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  • I received summons for federal case did not have to serve 2 weeks later civil summons do I Have go to the civil case.

    Federal case excused me after 1 week thanked me for my service that I was excused. 17 days later I received another summons for civil case can I be excused from the civil case .

    Craig’s Answer

    It is your civic duty to serve on a jury, and while you may be able to be excused, you can't ignore it. If you have a legitimate reason to be excused, the court and/or the clerk will excuse you.

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  • What is the trafficking law for selling buenorphine

    Jus wondering a friend is in jail and need details

    Craig’s Answer

    As others have said, a lot depends on the exact amount. In Florida, the mandatory minimums for trafficking charges are 3 years, 7 years, or 15 years. Those are MANDATORY minimums, and a person can still get up to 30 years in prison. Look at Fla. Stat. 893.135 for those numbers, but your friend really needs to talk to his attorney (and I hope he has one at this point), or else get one immediately.

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  • If a 17 year old lives in Florida, can he be charged for having sex with a 13 year old?

    I read that 16 year old can consent to have sex with someone between the ages of 16 through 23 but what if a 13 year old has sex with a 17 year old, can that he be charged?

    Craig’s Answer

    This is a VERY serious offense. What you read is true but does not apply to your situation. it is illegal to have sex with ANYONE under age 16 regardless of the age of the other. Consent is not relevant and in fact the statute forbids it as a defense since a person under 16 is "deemed" to not have the ability to consent.

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  • Should i go to court for this FAILURE TO OBEY MOTOR CARRIER RULES/REGS ? Any points for Florida CDL? Ticket in Mcintosh Co, GA.

    The ticket says for using a mobile device. the detailed report from cell carrier shown no calls or txt activity from 30 minutes until a couple of hours after the time ticket was gotten. I hold a FL CDl. SHould i go to court and fight this or just ...

    Craig’s Answer

    This should be asked towards a GA attorney. I can tell you that most states will have reciprocal penalties. Since you have a CDL, it is even more important to fight this. Get an attorney from that area, and you may not have to go to court.

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  • My license is been suspended for : failure to complete substance-abuse treatment. I've already completed it.

    My probation officer has my discharge paper work from the treatment center. Why is DMV trying to do this

    Craig’s Answer

    As defense attorneys we ask ourselves everyday why the DMV does what they do. However, to answer your question, you and/or the treatment will need to submit documents to the DMV. Your probation has nothing to do with the DMV, as this would be your responsibility. You will then have to pay reinstatement fees to the DMV.

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  • Need information on how to file a motion to convert community control to regular probation myself.

    What is the process to file a motion with the court to convert community control to regular probation myself? I have no money for a lawyer and l really would like to know how to do this myself. Can someone please explain how to do this please I wo...

    Craig’s Answer

    There's nothing really to explain. You file a motion asking the court what you want. If you're looking for an attorney to file the motion for you, then you should hire an attorney. In fact, I suggest you hire an attorney since they know the judges and prosecutors that you would be going up against. With an attorney at your side you stand a much better chance.

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  • Do Oklahoma state has traffic rule about Minimum speed

    Somebody hit my truck on the back. Officer have me ticket "for slow speeding 40 ml/h"

    Craig’s Answer

    This is a question for an Oklahoma attorney. You should post for that location in OK.

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  • If a person is moved to another county can the county it was moved from do the sentencing

    nephew was with boy who hit a man with an instrement and he died in the hospita nephew across the street when it happened he recieved two life sentences to date he has served 28 years 25 for the first life sentence and three intothe second

    Craig’s Answer

    Not sure I understand your question. Once a person is sentenced, then the state can send that person to any prison in Florida.

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  • My son 20 his girl friend is 16 she might if got pregant at 15 not real sure can he get in trouble

    I tryed to stop this at the beginning but her mom allow him to move in their house and provided them a bed room and said it's ok the out come isnanbaby he is 20 but henis slow he acts like a 16 or 17 yr old iep in school

    Craig’s Answer

    He better hope that she was 16 when they first had sex, otherwise, he is facing serious felony charges. Her mom approving only goes as far as she wants it to. If your son ever crosses her then she could easily turn him in for investigation. For now, the best thing to do is for him to take responsibility so as to lessen the chance that he will go to prison for up to 15 years.

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  • I have a bench warrant hearing in pa on 7/21/15 ( original warrant issued 1/27/1997 ) refused extradition numerous times.

    robbed by 2 females on 11/8/96 in philyl, called police they were arrested one made consensual underage sex allegations only after her arrest. i was charged with stat rape. posted bail in philly and released went to all my court dates until probat...

    Craig’s Answer

    Your question should be asked of a Pennsylvania attorney. You should understand that these warrants never go away. Even if they don't extradite you does not mean there is no warrant. I strongly suggest you talk to an attorney in PA to deal with this, so that you can get on with your life as you put it.

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