In the case of Buddy the dog, the sheriff stated a minor under 13yrs can't be charged with a crime, but on your page someone asked about a 12 yr old and it was said that yes they can be charged with their crime and taken to jail. What was done to Buddy was a felony offense and the boy should... Read more »
It really depends. Typically, a minor can be charged with a felony, but where they end up depends on what the underlying crime is. If it is non-violent, the minor will typically go to youth court; however, if it is a violent crime, it will typically go to circuit court. Regardless, assuming that...Read more »
It really depends on a few things, such as whether your boyfriend was already out on bond when he got arrested, what was the nature of the underlying charge, etc. Regardless, unless it is a capital offense or he was already out on bond, he should be entitled to pretrial release. That being said, if...Read more »
Likely not. If he is allowing the dog to get out and the dog bites someone, especially after having already shown a propensity for viciousness, then he could be found liable for any harm that the dog causes. It sounds like it might be worth it for you to talk to a lawyer about, especially if the...Read more »
I'm not entirely sure what you are asking; however, from the looks of it, you would benefit by having a criminal defense lawyer to discuss the facts of your case with you and see what can be done to get you the best possible outcome.
Likely not. Even if it does not have a firing pin, usually it is still treated as a gun transaction. Your best bet it going to be to get with an experienced criminal defense lawyer to see what the facts of your case are and see what can be done to help you out.
It depends. If you were simply charged and never convicted, then you would not be on parole. However, if you were convicted, then it depends on what you were actually sentenced to and how it is structured.
It really depends on where he is at in the process. If he has not been indicted and was not already out on a felony bond, then he should be eligible for bond now. It is in your friend's best interest that he contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer so that he can talk about the facts of...Read more »
Yes; since the child is living with you, it is in your best interest to notify DHS of the change in living arrangement and petition the court to suspend child support so that you will no longer be paying.
It really depends on the judge. Some judges will toss out a charge if you've acquired insurance since the ticket, while others will oftentimes make their decision based solely on whether you had insurance at the time that you got the ticket.
Your friend does not have to cooperate with the task force. Depending on the circumstances, they may be able to avoid jail time and having this go on their record; however, it will depend on whether they have any priors, if there were other charges, etc.
Typically, yes; however, there is some case law that says that as long as the degree of murder is discussed during the plea hearing, then that may end up taking care of any defects in the underlying plea petition.
My little brother was sentenced 8 years with 3 suspended. He was not given offer of drug court in court on a sale charge only prison time. He had talked with his presenting lawyer for two days and while in court the next time his lawyer wasn’t there another lawyer presented with “I’m your... Read more »
It really depends. If you pleaded out, which it sounds like he did, then the possibility of getting post conviction relief is incredibly low. That being said, it sounds like there was a lot of miscommunication between your brother and the various lawyers. I'd be curious to know why he...Read more »
Unfortunately, no. Even though the officer may have put down the wrong year model for your vehicle, that is considered a scrivener's error, and not substantial enough to warrant dismissal of the underlying ticket.
You are looking at very minimum jail time on a charge like this. That being said, depending on the circumstances, you and your lawyer may be able to arrange it to where you can avoid a conviction and having this go on your record.
With aggravated assault, that is considered a violent crime. From the looks of it, the DA is going to try to add firearm enhancements to the charge, which could lead to serious jail time. The biggest problem, though, is that even though this would be your first felony, if you are convicted and...Read more »
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