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What does no bond until first appearance mean?: I have a warrant for vop, it says no bond until first appearance, does that mean i will get a bond or not?

Asked almost 4 years ago in Criminal Defense

Russell’s answer: It is unlikely you will get a bond at first appearance unless the only reason for the violation is financial. I handle cases in Fort Pierce and offer a free consultation if you are interested.

Answered almost 4 years ago.


Can a judge agree to a VOP plea deal that extends probation beyond the max limits?: If the prosecution agrees and the defendant agrees to accept and impose an extension of probation or supervised release or monitored community control that goes beyond the max limits, can the judge agree to this?

For example, if someone served 45 days of probation for a 2nd degree misd and was charged with a VOP. The state wants to work something out and the defendant agreed to two more months of community control. If the state and all parties agree, can the judge allow it?

Asked almost 4 years ago in Criminal Defense

Russell’s answer: Yes. Up to a total of 6 months probation in that scenario.

Answered almost 4 years ago.


My boyfriend is in jail for burglary in fl how can we have the police go to scene and dust for prints as evidence?: He has a history of burglary but swears this time he didn't do it and I believe him although I was there he's currently on misdemeanor probation he was kicked out of the person who accused him of this burglaries house and out of spite called the cops and did a three o one railroad type of thing with the police so he was arrested (I was there when he was arrested) he's been to prison for violating felony probation for these charges and the police said mostly because he has a record for it and the girl filled out a sworn staement full of spiteful lies that he could have her admit ahe was lying if he was out is basically why he's arrested he told me if he was out he could prove that she's lying

Asked almost 4 years ago in Criminal Defense

Russell’s answer: If he admitted to being at the house, fingerprint evidence may not be helpful in this case. A burglary of a dwelling and vop are serious charges. No doubt the state will be asking for prison time. We handle criminal cases in this jurisdiction. Call me to set up a free consultation.

Answered almost 4 years ago.