Depending on who your judge is, you may get some latitude to discuss the case, although it is generally not in your best interests to do so.
Chances are that if you and all your friends are in front of the same judge, you are not all going to get public defenders (if you are otherwise eligible).
Absolutely enter a plea of not guilty, and then meet with your attorney. Provide your attorney with witness statements, etc., but understand your friends attorney may advise them against giving...
I suggest you contact an attorney and determine how much they would charge to consult with you and be present during any interview.
Respectfully, if you are under "investigation" the State is probably going to prosecute you regardless of whether you "cooperate" (i.e. make their job very easy) or decline to speak with them and exercise your right to remain silent.
If the investigator comes to your house, you may not be entitled to appointed council (its not custodial if you are free to...
First, try to speak with your probation officer directly. Probation should be made aware of your financial difficulty and may work with you, based on your financial status, to reduce the costs of supervision.
Truthfully, if you have completed more than half of your probation, most Judges would terminate your probation early, particularly if you only owe money for costs of supervision, etc.
If money is tight, you may have a hard time hiring an attorney, but I would recommend you ask...
A court may withhold adjudication in certain cases, but a prior withholding of adjudication of guilt on a felony may make you ineligible for a future "with-hold."
As has already been pointed out, I think you should be less concerned with "the next time [you] get arrested" and more concerned with this case.
You may have legal defenses available to you (your question does not give many details) but you should also remember probation carries certain risks including up to five (5) years...
You should consult with an immigration attorney to determine whether or not your other cases may subject you to deportation, etc.
Obviously, to raise this issue, you need to be removable i.e. - not a U.S. Citizen.
In addition to what Mr. Rawlins said, it is important to know how old your husband is. If he is under the age of 21, he may be treated as a youthful offender.
Also, what kind of weapon was involved? If it is a firearm, there are certain statutory minimums which may apply under the so-called "10-20-Life" statute.
Considering how severe the charges are (particularly if a gun was involved) you should either retain private counsel or work very closely with your appointed counsel.
An 18 year old can "date" a 17 year old.
Actually, its legal to "date" at almost any age - its physical/sexual contact that is illegal.
So, if the question is can an 18 year old have sex with a 17 year old, then the answer is also a "yes"
Both of the other attorneys make good points. Additionally, if your PTI officer (essentially a probation officer since its being supervised by DOC) will not agree, you should ask your attorney to contact the Judge and request permission for you to travel. If you do not have an attorney, consider filing a written motion (basically a letter) to the Judge who was originally involved in your case asking for permission to travel. Make sure to provide details on your trip (the tickets, where you...
Do you have any prior reckless driving charges? That is very important.
For your first reckless driving charge, the penalty is a max 90 days in jail (not 60)
If it is a second or subsequent conviction, it is up to 180 days in jail.
See F.S. 316.192
This is a case where you can really benefit from counsel.
If you can get your drivers license back before the Court date, this will go a long way to resolving the case.
It also matters if you received a Court date for a traffic court hearing (on a civil citation for failing to display a valid drivers license) or if you were charged criminally.
In Deland, if you have a criminal case, the County Judges will usually dismiss the accompanying citations if you plea to the criminal case (or if it is otherwise resolved). However, they may send it...