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Jesus Novo III

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  • How many years will he spend in prison? And would he spend the whole sentence in prison or will he get probation?

    My friend was involved in a hit and run, the person he struck passed away. Plus the car he was using was stolen. He's 18. No criminal records before this.

    Jesus’s Answer

    Your friend is in a heap of trouble!!! Someone died during the commission of a felony, that is enough grounds to charge him with felony murder, which could send him to prison for a long time. And then, he compounded the problem by leaving the scene of the accident. The fact that he is 18 could be his saving grace, unless he is charged with a capital felony. He could be sentenced under the Youthful Offender Act which would be very lenient. He should hire an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately, this is not a matter for friendly advise.

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  • Can the police recover deleted files from a computer?

    Can the police recover deleted files from a computer?

    Jesus’s Answer

    What deleted files?! Files are deleted for convenience in using space in your machine, but their essence remains in one form or another and it is recoverable with the proper program. Everything that has ever being stored in your computer is still there in the section of the disc that it occupied, even if it has been re-written eight or nine times.

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  • If a person gets convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, does his Associate in Arts degree or Bachelor's degree get deleted?

    If a person get convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, does his AA or BS degree get deleted? Thank you all in advance!

    Jesus’s Answer

    No. Your degree is yours once you earn it and, with a few exceptions regarding fraud, it cannot be taken from you. However, a drug conviction can affect your ability to get financial aid, and if you are incarcerated in a state or federal institution, you are not eligible for Pell Grants and federally funded student loans.

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  • How long would he/she have to do?

    If someone leaves a work release camp with one year of finishing their sentence but now wants to turn themselves in, how long would they have to do? Is their a statue of limitations on this? The original charge was burglary. Can a criminal lawyer ...

    Jesus’s Answer

    Pursuant to F.S. § 944.40 "Someone" could be charged with escape for leaving the work release camp without authorization, so on top of a violation of whatever conditions "someone" may have had, there is the chance of new criminal charges. Trying to guess how long "someone" will have to do is almost impossible, as mentioned before, but Escape is a second degree felony which carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. "Someone" had beter contact a criminal defense attorney ASAP before "someone" gets arrested.

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  • Should I bring documentation of criminal background to court or will the court have access to them during the hearing?

    Good afternoon, I will be going to court in a couple of days. I will be requesting a restraining order against my unborn baby's father because of domestic violence. He has a criminal background and he is on parole now for domestic violence with hi...

    Jesus’s Answer

    It is your burden to prove the allegations you are making, therefore you should bring any documentation tending to prove your facts. As stated before, whether the documentation you bring is admissible in court is a different story. There are rules of evidence that apply to all proceedings in court, and a petition for a restraining order is no exception. Your best bet is to bring an attorney with you who will be versed in the rules of evidence and be able to admit your evidence. Good luck.

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  • My case has a disposition of NOLLE PROS-COMP PTI can I answer no to this question...See details for the question.

    Have you ever been convicted of a felony or received deferred adjudication for a felony charge?

    Jesus’s Answer

    You have not been convicted of a crime, and as far as deferred adjudication, I am not sure what that means. In Florida you may receive a withhold of adjudication, and if that is the question the answer is still no, however if the question refers to a diversion program, where prosecution is deferred until after you complete a program, then the answer is yes as PTI (pre trial intervention) is exactly that Good luck..

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  • Can I incur any charges due to my boyfriend being arrested for intent to sell/possession?

    My boyfriend was in my car when I was pulled over for speeding. The cop smelled weed and my boyfriend handed over a small bag, and was immediately arrested. I knew he had more in the car and they pulled me out to search the car but denied knowledg...

    Jesus’s Answer

    First of all, stop admitting to crimes in this forum; things will not end up well for you if you continue down this path. I wonder how you know they have his phone with your texts, but that is one easy way to incriminate you.; not sure why you two would text about his criminal activity, but then again, I'm not sure about many things. There are so many things that can go wrong for you in this case, I won't attempt to explain them. My advice is to talk in person to a criminal defense attorney and start preparing your defense

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  • Did officer have enough probable cause to barge into my home? and is that enough probable cause to obtain a search warrant?

    a police officer said " he saw my boyfriend sell narcotics to some one in front of my duplex. They barged into my home, asked who live here and ordered I step outside. They explain this is a narcotic investigation and refuse me entry into my home....

    Jesus’s Answer

    From the information you are providing is difficult to assess whether the officer had probable cause, however since your boyfriend already has the services of an attorney, I suggest he talk to him and inquire about all the issues that bother him; obviously his attorney is in the best position to give him an answer. However, if your boyfriend is not satisfied with his attorney, then he should consider spending some money and hiring private counsel.

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  • I failed to pay attorney now my son has warrent for his arrest,court date is set 4 next week DOUBLE JEOPARDY? ???

    He was in jail for same charge . months ago

    Jesus’s Answer

    With all due respect, your question makes no sense. Whether you paid your lawyer or not has no bearing on double jeopardy; you also say that there is an arrest warrant for your son but he has a court date next week for the same charge for which he was in jail months ago. Typically, when there is an outstanding warrant there is no court date!! My best recommendation to you is to make an appointment with a local lawyer to consult your son's case in person. Good luck

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  • What is the statute of limitations on lewd and lascivious molestation in Florida for an incident that allegedly occurred in 2011

    A 17 year old step son is claiming his stepfather touched his penis when the child was 12 years old back in 2011. can the state file a lewd and lascivious charge against the stepfather now in 2015 or has the statute of limitations expired for thi...

    Jesus’s Answer

    The SOL is a slippery slope in child molestation cases. There are too many imponderables to be able to respond properly IMHO.

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