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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Communications Law for Florida on
Q: My ex wife recorded a private convo between her and I. She took it out of context and sent it to my wife. Can I sue?

My ex wife and I were having a private conversation and she recorded it without my knowledge. She then sent it to me pregnant wife to upset her by making me look bad because it was taken out of context. Do I have a case?

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on May 27, 2020

Yes you can sue, you need to assess whether the cost of prosecuting such a case is worth it...You could also have her prosecuted for unlawfully recording the conversation (you would need to communicate with law enforcement about the facts of the case)...

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Divorce for Florida on
Q: I'm in a divorce living separate from my spouse. Is it a crime if my spouse breaks in to my locked living quarters?
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on May 26, 2020

Sorry for the bad news...not a crime against her...you should have left the house

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: If someone got drug court for a first offense in FL, can out of state drug felonies make them ineligible?

A family member got drug court for his first felony in Florida, but has about 10 other drug or theft related felonies in Michigan. Can the judge find out about these and decide to not allow drug court? He's been in it for about a month and is nervous.

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

It could have a serious impact on your eligibility for this program...

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: interpret florida stat. 775.0842 (1988 supplement) in regards to being transferred pursuant to ch. 39

If a child is indicted on a prior, does it qualify for habitual offender enhancement in light of Postell v. State, 383 So.2d 1159?

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on May 18, 2020

There are a number of factors to be considered that are not presented within the question posed...this question can only be responded to with a very thorough review of the pertinent facts and history

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Violation of probation out-of-county supervision.

What can happen and what are my options for not being able to pay court fines and fees and I'm at the end of my term of probation. I'm a veteran in the homeless hud-vash program. I have an eight month old and if you don't say I do not want to lose everything they've been doing... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on May 18, 2020

You should file a request to reduce the costs to a money judgment.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Technical violation for unpaid court cost as a veteran going through hud-vash is there anything I can do to
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on May 18, 2020

You should immediately request that the court convert the unpaid costs into a money judgment based on your financial inability to pay the costs.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Im in Florida and want to know is there a law that can charge a woman for passing HIV to her unborn child
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on May 18, 2020

None that I am aware of.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Please I need a pro bono lawyer for my 17 yr son. Indian River Fl.
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on May 18, 2020

You should contact the Florida Bar...800-342-8011

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Florida on
Q: In order to file a 961, my case would have to be overturned first, correct?
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on May 15, 2020

Are you certain this is a Florida issue; What are you trying to achieve?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Can a VA veteran threaten to commit murder using PTSD as his excuse?

It is in writing saying that a person will be killed and use he will use PTSD as the reason for his actions

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on May 13, 2020

You likely need to communicate this information to local law enforcement as soon as possible.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: What if Police in California doesn't get Probable Cause Declaration signed by a Judicial Officer in 48 hr?

there is No Probable Cause declaration on file with the Court signed by a Judicial Officer within 48 hours of arrest, No Probable Cause Documents on file with the Court and an unsigned PCD is submitted in evidence in a Federal 1983 proceeding 2 years later- Is this a 4th Amendment Due Process... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on May 12, 2020

You appear to have answered your own question and prepared to go forward...so I am uncertain as to what it is that you are asking for. My best advice to you is to retain a criminal lawyer to assist you in proceeding.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: WHATS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ROBBERY AND BURGLARY? CAN ONE PERSON BE CHARGED WITH BOTH OFFENSES?

HOW CAN I HELP A YOUNG MAN WHO COMMITTED A CRIME AT 17 YRS OF AGE, AND IS GETTING PROCESSED AS AN ADULT FOR HIS FIRST AND ONLY CHARGE. HE BURG W/ FIREARM, ARM ROBBERY, AND A FEW GRAND THEFT OF FIRE ARMS.

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on May 12, 2020

Depends upon the facts of the case...The best help you can provide this young man is to retain the best attorney possible...you should contact the local bar association...with your proximity to Palm Beach, I would also suggest reaching out to lawyers in the Palm Beach County Area.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Is it the public defenders responsibility to file a motion for adversity hearing if the defendant has a right to such
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on May 12, 2020

A public defender should, most do, meet with the client to determine the strategy necessary to proceed on in a case...It has been my experience that most public defenders try, as best as they can to insure that their clients are competently represented.

You should meet with your public...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Q: let's say hypothetically a 16 year old boy injures a girl around the same age;

for example a stab wound with a fork or something along those lines that will definitely cause a scar. would the boy go to prison? and would another teenager around the same age be able to bail him out of jail if they have the money to?

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on May 7, 2020

Hypothetically speaking, some hypothetical parent should take this hypothetical "boy" behind a hypothetical barn and beat his hypothetical backside to a pulp...That is the father of a young woman speaking...

As a lawyer, I will tell you that your hypothetical "boy" could...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: An attorney is charging first degree murder and after the murders the defendant shot someone in the face, canthey use i
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on May 6, 2020

What is your question, it is not clear what you are inquiring about.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: What kind of court document has a judge's reasoning for discharging a defendant?
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Apr 29, 2020

IT WILL LIKELY BE FOUND IN AN ORDER GRANTING A MOTION TO DISMISS AND/OR AN ORDER GRANTING A JUDGMENT OF ACQUITTAL.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Is posession of firearm by a felon, improper exhibit of firearm, discharging firearm in public violent or nonviolent?
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Apr 29, 2020

Your question provides the answer...guns=violence...to wit: it is a violent offense...Get a lawyer...

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: I had a pending crime when i wasnt on probation and now im being charged for it a yr later now that im on probation

Will my probation officer volate me when the crime happend a yr ago

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Apr 27, 2020

There should not be an impact on your probation...but do yourself a favor and hire a competent lawyer in your area that can handle the case...Criminal Law is full of nuances and turns that is best in the hands of a competent lawyer.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Can i get my boyfriend battery charges dropped

We got into an argument inside the store he snatched my phone owner called the police they look at the camera and said he saw him hit me but he didn't

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Apr 24, 2020

You can try and speak to the office of the prosecutor, but they are not bound to drop the charges. Best information regarding this matter is for you to contact a lawyer that will represent your boyfriend. There is a lawyer by the name of Bruce Lehr (my former partner and extremely well qualified... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Prior tenant charged with possession/ meth.Says charges were dismissed w/i 24 hours. Bail/arraignment set.

It doesn’t make sense to me. If charges were dismissed the next day, why is she out on bail? And arraignment is 4/28? She no longer lives here. But I know 1st hand she is an addict. She hit every apartment here, hit me twice & once while I was here. I had everyone lock their door.... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Apr 23, 2020

If you have concerns over the safety of her children call the DCF hotline and call her family...Other than that there is not much you can do...

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