So here’s the scoop. They have to give you notice when they intend to steal your money by judicial process (called forfeiture but undeserving of a long name). When they do, or if they do, you have 30 days to respond appropriately. Otherwise they win by default. It seems to me these days there is...Read more »
My brother was given a illegal enhancement of 5 years on his plea bargain. The 667 (a)(1) enhancement was mistaken from a 245(a)(4) for a 245(a)(1). His plea bargain was a total of 15 years. 9 for attempted murder 2nd , 1 for prison prior, and 5 for the 667(a)(1) prior serious felony conviction.... Read more »
If the sentence is illegal, then the whole thing gets undone. And redone. It's risky, and not likely to change the total sentence since you can combine terms for crimes and various enhancements to get to any number.
My relative is searching for a criminal lawyer immediatley, but is very limited on financial resources at the moment. Is currently on bail continuing work is there any lawyer that can work within budget? Current charge is 245 a4 and 245 a1
Thank you my colleagues. I just heard of a company called iQualify.com that actually finances qualified borrrowers and their relatives in criminal cases. The qualfications are much lower than for a car loan.
I have 2 children and can not afford a lawyer. I took a total in calworks, food stamps for 2 years totallying 38,000 dollars. I have made an agreement to pay 100 dollars per month faithfully until paid off. They accepted my terms. But I got a letter to go to court for arraignment. I do not know... Read more »
You'll likely be ok as long as you keep paying the restitution.
A word of advice: in lean months when the temptation is high to spend the $100 somewhere else (or you don't have it) write in to the office ahead of time. Try to keep missed payments down to a dull roar. You'll...Read more »
They want to charge me for the same crime when the DA and my public defender started my due process time the first time by setting up a prelim within a half hour of me having any knowledge they was going to have one that day. They did not give me the opportunity or chose for me to consider... Read more »
You're going to have to hire a lawyer. Rights are not self-enforcing. If your appointed lawyer is doing as bad a job as you perceive, perhaps the judge would consider letting you all go your separate ways.
No answer here - were it possible to address your complaint coherently - is...Read more »
18 year old on probation for first charge ever which was a gun possession charge while on probation was charged just two days ago with firing a weopon in a public are which is ofcourse a violation of his probation he has court monday me and my mother in law are thinking about bailing him out but i... Read more »
This question comes up a lot but attorneys rarely get asked or are willing to weigh in. A client out of custody can clear out time to defend the case. And I hesitate to say anything about defending sometimes being of questionable value. Here's what I can offer: he's probably going to do...Read more »
I want to file a restraining order for harassment and false reports. This is during a custody matter. Would I be able to request for a copy of the police report and use it during the restraining order hearing? What can I do as this causes my children to be fearful and show signs of anxiety ever... Read more »
Remember that the police may regard you as a suspect. You can go to the station and try to get reports but don't walk in there like you own the place or you're cause is self-evidently righteous (even though it may well be.)
But that it's a courtesy if he wants to provide it. Is this true? He notified me at our last hearing that even though he's had it for a year he hasn't looked at it. We are currently in negotiations with the Ag and I have made my attorney aware there is important information he could... Read more »
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