How can a past felony be reduced to a misdemeanor status in Florida through legal means?
In 2018, I was charged with possessing a fake identification in the state of Florida, which resulted in a felony charge. However, I received adjudication withheld status after successfully completing... View More
If you were not convicted of the charge, and have no other criminal and/or criminal traffic convictions, you may be eligible to have that case sealed. It cannot be reduced to a misdemeanor but it can be sealed. However, note that medical boards and similar agencies still require disclosure.
If the police are investigating a potential crime, it would be in your best interest to retain an attorney immediately. The attorney will review the facts with you in detail and be in a better position to advise you of your options and best course of action.
I'm currently facing a felony charge for battery on an officer with violence. I am reaching out because I believe there was a misunderstanding during the incident. I was actually having a seizure/shock from the subsequent car accident at the time, and I was holding on to the officer's... View More
It sounds like there are facts and circumstances that the prosecutor in charge of the case should be made aware of. I would recommend contacting a local criminal defense attorney asap who will work on your behalf. Best of luck!
Hello I’m Justin I’ve been on probation 3 out of 5 years, I couldn’t pay my restitution in a consistent & timely matter which caused me to get a violation, I wanted to ask how long I would sit in jail until I see my judge who ordered me to probation as she’s the only one who can... View More
Unfortunately that is a difficult question to answer. It will depend on when you are arrested or turn yourself in, the judges specific docket and scheduling, and other factors. If you have a lawyer, they could assist you in arranging a court date to limit the time you are in jail waiting.
There are several things to consider before answering this question. I would recommend that you contact a local attorney with whom you can share specifics and who can properly advise you, and hopefully represent your interests.
This is difficult to answer without more information. If you made an agreement with law enforcement to work as a confidential informant, and you don’t fulfill your end of the deal, it is very likely that they will arrest you in the future or seek to have charges filed through the state attorneys...View More
Under Florida law, this is when the state files an indictment, information, or other charging document. A prosecution is considered to be commenced when formal charges are initiated following an arrest or summons.
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