No. You have to be convicted for there to be some type of sentence. A conviction can either be by a jury or if you accept a plea by the District Attorney, you are convicted. I would hire a local attorneyl
You can drop the charges all you want to; however, the State will still think there is or was a case. It could take you 3 to 4 court cases to completely get them dropped if you back off. Don't file charges if you don't mean them.
It varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. First, I would read your probation agreement, and see what it says. Ultimately it is up to the judge. Courts treat Violation of Probation seriously, so I would definitely retain a local criminal defense attorney.
A 3 month old baby has several bruises and the dr at Vanderbilt states the child is a victim of physical child abuse. He has been injured with hands and objects. If he is returned to his parents he is likely to sustain life threatening if not life ending injuries. Would this not be enough for... Read more »
Based upon our experience, if all facts are true, as stated, then the DCS is taking a polar opposite view than they do around here. I would make sure that they are cognizant of all relevant facts, because once they open up a case, it rarely comes to an end anytime soon.
I think that you got it reversed. If you do diversion, then your sentence is deferred, then expunged. Regardless, if a record is expunged, then it is not a charge. So, yes, your next one would be a first.
Unless you are an attorney, then you are going to have problems getting a court date for someone you know. Generally speaking, in some jurisdictions there may be something like a 10 day rule before they have to go before a judge. Only an attorney who knows the judge and the jurisdiction well will...Read more »
I have never been in an accident/never received a ticket before. I stopped my coverage due to car repairs ~awhile~ back and being a full time university student I let my self slip in the financial responsibility. I didn’t have insurance during the time of being pulled over but not even 24 hours... Read more »
Each time there is some kind of excuse to put it off it's a no consent search issue no motions to suppress have been filed by my lawyer I'm guilty of having a joint but it was a illegal search each time nothing changes I just get a different date to come back shouldn't it either be dismissed or at... Read more »
Seems like you have not found a plea offer that you agree with. Talk to your attorney and see if he can find some leverage to work with the district attorneys to get it down to where you want it. If not, do a scheduling order and set it for trial.
There are a variety of ways that the police can gather information on an exchange, which I am assuming is money for drugs or something like that. Yes, actual sight or video are probably the best evidence; however, their first standard is "probable cause," which is a low standard to meet. It can...Read more »
I am trying to go through legal aid in Tennessee to find a lawyer that can maybe help me with a case where my car was seized because it was driven by someone that was found to have and arrested for having 14 grams of methamphetamine with them in my car. Can you tell me what keywords I should type... Read more »
I was put on probation for 2 counts of Sexual Battery, during my probation period I was able obtain unsupervised probation. There was one probation officer that did not like me and was always trying violation me. While on unsupervised few months into my my probation was to end. She was able to... Read more »
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