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  • I have a 23yr old friend who has a 893.13-1a2 charge and has been in trouble with drug charges since she has 13 with 3 yrs in

    prison for similar charges. What are the chances she wont go to jail?

    Joseph’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Olney. Contact a local experienced criminal defense attorney. Many offer a free initial consultation. Good luck.

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  • A Notice of No Information had been filed on a resisting w/o violence charge (843.02) approximately one month after the arrest.

    If a defendant had no knowledge at any time that a resisting charge had been previously dropped or abandoned by the DA. Can a DA then bring that same abandoned charge back five months later and offer that charge to the defendant to plead to, i...

    Joseph’s Answer

    There are not enough facts to fully answer your question. If you did not waive speedy trial, the state may not circumvent your right to a speedy trial by dropping your case. Consult with a local criminal defense attorney ASAP.

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  • How do I find out what the child support calculation should be in Florida?

    I have not been earning an income for the past 4 months. It's been 2 years since my last support modification. I have not been able to pay my support obligation and they've suspended my license. I got the notice and I responded for a hearing but ...

    Joseph’s Answer

    You should never go into court without a lawyer. You need to have your child support modified ASAP. The arrearage is continuing to accrue. Contact a local experienced attorney ASAP. Many offer a free initial consultation.

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  • What are my legal options?

    My wife wanted a separation due to my actions. She stated I was always angry and upset. I have been seeing a counselor since march of 2014 . Right after she said I needed to see help I went and found a person to help. Now we r not living together ...

    Joseph’s Answer

    You should consult with a local experienced family law attorney. Many, like myself, offer free initial consultations. It is difficult to address all of your concerns in an online forum such as this.

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  • How should i handle a warrant for violation of probation?

    i was sentenced to county and state probation 6 months county and 5 years state to be ran concurrent. i have a warrant for violation of county probation for non-payment, but my state probation was transferred to Michigan before my 6 months county...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Contact a local experienced criminal defense attorney before you do anything. Sometimes a warrant for nonpayment is a "pay or stay" warrant, meaning the warrant states how many days you stay in jail if you don't pay the costs.

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  • My ex-wife died unexpectedly. Which in our divorce decree it stated that our minor child would revert to my custody.

    Now her roommates that I have never even heard of. Whom say that they have known my lil'girl fer four years. Well. Or recut me if I am wrong. Wouldn't you think that in four years I would have @least heard of'em. Well now they are Try'n to influen...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Consult a family law attorney immediately.

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  • What is the likelihood of me relocating with my son?

    I have had prior obligations to move out of state with my son. At the time of the move we planned he will be about 9 months to a year old. My ex (we were never married) has never been a part of my sons life or even met my son. We split up upon dis...

    Joseph’s Answer

    You have some very good reasons to relocate, but it is impossible to tell you what your chances are in a forum such as this. Parental relocation petitions are arguably the most hotly contested issues in family law. You should consult with a local experienced family law attorney as soon as possible.

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  • Order for visitation

    I have a child support order with my daughters father, he wants to take her for xmas break which he always has but the last time he took her in the summer he didnt want to bring her back home so now i want to do things legally, i will not let him ...

    Joseph’s Answer

    f you have a child support order, you cand file a supplemental petition to establish a parenting schedule in that case. He can file it or you can file it. It's a good idea to get a court ordered schedule and avoid any further problems in the future. Ypu should consult with a local experienced family law attorney.

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  • Will being approved for early intervention after an arrest help avoid a long jail or prison term.

    Recently I was arrested for 2 grand theft charges shoplifting.I have a long past unfortunatly and been to prison multiple times.recently the courts sent me a paper saying I'm approved for early intervention for the case.does this mean if I obtain ...

    Joseph’s Answer

    The early intervention docket could mean a lighter sentence, but it is hard to tell without more information. Your past record is a problem. Contact a local experienced criminal defense lawyer to discuss your case.

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  • We have 3 homes, they are all paid for, my husband doesn't want any of them, can he force me to sell them to give him half?

    We own a business, it is doing pretty well, can he just take more of the profits of this business so that I I may keep two of the homes? I agree on selling one if he does not want it. It will give me only 1/2 of what I need to buy him out of th...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Your husband can request a partition of the property that is located in the jurisdiction of the court. This gives the court the ability to order the sale of the property, but the court is not required to do so. There are many creative ways to craft a settlement agreement that awards property and set offs on the property. If you are unable to agree, a proposed equitable distribution schedule can be presented to the court at trial. The court has no jurisdiction over the children since they are adults according to the laws of Florida. You should consult a local experienced family law attorney. Many offer a free initial consultation.

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