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  • Im on probation i filed a motion to the judge to wave my drug costs and supervision costs and ask for early termination

    Of probation i completed everything that the judge asked i just received a letter that says satisfaction of judgement i half to call this #to get it recorded what does that mean in legal terms ? and does it mean that im off probation ???

    Amber’s Answer

    It is not clear, but this document doesn't appear to have anything to do with your probation, unless it involves restitution that you paid. If you requested early termination, you will need the Judge to grant your request and order your probation be terminated before you are off probation.

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  • I was told i need a d6 clearance ? and if i go on payments would i be able to get my license back and drive while on payments

    need help understandin

    Amber’s Answer

    If your license has been D-6, then yes, you will need a D-6 clearance prior to getting your license reinstated. Some counties offer payment plans so that you can get your license back without paying the entire amount that you owe off.

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  • Do i have to testify in court?

    i was subpoenad to go to court to testify against some but i dnt want to now and the state charged me with a crime but they dropped it and gave me imunity if i testified against my co def in this issue can i file an protective order motion/5th ame...

    Amber’s Answer

    Your question is not completely clear. Is the person you don't want to testify against your co-defendant? Did the State give you immunity in exchange for your testimony against this co-defendant? If that is the situation and you do not testify, I am sure the State will not grant you immunity as you are in breach of your agreement with them. You should consult with an attorney before you do anything, as it sounds like the repercussions will be serious.

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  • Can my husband be convicted for battery prior offense?

    My husband has prior battery conviction but this case the victim is not pressing charges.

    Amber’s Answer

    Once law enforcement gets involved, it is no longer up to the victim whether or not they want to prosecute. The matter is solely up to the State Attorney's Office. If he has a prior conviction, your husband will be charged with a third degree felony. He needs to hire an attorney as soon as possible.

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  • Is there anything wrong with how police dealt with my friend

    I was visiting him and got arrested (not in his presence) over a huge missunderstanding. While in jail awaiting bail, they made a beeline for his place. They knocked and wouldnt give him any chance to refuse entry and went straight for my stuff. H...

    Amber’s Answer

    Did they find any illegal physical evidence? If so, and formal charges are filed, there may have been some 4th amendment violations. Whoever was charged needs to retain an attorney as soon as possible so that they can review your case.

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  • Why do defendants have up until the jury is seated to make a plea bargain?

    Here’s an idea that I believe will greatly reduce court backlogs, save taxpayers money, bring justice more swiftly and give jurors more meaningful service experience. Move the deadline for defendants to take a plea bargain to one week b...

    Amber’s Answer

    I agree with the other responses. The jury summons and jury selection do not occur just for one individual trial. They are present for the possibility of a number of trials going forward. In court houses that hear both criminal and civil cases, a juror could be sitting on a criminal or civil case. Additionally, if a defendant did decide to plea after the deadline, but before the trial and could not, he or she would be forced to go to trial and this would be a waste of time and money as well. Better for the defendant to plea sooner better than later.

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  • My hearing for a dissolution of marriage was held without me because i was set up to be arrested at the courthouse security

    ..........checkpoint for a failure to appear warrant for DWLS due to unpaid tickets. is it legal that the hearing was held without me and not rescheduled since i was set up to be arrested before i got there?

    Amber’s Answer

    I agree with the other answer. I am not sure what you are referring to by saying that you were 'set up', but it is highly unlikely that the Judge had anything to do with this or even was aware you were taken in. I would also suggest you file a motion for rehearing and submit proof that you were in custody at the time.

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  • Are there really no probable cause hearings in misdemeanor cases while a person is not in custody? I was arrested, bonded out

    I have posted before. I am pro-se (please save your allotted words by not suggesting I hire an attorney!:) My arrest was a false arrest, the officer lied in the report about the circumstances of the reason they responded and reason they searched m...

    Amber’s Answer

    If you bonded out before your first appearance, then no, you would not have a probable cause hearing. I am sorry to hear about what you went through and you may not want to hear it, but if you really want to ensure that your legal arguments are adequately presented, you will need to hire an attorney. I am not sure what you do for a living, but I am guessing I could not show up and start doing your job and the same goes for you in attempting to act as an attorney. If you are trying to get your motions denied or have the Judge force a PD on you, then proceed pro se, but if you are trying to expose corruption and fourth amendment violations, then you should seek counsel asap.

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  • How does a no contact order work

    1 of the terms of my probation is a no contact order however just wanted to know what I can and can't do in terms of finding a place to live restaurants grocery stores and whatnot

    Amber’s Answer

    I agree with the other attorneys who have suggested that you leave if you happen to run into this person in public. Try you best to avoid them. You can typically not go within 500 ft of them, their house or their work, but you need to read your no contact order and make sure you abide by the specifics. The point is they won't get in trouble for contacting you, but you will get arrested if you contact them, so it is best to walk away and leave. If that person is coming to your residence or otherwise just won't leave you alone, you should speak to an attorney. Calling law enforcement is another option, but there is no way to guarantee that won't come back to haunt you if the cops choose to arrest you.

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  • The police lied on the official police report twice for a domestic violence arrest.

    Is this grounds for dismissal? They were not small lies either!

    Amber’s Answer

    It may or may not be pertinent information in your case. You need to meet with an attorney who can advise you accordingly on this matter. I practice in Hillsborough County; my office is in St. Pete if you would like to set up a consultation.

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