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Jay Roger Rooth

Jay Rooth’s Answers

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  • Legality of Pre-Trial Release Conditions (electronic monitoring)

    I was charged with a felony in Manatee County, FL. I was offered bond and supervised release. I am from Orange County, FL and was extradited from that county. However, after being released on bond, I was informed that I am unable to reside in my ...

    Jay’s Answer

    I agree that the judges ruling is legal. You need to seek counsel to assist and get creative. There are GPS companies in Orlando who will appear at a motion to modify the conditions of release and explain to the judge the GPS capabilities in Orlando. If the judge wants you to not return to the location of the crime or not to have contact with the victim, the GPS is a great tool for a judge.

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  • Can I boot someone car myself for parking on my private property?

    I own a office building and I have having issues with people who continue to park in my parking spaces. I am wondering if I can boot the cars myself if I post a sign warning people of the consequences of parking on my private property? They se...

    Jay’s Answer

    I don't recommend placing a boot on anyone's car. There are too many legal issues that may follow with this type of action. Post a proper sign indicating no parking and the violators will be towed. A local tow company can also assist in removing the violators.

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  • What will happen due to VOP?

    I am on felony probation in Orange County Fl. I am finished with probation on Jan 15th. I was slightly dirty at my check in today Dec 2. I have completed all of my probation requirements. I have violated before but over 2 1/2 yrs ago in Bay county...

    Jay’s Answer

    Slightly dirty means the probation officer will most likely issue a violation of probation to the judge. The Felony Judges almost always issue a zero bond warrant in Orange County for this type of situation. You need to get a local criminal attorney to review the case and provide you with specific advice. The fact that you have all the conditions of your probation complete will certainly assist your attorney with the case.

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  • Is it possible to change "having permission to contact" to "no contact"?

    During a recent incident, the judge asked me if I am afraid of my husband and when I responded negatively he gave us permission to have contact. Now I think it would be much better to have no contact just to keep everything calm and prevent any fu...

    Jay’s Answer

    if this is a criminal case, you may want to contact the assistant state attorney to request a modification of conditions of release. The State Attorney can file the motion and the judge can modify the conditions. This will not have a direct impact on the criminal charges or disposition of the criminal case. He will have to comply with the no contact until the criminal case is resolved. If you husband is sentenced to probation, you can also request the court to order no contact as a condition of probation.

    JAY R. ROOTH

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  • I'm a 17 year old male who wants to drop a no contact order on my girlfriend the court put in affect. How can I get it removed?

    My girlfriend is 28 years old and was put in jail, for my mother told them she was raping me. I tried to explain that it was consensual, but they arrested her. The judge put a no contact order in affect, but I, nor my father whom I live with didn'...

    Jay’s Answer

    You and your father may want to contact the girlfriends attorney.

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  • Can i just pay the price for expungement for my son he is still a minor? can i do this with out application

    he told me that i could call the court house and get the price and pay it and they would release him. i just need some answers.

    Jay’s Answer

    You cannot expunge a record by simply paying a fee. You will need to proceed through the entire expungement process to have it completed property. A juvenile expungement is available, so you will need to speak with a local attorney to confirm your case qualifies.

    Jay Rooth

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  • Is it legal to be stripped naked, held in jail for hours then transported to a mental health institution AFTER bond's posted?

    My friend went to jail on a drug charge, after going through the whole process I paid his bond, they made him trip completely naked, hold him in a cell for literally, 4 more hours before transporting him to Lakeside Alternatives. (Mental Health I...

    Jay’s Answer

    Sounds like your friend was subject to a Baker Act after bond was posted. I have seen this happen a few times at the Orange County jail.

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  • Where will the police serve seizure papers (vehicle) if the defendant is from New York but arrested in Orlando, Fl?

    My friend was arrested for transportation of controlled substances. The police seized his car and haven't given him any paperwork, to my knowledge.

    Jay’s Answer

    The authorities will probably serve him at the address he provided law enforcement at the time of arrest or a drivers license address. I suggest filing a notice of change of address with the clerk and state attorneys office to document where he resides. Often times a privately retained attorney can contact the attorney for law enforcement and inquire/resolve seizure issues. Consider contacting a local attorney to get you through the criminal charges and the seizure.
    Jay Rooth
    Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law
    407-377-0150

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  • Missed arraignment, anyway I can pay fees and avoid jail?

    I got a ticket for leaving the scene of an accident. I didn't actually leave the scene, simply moved my car a little bit and than reported it. Nontheless I received the citation. I called the county clerk inquiring about me upcoming court date wh...

    Jay’s Answer

    The easiest way to deal with this issue is to hire an attorney to file a motion on your behalf to have the case put back on the docket. If you failed to appear there is a good chance a warrant is active for you. Otherwise you will need to turn yourself into the jail and hopefully have a bond. You have some decent mitigation to argue to the judge to set aside the warrant and I would expect a local attorney to be successful in having the warrant set aside.

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  • Have a adjudication withheld From a dwelling of a occupied burglary-unarmed. finish probation. Will my background still show?

    And why? Plus getting a job is very hard, and showing that I am convicted felony. But was told to apply for correctional officer. But getting a job at mcdonalds is hard. Don't understand

    Jay’s Answer

    Yes your background will still show with a withhold of adjudication. However you may want to speak with a local attorney about reviewing the specific charge and your history to see if you qualify to seal the record.

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