There is nothing illegal about the information you provided. This simply was an exchange of pleasantries and nothing more. Most likely, the parents were being proactive in ensuring their child's safety.
Anyone facing criminal prosecution is entitled to representation. If the Court is to find that your son is indigent, the Court will appoint a Public Defender to represent him. Many Public Defenders I see in action are fine attorneys. However, being appointed an attorney means that your son will not have the benefit of chossing an attorney he feels comfortable with. Right now it may seem as though you are faced with an impossible task, but it may be worth your while to at least consult with...
Much depends on whether the law enforcement officer issued you a notice to appear in court or arrested you. In the case of a notice of appear, it is likely that nothing will show as of yet on your record. If you were arrested, than a thorough background check could show that you were arrested and have pending charges. Because of the nature of these charges, some employers may shy away from you. It may be beneficial to seek the advice of counsel to assist you to ultimately avoid a criminal...
Wow, if she witnessed this I cannot imagine why she wrote the ticket. She cited you for failure to obey a traffic control device. You may want to consider setting this case for a hearing and see if she shows up. Hopefully she won't since she knows what the true facts of the case are.
As for the criminal charges, your fiance will undoubtedly be contacted by the Office of the State Attorney. They will prosecute on behalf of the State of Florida. Your fiance will not need to retain them. Now, as to his injuries, he may want to consult with a civil attorney. Keep in mind that your fiance should maintain receipts for medical bills and any other bills associated with his injuries. He should also keep a tally of days he has missed from work because of his injuries. The...
When a Court "stays" something it essentially means that they have put it on hold.
Michael E. Zmijewski
501 N. Magnolia Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32801
The unfortunate answer is yes. Quite often law enforcement will arrest all persons in a vehicle unless one of the passengers takes the blame. In those instances where the passengers invoke their right to remain silent, the State may face a difficult burden of actually establishing and proving possession.
Although you have not been in trouble before, keep in mind that Possession of Cannabis <20 grams is a misdemeanor. What this means is that you are subject to penalties of up to 1 year probation, $1000 fine + court costs, 1 year in the county jail and a 2-year suspension of your driving priveleges. It may be worth your time to at least consult with an attorney.
As you were charged with DUI, a standard condition is to neither possess or consume alcoholic beverages. The results of the interlock are there to advise the court of whether you have adhered to or violated this condition. As to what will happen? Well, that is difficult to say other than you should probably expect a violation coming your way.
If possible, it is best to have your record expunged. You indicate that the charges were dismissed. If the charges were truly dismissed, you may very well be eligible to file a Petition to Expunge Records. On the other hand, if you actually pled to the charge of petit theft and adjudication was withheld, than you would be eligible to file a Petition to Seal Records. The benefit of clearing your record is that it should help when it comes to your future career pursuits. However, there are...