The minimum sanctions for this offense would include 1,000 fine, 12 months of probation, 10 day impound of your vehicle, minimum 6 month license revocation, multiple offender DUI school, alcohol evaluation and any counseling recommended, and a 1 year ignition interlock device. Because of your prior DUI conviction, you would be ineligible for a hardship during the 6 month license suspension.
However, it sounds like your case involves mitigating facts and you may have defenses to the new...
You haven't posted a question, but I presume you are asking what appellate avenues you have at this point. I would recommend going to the clerk of court and obtaining a copy of your court file and then scheduling an in-office appointment with an appellate lawyer in Tampa, FL. He or she will be able to advise what remedies, if any, still exist. However, given that five years have passed since you discovered that your lawyer was possibly "ineffective," I would imagine your only possible...
It depends on the hold. If he has a "zero bond" hold as some violations of probation are he will remain in custody until he resolves VOP or the judge adjusts bond.
If the "hold" is merely a monetary warrant/capias being served on him, you should be able to bond him out and he will be responsible for showing up to court to face the VOP.
It sounds as if your son was charged because the other persons involved told law enforcement that he possessed a firearm. As you are likely aware, the police only need "probable cause" to arrest someone for an offense where as a jury needs to find that your son possessed a firearm beyond and to the exclusion of each and every reasonable doubt.
In addition, just because your son was arrested for felon in possession of a firearm does not mean that the State will ultimately charge him as such....
If you have not been convicted of any other offense in your lifetime and do not have any pending cases you should be eligible.
Here are a list of offenses that cannot be sealed. As you can see, uttering is not listed.
I agree with the above poster--it is the law. Here is the statute:
943.325 DNA database.—
(1) LEGISLATIVE INTENT.—
(a) The Legislature finds that dna databases are important tools in criminal investigations, in the exclusion of individuals who are the subject of criminal investigations or prosecutions and in detecting recidivist acts. It is the policy of this state to assist federal, state, and local criminal justice and law enforcement agencies in the identification and detection of...