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Richard Earl Hornsby

Richard Hornsby’s Answers

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  • What does notice to appear returned unexecuted mean?

    Will a warrant be issues for defendants arrest?

    Richard’s Answer

    It means that the Sheriff's Office was unable to serve you with a summons/Notice to Appear. It most likely means that a judge will issue an arrest warrant for the person.

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  • Court: hearing

    I was supposed to complete a program by doing community service hours but I had to pay money and all to get in the program so I couldn't afford it.for that I didn't completely the program but I have a court date this month on the 24. what should I...

    Richard’s Answer

    Any number of things can happen, if you truly could not afford to get in the program, you will likely be given another chance.

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  • What is likely to happen in teen court if you admit similar past offenses even if nobody knew?

    If the defendant has shoplifted before and is asked and admits it is there a chance that will make him ineligible to be in the program?

    Richard’s Answer

    To an intake counselor from DJJ, it could possibly make him ineligible. If it is to his actual "teen court" jury, nothing. Regardless, he should not admit anything unless absolutely necessary.

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  • Do you go to prison on first VOP (technical) on felony probation?

    make all my payments, attended all my classes, and this is a first VOP.

    Richard’s Answer

    It depends on many factors.

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  • Moving probation to another country

    My situation is very complicated. I'm in probation for 7 years. I'm in my 13 month of probation. Already completed community service. Never violated and first time offense(extortion). I even modified my probation a year ago so I can travel and...

    Richard’s Answer

    You should hire an attorney to seek either early termination of probation or a conversion to administrative probation, as you probation cannot be transferred to another country. Regardless, before any judge would consider this, you would need to have paid off all of your restitution.

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  • Moving probation to another country

    My situation is very complicated. I'm in probation for 7 years. I'm in my 13 month of probation. Already completed community service. Never violated and first time offense(extortion). I even modified my probation a year ago so I can travel and...

    Richard’s Answer

    You should hire an attorney to seek either early termination of probation or a conversion to administrative probation, as you probation cannot be transferred to another country. Regardless, before any judge would consider this, you would need to have paid off all of your restitution.

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  • What will happen next

    Charges was filled for stalking against me on Monday, I found out by going to the PD to pick up a report for an old case I was told something was pending. In want to know what will happen next, so that I can be prepared.

    Richard’s Answer

    You will most likely receive a summons if it is a new case that you have not been served or arrested on yet. If you have been arrested or served, you will receive pretrial and trial dates. You should hire an attorney to "prepare" for the case.

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  • Whats is going to happen for a petit theft charge on someone who has been arrested for the same thing 3 other times but was neve

    I had never been in trouble before in my life until I went through a horrible experience and just made a bad decision, got arrested for theft but it was dropped. Got arrested again for "Theft" and it was dropped, again for retail theft and plead g...

    Richard’s Answer

    You should either hire an attorney or work with your public defender to obtain a resolution that is acceptable to you. Your prior offenses are not admissible against you at trial since there were dismissed or not adjudicated, as a result you can always try and convince a jury that you were just absent minded.

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  • I did not receive my mail in which I had a letter to appearcin court. I received the mail after the court date, what should I do

    The letter was dated from march and had multiple addresses on it. I had been incarcerated briefly so I was not getting mail because there was no address and when I got out there was no mail coming to my apartment for me yet so the letter finally c...

    Richard’s Answer

    File a motion for rehearing if the hearing has already occurred and explain the reason hat you were unable to appear.

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