This is a misdemeanor offense in California. The cost of the lawyer will depend on who you decide to hire. Keep in mind, that the price of a lawyer often does not correlate to either their experience or prior success.
Yes, codefendants named in the same charging document will have the same case number, although some jurisdictions may add a number at the end of the main case number to indicate the number of each defendant (i.e., 1, 2, 3, ect.).
What you describe would be considered forgery in most jurisdictions, which often can be filed as either a misdemeanor or felony. Yes, generally speaking, repeated conduct can result in additional counts and/or be considered an aggravating sentencing factor.
After a social gathering at her house my mom discovered that her wallet from her purse was missing from her bedroom. She called the 16 people who were there and asked them if they had seen anyone go into her bedroom during the party. 3 of the guests told her they had seen a certain person go into... Read more »
Different police departments operate differently in terms of how they decide to open investigations. Generally speaking, you must have some reliable evidence of a crime before the police will investigate. Evidence like documents and eye witnesses will garner more attention by the police than...Read more »
If you have been charged with grand theft and/or grand theft auto, both felonies, you should refrain from making any statements to law enforcement and immediately hire an experienced criminal defense attorney.
I entered a plea mid feb. 2020, was put on calendar for sentencing mid april but it was continued. I have not agreed to waive any time since end of Jan. 2020. It is now almost september of 2021 and still not sentenced. Can the courts just keep on continuing my case even though I dont agree to waive... Read more »
Your attorney could be agreeing to the continuances and maybe not informing you? The government might also be requesting the continuances ex-parte with sufficient cause. If you want to be sentenced promptly, you should convey that to your attorney.
Impossible to say - too many factors need to be considered. However, if you committed the offenses on parole, this can definitely be an aggravating sentencing factor. Also, if you're on parole, you must have a criminal history, which is another potentially aggravating factor. Sounds as if you...Read more »
The third defendant who is charged separately is not technically a "codefendant" but rather a "related case." This is sometime done when one of the defendants may not only have culpability with other defendants, but their own separate criminal conduct that is also charged. It...Read more »
Yes. First, when someone is stopped for a suspected crime, the officer can conduct what's known as a "search incident to arrest." This is allowed for safety reasons and is limited in it's scope. If the suspect is then arrested and the vehicle impounded, the police can conduct an...Read more »
Based on the complete lack of facts stated here, it's not really possible to answer this question in a meaningful way; however, in any case, I highly doubt you have a cause of action to sue the police for declining to refer criminal charges.
I am rephrasing this question as the answer I received didn't answer what I was asking. I owe restitution where I am responsible to pay 10% on all income towards it monthly. Are student loans considered income that would be required to pay 10% on? Example, I just took out $1250 in a loan to... Read more »
The restitution order is separate and apart from any personal debts that you might have. The PO is responsible for collecting the restitution in accordance with the judgement issued by the court, and enforcing any other conditions ordered by the court. The repayment of personal debts is your own...Read more »
I was last minute called into court to testify at my bfs hearing. I made an appearance but left and decided to wait until I get subpoenaed. It’s emotional for me, so I want to do minimal in front of judge..
In general, witnesses must answer questions presented to them during sworn testimony and cannot simply refuse to answer. Your answers may be very short so long as they are responsive to the question. You may, however, avoid having to answer certain questions if you can cite a recognized legal...Read more »
But he got the better plea offer than me on intent with distribute case an it was his car an not mine plus I never seen any drugs or held any drugs what so ever. Why would he get better plea deal I have clean record he don't. Does that mean he blamed most likely
Plea agreements among codefendants are negotiated separately so they may not be all the same. However, most prosecutors will attempt to treat similarly-situated codefendants in a similar manner. It's difficult to say why your deal is different from the codefendant, but the skill of the defense...Read more »
I was assated by a girl I know a month ago leaving me with a bruised eye. Ii have pictures as well as people whom she told she did it. She also told them I did not touch her. Now she's saying I hit her. I have pics of us both I have a black eye she does not in pics. The pics were taken the... Read more »
While it's not too late to file a police report about the incident, the delay in reporting may effect the strength of the evidence and whether or not authorities will want to pursue the case. If you do file, be sure to have all your evidence in order and be able to explain truthfully exactly...Read more »
He pays rent as well, and his dad gave him absolutely no warning, but as soon as he said he was getting his gun, he went upstairs and we left as quickly as we could. He didn’t give him the opportunity to take any of his personal belongings, which he owns all of so hopefully his dad won’t touch... Read more »
I'm not sure kind of legal advice you are looking for? If you're concerned about an illegal eviction, there may be some novel legal argument to make, which is not my area of practice. If your concerned about threats that were made, you can report them to your local police department if...Read more »
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