When the next date occured, his lawyer stated that he was not in contact with my son and he was then charged with jumping bail.
He returned from Dubai last week and found out that there was a warrant for his arrest, he immediately went to the Village court, a new court atttendance date has been issued.
His former lawyer want thousands more to represent him, he has no savings and is unemployed, will he be able to get a court appointed attorney?
I am seeking information that may help me on a rather difficult matter. My fiance was involved in an accident that that resulted in a fatality in the state of ga. She was charged with Vehicular Homicide and two DUI’s (I dont understand how she was charged with two?) when she was taken to the hospital the took her BAC which was a .14.
Two years ago she took a vacation to fl. with her children. while there one of her children snuck out of the room while she was asleep (he was 7 #### the time) to go back to the pool. someone seen him wandering and they called the police and placed him in a holding room at the property. After that the police entered her room, took her youngest child out of the bed from her and placed the child with the sibling. After that the police woke her up (my fiance) and asked where her children were. She entered into a panic (still not being completely awake) and was arrested on two accounts of neglect of a child and one for disorderly conduct. The police accused her of being under the influence of drugs and alcohol in their report, yet despite she was tested by DEFACS and had nothing in her system. At her hearing on this matter she hired an attorney and he told her to take a plea to avoid facing a trial before her peers. He made this suggestion simply because he believed she would not receive a fair judgment being a vacationer to FL. and not a resident. So she listened to him and took 5 years probation with an early term of two. She did all that she was required during her probation.
However, several months before her early term was up she had the accident. She was never arrested upon her release from the hospital for the accident and simply just appeared to all of her court dates following. At any rate, two months ago she was picked up by the local sheriffs dept. on a Violation of Probation from Fl. and has been sitting down there for two months so far awaiting a hearing. I hired her an attorney down there, and all she can tell me is that the state wants to revoke her probation and give her five years to serve over the violation, which later she will have to return to GA. and go to trial on the Vehicular Homiced which they are wanting to give her ten years for.
Fl. seems to be very harsh and it seems they are hung up on her car wreck. In reality she did nothing wrong in fl. and is not a parent that Neglects her children in the least! Before her trip to Fl. she had never been in trouble her whole life with the law!
She is not a drug addict, and before her wreck she rarely ever drank! Now she don’t drink at all!! This accident in Ga. was a terrible tragedy, but she is a good woman and would not hurt a flea. She is a very dedicated mother and her life is her children. It seems that there is no hope and these kids (who dearly miss their mother) are going to be forced to grow up without her, which will do monumental damage to their psychological development. She lives is constant agony over the accident, but this deal with fl seems they are trying to punish her for the same crime twice…they are treating her as if they want their pound of flesh. What can be done? I have noticed under VOP laws in Fl. that it appears she can only be found in violation upon arrest for a crime during probation, and she was never arrested by Ga. but was only charged and has not yet had a plea in GA. What should I do and what should I expect?? It is tearing my heart apart everyday seeing how bad these children are hurting for their mom, not to mention my own sufferings being without her and the constant fear that she lives in of loose her children encompassed by her guilt and sorrow she feels for the man who died while she was behind the wheel of a car. She didn’t even prepare any of her drinks that night, and I know she would never under most circumstances drove, but she remembers nothing from several hours before the wreck and remembers only waking up in a hospital and officers trying to talk to her.
Can anybody help me try to understand a complicated and unfortunate situation such as one like this? She truly is a good woman, but has encountered a case of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Why does Fl. wanna make this worse than what it already is???
Any bit of information would be greatly appreciated!
if it would help i can post a picture of the letter stating what it says to clear up some questions.
Today my 20yo son received a court summons for an alleged event that took place on 6/25/2009. My son lives in another city because he is away going to school and when I called to mention it to him, he drew a blank and had no recollection. Later he called and let me know he was at a friends house months ago on about that date and the police showed up, took IDs to check (presumably wants & warrants), returned the IDs and they thought that was the end of it. No citations were issued at that time and nothing until now. There was alcohol present but there was also friends who were over 21 and nothing more was said, statements taken, etc.
He’s leaning toward pleading not guilty when he returns home for that mandatory court hearing and asking for a public defender to ensure his rights are watched over. My question is: Is that first hearing the actual ‘arraignment’ where the plea is entered and the request for a public defender made?
Seems odd that this would be going on this many months after the alleged offense where no signed citations, etc were issued.
TIA for any help.
i have no prior record except speeding ticket.
i was in tampa florida for the gasparilla pirate parade and received a written arrest for allegedly carrying an open container of a 12 oz bud light can on the sidewalk (about 400 other people received the same arrest that day) they had in acted county ordinance statute 3 40 because of all the complaints received from the neighborhoods about disorderly drunks. the cop informed me he wasn’t happy about all of this because it was causing unnecessary work for them and that i shouldn’t plead out and the charge should get dismissed. my court date is next week feb 18th. i have a few questions: first off, should i take his advice and plead not guilty? if so what should i expect to happen? also, ive read on a couple of sites that this charge is considered an infraction and shouldnt appear on a state criminal background check, is this true? i dont mind paying the fine, im just concerned about anything appearing on my STATE criminal background check (even if the charge is dismissed) because if it does i wont be able to receive my visa to teach over seas in south korea.
I know someone who missed parole about 7 years ago, and there was/is an arrest warrant out for him in the state of California. Is there an expiration for that warrant or how does he go about getting warrant removed. I believe the parole was originally for some sort of drug use.