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  • How long can a released inmate be held in Pinellas County for a hold out of Seminole County Florida on FTA warrant

    Boyfriend has been released from Pinellas County Jail with no charges being filed by the state he had a court date December 1st that was missed while he was serving time on another charge that the state did not prosecute on and now has a bench war...

    Amanda’s Answer

    This happens quite often when there are charges in multiple counties. It is up to the jail in Seminole County to arrange to have him transported and they usually do transports once a week. I agree with the other answers that it should take about a week to 10 days. It would be a good idea to have an attorney start working on getting him a bond in Seminole County so he does not have to sit in jail any additional days. Sometimes it can take several days to get a hearing.

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  • Criminal Pretrial ConferencePTR Now got letter for Status Conf w/bondsman & PTR people. What for? I have kept all PTR rules.

    Currently under indictment for 1 misdemeanor count and 2 felony accounts of domestic abuse in Criminal Court. Falsely accused by a drug trafficker. Fighting against someone who is vindictive and using the system against me because she knows it w...

    Amanda’s Answer

    You should have an attorney whether it is a court appointed (public defender) or someone you hire. Your attorney should be able to investigate as to what the status hearing is for. Many cases are he said she said and they can be tough, especially when you don't have evidence to disprove what someone says. An experienced trial attorney should know how to present the case in the light most favorable to you and your defense. Good luck!

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  • Is a diversion a criminal offense?

    About two years ago I received a written arrest for an alleged hit and run. The person who claimed to have been hit by my vehicle never showed up to court and the case was dismissed through a divergence program. I could not afford to expunge and w...

    Amanda’s Answer

    Even though your case was dismissed, it is still subject to public record and anyone can go online and see that you were charged with a crime. Most people don't know what a "no information" is so it can cause some confusion if someone were to look you up online on the clerk of court. It may be beneficial for you to go ahead and get the case expunged so that it is not visible to the public. I handle many expungements for people who have completed a diversion program.

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  • My husband has been in county waiting 6 months to handle his VOP in orange county and they want to delay victim case?

    his po just wants him to attend a class thats all, not prison...the prosecutor says this is a victim case and has to be set out at least three weeks from arraignment...my husband robbed a 7/11 many years ago and he paid his price by being in priso...

    Amanda’s Answer

    A victim can be anyone that suffered any type of harm as a result of the criminal act. The harm can financial. The state has to allow the victim a chance to be heard on possible sentences. Most of the time they don't get ahold of them but that is the reason for the delay.

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  • I'm a sophomore in college and was caught stealing groceries from walmart. I don't have any priors, should I plead not guilty?

    I'm 19, and a sophomore at a university, and I was caught stealing grocery items (just milk, food, and things like that) from walmart. I was brought to a room and later cuffed by a cop who took my prints and information and banned me from that wal...

    Amanda’s Answer

    Never take legal advice from the cop who arrested you. You may have defenses and you should not plead guilty until you speak to an attorney. This is something that can affect you for the rest if your life. If you have any type of theft charge on your record it will be very difficult to get a job. I suggest at least setting up a consultation. Many lawyers offer payment plans.

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  • My husbands bond was revoked in a felony mischeif csase for a new arrest of domestic misdemeanor battery? I need a lawyer?

    my husband was arrested a few months ago for felony mischief and bonded out, he recently got arrested for misdemeanor battery on a girlfriend of mine. the situtation was blown out of proportion and she doesnt want to prosecutre and is willing to s...

    Amanda’s Answer

    The answer is "it depends". If a person is out on bond and they are arrested on a new charge, they can be denied bond. It is possible to get a new bond but it may take some work.

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  • Divorced from exhusband but never included home in divorce due to foreclosure but recently found out foreclosure was canceled...

    what to do he will not respond to this mater..still own home..

    Amanda’s Answer

    I agree with the other attorney. More information is needed.

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  • My friend is getting charged with fraud-swindle-obtain property under 20k, his first offense, he's 17, state of FL. Jail time?

    Hey, I was wondering if my friend with get jail time, it's his first offense EVER, and he's 17 years old. He's being charged with fraud-swindle-obtain property under 20k.

    Amanda’s Answer

    Jail time is possible but unlikely based on what you have said. There are other serious consequences he should be aware of, however. He does not want to end up with a felony on his record.

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  • Public defender hasnt done anything

    I am facing a DUI charge and It was a case where I wasnt driving , I wanst even in the car and car was off , Cop heard I was driving, any way My PD hasnt even asked or presented an offer to prosecutor. its been 60 days or more weve continued, I do...

    Amanda’s Answer

    Depositions are not allowed in misdemeanor cases unless there are unusual circumstances and the Judge allows it. DUI cases can be time consuming so you may want to hire a private attorney if you are not happy with your PD. Your attorney should be able to waive your appearance at most hearings but you will need to be present for the trial call. If you hire an attorney they should be able to get the case continued unless the case has been continued several times before.

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  • Do I qualify for seal or expungement?

    2 years ago i had a first offense petit theft misdemeanor where i pled no contest in seminole county. After some fees, community service, and anti theft course, the judge 'withheld adjudication'. I am currently a nurse and undergo FBI background c...

    Amanda’s Answer

    Yes; most likely. There is a way to get a free review from FDLE to find out for sure. Then you will have to pay a fee to FDLE to get a certificate of eligibility. The final step is to get the judge to sign off on it.

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