In florida throwing a rock at someones car is projecting a deadly missile. My question is if someone throws something at your car in a road rage incident that can injure you or your passengers is it legal to shoot back (stand your ground law). I need professional legal advice from someone who knows... Read more »
Your question is vague as to the timing of the events, as well as the specific danger posed by the rock-thrower. You may "stand your ground" with reasonable force that is necessary for self-defense - that is, to stop an ongoing attack that may cause death or great bodily injury to you....Read more »
If your attorney can proffer a reasonable explanation to the prosecutor it's possible. If the medication was not in it's prescribed container (like the bottle from the pharmacy), that's a misdemeanor. However, if the medication is a controlled substance, it will take some convincing....Read more »
It's up to you and whichever lawyer you want to hire. Depending on how far away the charging county is, it might be more cost effective to hire an attorney in the county where you are charged. But any attorney admitted to the Florida Bar can represent you.
Their probation officer declined them to move states, after they asked them if they could leave and switch the classes over to the other state and was willing to pay everything off way faster.. they were homeless and had no help. But in the other state they had my family to help get them back on... Read more »
To seek help on this issue, your significant other must schedule a consultation with an attorney handling criminal cases in the geographic area of the Court where the case was filed. Since the probation officer denied the relief sought, relief must be sought from the Court, which may or may not be...Read more »
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 »
I filed a civil suit and during the trial after everyone was sworn in the defendant not only admitted to a federal crime but provided proof that he had possession of the counterfeit document, knowing it was a counterfeit document and submitted a photo copy of that document as evidence.... Read more »
Simply tell your attorney that he or she is fired. The attorney will probably then file a motion to withdraw, send you a copy, and schedule a hearing on the motion. Whether you attend or not is up to you.
A lesser charge because the victims statement changed drastically and added more then what was originally said in the confession the judge responded no the outcome was another hung jury after that question I went home and was mailed another hearing letter to start the case completely over I hired... Read more »
Florida case law has made it very clear that when a defendant simply throws potential evidence, such as a bag of drugs, out of the car window during a police stop, the defendant cannot be prosecuted for tampering with evidence.
In short, it doesn't. Assuming that the defendant didn't have an attorney, if the defendant failed to raise the objection it has been waived. The judge may have thought that there was sufficient evidence that a crime had been committed.
I had a question regarding improper display of a weapon. For reference I live in Florida and am licensed for concealed carry. Today I was driving home and I removed my handgun from my holster briefly as it was sticking into my side uncomfortably and placed it in the passenger seat next to me. I was... Read more »
Florida Statute 790.053 provides in pertinent part that
"(1) ... it is unlawful for any person to openly carry on or about his or her person any firearm or electric weapon or device. It is not a violation of this section for a person licensed to...Read more »
"(13) A person younger than 21 years of age may not purchase a firearm. The sale or transfer of a firearm to a person younger than 21 years of age may not be made or facilitated by a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer. A...Read more »
It sounds like your husband pled guilty to a criminal offense and is now, or is about to be, in removal (deportation) proceedings before an Immigration Court. Even if a person is deportable, there may be forms of relief available to help them stay in the United States. Like our firm, there are...Read more »
I was served with a court date for violating an injunction for protection and I'm on probation already. On Dec 23 I was released from jail. This girl says I called her and hung up on her which I did not. She called the cops and reported it to them now on June 2nd the state attorney filed... Read more »
I assume that your "court date" is what is called a "first appearance". At that time, you can, if you wish, plead not guilty and an attorney will be appointed for you if you can't afford one. Ask your attorney your questions. But yes, she will have to testify at the...Read more »
You're accused of "posting on social media platforms"? I don't believe that is a crime. Or, if you mean posting the results on social media platforms to try to influence public opinion as to your guilt or innocence of whatever crime it is you are suspected of committing, no...Read more »
Some crimes can be charged and proved even though the person was present during the commission of the completed act. People charged with conspiracy can fall into this category. Now, if the only crime is the actual sale, and you have an alibi, you can defend your case that way.
A statute of limitations prevents the state from CHARGING you after a specific period from the alleged crime. If you are arrested, you can be charged until the period of the statute of limitations has expired. On the other hand, if you are arrested but not charged, you can seek to be released.
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