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  • How much time do you get for burglary of an unoccupied residence? He also has burglary misdemeanor charge.

    His public defender said they offered him 30 months. That seems to be extreme.

    Yekaterina’s Answer

    Your question does not provide enough information. You stated that it was unoccupied dwelling, did you mean structure? If you meant unoccupied structure, the maximum would be up to five years in prison and up to $5000 fine. However if it was a dwelling, it would be a second degree felony, up to 15 years.

    The answer will also depend on the person's criminal history and and other factors.

    You need to speak with an attorney.

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  • Felony probation

    my boyfriend is in jail for vop but it is a technical violation, this is his first violation , and he is almost done with probation . will they give him house arrest or time served or make him continue probation ? and how fast will he get out ?

    Yekaterina’s Answer

    I agree with the answers below. Every situation is different, but it always helps to be able to go in front of a judge and say that despite the violation, client has paid all of the costs and fines and completed almost all of his conditions. As pointed out before it all depends on the charge, prior criminal history, and the nature of the violation. I would suggest you call a local attorney and find representation quickly.

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  • I have a local capias or warrant in Duval county that is over 5 years old. How can I have this removed without jail time

    Dates back to 2007

    Yekaterina’s Answer

    It depends on what the warrant is for. If it is a misdemeanor charge,most likely, when you hire an attorney, they can call it up for hearing without you being arrested. The other option, of course, is to turn yourself in on the warrant, and wait for a court date. It is unclear when the court date would be. It is a much better option for you to consult with a local attorney and figure out how to best approach the situation. Otherwise, you may be stopped one day for traffic ticket and will go to jail.

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  • Collecting a judgment

    I won a small claim and is starting the collection, but the judgment prepared by my attorney does not have the defendant's address. I have been trying to contact my attorney but it took him 6 months to response that I have to pay him a fee for the...

    Yekaterina’s Answer

    The defendant's address needs to be in the judgment. You may want to consider getting an amended judgment. You also need to make sure to record a certified copy of the judgment in the county where you think the defendant has real estate. Additionally, to properly perfect the judgment you need to file a judgment lien certificate with the secretary of state. This will place a lien on the personal property of the debtor.

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  • I was arrested for 2 counts of battery and possession of paraphernalia and marijuana. Can these charges be dropped or expunged?

    I did not hurt anyone of the victims. One of the victims hit me with a fire poker and left plenty marks on my body the other victim slapped me than once and busted my lip when I was trying to defend my self by pushing her hands away from my face a...

    Yekaterina’s Answer

    I agree with the answers below. It sounds like you need your presentation as quickly as possible. If your charges are dropped then the case can be expunged, assuming you otherwise qualifying don't have any other criminal history.

    www.mesiclaw.com
    www.floridasealrecord.com

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  • My brother has a warrant out for vop. What can I do to help him? Is there a way that I can talk to a judge?

    He was arrested for domestic abuse against his girlfriend. From my understanding he was only trying to hold her down so she would stop hitting him. But his girlfriend mom called the cops and had him arrested. They both are very young. She 20/21 hi...

    Yekaterina’s Answer

    I agree with the answers below. You need to seriously consider hiring an attorney for your brother. An attorney may be able to schedule the VOP for a hearing without your brother turning himself in on the warrant. Are trying to complete all of the remaining conditions of privations am paying off the fine before he appears in front of the judge.

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  • Shoplifting at a Florida target over 300. My next court date is monday. Have no lawyer how should I plead?

    Only thing on my record is a driving under the influence... An I beat that charge

    Yekaterina’s Answer

    If you cannot afford an attorney, you need to ask for a public defender. This is a serious offense and will affect your future. You need to plead not guilty and ask the judge to appoint a public defender for you. If you enter a plea of guilty or no contest you may be adjudicated guilty, depending on your criminal history. this would mean that it is a permanent conviction on your record.

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    www.fliridasealrecord.com

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  • How long does it take for a misdemeanor to be resolved?

    March 6, 2004, I was arrested for refusing to sign a speeding ticket...and adjudication with held has been court ordered on May 11, 2004. One year later an incident took place in my parents home and there was a simple battery case against me...and...

    Yekaterina’s Answer

    I agree with the previous answer. At this point you need to think about expunging the second offense or sealing the first one. This process may take up to six months. The first step is to obtain a certificate of eligibility from Florida Department of Law enforcement. Please visit www.floridasealrecord.com for more information.

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  • What is the difference between having a record expunged vs being sealed?

    What is the difference between having a record expunged vs being sealed? I had a legal case the was declared nolle prosequi. If i can not have the record expunged is sealing the record an option that can be done.

    Yekaterina’s Answer

    If your case was Nolle Prossed, you should be able to have it expunged, if you qualify otherwise. So, if you have never been adjudicated guilty of another crime and have not previously applied for a sealing or expungement.

    More info at mesiclaw.com/areas-of-practice/criminal-records/

    Best of luck!

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  • Do I need to hire a specific lawyer to file an expungement? Or can I hire any lawyer?

    Is there a difference if I hire any type of lawyer to file an expungement? I really need this to be done right.

    Yekaterina’s Answer

    I agree with the above, you need an attorney who handles this type of stuff regularly, as the paperwork has to be done correctly.

    Please read more information on expungements at http://mesiclaw.com/areas-of-practice/criminal-records/

    Best of luck!

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