The maximum sentence for a third degree felony is five years in prison. Sometimes you may have a defense even though you did it because the state cannot prove the case with lawfully obtained evidence or if they only have circumstantial evidence.
Rekeased on ror with contact to come home. We will loose our home and vehicles without my income. Wife going to court with me. Both scared. 1st and last domestic charge with wife. Other 2 before her. One hit a man who hit my sister and other made up charge by my x that state went along with even... Read more »
Depends on what you are charged with. You can be charged with a felony if there is a prior. Do not allow yourself to be bullied into a plea. Speak to your attorney about your options. If you have the PD and want to hire a private lawyer then ask the judge for time to consult with one. You...Read more »
You may be able to have the charges dismissed for violation of the statute of limitations. The State of Florida has a legal obligation to not just have an arrest warrant issued, but must also exercise diligence in attempting to bring that person to justice.
They said they saw me jump over from that side- and said the gun charge is going to me.. my cousin was in the car and the registered owner. He told the officers this as well . I am being charged with possession on the gun. He said since it was on the side he said I jumped over from before the stop... Read more »
Yes. If he's not allowed to have something and he's in possession of it he can be charged. Contraband doe not just means drugs or weapons. If he's not allowed to have a particular food item or a magazine that could be considered contraband as well.
The outcome depends on the facts of the case which should not be spelled out here. You should contact an experienced attorney to get their opinion. I have been involved in case like this where no one would testify consistently against the accused and therefore the case had to be dropped
I have the affidavit in hand & can't seem to find a valid Cause of why a search warrant was ever issued not once but twice to the sheriff dept to search my home & arrest me. I was arrested two hours b4 the first warrant ever arrived. There was a second person arrested a month & half later in... Read more »
You should be able to tell a lot by reading the affidavits that support the finding of probable cause for the warrants. Sometimes they are very sketchy and if their is a CI involved who is still working they may be very reluctant to provide the information they gave them. In discovery once the...Read more »
In my case the public defender had filed a notice of appearance and discovery. I appeared in court a few days later, and informed the court I would be retaining private counsel, case was continued 30 days. I appeared with my new attorney on the court date, he filed his notice of appearance and... Read more »
The attorney you hired should have gotten the discovery from the PD. You may have a remedy under Rule 3.850 for Ineffective Assistance of Counsel alleging that because your lawyer made a mistake representing you you should be able to start over.
Getting it back without paying the $780 balance on it since she quite paying restitution. Apparently since she sold it to a second hand dealer and signed a release saying it was hers that they aren't obligated to return it to me til they get there money. Different than a pawn shop somehow. So I... Read more »
Have you called the police? I have dealt with second hand dealers and they are treated very much like pawn shops under the law which means they need to give you the watch back. They are the ones who assume the risk when they purchase second hand goods not you. Call the police.
You could get up to 5 years in prison and the legality of that sentence could not be appealed. That usually doesn't happen but it could depend on your prior criminal history, if any. When it comes to driver's license issues you should hire a specialist because if it is not handled properly you...Read more »
You need a criminal defense attorney with lots of experience and hopefully experience as a prosecutor. Asking how much it will cost is a question you should only ask after you have interviewed the attorney. You should speak to a number of lawyers and see if they handle these types of cases on a...Read more »
I failed 1 drug test in my drug consoling class for meth and xanex..the judge agreed to just modify me to do an extra 16classes and they drug tested me again and I had xanex in my system which I tried to explain I had been prescribed them for 10years and for a yr I couldn't afford to pay 350$ to go... Read more »
Believe it or not the court can sentence you up to the maximum allowable by law which for a third degree felony is 5 years, 2nd degree felony 15, 1st degree 30 years and life for a life felony. So testing positive for marijuana could get you prison time. The violation must be willfull and...Read more »
AGRAVATED CHILD ABUSE FOUND GUILTY OF 827.03 2A THE PLAINTFF IN THIS CASE IS A TROUBLED CHILD WHO LIE'S FOR ATTENTION. THE DEFENDAND SPANKED HER. AND THE CHILD, A FULL DAY LATER SELF INFLICTED MARKS ON HER BUTOCKS. AND BLAMED THE DEFENDANT. SO THE DEFENDANT PLEADED NOT GUILTY. THE PLAINTIFF ,A STEP... Read more »
It is difficult to say. Your attorney should ask them directly what their recommendation is in order to be properly prepared for sentencing. Also, what the probation department's reasoning is so that you may have an appropriate counter argument and are not caught by surprise.
There are a number of answers including being charged with possession of a counterfeit drug. If I sell someone a bag of white powder telling them it's cocaine and it's not that is still a crime. You should get a copy of the charging document and see what the exact charge is and then review all...Read more »
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