I was at target with my two children. I am really stuggling and couldn’t afford baby food for them, diapers, wipes, bottles and binkys for them etc. They caught me walking out and told me to go to the back with them as I did. They took my info down and called the police and the police came and... Read more »
Attorney Kollin asks the right question. There is a difference between "no evidence" and "not enough evidence to convict". Your husband's attorney may just be stating his assessment of the prosecution's case which, while it may be correct, is not an evidence based determination by a jury or the...Read more »
Whether pulling the plug wires off would constitute damage to the car is an open question. It may be that the police believe the wires were damaged. As to joint ownership, so long as she was part owner, a charge of criminal mischief, or as Mr. Joyner noted, criminal tampering can be brought.
Your age does not matter under the requirements for sealing an MIP.
For a first offense, if the case was dismissed after completion of a diversion program or a deferred judgment and sentence, or if it was a conviction, after payment of the fine and upon completion of a court-ordered...Read more »
There are not enough facts provided. The answer to a question such as yours is completely dependent on the facts. There are any number of scenarios where what you describe would be a reasonable and appropriate use of force and any number where it would be an unreasonable and inappropriate use of...Read more »
An excellent question and one the courts have struggled with. A more accurate way to describe the reality of the situation is "a public defender will appointed if you qualify based on their income guidelines".
There are many people charged with crimes whose income is too high to qualify...Read more »
Not necessarily. The search warrant must state with particularity identifying information which clearly identifies the place in to be searched. Usually an address is included in the affidavit for the search warrant, but it is not legally required. Other unique identifying factors can be used to...Read more »
my friend's wife died and a young man that grew up with them hired an attorney and claimed to be adopted by his wife! It turned out later that he was NOT ADOPTED! Is the one claiming to be adopted committing fraud? And, is it provable in a court of law? (Colorado)?
With the exception of class 2 petty offenses and a few other crimes, jail is a possible penalty for a criminal offense. Having prior convictions increases the risk of a jail or prison sentence (county jail for misdemeanor offenses, prison for felony offenses). However, "possible" is the key word...Read more »
The pre-trial release staff may or may not report the hot U/A to the Court. If they don't, they will likely modify your supervision terms, for example, increasing the frequency of U/A's you are required to provide. If they do report it to the Court, the Judge could do anything from simply warning...Read more »
The sending state (Colorado) has to approve your request to the receiving state (Indiana) for transfer of your probation supervision. So yes, she can put off submitting your application. Even if she did not have that authority, it would be very unlikely that Indiana would accept the transfer of...Read more »
There was about 2-3 grams of meth but it was both of ours. He got arrested and I didn't. I have never been in trouble with the law before. Should I go to the police station and tell them it was mine as well? Would I be arrested and booked into jail or be issued a summons to. Show up for. Court?... Read more »
Generally, the answer to both your questions is no. However, if the purpose of the possession was the protection of the person's home, their person, or their property, rights protected under the Colorado Constitution, a felon charged with possession of a firearm may have an affirmative defense to...Read more »
I was pulled into a bathroom at work by a male employee, shoved and pinned against a wall and he forcibly kissed me without my consent. He knew I was engaged and not interested. And this has been affecting my mental health and relationship for the last month since it happened.
You do not need to decide what charge or charges to file. Go to the police department in the city or town where this happened (it will be the sheriff's department if it happened in an unincorporated part of the county) and tell them you want to file a report. The law enforcement officer will take...Read more »
Any time in jail waiting for resolution of the case, whether the resolution is sentencing based on a plea or trial verdict, or sentencing based on a violation of probation, will be credited against the sentence imposed. That is true on work release and straight jail sentences.
I've been in jail now for 6 months how long is statute of limitations on the warrant for them to arrest me for the warrant and nobody is ever talk to me about this warrant no federal or local police have talked to me about it
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