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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: My husband was arrested and charged with vop and possession of firearm by convicted felon what do I need to do
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Sep 22, 2021

Find and hire the best lawyer to can find...Experience, knowledge and aggressivity are important assets for your lawyer to have.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: If a search warrant is issued for my son who is not on lease but resides at my apartment. Can my rental car be searched
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Sep 17, 2021

It depends on the extent and scope of the search warrant…If your vehicle is not in the warrant, then police cannot search without your consent.

Do not allow anyone to search your rental car.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: I was given a ticket for usc 1382 but was on a parcel of land owned by Monroe County,Fl and not on NAS property.

Can I get this dismissed, we had no intent to be on military property but we’re on county property as listed by the county appraiser.

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Sep 16, 2021

Dismissal of this case will be made based on evidence at a trial. You shoul hire a lawyer to represent you.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: My 58 year old brother has lived with my mother rent free most of his adult life. He continued to live in the house my

mother and I rented in florida. Before I was able to move in, my mother passed away and when I did move in with my two teenage children, he refused to pay utility bills he had accrued. I asked him to move out. He finally did and left a bunch of stuff here because he had no way to transport it... Read more »

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Henry George Ferro answered on Sep 10, 2021

This has nothing to do with criminal law.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: My son is in a Florida prison. My question is: If the date of an alleged crime has been changed to another date... who's

duty is it to inform the Jury? Is it the States attorney's, the defendants attorney, or is it the Judge's duty.

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Sep 2, 2021

If the facts alleged in your question are accurate…there has already been a trial in your son’s case…the first place for answers is with his lawyer…after this initial inquiry, you may need to hire a lawyer to look into your concerns…

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: What is the penalty I will most likely get for driving without registration in Florida

This was my first time I have a clean record

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Aug 29, 2021

depends on the judge you have and the prosecutor...in all likelihood fines and court costs.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Is it a felony to joyride on boat with keys in state of Florida
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Aug 27, 2021

Yes…if you temporarily or permanently deprive some of their boat that would result in a prosecution for grand theft.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: My son got pulled over in my car he refused to let them search my car so they towed it and said they waiting on a searc

Warrant they never contacted me and I still don’t have my car it’s been 5 days is this legal

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Aug 20, 2021

NO. You should immediately communicate with a local criminal defense lawyer and demand a response as to the status.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Florida on
Q: Can my ex husband stop by the house our children reside at when we have a court order that he gets supervised visits?

My ex and I are not together due to domestic battery. I had a restraining order for two years and was not able to renew it because he had not contacted me. Since his battery charge against me he has been arrested 3 times for battery and convicted once. He and I own the house that my children and I... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Aug 20, 2021

Unless the order says differently, the officer cannot change the terms of the order on their own. The terms of the order control...sometimes police officers want to take charge and change judicial orders. They cannot.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: I have been awarded guns in a divorce. Some of those guns were gifts from my ex's parents. The registration was never

registration was never transferred and now they are demanding them back and saying they will file them as stolen, if I do not return them. Can I be charged for this?

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Aug 20, 2021

If you are accurate about the guns being awarded to you, you have not problems regarding any criminal charges for possessing those weapons. If your former in-laws initiate any actions they could be subject to criminal charges themselves. Relax and chill out.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: . "does the State Attorney commit misconduct\prosecutorial misconduct by threatening,forcing or coercing a victim to

TESTIFY against a defendant when an alleged victim gives testimony as to NOT wanting,testify,prosecute or press charges, but is FORCED to by the State Attorney because the State threatened the victim with locking them up in jail??"

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Aug 16, 2021

What you are describing is not prosecutorial misconduct.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: " is it prosecutorial misconduct to,threaten,force or coerce a victim or a witness against a defendant
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Aug 14, 2021

This is similar to the concept of beauty is in the eye of the beholder…if you truly believe that a prosecutor has committed behavior that amounts to prosecutorial misconduct…immediately being it to the attention of your lawyer (who has obligations as an officer of the court and as a member of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: My son n law put his name on my granddaughter s b.c. from Las cruces n.m. she is 13 now and 12 when this took place

Maliyah refuses to go by his name, she was born with biological dads name who is not in picture now

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Aug 9, 2021

What exactly is your question...

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: If the victim of a case does not give a deposition, can the trial still proceed against the defendant?
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Aug 6, 2021

Yes...your lawyer(s) may seek to have his testimony suppressed based upon his failure to provide a deposition. You and/or your lawyer should seek to have a motion to compel filed to force the witness to take the deposition and if he/she continues to refuse, you can then seek to have the forced to... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Consumer Law and Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: I was deceived in a business transaction and signed two titles to vehicles I owned for someone to sell on consignment.

I sent two trailers out of state to a trailer dealer who is going to sell them on consignment and sent the signed titles. He had promised he was going to pay me and has not. I don’t know if he sold them but he was supposed to pay me nonetheless for the trailers at delivery and he did not. There... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Jul 30, 2021

This does not appear to be a criminal case…it is a civil law issue in contracts…you should immediately communicate you desire not to sell these trailers to the consigned.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Probate for Florida on
Q: How long can an county jail hold an inmate for a VOP for an out of county warrant within the state of Florida?

The inmate is in alachua county jail waiting to be expedited to Dixie County jail, How long can Alachua County hold the inmate before Dixie expedite?

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Jul 26, 2021

The first step is to retain and/or obtain an attorney...typically 72 hours to 10 days; but a person can be held up to 33 days and the state must file charges, however there are no strict periods...HIRE A LAWYER AND THINGS WILL START TO HAPPEN...

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: is it legal for a police officer on the phone to pretend that he is a woman who is in sever pain and ask my son to bring

a pain pill; and then arrest him for for dealing drugs! is this legal? then they searched his apartment. they found more pills lying around. they wanted my son to tell them where he got them. if I tell you he will have me killed. they are going to give him five years in jail. is this legal?... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Jul 20, 2021

38 years of practicing law and having served as a circuit judge in Miami tells me that there is more to this fact pattern than you are sharing...You need to have a long conversation with your lawyer and lay all the cards on the table so that he/she is able to properly assist and advise your son of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Gaming for Florida on
Q: Can I be charged in Florida for taking my money back in a poker hand that I lost

I was in the hard rock casino Tampa Florida playing poker I have $1900 in front of me I lost the pot my understanding the pot was $900 the dealer made a mistake and flipped all the carts over try to cover his self by saying it was all in bed I got upset because he was lying and took my thousand... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Jul 18, 2021

You may be charged, the real question is whether they can convict based on the evidence.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Q: Just a small question about court because I am clueless to everything…

When I spoke to the sheriffs, they told me they would provide a “public attorney” since I do not have the funds for one and it’s been a week and ever since all I get are advertisements in the mail but not the one that has been told to me… so my question is when or how will I get in contact... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Jul 18, 2021

As a former judge and attorney of nearly forty years, my suggestion is that you actively pursue any appointed attorney or public defender so that you can keep yourself informed as to the status of your case…Nothing is worse than waiting for the day of court to find things out…This also applies... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: If their was evidence in a case; for example a confession to a crime without proof the crime was committed, can certain

motions be filed to get recording suppressed. If their was evidence later of a recanted statement and their alleged involvement in the crime but prosecution took no interest in a sworn statement from alleged victim

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Jul 16, 2021

Depending on the circumstances involved and the jurisdiction in which you are litigating, you should have received discovery and your attorney would have an opportunity to review the discovery and take depositions...Recantations would be fair game in a trial and would be used by you in your defense.

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