My son already has a public defender, am I allowed to consult a different attorney about his case?
You have the right to consult as many attorney's as you wish and even after you hire some and the case is progressing, you have the right to change lawyers. When choosing an attorney you need to make sure you (client) and attorney can have a good working relationship. Most attorney's provide a free consultation. Our firm does and we are available 24/7. Good luck,
My brother and I were sexually molested by our older cousin. We were young children at the time.
The short answer is it depends on the age of the victim at the time the crime was committed. There is no statute of limitations if the victim was under the age of 12 at the time of the alleged incident. For more accurate information you would need to provide additional facts, so please contact an attorney.
Miami Criminal Defense Lawyer
what should i do ?
Children make false accusations and they never understand the consequences. It is the job of the Courts and DCF to determine if there is any validity to the claim. That being said, you never know how someone will interpret an allegation so I always advise clients under investigation by DCF to consult an attorney to make sure they are fully protected and your rights are not violated.
Miami Criminal Defense Attorney
2 felonys 2 misdemeanors
Armed Burglary is a very serious charge and can carry up to life in prison if convicted. Child abuse no harm can carry up to five years in prison, while the misdemeanors are less than a year depending on the level. If you or someone you know is facing a charge of Armed Burglary you should definitely contact an attorney who can advise you of your situation based on your facts and circumstances.
South Florida Criminal Defense Attorney
Three weeks ago I shoplifted 2 necklaces(value=$52) as presents for my wife's birthday. I had planned to pay, but was in a hurry and did this wrong impulsive first offence. I have a court hearing Oct 5th. I am 74 & retired(no job to loose). Do I H...
Don be shocked to see additional letters if you don't pay the first one. The one's that follow will always indicate an increase in the "penalty." Don't stress over the civil letters, they will come and continue to come, but how you deal with them is your choice. As for the criminal case, you have options. Depending on how you resolve the case, you may qualify to seal or expunge your record. So it is in your best interests to at least speak to an attorney for advice as to how to proceed. Good luck.See question
my daughter is being ripped off her entire direct deposit paychecks by roommate. i was also told by this person she was going to handle all the bills and teach daughter how to budget her money. on the 5th of each month i was to receive ins paymen...
It depends on the facts of your specific situation, but if someone without authorization takes property, currency, or thing of value and does so without permission it's theft. The degree of theft depends on the value converted/stolen. You can file a police report, or contact an attorney to assist you in resolving this matter. Good luck.See question
I recently won a restraining order on my former fiancee. He has one on me in Palm Beach. Found out, he has open counts on me from the Palm Beach County State's Attorney's Office since Nov. 2009. Found this out in the hearing and on a backgroun...
You can always file for re-hearing or a motion to amend/modify/dismiss, but without more information it is difficult to assist. My advice is to contact an attorney to review the various restraining orders and advise you of your options.See question
I am guilt of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and i am 17 year's old what most likly will happen in court
A second degree felony in the State of Florida is punishable by up to 15 years in State prison. That being said there are a host of variable factors that go into a sentencing. It also depends on where you are charged to - ie: felony circuit court vs juvenile court (penalties are the same - 15 years but facilities/programs vary depending on court). Or whether you plea vs trial. In order to better understand your situation you should consult with an attorney.See question
My son was on Probation in Brevard county and was working in Palm beach county and was arrested b/c he did not have the letter from his PO to be in that county. How long can Palm Beach hold him if Brevard does not pick him up? Basically the cop wa...
He should be picked up pretty quickly due to the proximity. They usually pick up within Florida in 10 days.See question
Say a person dropped off a couple friends at a residence and backed his legal vehicle in the drive way in plain view to leave and left. Unbeknownst to the driver 1 of the 2 persons he dropped off at the residence robbed the residence. The driver...
The State can always file charges assuming they can meet the legal standard. To prove the charges to a jury, the State must prove the facts to a judge/jury beyond a reasonable doubt. As to changing/amending the charges, the State can amend the charges as they see fit and as often as they like until speedy trial period runs. Speedy trial is 180 days in Florida. If you have not waived your right to a speedy trial, amending charges after the 180 days will lead to various legal issues, of which an attorney can advise you. Hope this helps. Good luck.See question