There is no straightforward answer. The maximum under the law for each type of criminal offense is included below:
2nd Degree Misdemeanor - 60 days in jail
1st Degree Misdemeanor - 1 year in jail
3rd Degree Felony - 5 years in prison
2nd Degree Felony - 15 years in prison
1st Degree Felony - 30 years in prison
If this person scores prison then you have to mitigate the sentence to try and go below the sentencing guidelines. Your best bet is to hire a local attorney like Moses & Rooth...
The weight of the drugs determines whether or not it is drug trafficking. The State Attorney controls what type of charge is filed and prosecuted. Drug trafficking charges are very serious and require a mandatory prison sentence. There are exceptions and you can gather more information from my website. Go to the link below and educate yourself about this law.
Restitution is also a factor taken into consideration at sentencing. A good faith effort to make the victim whole and and to satisfy the restitution can be very beneficial when dealing with any theft charge. I do agree that an attorney in your situation will help navigate and make probation a possibility.
For more information about the how the courts determine the amount of restitution visit our website at http://www.roothlawgroup.com/faqs/what-is-restitution.cfm
Expungement after completing PTI is the start. If the employer runs a background check through a third party background check company the arrest will most likely still show. Most employers can't read background checks or understand them. Contacting the third party background check company to remove the arrest record is the final step.
Mr. Bowdish is correct and provided you with a great deal of information. To add to that, if you decide to expunge this case also consider taking it a step further and request the private background check companies remove the information as well. This is not an easy process and you will have to request the removal of your record from them directly.
Habitual Traffic Offender has more to do with the type of charge than points. Points make no difference for this suspension. There are other suspensions resulting from points.
Driving on a suspended license with or without knowledge is its own animal and a combination of 3 charges in 5 years results in the 5 year suspension. How you were sentenced and whether it was charged with or without knowledge is extremely important.
Contact a Florida lawyer for help on this. The Clerk of...
I agree with Mr. Potts. Terminate this probation as soon as possible and leave nothing to chance. I attached a link for more information about how you terminate your probation early. A lawyer will make sure you have everything in order to terminate this probation.
If you do end up facing charges the friend will play a key role as well in how this is resolved. They can advocate for you as the victim.
If you are in this situation you should hire an attorney immediately to guide you through this.