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Raymond Edward Forbess

Raymond Forbess’s Answers

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  • Can I get in the military with an adjudications withheld and an expungment on grand theft in the third degree?

    Can I get into the military with those criminal backgrounds? I have an okay credit, and aside from those mistakes I havent had any other issues.

    Raymond’s Answer

    Depends on how bad the military needs people. In times of war, when the recruiters are having a hard time making numbers the rules are relaxed quite a bit. In the Duval County Courthouse there are a few recruiters that are poking around the misdemeanor and felony clerks offices. They are there verifying local records. I would say the Air Force, Coast Guard and Marines have been the most restrictive. The Army was the least restrictive, especially if you were enlisting for a combat specialty.

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  • Can an 18 year old legally have sex with a 16 year old?

    can an 18 year old legally have sex with a 16 year old?

    Raymond’s Answer

    Yes. If the 16 year old is not quite 16 but represents himself or herself to be 16 you might have a problem.

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  • How can i get my possession charges dropped

    i was recently arrested for possession of cannibis under 20 grams and possession of paraphernilia, and im in trouble, i went to court on the 13th of november 2009, the judge called me up to the stand and asked the state attorney if they had a deal...

    Raymond’s Answer

    get a local attorney down there. If there is a threat of jailtime, the court should appoint a public defender for you. Your offer seems harsh. A not guilty plea means your case will proceed along until you either enter a plea on a negotiated disposition or you go to trial. Make sure the local courts down there do not impose a "trial premium" and give folks jail after trial when the pretrial offer never included any jail. These are very common charges. You are entitled to counsel if you can't afford a lawyer. good luck.

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  • Iam on probation will they extertite me from another state

    my charge was attemt to pos. my 2 other violation were positive for meth

    Raymond’s Answer

    I only practice in florida but the answer could be yes, no or maybe. Depends on several factors. Why would they need to extradite you? have you violated probation? are you allowed to even be in another state? did you reoffend or is this a technical violation? How serious was the original case and have you already served plenty of time on it? How long have you been on probation and how have you done thus far? Meet with a local lawyer and go over this.
    good luck

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  • CA DUI case dismissed, DUI still on record.

    I'll make this as succinct as possible, thanks in advance for any advice I receive. *found out I had a DUI on my record *It was a case of false identity. (I was never pulled over, fingerprinted, taken to jail.) *I went to the court date for t...

    Raymond’s Answer

    Don't worry about who is liable and work at getting the dui off of your record. You will have more aggravation once your insurance company thinks you are a higher risk now that you have a dui. If this really wasn't you count your blessings that you didn't lose your liberty up to this point. It happens. It is capable of getting corrected. Get a local attorney on it.

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  • Do you think I could fight a charge contributing to the delinquency of a minor with no proof on either side?

    Well, long story short, a girl told her mother I gave her alcohol but this isn't true. I wrote out a statement, and since I'm 18, I haven't bought it anywhere and I couldn't. But she told her mother I bought it and gave it to all the kids here. ...

    Raymond’s Answer

    What you should do is retain a local attorney. The local attorney can advise you as to what to do. The attorney can also advise you about what is proof(evidence) and that you should cease talking about this case. Remember that if a detective calls you down to just ask few questions, the detective is not asking questions to keep you out of jail and they usually have handcuffs close bye. Good Luck.

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  • I have a bench warrant what should I do?

    Hi, I was recently informed that i have a bench warrant for failure to appear in court. The original charges were minor in possession and public intoxication. I am looking for legal advice in regards to resolving this matter as well as what the po...

    Raymond’s Answer

    If you can contact an attorney in your area you may be able to go to court "off the street" as opposed to getting arrested on the warrant, sitting in jail for a handful of days and then going to court. Your attorney will want to know how or why you skipped court. Just be honest.
    good luck.

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  • In florida is it legal for a 16 year old to date a 24 year old?

    if they have a baby could he go to jail?

    Raymond’s Answer

    it is illegal. If he is the 24 year old, he goes. This is completely statutory meaning the state merely proves the ages of the parties and that they had sex. Whether one misrepresents her age, is a fully willing partner to the sex or looks very much of age does not matter. The theory is that a 16yr. old cannot give consent and that is why they cannot enter into contracts for cars or houses etc. Funny, a 16yr old can give consent for the police to search her house though. I would have him contact a local Jacksonville criminal defense attorney. He can call us at 634-0900 for a no obligation free consultation. good luck

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  • Received DUI in AZ but licensed in CA. Renewed license but now received a letter saying it's suspended in CA why?

    I received a DUI in AZ but I am licensed in CA. I went to traffic school in CA and paid everything I needed to pay except the fee to reinstate my license in AZ. Nine years later they won't let me renew my license in CA so I call AZ DMV they say ...

    Raymond’s Answer

    I don't have a license to practice in either state. States reciprocate between one another in regards to certain areas like child support enforcement and driving privileges. The information from AZ hit CA and they suspended your license. This is very common. See what you can do to get a "hardship" license and don't drive until you clear this up. good luck.

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  • How do I file for a modification?

    I am currently on house arrest and have over half my time in. I am suppose to get off in August 2010 and be put on probation. I have kept a full time job, have not had any violations and have kept all my payments current but my house arrest office...

    Raymond’s Answer

    I would recommend contacting the lawyer who handled your case. This type of request is very common. The prosecutor is not obligated to look out for your best interest whatsoever.

    I do not have a license to practice in your state. If you have done very well so far, you may have a judge that sees it your way. Good luck,

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