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Richard Earl Hornsby

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  • I AM CHARGED WITH A CRIME and the alleged accuser made similar accusations against someone else and DCF was involved an investig

    investigated and cleared them from wrong doing, i want to subpoena those dcf records, because it can exonertate me, my pd subpoenased the records and the dcf came back and objected to its disclosure and my pd is like they objected so she cant do a...

    Richard’s Answer

    Any reports of child abuse or neglect made under Florida Statute 39.201 are exempt from disclosure.

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  • Can an attorney help?

    Has two fines exceeding 1600 dollars. Was caught driving on suspended licence. Now additional 250 court cost.has 4 kids 15 and under. Clears 300 a week. Has till Sept 23 or goes to jail. And still owes the money, plus jail fees. At that point, lo...

    Richard’s Answer

    The irony is that while an attorney could likely help you, you would be better off putting the money you would pay the lawyer towards your fines.

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  • I'm being sued for elderly abuse

    I just moved into this house and there is a mother in law suit behind my house. I do not have the power turned on to their house because they are not living there and refuse to sign an agreement saying that they will pay for some of the power bill...

    Richard’s Answer

    You need a landlord tenant lawyer, not sure what self respecting attorney would work on the cheap though.

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  • Am I getting charged as a juvenile?

    If I didn't find my name in the clerk of courts files does that mean I might get charged as a juvenile?

    Richard’s Answer

    If you were under 18 when the offense occurred, then most likely you are being charged as a juvenile.

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  • Criminal defense

    If two officers make an arrest. who has to fill out an arrest report?

    Richard’s Answer

    Whichever officer has a lower rank.

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  • Is a right to get charged with 2nd degree murder or robbery with a deadly weapon if there was no evidence of a weapon.

    is it possible to be charged with 2nd degree murder or robbery with a deadly weapon if there was no evidence or proof of a gun when it was taking to court. which if anything it should of been a charge of possession of a firearm. but that wasn't on...

    Richard’s Answer

    Candidly, this question is to non-sensical for me to answer.

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  • Is it possible to transfer house arrest & probation if I write a letter to the judge explaining my situation?

    I moved to Okeechobee fl about 6 months ago. I took a charge for someone to save them from prison because I would get less of a punishment being that its my first offence EVER! I never knew just exactly what I was getting myself into until the jud...

    Richard’s Answer

    Are you on probation for a misdemeanor or felony. If a misdemeanor, you would have to get the judge's permission (and also get the house arrest removed). If a felony, your probation officer can initiate a transfer request with Georgia and a judge is not required.

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  • Is there anything I can do to clear my record if I was adjudicated guilty as a first offender.

    Do I need to give up and just accept what jobs I can.

    Richard’s Answer

    Practically speaking, there is nothing you can do. However, if you were unrepresented or your attorney misadvised you about the effect of being adjudicated, you could seek post conviction relief. You would need to consult with an attorney to see if any such grounds exist.

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  • How do I find out if I have a pending charge?

    I was 17 at the time and ithe police did an investigation and they found out that I was cyberbullying and threatening. But its been a year and nothings happened but a few months ago I was called down to the probation office and he was saying what ...

    Richard’s Answer

    You should retain a criminal lawyer who would then be able to contact the State Attorney's Office and find out if the case is still being investigated of if it has been closed.

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  • Can a lawyer expunge a DUI?

    My dad said that a lawyer can expunge a DUI, I'm not sure if this is a scam or not. Thank you.

    Richard’s Answer

    A DUI can only be expunged if the charge was dismissed.

    On the other hand, if you managed to obtain a Withhold of Adjudication (either through being sentenced as a youthful offender, being sentenced prior to 1998, or simply a judge imposing a withhold that was not appealed by the State) or were acquitted after trial, you would be eligible to have your case sealed (which is the functional equivalent of an expungement).

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