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George C. Mangrum

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  • I received a withhold for a 3rd degree battery but I have a misdemeanor conviction for reckless driving. Can I seal the battery?

    The reckless is my only conviction.

    George’s Answer

    No. Sorry but you cannot seal any case if you have any type of conviction.

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  • How long does a habitual felony offender notice last

    Had a previous consecutive sentence for some violent felony charges and was released from prison last year. Now have more felony charges for some violence. Does the habitual felony notice from case that was less than 5 years ago apply to all futur...

    George’s Answer

    A new notice will have to be filed on any new case. It will matter exactly what you are charged with to see if you qualify with the new case. Obviously you need to hire an attorney right away to help you with this.

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  • Do I need a paid attorney for a VOP charge?

    I took a plea deal in a felony case to a charge I was NOT GUILTY of. I'm married, and a mom of three. I have NEVER been in trouble with the law before, but advised by my (5 star) paid attorney that it was a good deal. The plea deal included 2 y...

    George’s Answer

    Yes absolutely you need a attorney for a probation violation. If the judge finds that you violated probation you could easily be sentenced to jail or prison. Hire a attorney to help you on your VOP as soon as you can. An appeal is a separate issue and the VOP most likely needs to be dealt with first.

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  • I have a Class 6 felony conviction from 1997 in Colorado. Do I have any options for getting it expunged or sealed?

    I was convicted in 1997 of Possession of a financial transaction device in Colorado. I was 18 years old at the time of the offense, but 19 at the time of conviction.

    George’s Answer

    You should ask your question to Colorado lawyers instead of Florida. Try posting your question with a Colorado address. Best of luck to you.

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  • Drug offender probation VOP, is it likely I will go to prison?

    I am currently on felony drug offender probation. My initial charge was almost a year ago in which I was charged with "conspire/intent to purchase hydromorphone" I have maintained constant contact with my PO but financially have struggled to pay r...

    George’s Answer

    What jail time you will receive if any is highly dependant on your prior criminal record and your performance on probation. It is important that you continue to comply with the conditions of your probation. You don't want to turn what could be a minor issue into a major one by getting charged with additional violations. If you feel that your test might come back positive from the lab, start thinking about getting a lawyer in place to help you on the VOP now.

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  • If someone is on probation and they did something that would violate them

    And is honest with there po does the po have to violate them due to the disclosure or can it be up to the po discreation

    George’s Answer

    The probation officer does have some discretion on minor violations. Obviously the more serious the violation the less likely the officer would let it slide. I would contact an attorney and discuss the situation before talking to the PO.

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  • Can I early terminate sex offender probation with all sanctions complete money paid and one technical vop?

    The technical vop was an unregistered email from a video game. No time was added and this was 3 years ago. I've served 70% of my probation time and would like to file when I'm at 80%. Case is out of Polk Co. I live in Orlando, this was a non victi...

    George’s Answer

    It sounds like you have a good case for early termination. Hire a lawyer to help you get everything filed and set for a hearing.

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  • Can I get a passport for a cruise to the carribean while on probation. It was a felony for theft but doing a restitution .

    Can I get flagged to my probation officer that I applied for passport to go on a cruise. I did not get jail time. But my records show pending until my fine is paid.then I can get it expunged off my record.

    George’s Answer

    If you go on a cruise while on probation you will almost certainly get flagged when you try to come back into the country and your probation officer will be notified and he our she will violate you.

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  • My son VOP with positive test. On probation for drug charges and a battery will he go to jail for the original sentence?

    charges are battery, possession of cannabis and paraphenia

    George’s Answer

    It is quite possible. You need to hire an attorney for him to help insurer the best possible outcome.

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  • HELP!!! My girlfriend is locked up for possession of cocaine, valium, and drug paraphenlina which violated her probation??

    she was arrested in orange county for cocanaine, valim and drug parahpelinea , which violated her probation in seminole county. She is held on no bond because of the misdemeanor vop in seminole county? What should I do? post bond in the orang e c...

    George’s Answer

    The only thing to really do is to hire an attorney to get to work in her cases. If she has a no bond probation violation hold she may be in jail a little while until she can be seen by the Seminole county judge at least. You will want to hire someone to start working on her cases right away though.

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