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How long does the state have to file formal charges?

How long does the state have to file formal charges? Question: I was arrested for 1. TRAFFICKING IN HEROIN >4, <14 GRAMS Statute: 893.135(1)(C) First Degree - Felony, 2. POSS. OF COCAINE W/INTENT TO SELL/DELIVER Statute: 893.13(1)(A) Second Degree - Felony, 3. TRESPASS/PROP. OTHER THAN STRUCT. OR CONV. Statute: 810.09(2)(A) First Degree - Misd. is been [...]

How easy is it to transfer probation to another state?

How easy is it to transfer probation to another state? Question: I have court coming up soon in Florida but I live in Texas. I am hoping to settle the case at my next appearance. It is difficult traveling to Florida every time I have a court date. I am willing to sign for probation [...]

How long does the early termination process take?

How long does the early termination process take? Question: I am scheduled for early termination March 11. How long does it take for the paperwork to go through? In other words, will I have to report to my probation officer after March 11 until my case is for sure closed? Answer: It depends on how [...]

What is a non warrant VOP?

What is a non warrant VOP? Question: I'm on probation for 18 months; my date to get off is Feb 2017. My P.O. put my violation in on the 16th of Feb. for non payment of court costs. What do I do? And what is a non warrant VOP? Answer: It means that he has submitted a [...]

Can a civil lawyer also be a part of a criminal case?

Can a civil lawyer also be a part of a criminal case? Question: I'm a victim in a case and while I know I'll have a prosecutor on my side I'm also aware that they're working for the state, not me. I'd like to hire an attorney for the civil case and I was wondering [...]

Is there a chance my cousin gets deported?

Is there a chance my cousin gets deported? Question: My cousin is a permanent Resident - 17 years ( Diagnosed with Kleptomania ) originally from India . Her husband and kids are citizens, Her parents brothers and sisters are citizens. She has 4 misdemeanors 1) 2003 - Dismissed by the Judge 2) 2012 - Nolle [...]

Would state attorney drop a charge (domestic violence) in this case?

Would state attorney drop a charge(domestic violence) in this case? Question: I had an argument with my fiance, and it went heated. She threw her wallet to me, and I got extremely mad. I kicked her dresser, and it broke down. Then she slapped me, and I grabbed her wrist to hold her still. She [...]

How long does it take for a FTA warrant to show up in the jail’s system?

How long does it take for a FTA warrant to show up in the jail's system? Question: I was supposed to show up for a plea hearing for a felony driving on a suspended license. But I ended up missing it due to another court thing. I have a capis issued and shows on the [...]

Walked out with $30 sunglasses on my head, officer said I’d be getting a misdemeanor?

Walked out with $30 sunglasses on my head, officer said I'd be getting a misdemeanor, and will more than likely have to pay a fine? Question: Walked out with $30 sunglasses on my head, officer said Id be getting a misdemeanor, and will more than likely have to pay a fine, will this be on [...]

Are police lying when they say they wont charge you…

Are police lying when they say they wont charge you if you give them info to help their investigation? Question: Is it required by law to have to go to the police station and give DNA and fingerprints if you are only being accused of a crime and haven't been arrested? Also, is restitution able [...]

Is writing a letter to a judge a waste of time?

Is writing a letter to a judge a waste of time? Question: Is writing a letter to a judge a waste of time? I was arrested a few month ago for misdemeanor battery - domestic violence. I accepted a plea agreement and plead no contest. My conditions were I had to attend a 26 week [...]

Can My Case Be Brought Back To Court?

Can My Case Be Brought Back To Court? Question: Is there anything that can be done after the fact? I was not arrested but the state picked up charges against me and I had to come to court, I hired an attorney, who turned out to be about nothing but money! He did not put [...]

Failure To Appear Warrant Lifted?

Failure To Appear Warrant Lifted? Question: Is it possible to have this matter resolved within 3 weeks, I'm supposed to go on a cruise for our friends wedding? Need an attorney to lift my warrant for FTA for expired registration from 2014. What should I expect to pay for an attorney to handle this matter. [...]

What Will Happen To Me?

What Will Happen To Me? Question: What Will Happen To Me? I'm being charged with a 3rd degree grand theft charge. It is my first offense and I have a clean record. What are my chances of going to jail? Answer: Depends upon the specific factual circumstances. The best thing to do is to consult [...]

Can I Contact A Co-Defendant?

Can I Contact A Co-Defendant? Question: When a co-defendant's charges in a drug case get completely dropped, is the no-contact order for the both of them dismissed too? I was arrested for possession of meth & my co-defendant was arrested for eluding & reckless driving. His charges got dismissed/dropped completely & he was let out [...]