answered on Jan 10, 2020
Yes, you can retain an attorney even if you are a fugitive. Your attorney can then give you advice
on how to best resolve your situation. That most likely will include surrendering at some point.
However your attorney cannot compel you to do anything you don't wish to do nor... Read more »
i paid my bail for both selling beer to a minor and misdemeanor of a firearm, but i couldn't get a lawyer in time for court. what will happen to me.
answered on Jul 8, 2019
Don't panic. If the Court determines you are indigent and cannot afford to hire
counsel an attorney will be appointed. If you are not indigent or you
prefer to hire private counsel most likely the judge will give you a
reasonable amount of time to hire one. Be prepared... Read more »
The amount is over $1000, so they said it classifies as a felony. I do not know anything about this. I would mainly like to know if this would involve my parents in any way.
answered on Jun 19, 2019
Due to your age you should be charged as a juvenile although they have the ability to
charge you as an adult. If you are charged as a juvenile I don't see any realistic way
your parents will not be involved. Where in Tennessee did this happen?
I have all paperwork where his time was figured in nashville. Is there any way to get this resolved so that when released from prison he doesn't have to turn himself into blount co. To wait for this issue to be resolved.
answered on Jun 7, 2019
This is a fairly common situation. It is very difficult to get the state authorities
to resolve an outstanding case prior to the federal prisoner completing his
federal sentence. The Federal Bureau of Prisons is required to transfer
a prisoner to the state authorities if... Read more »
Example: A felony case bound over to the Grand Jury to determine an indictment. It's my understand that the defense will not be allowed to be present. The Prosecutor, witnesses and grand jury members are the only persons present at the grand jury proceedings is my understanding. Can you... Read more »
answered on Mar 15, 2019
My answer may be little unconventional but I think it is practical. I have represented quite a few clients
in federal grand jury matters. In state cases the defendant either agreed to bind the case over voluntarily,
a general sessions judge bound it over at a probable cause hearing... Read more »
It was under $1,000. We live in TN. She has never been in trouble before. However, the officer who wrote the citation accidentally listed her as 18 and she is only 17. So, the citation is written for her to appear in adult court. I am extremely scared for her and do not know if I need to spend... Read more »
answered on Feb 26, 2019
I agree with my fellow counsel who have already posted that
you should seek out an experienced criminal attorney for
your daughter. In today's world if someone has criminal history
it can impact them in in a negative manner for years to come.
Finding the right... Read more »
I am a 39 single mom, I formed a mother daughter like bond with a sweet very lonely lady in her late 60’s that I have worked with for a few years . I trust her completely and let her move in when she needed a place to stay, plus I worry about her health. Well... 6 months after moving in she met... Read more »
answered on Feb 20, 2019
Your intuition regarding letting this man move in is correct.
Nothing about the situation or his background would lead
you to conclude it would be prudent to expose your daughter
and yourself to take that risk. Not having his criminal history in front of me
I... Read more »
My job is very clear that i cannot have any drug charge on my record. Will this charge appear during the Diversion? My 15 yr career is at stake!
answered on Feb 13, 2019
Diversion requires a plea of guilty however the Court withholds adjudication
of guilt while you complete the conditions of your supervision. If you are successful
the case eventually gets dismissed and you can seal your record. If you are
unsuccessful you will wind up with a... Read more »
I am needing all my information from my case so I can apply for a pardon from the president. I will be needing this for the mandatory information required for the application.. please help and thank you
answered on Feb 6, 2019
I am assuming from your question that you have a federal conviction.
If so your PSR should be available at the U.S. probation office
in the district your were sentenced. Also the attorney who represented
you at the time should have a copy. If that fails you could file a pro... Read more »
It is first violation, the individual has had one dirty ua over the span of 4 yrs, but did not get violated on it. Was put on color code random drug screens for several months and had no issues.
answered on Dec 30, 2018
I would need more information to answer this with any certainty. I do not practice
in the Eastern District where the violation occurred but in the Middle District
it would be highly unlikely any period of incarceration would be imposed. Knowing
what the guideline range is... Read more »
I would like to hire a lawyer
answered on Dec 20, 2018
In Tennessee if you have to pay anything to have your vehicle returned
in a forfeiture procedure it will be to the seizing law enforcement
agency for the settlement and the administrative costs are paid
to the clerk of the Department of Motor Vehicles and Highway Safety.... Read more »
She has Excema, and an officer suggested she go into a rehab facility based on her skin condition that day. No prior arrests, and she isn’t an addict. Was only charged with misdemeanor possession bc it was at her friends that she lives with. This is unfair and unconstitutional.
answered on Dec 20, 2018
I don't think you have a complete understanding as to what is going
on in the criminal matter you have questioned. A law enforcement officer
has no authority to compel an individual into residential rehabilitation. From what little facts you have given I will guess that that at... Read more »
He is being charged with aggravated assault. What legal recourse do I have?
answered on Jun 28, 2018
You have two avenues available to you. The first has already commenced because the state has filed criminal charges. That is crucial to any possibility of your recovering for your damages. If the person is convicted the Judge must impose restitution for your injuries. The second avenue is hiring an... Read more »
Me and my wait had an argument and her son called police and i spend the day in the jail and got out next day and after 6 month i went back to the cour and the judge told me the case will end like it has nothing coz it was first time and they followed through 6 monthes everything was fine now im... Read more »
answered on Jun 18, 2018
I agree with Carl you should seek the services of an experienced immigration
attorney. It sounds like your case was either diverted or retired which means
that possibly you never admitted guilt. I am not familiar with Indiana law so
I can't tell you how this played out for you.
Purse by unzipping it and finding a grinder and scale. Charged with possession of an instrument of crime and drug paraphernalia. What can I do? Was this search legal?
answered on May 29, 2018
The best thing you could do is hire an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Any conviction be it a misdemeanor or felony can have adverse consequences in
your future. You may have a viable motion to suppress the search of your purse
and maybe the stop of the vehicle but... Read more »
They were booked into juvenile but will be 18 at time of court date.
answered on May 21, 2018
Yes they could be charged as an adult regardless of when they turn 18. Since it appears
this is more than a simple possession case the chances of it being removed to adult
court would be greater. They should hire an experienced criminal defense attorney
who might be able to... Read more »
i think they have him on hold there no date when will immigration take him they might send him to luisiana is there a chance he can be released or he will be deported
answered on May 16, 2018
Sounds like someone has a DUI and is in custody with an ICE hold. Their criminal case
will have to be resolved first and then ICE will pick them up. If you post bond for the
criminal offense they will not be released they will go into ICE custody. My recommendation in those... Read more »
They were booked into juvenile but will be 18 at time of court date.
answered on May 14, 2018
A juvenile can be charged as an adult regardless of when they turn 18. Not knowing
what county in Tennessee this happened in it is hard for me to give you an opinion
as to whether that is likely to happen.
answered on May 9, 2018
Yes but you might have to wait awhile before you get them back. As long as
they are evidence they will be held by the prosecuting authority. Find out
who the lead officer is on the case and respectfully ask him to keep you advised
of the progress on the case and remind him... Read more »
My leg was severely broken by someone. I had to have surgery to have my leg repaired. I will have issues forever because of this. The district attorney has been handling my case and I was under the impression that I had to let the criminal case unfold before filing suit against him. Am I too... Read more »
answered on Apr 3, 2018
Your question seems to be has the statute of limitations run on your possible civil claim.
I would need to know if your leg was broken negligently or as a result of an intentional act.
I recommend you find an experienced negligence attorney to help you determine if you have... Read more »
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