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Christopher Thomas Hersem

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  • My sister has a felony possession charge she got probatuin for but sumone lied in her n they vop her can she go to prison

    My sister was liven in bradenton fl wen someone called dcf n said she does crack in front of her kids n lives with a crack dealer (witch was my brother) well dcf came drug tested her and all n she past shr was on probation for a feliny pessession ...

    Christopher’s Answer

    The score sheet is not binding on a technical VOP. That doesn't mean that she definitely won't be sentenced to prison though - just that the Judge has the ability to sentence her to jail, reinstate her probation, etc, all the way up to the max on the original charge. She needs to hire an attorney asap so that she can be put in the best possible position when she goes in front of the Judge!!

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  • I violated order by Court, texting "I love you." and one call trying to.delete her. Went to jail for 4 hours, released. jail?

    I accidentally not realizing congratulated my daughter for winning, going with ex per Your Honor's ruling. Just 3 words because I knew she was happy to go with him and I was happy for her. I raised her from birth to 12 1/2 years old, no support...

    Christopher’s Answer

    I'm sorry, but I'm very confused as to what you are asking. Please be more specific with your question.

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  • What should I do?

    Charges:1. Grand Theft - 3 degree, and 2. Contracting without license.Sentence: 1. Dismissal of Grand Theft charge and sentence 2. Defended plead no contest to charge 2. Court entered Order Withholding Adjudication of Guilt with a 2 Years probatio...

    Christopher’s Answer

    That is a very odd set of facts. Like Mr. Chandler, I've never heard of a probationary sentence being delayed by a civil suit. I would be careful filing any motions on your own though. Bad idea to shake the hornets nest until the facts are completely clear. An attorney should be able to do some research behind the scenes and then advise you of the best way to proceed.

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  • My ex got a vop on aggravated battery.if he wins trial how long will he have to serve

    He is most likely to win trial. He. Is on probation for 2 yrs. If the charges get dropped and the vop doesn't...how long will he have to serve on a vop of aggravated battery

    Christopher’s Answer

    A violation of probation can cause him to be sentenced up to the maximum of the original charge. It's tough to answer the rest of your question without additional facts though.

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  • I got a speeding ticket last night , and dont believe ticket was filled out correctly.

    The ticket doesn't state what the infraction is or how the speed was determined or even what the speed was . If I were to go to court on it would that be ground for the ticket to be thrown out ?

    Christopher’s Answer

    I agree with all of the above and you should definitely have an attorney review the citation. If the officer did make an error then you'll want to make sure you don't leave the door open for them to fix their mistake.

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  • How much jail time can I get for a 3rd degree grand theft

    I had a prior weed charge that I beat about a year ago and I have a weed charge now

    Christopher’s Answer

    A third degree felony is punishable by a maximum of five years in prison. However, your prior record is fairly clean so I doubt very seriously that you will be sentenced to prison (or even jail) if you play your cards right. You should hire a lawyer as soon as possible so they can review the facts of your case and speak with the State on your behalf. Having no prior felony charges, you may even qualify for a diversion program that would ultimately result in your case being dismissed. Best of luck with your case.

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  • I am currently 19 years old and just met this girl that is 17 years old. Is it legal to date her?

    If things do become more intimate, are there any current laws that prevent us from engaging in sexual activity?

    Christopher’s Answer

    I agree with the prior answers. Florida Statute 794.05 provides an "age gap" provision that allows a 16 or 17 year old to legally consent to sexual conduct with a person 16-23 years of age.

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  • My girlfriend got a dui in jan.an she got a warrant out becuz she fail a drinking test her probation officer gave her.

    how long can she be in jail for?

    Christopher’s Answer

    Whenever someone violates their probation, they become liable for up to the maximum of the original charge. However, there are many other ways that this situation can be handled in order to avoid a potential jail sentence. I agree with all of the above answers that your girlfriend should contact a local attorney to help her with this issue.

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  • Do I have to take alcohol counseling for the FL DMV?

    Was arrested for a DUI which was reduced to a reckless. My licsense at time of arrest was suspended. Was told by public defender that I would only have court cost if took the reckless. I did. Later found out that FL DMV requried me to take ...

    Christopher’s Answer

    This is a complicated, fact specific question and you should really speak to an attorney so they can review the details of your case and you can be sure you are receiving the proper instructions.

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  • What are the penalties of a petty theft charge from Walmart, when i was told to go to the MIP program and I did not attend?

    This is the first and only time I have done this and I have no criminal history other than a DUI back in 2005.

    Christopher’s Answer

    I agree with everything Mr. Stechshulte said above. Depending on your situation and why you didn't attend MIP, a local attorney may have the ability to get you a second shot at the program. There are no guarantees here, but I have successfully negotiated this outcome several times in the past and the benefits are huge so it's worth a shot.

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