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  • If i was to violate probation?

    Im on probation and i crashed my friends car a couple of days ago driving with out lisence and i fled from the accident and my friend said my name, should i be worried that their looking for me, did i violate, what can happen and how do i get out ...

    Robert’s Answer

    Yes you violated. Yes they are looking for you (if your friend said that you were driving the car). You can go to jail (worst case scenario). How do you 'get out' of this? - hope that your friend didn't give your last name as the driver otherwise you will need to lawyer up.

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  • Hi, I was arrested for selling counterfeited goods. Never was convicted .was trying to rent an apartment and was asking

    Submeet the aplication to rent an apartment and was denide . I was never charge of crime nether convicted. My credit is very good and I am very stable financially .what can I do ? How can I explain ? Thank you

    Robert’s Answer

    While I can't imagine this was the reason you were denied (perhaps while your credit score is good you have insufficient credit? High debt to income ratio?) hire an atty, get this expunged. Or, alternatively, if the offense was in Mia-dade co., go to the state attorneys' office and get a copy of the flyer re: free expungement. The SAO will do it for you. free. You're welcome.

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  • How can i recover my stolen motorcycle.

    It was unfortunate but my daughters mom (we have been seperated for years) stole then wrecked and died on my motorcycle. To say the least I have alot of new responsibilities and bills. The local pd sent my motorcycle to a tow yard then put a freez...

    Robert’s Answer

    Unless you had insurance on the bike your ability to recover may be limited. An alternative means to recoup here may be to hire an attorney to send the towing co. a civil theft demand letter. This may motivate the towing co. to recompense your loss.

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  • The case is going to trail if the victim does not show up and there is no other witness will charges be droped

    Domestic violence fight boyfriend and girlfriend female was eight months pregnant boyfriend hit her two times made her nose bleed pictures was taken of blood and bruises and she gave a recorded statement and sign to press charges time has passed s...

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    It often depends on the County. Miami-Dade has a "no drop" policy (where the State will not drop a DV case simply because the victim no longer wishes to pursue). I'm not certain whether or not this is the case in Broward Co.

    Regardless, as has been stated previous, the State will have a tough time proving their case without a witness. Contact defense counsel and perhaps they can reach a favorable disposition.

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  • How Can I find a pro-bono criminal defense attorney?

    I have a friend that is currently serving. 25 year sentence for being involved in organized crime. He was sentenced 25 because he chose not to speak against anyone in this group but yet all the others did speak against him & had there sentences sh...

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    Unfortunately Courts will not reverse a bad plea deal merely because your friend feels shorted by the system. They will reverse an illegal sentence, however. If you feel that the sentence was illegal I would suggest contacting an attorney. While finding a pro bono attorney to address a sentencing issue in Federal Court will not be an easy task I would second the suggestions of my colleagues.

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  • How much time wld my husband face if he turned himself in for absconding on a interstate compact probation from FL to GA

    Probation originally in broward county florida for drug trafficking. i think the sentence was 5 years probation. Compact was allowed due to threats on his life. he skipped a probation meeting due to dirty urine. hes been absconding for 3 years no...

    Robert’s Answer

    The short answer to this question is: he will likely receive less time IF he voluntarily turns himself in than WHEN the authorities finally locate him.

    If he voluntarily surrenders the judge may look far more favorably on him than if he is picked up. Hire an attorney and start putting this behind you (and your husband).

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  • Nothing really happened and boyfriend does not have any priors but his brother has priors but been clean 5 years clean?

    My ex husband would always send me text with with bad languages. I have two kids from that marriage. Now my boyfriend of 4 years that we live with and just had a daughter. Went to confront my ex husband with his brother regarding messages at his h...

    Robert’s Answer

    I second the previous opinions - hire an attorney, set a Bond Hearing. Sounds like you may also need to consult a family law attorney as you may need court intervention in order to stop the harassing txt messages.

    There is a program called "my family wizard" to which you can subscribe (and compel him to do so by order of the court) in order to have the court monitor his messages.

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  • My boyfreind is illegal in the USA from Mexico. Now he has a felony!

    He was deported 8 yrs ago and has only a florida DL that is suspended due to a DUI. He went through the program and completed what was asked and has all certifications. He also had a lawyer attempting to handle his criminal violations for no DL. ...

    Robert’s Answer

    You will need to contact an immigration/criminal attorney in order to ascertain the effects of a felony on his status in the US. Pleading guilty to and/or being adjudicated guilty of a felony could potentially subject him to deportation.

    While this does not sound like an "aggravated felony" or a "crime of moral turpitude" that would subject your boyfriend to deportation (if convicted) it is still something that should be addressed by competent counsel.

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  • How can I hide my petty theft misdermeanor background

    Petty theft

    Robert’s Answer

    I second the previous answers and would add that the State Attorney (Mrs. Fernandez-Rundle) offers a program in Miami-Dade County called "the second chance program" where you may seek (free) assistance to expunge a record if you are eligible.

    Not to beat a dead horse, but without more (in your post), one cannot ascertain whether or not you are eligible.

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  • Wrongly assessed 1st Degree Misdemeanor, when it should have been 2nd according to Florida Statute back in 2004. What to do?

    Criminal Traffic Case: I was charged in 2004 with a "LEAVE SCENE W/O Giving Info >$50 under Florida Statute 316.061(1) in Orange County, listed as a "First Degree misdemeanor" on the public records when it should be a Second Degree according to th...

    Robert’s Answer

    You could always hire counsel to revisit the plea if you would like (should you find it necessary to do so), but in an instance such as this where it appears that "adjudication was withheld" you could petition that the record be expunged. Keep in mind, a plea will not be reversed merely because it was a "bad deal" (i.e., you no longer like it) but rather because it was the "wrong deal."

    While I would love to suggest you retain counsel (ME) to seal/expunge your record, in Miami-Dade Mrs. Fernandez Rundle (the State Atty) has a free expunction program (the "second chance" program). I see you are in Broward, presumably they have a similar program there.

    I would seek to expunge your Withhold. That might be your best (and most cost effective) route.

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