I have a family member in jail & is being held responsible for some serious charges that he did not commit but the man he worked under did. They were both charged w my family member being under the owner of the business. Now the owner of the business is the "star witness" against him.... Read more »
Ethically, the former attorney has to turn over the "file" to the new attorney. He doesn't have to turn over documents or papers considered his own "work product". The attorney can charge reasonable fees for copying and labor. Depositions, recordings, photos, investigator...Read more »
I am 18 turning 19 and my girlfriend is 17 turning 18 in a nonsexual relationship. Once she turns 18 she plans to move out and move in with me. Once she is 18 there is nothing her parents can do legally regarding our relationship correct. Because her parents are controlling we are worried after she... Read more »
It's not for you or me to determine what a fair sentence is. That's up to the judge. If the sentence was within the legal guidelines, then the sentence will likely stand. The judge has access to the facts of the case and makes the ruling. There are appellate remedies for mistakes in...Read more »
I am assuming that you are in Federal Court, I would communicate with the attorney that has represented you and he will give you better information based on his work on your case...You may also address this issue directly with the Court through the Clerk of Court and the Assistant U.S. Attorney on...Read more »
Depending on the nature and scope of the investigation...Law Enforcement could also proceed against other people, including your brother...The most important piece of advice I can provide at this time is to tell your brother that he has an absolute right to not answer any questions that law...Read more »
My sister sent my nephew down here to live with me because he was trying drugs, not doing well in school and coming/going from the house whenever he wanted. At first he was doing so well down here...said it was toxic in NYC and he appreciated the calmer environment. However, now he misses his... Read more »
Are his parents coming to Florida to find him and/or pick him up? They should consider take responsibility for him and should report him as a runaway. Do you know where he is? You may want to consider speaking with an attorney and moving forward in terms of reporting him as a runaway and/or to...Read more »
I have one year of community control in Florida, my fiancé lives in Idaho, we have a stable drug free house and I have a job offer in Idaho. My charge is non violent and it’s my first time ever being in trouble.
Typically Community Control cannot be transferred to another state because it is a function of DOC probation that does not exist in any other state. A transfer would probably necessitate a modification of the sentence to regular probation that would qualify for transfer under the Interstate Compact.
In 1990 I try to enter us with counterfeit passport. But I was arrested during 2 month court hearing I was in jail after 2 court want to release with 3 years probation and I request to court I would like to go back my home country. court grant me permission and I went back my home country.... Read more »
My sister has opened several credit cards in someone else's name, even got to withdraw a total about $5,000 from a Wellsfargo ATM (cc belonging to Wellsfargo) months ago, but this has happened over the course of a year or so, and nothing has happened, and today she received two calls she... Read more »
In short, yes. She will want to speak with a criminal defense attorney to represent her rights for these likely felonious charges. Depending on the number of charges brought, she could be looking at quite a long stay in federal prison.
Best to inform the detective that you do not wish to proceed any further with the case. If your ex has been arrested, it gets a little more complicated as resources have been expended. If you gave a sworn verbal or written statement, law enforcement or the prosecutor may pressure you, especially...Read more »
For me? Noone is there, they get into my house and leave my front door unlocked and open. No letter stating they were there, just told by neighbor. Also, suggested calling animal control to take my cats from my house when I have a neighbor taking care of them. And telling the neighbor not to enter... Read more »
I see many 843.03 arrests and read the reports, while few seem to meet the general definition, most by far do not meet the definitions found for either word, so what is and where is it written the FL legal definition of loiter and prowl, surely this is not a statute of undefined words intended to... Read more »
Diff. Tenants safes vehicles etc is this legal. Police left a vehicle unlocked that got robbed for savings bonds soc security cards old coins what gives them cause to go through other peoples property when they got who they came for?
I was arrested today for felony child abuse for discipling my 16 year old son a year ago. I'm seeking counsel & don't have any priors nor did I or would I ever hurt my children in such a severe manner. I'm afraid this is going to not only damage my kids psychological health,... Read more »
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