I was pulled over with paraphernalia, a small small amount of cocaine, an open container and my firearm. Wich I have a concealed for. The officer said I was facing 3 felonies and a misdemeanor. He gave me the option of letting me go free if I made a deal with a detective. The detective and I talked... Read more »
Yes, it sounds like a scare tactic. Yes, it sounds like a procedure to temporarily go free. Today, some cop might be wondering if you are going to call. if you don't, you just might get arrested on warrants for some or all of what they threatened at the time of the stop. You should retain an...Read more »
Retain an attorney to file a motion to dissolve the injunction. Your attorney should guide you on whether it is feasible- it often is. Notice should be given to the Petitioner if possible, and the matter should be set for a hearing.
You should consider that many jails record phone calls. Police can access and listen to these calls. Usually, the courts at first appearance impose no victim contact restrictions. This means no direct or indirect contact. The restriction applies even if the arrestee doesn’t bond out. For your...Read more »
My ex just walked up into my home put his hands on me,, then proceeded to drag my daughter from her room. He was arrested and charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling with assault and battery, a first degree felony, he took off with my phone, so he was charged with petty theft and also charged... Read more »
Burglary of a dwelling with an assault is punishable by life imprisonment. That’s the maximum potential sentence. This burglary charge would “drive” the sentencing. Also, this burglary is a violent crime of special concern. As the victim you should consult with the prosecutor and/or victim...Read more »
Service of papers may mean that you are charged with a crime. The anything you can do is to read those papers for details. You might be able to go online at the clerk’s office to get more details. All that should tell you the what, when and how of this charge. So informed you could go to court...Read more »
Dismissed for either 45 days or 12 months of probation. If I reject the offer and say I want to go to trial, is it likely the prosecution may offer a better plea agreement? I'm not a resident of Florida and only here for a short time caring for my sister, but I want to get home to Wisconsin to... Read more »
You need a lawyer and fast. Not the internet question answering kind. First, if all 5 paraphernalia charges are at the same time and place it should be just 1 charge. That’s because paraphernalia is both a singular and plural noun. The other matter is completely different and a felony. Please do...Read more »
State is saying. How can a defendant compelled the court to actually prove the amount is correct? Can a defendant's lawyer bring measuring tool in during trial to weigh the substance out and prove the actual weight
Your lawyer would typically obtain a laboratory report long before trial. The report should identify the controlled substance and the weight. Separate containers with controlled substances should be weighed separately. One legal issue is whether amounts located in separate places can be aggregated....Read more »
It is likely a conflict of interest for the same PD Office to represent you on one felony charge and to attack your credibility on another felony charge where you are the complaining victim. You could advise the PD assigned to your case about this situation. That PD should recognize the conflict...Read more »
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
Yours is an extraordinarily complex question which is fact sensitive. First off, if your husband doesn’t like his current lawyer’s assessment, he can hire a new lawyer to see how the new lawyer sees it. Second, you say this happened outside a bar and involved a concealed weapons permit. I think...Read more »
This is the time to go to court, not to jail. The process will indicate whether you will agree to go to jail, to get a dismissal, to get probation, or to go to trial. I urge you to retain an experienced lawyer to evaluate your situation. The lawyer, once fully informed, would be in a real position...Read more »
If a person please guilty or no contest to felony battery, and if adjudication is witheld, then the person is not a "convicted felon" for the purpose of loss of civil rights and right to bear firearms in Florida. This assumes that the person has not been adjudicated guilty of any other...Read more »
He then asked could he search my vehicle I told him no I well first I asked him what his probable cause was he said because he wanted to I told him no he brought the dog out and they alerted on my vehicle and he found a set of digital skills by the way this was not a patrol cop this was a narcotics... Read more »
The officer would have had grounds to pull you over if you committed a driving infraction. You complain that the Officer conducted a drug dog walk around even though you refused to consent to a search. As a result the dog alerted. The car was searched and alledged drug paraphernalia found. An...Read more »
The problem may involve a Brady issue. Prosecutors are required to disclose evidence favorable to the defense. If your lawyer should have been able to figure it out, then the fault would lay with the defense lawyer. If the defense lawyer could not have figured it out through the exercise of due...Read more »
This is where you need to get an experienced criminal defense lawyer to address the facts of your situation one by one. Remember that police are not prosecutors or judges. Police can easily make a wrong decision in the heat of the moment. Your lawyer should position your evidence and witnesses in...Read more »
And no longer lives in state. He was offered 90 days. Can he somehow get this thrown out. He was arrested on 11/8/20 on new unrelated charges and was told the battery charge has to be taken care before he can have a bond on new charges
Your son’s problem is the new arrest while out on bond. That’s why he can’t bond out. The new arrest reveals nothing about the first arrest. Either the witness who moved out of state shows up for trial or not. Depending on Covid it might be quite some time before a trial is started. Whether...Read more »
Unless you are absolutely sure they are not there to investigate YOU as the perpetrator, then YES, YOU NEED A LAWYER. The lawyer can help you understand how police conduct investigations, the terminology they may use, and how various answers might be interpreted.
Credit for time served can differ from charge to charge. If it’s different, then running it concurrently does not change the difference. The differences can be more pronounced where the charges are unrelated or originate in different countries. A comprehensive plea agreement can sometimes resolve...Read more »
Hello. I have been charged with aggravated battery with firearm with great bodily harm in Florida. I've posted a bail after a was arrested. This is what happened: there was a guy who was stalking me and my girlfriend. When he approached us I've pulled my glock and fired one round into... Read more »
You could hire a lawyer to explore your options. The law may have changed since you left the country. The lawyer needs to figure out if yours is a stand your ground case, or not. The lawyer needs to consider whether the old or new laws apply to your situation. Obviously, it’s a serious matter....Read more »
What happened is he possessed a package with a controlled substance. This scenario is not as uncommon as you might think. The best way to address this situation is through a qualified and experienced lawyer. There may be other facts that you may not be aware of. Even if the marijuana charge is...Read more »
In Florida police cannot generally enter a home uninvited and without an exigent circumstance. First, the complaining person has to be living at the “home” to have standing to complain. Next, the police entries divide into those with search warrants and those without. Police with a warrant get...Read more »
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