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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Pennsylvania on

Q: If in my statement I said that my husband choked me but i could still breathe, but really i was nervous when I wrote

That, and he only grabbed me and let go immediately, what do I do? If i recant my statement its like i lied and technically i didnt because choking means you cant breathe at all. He has a defense attorney but im scared he'll get jail time. What can I do? If I tell the DA the real story they could... Read more »

NiaLena Caravasos answered on Jun 13, 2019

You should not be discussing this in a public forum. You need to consult privately with a criminal lawyer.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: Can i recant my statement to the police?

Me and my husband got in a fight, the police were called and i was nervous because this shouldnt of happened. They confused me and made it seem worse than it was and so in my statement i made it seem worse than it was. Im not sure what to do

NiaLena Caravasos answered on Jun 13, 2019

The best thing that you can do right now is contact a criminal lawyer so that you can discuss your situation in detail with that person and proceed in the best possible way, per the lawyer’s advice and guidance. I would not do anything further without a lawyer.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Pennsylvania on

Q: I asked for the discovery to my federal case and was told I couldn't get it.what can I do to get it?i have my adictment

I'm also on home confinement as well but not allowed to see the discovery on the matter at hand,what can I do to get it?

NiaLena Caravasos answered on Feb 25, 2018

There may be a protective order in your case, which could explain why you cannot have and/or see your discovery. However, you will need to know what the evidence is against you in order to make proper decisions in your case, so you can certainly ask your lawyer when she/he will be able to discuss... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Domestic Violence for Pennsylvania on

Q: We have DNA evidence. How do we connect with a criminal lawyer who isn't afraid. Please advise.

We have DNA evidence that is crystal clear. What can we do? What is the first, second, and third steps...ect. Yes, get a lawyer but who, I've asked around.

NiaLena Caravasos answered on Dec 29, 2016

There are many online forums, including Justia, where you can research the top criminal defense attorneys in Pennsylvania and then make your decision regarding who you wish to contact. Don't be afraid to reach out. If the person whom you contact is not the right one for this particular case, she/he... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Pennsylvania on

Q: Is delaying prosecution investigative misconduct

NiaLena Caravasos answered on Dec 24, 2016

Your question is too vague to even begin answering it. You really should discuss this issue with a federal criminal defense attorney regarding the particular prosecution that concerns you and the investigation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Pennsylvania on

Q: Is the AUSA responsible for any request made by the federal goverment

NiaLena Caravasos answered on Dec 24, 2016

Not necessarily. There is no simple answer to your question and everything is fact specific and case specific. You really should discuss your particular circumstances privately and in detail with a federal criminal defense attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Gov & Administrative Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: The AUSA for the fed. gov. agrees to sit down and show the def. all the evidence they are going to present is it good/ba

Trial isn't until another 2 months and they offered a plea deal. Also there is no new evidence that the defense doesn't already know about.

NiaLena Caravasos answered on Dec 18, 2016

This meeting that you describe is called a reverse proffer. It can be helpful for a defendant to understand the scope of the government's case. Keep in mind, however, that there is usually (but not always) additional discovery provided as you get closer to trial that would not be shown to you now,... Read more »

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Q: If you are staying in a hotel can law enforcement spy on you visually while in the room and record your conversations

NiaLena Caravasos answered on Oct 12, 2016

Law enforcement would have to have a warrant in order to run surveillance and tap your conversations. They can only get such a warrant if they have convinced a court that there is probable cause of criminal activity by you and/or someone else in the room. If your question is more than just a... Read more »

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Q: How do i find out about a federal inmate court date if the his lawyer or p/o have no idea about it

NiaLena Caravasos answered on Sep 17, 2016

You can register with Pacer (https://www.pacer.gov), which is the federal court database. That way, you can look up the federal defendant and read his/her court docket.

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