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1) No, not that would apply in this case. Since it was probation the statute of limitations doesn't apply and, in addition, since he "skipped out" it is tolled anyway.
2) He is probably going to need an attorney int the state that suspended his license originally to work everything out.
3) He would need to look for a criminal defense attorney and he can find one at www.lawyers.com.
Once he gets the issues worked out in the original state then IL won't hae any problem with him getting a license.
The FL probation would appear to be the big deal in the facts scenario you described.
Can these issue in Florida be worked out "in absentia?"
Sometimes. It depends on the judge and the prosecutor.
Since it has been so long sometimes the judge will let him pay a fine and dismiss the warrant and motion to revoke.
His lawyer can do that fo rhim.
However, some judges will require him to appear.
That's what I was afraid of.
Skipping out on probation is never good and it only made a bad situation worse.
The judges don't like to "reward" bad behavior.
I know, but my opinion didn't go very far. Thank you.
You're welcome. Anything else I can help with?
No. Thank you.
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