My fiancee violated probation recently , now their saying he violated a contact order from a year ago and trying to bring those charges up on him also ...
The short answer is yes, if the allegations occurred while he was on probation they can always raise them during the term of his sentence. That doesn't mean his lawyer can't raise any arguments or defenses that are available and appropriate.See question
A minor infraction from years ago that I had expunged is showing as a top result in a search hosted by bailbondcity.com. Under a bill (SC Bill 255) passed earlier this year in my state (SC, I listed FL because that's where these people are hiding)...
Many of these entities will only accept e-mail communication because they want to evade and avoid this very type of scenario. I suggest you send them an e-mail or better yet, hire a lawyer to do so. Once they are on notice that your case was properly expunged, if they continue to fail to remedy the issue, you very well may have a cause of action. In addition, I would contact the Attorney General's office in both states and ask for the assistance of their Consumer Affairs / Consumer Fraud division to see if they have any way to redress it for you. I would like to hear how things develop, if you'd be willing to share your results with me. Too often we have companies such as this one extorting people for money as the only means of doing any effective reputation management. If you're willing, please e-mail me an update on your efforts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and best of luck!See question
I have called a few bail bond company. the person who is in jail says it should only be 100. based on the 1000 bond the all want the full 1000, what is up with this?
There are a number of factors that may give the bonding agent pause in posting a bond for the typical 10% fee, including: the Defendant does not live locally; the Defendant does not have a stable residence or has only recently moved into the area; the Defendant has previously failed to appear in court, etc. The bondsman may be more inclined to work with you on the collateral if you hire local counsel, because that will give them a greater level of confidence in the Defendant's situation. If you're not able to find someone willing to work with you and you have the funds, post the $1,000.00 bond in cash and you won't "lose" $100.00 to the bondsman for their fee.See question
Finally had my meeting with the public defender just 2 days before my court date, not pleased with his service. It is 11/21 and my court date is 11/23. Is there any chance of finding a lawyer to represent me on such short notice?
You always have the right to hire your own attorney. The issue is going to be how much time does the attorney need to get up to speed on your case. You'll likely have to request a continuance & will be asked to waive your right to a speedy trial. If you are able to, meet with a few lawyers today to get a feel for what it's going to take to hire the right lawyer for your case.See question
I was arrested, booked and then granted a pretrial release. I have a court date with Judge Babb, Div 9 in the Viera courthouse.
The 1st time penalties for a DUI can be a bit harsh, regardless of what county your case is in and are dependent on certain factors. The sentence can include things such as a mandatory conviction, additional license suspension, fines, fees and costs nearing $2,000.00, probation, classes, community service, impoundment of your vehicle and possibly an ignition interlock device.
While my experiences with Judge Babb have been positive, judge's have a very limited amount of discretion that they can use when it comes to imposing a DUI sentence. The majority of the work that is done to effect the sentence will be done outside of court between your lawyer and the prosecutor. You best bet is to hire an experienced DUI lawyer. Your second best option, if you're unable to afford one, is to apply for a Public Defender. DUI's are complex and time consuming so it's not possible to address everything you need to know here, but I hope I've been helpful in answering your question.See question
I'm involved in a very ugly paternity case that has dragged on for 16 months, and I am on my 3rd attorney. With the first two, I had limited income and made the mistake of getting the cheapest counsel I could find. I got what I paid for. Borrowed ...
I have re-classified your question under the Family law heading in the hopes that you'll reach your target audience. This isn't a criminal law question so you won't find what you're looking for under that heading.
Best of luck!See question
I recently worked for a logistics company as a package handler and was encouraged to apply for a seasonal position that would last 6-8 weeks. Only AFTER I applied and interviewed was I informed that I needed to complete a drug scan (the job desc...
You've mis-classified this post under the DUI section, which is why you're unlikely to get a reply that is of value to you. I have re-classified it for you in the hopes that you'll get some feedback that's useful to you.
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I live in Volusia county Florida but got arrested in Seminole County Florida, I just was dumb enough and got a new charge in Volusia I am aware that I violated probation but does that mean I have to go back to Seminole county court system again?
If a VOP is filed on a case that is on active supervision in another county, the violation itself will be heard by the original sentencing court. You'll need to have a lawyer for your Volusia case as well as your Seminole case. Since they're both in the same circuit (the 18th Judicial Circuit), you will likely be able to find one lawyer that can assist you with both cases.
I hope this answer has been helpful and addressed all of your concerns.See question
Representing myself in federal court. Where can I obtain help and/or advice and what resources are available to me? Thanks
The Federal government has substantial resources that are brought to bear in a Federal criminal prosecution. The rules of evidence are not favorable for the defense and are certainly unfavorable when you have no clue what the rules of engagement are or how best to navigate the process. I can't fathom why you would choose to represent yourself. If you needed brain surgery, would you perform it on yourself? Of course not, because it would suggest arrogance, ignorance or a lack of mental fitness to do so. You would seek out a qualified, experienced brain surgeon, you would consult with him or her and you would likely get a second and third opinion before making your final decision. This is no different. Your liberty and livelihood are on the line. Don't act as your own brain surgeon. Hire the best lawyer you can find for your case. If you can't afford a lawyer, ask the court to appoint you an attorney. Either way, you'll be far better served than representing yourself.See question