The letter should tell you. If you're unclear, bring it to an attorney for review. All I can say is, don't bury your head in the sand. Official correspondence from a Court should not be avoided or ignored. Failing to act usually only makes matters worse.
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You need to speak with a lawyer familiar with your case about that. If you plead and the guideline range is 70-80 months after acceptance of responsibility, you will almost certainly get a sentence within that range. If that is the range before accounting for acceptance of responsibility you may...Read more »
The person involved was followed into a public restroom and the police officer ordered him out of the stall and proceeded to find a syringe on the floor behind the toilet between the stalls. The party that was arrested had been clean of drugs. The case is over 3 years old and a warrent had been... Read more »
The circumstances here are perplexing. Certainly law enforcement does show dead bodies to people all the time in order to identify those bodies, and sometimes they're bound to have it wrong. If they had some reason to believe your sister was the body they could call you down for an ID and you...Read more »
She was taken to the hospital the police and hospital took the dragon and placed him in a shelter a few days later they released the bearded dragon to me and I have him registered as my esa can they take him from me or press charges
If the pet belongs to her, then you need to return it. She paid for it I presume? If you keep property that does not belong to you it is criminal theft and you can serve time in jail. Additionally, she can sue you civilly for monetary damages she incurs because of your actions.
The court appointed criminal attorney IS NOT a criminal attorney and she refuses to file motions, deliver discovery, visit her client or even talk to her client so now he's trying to file his own motions in his matter.
Generally speaking, you can purchase a criminal practice and procedure book online. Some of the used books are cheaper, but they may be out of date. You will want to read through the current rules of criminal procedure to ensure everything you are doing is in compliance with the current law....Read more »
In Case No. 1:12-CR-043(5) in the Southern District of Ohio, a plea agreement was accepted that in exchange for a guilty plea to the above charge, the Government would take no position on sentencing. An initial sentence of 6 months incarceration was vacated by the Sixth Circuit when the Government... Read more »
That is a disabling conviction, yes. And under the current state of things, a pardon would be it. There is a law providing for application to the ATF for relief, but congress has never funded processing of such applications.
You can file a judgment lien against his house and property, and then attach or foreclose against those. You'll need an attorney to do that. Contact the attorney who handled your case. Or you could contact a collection agency. Or use use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain an attorney who does...Read more »
Its actually 2 in ten years and 3 in 20 years is what the person has. The court is trying to drop it to an unclassified misdemeanor 1 and I don't see how that is even possible considering the indictment was signed by a grand jury for the Felony 4 ovi. You can't just change something... Read more »
They can and do amend charges all the time. It seems like an odd mistake to make owing to how simple it is to count years and convictions, but the mistake was made and so it has to be corrected. There's no violation of civil rights. The defendant gets a huge benefit here, why would he not want...Read more »
Before this I was on probation and broke it for getting a DUI and went to jail for one year then got on probation again this time and for the first time broke it by testing positive for alcohol and then got in the accident the next day in geauga county
You are subject to the same maximum penalties as you were for the original charge. Every time you violate probation the punishment typically increases. What should you do? Hire an attorney to get you the best possible resolution. Don't expect a miracle with these facts however.
Long story short, sentenced to e yrs probation for 2 counts of cocaine possession. this August will be two years from time of conviction. Really done well in probation, stayed clean, working, etc. Interstate compact to ohio, if that matters. It's looking like here in ohio I might he able to... Read more »
If you're on probation, then you have already pled to the charges. Unless this was some deal as part of a diversion program that is. If it's actual probation and you pled to the charges, then no, you can't get a dismissal or reduction at this point.
The level of this offense depends upon the circumstances. Usually, it is a felony of the fourth degree. You can read the law here: https://codes.ohio.gov/ohio-revised-code/section-2923.16 You should hire an attorney.
In theory you have a right to an attorney at all stages of the proceedings, so you could have one before the arraignment. In practice, if you cannot afford an attorney, the arraignment is usually where an attorney gets assigned so there may not be an opportunity to speak to him or her beforehand. A...Read more »
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