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Q: My roommate is using meth in my home. If I call the police on her could I also be charged?

I own the home.

I allowed her to move in from an abusive relationship.

She pays no rent. Gets mail here.

She denies doing it but it's been confirmed by another person.

She has previous conviction for same.

She agreed not to do any drugs when she moved in.... Read more »

Jonathan Blecher
Jonathan Blecher answered on Nov 17, 2019

It will depend on the circumstances. First, you'll need to get your roommate to stop. If they don't you may want to move, or have the roommate move. Do you really want the roommate arrested?

If police find drugs in your home after you let them in voluntarily (with no warrant) any drugs in a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: I signed and posted bail for a friend can I come off their bond due to nonpayment and the fact they may be a flight

I posted and signed for a friend of mine to get out of jail, however I no longer feel comfortable and don't want to be responsible if they don't show up for court

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 16, 2019

Yes, you can.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Was placed on monitor under the Jessica lundsford act was convicted with two mistimeanors 5 yrs with unrelated charges

This is unlawful how do I address this issue

Jonathan Blecher
Jonathan Blecher answered on Nov 15, 2019

I’m having a difficult time understanding your question. Sorry.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Q: I'm 16, and my girlfriend is 16 also, I was curious if it is illegal to have explicit photos of her on my phone
Jonathan Blecher
Jonathan Blecher answered on Nov 11, 2019

Regardless of your age, it’s illegal to have sexual pictures of a 16 year old. Don’t make it worse by sending them or showing them to anyone.

Good that you asked. Change up this behavior. You’re a kid, for cripes sakes.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: can state attorney violate your probation because of hearsay?
Jonathan Blecher
Jonathan Blecher answered on Nov 8, 2019

Only a judge can violate you. Hearsay is permitted in probation violation hearings, but subject to cross examination by an attorney.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: I was in prison for fighting 2 cases for a year and a half on aggravated asult, felony battery,tampering with a wittness

and was told by the head state attorny to take 3 years or 25 when the case was just a hear say im free now but what could i dowhen there was even evidence were being tamperd with by the police who arrested me

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Nov 8, 2019

I am uncertain as to exactly what you are asking. However, if you believe that you were the victim of police officers who tampered with evidence...you may be able to pursue a claim for damages...you should move forward as quickly as possible...

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Well brother get the 3 years gain time he earned on prison sentence, wen he violated probation on same charge

2000 given 20 yrs ad 10 years paper ,violated dirty urine, got 2 years house arrest,got violated for being at pizza place,judge gave 305 jail days credit ad wrote doc to calculate time,judge sentenced him to 25 years ,so will he get the 20 years,ad the 305 days jail credit to this sentence,,,

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Nov 5, 2019

You should be entitled to all time served in custody...

2 Answers | Asked in Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: r Question:edit text I was convicted of lewd and lacivious acts when I was 19,ha
Jonathan Blecher
Jonathan Blecher answered on Nov 5, 2019

This is an incomplete question. Please edit so we can help you.

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Q: I am a student studying the fourth amendment. My question was how a Lawyer felt about Search and Seizure Amendment?
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Nov 4, 2019

This is not a legal question within the purview of this forum

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Arrested for aggravated DV on sept 27, my court date in nov 12 but no charges have been filed. Is that a good?

First offence

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Nov 4, 2019

That could be good but they still can file charges

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: How can I find case laws or verdicts from cases similar to what my family member is going through?
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Nov 3, 2019

Type the case info into google

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Do you have to be changed with two crimes to be changed with flee and eluding.
Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 29, 2019

No. You can simply flee.

Perhaps you had drugs and you fled to dispose of them. But the poli5se could not locate them.

You fled because you thought there was a warrant out for you, but there wasn't

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: what do i answer to this background question? should i answer yes or no and if i put yes what explanation should i give?

january 31 i was falsely arrested when an ex of mine lied to cops saying i hit her. i was taken to jail for a few days and now its been a few months. im currently in the process of getting my record expunged and im applying for my insurance license and its asking me if “in the past 12 months have... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Oct 29, 2019

You are holding out false hopes of somehow being able to avoid your past criminal record by "getting it expunged." I am NOT advising you not to keep trying to get the record of your prior arrest expunged; all I am telling you is that the question you are now being asked by the Division of Insurance... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: I must try & appeal a felony conviction. My career,livelihood depends on it. My previous P.A. was dishonest w/me.

1 felony charge= Loss of both medical certificates& licenses.

Loss of livelihood. Advice?

Keith Upson
Keith Upson answered on Oct 23, 2019

Reasonable people would research competent Florida criminal appellate attorneys and consult with as many as necessary until they found someone they wanted to hire, then hire them.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Florida on
Q: I must appeal my criminal case. My sentencing judge repeated 4x's "Ma'am, you can appeal this." Whats my first step?

Only three days left to enter my appeal. Please Help. Any info is greatly appreciated.

Keith Upson
Keith Upson answered on Oct 23, 2019

Google "Florida criminal appellate attorney free consultation" and then start calling.

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3 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: I must appeal my criminal case ASAP. Whats my very first step, pre-attorney?
Keith Upson
Keith Upson answered on Oct 23, 2019

Google. There are literally dozens of qualified criminal appellate attorneys in Florida you would be happy to give you a free initial consultation. Google them, and call around.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Can you sue a person that committed a crime and was convicted if you were diagnosed with ptsd

Is there a statute of limitations to sue the person that committed the crime. He is currently serving life in prison and ever since the crime occurred I have been diagnosed with ptsd and severe anxiety that he caused me.

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 22, 2019

What are you going to sue him for?

You can only sue for money.

He is in prison for the rest of his life. What are his assets?

Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: Cyberstalking/Harassment Social Media

There has been a group of guys on social media who think it's fun and games to harass me constantly. I've tried blocking them on every platform before they find me, but they still do. I have proof of them making horrid memes of me, making a false account with explicit photos from a private account... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Oct 18, 2019

Report these crimes to your local police or the State Attorney's office.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Do Private Attorney's contract former law enforcement to assist with cases? If so, what would that title be? Thanks!

As a nearly retired Detective, I'm looking for possible contract opportunities. I spent the evening conducting online searches but I don't believe I'm using the proper terminology for my search. I've searched using keywords; consultant and advisor. Any point in the right direction would be helpful,... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 17, 2019

Private detective?

Expert ?

https://www.jurispro.com/category/police-procedures-s-160/FL (one example)

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: I have a criminal case in Brevard county fir 3 years and 3 public defenders I have not received all my discovery and

I want to file a motion to compel but now I have a new lawyer I haven’t even met can I do it myself?

Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Oct 17, 2019

You need to go through your lawyer...unless your are acting pro se (which means that you are your own lawyer).

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