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Raymond Edward Forbess Sr.

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney.

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

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Raymond Edward Forbess Sr.
    2. Paul Domenic Petruzzi
    3. Gray Richard Proctor
    3 lawyer answers

    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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  2. Caught Shoplifting

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Stephen Andrew Mosca
    2. Raymond Edward Forbess Sr.
    3. Aaron J. Slavin
    4. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4 lawyer answers

    You avoided a charge of petty theft and although they told you not to come back you were not formally trespassed if nothing was written. Petty thefts are some judge's hot buttons. First one is a second degree misdemeanor, max of 60 days. Next one is a first degree misdemeanor with a max of 12 mos. county jail. Pick up a third one and the state attorney can file it as a felony, max. five years, regardless of how small dollarwise the item you stole was. In Duval County Florida I have seen the...

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  3. Shoplifting

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Victoria Marie Mussallem
    2. Raymond Edward Forbess Sr.
    3. William David Umansky
    4. Howard Woodley Bailey
    4 lawyer answers

    It does not sound like you were issued a notice to appear. A notice to appear looks like a traffic ticket, technically functions like an arrest and you would have been instructed to make your own court date. Don't go back to the store you were trespassed from since you could very easily be arrested for that. Call an Orlando lawyer that offers free consultations and have them check with the clerk's office to see if you have an outstanding case. Good luck to you and don't go back.

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  4. Violation of Fl. State order against me for phone harressment

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Raymond Edward Forbess Sr.
    2. John M. Kaman
    2 lawyer answers

    Your father cannot speak for you. Ask for a court appointed lawyer.

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  5. Probation in 2 Different Counties

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Adam Leo Bantner II
    2. Lewis Lee Lockett
    3. Raymond Edward Forbess Sr.
    3 lawyer answers

    Should be able to get this done. It will be after your upcoming violation in Broward though. Assuming you don't get any jail time, the logistics of being monitored and reporting in one county are doable. Probation for misdemeanor offenders is a money maker for certain agencies but you should only have to pay one agency. Biggest problem is the VOP. good luck

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  6. What can be done if there is a parole violation

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Raymond Edward Forbess Sr.
    2. Roger P. Foley
    3. Howard Woodley Bailey
    3 lawyer answers

    Contact a lawyer out there. Florida won't hold him forever though. There will be review dates for extradition. If Arkansas does not commit to coming and getting him he will be released. I don't have a license in Arkansas but I can tell you it costs money for some Florida county to hold him and if Arkansas is not interested neither is Florida

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  7. Question about a VOP and need some advice?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Raymond Edward Forbess Sr.
    2. Stephen Andrew Mosca
    3. John Patrick Guidry II
    3 lawyer answers

    I do not have a license in Michigan but I can tell you the basics of violating your probation and leaving a given state. You will need to clear this up at some point. I would call lawyers in that area and explain the situation. This sounds like a felony that might have been reduced to a misdemeanor and if that's the case you will have an easier time handling it from out of town. If this is a felony, you will probably need to go back up there. If you hired a Michigan attorney over the phone,...

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

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Don Waggoner
    2. Raymond Edward Forbess Sr.
    2 lawyer answers

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

  9. How can i get my possession charges dropped

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Raymond Edward Forbess Sr.
    2. Don Waggoner
    3. Stephen Andrew Mosca
    3 lawyer answers

    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'...

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

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Raymond Edward Forbess Sr.
    2. Stephen Andrew Mosca
    3. Shawn Alan Arnold
    4. William Robert Jay
    4 lawyer answers

    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...