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  • If a no contact order is a condition of my bond, can I still be present at my lawyer's deposition of the alleged victim?

    I was wondering if, since a no contact order is a condition of my bond, I was still entitled to be present at my lawyer's deposition of the alleged victim. She accused me of a second degree felony, and I don't think she knows that I could face 15 ...

    William’s Answer

    The answer is usually no in criminal cases.

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  • If state attorney Agrees to dropping charges how long does it take

    My daughters fathers lawyer spoke to the state attorney about dropping domestic violences charges she agreed I am the victim and I just wanna know whats the process after this how long beforw he can see the baby

    William’s Answer

    If the State agrees to dropping the charge, they must file a Notice of No information or a Nolle Prosequi before he can see you or the baby. The criminal defense lawyer will usually have an idea or you can look up the information online at the Clerk Site. Also the Prosecutor or Victim advocate can answer your question as well.

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  • Is my Juvenile record automatically sealed/expunged by FDLE when I turn 24/26?

    I was charged with sexual battery with minor under 12 (misunderstanding...swear). I have not been classified as a "serious habitual offender" or committed to juvenile prison or a juvenile correctional facility. I was charged as a juvenile and I go...

    William’s Answer

    I agree with Mr Haber. I would add that FDLE does have certain procedures in place to seal certain juvenile records on your 25th birthday but I would have to research whether your charge is among them. I suspect not.

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  • Can you be sentenced to felony probation for a 1st degree felony with no prior felonies?

    Charges are armed robbery and grand theft <5000. We don't know if he can convince the prosecution that he was just there and not very involved, or if that even matters since he was present for the incident. He's never been charged with a felony an...

    William’s Answer

    It's always worth it to hire a criminal defense lawyer. In many cases, a defense lawyer can work the case in order to negotiate a better deal. First degree charges are no laughing matter and while it's possible to get probation, most 1st° felonies score prison.

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  • Tenant Background Check; will recent arrest show up?

    I was arrested back in July. I am in the process of moving and the HOA in the neighborhood is running a national background check. I have no criminal record except for this arrest and pending court case. I am afraid that I am going to be denied ho...

    William’s Answer

    Mr. Haber is correct. It will really depend on the quality and speed of the background check.

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  • Does a petit thetf prescribe?

    Im from Argentina and I shoplifted when I was visiting Disney Florida in 1997. Later I received a Plea of Guilty/ No contest that sentences to 30 hours of community service and 50 for court costs. This plea was never answered and I never return to...

    William’s Answer

    You likely have a warrant. The site Mr. Haber gave you should be sufficient to find the information. Contact an Orlando Lawyer to see what steps can be taken to remove the warrant and resolve the matter so you can come back into the country. There are a lot of capable lawyers in Orlando!

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  • Probation.

    Hi. I was put on probation for 5 years along with a very high restitution of 70,000. I was charged with LSA and on a payment plan of 100 dollars a month. My conduct has been perfect, I have passed all drug tests and have been up to date with the p...

    William’s Answer

    I do not know about Miami but i would imagine it might be a tough sell based upon the high restitution amount. I also do not know how long you have been on probation. Have you reached the half way point. While it is possible to terminate probation early, many judges will not entertain terminating probation until your halfway point. ( I do not agree with this btw, but it seems to be the general custom). Also if your Circuit has a collection court and the Judge is able to reduce restitution to money judgment and make it a condition of collection court, you might also stand a chance.

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  • I HAVE A PRE TRIAL COMING UP. MY LAWYER HAS NOT YET TALK TO ME ABOUT THE CASE. I HAVE AN F1 CASE WHAT SHOULD I DO?

    I TRY CALLING HIM AND ALL I GET IS MY JOB IS TO MAKE SURE YOU DON'T GO TO JAIL. I PAY HIM I'M AFFRAID THAT HE WOULD DROP MY CASE AND I LOSS ON THE MONEY I PAY HIM. SHOULD I JUST LET HIM DO HIS JOB?

    William’s Answer

    Try to set up a TC with him at the very least and if not before the PTC, perhaps right after. You also should not put any details of any communication you make with your lawyer or his staff on a public forum.

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  • Can I get my probation suspended if I was held in county jail 13 days longer than my warrant stated

    I am in drug court and over the fourth of July holiday I took a sip of beer and a warrant was issued for my arrest. My warrant stated I was to serve ten days therapeutic consequences for violation of padc mm. requirements. I was held 23 days till...

    William’s Answer

    You have not told us what you think the conflict is? Did the Judge have anything to do with you spending more time than was required? Just bc judge knows your dad does not mean anything by itself. You can talk to a private lawyer about recusing the Judge but I would hope you would have more concrete grounds than you stated in your question.

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  • Get Personal Property Back After Police Raid / Investigation from 3.5 Years ago with no arrests or anything ever.

    February 2012 I was shocked when the police arrived at my door and raided my home. Saying I was under investigation for scamming people on a website. I had the website but nobody was scammed. Some people didn't get orders and they got refunded and...

    William’s Answer

    Certain fraud charges have a longer statute of limitations. If I am not mistaken some of them can be five years or longer and can even be tolled.

    It's odd that the police would not have done anything with your case for over three years. You could contact the legal advisors department and ask them if they'll return the property to you assuming it is still in evidence. Of course there's always the danger of waking the beast. Good luck to you!

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