I am a single mom of 2 and can't afford much of the fines, can I do more jail time in lieu of this possible on weekends to help out with the fines?
Ask the judge if you can do community service in lieu of some of the fines.See question
I can not afford 5000 for a dui dense lawyer so I am wondering since I have to represent myself if I can ask for all items pertaining to the incident that they have on me and if I can also ask to have an extension to review such articles. (Public ...
Yes; put State of Florida vs. (your name), the court case #, write "Notice of Discovery pursuant to Fla. R, Rule Crim. Pro. 3.220" and file it with the clerk of the court and send a copy to the State Attorney. Make sure your address is on there and sign it. Make sure you make all your court dates.See question
I was told SC doesnt want me that FL does and if I dont turn myself in by one day this week they will turn my warrants over to the US Marshals. I want to take care of this matter. Im just finding out about theses warrants. Can the US Marshal come ...
The Manatee County Clerk of the Court website is excellent. You should be able to look up your cases and see their status. If you have warrants, the first thing you need to do is turn yourself in. A Manatee County criminal defense attorney could help you by investigating the case, talking to the prosecutors, and appearing before a judge. The sooner you deal with this the better. You don't want this hanging over your head.See question
My inlaws bought a car for us to use and we were paying the payment and insurance to them. It was to use until we pulled our credit score up enough to buy one on our own. They got angry over comments made by my children and sent emails stating the...
It is a crime to make a false police report. You could have someone contact the Manatee County Sheriff's Office with the VIN# to determine if it has been reported stolen. If not, then nothing to worry about. If so, the location of the vehicle could be reported. However, it would probably not be a good idea to answer questions from law enforcement about the circumstances of the case without further consultation with an attorney.See question
He has a couple burglary charges he got sent to a program for a year. He was placed on probation
It is not too late to keep him out of prison, but someone should get to work on his case soon.See question
I'm 22, First time offense. Asked for an ID mistook the year for a valid year. The agents mentioned I could be eligible for pretrial intervention, how does this work, do I just wait and go to the court date?
In Manatee County, the State Attorney's Office does not usually allow PTI for this charge. Typically you would face a fine and court costs.See question
i have already been tried and convicted in the news media. there is nothing to support the allegations in the probable cause affidavit. the charges are exploitation of the elderly less than $20,000 and aggravated elder abuse.
In addition to the time limits mentioned by the other attorneys, the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure establish other time periods that may be of assistance to you. For instance, if you are arrested and charges are not filed within 21 days, you may well be entitled to an adversary preliminary hearing.See question
If I violate my terms will they give me another bond amount? Or keep me there until my DUI case is complete? I am waiting on my arraignment date at this time. It would be for the use of marijuana before the arrest and first drug test.
Use of marijuana before you were placed on supervised release should not violate you. In Manatee County the Judge will typically set a bond for a violation of supervised release on a DUI charge.See question
my house was raided and the search warrant had the wrong address and I told the detective this he told me he'd correct it but never did , then I received a copy of the affidavit and application for the search warrant states all the information abo...
It is possible that this search warrant is invalid. This potentially means that evidence collected pursuant to the warrant would not be admissible in a criminal prosecution. There is also the possibility that you could file a motion in Court to have the property returned.See question
he was sentenced to 2 life sentences and 20 years for vop . The vop show as having an appeal filled and the case he was sentenced to life does not . He just had a hearing on the felony case and was denied a new trial. can he still file an appeal
Timing is very important on appeals in Florida. Make sure he does not miss any deadlines.See question