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Thomas Klemens Almquist

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  • What is the minimum sentence for felony 3 Grand larceny in Gainesville, Florida.

    The offender has no record prior to this arrest, non violent, against a corporation

    Thomas’s Answer

    There is no "minimum" sentence. Some crimes have a minimum mandatory, but they are more serious crimes, such as drug trafficking. While the other attorney is correct in that one could expect to enter a diversion program if they have no priors, that is up to the discretion of the state attorney.

    It's also possible that there is a defense to this accusation. Consult with an attorney before taking a plea offer. Many attorneys, including myself, offer free consultations. Good luck!

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  • Charged with Grand theft- 300-5k. On probation- MM-Stalking. What sentence will I get?

    Landlord says I took some furniture- she told me to throw it out when I moved in. Now saying I stole it. Im on MM probabtion for stalking-postd a phony picture of an ex GF and she filed a complaint. The theft charge happened AFTER the Stalking, bu...

    Thomas’s Answer

    I practice in Gainesville. As the other attorneys say, it's hard to say what sentence you might get- but the first step is to see if you have a defense. Talk to a lawyer, see what sort of defense you might have. It sounds like you may have a defense to the theft charge. Sometimes in theft charges they will drop the charge if you agree to pay restitution- that may be an option.
    One thing I don't understand is that you say "No VOP"- but if you are on probation and you are charged with a new crime, that almost always violates your probation. It's possible that you simply haven't been violated yet.
    Bottom line- I can't say for sure what your sentence would be, but it would most likely be less would a good, local attorney fighting for you. The maximum on the Grand Theft charge is 5 years in prison- I would be shocked if you got anything close to that, based on the facts you are stating.
    Many attorneys, including myself, offer free consultations.

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  • I now have an fta in marion county for court due to habitual dwls from a dui will marion county extadite me if i leave florida

    My court date i did not go to was to select a jury. I believe a no bond. Bench warrent has been issued

    Thomas’s Answer

    I am an attorney with experience with marion county judges. The longer you let this go, the worse it will get.
    If you ever have any contact with the police before resolving this, in Florida or any other state, the police will run your name, find out you have an outstanding warrant, and arrest you. Then you will be held in jail until they get around to sending you to Marion County. This could come from something as simple as being a passenger in a car that gets pulled over, or being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
    It's much easier and quicker to get it over with. As everyone has said, talk to an attorney. You may have a defense to your Dwlsr. Even if you don't, you will be more likely to resolve it with a better outcome sooner than later.

    I, and many other attorneys, offer free consultations. Feel free to contact me.
    Good luck.

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  • Can someone be sentenced to imprisonment for armed robbery with only witnesses as evidence?

    A man was accused of 4 counts of armed robbery. The only evidence that stands are witnesses that saw his face and filed a police report. There is a video, but you are unable to see who is who and what is really going on. The police filed a sear...

    Thomas’s Answer

    Yes it's enough. It's also enough, as the other attorneys state correctly, to potentially raise reasonable doubt in the minds of a jury. Save the bond money and hire a defense attorney.

    Many local attorneys, including myself, offer free consultations.
    Good luck.

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  • Can i charged for running away from home if I'm not emancipated ?

    i know you all will say theres better things to do than to run away , but honestly i don't want to read that . i just need a simple yes or no answer , and if so what i could be charged with if it was to happen . Thank you .

    Thomas’s Answer

    The other attorneys are correct. You could be charged with a crime for running away. More likely, a cop who found you souks just bing you back home.
    I would like to add that anyone who helps you could also be charged with a crime.

    Here are some resources in marion county that might be able to help. There are people who care about you and want to help.

    Bay Area Youth Services - 1107 E Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala - 352-622-2971
    Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc. - 352-445-1410
    Everlasting Word of Faith Ministries - 352-622-1873
    Pace Center for Girls of Marion County - 352-369-0571
    Phoenix Rising Ladder to Success Academy (Project Healthy Choices) - 352-368-1900

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  • How will they handle my VOP? And is it possible to get more then one?

    I was put on felony probation in Gainesville FL and had i transferred to Maryland. I recently picked up 2 drug charges 1 felony and 1 misdemeanor. I also received some traffic violations and 2 must appear traffic violations for evading an officer....

    Thomas’s Answer

    Being arrested on new charges generally is considered a violation of probation. You also mentioned they are drug charges- it's possible that a condition of your probation is that you not possess or use drugs. You will be violated, it's just a question of when. You may also have defenses or at least mitigation to these violations.
    It sounds likely that alachua county probation doesn't know about any of this yet. Talk to your attorney in Maryland about how best to proceed on those charges. If you plead guilty to them, you are essentially admitting to violating your probation as well, and your Maryland attorney needs to know about that. You also need a local gainesville attorney to help deal with your VOP when it happens.
    It does help to deal with the VOP sooner rather than later.

    Many attorneys, including myself, offer free consultations.

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  • Weapon found.

    Now weapon was found that someone said i had. Now a weapon was found, No prints, No DNA was found on the weapon linking to me. Can i be convicted because somebody said they saw the weapon. That i had. But no print or DNA was on the weapon. Thats ...

    Thomas’s Answer

    Yes. The other attorneys are correct. It depends on what crime you are charged with, but "someone saying" something is evidence. Get a lawyer. Don't talk to anyone except your lawyer.
    Many attorneys, including myself, offer free consultations.
    Good luck.

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  • CAN YOU SUE THE STATE FOR NOT ARRESTING JUVENILES WHO ROB YOU 5 TIMES OVER A FEW YEARS AND FILING FALSE REPORT OF CRIME ?

    A MAN HAS A LARGE CLAY PIT AND WAREHOUSE WITH TOOLS INSIDE IT ON PROPERTY... A COUPLE MONTHS AGO HE CAUGHT THEM AND HELD THEM WHILE POLICE ARRIVED.........THEY TOOK THE SUSPECTS HOME AND TOOK EVIDENCE AND GAVE HIM A REPORT THAT STATED THE CRIME O...

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    He cannot sue the State for not arresting the Juveniles but he may have a case for suing the Juveniles and/or their parents for civil theft, perhaps in Small Claims Court. Post this in a different area of Avvo and/or talk to a civil lawyer and seek their advice.

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  • Arrested for 2 counts grand theft.first offense.admitted to crimes to employer.likely outcome??

    Loss prevention manager asked me to come to back.corporate rep got me to confess to crimes.arrested then out on bail. 2 counts grand theft first time being in legal trouble. Looking for work now to pay upcoming legal fees. Likely outcome??

    Thomas’s Answer

    It is hard to determine your likely outcome. If you have a public defender, listen to their advice. If you can afford a private attorney, hire one and listen to their advice. Check out what the offer from the State Attorney is, and make sure you understand it. I worked as a Public Defender in Ocala for several years. Despite your confession, you may still have a defense- talk to an attorney. Many attorneys, including myself, offer free consultations. Good luck!

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  • My mom's lawyer instructed me to perjure myself during a deposition and got mad when I refused. How do I report his misconduct?

    The case recently settled in arbitration and he told my mom that it was my fault for the low sum. He performed poorly throughout the whole process. Failing to file suit until the last minute, not responding to my mom, not requesting medical record...

    Thomas’s Answer

    You report it by calling the Florida Bar. They are in charge of regulating attorneys. They will investigate it and if they determine that he did something wrong, will discipline him. This could be anything from a fine, to suspension to disbarment.

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