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What To Do If You Get An Underage Drinking Ticket Or Fake ID Ticket In Daytona Beach On Spring Break.

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The first thing to make clear is that the Daytona Beach fake ID ticket or Daytona Beach underage drinking ticket is not technically a ticket. If you pay the ticket you will have a criminal record. We frequently get calls from spring breakers that have paid a ticket and are showing a criminal record when they apply for a job or are having difficulty getting accepted into graduate school, medical school, law school...... Sometimes they are told that they have a criminal record by potential employers, sometimes they are accused of lying on their application and sometimes they are calling to try to figure out why they aren't getting into schools or getting jobs that they should be qualified for.

So, what is a MIP ticket or fake ID ticket in Daytona Beach? To put it simply - it is a money-making scam. To give it a legal definition - it is a plea and waiver to a misdemeanor that looks like a ticket. By paying the "ticket" you are admitting to a misdemeanor offense. The Clerk will withhold adjudication when you pay it. Therefore, officers say you won't have a criminal record. The problem with a withhold is that because of the internet, everyone that knows how to look, can see it. You can seal a withhold and then after 10 years you can expunge it. At that point you would not have a record. I doubt any college student wants to wait 10 years to get into a graduate school or to get a job.

The good news is that in Daytona Beach the State Attorney's Office has been reasonable in handling these cases. They have even stipulated to opening old cases on multiple occasions. This is easier to get done if the case has not been closed for very long. As a defense attorney in Daytona Beach I have not had a single underage drinking case that was resolved with a criminal plea. We have been able to get a diversion in all the cases but one. In that one case that involved underage drinking in a car we got a non-criminal open container ticket.  That was based on an extensive prior record and that was a ticket instead of a misdemeanor in disguise. Each case is individual so past success does not guarantee a result in future cases. This does show a tendency by the prosecutors to work with us on these types of cases. In the past, they have not wanted to give young students a criminal record after they have invested a small fortune in their education. If you are accused of a crime during Spring Break in Daytona Beach contact attorney Kevin J. Pitts for a free consultation. Everything can be handled over the phone and an office appointment is not required. Call 386-451-5112 for a free case evaluation.



What To Do When Arrested For A Seminole County Domestic Violence Charge

Published by in Seminole County Domestic Violence ·
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If you are accused of domestic violence in Seminole County call Kevin Pitts at 407-883-6853 for a free case evaluation.

Collateral Consequences of a Daytona Beach Domestic Violence Case (Part 2)

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It is unheard of that a misdemeanor will permanently revoke a constitutional right. A domestic violence charge can revoke your right to bear arms for life. That means a plea to a DV charge will make it illegal for you to possess a firearm for life.

Collateral Consequences of a Daytona Beach Domestic Violence Case (Part 1)

Published by in Daytona Beach Domestic Violence ·
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Most of the charges in Florida that cannot be sealed are serious felonies. The two exceptions are domestic violence and stalking. These are the only misdemeanors that you cannot seal if adjudication is withheld. That means a plea to a DV charge will be on your record for life. DUI also cannot be sealed but for a different reason. The statute requires an adjudication of guilt.

Daytona Beach Divorce Attorney

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Seminole County Suspended License Attorney

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In Orange County, Volusia County, Polk County, Seminole County, Lake County, Osceola County and Flagler County 29,274 suspended license cases with knowledge occurred in 2012.

Daytona Beach Area DUI Arrests On The Decline

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Daytona Beach area DUI arrests have fallen steadily for the last five years from 2,600 arrests down to 1,537.

Should You Waive Your Formal Review For A Daytona Beach DUI

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The Bureau of Administrative Reviews recently changed the rules for getting a hardship license allowing the driver to potentially avoid the hard suspension. To avoid the hard suspension the driver must waive the right to a hearing to challenge administrative suspension from a Daytona Beach DUI. Being able to drive is beneficial for many DUI suspects but the new process also waives the right to challenge the suspension and can increase the upfront cost.

What Happens When You Are Arrested For A Daytona Beach DUI

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Should You Take A Daytona Beach Breath Test

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Is it better to take a Daytona Beach breath test or is it better to refuse? Here are some of the factors to consider.
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