I suggest contacting an attorney in Dade County to review the facts to see if there may be a Motion to Dismiss for Statute of Limitations. Absent that, there may be a chance that an attorney can negotiate a resolution to the case without a surrender to jail. That is likely to be difficult or...Read more »
Typically a Pre-Trial Hearing is a Judge's way of checking on the status or progress of a case. I say "typically" because every judge is different and it is very important to know your judge. For some judges it may be the last court date before the case is set for trial. This may also be the last...Read more »
I got caught shoplifting some algea killing supplies worth about 27 dollars, I have really had algea build up around my pool which is spreading to my house and Air condition drain lines, i was low on funds and was buying a cheap dinner when I saw some algea killer and when i realized i couldnt... Read more »
Was back in 2004. I am 26 now and about to be 27. I was in the military and got out with a honorable discharge. I recently applied to corrections here in Florida. My background came back and said I have this on my record? The situation occurred when I got into a fight with another juvenile after... Read more »
I agree with the previous answers. The only thing I would add is that you may want to ask the employer for a copy of the background check the used to process your application. This information may be helpful to any attorney you may hire to assist you.
If there was a domestic dispute and a third party showed up and called the cops, they arrested one of the parties involved in the fight and pressed charges. Even though the victim didn't want charges pressed. Can the charges get dropped? Or lowered to a misdemeanor?
The decision of whether to file charges in a case is a function of the State Attorney's Office. The victim in a case certainly has input, but only a prosecutor can drop a case. The same goes for whether a charge is changed to something lesser or an agreement is entered into to allow a plea to a...Read more »
TYPICALLY it means that the case is dropped. Please do not rely on this forum for specifics to your case. CONSULT AN ATTORNEY. Occasionally a case may show this if a charge is dropped in one court and refiled in a higher or lower court. The fact that a charge is dismissed does not necessarily mean...Read more »
Past cases can be taken into account in sentencing. If your question relates to felony scoresheet calculations specifically, a conviction is not required. (ie. withholds count) Juvenile convictions can "drop off" of your scoresheet in time as can adult charges if your last case is more than ten...Read more »
The felony probation is out of county and I have a warrant for three misdemeanors. Everyone keeps telling me I will still have a bond and just need to report to the probation officer afterwards if I am able to bond out. I’ve never violated and i don’t really know how the process will go so... Read more »
Every county handles their Violation of Probation bonds in their own way. The rules do not guaranty you a bond on a violation. Some counties issue VOP warrants with bonds and some do not. It is important that you speak to an attorney who practices in the county where the case was originally filed....Read more »
Robbery is usually the taking of property by force or threat. It is a very serious charge that can have long lasting implications, even if charged as a juvenile. It would be wise to hire him an attorney who can review the facts and negotiate a workable outcome.
Obtaining cable service by using another's personal information, without permission, is fraud. Leaving a bill unpaid was not smart. Paying the unpaid bill now will not "undo" the crime but it couldn't hurt. Pay it by money order or other untraceable means and hope for the best. If a warrant is...Read more »
I recently almost lost my job because a client did a background check and was able to pull up a mug shot from 2007 and it ended up on a spam site where they asked for money to remove it even though it was over 11 years old and dismissed. If I had the funds then I wouldn't have accepted it at all... Read more »
This answer applies if the case was in the State of Florida. If you participated in a Pretrial Intervention Program and your case was dismissed you may be eligible to have the record expunged. First, the case must have been DISMISSED. Second, you will need to review the PTI contract that you signed...Read more »
Typically a person can be charged with multiple crimes based on the same actions if the crimes have different elements (or points of proof). Even though the same firearm is involved, the crimes are distinct and so can be charged independently.
Most warrants can remain on the books forever. Normally a warrant is discovered when a person is stopped for a traffic violation or when there is some other reason for law enforcement to run a background check. The typical procedure when a warrant is found is to contact the issuing agency to...Read more »
Defendants are charged as adults based on their age at the time of the offense. An eighteen year old will be charged as an adult if they commit a crime. When a situation like this is known in advance, there should be a way to work out their differences without the need for a fight. Someone needs to...Read more »
She is entitled to credit for whatever time she spent in custody FOR THAT CASE. Sometimes a person is being held on one case and has bonded out on the case in question. There are ways to avoid that problem that include "off bonding" the person on the pending charge or having the State agree to give...Read more »
I transfered recently to sumpter county from lake county where i work. The CC supervisor told me to move back or find a job in this county. I explained that i could not due to my dcf case wich requires me to have a job and i had already done a home study for my new residence. I was recently told... Read more »
I would suggest speaking to a lawyer about the possibility of filing a motion to modify the supervision that you are on. The Court can sign an order allowing a particular Defendant the ability to work in a particular place or particular hours. If the CC officer is not willing to work with you,...Read more »
A car cannot commit a crime. Only an individual or corporation can do that. I would anticipate a visit from a detective trying to get you to make an admission or to trap you by backing you into a corner. You should retain an attorney and refer any request for an interview to them. You want the...Read more »
For example: this is pretty extreme, but imagine a case where a scrawny midget who has no weapon comes up to a body builder and tells them to give up their wallet, and the body builder gives up his wallet.
Now imagine a sort of mirror case where the roles are reversed and a body builder... Read more »
In this scenario there would be no difference in sentencing. The story might be harder to believe, but the crime is the same. There are crimes where the victim can affect sentencing, (ie. Battery on a Pregnant Woman or the Elderly, Exploitation of the Elderly, Abuse of a Child etc.) This is not one...Read more »
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