Criminal Defense Law

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What is the worst thing that can happen?

What is the worst thing that can happen? Question I have a misdemeanor as theft. My probation ends on September but my officer send a violation of probation to the judge. I have 30hrs comunity left to do and $500 left to pay. I want to know whats the worst that can happen to my [...]

How much jail time can you get for slashing two tires?

How much jail time can you get for slashing two tires? Question My friend got let go of a job and he took his anger out on his bosses tires. two of them. he is now nervous about the situation. he hasn't talked to anyone yet and doesn't really know what to do. can you [...]

Petty theft?

Petty theft? Question I have never gotten in trouble with this type of charge before but I have 2 misdemeanor charges for other stuff. But I can't afford to get probation is there anyway to talk to the judge or someone and ask for no probation? Answer It is possible with the help of a [...]

Will I go to jail, have to pay another fine, or just accept this?

Will I go to jail, have to pay another fine, or just accept this? Question Good evening my name is Dean Thomas and I live in the state of Florida. I just received my 3rd possession charge of marijuana under 20 grams and paraphernalia. What will happen to me? What are my options? Answer It [...]

How can i get my bf out of jail?

How can i get my bf out of jail? Question My bf and i had a fight in which he was arrested for 784.03-1A1 - BATTERY; TOUCH OR STRIKE . He doesn't have any previous history of this but he had a felony charge back in 2013 ..will they use this against him ? How [...]

I failed to appear on a criminal traffic citation?

I failed to appear on a criminal traffic citation, will calling the clerk of prevent a warrant? Question I was stopped and received a citation for driving with no license FL statue 322.03 (1). I was unaware the court date was on the ticket because the officer was very brief and in a hurry. It [...]

Do I need a lawyer for my case or can it be done by myself?

Do I need a lawyer for my case or can it be done by myself? Question I was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery. I was released from jail on a PTR. My court date is April 13. This is my first arrest ever. My girlfriend does not want to prosecute. We still live together and [...]

My daughter is falsely accused, arrested and charge with felony charge

My daughter is falsely accused, arrested and charge with felony charge Question It has been 4 months since they charge us and its still pending. Is that normal procedure. I would like to have thing taken care of, because it is hindering me and my daughter from getting jobs, so we can provide for our [...]

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 [...]