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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 »

Henry George Ferro
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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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: If a court has denied me access to my arraignment,what can i do?

This denial was due to my inability to wear a facemask. Which i showed the guards my doctors exemption & was still denied access. Marion county florida

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

File a request with the judge and attach a copy of the doctor’s note and request that the court allow you to appear without a mask...or the smarter approach is to hire a lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Someone gave me permission and gave me all there personal info to do there stimulous check for them cuz they was In jail

My computer auto filled the address to my address and I didn't realize so the check came here ..I deposited the check along with mine into an acct ..after I did it all I told they person what happened and apologized and told him I was giving his money back and that I was already starting to... Read more »

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

Stop posting about this on the internet...prosecutors routinely check sites like this...do yourself a favor and get a lawyer soon...and I hope you didn’t spend the money. If you didn’t spend the money and don’t have a criminal history, you might be eligible for a deferred prosecution of this... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: I am a minor and I almost harass someone, if that person proceeds in any way, what can I do?
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Oct 12, 2020

First and foremost you have the right to remain silent...that means shut your mouth and stop talking and/or writing about what you did or almost did...find a lawyer and don’t talk to anyone but that lawyer.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Can my son be charged with tampering with a witness by he say she say??

I can send you a copy of the report .

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

Your question does not present sufficient information to formulate an answer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: I live in Tampa, Florida in Hillsborough County. Can I legally put a body camera on my child on the school bus?

I have asked the county for a copy of the video footage from the school bus over a "mask" issue when my daughter was adjusting her mask and was given a "disciplinary letter". My daughter was called a liar when I asked the driver about the situation. One thing my daughter... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Oct 6, 2020

I don't see any reason, legally, that would prohibit you from doing so.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: How do I get rid of a misdemeanor warrant from a different state from 9yrs ago it’s stopping me from working decent job

I was 18 yrs old I was involved with human trafficking case in Chicago I was picked up in Miami fL charged with misdemeanor of prostitution although the judge knew I didn’t live there he still issued a warrant but I live in Chicago so they won’t expedite me for misdemeanor but I can’t get a... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Oct 1, 2020

Confront the charges, hire a lawyer...or continue to face the consequences for failing to appear in court.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: 794.05 is the statute my son is being charged with. He is 18. Is this correct?

The person he is accused of having "sexual activity" with is 15 yoa. I'm pretty sure at 15 it is irrelevant to the court if it was consensual due to being under 16 otherwise I could say yes. My concern is the age listed in the statute being 24 yoa or older in which he is 18. Hope... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Sep 30, 2020

794.05 Unlawful sexual activity with certain minors.—

(1) A person 24 years of age or older who engages in sexual activity with a person 16 or 17 years of age commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. As used in this...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: they legal consent age in florida is 18 not 16 . but to answer my previous question

if my boyfriend is 21 and i’m 17 and having a baby 3 months before i turn 18 would he still get in trouble? we just moved to florida two months ago but where we lived before the age of consent was 16 when i got pregnant

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

Tough issue...but I don’t think he would...in the event that he is arrested and/or charged he has some interesting defenses...both you and he should keep your mouths shut and for the love of mike...get a lawyer if you have any doubts as to how this situation is going to go down.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: My case was found Ajudicated time served and charges were done concurrent also not filed. Please clearly explain
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Sep 22, 2020

You are not making yourself very clear, therefore I suggest you pay a local lawyer to access you court file and give you a proper analysis of what happened in your situation.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Florida on
Q: I sold a trailer but because of a EMERGENCY I had to leave state before I could give him his trailer.

Now I have to stay longer than expected. If we made an agreement on payments to pay him back, could he have me arrested of I fail to make payments on time?

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Sep 22, 2020

Sounds very problematic and you need to either give the money back or get him his trailer immediately...depending on the value of the trailer you could be charged with either a felony or misdemeanor (probably a felony).

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: I have a nephew serving time for a crime that he and another guy committed only the other guy has been out for years

A man was killed, my nephew never denied his part but says he didn't do what the other guy said so the other guy gets 8 years and my nephew got life just trying to see if I could find him some help as we are not financially able to hire a lawyer and information would be greatly appreciated.

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

Your situation is too complex to appropriately address in a forum such as this one. Unfortunately you request is going to require a great deal of time and effort to properly address. You should start by contacting your nephew's former lawyer and then move forward.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: I have been receiving defamation, phone call harassment to my business? We reported to the police couple of time.

My business, myself and employees are in fear because we are receiving phone calls, stalking with threats, online defamation to my business from a person. We reported to the police many times but didn't see any result. I really can't afford right now for an attorney and just want to see... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Sep 17, 2020

YOU ARE DESCRIBING A VERY DIFFICULT CASE, UNLIKELY TO FIND A FREEBIE LAWYER...GOOD LUCK...

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