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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: I have a criminal case in Brevard county fir 3 years and 3 public defenders I have not received all my discovery and

I want to file a motion to compel but now I have a new lawyer I haven’t even met can I do it myself?

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Oct 17, 2019

You need to go through your lawyer...unless your are acting pro se (which means that you are your own lawyer).

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Florida on
Q: Can I get a restraining order on my sister who lives in another state. She harrasses my family and me and threatens us.

She makes false and damaging accusations and threatens to come to our home. She is a 1/3 owner of the property. We are selling Wich is what she wants. But still threatens us. We do not want her coming to the house

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Oct 16, 2019

If your sister is out of state, you will have some issues regarding the court's jurisdiction. If she comes into the state, it is a different matter.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: How do you find a Volusia county pro Bono criminal attorney and how do I file for a bond reduction
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Oct 14, 2019

Great answer Gary...this is a forum for having questions answered and not a forum for free legal services

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: I was charge with 2 count of aggravated battery assaulted. I was at a bar working and i got attack by 2 others girls.

I was thrown to the ground and one stomp one while the other girl choke me. So in self defense i grab the nearest item which was a broken bottle to stab one. A month past and i was arrested and charged with 2 count of aggravated battery assault. The statement that they gave police 2 week after the... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Oct 10, 2019

Hire a lawyer as soon as possible.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: What do I do if I have been wrongfully arrested?
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Oct 8, 2019

You should contact a lawyer and determine what, if any, damages you have suffered...

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: How can they charge my son

My son was arrested for aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony. My son was at his home when his girlfriend's dad and step mom came to my son and his girlfriend's home and jumped my son one holding him and the dad beating him. The cops were called the dad said my son had a gun and... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Sep 29, 2019

Sounds like you need to hire a good lawyer to represent your son...you may also want him to pursue an order of protection against repeat violence.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Hello, my son has been charged with murder and currently in jail for 3 years with no trial date yet. Is this common?
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Sep 26, 2019

It depends on the evidence and circumstances of each case...You should be contacting your son's legal counsel as soon as possible.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Hello, I'm a fugitive from Florida for a case in Dade County, 1997. Please advise if Justia can help.
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Sep 16, 2019

By saying you're a fugitive, it may work against a statute of limitations issue. The real issue may lie in whether the witnesses to this alleged crime are even around...You need to find a competent attorney a.s.a.p.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Q: Hi..... I live in FL. I have 2 children with my ex. She moved to NY without my consent.

I pay child support & what I have left is little for She does not allow me to talk to my children. She has me blocked on phone and video chatting. What do I need to do to get my kids back.

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Sep 11, 2019

You should immediately go to the Court that last had jurisdiction and petition the Court...If she failed to seek approval from you or the court, she may have to return to Florida...Get a lawyer...

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: I got into a altercation with a 16 year old I’m 18 so therefore I got arrested and charged with battery touch or strike

It ended up with deferred prosecution am I eligible for expungement? I want to work at a day care and you can have any charges with minors so my question is can I work there after I finish up the details of my deferred prosecution or will I not pass a back ground check?

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Sep 11, 2019

If you are correct and this was a deferred prosecution, you would be eligible for an expungement...I would suggest that you not waste this tool on a case that was deferred...

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: can a mother represent her child in a criminal case that no one wants

a case of police excessive force

force

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Sep 9, 2019

Generally speaking no...you need to find a lawyer...if this is a criminal case, your child would be entitled to counsel....

Is your child a minor or an adult???

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Does a search warrant have to identify specific items to be seized?

If it does not list any specific items is the evidence inadmissible?

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Sep 9, 2019

It needs to specify the criminal activity and the items being sought....

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Elder Law for Florida on
Q: iam 72 years old my son has had me wire tap for 2 years with the intention of making me crazy ended up causing me ptsd

is there any legally that i could do too him

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Sep 6, 2019

You should communicate with the local sheriff's office and file a complaint against him...

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: Would you be able to clarify Florida statute 984.085 for me?

In the first part of the statute it states that I could harbor a runaway minor for 24 hours without notifying anyone, however afterwards it says that if I were to do so I have to notify either the parents or law enforcement so is this after I provide aid or after 24 hours?

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Sep 3, 2019

I agree with Mr. Minnick final advice about ever harboring a minor...Don't do it, it is a recipe for an absolute disaster...The statute you are relying upon does provided some safe haven...but if I had to rely upon it for the protection of my future, I would not...Do yourself a favor and contact... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: I wanted to inquire wether it’s legal to have a gun in my locked car on my college campus. College policy says no.

But there were legal cases with UNF that allowed a girl to keep a secured pistol her car

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-florida-guns/court-rules-florida-state-college-students-can-keep-guns-in-cars-idUSBRE9BA1AU20131211

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Sep 3, 2019

There are ten states where you may maintain a firearm on a college campus, Florida is not one of them.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: I have a final injunction and I an wondering if I can pack the respondent stuff and access that part of the house?

He has 2 lizards in his room that havnt been fed in a month and I'm not sure if were allowed in the room to feed them.

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Aug 22, 2019

You should send him a notice that you are going to dispose of his belongings and give hime at least one week.

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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for Florida on
Q: A judge order family therapy for the victim and abuser of domestic violence.

My daughter is on her second probation for domestic violence against us. We have tried therapy in the past yet and know she does not respond to it. The judge order us the victims to attend therapy with someone we are genuinely afraid of. I asked for a review and the judge told us if I refuse... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Aug 20, 2019

Time to hire a lawyer.

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Is a "witness" only, enough to convict someone of a burglary?

The state has a "witness" who states that I was at a specific place at a specific time. He took my license plate number down and reported me that way. On my side I was able to get DMV records showing the car he seen could not have been there on the date he stated. Would that be enough to discredit... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Aug 20, 2019

Looks like a jury issue

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Is there any website that I can review case results for sexual battery on person under 12

I have a friend that is on trial for sexual battery on a person under 12, and lewd and lascivious molestation, of which I am trying to help defend his case and innocence. I was hoping to find cases to review what methods and utilities were used to prove the defendant's innocence.

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Aug 19, 2019

You should immediately contact and retain the services of a competent trial attorney to represent your friend.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Q: My daughter wants to go live with her dad out of state. Will I have to pay him Child Support if he's never paid?

I live in FL and he in NC. My daughter has expressed she wants to go to high school in NC so she can go to university there. He decided to be a part of her life @ age 10. Before this, I was taking care of everything 100% without any help from him. When he became involved, he asked that I not do... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Aug 19, 2019

You should seek the advice of a local counsel to determine the proper course of action in this matter, there is insufficient information herein to make those decisions...

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