I’m trying to gather information on if anything can be done for someone who has been convicted of a sex offense and has served more then half of the sentence. He was listed as a sex offender but due to the change in law any sexual crime after sep 1 2004 your considered a predator. Which he is not... Read more »
Its not standard procedure to have a Frank's hearing, address Brady or Giglio before a motion to suppress. Those are separate issues. It would be best to hire a criminal defense attorney who can assist you with your legal case.
Domestic violence is defined under Fla. Stat. 741.28 which states, “Domestic violence” means any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in...Read more »
I plan on moving out of state to start a new life for myself, unfortunately my family cannot just up and leave their lives for mine so I figure I can do it myself. My mother is fine with my decision and conesents wholeheartedly. Can I move out at 17 with parental consent and without court... Read more »
Competency plays a major role in whether the State Attorney's Office decides to prosecute a juvenile offender. I represent children who have been accused of crimes in my practice. If I think the child is to young, has a low IQ, an IEP plan, or has difficulty understanding the role of the...Read more »
You should obtain a lawyer for your case immediately. You were likely charged with driving with a suspended license in Florida. PA is part of "The Driver License Compact" which means Florida would treat the offense as if it had been committed at home, applying home state laws to the...Read more »
The court set a bond since i failed to appear and i currently live 4 states away in the Florida Keys. Im hiring a traffic lawyer to appear for me on this issue. My question is would the court actually force someone to travel a thousand miles to appear in front of a judge for a 7 year old citation... Read more »
I am currently on probation in Orange County, Florida. My probation orders state I'm forbidden from consuming or possessing any narcotics UNLESS PRESCRIBED BY A PHYSICIAN. Medicinal marijuana is legal in Florida. I have a legal prescription for medicinal marijuana, issued by a medical doctor... Read more »
If an injunction has been issued against you, you may be able to get it set aside if you did not receive proper notice of the court hearing and one was conducted without your knowledge. If however, you did receive notice and chose not attend and you would like to modify the terms of the injunction...Read more »
An injunction case is civil in nature and not criminal. You will not be issued a failure to appear. However, if you have received proper notice of the injunction hearing and you do not attend your hearing the court will have the hearing without you and hear the alleged victim's testimony. In...Read more »
Thank you for your question. Domestic Violence cases are handled two ways primarily in the judicial system: Criminal or Civil. If you are seeking to file an injunction against your wife the standard for the issuance of an injunction can be found under Fla. Stat. 741.28. Domestic violence means any...Read more »
She has'nt any proof because I did nothing. She took pictures of glass her driveway but claimed to see me and another neighbor putting it there. She didn't take pictures of that. She calls the police for everything yet when we went to court for the injunction she claimed she glass... Read more »
Thank you for your question. Its unfortunate what you are going through. You will have to go to court in your criminal case. If you do not show up for court in your criminal case you could receive a failure to appear which carries a maximum of 6 months in the county jail. However, you could use...Read more »
my husband is on felony probation for aggravated assualt with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.. he has 6 years left on his probation in fl. we are wanting to move to alabama but need to know how to get the application for transfer put in. we are also wondering what the average cost would be... Read more »
The items were in front of cart and I pu a prescription at the pharmacy and set the bag on top of products. As I shopped I picked up bag to put in purse and also picked up the 2 small items. I did not unload cart at checkout so was not aware items never got put on counter. I was stopped after I... Read more »
I would encourage you to review the Florida jury instruction for RETAIL THEFT and read Fla. Stat.
§ 812.015(8). The State must prove that you knowingly took these items. Certainly, having no prior criminal history is a tremendous benefit and may lead to a better plea bargain if you are...Read more »
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