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Can I file a motion and bypass my attorney. I really cant afford a 1500 fee just to file a motion

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Florida

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Yes Id also like to know if I can file a motion to modify probabtion and then later on in the year file for early termnation

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ANSWER: In order to file a motion while you still have an attorney you would first need to dismiss your attorney by filing a notice with the court that you intend to proceed pro se. You can't bypass your attorney while you are still represented by him or her. I hope I've answered your question. If you don't need any additional information, could you please take a moment to check the box stating that I answered your question so that I receive credit for working with you. It doesn't cost you anything extra and it allows me to get credit for helping you. Sometimes people aren't aware that experts don't get any credit for the time and effort that we spend on our answers unless you rate it positively (3 or more stars - 5 is definitely appreciated!). If you have follow up questions I'd be happy to answer them as well. You CAN still ask follow up questions after rating. There may be a lag between your question and my answer; this is because I'm either not at my computer or helping someone else but I assure you I will ALWAYS come back and answer your questions.

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