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Marcia Christina Hansen

Marcia Hansen’s Answers

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  • I was arrested for fleeing/edluding and caring a firarme. This is my first time being arrested. What do you think will happen ?

    Never been in trouble background is super clean, I would like to know before I go to court on april 2

    Marcia’s Answer

    Although it is your first arrest and you do not have a criminal record, the charges are serious and carry harsh penalties if you were to be convicted. They are each felonies. Carrying a Concealed Firearm (if it is not a stun gun or another electrical device) is a third degree felony which carries a five year maximum sentence. Fleeing and Eluding can either be considered a first, second or third degree felony depending on whether you simply fled, fled after injuring a person or fled after showing a wanton disregard to the safety of others. At your arraignment on, the State Attorney's Office will file formal charges against you in open court and you will find out exactly what type of Fleeing and Eluding you are facing. Even though you have never been arrested the State Attorney's office will not disregard the charges and you can expect that they will go forward without offering a plea unless and until a defense attorney looks into your case and advocates on your behalf. You NEED a criminal defense attorney for this matter. Do not attempt to represent yourself.

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  • Can you violate probation after its already been terminated in Florida?

    If your felony on was terminated early and you were charged with a crime 3 years later, that occured during the probation period, can they go back and violate you?

    Marcia’s Answer

    No. Your probation was already officially terminated successfully. There is nothing to violate now that you are no longer on probation. Just make sure that you were terminated successfully. Review your paperwork.

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  • I just found out I have a bench warrant in MD but I currently live in another state. If I get pulled over, will it show up?

    I had a misdemeanor theft charge dating back from 2010 and was given probation -- ordered to pay restitution and complete community service within 2 years. I completeed both in less than 5 months. Two years later, I get a summons to court to "Sho...

    Marcia’s Answer

    If you get pulled over by law enforcement or travel out of the country and go through customs, it is most likely that the bench warrant will appear on your record. It is very important that you immediately hire a lawyer in Maryland to set aside the bench warrant. This is an easy process and you may not have to appear to get it set aside.

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  • Do I need a real estate attorney?

    I currently reside in a condo in Homestead FL. This week I was informed by the Bank that my landlord is under foreclosure and at anytime I will be forced to vacate the property. He advised me not to pay any rent to the current owner and prepare to...

    Marcia’s Answer

    This landlord cannot evict you if he/she has nonownership right any longer. If the bank has told you that the property is already in foreclosure this means that your landlord has not paid his/her mortgage thus pocketing your rent.

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  • What is the procedure a police must follow in a fleeing and elud.e case

    I was charged with fleeing and eluding and the officer never called in the chase. Are the police required by law to call it in?

    Marcia’s Answer

    No they are not required to call it in. If you are charged and were not taken to jail, you may have been given a "promise to appear" in court which means you were technically arrested but not physically incarcerated as a result of the arrest. You are required to appear in court wherein you will find out if the state attorney decided to file charges.
    Please view my website if you have any further questions.

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  • Punishment for retail theft of $ 25.00

    I am a 22 years old student in Miami. I got cought from loss prevention manager and came out from the store with the merchandise price around $25.00. Do I need to have a lawyer for this.I don't have money. What will be the punishment and conceque...

    Marcia’s Answer

    If you have no priors, you will most likely be offered a diversion program wherein you will have to take an anti-theft course or complete another condition. Once completed, your charge will be dropped. If not c

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  • Does being clean for 8 years changes the Florida point system at all??

    Ok I have been to prison twice and after my second bid I decided to change carrers! Lol I was released in 2003 and it is now 2011. I was recently arrested for counterfeit labeling. Which means I was selling Nike shoes that were knock-offs. However...

    Marcia’s Answer

    The passage of time does not change your sentencing guidelines score but it may influence the prosecutor to mitigate downward from the sentencing guidelines and offer a reasonable plea. However, it is my suggestion that you immediately hire a criminal defense attorney who can analyze your case and present your defense to the prosecution.

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  • Can a vacated felony case be expunged or sealed in Fl?

    My husband has a felony charge in 1998 for Aggravated assault and the desposition was adjudication withheld. Later on in 2010 the felony was vacated. Can this record be expunged or sealed in FL? Thanks

    Marcia’s Answer

    A withhold of adjudication for an aggravated assault cannot be expunged. Please explain what you mean by "vacated" to properly answer your question because only a plea can be vacated and once it is vacated the charges are then re-opened. Thus, I think you mean something other than "vacated". Looking forward to your response.

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  • Moving to another state but I havent completed my judgement for my DUI

    So here in Florida I got a DUI and plead guilty and took the plea deal 180 days license suspension, 180 day probation, 1600$ fine, 100 hours community service, DUI School, and the Victim Impact Panel program...I am only into the first month of the...

    Marcia’s Answer

    You cannot just get up and go. You need to contact your probation officer immediately and explain your situation. Your probation officer will have to move to modify your probation in court and the judge will have to approve supervision in Indiana. If you fail to do this, you will most certainly get violated by your probation officer and a warrant will be issued for your arrest in Florida for failure to appear at the violation hearing. If you are ever pulled over in Indiana, you run the risk that the Florida warrant will appear after a records check and you will be incarcerated and transported back to Florida. In addition, it will be very difficult for you to get a license in Indiana due to the unresolved DUI probation in Florida. Thus, my advice to you is to speak to your probation officer immediately.

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  • What can be the consequences for 16 Xanax pills

    Bond is 5,000 and charge is on CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE/POSSESSION (Xanax Pills (16))

    Marcia’s Answer

    The consequences, if found guilty at trial, are maximum five years state prison. However, depending on your case, trial is not always the first option. If you are a first time offender, you may be offered a diversion program which will require you to attend substance abuse programs and/or fulfill community service hours. Once the diversion program is completed, your case is then dropped. If this is not your first offense, diversion program is not an option and you will be offered a plea that may either be a withhold of adjudication with probation or possibly an adjudication with probation or credit time served. The terms of the plea offer will depend on the case against you.

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