I was supenad to go to court for my husbands marchman act and i can not get off work...what will happen if i do not go to court?
The short answer is that you will be held in contempt of court. this can result in jail time, so do not ignore the subpoena. the subpoena may contain contact information for the person that issued the subpoena. Contact that person and inform them of your personal conflict. In some instances, the matter can be re-scheduled. You can also use the subpoena to get out of work. You would need to consult an employment lawyer about the consequences to an employer that punishes an employee for honoring a subpoena.See question
I am in the process of applying for a job with the sate. I am uncertain to if I can answer the question no or have to state yes and disclose the arrest. Everything was successfully sealed back in 2011. In fear of making the wrong choice I was ho...
Record sealing in Florida is governed by Florida Statute 943.059. You can Google that number and read the statute. Subsection 4 of the statute details the "effect of criminal history record sealing." The law allows you to lawfully deny the existence of the arrest with seven exceptions. Three of the exceptions may pertain to jobs that include State jobs. It depends on the agency of the State to which you are applying. If you're not confident or comfortable in your ability to read, comprehend and interpret laws, you should give serious consideration to a brief consultation with a criminal defense attorney who includes record sealing in their practice areas.See question
I had a restraining order placed on me against my wife from false allegations the state did drop the criminal case but what steps do i need to take to remove the restraining order so I can go back to my own house.
The injunction can be dissolved, but will require a hearing in front of the judge that entered the order. Typically, judges do not want to dissolve injunctions unless new information is presented to the judge. the State's dropping of the criminal charges can be the new information that is required, but this is no guarantee. Criminal cases require a higher level of proof than injunction cases. It is possible to have an injunction held in place when related criminal charges were dropped. Best way to accomplish your goal is to higher an attorney experienced in such matters.See question
later in the afternoon when I went to pick up my daughter from the bus stop, a man approached my car screaming and yelling at me to get out of my car, I understood that he is the kid s father from his next statement where he said that I talked to...
There may be no area of the law in which police, prosecutors and DCF overreact more than allegations involving child abuse. Even the most minor allegation can lead to criminal charges. You should immediately contact an attorney in your area with experience in dealing with these matters.See question
this morning someone was banging at my door when i opened it i was given a subpoena saying i HAVE to go and testify against my husband, i know i have to show up but do i have to testify? i already told the prosecuting attorney that i do not with t...
No. Clearly, your goal is to have the State drop the charges. The subpoena likely contains the name and phone number of the prosecutor. Consider calling him/her and expressing your desires. Careful not to make false statements as that could expose you to criminal charges. If you have no fear of your husband and believe the charge was a misunderstanding of the facts, express that. Prosecutors tend to not want to waste their time with cases involving disinterested witnesses. If you are called to testify, you will be placed under oath. Remember that false statements made under oath are perjury, a crime for which you could be prosecuted. It would probably be a good idea for you to consult with an attorney.See question