I am a criminal defense attorney and I am in court almost every day. Unfortunately, you haven’t provided sufficient information to properly answer your question. I would need to know you complete criminal history, your charges and which court that you are in. As a general proposition though, make sure that you are well dressed
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Q: I was initially charged with aggravated assault with a firearm. I was in jail waiting for a court hearing for eight. My Public Defender advised me to take to plea no contest to the lesser charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon resulting in a probationary sentence. I was never advised there would
Diversion offers are plea offers negotiated with the State Attorney. There are five programs offered in the Firsit Judicial Circuit which is the Circuit for Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties. Pre-trial Diversion, the misdemeanor program, and Pre-trial Intervention, the felony program can both be risky agreements. A few years ago the State Attorney’s
Q: When the Fifth District court of appeals in Florida dismisses your case for lack of jurisdiction, what should i do next? A: The best thing to do at this juncture is to go to the Fifth District Court of Appeals website and download the Oder that dismissed your case. There are several reasons why
Q: How soon can a criminal defense lawyer get an arrest warrant put aside for failure to appear in court for DWLS? The answer to you question really is specific to the Judge who signed off on your warrant. Yes, it is possible for your attorney to make a phone call and get it pulled,
Going to court can be a very unpleasant experience for most. We can save a lot of heartache and stress if we understand what is expected of us when we are present in a courtroom. These tips could help make your experience a little better: Lower your expectations of the results. Go in with confidence, but