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Q: do release conditions ordered by court apply if you were never let out of custody?
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Quentin Douglas Driskell Esq. answered on Apr 22, 2017

Context is important to answer this question. I can see a situation where someone was being released on one charge, but was being held on another charge. If that were the case the release conditions would apply whenever the person was finally released.

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Q: Can I choose who to charge in a breaking and entering case? (Washington DC)

I had an incident occur today where three people I know broke my front door and proceeded to enter my residence without my permission or knowledge. Can I charge two of the three with breaking and entering and totally absolve the third of any wrongdoing or would all three most likely get prosecuted... Read more »

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Quentin Douglas Driskell Esq. answered on Apr 22, 2017

If three people used force to enter your house they committed a burglary, a criminal offense. If you reported the incident to the police an investigation should be conducted. Ultimately the government will determine who is charged, and what crimes they may have committed.

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Q: can i get barred from an apartment complex by false accusations

i was told by my mother in-law that if i come back on the property i will get arrested and he will get a 30days notice because they say i threaten the neighbor in front of the police. nothing is being done about these false accusation but me being put off the property for no reason

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Quentin Douglas Driskell Esq. answered on Apr 22, 2017

I had a case where my client was barred from a senior citizen residence because he had a history of not signing in. If an order barring you from an apartment complex was issued by a court with the proper jurisdiction and in compliance with procedure ( you were aware of the order and had an... Read more »

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Q: I was recently arrested in Delaware. I live in DC and cant make it on my court date. Is there a way to extend my date?
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Quentin Douglas Driskell Esq. answered on Apr 10, 2016

That would depend on what you were arrested for, and the reason you can't make the court date. You, most probably, will not be able to get a new court date. You should obtain counsel in Delaware immediately and inform him/her of the reason you want a new date. The more serious to offense, the less... Read more »

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Q: Do you know of cases where the conviction was vacated because probable cause to pursue a trial was not done properly?

In this case, there was a probable cause hearing but there was never a police investigation. There were 2 complaining witnesses who stated the defendant committed a felony. A probable cause hearing is held and the police don't offer any additional information from an investigation aside from the... Read more »

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Quentin Douglas Driskell Esq. answered on May 10, 2013

Probable cause hearing is to determine if there is sufficient reason to hold the defendant in custody pending trial. If the defendant was charged with 6 counts he was indicted. The indictment is the charging document. The conviction would not be vacated because of a probable cause hearing.

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Q: What is a charge of C-279-2A?
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Quentin Douglas Driskell Esq. answered on Jun 3, 2011

Citation may be mistaken I looked at the criminal code and the last entry is 2C:66-10. Chapters 67 through 97 are reserved for future sections of the code.

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