my husband was never identified by the victim and the victim is lying on my husband there is a lot of inconsistency in the victims statement and i don't know what to do because we can't afford a lawyer
If your husband was arrested for a crime that he was not identified by an eyewitness for, then there must be some sort of circumstantial evidence available to prove that he is the person who committed the crime. A good lawyer should be able to attack a case without an identification. If you...Read more »
If you drive under suspension for an ARD, DUI, refusal of chemical testing, there is a mandatory jail sentence of 60 days. If you are DUI while suspended, there is a mandatory sentence of 90 days plus the penalties for the DUI. a second offense is a mandatory six months in jail, third or subsequent...Read more »
My girlfriend was pulled over for a broken headlight and the cop told her that she has to send him a picture of it fixed. Are they allowed to force people to send pictures. He didn't ticket but is threatening to do if she doesn't
There is no set number of "hits" before s self-defense claim can be raised. You are entitled to use whatever force is immediately necessary under the circumstances to protect yourself against the use of unlawful force by another person. Of course, if the other person is younger and...Read more »
he has 3 charges, (1)manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver, (2) contraband/ controlled substance, (3) poss of marijuana. I just want to know what are his chances, the maximums, the minimums, can he get probation, pay a fine, like what are the options?
The charge of Contraband is the most serious of these charges. It carries a mandatory-minimum sentence of 2-4 years of jail if incarcerated, which is one of the few mandatory-minimum sentencing schemes still constitutional in PA. The Commonwealth need not even prove that the person had the intent...Read more »
I saw about how following someone is a punishable offense, but I can't find anything about it having to happen more than once. I saw one thing that said it only has to happen once in PA. Last night, a man literally chased me down a street. My husband called the cops for me right after & I... Read more »
We had to sell our house because of it, shows up at public places where we are, followed my son around our old neighborhood, stops her car and stares at my children if she sees them somewhere, spreads rumors about us, had a very disturbing phone call from her husband, and constantly trying to... Read more »
I am generally focused on helping people OUT of trouble. However, when the police ignore you, it is still possible to pursue criminal charges by filing a Private Criminal Complaint at the District Attorney's Office. Go to your county DA's Office website for how to proceed in your...Read more »
I don't think your employer commited a crime, if the threat was merely to file a lawsuit for possible defamation. It's just a scare tactic meant to deter you from spilling the beans about their shoddy business. Unless you are bound by some non-disclosure agreement, you can voice your...Read more »
accused of "suspicious behavior" in a known drug area when in fact was dropping boyfriend at mothers house and drove around the block twice because they were arguing. boyfriend is a recovering heroin addict x 1 month, after many attempts to stay clean. when they finally pulled her over,... Read more »
I believe your daughter has a strong basis for filing a motion to suppress the evidence due to the fact that the reason for pulling her over is "suspicious". The officers will have to articulate what the "suspicious" activity is.
i was charged with 924c i traded a pistol for drugs, i dont feel that i should have had this charge but i plead guilty and did my time. But i am trying to move on in my life. can i have this changed to just a drug charge?
My boyfriend stole a gun from his friends place and he brought to my home. I told him to get rid of it because I did not want it in my house around my kids. He in returned threw it in the river by our house. My daughter, myself and my mom all witnessed him in possession of the gun. I am able to... Read more »
Yes. Witness testimony is considered direct evidence that can be used at a trial to prove the Commonwealth's case. Of course, many witnesses lie, or are mistaken, so effective cross-examination of those witnesses plus the fact no gun is recovered, should increase the likelihood of a not guilty...Read more »
It doesn't take much to be accused of something. Being charged and/or convicted is another story. If the placing of the bill into a different register involves some sort of deception to effectuate the theft of goods for sale, then yes, one could be charged. If it was an innocent mistake, then...Read more »
A motion for de-certification can be filed to have the case sent back to juvenile court. Essentially, the defense must show that the youth is amendable to treatment, rehabilitation and supervision in juvenile court. This can be achieved through a report by a psychologist, and is more likely to...Read more »
Ari (my niece), her sister and her cousin went to the Ari's co-workers house and my niece beat her up. The girl called the cops and they arrested my niece at their mutual place of employment. My niece was charged with robbery by force but there was nothing taken/stolen that we aware of. What... Read more »
In order to convict on a robbery charge, the Commonwealth must prove that during the course of a theft or ATTEMPTED theft, force was employed. Therefore, property need not be taken. However, if there was no attempt, there is no robbery.
Judges do not typically "change" warrants. Without more details, it is very difficult to answer your question. If you know there is a warrant for your arrest, you should contact a lawyer immediately and always remember the golden rule- REMAIN SILENT! Do not make any statements unless you...Read more »
Not necessarily. Sometimes the government can only identify a single member of a conspiracy, even though they know others are involved. In those cases, the other individuals will be know as the unindicted co-conspirators. The government can charge those individuals at any time, provided they do so...Read more »
If you are in custody and are sentenced to probation, the court is responsible for sending the appropriate paperwork to the prison to ensure your release. This is usually accomplished by 10PM the same day. If there is a delay, you must contact a lawyer to determine if all of the appropriate...Read more »
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