Hello, I am trying to find out how can I get taken off the sex offender registry. When I was 20, I was convicted in a military court martial after being charged with attempted assault/abuse of a minor. The only thing they had on me was a text conv...
You definitely need a locally barred Florida attorney. The attorney needs to take your case on motion to the judge for determination whether to retain you or remove you from the registry. This is not a military question. The state places you on the registry if they think your conviction qualifies. If you think it does not - or if you think it does but the state law allows you to be considered for removal (as sometimes is allowed), you can apply with the judge by motion. I also agree that an attorney familiar with the military is helpful, better if both are the same attorney (less money that way). Either way, your record of trial, transcript and sentencing report would be helpful to have in hand. Good luck to you.See question
false arrested , which led for me to get arrested again. Twice after beign arrested and out on bail.
Sounds like you have a lot going on here. Any of us on Avvo can speak with you, but we cannot call. You must select an attorney on Avvo (or someone else) and call yourself.See question
I got into some legal trouble, Cid just contacted my girlfriend looking to ask her questions about my case. We are both active duty. She told them over the phone she wants no part in the investigation or to make a statement. They called her back a...
DO NOT speak to CID. If CID wants to speak to you, hire a lawyer NOW. If you disregard this and speak to CID, under no circumstances should you take a CID polygraph. That is a circus parlor trick to get you to confess on the spot or at best say stupid things. Hire a lawyer.See question
I'm stationed in Korea got a ARTICLE 15 for underage drinking and curfew violation, the battalion commander gave me max punishment and told my commander and 1SG to initiate seperation, I've been in the army for only a year, and I really don't want...
Yes, bad news is coming for you. The Army can boot you out without due process so long as they give you a General or Honorable Discharge. Expect a General. If they seek the worst administrative discharge, an Other Than Honorable, you have a due process right to a board hearing. This is because you have less than six years of total service. If you had more than six, you could have that board hearing. It is easy for them to just give you a General Discharge and send you on your way. You have TDS, and with only a year and no real recourse, it would be unwise for you to hire an attorney. There is life after the military. You need to start thinking about what you want to do next. Good luck.See question
I am supposed to go to a PD to give a statement on Monday. The case I'm fighting my freedom for is check fraud and tampering with the checks. Long story short, my checks got into the wrong hands and were cashed for over $2000. The police want me t...
DO NOT do this. Hire a lawyer. If I were your lawyer, I would call the officers and ask them about their intentions. Maybe, maybe maybe you go there with a lawyer and answer some questions. Most likely your lawyer tells them no thank you. What you say to them is evidence they can use against you. The police are guys who will arrest you with little thought or consequence. If they are wrong to arrest you, it's no sweat on them, but it is miserable for you. Talk to an attorney face to face, not over the Internet.See question
Army veteran. No priors. Got into heated discussion with construction workers for trespassing on our property. Asked multiple times to leave property then fired warning shot with crossbow. Not at the construction workers. Called police on construc...
A lot of things are possible. I represent primarily veterans and service members in Atlanta. There are a lot of variables here. One thing is for certain - PLEASE STOP posting details on line like this.
You need to reach out to an attorney now. Find one that you trust who listens to you. Do this now.
Steve ShewmakerSee question
I'm charged w dui they impounded my car no arrest was made no hospital for testing the officer took me home and told my roommate to put me back to bed last ting I recall was going to bed after taking my prescribed med ambian
This is an odd set of facts. You need an attorney. If this all pans out as out as you say, you may have a bit of flexibility in getting this case resolved. However, the state can still bring the charges if they want to. They may have some difficulty.See question
I am on felony probation in Ga. I have paid my fines in full but have a warrant out for non report. I have my life back which means I can pass a UA!!! I want to turn myself in but I have a job and house.
Reporting is a general condition, so the judge could put you in jail for up to two (2) years, or the balance if it is less than two years. You should contact probation and discuss this with them. It sounds to me like you will have to appear and discuss things with the judge. Hiring an attorney may or may not help. If the attorney you hire is diplomatic that could be helpful. Many good attorneys are here on Avvo.
I hope that helps.See question
The guilty plead guilty to the felony theft by taking and only received 6 mos. mandatory drug treatment and 5 yrs. probation for randomly stealing my car from a gated community. - The Judge cited the following reasons. - No high school educati...
Yea, you got caught up in a tough set of facts. It sounds like a guy with no income, no assets and no real life expectations victimized you. The judge also seems to believe that this guy has a support obligation for a child. I imagine you have auto insurance, which should have covered or defrayed your loss somewhat.
You have to understand that the jails and prisons are just full of people - many of them are violent offenders or repeat offenders. It doesn't sound like this guy had risen to that level. Also a lot has to do with the county and court this was in. Some judges are more "hanging judges" and others are more pragmatic.
The judge's options were:
1. Sentence this guy to jail.
2. Sentence this guy to probation.
3. Order or not order restitution, or other conditions of probation.
Confinement costs the taxpayers $50-$60 per day. On probation he has to pay a monthly probation fee, perhaps $35 (more or less) for a felony. If he is ordered to pay restitution, the court normally prefers that it be paid in the first half (first third or first two thirds, it all depends) of the probationary period. That way if he fails to pay on time, he can be put back in jail.
So you see, with an indigent person, the judge sees that just getting this guy to undergo drug rehab, pay his child support and pay his probation fees (and any other conditions) will be tough enough. Having him pay you any restitution may just be a bridge too far with this guy. I know you feel raw about it, and I probably would as well. I am hoping that you are the sort that had a lot of insurance. I suspect the judge saw it that way.
Anyway, I hope this helps a little.
Steve ShewmakerSee question