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John Stephen Hager

John Hager’s Answers

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  • Will the state pick up the charges against my boyfriend if I dropped the charges of robbery and assault against him?

    My boyfriend is a two time felon. One of his charges in his background is domestic violence. I had an encounter with him where he put his hands on me and threatened my life if I did not give him money to go make a drug run. I went to the police af...

    John’s Answer

    since the warrant is already out there, most likely you will not be able to do anything about that. the prosecutor will be contacting you and you can let them know that you don't want to waive prosecution, but it is still in their discretion.

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  • I currently have an injunction against my son which will expire the first week in October.

    He is due to be released from jail on or about Sept 18th, He has no place to live but, our house. I called my advocate to find out what I needed to do to get the injunction lifted earlier and was told that I must take an ACT classes and then put i...

    John’s Answer

    If there is an injunction, civil court, then you can file a motion to dissolve the injunction. If it is a no contact order imposed by the judge, his attorney can file a motion to modify the no contact order.

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  • If I was charged with 8 counts of fraud and beat all 8 counts can I sue the state

    I have more details but I can't post on here

    John’s Answer

    Depending on the facts, if there was bad faith or malicious prosecution, you may be able to.

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  • I have an ROR warrant for VOP. How long will I be in jail?

    I am turning myself in today after speaking with the deputy

    John’s Answer

    I hav had clients in custody on an ROR waiting to be released for ten hours.

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  • I recently found an old theft conviciton on my record that I didnt know I was "convicted' of. No lawyer, no judge,

    it was over 26 years ago, It was a bounced check.. I remember vagely but I didnt know it was a conviction on my record. I did no jail time, no judge, no trial, no lawyer, I was moving out of state the next week, maybe thats why?? Can I fight this.

    John’s Answer

    Based on the amount of time, you may be time barred from filing a motion to vacate the plea. That being said, I have had success in speaking with the prosecutor and them allowing me to vacate the plea and change the conviction to a withhold. This will all depend on the person's lack of criminal history since the initial arrest.

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  • AN officer falsely arrested my fiance and is now harassing him everywhere he sees him.

    He was arrested for driving on a suspended DL when he wasn't driving and the officer towed our vehicle that was parked at home. The cop was nasty to us to say the least and two days later made him pull over at a road block after we had already gon...

    John’s Answer

    File an internal affairs complaint against him.

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  • Can a attorney get a bond for a person who violated probation ? All he owed on it was time and money.

    My husband got into some trouble at my apartments, basically what happened was this girl kicked my dog so he kicked her dog back and she attacked him and he punched her. He avoided the cops and one night they picked him up because of a warrant whi...

    John’s Answer

    Judges can issue bonds on a violation of probation warrant. It is certainly within their discretion, depending on the facts.

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  • How should I handle a warrant that's out in my name when it was stolen identity?

    A Homeless person was cited 2 ordinance violations for holding signs asking for blankets and used my I.d. I never knew about it and now there's a warrant out for my arrest? They gave the cop the wrong ss# and place of birth though. I don't know w...

    John’s Answer

    In some counties, the State Attorney's Office has a "not me" unit where you can go and they will run your fingerprints to determine if you are indeed the person on the warrant. Obviously, I am sure that the description of this homeless person is not the one that fits your description. Make sure the warrant is taken out of the system immediately. If the State Attorney is not willing to help, file a motion to vacate the warrant with the judge.

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  • What is the statue of limitation for unemployment fraud in florida.

    I was on periods of short term disability during my unemployment and did not report as other income because I thought it was an insurance benefit and not earned income. When a friend of mine told me she thought I should be reporting i called unemp...

    John’s Answer

    The statute of limitations are all listed in Florida Statute 775.15. If your case is a third degree felony, then the State has 3 years to file charges.

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  • How to refile the charges again in court?

    In extortion case how to refile the charges? i am victim of extortion case. suspect took my $45000. i did small crime basis of that he took my money and car. suspect got arrested on second degree. in arraignment hearing they dismissed the ch...

    John’s Answer

    I would contact the police in that jurisdiction and file a police report if this hasn't been done already. If the State Attorney's Office dismissed the charges, go to the higher ups at the Office and demand that the charges be refilled if they truly have merit.

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