I was caught smoking pot twice and had a lawyer take care of it already. The result was that now, I have 2 withhold of adjudication. Will it show up on a level 2 background check? I got a dream job and I don't want to lose it.
If for security clearance for Government / Military / State Department work you can rest assured it will.See question
A friend of mine was placed on felony probation for 5 years. He violated for not passing a drug test. What happens now? Will they put him in prison for 5 years?
More often than not, BAD NEWS. Regrettably, most violate the terms of their suspended sentence and the judge, absent a few exceptions, will sentence to the original conditions of the suspended sentence. Again, there are exceptions and your friend should consult with a Florida Bar Licensed Attorney.See question
Or should you just assume they are doing their job?
Yes. The cornerstone of a solid, effective defense is proper communication between Client and Counsel- However- communication is a two-way street. If there is any miscommunication or confusion, give your attorney a call and schedule some time to iron out any confusion.See question
medicade, will, etc. - two seniors living in home with child and spouse - child and spouse pay all bills except mortgage - child and spouse paying to fix house up - seniors pay mortgage payment only - house worth $300k owe $225k - se...
Definitely consult with and Elder Law/ Estate Planning Attorney. Should you do so, be sure to inquire as to keeping a Life Estate in your Property should you execute a Quitclaim deed or the like.See question
I'm 16 and my boyfriend is 21 and my parents don't like it they say I can see him but I can't hold hands or even kiss him at this point I don't want to have sex with him I just want to do normal things couples do but minus the sex part
Can a 16 and 21 year old have sexual contact?
A- Not in the State of Florida without the 21 year old risking DOC (Prison) sanctions.
My boyfriend is in drug court like me, he was doing very well & doing all he promised the court to do. But, just recently he decided to do something stupid by drinking on the Fourth of July & ended up failing his drug test that week. He then went ...
The Florida State Constitution guarantees a bond to all who are not accused of a capital crime, nor pose a flight risk, however, for all intents and purposes, since as a probationer and therefore under the direct supervision of the Department of Corrections, if you are alleged to be in violation a bond will not likely be issued in most cases absent a compelling argument before the court that justice will be done and that you will be present for all future court dates. As always I suggest you consult with a Florida Bar Licensed Attorney.See question
I was on probation for criminal Mischief charge I was violated because I only get $668.00 a month from and could not pay Asked 3 days ago - Brooksville, FL Probation Violation I am on disability and only get $668.00 per m...
If you are in technical (not substantive ie new charge) violation of probation due lack of payment, and you can establish that your necessary bills preclude you from payment while having satisfied all conditions that do not require money or transportation, then you might not be found in willful violation of probation. You should, however, seek competent representation to advise and guide you through this process and avoid possibly setting yourself up for failure at your final hearing.See question
I have a VOP and I just went to my first hearing today where I also met my public defender. I have Finished my counseling and bought the letter with me to court, I had finished counseling on February 23, 2013, I no longer go to counseling as I was...
First, you need to get your paperwork in order. That includes your disposition from the day you pled to probation, the intake paperwork you received when you first reported to probation, and any and all receipts, letters, etc. proof of any and all probationary conditions you completed as of yet. Second, provide all said paperwork to an attorney that is experienced in VOPs in the county where you are being supervised. There are too many factors that come into play and you need to provide more information for anyone to give you an informed answer or assistance. You may contact your PD, myself, or any of my esteemed colleagues. Whomever you contact, I would highly suggest you contact a local attorney experienced in criminal defense matters.See question
My brother and I were named as co-executors of my mothers estate. I received papers from his attorney to resign my executor ship over to him. He is not happy with the distribution of property. Will this give him the right to change my mother's wis...
Retain a competent Probate Attorney ASAP. Do not sign nor agree to ANYTHING without the aforementioned attorney reviewing ALL of your paperwork and the situation.See question
In FLORIDA, If a cop stops me or pulls me over & asks me to step "here or there" for a pat down, can you refuse and say "I do not consent to any searches or seizures"? I have heard many, many cops make up false police reports on people, could they...
Most LEOs are honest, however, as with any segment of society, some are not. Additionally, in court, the judge has the discretion to view LEO credibility higher than that of yours. That being said, if an officer states that s/he smells alcohol or drugs, they will likely be deemed to have reasonable suspicion, and they will be able to search you regardless of your consent. As a general rule of thumb, if LEOs "ask" you something, you may politely refuse and ask if you can leave. If you are told that you may not leave, you are being detained. At that point, do not resist (that will result in yet another charge) simply ask for an attorney. NO good could come of anything done or said at that point. Other than perhaps your silence.See question