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  • What are the long term consequences of accepting a deal of say 6 mo probation.."adjudication witheld"

    I may or may not be able to get an expungement due to a nolle pr years ago (with an apology from the DA) in another state I think we expunged (does that matter?) I am unsure of this concept "adjudication witheld"

    Amber’s Answer

    You are eligible to get your record expunged in the event of a nolle pros if you do not have any other convictions, your crime is one that is eligible to get expunged and you have never received a prior sealing or expungement. I am not really clear what you are asking but it appears you are questioning whether accepting this plea deal would have an affect on your expungement. The withhold of adjudication would not interfere with you being able to expunge your record, but the prior expungement would prevent you from expunging your record.

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  • Could he get a VOP if his restitution is before he goes to court?

    He's on a felony probation but has charged pending( domestic violence)

    Amber’s Answer

    Your question doesn't make sense. However, in the additional information section you have indicated this person is on felony probation and has a pending charge. If the pending charge occurred while this person was on probation, he is subject to a violation of probation.

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  • Will I face jail time?...

    I have no prior arrests on my record, but I recently got arrested for stealing 33 dollars worth from sears....

    Amber’s Answer

    Without some aggravating factors you probably aren't looking at jail time. I agree with the other attorney who indicated that your case will probably be affected if you were an employee of Sears. You should hire an attorney as soon as possible to get the best resolution for your case. My office is in Pinellas County if you would like to contact me for a free consultation.

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  • Is a person calling 911 and saying "we think we see the guy... we think MAY have committed a crime ....the day before

    enough probable cause for A. an arrest with no further investigation B. a search and siezure of their property at a place they were staying? (The search and seizure was attempted first without a warrant but a person at the residence demanded a wa...

    Amber’s Answer

    We would need to know the entire extent of the 911 call and any other information know to law enforcement at the time of the arrest in order to answer the question. If there was a fourth amendment violation, the proper procedure is to file a Motion to Suppress. You should contact a defense attorney as soon as possible and review your case in order to determine if law enforcement acted improperly and violated your rights. My office is in St. Pete if you would like to contact me for a free consultation.

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  • For extradition from Florida to Kentucky, what are the time constraints and will Kentucky extradite for a class d felony?

    he jumped bail 2 1/2 yrs ago, it's just now catching up with him.

    Amber’s Answer

    You would need to ask a Kentucky attorney. In Florida, the statute of limitations is tolled if a person leaves the state.

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  • Husband was arrested for battery - touch or strike. First offense. Record clean prior to this incident. Will he do jail time?

    My husband and I just moved to Florida, got married last Nov. We dated for 2 years prior to getting married, lived together for 1 year and never really had any major incident or argument like we had recently. My husband and I started arguing and t...

    Amber’s Answer

    Your husband should hire an attorney immediately. The maximum penalty is 1 year in jail. As a first time offender, your husband would not typically be subject to jail time unless there are some aggravating factors. You will need an attorney to help you get the best resolution for his case.

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  • Can any one help me by answering this two questions. Thank you for you time.

    (1)Can a dismissed appeal be reconsidered? (2)If a trial court fail to afford a post-conviction petitioner the same relief afforded other petitioners similarly situated, is this a manifest injustice or miscarriage of justice? And what can be don...

    Amber’s Answer

    Yes, but as my colleagues have said, this occurs rarely. Possibly, although when you reference "similarly situated" it would be helpful to know what you mean by this.

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  • In Fl, Will I pass a level 2 background check if I have 2 petit theft misdemeanors?

    I did see this: Chapter 812, relating to theft, Robbery, and related crimes, if the offense is a felony

    Amber’s Answer

    Not if you entered a plea of guilty or no contest to this charge.

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  • When is it lawful to not disclose the identity of a confidential informant in a criminal jury trial?

    My husband gave someone a ride to a drug deal that was being setup by a c.i. and an undercover. My husband wasn't expected to be there, and was not included in any phone conversations or communication involving the drug deal. However, the person b...

    Amber’s Answer

    Maybe, but as the other attorneys have indicated, you would need to discuss this in detail with an attorney that handles post conviction matters and they could assess your arguments.

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  • Can the state admit a civil demand letter from an attorney in a criminal case?

    1.) I had a disagreement with a towing company who brought unlawful criminal charges against me in Florida. 2.) My friend from California that is an attorney wrote a demand letter to the towing company. 3.) I noticed the demand letter was in th...

    Amber’s Answer

    The letter would be hearsay and in order to be admitted into evidence, it would have to qualify as an exception to the hearsay rule. It could also be used for impeachment if it were relevant.

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