Does the statute of limitations still apply on a charge if i failed to appear? Didn't go to court on a 2010 battery- never recieved notice for court-
Statute of limitations is tolled after a failure to appear (FTA) bench warrant is issued. But you may have a constitutional speedy trial issue in that it's almost impossible to present a good defense on a case that old (and therefore a violation of your due process rights) because witnesses may be missing, facts are harder to remember etc.See question
I was pulled over and was given a ticket, but forgot to pay my ticket/go to court. I am currently looking for jobs where I will need to renew my security clearance. Will that warrant show when they run my SSN/information?
If it was for a criminal traffic issue then a warrant will appear and will almost certainly affect your background check. If it's for missing a simple civil citation, they clerk will issue a D6 notice of suspension that will result in your license being suspended. Not sure if the suspended license will affect your background check and security clearance.See question
The person got stop because the car had a light off. Officers found a bag of H on person. Went to court, pleaded not guilty. For arraignment, second time to court, couldn't get there on time. A warrant was issue for not appearing. Was told the war...
Not true for felonies. Sometimes misdemeanor warrants I've seen be administratively closed after several years but that's very rare.See question
Charged me anyway. I'm on the pti program for a 3 degree felony. What may happen next?
You're going to get kicked out of pti. You will get a notice in the mail of an new arraignment date for your original charge. So keep an eye out for that. Depending on a number of factors, your cases can resolve in a number of different ways. I would need to know more about it to tell you with any specificity.See question
I'm on probation for a grand theft but I was only recently driving to get my license basically practicing for the test
You can either turn yourself in and wait for the judge to address it, or, in specific circumstances you can file a motion to appear and surrender before the judge in person and address the violation at the same time. This way you don't sit in jail until your court date. Once at court if admitting the violation, the judge could decide to allow to continue the probation and release you back immediately.See question
I want to dismiss a restraining order I filed against my ex. We currently have the temporary one but have a court date set, I will not be attending the court date. Will he get arrested if he does not attend as well? And if he does have to attend w...
If this is in circuit civil court, he will not be arrrested. If you do not attend, but he attends, the judge will dismiss it automatically because of your failure to prosecute. If you both do not attend, the judge may reschedule it or just dismiss it anyway, but you never know. The most expeditious way to get the injunction dropped without you doing any additional paperwork would be for him to either show up to court and hear the judge say it's dismissed or you could hire an attorney to do everything for you so he doesn't have to show up to court. This is all with the caveat that this is typical practice in Hillsborough County circuit courts where 95 percent of my cases and experience relate to.See question
What does "bond set at CT1- 1000, CT2- ROR" mean??
You can post 1000 bond cash if you're local and you have it on hand. When the case is over you'll get that money back from the county. The other charge ROR means you don't need to post anything since he's being released on his recognizance on that probably minor count. If you aren't local or don't have the cash, you have to call a bondsman and pay a fee equal to 10 percent of the bond. So a hundred bucks plus admin fees. They'll post the rest of the bond and then THEY get the whole 1000 back when case is over. You'll need to get a lawyer to fight the case or if the person qualifies a public defender will be appointed. This applies basically through the whole state but for sure here in Hillsborough county where I specialize.See question
My bf is probation and got a domestic violence charge against me ... He was arrested but i didnt press charges because he didnt hit me i hit him ....what is going to happen
If the DV arrest was a misdemeanor then he will most likely be denied bond by the first appearance judge and held in jail because of the pending VOP. He will have to face a technical violation judge in division K (Judge Perry) and that court date could be a few weeks from now. You can hire an attorney to file a motion for bond on the VOP in front of the judge AND MOVE UP THE COURT DATE so he doesn't spend weeks in jail before an arraignment- and you could come to court to testify that he didn't do anything. That will give him the best chance of getting out quickly. This specific advice only applies if everything happened in Hillsborough County, which is where I specifically practice personally.See question