Yes, it can be. Assault and battery are immediate and have occurred already but a criminal threat is verbal and contact has not yet been made. All are serious offenses which exposes the defendant to jail or prison time. Please contact our office for more specific questions and a consultation....View More
This is a very vague question. More facts are needed. It sounds like you have an academic question rather than a legal question. Without giving too much info online, be more specific. Otherwise, call a local criminal defense attorney for more specific response to your particular matter.
I'm a floater. I have seen this woman before, but police said she is 18. This is the first time this has ever happened to me. I will accept the fine, I just don't want me store to be fined or me do any jail time. I'm a single mother that helps my daughter take care of her kids, and... View More
Call a local attorney or ask the judge to appoint you a public defender if you qualify financially. They'll give you a form to complete in order to find out if you qualify for free defense. But whatever else you do, do not give anymore facts regarding your case on an open forum such as this...View More
I will be traveling from Frankfurt to CA, USA. I will be drinking on that airplane because it’s legal since I’m 17 and am within the drinking age of Frankfurt, Germany. Thus, if I drink legally, there is no way for the US border control to arrest me, correct? And they have no right to force me... View More
It depends on the terms of the no-contact order. Generally, the order is not to contact --says nothing about communication with other people. It usually prohibits communication with the restrained person. However, have an attorney look into the terms for you.
You don't necessarily have to be "booked" to be charged. If there was a police report which made it to the district attorney's office without an arrest, the district attorney may decide to file charges. They usually will send you notice to appear in court the answer for the...View More
I was in my room with the door locked and asleep when the police got me out of bed and along with everyone else in the house they put me in handcuffs and sat me outside whilst they proceeded to destroy my room and break glass and make a mess. As I stated before I was completely asleep and had been... View More
I agree with Dale Gribow. You need to write everything down like a journal that when read, can be seen like a movie. Lots of descriptions. Simultaneously, hire a local criminal defense attorney. You have no time to waste.
Some crimes never get erased. Other which do get erased my still affect employment or immigration. In your particular situation, if it was a misdemeanor and you won't testify as a defendant in your future potential case, it may be hard for it to be brought up. The answer really is "depends."
That amount is not vague but too exact. Law enforcement trolling these sites could use it against you. Please consult a local attorney in private and confidentially. If your question is hypothetical, we don't answer hypothetical questions. That is left for academia.
This was at 6:00am on a Saturday morning and there was no cars or padestrians Is it right that it’s my first time ever getting stopped I littearly had a clean record prior to this and now I’m told I have to pay $303 plus another $60 on top of all that I have to stop working because I’m not... View More
Please stop giving out facts on a non-confidential portal/site such as this. You really need to consult with an attorney who is local, experienced and practices mainly or hopefully only criminal law. I would do it ASAP.
Look into public defenders. They are over-worked but are every bit as good as the rest of us private attorneys. They are licensed and did pass the same bar exam and often went to great law schools. They exist for people who can't afford their own private attorney.
My girlfriend is on probation in California and her probation officer has searched her house where I'm staying too. The frist time I was ask if they could search my body but the next time they did not ask and searched me. I did have something I did not know was illegal in Ca on me. I was told... View More
The general rule is that if you are not on probation or parol, an officer will need a search warrant or your consent or an exigent circumstance must exist for the search. The rule of thumb for you or anyone being searched is to never consent. This way, if the cops did violate your rights, you...View More
I was never charged. The Board of Nursing asks directly if applicants were convicted of any crimes, which I wasn't. They also require a finger LiveScan, which will show an arrest. I've read not to disclose things that look bad that are unnecessary. I've also read that they could... View More
Be honest but also only answer what is being asked. Some people tend to assume what is being asked and answer more than needed. For example, don't ever confuse the terms, arrest, charge, conviction. They are very different things. When in doubt, seek advice from an employment law attorney...View More
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