Maribeth L. Wetzel’s Answers

Maribeth L. Wetzel

Saint Petersburg Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. What are the chances that my boyfriend will get prison time or just probation?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. David Richard Damore
    2. Joshua Sabert Lowther
    3. Maribeth L. Wetzel
    4. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    4 lawyer answers

    Assuming he was charged with a federal crime, there is a minimum mandatory sentence of 5 years. However, you do not specifically indicate that in your set of facts. If he was charged at the State level, he has a better chance when it comes to sentencing. His lack of a prior record will help.

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  2. So me violating my no contact order by calling my wife to tell her I love her and she saying she loves me back we want this over

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Maribeth L. Wetzel
    1 lawyer answer

    If you have a no contact order, it means absolutely no contact, even by third parties. Even if your wife initiates contact via phone, text, email, social media etc, you can not respond back or you will be in violation. As the no contact order is likely part of your pre-trial release or probation, you can be put in jail with no bond if the authorities find out about it. If you and your wife both desire contact, it is best to set a motion in front of the judge to request contact.

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  3. How can i get a judge off a case?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Maribeth L. Wetzel
    1 lawyer answer

    If your case is pending, it is difficult to have a trial judge removed. The procedure is outlined under the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration 2.330. Basically, the motion must be in writing, sworn by the petitioner and indicate with specificity the reason you will not get a fair trial. One of the hurdles is that the judge you are trying to remove will be the same judge that rules on your motion. If you pursue this route, do so with caution and closely follow the rule as the judge...

  4. I wanna get a judge removed off my case due tobad conduct

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Maribeth L. Wetzel
    1 lawyer answer

    If your case is pending, it is difficult to have a trial judge removed. The procedure is outlined under the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration 2.330. Basically, the motion must be in writing, sworn by the petitioner and indicate with specificity the reason you will not get a fair trial. One of the hurdles is that the judge you are trying to remove will be the same judge that rules on your motion. If you pursue this route, do so with caution and closely follow the rule as the judge...