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Next legal step in the Robert Kraft case

Posted at 5:15 PM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 18:06:20-05

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla.-- Jupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr said Friday afternoon Robert Kraft is charged with soliciting someone to commit prostitution. But, technically the state attorney needs to file official charges against Kraft before anything else can happen.

The Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office says since Jupiter police just handed over their files Friday morning, charges have not officially been filed.

Solicitation is a first-degree misdemeanor. That means once official charges are filed by the State Attorney, Kraft will have a warrant notice sent to his home in Massachusetts as well as a notice to appear at a later court date.

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The warrant will be sent to Kraft's home in Chestnut Hill. The warrant is what’s called a capias, meaning it won’t result in an actual arrest at Kraft’s home. It can only result as an arrest in Florida if police decide to do so.

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"They’re not going to be running up to out of state to serve it. We’ll see what happens when people are in this jurisdiction as to how it’s handled," said WPTV Legal Analyst Michelle Suskauer.

If convicted Kraft could face one year in jail but with no priors, Suskauer says he’ll most likely have to take part in a diversion program.