Absolutely. If you are suspected of any crime, then it is always better to have counsel.
First, you are under no obligation to speak with the police. If they want to talk with you about a crime, chances are they don’t have enough evidence to charge you. Yet. Because if they did have...Read more »
127A-29 violations are generally misdemeanors with the maximum punishment of a $5000 fine and a year in jail. These charges also have the right to a jury trial. See https://www.fayard-law.com/maui-criminal-defense/maui-127a-29/ for more info
Do you mean bar number? If so, you can find that on the state bar association’s website (Hawaii is HSBA.org). And then you can search by attorney name. Other states allow searching by different parameters.
In 2011 i was put on probation for a misdermeanor in pa i never reported so i violated in 2014 i went to jail in florida did 30 days and paid everything off here in fl o called pa to take care of the bench warrant at the prob office they told me to pay all the costs and then pay the fee to remove... Read more »
That's a terrible situation to be in. And I'm sorry they had you pay all of that money just to be told that you have to appear before a judge. In any event, you will probably get a better answer if you post the question in the "PA" law forum instead of Florida....Read more »
It's a fairly complex answer for chain of custody, but start with Section 90.901 Florida Statute (Evidence Code). A good case to review is State v. Hampton, 44 so. 3d 661. You can find it on Google Scholar for free (just google the state v. Hampton, 44 so. 3d 661) if this link doesn't...Read more »
Today. She sent me a card with a money order for $40 that she owes me. I called her and told her that I want no more contact and I told her that I’m sending the $40 back. She emailed me that now she wants no more contact from me. Can I still mail her back the $40 with no letter or anything else... Read more »
In Florida, “harass” means to engage in a course of conduct directed at a specific person which causes substantial emotional distress to that person and serves no legitimate purpose. I don't the act of sending the money back to her would rise to the level of causing substantial emotional...Read more »
I have good reason to suspect that something "shady" is going on with my attorney. If I bring my "non-essential third-party" fiance' to a meeting with my attorney, thus waiving attorney-client privelege, can that conversation be secretly recorded without violating the... Read more »
Florida is a "two-party-consent" state, and it is a felony to record an oral conversation with someone during an in-person communication if they have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Meaning, if you recorded the lawyer in his/her office or somewhere they think is private, without...Read more »
You absolutely need a criminal defense lawyer. If you got a pawn loan you can be charged with a multitude of charges (including defrauding a pawn broker - 3d Felony, Dealing in Stolen Property). I would call a criminal defense attorney immediately to start working on your defense. I would also...Read more »
I was a witness to an assault. On the phone with 911, some details I gave were incorrect. But In my actual police report, I 100% told the truth. Can I get in trouble for what I said on the phone not matching the report I filled out?
It depends a lot on what was said versus what was reported. If you lied on either, then you could possibly be charged with making a false report or misuse of 911. The facts of the case will determine what, if anything additional happens.
I would contact a criminal defense attorney in your...Read more »
I would absolutely recommend that you have a lawyer. And, being on probation means that you do not have some of the constitutional rights you normally would have if you were accused of a crime. In fact, lying can be a basis for violating probation or getting your intervention revoked....Read more »
I am being accused of theft in the 4th degree by an ex employer. I got a call from a detective asking me to come down to the station and have an “interview” I asked what’s the process? He then stated he first has to read my my rights and then it’ll take about 15-20 minutes. Does this mean I... Read more »
If a detective is calling you to "talk" about a case, it usually means that detective is trying to build a case against you in order to make an arrest. In other words, the detective is only wanting to talk to you because s/he doesn't have enough evidence to get a warrant or to arrest...Read more »
Yes, just getting arrested for a new charge can be the basis of a new violation (including failure to report that arrest to probation). But that doesn’t mean that you will be found guilty of the new violation for the new arrest. More times than not, the State will file the new violation against...Read more »
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