Pro bono criminal attorney in orlando, fl

Asked almost 4 years ago - Orlando, FL

My husband is currently jailed in Orange County for failure to appear on case number. A probation violation arrest warrant was 1999 in Seminole County due to a traffic violation case in Orange County. My husband was not residing in the state of Florida during the time the guilty plea was entered in 1999. When he was recently arrested in Florida the jail paperwork has his description as blonde hair, hazel eyed, and the last two numbers of his social security number are incorrect, which also supports that the person that was arrested was not in fact him.

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  1. Timothy England Moffitt


    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . If someone stole his identity and went through the criminal justice system you should consult a civil attorney about the possibility of suing the sherrif's office that arrested him. If he's in jail and cannot afford an attorney, the Court will appoint the PD for him to try and resolve the case. Fingerprints are usually taken after a plea, so that would be a good place to start.

  2. Peter J Tomao

    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . If you and your husband cannot afford an attorney, the Court will appoint one for him. If he is in jail, this probably has already been done. Although public defenders carry heavy caseloads, they usually are especially effective with cases of mistaken identity. They have a self interest in clearing the case as soon as possible and they generally have a lot of credibility with the judges and prosecutors. Since the state provides public defenders, lawyers generally do not volunteer their time as pro bono (free) attorneys in this type of case. Good luck.
    THESE COMMENTS ARE NOT LEGAL ADVICE. They are provided for informational purposes only. Actual legal advice can only be provided after consultation by an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction. Answering this question does not create an attorney-client relationship or otherwise require further consultation.

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