My brother was sentenced to 50 years in 1993, he was only 15 years old. Is his sentence a life sentence?
A 50 year sentence is not technically a life sentence. With that said, if your brother was convicted of a non-homicide offense, you should hire an attorney. Because in 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Graham v. Florida, which ruled that life sentences (or sentences that were the effective equivalent of life sentences) were unconstitutional. As a result, the Legislature recently passed a new sentencing scheme that allows for juveniles to seek release after 25 years.See question
Does something similar to deferred of adjudication exist in the state of Florida? If so, which circumstances need to exist? Would it work in cases that involve such things as domestic violence, manslaughter, statutory rape, drug possession or the...
Florida Statute 948.01(2) allows a judge to "withhold the adjudication of guilt," which is the equivalent of a deferred adjudication. Technically, most all offenses are eligible for a court to withhold the adjudication of guilt, but it is generally limited to first time offenders and moderate to minor crimes.See question
An acquaintance was recently charged with ten counts of Florida Statute 827.071 - Sexual Performance-poss With Intent To Promote. The evidence looks very strong against him. The family paid an attorney a significant sum at this point to represent...
The bottom line is that while I find that the average public defender is better than the average private criminal lawyer, the best criminal lawyers are likely better than the best public defender. So if your family is willing to hire one of the best criminal lawyers, it will likely result in a better sentence. If you are just looking to hire any criminal lawyer, stick with the public defender's office.See question
I am 16,I was recently placed on probation for 12 months for a GTA
You would either have to speak with your probation officer, write a letter to the judge, or, your best bet, hire an attorney.See question
Lake County will most likely pursue the charge.See question
I am on felony probation. I was arrested with a new charge in April. I was able to bond out because the arresting officer didnt charge me with a VOP, just the new charge . My probation officer violated me the next month on the 13th. The State of F...
The violation will not be magically dismissed. The State Attorney can choose to pursue the VOP even though they did not pursue the new law charge.See question
I was arrested for drugs and got out on bond and got arrested again for driving with out a driver's license will my bond get revoked by the judge when I got to court
It is very possible that your bond on the first case will be revoked.See question
Can I be charged twice for two transactions that took place at the same time and date? I have two sale charges within1000ft of a school Can I be charged twice? One of the CIs has open cases in the county I'm being charged in that's why I can't be ...
If you sold to two different people within seconds of each other, yes, I suppose you could. If you sold to the same person, I think an argument could be made that you could only be charged once.See question
when i arrived at the jail they charged with itrodution of contraband and did not book me on the warrent i was placed under arrest for... 26 days later it was dropped and i was booked in for that warrent. I recieved no credit for that time served ...
Practically speaking, you do not have grounds to file a lawsuit. You would be entitled to any time spent in jail towards the case where the warrant was originally was from UNLESS you made the mistake of bonding out on the warrant, but not on the new charge.See question
My bf was arrested about a month ago on a case of DV on a misunderstanding (I did not press charges nor did I call the cops), but was released the next day on pretrial release. The affidavit filed by the police was only a couple lines and per the...
Chances are good that they will dismiss the case prior to arraignment if what you wrote is remotely accurate.See question