There are many angles to this. Would need to know more about the facts and your background. But yes this will show up on criminal background and you would be wise to hire a lawyer and do everything you can do to keep it off record.
Its difficult to respond because I am not sure what the question is. Were you arrested? For what? Who searched you? What did they do? What did they find? What does the guest and the fight have to do with the police? Why were the police there? Was it in a car? Home? In Public? Additional...Read more »
Depending on the facts you can apply for PCR on the first. But based on State v. Faison that will not help you on the 2C 40-26. If it is a Mark Dennis Issue that might be different. If you have been in court for 2 years you have a lawyer and you should really be talking with them. Generally it is...Read more »
Case info says Philadelphia but asks about New Jersey. I am not sure if there is some confusion on that. I do not know what you mean about how many steps. What ca. You do? Plead not guilty and hire a lawyer who can go through the law and facts and represent you to achieve the best result.
She let someone use her car . I know everyone says it’s not mine but it truly wasn’t hers. They did arrest her. She has never been in trouble with drugs before. She told me they didn’t read her rights to her. What can happen. Is it possible for this to be thrown out? Very worried!
She is likely facing an indictable crime (aka felony), 3rd degree punishable by 3-5 years incarceration. Loss of drivers license. It is not unheard of for a first time offender to be given probation. There may be issues on the search and miranda. Unable to know for sure without access to the...Read more »
If you are detained and searched by a state trooper and they find what they say is heroin but the person says they don't know what that is are they required to test the drug in your presence before charging you with possession?
Also if there is a prescription pill bottle with a pill in it... Read more »
There is no requirement for a field test. The suspected substance will be sent to the State Police Forensic Lab for scientific testing. The remainder of your questions are fact specific and it would be best to retain counsel to go through those as you are facing a 3rd degree charge (3-5 years)...Read more »
I was at a bar for a couple of hours, enough to get drunk. My car was double parked and when I get out I went to my car to stay warm while I waited for my girl to pick me up, meanwhile someone had called the cops saying I was driving drunk , but when the cops came I was sleeping .. they gave me DUI... Read more »
I recently took a similar case to trial and received a not guilty verdict. The police will claim that while you had not yet operated the vehicle, that you intended to do so. It is a question of fact. I am sorry that you do not have confidence in your attorney. Many people hire a lawyer based on...Read more »
A defendant is held up to 48 hours while pre trial services evaluates its recommendations. At the hearing the recommendations are made and the judge will decide whether release conditions should be issued unless the prosecutor files a motion to seek remand. If so, a few days later their will be a...Read more »
What is the best strategy to do this? Should I file a motion on my own or hire a lawyer? These fees to retain range from 1500-10000.. Which is very high for an order entered by default. What is best solution?
Mr. Boyer and Mr. Aalsberg have given you good advice. It may not be intentional. But your question indicates that you do not understand the seriousness of a FRO or the difficulty you are going to have getting it vacated. Spend for the best lawyer you can afford. The lawyer who quoted $1500 has...Read more »
I just left out of court and they told me the next court date the grand jury had to decide if I’m going to get indicted & convicted. My son father made a false complaint on me saying I came to his home 12-13-17 with a tazer and which I didn’t and he told the prosecutor that he wanted to dismiss... Read more »
I never threatened her. I never said anything about her vehicle nor did I say anything relatively close to causing anyone harm. I did curse at her and call her a bad mother for going against the court ordered visitation that I had to see my son. Is this enough to have gotten me arrested? I now... Read more »
Three separate issues here. The first is the criminal charge and the criminal record. We do not know the evidence at this point. But if you did not text these statements, then it may just be precautionary by law enforcement. A good barometer is whether you were charged on a warrant (WENT TO...Read more »
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