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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on

Q: I filed a police report stating that boyfriend pushed me down the stairs. I didn't press charges but they want to file

They want to a file a case anyway. How can stop this.

Julie Rendelman answered on May 23, 2015

You can try to speak to the DA's office but it is up to them whether to go forward with the charges. If your boyfriend actually pushed you down the stairs as you described, you need to really think about this relationship and your safety.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on

Q: If perp found not guilty of charges pressed by the city,can victim appeal? If not can victim press same/similar charges?

Testimony was accepted from a guy who was passed out drunk and from police who had to wake him &said he committed perjury, yet the perp won the case.

Julie Rendelman answered on May 23, 2015

If the individual was found not guilty, then he can't be charged again with the same crime.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on

Q: If my mother lied and said i hit her when i didnt and my husband was there as my witness can i still go to jail

She also had two witness there that are taken her side and made marks so it look like i did hit her because she wants custody of my son

Julie Rendelman answered on May 23, 2015

It is possible to go to jail. It would depend on your criminal history along with the seriousness of the injuries, along with other factors.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on

Q: what is the least sentence likely

My ex was arrested for domestic violence, he is on probation for second dui, he has a felony criminal confinement on his record, and was arrested for dv before with step dad but charges were dropped.

Julie Rendelman answered on May 23, 2015

There is no way to know without more details of the new charges.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Michigan on

Q: my attorney never goes and speaks to my husband who is awaiting trial for over a year is this common

he's been sitting I the county jail over a year we go to court every month beyond frustrated

Julie Rendelman answered on May 23, 2015

Your husband has to feel comfortable with his attorney and know that he is fighting for him. If that is not the case, then he needs to find a new attorney or ask the court for a new attorney if he can't afford one.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for North Carolina on

Q: My daughter bond is 75000 everyone telling me not to bond her out because it will hurt her in court

She was picked up with a warrant for conspiracy trafficking and more with ecstasy. She had no knowledge it was in her car. Should I bond her out. She is 21 and never been in trouble

Julie Rendelman answered on May 23, 2015

I would speak to your daughter's attorney. I'm not sure why bailing her out will hurt her case, but I certainly don't know all of the facts.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on

Q: If you plea to a lesser charge, are you not guilty of the original? If so, where is that stated at?

If you plea to a lesser charge, are you not guilty of the original? If so, where is that stated at?

Julie Rendelman answered on May 19, 2015

If an individual pleads to a lesser charge, then theoretically the top count is dismissed.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on

Q: what is the penalty for first time identity theft charges?

My sister got pulled over and used my name in two different cities and got pictured in one city. Having charges filed against her for it what is the penalty for it.

Julie Rendelman answered on May 19, 2015

It depends on what the specific counts are that she was charged with.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on

Q: Can a dv case be dropped if it was filed by the police for a minor scratch?

The police showed up at our house after my mom who was not even there called. I had returned home from a restaurant and my gf thought i was talking to another female. She proceded to slap at me and i grabbed her hands to protect myself. She had a finger print bruise and a scratch on her hand. She... Read more »

Julie Rendelman answered on May 19, 2015

There are no guarantees. However, if this is your first arrest and the injuries are minor, there is certainly a chance to get the case dismissed.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for South Carolina on

Q: how long would i have to sit in the county jail if my bond is denied for attemped murder ,im trying to get probation

im willing to take probation,no one was shot or hurt and im not guilty im just willing to get house arrest or gps with probation to get out of this jail

Julie Rendelman answered on May 19, 2015

No attorney in this forum can answer this question. You need to speak to your attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on

Q: My ex boyfriend assaulted me, police came, and he was arrested. I did not press charges but state picked it up. He call

S and texts me constantly. Telling me it was his fault and trying to meet me. Can this help him in his case? He's in national guard. Will he be kicked out? I feel like he's trying to set me up or use me to help his case. This is why I have not met him. Also, I keep asking him to not text me, but he... Read more »

Julie Rendelman answered on May 19, 2015

It is unclear if there is still a pending case against your ex boyfriend and if there is a valid order of protection. If there is, then I suggest you speak to the prosecutor about all the options you have to protect you and your children.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on

Q: Is drinking a beverage in store without paying a crime.

Julie Rendelman answered on May 11, 2015

It can be a crime if you drank the beverage without intending to pay for it.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on

Q: can my parents drop charges against my brother for stealing her car $300 cash in NYS

Saturday night my parents pressed charges against my brother for stealing $300 cash & took her keys, left out his window w/her car - the cash is a petie larceny charge, not sure what the charge is for the car, I know it's not a felony - maybe unauthorized use of a motor vehicle - he has a warrant... Read more »

Julie Rendelman answered on Apr 28, 2015

Once an individual is arrested and charged with a crime, it is up to the district attorney to determine what will be done with those charges.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on

Q: I am being charged with criminal sale of marijuana as a E Felony can that be reduced to a misdeamenor?

They have no charges as of yet

Julie Rendelman answered on Apr 26, 2015

It's certainly possible that a Criminal sale ore marijuana E felony can be reduced to a misdemeanor. It would depend on several factors, including the amount of drugs sold as well as whether you have any prior convictions or contacts with the justice system.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on

Q: If a person is charged with assault felony and the victim went into a coma and passed away months later.

The case is closed, can it reopened and be charged with murder?

Julie Rendelman answered on Apr 26, 2015

Yes, it is possible that under the facts you just described, the individual can now be charged with Murder.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on

Q: How much time will they give me for breaking an order of protection 3 times

Julie Rendelman answered on Apr 26, 2015

It depends on your prior criminal record, if there is any, as well as how you "broke" the order of protection. For example, if you broke the order of protection by assaulting the individual, you are in a more serious situation then if you merely made a phone call.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New York on

Q: How much time in jail does my boyfriend have to do for domestic violence , it's the second time he's being arrested

Recently we got into an argument that lead us to fighting I'm currently 7 months pregnant & he hit me . He has been arrested for domestic violence before as well , and just yesterday he got arrested for hitting me again . I'm due in July & I was wondering if he will be able to be present for the... Read more »

Julie Rendelman answered on Apr 26, 2015

Nobody in this forum can know for sure what will happen. It would depend on the level of the charges against him as well as his criminal background.

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