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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: I have a criminal case in district court of downtown Orlando florida and i am currently on house arrest and i would like

To file a motion with the courts to be released from house and start my probation and how do i do this

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on May 7, 2021

I am assuming that you are in Federal Court, I would communicate with the attorney that has represented you and he will give you better information based on his work on your case...You may also address this issue directly with the Court through the Clerk of Court and the Assistant U.S. Attorney on... Read more »

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Q: Investigation of 5 mon.my bro moved and new teneit got raided for drugs.will my bro get warrent also

My brother was living in a house when police had 5 mon investigation for drugs.he moved out. Police raied place n new teneit got charged.can previous renters get a warrent also

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on May 7, 2021

Depending on the nature and scope of the investigation...Law Enforcement could also proceed against other people, including your brother...The most important piece of advice I can provide at this time is to tell your brother that he has an absolute right to not answer any questions that law... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Do defendants have the right to the signed affidavit / information given to a judge in order to obtain a search warrant?

Do i as a criminal defendant have the right to obtain a copy of the signed affidavit and/or what information was given to a judge in order for that judge to issue a warrant?

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

You are absolutely entitled to a copy of the affidavits supporting a request for a search warrant.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Police had a warrent for a drug dealer stating he lived there he did not found drugs on him went through every bedroom

Diff. Tenants safes vehicles etc is this legal. Police left a vehicle unlocked that got robbed for savings bonds soc security cards old coins what gives them cause to go through other peoples property when they got who they came for?

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Apr 22, 2021

Without more information about the warrant and the manner in which it was effectuated it is not possible to provide an answer to your question.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Admiralty / Maritime for Florida on
Q: please see below

I own 51% of a marine contracting company. The company owns several tug boats and other pieces of marine equipment.

Can I gift one of the tug boats to another company which I own 100% of. Once the transaction is complete, can I then lease the tugboat back to the original company which... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Apr 21, 2021

You may do what you propose...but the proviso is that there are likely tax consequences to your proposal...You should be communicating with a tax specialist and/or accountant...

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Florida on
Q: Felony Child abuse, can you all help?

I was arrested today for felony child abuse for discipling my 16 year old son a year ago. I'm seeking counsel & don't have any priors nor did I or would I ever hurt my children in such a severe manner. I'm afraid this is going to not only damage my kids psychological health,... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Apr 21, 2021

Yes...you should be aware that litigating this type of case is not easy...the first thing is to meet with counsel ASAP and do not talk to anyone (police, DCF or anyone) about this case.

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2 Answers | Asked in Government Contracts and Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Received a sanction from parole, my parole officer asked me come in soon to get my new sanction is he going drug test
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Apr 20, 2021

You are on parole and anyone would reasonably assume that you could be drug tested...Either way, you failure to comply with the parole officer may well subject you to further problems...

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Legal Malpractice for Florida on
Q: Are there any legal remedies for a withheld judgement to be dismissed before it's time lapse?

A loved one received a withheld judgement for a misdemeanor for something that they didn't do. The accusing party filed a lawsuit the same day of the hearing. A couple of months in and during the discovery process, exculpatory evidence was provided that had been withheld from the criminal... Read more »

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Henry George Ferro answered on Apr 19, 2021

You typically must file your motion to vacate on newly discovered evidence within two years of the termination of the original case. Contact a lawyer ASAP...

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Court fines. Cost of supervision and electronica monitoring.

Am I exempt from paying court fees restitution and Community control fees, The cost of supervision and electronic monitoring?

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

You have provided no basis as to why you would be exempt from paying this...the judge has discretionary abilities to exempt you from paying these monies.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: Is it right for cops do a field test on a traffic stop if he isn't at least in front of you?

Got pulled was searched me and my ole man hunt old bottles well we found one old and it was an old medicine bottle. They found it went to there truck out of sight from us and field tested it. Said it was positive for meth. We really don't know if it was or not we weren't able to observe.... Read more »

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Henry George Ferro answered on Mar 30, 2021

First thing, hire a competent criminal defense lawyer. You have some legitimate issues to examine...more directly to your question: the testing of the bottle does not have to be done in your presence.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: I bought a scooter from offer up. They guy seemed legit. I looked up the vin it comes back stolen

He told me he had the dealer receipts as well as the title but his mother could not get out of the bed he kept telling me to come back come back later come back later he has three more scooters at his house that are stolen as well how do I handle this without getting charged

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

THE "GUY" IS A STRAIGHT UP LIAR AND THIEF...YOU SHOULD CALL THE POLICE AND REPORT THIS MATTER. ALTERNATIVE IS TO CONTACT A LOCAL LAWYER AND HAVE HIM MAKE THE REPORT TO THE POLICE FOR YOU. FROM HOW YOU ARE DESCRIBING THIS SITUATION, YOU HAVE COMMITTED NO CRIME YET...HOWEVER, IF AFTER... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Q: My mom doesnt want me living with her .. is there anyway i can sue my mom or press charges on her even though im 17?

My mom was really abusive to me and my sister. We are adopted and we are about a year and a half apart and me and her can share memories on when mom would kick and punch and slap us and hit our heads against a wall and she almost drowned my sister one time. When i was 16 i started running away... Read more »

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Henry George Ferro answered on Jan 13, 2021

Claims against your mother can be lodged in either civil or criminal court. For the criminal proceedings, you may contact local law enforcement or Department of Children and Families.

A civil claim is somewhat more complicated and expensive, you may contact a local lawyer. I will,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: How long is an extradition to a neighboring county on a FTA misdemeanor charge.

The FTA charge was petty theft. This is a family member and I'm out of state. This is all new to me having to deal with the wrong side of law. What can I do from another state. They are being held in the neighboring county. This is in the state of FL

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Jan 5, 2021

Hire an attorney that can take care of this matter...

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Can State Threaten to enhance your charges after 17 months incarceration if u wont take a plea bargain on trafficking

My child’s father has been incarcerated on trafficking charges for 17 months and refuses to except a plea bargain because they did not find anything in his possession it was in a dumpster near him allegedly now the state attorney is threatening to enhance his charges claiming higher weight Can... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Nov 14, 2020

They can charge whatever the proof will bear...your lawyer could better explain based on the discovery that the state has provided.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: I was molested by a Catholic priest when I was 16/17 years old. I was given alcohol and money.

I never told anyone. 38 years later, I told another priest from my childhood. He never reported it to anyone including the Diocese of Orlando or Florida’s DCF. Did he commit a crime by not reporting abuse that happened when I was a teenager? Are mandatory reporters supposed to report past cases... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Nov 11, 2020

He is not, in my opinion based on your assertions, a mandatory reporter. The priest hearing your confessions is not required to make a report under the circumstances you are alleging.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Pending battery charge against me, unsure what I can do or what to expect

My boyfriend was arrest in April for battery against his sister. His sister ended up dropping the charges and the case was closed. On 10/7 he ended up hitting me and was arrested for DV. But now on 10/16 charges were filed against me for the April incident and I’m not sure what to do. I have not... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Oct 21, 2020

Hire a lawyer...

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: I'm being accused of burglary of unoccupied dwelling on which isn't true and I didn't commit the offense. a person

Without my permission at all video taped me outside of the dwelling on there cellphone can the video be used in court proceedings or not

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Oct 21, 2020

The simple answer would be yes...if all of the preliminary issues are dealt with.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: My son signed to be extradited to FL, he has since decided against this because he needs to fight a case in GA before

Addressing the FL case. Is it possible for the extradition to be canceled. If so how does he go about it?

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Oct 20, 2020

Having agreed to extradition to Florida, I don't believe he could undo that decision...You should seriously consider hiring a lawyer in order to represent your son's interests.

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