You need to consult with a criminal defense attorney ASAP, if you can afford one. If this was your car, you would be determined to be in possession of this small amount of marijuana. If convicted by plea or trial, your biggest problem would "probably" not be jail time but an automatic 2 year drivers license suspension. Hire an attorney, yesterday.
There should be no reason to worry, unless you believe your son may be implicated criminally. If so then only his attorney (not your husband) would be allowed in the deposition room. You have the right to hire an attorney on behalf of your son if you want his interests protected.
You are allowed to receive a copy from your former attorney, for a fee. You can also obtain your own copy from the court reporter or get a copy from the clerk's office, if the deposition transcripts were filed. Under any circumstance, the depositions will NOT have to be taken again nor this will be allowed by the court.
It is unknown how young you are since you asked your mom for help. Here's some advice, do not ever post anything potentially incriminating on this site or anywhere on the internet or anywhere else. As general advice, you have a right to remain silent, period. That means to any other person or institution, even a seemingly friendly police officer. The only person who MUST keep your statements confidential is your attorney. Consult with a criminal defense attorney for advice. Do not make...
The assignment of a judge does not affect the merits of your case. The fact that the clerk reassigned the case does not impact any appellate issues. Yes, the original judge is allowed and was probably asked to hear the case since it was his/hers to begin with and knows the facts better than a different judge. I hope this helps.
If there is a failure to appear and this is a criminal case, there may also be a warrant. Check the online docket. Like my colleague suggested if you can prove proper notice was not mailed out and your husband gave the clerk originally the correct address, then you should be able to plead lack of proper notice. Your husband has the ongoing obligation to inform the clerk of any address changes from the inception of the case. I hope this helps.
Without knowing more, it is hard to give you an answer. These words do not make sense together "open setting" and "therapist". If someone uses extortion to obtain something of value, then this is a crime not a civil rights issue. You should consult privately with a lawyer. When obtaining advice from a lawyer, you have a confidentiality privilege that maintains your information to be private between you and your lawyer. This is a much better way to get advice without divulging your private...
This is fact specific. Generally, if both charges arise out of the same arrest, it may be possible. If these are two separate cases, you can only seal one in your lifetime, assuming you have never been previously adjudicated. Look at the guidelines and read for yourself the eligibility rules. I have attached the link below. Best of luck.
I agree with my colleagues, the money was not yours and in addition, being in a store that is open for business and not abandoned, you cannot claim the defense of abandoned property. Florida has an abandoned property statute and requires one to follow certain procedures, if in fact you want to claim abandoned property. You need to obtain counsel to assist you with the return of the money so that you do not end up with grand theft (assuming the amount is above $300). I hope this helps.