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Q: What would happen if I violate a no contact order from judge for victim and co-defendent?

My mom and I accused of stealing from my grandfather. We were all given a no contact order by the judge. She's in jail and he's been in contact with both of us. I was told not to contact either of them, what happens if I try to visit my mom in jail?

Richard Hornsby
Richard Hornsby answered on Jul 19, 2017

Your current <a href="https://www.richardhornsby.com/criminal/procedure/bond/">bond conditions</a> could be revoked.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Military Law for Florida on
Q: Can I join the military?

I am a 17 year old male on a felony probation for lead molestation (not a registered sex offender). I get off probation at the age of 19 and my felony clears at the age of 24.

Richard Hornsby
Richard Hornsby answered on Jul 18, 2017

It would be up to the military branch you are seeking to join. Candidly, I think you would have difficulty joining.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: I am being charged with 3rd degree drug felony, I fired my former attorney and don't have one now.

The judge did not appoint me a public defender. My trial is next week , I do not have any legal representation, the 4th amendment got violated during my arrest. How should I plea?

Richard Hornsby
Richard Hornsby answered on Jul 18, 2017

You should hire an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Is an attorney allowed to keep secret the location of a wanted accused felon if they know their location
Richard Hornsby
Richard Hornsby answered on Jul 18, 2017

If the wanted person is their client, the answer is yes, as it is privileged information that the attorney is prevented from disclosing. The only thing the attorney can't do is affirmatively assist the fugitive in evading arrest.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: I have a warrant for missing a court date in FL. FL is my primary residence and the court date was sent to home in NJ

I never received the letter, and was instructed to write a letter to the judge explaining the situation and make a request. What is the best way to do this? I simply want to be able to avoid court if possible, and be allotted time to pay the traffic fines. I was unable to pay the fines before, as i... Read more »

Richard Hornsby
Richard Hornsby answered on Jul 18, 2017

The only way you can resolve this matter without appearing in Florida is to hire an attorney in Florida to try and resolve the case with a written plea.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: I am being charged with 3rd degree drug felony. I do not have a legal representation; I fired my former private attorney

Judge did not want to appoint me a public defender, I can't afford one. My trial is next week , how should I plea since I have no lawyer and the 4Th amendment got violated during my arrest. ?

Richard Hornsby
Richard Hornsby answered on Jul 18, 2017

You should either borrow money to hire a competent attorney or renew your request for a public defender at your next court hearing.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Immigration Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Florida on
Q: trying to get information about reviewing a felony case

i was put on 3 yrs felon probation foe aggravated assult. adjudication of guilt withheld. the judge was mad there was no proofand my lawyer sold me out and never helped. i want to get my case reviewed as i never hit nobody. i took the plea agreement because i was pregnant.. can i get help on... Read more »

Richard Hornsby
Richard Hornsby answered on Jul 18, 2017

You should consult with a post-conviction relief or appellate attorney familiar with criminal law. https://www.richardhornsby.com/crimes/assault/aggravated-assault.html

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