Criminal Law Questions & Answers

Q: My son was charged with three misdemeanors in orlando.is he looking at jail time.his first offence

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on Feb 11, 2014

Answered on Oct 22, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Any attorney needs to know all of the facts and circumstance to be able to answer questions like this. I hope the cases have been resolved by now.

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Q: What are the penalties for perjury in criminal court in sarasota county florida

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on Feb 14, 2014

Answered on Oct 22, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Perjury is a 3rd degree felony I believe, which carries a punishment of up to five years in prison.

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Q: A "friend" borrowed my vehicle with the promise of returning it in approx 4 days. He abandoned it in Alabama & refuses

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on Mar 11, 2014

Answered on Oct 22, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Yes you should file a police report and you should sue him for all of the damages that were sustained.

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Q: What is the statute of limitations for retail theft in florida

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on Feb 28, 2014

Answered on Oct 22, 2014

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Probably 2 years if it was a misdemeanor, 3 if it was a felony.

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Q: If a neighbor is watching you through a window in your home, which you weren't aware at the time, can they call the

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on Apr 14, 2014

Answered on Oct 22, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
That would depend upon the facts, none of which we know other than what you have written. The privacy of your own home should not be invaded, but it depends upon what was happening as to whether an arrest might be proper.

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Q: How can a person be tried & convicted of a murder as a principal, He did not committ

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on Mar 20, 2014

Answered on Oct 22, 2014

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All that they have to show is that the person did some act in furtherance of the crime, when they have charged someone as a principal to it, along with the other elements. How? With evidence.

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Q: The police was called for a dv but one of the parties was not there when the police arrived what will happen

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on Apr 19, 2014

Answered on Oct 22, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
They will investigate the matter. They will most likely believe whatever they are told and determine either to make an arrest of the absent party or not.

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Q: My license was revoked for a dui I had in 99 because the courts had no proof he did the dui class and counseling

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on Apr 21, 2014

Answered on Oct 22, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Yes that can happen.. I hope this matter has been resolved by now, many months later.

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Q: I had a small accident on 4-13 (last yr.) The State Trooper was told I had a bag from wal mart with medicine in it I was

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on Apr 24, 2014

Answered on Oct 22, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
The legal mess you are in will require that you hire an attorney in your area to deal with all of the issues. There can be no magic answers online.

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Q: My daughter has an IQ of 59% and was sexually abused in her high school by two boys. What should I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on Apr 30, 2014

Answered on Oct 22, 2014

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When a crime is committed you need to report the crime to the police. You might want to stay in touch with the victim advocate at the local state attorney's office.

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Q: What does victim hold mean when someone is in jail

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on Apr 26, 2014

Answered on Oct 22, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
I do not know except that it might mean that the prisoner is a victim. Have you asked the jail what it means?

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Q: My son took marijuana to school. Can my 10 year old be handcuffed & ? at school w/out my knowledge or presence?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on May 1, 2014

Answered on Oct 22, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
In this entire scenario the only thing you ask is whether they can do what has already been done, and the answer is yes.

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Q: Can i write a letter to a judge or ask for some kind of hearing to have my record cleared?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on May 20, 2014

Answered on Oct 22, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
This is the sort of thing that happens when someone thinks that they do not need to get a seasoned criminal defense attorney on their side. Do not write a letter to a judge, ever. What you need to do is go see a criminal defense attorney about possible sealing.

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Q: Can a registered sex offender stay in a home with minor children present ?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on May 24, 2014

Answered on Oct 22, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
It depends. We need a lot more facts, and to see the judgment.

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Q: I was convicted of domestic battery in florida against my sister in 2010. Can i own a gun in montana or kentucky?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on May 30, 2014

Answered on Oct 22, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You will need to ask attorneys in both Montana and Kentucky about the laws in those states.

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Q: if a lawyer filed an appeal since Sept. 2013 how can i look up the status on the case?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on Jun 4, 2014

Answered on Oct 22, 2014

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We need more details than what you have given. You can go to the courthouse and ask to see the file. It depends upon what type of crime was charged. If it was a misdemeanor, the appellate court will probably be in the same county courthouse, if it was a felony, you will have to go to the district court of appeals.

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Q: 2010 failure to obey law enf. officer ticket for driving through where an accident happened in Fl. Can I get off record?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on Jun 4, 2014

Answered on Oct 22, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You needed an attorney then, and you need one now. It might be possible to clear up this mess.

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Q: What can I do about my brothers girlfriend attack him violently, they live in my home and are about to try to move out w

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on Jun 6, 2014

Answered on Oct 22, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You have not provided enough facts to be able to get an adequate response from a criminal defense attorney. We deal with criminal cases, and you mentioned no criminal cases being brought against anyone.

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Q: I was recently arrested for a writ that was written in 2008 for a 2005 traffic citation. Is there a statute of limitatio

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on Jun 16, 2014

Answered on Oct 22, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You are asking the wrong question. You need to get a criminal defense attorney.

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