Im 26 and Me and a friend(driver) were pulled over today for possession of marijuana. We were not smoking it & It was less then 20 grams also I was let go with a court date. I have ever been arrested or in any type of trouble. please help me!
Worst case scenario as a first time offense? You'll probably be eligible for a program called MIP- it's a diversion program through the State Attorney and the Sheriff's office. You'll need to provide 4 clean urine screens and pay some fees but then the charge will be dropped and you can get the case expunged. Alternatively your attorney may, depending on the facts of your case, be able to get the charge dismissed outright.See question
I have been on Pre-Trial Intervention for the last 5 months.I have never been in any trouble before, but I took a bracelet and received a felony charge for this. I was put on PTI, I have paid almost all of my fines, plan to be paid off by next mo...
No, but you may be kicked out of the PTI program. If that happens, you will get a notice in the mail to go back to court for an arraignment. Depending on numerous factors, your next offer will (likely) be an offer of real probation in exchange for a plea, or (less likely, but possible) you could get lucky and your attorney could persuade the state to allow you back into PTI to complete it. . . either way, do yourself a favor and complete the community service hours.See question
Went to see my little girl the mom was getting all mad ...becouse I was at her man's place there was no hitting are fightin she all most hit me with the door I stop the door from hitting me in the face ...when my little one had my hand ...and I wa...
No you will not be arrested at court if you are there for the DV Injunction hearing. It sounds like you've just been served with a temporary injunction. That court date on the paperwork you just got is an opportunity for the judge to determine if the injunction should be made permanent or to dismiss it. It doesn't become a criminal matter unless you violate the order. So absolutely stop talking or communicating to her in anyway for any reason until your attorney tells you otherwise. Hope this helps and have a good thanksgiving, under the circumstances.See question
I am applying to a job at a prison, and I want to answer this question honestly. In 2011, I was arrested for petit theft. I went to court and didn't even speak. When it was my turn, the judge said I was going to have to do 16 hours of community se...
Yes you technically completed a diversion program as a first time offender. That's called MIP in Hillsborough county.See question
I go to acts outpatient my counsler dropped me next day I was clean she said she would talk to probation for me should I be ok
You're more than likely going to be violated. Not for sure, but most likely. However, if you are sick and had a false positive for cocaine by taking OTC meds, I have seen that before where the actual full panel screen shows a clean UA. IF YOU ARE violated, then you can use that clean UA the next day for your defense, and if everything works out as planned, the judge may just dismiss the violation. The problem is that you want to of course avoid having to sit in county jail on a no-bond VOP warrant. If the warrant for a VOP allegation hits, you can hire an attorney to set a court date and bring you to court on your own free will in order to ask the judge to recall the warrant and hopefully dismiss the VOP allegations. Any good highly rated Tampa criminal defense attorney should be able to handle that for you.See question
During a traffic stop a Hillsborough county sheriff's deputies searched my car and found suboxone, xanax and methamphetamine will I be facing a jail sentence even with no prior criminal history ?
You're facing up to 15 years by law. But with no prior record, you're likely looking at drug court as an option. Potentially, if successful in drug court, you could get a result that ends in a dismissal. But drug court is not easy. At all.See question
I was convicted of 8 3rd degree felonies in Florida in one case. I was placed on probation which was later violated. The cause of the violation was a drug possession charge in Alabama. The possession charge has still not gone to court but my proba...
What was the possession charge in alabama for? Was it a felony or a misdemeanor?See question
Ask an undercover was he a police and he said no.
No they do not have to identify themselves. Police officers in Florida are specifically allowed to use deception in the course of their investigation of criminal activity.See question
I was in a car crash in Tampa Florida with a parked vehicle. I had fell asleep and drifted into the vehicle but nobody was injured except for myself. I was not arrested at the scene. I had not been drinking, but had cocaine and Xanax in my system....
Yes you can be arrested for DUI in Hillsborough County. Often this arrest occurs weeks or months down the road. The case and your defenses will turn on several different legal and factual items to which we do not know answers to based on your limited facts in the question presented. Did the officer forcibly request to draw blood? Did the hospital draw the blood as a routine thing? Were you technically arrested, even though you may not have been booked and processed at the jail? Were you issued any citations at the time? These are very complex cases and as you can see, there are lots and lots of questions that need to be answered to arrive at your best defense strategy. Most importantly, if you get a letter in the mail from any state agency (Hillsborough County State Attorney, Sheriff's Office Detectives, etc) asking for your signature authorization to investigate the accident, make sure you call an attorney before signing anything. You don't want to unwittingly give them permission to pull your medical records from the hospital without a court order.See question
There was an arrest for domestic violence. The state attorney has decided not to proceed with the charges. They have signed off on it and have sent it to the clerk's office to be registered. Will the defendant in the case have to go to court, or w...
If what you are trying to say is that the State Attorney has filed a Notice of Termination of Prosecution or a Notice of No Information, then the Defendant will not likely get a notice in the mail. The best thing to do is to check the Hillsborough County Clerk of Court website from time to time to get a status on whether or not the previously scheduled Arraignment has been cancelled.See question