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  • What does no bond until first appearance mean?

    I have a warrant for vop, it says no bond until first appearance, does that mean i will get a bond or not?

    Russell’s Answer

    It is unlikely you will get a bond at first appearance unless the only reason for the violation is financial. I handle cases in Fort Pierce and offer a free consultation if you are interested.

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  • Can a judge agree to a VOP plea deal that extends probation beyond the max limits?

    If the prosecution agrees and the defendant agrees to accept and impose an extension of probation or supervised release or monitored community control that goes beyond the max limits, can the judge agree to this? For example, if someone s...

    Russell’s Answer

    Yes. Up to a total of 6 months probation in that scenario.

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  • My boyfriend is in jail for burglary in fl how can we have the police go to scene and dust for prints as evidence?

    He has a history of burglary but swears this time he didn't do it and I believe him although I was there he's currently on misdemeanor probation he was kicked out of the person who accused him of this burglaries house and out of spite called the c...

    Russell’s Answer

    If he admitted to being at the house, fingerprint evidence may not be helpful in this case. A burglary of a dwelling and vop are serious charges. No doubt the state will be asking for prison time. We handle criminal cases in this jurisdiction. Call me to set up a free consultation.

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  • How long til i can get a bond on vop?

    I am on felony probation, i just violated by being arrested on new charges. I paid off all my restitution and fines and had only 18 days left of probation. I bonded out but my vop Will go thru in a few days. How long will i sit in there until i ge...

    Russell’s Answer

    You may not get a bond at all on a vop that is the result of a new arrest. My law firm practices routinely in Fort Pierce should you wish to meet for a free consult.

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  • Can I file my own order to travel while on probation? My PO says I need the judges approval and I prefer not to pay a lawyer.

    On probation for a felony

    Russell’s Answer

    No. Just kidding, of course. Florida Courts are open to the public.

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  • Denied public defender....states my income is too much...What now?

    I don't have the money for an attorney as the court fees and paying household bills (I am going to lose my home if I don't) are already putting me behind. I have to pay $25 a day for drug tests even though they are clean and this was not a drug re...

    Russell’s Answer

    I agree with all of the attorneys above. The Ferraro Law Group practices in Stuart and I would be happy to provide a free consultation regarding your case and financial situation. Give us a call to set an appointment.

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  • What do you do when your public defender doesnt give you any information reguarding your case never call you back and repeately

    and goes to court and tells judge repeatly that he hasnt had time to confir with his client.

    Russell’s Answer

    You could hire a private lawyer? The Ferraro Law Group handles cases in Fort Pierce and we offer a free consultation.

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  • If I violate my dui probation can I get a hearing for it to resolve it or do I have to go to jail automatically and then see the

    I'm trying to get this probation terminated I have 192 days jail credits on this charge and I don't think I have to do this probation.I should get time served and terminate this probation.I'll just have to do the DUI school.Can I get a hearing ins...

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    If this is a first dui u may have already served more than the max. Contact me for a free consult. This may be a situation where you get unsuccessful termination and d6 or suspend the license until conditions are met.

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  • Can teenagers be charged with perjury?

    My daughter was in a fight on the school bus coming home from school and she got in a fight with a 18 year old when the the fight was over the same teenagers told a different story so when they got papers to come and give a statement they tried t...

    Russell’s Answer

    Historically, perjury charges are rarely filed in Martin County, but teenagers are subject to the same criminal laws as adults. If you would like a free consult on your daughter's case, feel free to contact me.

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  • My son is living in Fl and is finishing up probation for 2nd DUI. Can he transfer up here despite ADAP classes remaining?

    My son is 23 and lives in Martin County. He had a 2nd DUI and is finishing up probation but, has ADAP classes, fines and AA meetings to attend. He had no transportation, is working full time but, has debt and fines he cannot pay as he is alone. Ca...

    Russell’s Answer

    Yes. Martin County Core Probation is very good about allowing probationers to mail in their requirements. Talk to the probation officer.

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