Harboring or Aiding Criminal Fugitives: Lesson #1

Title 18, U.S. Code – Sec. 1071.
Concealing person from arrest

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Whoever harbors or conceals any person for whose arrest a warrant or process has been issued under the provisions of any law of the United States, so as to prevent his discovery and arrest, after notice or knowledge of the fact that a warrant or process has been issued for the apprehension of such person, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; except that if the warrant or process issued on a charge of felony, or after conviction of such person of any offense, the punishment shall be a fine under this title, or imprisonment for not more than five years, or both.

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CIVIL PROCESS SERVERS
Civil Process Servers

Are you filing a civil lawsuit or divorce action in Miami-Dade County? If so, you (or your attorney) will need to officially notify the “other side” that a case has been filed against them before your civil action can proceed. You may also need to subpoena persons to appear in court or produce certain documents.

The Certified Civil Process Servers Unit was created to relieve the burden of police departments who were using law enforcement personnel to serve court documents. Certified Civil Process Servers are individuals who are authorized by the Chief Judge to serve non-enforceable writs such as subpoenas, summonses, notices of hearings and requests for records.

Prof. Vernon M. Jones Jr., is a Certified Civil Process Server in Miami-Dade County – 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida.

Feel free to contact him for assistance at:
786.426.1623 Cell/Text
profvernonjones@gmail.com

How Bail Bonds Work

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How Bail Works

Who and what determines a person’s bail amount?

The bail amount is set by a judge during a bail hearing. The judge will consider a variety of factors, including the severity of the crime, previous convictions, the defendant’s ties to the community, family, and whether or not they have steady employment.

How Bail Bonds Work Bail Amount

Why do I need to hire a bail agent?

If you cannot afford bail, you need to hire a bail agent. You will pay a small fee to the agent, who will take on the responsibility of the full bail amount.

What information do I need when contacting a bail agent?

When contacting a bail agent, make sure you know:

  • The full name of the person in jail
  • What jail they are in
  • Their booking number
  • The charges
  • Any other information you can get

Where do I go to post the bond?

The bail agent will usually meet you at the jail to post the bond, though in some cases they may be willing to come to your home. If you are not in the same city as the defendant all paperwork and payments can be handled electronically or over the phone.

How Bail Bonds Work Bail Cost Example

When will the bail agent post the bond?

The bail agent posts the bond after the premium has been paid and any collateral has been signed over.

How long will it take for the defendant to be released from jail?

The process of bailing someone out can take a short time or several hours. It depends on the circumstances and how crowded the jail is.

What are the defendant’s responsibilities once they’ve been released?

After the person has been released, they must show up for all court proceedings and meet any conditions set by the bail agent.

What happens if the defendant doesn’t show up for their court date?

If the defendant fails to appear in court, the bail agent will be required to pay the full bail amount. If this happens or if the defendant violates any bail conditions, the bail agent will locate the defendant and take them back to jail.

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If the defendant does not make their court date you could lose any collateral that was signed over with the bond, but as long the defendant complies with the terms set by the bail agent and shows up for all court dates, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about.

How long do I have to abide by the terms of the bond?

Once the trial is over you are no longer obligated to the bond. It does not matter whether the defendant was found innocent or guilty.

Notaries

Notaries are authorized by law to perform six basic duties:

1. Administer oaths or affirmations
2. Take acknowledgements
3. Attest to photocopies of certain documents
4. Solemnize marriages (Florida, Maine, South Carolina and parish in Louisiana only)
5. Verify vehicle identification numbers (VINs)
6. Certify the contents of safe deposit boxes

Why do we need Notaries?

1. To prevent fraud
2. To prove the authenticity of the signature notarized

Notaries play a vital role in the successful completion of business transactions. The proper execution and notarization of documents such as contracts, deeds, powers-of-attorney, and affidavits is routine in today’s personal and professional life.

Criminal Record Expunction/Sealing

-Q: What would DISQUALIFY me from having my record sealed or expunged?
-A:
*If you have been adjudicated guilty (convicted as an adult) of a criminal offense, including a criminal
traffic offense (e.g., DUI, DWLS), criminal ordinance violation, misdemeanor or felony.

*If you were adjudicated delinquent (as a juvenile) on charges of: assault; battery; petit theft; carrying a
concealed weapon; unlawful use of destructive devices or bombs; negligent treatment of children; assault
or battery on a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or other specified personnel; cruelty to animals; arson;
unlawful possession or discharge of a weapon or firearm at a school-sponsored event or on school
property.

*If you were adjudicated guilty (convicted as an adult) or adjudicated delinquent (as a juvenile) for the
offense you seek to seal or expunge;

*If you were placed on probation or community control, but later violated the terms of your sentence and
the judge converted the “withhold” to an “adjudication.”

*If you were found guilty, pled guilty or no contest and have a “withhold of adjudication” on certain
offenses, even as a minor.

*If you ever had a prior record sealed or expunged in any jurisdiction (even in another state). Automatic
expunction of juvenile records, expunction of records (pre and post arrest diversion), and expunction of
arrest “contrary to law or by mistake” do not count as a prior expunged record.

*If you have a seal or expunge petition currently pending in another case.

*If you have an open criminal case, are on probation or community control, owe community service hours
or have an unsatisfied court-ordered financial obligation such as court costs or restitution.

DISQUALIFYING CHARGES FOR EXPUNCTION/SEALING
1. Arson
2. Aggravated Assault
3. Aggravated Battery
4. Illegal use of explosives
5. Child abuse or Aggravated Child Abuse
6. Abuse of an elderly person or disabled adult, or aggravated abuse of an elderly person or disabled adult
7. Aircraft piracy
8. Kidnapping
9. Homicide
10. Manslaughter
11. Sexual Battery
12. Robbery
13. Carjacking
14. Lewd, lascivious, or indecent assault or act upon or in the presence of a child under the age of 16 years
15. Sexual activity with a child, who is 12 years of age or older but less than 18 years of age, by or at solicitation of a person in familial or
custodial authority
16. Burglary of a dwelling
17. Stalking of Aggravated Stalking
18. Act of Domestic Violence, as defined in s.741.28
19. Home-invasion Robbery
20. Act of Terrorism as defined by s.775.30
21. Attempting or conspiring to commit any of the above crimes
22. Manufacturing any substances in violation of chapter 893

Concealed Weapons Permit in the State of Florida

-Q: What DISQUALIFIES you for a Concealed Weapons Permit in the State of Florida?
-A:

DISQUALIFYING CRIMES: FELONY CONVICTIONS 

*If you have been convicted of a FELONY in the State of Florida, you will be ineligible unless you have had BOTH YOUR CIVIL AND FIREARM RIGHTS RESTORED by the Florida Office of Executive Clemency. If the felony conviction occurred in another state, then your civil and firearm rights must have been restored by the proper authorities in that jurisdiction, and you must meet all federal requirements.

*If you have been convicted of a felony under federal law, you are ineligible unless you have either RECEIVED A PRESIDENTIAL PARDON or been granted relief from federal firearms disabilities.

*If you have had adjudication of guilt withheld or imposition of sentence suspended on a felony charge, you are ineligible UNLESS THREE YEARS HAVE ELAPSED SINCE PROBATION OR ANY OTHER COURT-IMPOSED CONDITIONS HAVE BEEN FULFILLED (or the record has been sealed or expunged).

DISQUALIFYING CRIMES: MISDEMEANOR VIOLENCE (not domestic violence)

*You will be disqualified if you have been found guilty of, or had adjudication of guilt withheld for, a misdemeanor crime of violence UNLESS THREE YEARS HAVE ELAPSED SINCE PROBATION OR ANY OTHER COURT-IMPOSED CONDITIONS HAVE BEEN FULFILLED (or the record has been sealed or expunged.) This does not apply to misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence.

DISQUALIFYING CRIMES: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

*If you have been convicted of a domestic crime of violence, you will be deemed ineligible unless you can show proof of one of the following three conditions:
a) that you have received relief from federal firearms disabilities;
b) that you have received a presidential pardon; or,
c) that a court has sealed or expunged the record.

*If you have had adjudication of guilt withheld or imposition of sentence suspended on any misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, you will be INELIGIBLE for licensure UNLESS THREE YEARS HAVE ELAPSED SINCE PROBATION OR ANY OTHER COURT-IMPOSED CONDITIONS HAVE BEEN FULFILLED (or the record has been sealed or expunged).

DISQUALIFYING CRIMES: JUVENILE OFFENSES

*If in the State of Florida you have been adjudicated delinquent, or have had adjudication of delinquency withheld, for an act that would be a felony if committed by an adult and you are under 24 years of age.

*If in another state, territory, or country you have been adjudicated delinquent, or have had adjudication of delinquency withheld, for an act that would be a felony if committed by an adult and which was punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding 1 year and you are under 24 years of age.

DISQUALIFYING CRIMES and CONDITIONS: SUBSTANCE AND ALCOHOL ABUSE

You WILL BE disqualified under any of the following circumstances IF THESE EVENTS OCCURRED WITHIN THE THREE YEARS PRIOR TO THE DATE ON WHICH YOU ARE SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION:

*If you have been committed for the abuse of controlled substances; or if you have been found guilty or convicted of a crime involving the possession and distribution of controlled substances (violations of Chapter 893, Florida Statutes, or similar laws of another state); or if you have had multiple arrests for such offenses within the past five years with the most recent arrest occurring within the past year;

*If you have been committed for the abuse of alcoholic beverages or other substances under the provisions of Chapter 397; or if you have been deemed a habitual offender under the provisions of section 856.011(3), Florida Statutes, or similar laws of another state; or if you were convicted two or more times for driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance (violations of section 316.193, Florida Statutes, or similar laws of another).

*If you have been convicted for using a firearm while under the influence of alcoholic beverages under the provisions of section 790.151, Florida Statutes.

DISQUALIFYING CONDITIONS: MENTAL HEALTH HISTORY

*If you have been adjudicated incapacitated, adjudicated as a mental defective, or committed to a mental institution, you will be deemed ineligible unless you have received a presidential pardon or been granted relief from federal firearms disabilities.

MISCELLANEOUS DISQUALIFYING CONDITIONS

*If you were dishonorably discharged from military service, you are automatically disqualified from eligibility.

*If you have been issued an injunction that is currently in force that restrains you from committing acts of domestic violence or acts of repeat violence, you will be disqualified from eligibility until that injunction is no longer in force.

*If you are a fugitive from justice, you are ineligible.

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Legacy

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I have a dream - Jones

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted,
every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made
straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it
together.

Martin Luther King, Jr.