When I was younger I was arrested for possession of marijuana. I was never bailed out, and stayed in jail before I went to court. Someone told me (working at the courthouse, not an inmate) that if i plead no contest I would be released at noon. I ...
The time frame would weigh heavily on the outcome. However, there are instances (depending on the facts) where the State will consent to a withdrawal of a please even beyond the time frame. Also, getting your record sealing or expunged may be an option. First thing is to get an attorney to review the facts of your case to determine what the possible options are for you. I provide free consultations for situations just like yours.See question
Is hiring a different attorney enough to post pone a trial
Potentially, yes. However, other factors come into play such as how long the case gone on, and what the prejudice to the defendant or the state. It also depends on the judge. Most attorneys could tell you if your judge would be willing typically to continue the case for new counsel.
If you would like to discuss the matter further, or get an opinion on your judge I would consult with attorneys by phone. I offer free consultations and would be happy to see if I can give you some insight.See question
they say they have his dna
You should let your son go to trial with an attorney he is comfortable with. There are many good and bad public defenders, just like private attorneys. The best course of action is talk with some attorneys, have your son talk to them as well, and then reach a decision on who he feels most comfortable with to defend his interests in front of a jury.See question
if my id checks out can they still search me
The police would have to have additional cause to search you. There is not right to conceal one's identity, or refuse to give ID when requested. However, beyond that the police would have to have your consent, cause, or be conducting a pat-down for officer safety purposes. Even during one of these safety pat-downs, the officer can not go inside your clothing unless a weapon or clearly identifiable drug/para are found.See question
I was arrested and charges with Grand theft from a Government agency. That same agency used their powers to use their police to try and force me to pay the local government or go to jail. I took jail as the option.. I would say more but not...
First, it sounds like you are questioning the police/government's tactics in the investigation. The state has the discretion to drop a case based on factors unrelated to the substance of the case, like paying restitution. If you believe you were coerced or agreed to this under duress, you may have a remedy to file suit and recover that money, however, the charges could still potentially be re-filed assuming no statute of limitation issues exist.
Civil rights claims are a complicated area of the law. I would consult the Florida Bar's referral program for a competent Civil Rights attorney in your area.See question
20 years ago I was prosecuted for damaging a car. My public defender / I pled not guilty at arraignment then he encouraged me to make a plea deal saying the owner wanted $1800-$2400 the insurance wouldn't cover. I withdrew my NG and pled G w/ adju...
If the charge is vacated, criminally, no restitution can be imposed. However, the other party can still pursue you in civil court. In addition, if the judge entered the restitution as a "civil judgement" that may allow the other party to enforce it regardless of the outcome of the criminal case.See question
I have absolutely no record and have entered the pre trial intervention program
There are many factors that go into sentencing. The sentencing statutes reference prior record, danger to the community, severity of the crime, etc. However, some less "black and white" issues come into play, such as the judge. The maximum is not likely without a record, depending on the severity of the facts of the case, other than that your sentence could range from probation to time-served to prison.See question
I have a convicted DUI on my record for the carrer I am going to school for I can not have a DUI on my record what should I do this happen in 2008
Finding a way around this restriction for your field of choice would be the easiest. However, depending on the exact date of the plea, and the circumstances surrounding the plea there may be a possibility of withdrawing the plea and resolving it with out a DUI conviction. This is not an easy process, and there are certainly no guarantees, but it may be worth your time.
I offer free consultations and would be happy to talk with you more about your specific situation.See question
The incident in question occured on August 26, 2009. I received a knock on my door this past Thursday, January 14, 2010 at approximately 10:00 p.m. with three JAX police officers with a warrant for my arrest. They, at that time, issued me a citati...
Blood draw cases, like yours, can sometimes take months to file and years to litigate. More importantly is for you to recognize that there are many legal issues that can arise in a situation like yours relating to the treatment at the hospital, the ability to use the blood against you, and obtaining the warrant.
I offer free consultations on any criminal matter so I'd be happy to talk with you about possible defenses in your case. I can be reached directly at (904)616-2920, also at www.MartinoLegal.com.See question
My son is in jail and has a court date on the 24th for racing his bail is 18000.00 he couldnt make bail been in jasil one week his sentencing date for the ticket is the 24th, he wants to plead no contest, instead of not guilty because he wants thi...
That level of bond is unusual for a racing charge, with no prior criminal history. There may be more to the charge than you have been told. An attorney would be helpful to not only getting the bond lowered to a point where your son could bond out, but also to fight the charge. Rememmber any plea to a racing charge could result in loss of driving privileges. With some more information about your son, and his name it would be possible to find out more information prior to the 24th. If you have further questions my office number is (904) 619-8185.See question