I waited outside in my friends car. The police approached me and instantly the male officer began harassing me and charged me with dui and took me to jail . They dropped the charges after viewing the body cam because... View More
You have potential claims against the arresting officer and his/her employer if your criminal case had any of the following outcomes: No Information, Nolle Prosse (or Nolle Prosequi), Dismissal by the Court, or Acquittal (not guilty verdict) by the Court. If you entered a no contest (or nolo...View More
My boyfriend was pulled over, I was with him. He switched lanes without signal and they accused him of being under the influence. The officer asked to see my id. They gave him a field test, in the cold with slippers and shorts on. He was cold and has physical ailments. They arrested him. On his... View More
No, the DUI ticket cannot be dismissed for that purpose alone. On the other hand, a gifted lawyer can explore this discrepancy in the ticket to attack the officer's credibility at trial. Additionally, a lawyer may be able to review the ticket and report to see if there are more discrepancies...View More
I got a DUI in New Jersey in 1987, and they added a eluding charge (2c:29-2b). This is the only blemish on my record. I moved to Florida in 2020 and took a Conceal Carry training course and applied for my permit and was rejected by the FBI. State law says I can still buy a weapon, but how do I... View More
You can lawfully transport your firearm to the range, to hunt or for other lawful purposes, if it is "within the interior of a private conveyance, ..., if the firearm or other weapon is securely encased or is otherwise not readily accessible for immediate use." See Florida Statute 790.25...View More
I also have Medical records that prove my blood sugar dropped to 34 so it was impossible for me to be competent. I've been trying to figure out why they punish me for everything. The judge kept me in jail for 4 months with no bond. Then she gave me a bond for 60,000 and all over a domestic I... View More
I understand your position; however, I don’t see facts, in your discussion, that supports your claim. Generally speaking, if a judge shows bias, your lawyer should file a motion to recuse (remove the judge from your case). Assuming the facts warrant such a motion, you may wish to pursue an...View More
If you want to apply for a CWP a 38-year-old DUI conviction will not prevent issuance of a CWP. However, after July 1 the new law regarding permit-less concealed carry becomes effective. Additionally, one DUI conviction 38 years ago will not disqualify you from concealed carry, if you are otherwise...View More
I'm being told that I have to start my 2 year iid sentence over with 5 months left because I had heart surgery on 1/6/23 and can't continue at the present moment? Is this legal? My heart condition is out of my control and I was doing everything that was asked of me with no violations.... View More
During a DUI arrest while visiting Florida, I was brought to the hospital for chest pains. 20-30 minutes prior to being discharged from the hospital, the officer said a breathalyzer was no longer an option (we were there for approximately 3 hours, his station was 5-10 minutes from the hospital),... View More
There's a myriad of issues present in this fact pattern. I'm not licensed in California, so I can't offer you an opinion on the nuances of CA law which may apply. I suggest STRONGLY, that you retain an attorney in your area to defend you.
DUI with a Minor + Injury is very serious. The Broward County State Attorney's Office will prosecute the case with vigor. In addition to the criminal penalties, you have only 10 days from the date of arrest to attend to the administrative driver license suspension. You should contact a local...View More
I was charged with a DUI offense in November of 2020. I had 2 minors in the car, which caused me to be charged with child endangerment. That charge was dropped because this was my first offense. I didn't have to serve any jail time, I did have my licensee suspended. I did my community service... View More
Because the DUI involved minors in the car you will definitely have to convince the court that drinking is not a problem for you. Hopefully it was an isolated incident. It will not matter that the charge was dropped. The legal standard is what is in the best interests of the child. You can also...View More
Police often mistakenly check the “not eligible” box on DUI citations, most often due to ignorance of eligibility requirements. However, a second DUI arrest, or current suspensions may make a driver ineligible. The local DHSMV office will identify eligibility. Contact them or have an attorney...View More
There are many jurisdictions in Florida where Zoom remote hearings are taking place. Speak with an attorney who can work out the logistics and have the warrant quashed. Otherwise you’ll never be able to enter our borders without an arrest.
I was in an altercation with someone and they came from behind. The police then intervened and I did not realize they were the police until I was tased. They gave me a notice to appear of resisting without violence. Will this violate my probation and if so will my probation officer put me in jail?
An arrest has the potential to violate your probation. Typically, you’re arrested for violation of probation when the probation officer discoverers the new offense; however, a judge will often set bond on the probation violation warrant. If it’s an on-site arrest, bond may be set at your...View More
I received a DUI 7 years ago. I got sober and went to school and am now in a special monitoring group called Professionals Resource Networking in order to hold a DOH license to work because of my past. I want to get my hardship license but cannot afford or have the time to do two substance... View More
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