However, the officer said I did not adopt him and he is allowed to throw things around the house. I am trying to get a hold of a supervisor and I was told to call back when he is back from vacation. Please Advise. I feel strongly the police are bias and not doing there job. Also, my wife is trying... Read more »
So, it is definitely not the law that someone is allowed to kick you in the back and vandalize your house just because you didn't adopt him. The crime for vandalizing is called "Criminal Mischief," governed by Florida Statute 806.13. The crime for kicking you in the back is called...Read more »
I'm currently waiting for video footage from gas station across the street with a camera pointing directly at the only entrance/exit of my complex as well as video footage from the clubhouse via property manager that must be passed to get to my unit. Also, I plan to voluntarily ask the court... Read more »
You almost certainly have a new affidavit of violation of probation and warrant pertaining to the case in which you are on probation. It is a good thing that you reported. You should hire an attorney to represent you on the new VOP, as well as the new case, and/or get in contact with the local...Read more »
Your probation officer likely filed an affidavit of violation of probation sometime in the month before you were set to terminate probation. Look up your case on the county clerk's website, look at the docket, and check if a VOP affidavit was filed. If they failed to file the affidavit, you...Read more »
Resisting Without Violence is a first degree misdemeanor. That means the potential penalty is up to 1 year in jail or 12 months probation. These cases are hard to prove depending on what you are accused of and what county you are in. It all depends on the facts of your case. If it is your first...Read more »
I'm a 34 year-old African American, living in Pensacola FL. I recently applied for a job as a cashier at Dollar General. They were in desperate need of employees, even holding open interviews. I hit if off with the manager right away, and the interview was a complete success. She... Read more »
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 »
Hello there. If you (1) have been arrested or are charged with a crime and (2) cannot afford an attorney, an attorney will be appointed to you. How this typically works is that you will go to your first hearing on the case, which is usually your "arraignment." The arraignment is a hearing...Read more »
Generally, it depends on the attorney. I personally let people hire me for pre-arraignment representation (including the hearing), but every attorney is different. I would personally hire someone for the pre-arraignment phase, because a lot of times they can negotiate reduced charges or a complete...Read more »
If your case already went to trial, the jury instructions that were provided to the jury would be in the clerk's court file for the case. You can get copies of that from the clerk of courts in the jurisdiction where the trial occurred. Otherwise, the Florida Supreme Court provides a copy of...Read more »
Generally speaking, it is up to the court (the judge) to grant early termination. Usually, they want you to complete all of your conditions of probation, pay off all fines and restitution, not pick up any law offenses, and complete half of the probationary term (if its 4 years of probation, they...Read more »
recently, at a bar, I was randomly accosted by a drunk patron whom I didn't know. the bouncer quickly intervened and asked us both to leave. rather than argue, I complied and began walking towards the entrance. right as I was in the doorway, the bouncer suddenly grabbed me by the shoulders and... Read more »
What you described is a crime against you (a misdemeanor battery at least) and you also potentially have a civil claim for monetary damages for the civil causes of action of negligent security, negligent training, and negligent supervision against the establishment, as well as a civil claim for...Read more »
This type of claim is known as a "toxic tort", which is essentially a legal claim for harm (disease) caused by exposure to a dangerous substance, such as a chemical. The claim would potentially be against the employer, the manufacturer of the product that is causing people cancer, and...Read more »
In my brother’s police report it states air support obtained video footage. The video footage was uploaded to the Foray system. Can requests be made to obtain the video footage? If so, who can request for it and how? Can police body cam video be obtained? How can we request this? He is currently... Read more »
Generally yes, but you have to act quickly. I have done these types of requests quite a bit. You need his lawyer, if he has one, to (1) demand those materials in discovery from the state attorney's office immediately, (2) file a Ch. 119 Sunshine Law public records request for those materials,...Read more »
Stepdaughter (18) got arrested for battery-bodily harm- domestic. it was on me, before she went into the first court to set a date, i was asked over the phone if i wanted contact with her. I said no, i'm trying to figure out how to get an order of protection but can she just drop by my house... Read more »
First, if you were the victim of domestic violence in Florida, then the court should have issued a "stay away order" immediately after the arrest, which generally means that the defendant can't contact you by any means or be within 500 feet of you. The court will usually allow the...Read more »
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