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  • How do I get a record corrected on my police report.

    How to get a disposition record corrected on my police report. I have a copy of court records but it is not correct on the police report.

    Stephen’s Answer

    It is not generally possible to have a record of the police changed after the fact. And final disposition would not be something on police paperwork that would have any legal affect, though i understand how, under some circumstances, the text of a police report may reflect unfairly. If you think this is something that needs to be corrected, you need to speak to an attorney. I would expect that only a court can order the sheriff to do something if anyone can, so you'll need to get your issue evaluated to see if it should be before a judge. Good luck.

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  • Is felony probation possible with my case

    I am currently on probation for petit theft and fighting now these are two different probations but recently I found out I have a warrant for another petit theft that I have no idea where it came from and since its my third I know its a felony but...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Yes, of course it's possible. How probable it may be depends on many things. Get a consult with an experienced local attorney now, before the warrant drops visibly to your P.O.,, and maybe you can get the whole thing worked out in one fell swoop.

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  • Can we Sue UF Health for multiple civil rights violations by their security staff and now as a result of that loss of wages ?

    My husband in the course of his duties removing a deceased patient from UF Health had his civil rights violated by security staff. He then was trespassed by same security which we believe was racially motivated. Subsequently he was fired from his ...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Hasn't this question been asked about a year ago??
    You should see an attorney who can evaluate what claims and defenses may exist in order to answer your question with any accuracy. Sure sounds like there may be a suit, but also depends on any companion criminal cases, and of course, all the facts involving the incidents in question, not just those posted here. And, if this is the same issue from a year or more ago, see an attorney soon, as any action may be time barred at some point. Good luck.

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  • So what will happen in court? Will they offer me and i have to except then or will i have time and leave court and hire a lawyer

    I went to jail for petty thefts but when i got to the jail they say i have a Felony petty thefts because i have Priors i got out and they drop ut from A Felony F3 to a M1 im going to hire a lawyer cause i know i mite be facing time But i have to g...

    Stephen’s Answer

    If you hire a private lawyer, you will have time to consult, defend the case, negotiate a possible favorable disposition, and to generally insure you are not rushed or pressured in any way. Without one, you will likely be offered a disposition and have to decide how to proceed without fully impartial advice. Good luck.

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  • How does Federal Probation work? will this violate my federal probation?

    I am currently on federal probation, and have a prostitution case going. I am on probation for tampering with a access card device. My public defender told me he got me a plea deal where i plead no contest, pay a fine, and i will a receive a wit...

    Stephen’s Answer

    While technically a withhold of adjudication means no state conviction for a charge, the federal system still traits it as a violation for scoring purposes and as a violation of your supervised release/probation. Federal probation officers have a lot of latitude, but I doubt this can be passed off.: A standard condition of supervised release is no new law charges/arrests/convictions. That means that even if you fight the prostitution charge and are acquitted, it is likely you will violate federal probation simply for being arrested in the first place.
    You should contact the attorney who represented you on the federal case, or consult with an attorney who handles federal issues. If violated, and found indigent, an attorney will be appointed. The it's up to the judge, after argument of counsel, of course. Good luck.

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  • Should they get a lawyer and how many years are they facing for this crime?

    I have a friend who has been charged with Grand Theft F3, they have pass charges on their record Dealing in Stolen Property and Giving False Verification. But no other past criminal record. They claim to have videos and pictures in this new charge...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Yes! They should get a lawyer if they can, otherwise one will be appointed by the court. As the others have stated, this charge carries 5 years, and the priors may force a jail time offer from the state. They need a good defense, both legally as the facts permit, as well as in seeking reasons why jail is a last resort generally.
    Good luck.

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  • Has anyone heard of probation officers taking cash money to prevent entering minor violations from being entered on ones record?

    I don't know if I need a lawyer, Internal Affairs, US Attorney or ??? Ever since we got all the conditions me they started requiring 2 - 3 screenings again (ALC and Drug). Even though she's past everyone for 7 months. They are definitely trying t...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Hard to say what's going on. The perhaps excessive drug testing may be debatable, but the other activities are certainly suspect. I recommend you keep a private log of events, payments, tests, visits, communications, etc. and contact a lawyer if you want to investigate this. An attorney ould b helpful generally, first of all, in successfully completing probation or in preventing or battling any alleged violations. If you're interested in whistleblowing afterwards, or along the way if necessary, then consult with counsel before doing anything other than keeping the private log. Good luck.

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  • What should I do?

    I am now unsure if I hit a parked car. After performing a 3 point turn at a filled restaurant parking lot, I moved to a neighboring lot and parked. When I was walking up, I noticed that a car in the vicinity that I turned had a damaged taillight. ...

    Stephen’s Answer

    I cannot tell you what to do, but suggest that relying on your on-scene, logical, evidence based conclusion that you caused no damage may be the way to go.
    Generally, there is a legal principle called "corpus delicti" which represents the idea that even in the face of a confession for a previously known or unknown crime, one cannot be convicted without some physical evidence outside the confession itself to prove it happened per the confession. Therefore, even a person confessing to a horrendous crime cannot be successfully prosecuted without something more than the confession alone. You have no witness, no "victim" info, and no evidence, beyond a worried mind, that you did any harm or damage. May be best to let it go.

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  • Why are the charges still on his record after diversion program completion?!

    Husband was arrested for identity theft of his father. Long story. This was his first offense and completed his diversion program 100%. He was told it would never be on his record and that future employers would never have access to this informati...

    Stephen’s Answer

    It sounds as though you were misinformed about the resulting record of interaction with law enforcement in the first place. Even a case that is diverted and ultimately dropped by the state attorney leaves behind a record of the event. The arrest record, and the drop notice, remain. On the bright side, having a charge dropped is like it never having been brought, legally. The dark side is that people don't often see it that way, considering an accusation as evidence of potential trouble.
    The good news is that if it was dropped and he if he has no other adjudications in his past, and there are no other exclusions or statutory prohibition, he can seek to have the record of arrest and resolution expunged. I suggest you speak to an attorney to evaluate his case for having that record expunged. And sooner is better than later, as once the records disseminates via the internet, it is difficult, if not impossible, to pull back in, though an order to expunge from the court certainly helps. Good luck.

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  • How can I be charged with forgery if it was my Job Description

    Hi: I was working a doctors office in Jacksonville, FL. Due to the overwhelming number of patients one of my job duties was to write Prescriptions for patients and sign the doctors name. The Doctor was aware I was doing this. When approached...

    Stephen’s Answer

    While it sounds that you may possibly have a defense to the charge, once it has been filed it must be defended. You probably shouldn't post information about the case on the internet or discuss with anyone other than a lawyer.
    Many lawyers in town take payments, and many offer free consultations. I suggest you visit several to discuss the defense of your case. Good luck.

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