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- Criminal Law
- Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
- Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
- DUI & DWI
- Family Law
- Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
- Domestic Violence
- Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Additional Practice Areas
- Free Consultation
- Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- Federal Circuit
- English: Spoken, Written
- Greek: Spoken
- Spanish: Spoken
- Managing Partner
- K. L. Foote, P.A.
- - Current
- Providing legal services to Tampa Bay in the areas of Criminal Defense, Divorce and Family Law.
- Criminal Prosecutor
- State Attorney's Office
- Criminal Prosecutor in Pinellas-Pasco Counties prosecuting major felony cases.
- Stetson University College of Law
- Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
- St. John's University School of Law
- B.S. (1997) | International Criminal Justice
- Florida State Bar  # 285330
- - Current
4 Questions Answered
- Q. Have a petty theft going to trial third one what am i looking at realistically as to the outcome of this
- A: Every case is different depending on the facts of your specific case. If you are charged with a Petit theft, your maximum exposire is one year in the county jail and a $1,000. fine. Florida allows for enhancement of petit theft charges to a felony if you have prior petit thefts. If you are represented by an attorney you should consult with him/her regarding your specific case. If you do not have an attorney, you should have representation prior to any trial.
- Q. Can I divorce on grounds of abandonment?
- A: Unlike other states, Florida is a "no fault" state when it comes to divorce, meaning courts don't require a reason to grant the divorce such as adultery or abandonment. The standard to grant a divorce is "the marriage is irretrievably broken." Therefore after consideration and attempts to reconcile, if a party desires a divorce, a petition for dissolution is filed with the appropriate court.
- Q. Is it possible to have my probation terminated early without paying court fees?
- A: Motions for early termination of probation may be granted by the court under several scenarios. The most common is termination at the halfway point of probation. Probation may also be terminated early upon completion of all conditions of probation. It should be noted that each county, and each judge within that county have different views on when probation should be terminated early. Unless there is a financial crisis, many courts will require that court fees be paid prior to granting a motion for early termination.
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