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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: An individual that hired me to paint his house has filed a false report against me with local, state, fed. What can I d

The guy is claiming that I broke into his house with his girlfriend who was not aloud in his house and stole things and installed a bomb in his attic. He also claimed that I am sidelong with his girlfriend and her and I work together to under mine him whatever that means. Its all lies and the guy... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Jan 12, 2022

Hire a competent lawyer...and don't have any further communication with this man...Document everything regarding this matter.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Legal Malpractice for Florida on
Q: After an arrest, can the officer place you in the car with windows up and engine off while he finishes his investigation

After about 10 minutes a sheriff from the county came over on his own to show some decency and open the door for me so I could breathe.

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Jan 9, 2022

This is an interesting question and you are protected by the constitution against cruel and unusual punishment. Given your fact pattern, I don’t believe that the actions of the officer rise to that level, the intervention by the deputy was appropriate and kept the situation from the escalating... Read more »

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Q: My husband is being charged with attempt murder 2nd degree. It was a form of self defense. Will he have to serve time?

He was assaulted outside a bar . A guy punched him in the face and continued to strike him. My husband had a concealed license, pulled his gun fired a warning shot and then shot the guy who refused to back down . My husband fleed the scene however before police arrived

The state is... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Jan 9, 2022

From your account, he should not plead guilty to this case. A note of concern is his fleeing from the scene. If you are not happy with your lawyer, find one that will.

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Q: I was charged with aggravated child abuse I'm serving a 5year sentence. Can I go to work release with this charge?

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Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Jan 5, 2022

Agh child abuse charge should not be an impediment to your participation in work release program in Florida. Sex offense charges keep you out of work release.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Military Law for Florida on
Q: No Prior Criminal Record a Disabled Veteran with PTSD and Mild TBI served in Combat after september 11. Honorable

Charged with F2 Laviscious battery in Florida. Met person in an adult website that promised is only adults within their regulations. Person faked age and mother pursuing for this veteran to be charged. I did not know.

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Jan 4, 2022

First thing for you to do is to hire a competent and aggressive criminal trial lawyer...and refrain from discussing the facts of this case on the internet...These charges are extremely serious and you are facing severe consequences if convicted. My former partner, Bruce Lehr, is a very effective... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Curious if I'm looking at actually going to jail.

I was arrested for assault on a police officer and resisting without violence. I'm a first time offender and I'm very nervous at what my punishment will be.

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Jan 2, 2022

This is not a time for worrying about punishment…this is a time for analyzing the facts of the case and the potential weaknesses

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Q: Are their any lawyers that can file an early termination for probation on my behalf
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Dec 31, 2021

There are many lawyers able and willing to be hired and provide you with competent representation. However, they will need to be compensated for their services.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: The state has not formally charged me they have 175 I'm on day 100 what's the percentage of them picking it up
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Dec 28, 2021

Keep praying that they don’t…but hire a good lawyer in preparation that they might.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Mandell Law Firm is company and they assigned me Scott Messinger to get this taken care of, what a joke!

I gave $1000 down to get this taken care of and I got robbed , is there anyways to get my money back as well as put more with it so I can get another attorney hired ASAP please somebody help me!

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Dec 27, 2021

You are not providing enough information to properly answer. What are you charged with? My only suggestion given your limited information is to hire a lawyer or call the Florida Bar.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: The Judge has given the Junior Chief of Corrections at Orange County, FL 5 days to respond to a petition for Habeas

How long after a response is received for the inmate to be released?

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Dec 20, 2021

That depends on the decision of the court.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Florida on
Q: Arrested earlier this year and offered a deal. I declined. Charged with the same event months later.

My discovery is completely inaccurate and it states that I waived my Miranda rights and incriminated myslef a great deal. I never waived my Miranda rights and they put all those words in my mouth, I never said I did anything and that's how the report reads is that I said I did this and that... Read more »

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

I’m uncertain about what you are asking…or what the charges are? Hire the best lawyer you can and keep your mouth shut. Please re-ask your question.

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Q: I have a case of false witnesses against me. Should I take plea bargain with 12 months

I was accused with 2 sworn statements of lewd and lascivious behavior

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Dec 11, 2021

You are not providing any real context…these are tough and technical cases…if you have doubts seek a second opinion

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: Can someone tell me a recent case of violation of the fourth amendment because that person detained and inspected?

It's a project for school and Google won't show me concrete results and I'm not sure which websites I can trust! Would love someone's help!

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Dec 9, 2021

This is not the purpose of this site and anyone answering this question would be assisting you on “cheating.” Good try but you need to use something other than google to obtain research for your school project and/or learn to better frame your searches.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: How do I read a discovery on a specific murder case
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Dec 8, 2021

Discovery in Florida provides Defendants with information about the case and provides defendants the opportunity to examine evidence in the case,

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: How long will someone serve in prison if they are sentenced 18 months but have been incarcerated in a county jail for 8
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Nov 26, 2021

The general rule is 85% of the sentence in Florida unless there are minimum mandatory conditions. Based on my math and your facts, I expect that the defendant would have an additional 7 months.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Florida on
Q: I used pepper spray on someone in self defense. That person turned around and is claiming they need a restraining order

After I pepper sprayed them in self defense to get a loved one out of the area they came looking for us and ended up throwing a brick through the car windshield. I called the police filed a report and also have an upcoming case with them for the damage to the car. Now they have turned around and... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Nov 23, 2021

You should immediately retain a lawyer, I am certain that you are headed for a full blown hearing and will need competent counsel to represent you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Can anyone other than a judge sign their initials above the judge's stamp on a arrest or bench warrant ???
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Nov 21, 2021

Your question suggests that someone other than a judge signing off on a warrant…as a former circuit judge from Miami, I would suggest that this practice would be frowned upon and in my opinion would not be legal. In this modern world, I would also believe that an electronic signature may pass... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: how can i find court documents from my uncles 1981 murder trial in NY?
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Nov 14, 2021

You best bet is to contact the clerk of the court in which the trial was held or attempt to contact the lawyer representing your in le.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: What am I looking at for possessing 7, 60 mg tablets of morphine in fl

Got into an accident, charged DUI of narcotics. Possessed 7 pills that they sent for testing, but it is morphine

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Nov 10, 2021

First and foremost, you should not be making statements like the one you made on any internet site…State Attorneys have people looking at this kind of stuff.

The answer to your question is that if you are looking at a trafficking amount of morphine there are. serious consequences...
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1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: I was arrested at my home illegally, I submitted my footage and complaint to professional Standards and a sustained…

Finding was reached. I filed a motion to dismiss on grounds of violations of my 14th amendment, not only for the illegal arrest but the Sheriffs dept, sent me a notice of my warrant, I communicated back and decided to go a more refined way and file a motion to quash Capias, it was sent back by... Read more »

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Nov 1, 2021

Notice to the agency is required by Florida Statutes, must be filed within three years of the occurrence and the dept of financial services must also be served. You should also hire a lawyer to do this and handle this matter for a myriad of good reasons.

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