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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: My case was dismissed without prejudice due to my lawyer, not responding to a judges request. Can I still reopen?

My lawyer, apparently did not have to credentials to practice where my case was moved. The judge asked for an amended summary, even gave an extension. My lawyer never replied. It was dropped without prejudiced. Finally getting a hold of my lawyer. He simply said he hadn’t had a case there in... View More

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Feb 25, 2024

If your case was dismissed without prejudice, you generally have the opportunity to refile it. A dismissal without prejudice means the court has closed the case, but your right to bring the matter before the court again is not barred. This is distinct from a dismissal with prejudice, which would... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: My case was dismissed without prejudice due to my lawyer, not responding to a judges request. Can I still reopen?

My lawyer, apparently did not have to credentials to practice where my case was moved. The judge asked for an amended summary, even gave an extension. My lawyer never replied. It was dropped without prejudiced. Finally getting a hold of my lawyer. He simply said he hadn’t had a case there in... View More

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Feb 27, 2024

I agree with Mr. Arrasmith. A dismissal without prejudice is NOT a "permanent" dismissal in the sense of being permanently barred from re-filing your case, unless the statute of limitations period has already expired. Also, in the event your claim would be permanently barred due to... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: Good morning. MY QUESTION: I was charged with “Grand theft (more than $750 but less than $2500.00”. Continues below

First time ever being arrested. Was given 18months probation with adjudication with probation. I’m all completed with probation. Completed classes and all financial obligations. Went to court and was released off probation. When looking up my DC# I’m still on there with charges stating the... View More

Leonard Louis Cagan
Leonard Louis Cagan
answered on Feb 1, 2024

If you entered a plea to this case and was placed on probation "with adjudication", the information will never be removed from your record. If you entered into some type of diversion, you may be able to seek expungement or sealing if the case was dismissed. If the "dismissal"... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Collections, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: Can the Federal DOJ's Financial Litigation Unit (FLU) go after property and bank accounts belonging solely to my wife...

Can the Federal DOJ's Financial Litigation Unit (FLU) go after property and bank accounts belonging solely to my wife...in order to collect on a federal restitution order issued solely against me? The reason I ask is because I received a collection notice letter from the FLU. Included with the... View More

Solomon L. Wisenberg
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answered on Oct 28, 2023

It depends on all of the specific facts of your situation. Generally speaking, DOJ cannot reach a spouse's separate property unless the property constitutes the proceeds of your crime or was obtained with the proceeds of your crime.

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: Today my judgment expired and my restitutions is over 20 years I have not received any information from the courts
T. Augustus Claus
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answered on Jul 11, 2023

If your restitution period has ended and you have not received any information from the courts, it is advisable to follow up with the court clerk's office or probation department to clarify the status of your case and obtain necessary documentation.

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: What charges can be found on a hotel employee who's pocketing the cash he takes and gives them the room free?
Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Aug 18, 2022

If you have the evidence then contact the police and make a police report.

1 Answer | Asked in White Collar Crime, Consumer Law, Contracts and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: I need to prosecute a case following under Title 16 - Crimes and Offenses, GA Code § 16-5-101

I am B.T.G, R.Ph. I have been a licensed Georgia Pharmacist for 32 Years. I and my son are disabled; he with a mental health issue. I arrived to Statesboro, Georgia on June 16, 2022, and lost a contract already under execution in order to assist and advise my 22 year old son on site at Georgia... View More

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Jul 24, 2022

What, if anything, does any of this have to do with Florida law?

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Business Law and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: Unjust Enrichment-gave up 50% of pay for share of incremental purchase price but then owners refused to pay.

As CFO of a business being sold, the owners of this business requested I take a 50% pay cut in return for splitting the incremental purchase price savings (about $1M) directly tied to my salary reduction. There is clear evidence of how my salary reduction contributed to $1M additional purchase... View More

Jane Kim
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answered on Mar 8, 2022

You can't be an employee at will and have an employment agreement.

Further, you may have several claims but obviously you need a consultation with a lawyer to understand your facts, review documents and advise accordingly.

Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: Where do I file a legal and/or criminal complaint if parties are in different states?

I wanted to look into filing a complaint against against some people for possible crimes, such as hacking my company's website and blackmail over the computer/text. I live in FL, they live in CA, and these incidents took place while they were in NY and CA. Can I file claims and complaints with... View More

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Oct 15, 2021

You do not "file" criminal complaints; a prosecuting attorney for one of the several jurisdictions involved would do that. You would contact the governmental agency (such as a district attorney or state attorney in California, New York, or Florida; the FBI or Justice Department for the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Intellectual Property and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: Can someone please help me? I am being framed.

Both my brand new Inspiron and my really old hand-me-down HP have been exchanged at the CPU part, the base. I know there is an FBI investigation, now they can't find anything so they're setting me up to fail because I found accidentally SEC stuff relative to assets (A Huge Number of... View More

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Feb 15, 2021

IMO, you should have learned better before this happened. So learn it now: Seeking attention in the manner you have recently done sets off many alarms in many places you have never heard of.

The next thing you need to learn is that competent successful Florida lawyers will probably not...
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2 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Contracts, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: USING A HYPHENATED NAME ON A NOTARIZED DOCUMENT: THE NAME CHANGE GAME - TRICKERY TO AVOID LEGAL LIABILITY

Someone has been financially gaining by using a different name on documentation which has been notarized (as required to be valid and binding) but, the name does not match the legal name or initial on the FL ID. For example: the person's name is "Tom Smith Jones" (First, Middle and... View More

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Aug 7, 2020

To answer that question, a review of all relevant documents and communications would be required because notarization is not normally needed to create an enforceable contract. So the issue is whether the faulty notarization makes a difference, as opposed it being irrelevant because of having a... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: What is the difference legally between something like Monopoly money and counterfeit money? Just curious.
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on May 27, 2020

Monopoly money is not printed with the intent that it will be mistaken for real money. So it is not given in tender for payment of (real) debt.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: Can I get some advice please on what or how will it be the easiest but fastest way to get a friend out of jail?

Hi, I'm Zach. I’m writing in an attempt to help a close friend get released ASAP from jail due to the impending threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. I understand that many nonviolent offenders are being released. He has a serious medical condition, Hepatitis-C which has not been treated since... View More

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro
answered on Apr 2, 2020

Hire a lawyer and have him file a motion to release him/her on bond pending the resolution of the charges...

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: Can I file a restraining order on line if it's urgent

I have been stalked harassed and threatened face to face cyber etc has guns 6 yrs

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Mar 22, 2020

Probably.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: I need an attorney who has extensive experience in cases as a defendant vs the SEC in Miami

See: SEC vs Dayne Roseman (Google search will show case and prosecutors)

Jonathan Blecher
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answered on Jan 16, 2020

I know an excellent lawyer, however I don't think I'm permitted to make referrals in this forum. You are free to reach out to me through my profile on Justia for more information. Jonathan Blecher

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Federal Crimes and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: Cashing checks in my name for a company and sending via Person to Person transfers like Western Union- legal or not?

I was contacted by a company called Start'Immo to work for them. I did about a months work and at that point, I was asked to cash a check for the company. I said I would because I was under the impression that it would be to deposit the check in the company account. However, the check has my... View More

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin
answered on Oct 10, 2019

COMPLETE SCAM

The check us a fraud.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation, Landlord - Tenant and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: Landlord breached lease w/Code violations. Agreed to $50/per day credit per issue (3) on record, 22 months. Help recover

Racist landlord using rental address for food stamp fraud, refused to make electric repairs, putting lives at risk. Using harassment notes and text msgs to extort money. Used address for FEMA fraud and refuses to disclose security deposit details. Multiple county code violations on public record... View More

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Sep 23, 2019

Move out quickly--before all these serious violations come home to roost--right where you live.

1 Answer | Asked in Securities Law, Stockbroker Fraud and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: I am stuck in a shorting position of 4000 shares of $CETC (Hongli Clean Energy Technologie) that I am unable to cover

since the stock was halted on April 2017 and delisted from Nasdaq and never relisted on OTC. My broker at first said they wouldn’t charge short interest fees since the stock is halted.

But then they suddenly start charging  “Stock Borrow Fee” ranging from $500-$700 every month since... View More

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Sep 13, 2019

There are some critical facts missing from your facts: (1) Why are you asking for advice in mid-September 2019 about events that you say occurred in May 2017? There must be more than you are telling us.

(2) EXACTLY when did you short the security?

(3) EXACTLY when was the end date...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Libel & Slander and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: I have reason to believe a tenant is stalking me and using covert surveillance without consent for nefarious purposes.

It has been happening for an extended amount of time, and when I recently used an RF bug detector, it has confirmed my suspicions. It also confirmed that an employee is directly related to this incident even though I have nothing personal against that employee. The reason for this is because my RF... View More

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Jul 29, 2019

You did not ask a question. You probably will get no response if you don't ask a question.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Collections, Securities Law and White Collar Crime for Florida on
Q: I own a small marketing business and I have a former client who won't pay his invoices.

I discontinued work with this particular client because I discovered he was committing what I was quiet certain was investor fraud and did not want this to affect my or my companies reputation. I later discovered that he left the state of Connecticut because he had been summoned and fined for the... View More

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Jul 18, 2019

Unless you sue the deadbeat client and receive a Judgment, collecting all the money they owe you is nearly impossible--especially without competent counsel to help you. Look for a good lawyer using the Find a Lawyer tab at the top of every page.

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