When I was 16 I was arrested and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. I didn't find out until now that my father had the opportunity to have my record expunged which he did. Recently i was arrested for a felony and the state filed a no information. I ...
If you plead guilty to the misdemeanor as a juvenile it means you were not eligible to have your case expunged under the juvenile diversion expungement statute, as a result, your father's only recourse would be to have the case expunged under the general expungement statute. That would mean you would be ineligible to have your newest case expunged under the general expungement statute.
With that said, I would not be surprised if your memory about how your juvenile case was resolved is incorrect. You should have a lawyer review your case and your prior juvenile case so you can find out.See question
I went to Macy's and picked up what looked to me like a sample packet: it was like a pouch (think of the little "folders" that sample perfume vials come in) and didn't have a bar code or price sticker on the back or front. Then I went to another c...
You didn't accidentally shoplift. As soon as you were told that the item was $15 you were put on notice that it was not a sample. As a result, you committed petit theft when you intentionally left the store even though you were aware the perfume was not a sample.See question
After a car accident I got this citation. The police told me I should get a Florida driver's license before showing up in court. Also I have 10 days to schedule the court hearing. I would like to understand if getting the Florida driver's licens...
With limited exceptions, if you have been in Florida more than six months you are required to have a Florida Driver's License. Chances are that you are required to have a driver license. If I were you, I would consult with a criminal lawyer before making any elections.See question
what should I do before court hearing? Should I get a florida driver's license? HB 7059 says that i can lawfully drive in florida as long as I have a valod foreign driver's license. Is this correct? Can I use this in court?
You should probably hire an attorney, but if you are a true non-resident and have a valid license from another country, then you would be entitled to dismissal of the charges.See question
He is 52 she is 15 and he does say he wants to get to know her better outside of work. They work together
No, it is not sexting per se. It is just incredibly stupid.See question
In Florida, do courts allow defendants to plead guilty to withhold of adjudication and then require a defendant to enter into another agreement by pleading to the same charge without adjudication? could this be double jeopardy? example, someone p...
No, it is not double jeopardy. Probation allows the judge to retain jurisdiction to resentence you on the underlying charge should you violate probation.See question
The court docket shows a disposition hearing is scheduled in a case in which I am the victim. What usually happens at these hearings? Is a status conference the same thing?
A disposition hearing is the equivalent of a sentencing hearing, and a person is usually sentenced at a disposition hearing. A status hearing is just that, a hearing where the parties advise the court about the status of the case.See question
I have a dv charge that was dismissed after a completion of anger management. I also have some misdemeanor traffic violation, I want to expunge the dv. Would I be able to do this?
You can expunge the DV charge so long as you have never been adjudicated guilty of any other criminal offense (including criminal traffic offenses) in your life.See question
Can a judge order house arrest/ electronic monitoring in another jurisdiction? Out on bond in one county. Moved to another county with permission. Facing Pending charges in new county bond hearing set for original county...due to ne...
Yes, the judge can do order that you submit to electronic monitoring while residing in another county.See question
I own the house. My roommate wouldn't leave, so I'm removing her with unlawful detainer lawsuit. (not a tenant) She stole items from me, including my passport. She told me to,my face that she did. She is the only one with access besides me. S...
There are two issues here. First, while the Sheriff's Office may not come out and take a report, they are statutorily required to take a complaint if you go to the Sheriff's Office directly. However, they probably are of the opinion that the complaint is petty because it is against your roommate and the items are minor. (I'm just speculating.)
Second, while you may not consider your roommate a tenant, the law does. As a result, you must move to evict her through traditional landlord tenant lawsuit.See question