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  • Can I expunge or seal my record for 3rd degree felony battery and 3rd degree felony child abuse without damage?

    i got a with hold on felony 3rd degree child abuse, when i hit my kid with a belt, which i think was crazy because its america and i have a right to discipline my kid while not hurting them, also i have a 3rd degree felong batteryfrom a long time ...

    Jessica’s Answer

    Unfortunately, child abuse is an enumerated crime that cannot be sealed in Florida. As for the felony battery, depending on the specific statute, it may be eligible to be sealed, so long as you have no other adjudications of guilt on your record.

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  • Can any of these charges be dropped if there is no physical gun, video, or any type of evidence .... except three witnesses ?

    I understand witnesses are evidence too; but I'd like to know regardless, since there is no proof behind the witnesses story. 1. CR-ROBBERY WITH FIREARM 812.13(2)(A) First Degree 2. CR-ROBBERY WITH FIREARM 812.13(2)(A) First Degree 3. CR-...

    Jessica’s Answer

    It is difficult to answer your question without knowing the facts of the case. However, I would strongly urge you to not post in this very public forum any facts of the case. These are very serious charges, so I would suggest that you speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer and discuss the facts and defenses with him or her.

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  • How long are these counter attack classes ??

    I have to enroll in counter attack class and I just would like to know how many classes do I or have to take or is it a protocol set number for 1st time offenders ?

    Jessica’s Answer

    I am going to assume you are asking about the DUI counterattack classes that are required when a person pleas or is found guilty of a DUI in Florida. The counter attack program is a three day class, with a component being a drug and alcohol evaluation. Upon completion of the evaluation, the evaluator can recommend a schedule of treatments.

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  • Failure to Appear without being Notified

    I am trying to find out what can be done because I have a failure to appear warrant but I was never notified about the case, and could not have refused to appear in court as I was not notified. What can I do?

    Jessica’s Answer

    I would suggest hiring an attorney immediately who could file paperwork requesting that the warrant be quashed.

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  • Two different criminal cases in different counties only days apart; wondering how this is going to play out.

    I was arrested for a DUI in 2011; subsequently put into pretrial diversion; got kicked out of PTD and am facing a trial again for that DUI, but I was also arrested for manufacturing marijuana in 2013, in a different county, and am facing a trial f...

    Jessica’s Answer

    If you fail to appear for a court date, the Judge can issue a warrant for your arrest. However, if you fail to appear due to being incarcerated in another county, so long as it is brought to the Court's attention, the Judge will probably not issue a warrant for your arrest, but should instead reset the case.

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  • Define stalking

    Is following the same as stalking

    Jessica’s Answer

    A person who willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows, harasses, or cyberstalks another person commits the offense of stalking, a misdemeanor of the first degree. A person who willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows, harasses, or cyberstalks another person and makes a credible threat to that person commits the offense of aggravated stalking, a felony of the third degree.

    A person who, after an injunction for protection against repeat violence, sexual violence, or dating violence, or an injunction for protection against domestic violence, or after any other court-imposed prohibition of conduct toward the subject person or that person’s property, knowingly, willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows, harasses, or cyberstalks another person commits the offense of aggravated stalking, a felony of the third degree.

    A person who willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows, harasses, or cyberstalks a child under 16 years of age commits the offense of aggravated stalking, a felony of the third degree.

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  • In 2004 I plea out to a charge of battery of child was sentence to 5yrs of probation which ive completed in 2009 can I seal it?

    My rights were restored in 2009 after ive finised probation

    Jessica’s Answer

    Typically, if you received a withhold of adjudication and have no adjudications of guilt on your record, you may be eligible to have the case sealed. However, there are certain enumerated crimes which are never eligible to be sealed, regardless if adjudication was withheld. Child abuse is one of those enumerated crimes. I would suggest contacting a criminal defense attorney to have them look up your case to see if it is eligible to be sealed.

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  • What is going to happen to me?

    me and my friends pulled into Walmart parking lot and she found a vinyl pencil bag with $300 in a shopping cart outside in the parking lot and nobody was around. she got back in the car told me to leave so she could count it. there's no ID in the ...

    Jessica’s Answer

    I agree with Ms. Stockham, the facts you described does seem to be very unusual. Your friend may have set you up. No matter what, you should definitely speak with a criminal defense attorney about your situation. After reviewing the case, the attorney may be able to shed some light on what is going on. Good Luck!

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  • Filing for record seal, convicted felon, one charge, How?

    How do I go about filing for my record to be sealed because I was unjust fully kept on probation and repeatedly violated for no reason just to keep me on probation in order to keep money flowing in the system where I live? The entire county was un...

    Jessica’s Answer

    If you were convicted, or adjudicated guilty, then you will not be eligible to have your case sealed. If you have no prior convictions, and received a withhold of adjudication, then you may be eligible to have the case sealed. I would suggest that you contact an attorney to discuss whether your specific case can be sealed.

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  • If I violated probation once can you still get early terminated?? Felony probation

    My probation officer wants me to file a motion for early termination even tho I violated once. What are my chances

    Jessica’s Answer

    Early termination of probation is always in the discretion of the Judge. Usually a Judge will be hesitant to grant early termination of probation if there has been a violation, however, if the probation officer is in agreement with the request, you may want proceed with the request for early termination.

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