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  • Paternity Case

    I've filed for paternity against my ex, the pre trial is coming up next week and his attorney is withdrawing from the case, what will happen next? My case has been ongoing since March 2015 due to him lying on his financial affidavit.

    William’s Answer

    Not a criminal case but i suspect that the judge will continue case so your ex can hire a new lawyer. That is too bad. Hopefully your lawyer will object your ex is game playing. Of course that is their decision.

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  • How do I pull up my record on e-facts past 1993?

    I was charged with a DUI in Feb 2016. I haven't had one since 2003 and when I checked with the Clerk of Courts I was told that my 1st one was in 1990. Now the states attorney is claiming I have another DUI from 1988. They want to put me in jail fo...

    William’s Answer

    The government has the burden to prove the convictions. You are entitled to see the alleged prior convictions. Talk to your lawyer or PD ASAP about this as you are facing prison time.

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  • Arrested for a felony but convicted for a misdemeanor.

    My husband was arrested for a criminal felony he did not committed on 08/12/2015, and got a deal for a 1 year probation and the charges were down to misdemeanor. His court date was 7/22/2016, where he accepted the deal. Today 7/25/2016 I decided t...

    William’s Answer

    Your Husband's arrest was for a felony and that will not change even though he pled to a misdemeanor. He will need to pull certified documents so he can explain that he never entered a plea to the Felony. He can hire a lawyer to draft an explanation letter that he can show to employers of questioned about the charges.

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  • Can my PO tell me I can't move in with my parents?

    When I first got on probation I was living with my bf and is family and she asked why not with my parents and I said because they smoke weed in the house... Now me and my bf broke up and I can't stay here and have NO place to go... I spoke with my...

    William’s Answer

    Yes. Remember it is easier to listen to your PO than spend weeks or more in jail just because your PO decides to violate you.

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  • Will a Juvenile felony in the state of Florida show up on a background check before I turn 18?

    Back in September, my friends and I were charged with third-degree grand theft. Now I am 16 and I've read that once you turn 18 a juvenile record will not show up on a background check. I am applying for a job in retail and I would like to know i...

    William’s Answer

    It may not for retail jobs once expunged but there will be certain jobs where a level 2 check will be done and it will show up.

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  • Have you ever been convicted of, or entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere (no contest) to a felony or misdemeanor.

    I have nolle prosqui on my record from a retail theft charge. I was wondering if a job application askes Have you ever been convicted of, or entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere (no contest) to a felony or misdemeanor criminal charge, incl...

    William’s Answer

    It is tough isn't? You get the charge dropped but now you have a case by case scenario where you always have to analyze what you need to or should say.. Everyone deserves a second chance and you should consider expunging your record so you can lawfully deny your record in many scenarios. I wish you the best of luck!

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  • My boyfriend got 14 yrs, which he have done 10yrs not including the 8 months he spent in the county.

    So my question is the stop is gain time last week said he have reach his 85% but his out date is still saying 10/2018, so I'm just wondering if that's right because they have not gave him credit for time he serve in the county or for the education...

    William’s Answer

    Contact DOC. i also included a helpful FAQ section on their site.

    http://www.dc.state.fl.us/oth/inmates/gaintime.html

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  • How can I find out if state attorney would drop the charges on a domestic violence if my boyfriend has cancer & needs therapy?

    He is on chemo and his meds will make him have mood swings. He needs a psychiatrist if he agreed to get help Would it be possible to drop charges

    William’s Answer

    The prosecutor may listen to the alleged victim's wishes but the State is not obligated to do so. Additionally, the fact your boyfriend has cancer can be something that is used to mitigate his potential outcome but is not a legal justification or defense to the crime usually. If a doctor or forensic expert can tie the drugs to his behavior, he may have a defense but it is hard one to maintain. We have used a similar type defense in other DV cases and in some cases have been successful (but not all cases) Please be aware that every case is different and it is not a slam dunk for any lawyer he may hire to help him.

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  • What is a undisclosed hold 1 mean?

    My boyfriend was arrested for battery by strangulation and he has a hold- undisclosed 1. What does that mean and will he be able to get out?

    William’s Answer

    The hold could be until he sees a judge to post conditions on his release. If he is on probation they could be holding him until they violate and issue a warrant for the violation of probation. If he is not here legally, ICE or Homeland Security could have a hold. There could be a variety of reasons. He needs to lawyer up asap to figure out what is going on.

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  • Can I pass a level 2 background check with adjudication withheld, if my level one background says no criminal history?

    I was working at a facility with disabled people and one of the clients was pushed and his shoulder was broken on fri, but bruises didn't show until Monday! I was working Friday but everyone else told them it was me. The job did no investigation a...

    William’s Answer

    It also sounds like it will be difficult to seal of you were charged with battery on a disabled person. I find it hard to believe that your record would not come up on a level 2 check.

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