Courtney Edwards' answer I'm not entirely sure what you are asking here but yes, a judge can enter a not guilty plea for you and set your case for trial. Especially when you case has been active so long without any movement.
Courtney Edwards' answer Any felony charge is extremely serious as it will affect you for the rest of your life. You should absolutely consult with an attorney and if you cannot afford one, apply for the public defender.
1. You are supposed to claim monetary "gifts" as income on the sworn financial and child support worksheet. You could argue that the money from his mother is a gift. But, as mentioned by the other attorneys, there is a proof problem here if you cannot prove how much money she is gifting him.
2. If he is not employed or under employed, you can impute income to him. This means that you look at his education...
Courtney Edwards' answer There is a general response form that the Courts have available online, see JDF 1315 (google "colorado jdf domestic forms"). You'll need to fill it out, file it with the court, and give a copy to your ex. Also see JDF 11031I- that is the instruction sheet on how to file a response.
I would suggest at a minimum consulting with an attorney who can walk you through the process if you are unsure of what to do or expect.
Courtney Edwards' answer It depends on the arrangement you currently have- if there is a court order in place, you'll need to modify the terms of the court order first. Your son's father's consent will greatly help in the process as you can file a stipulated amendment to what ever agreement was last adopted by the court. But I would recommend that anything you do be in writing and signed by the both of you, preferably notarized as well.
Courtney Edwards' answer You need to tell her you don't want contact from her any more (you can do this through text). You should also call and make a police report about the harassing texts. If she doesn't stop, apply for a civil protection order against her.
Courtney Edwards' answer The law enforcement agency also provides a copy of the summons to the court and to the district attorney. The court places the case on the docket for the court date on the summons and the district attorney compiles the police reports for the prosecutor to review.
Courtney Edwards' answer Unless what the new station published was false and they knew it was false or were completely reckless with regard to the truthfulness of the report, no, you cannot sue. That is public information and the press is protected by the First Amendment.
Courtney Edwards' answer If you failed to appear for the first court date, the statute of limitation does not apply to you. The statute of limitations only applies if a crime is known, or reasonably should be known, and the police/prosecution does nothing about it for the period of time in which that crime falls (the statute of limitations is different based on different crimes). Here, because the prosecution initiated a case and you were the cause for the delay (failing to appear), you are not eligible for the...
Courtney Edwards' answer Short answer to your question: yes, that is true. Your ex's failure to support and maintain a relationship with his daughter can serve as the grounds to terminate his parental rights and clear the way for your husband to adopt your daughter. If your ex consents to the termination and adoption, it will make the process easier. If he does not consent, you may run into issues with serving him with the necessary documents as he is in Canada. I strongly suggest you meet with an attorney to fully...
Courtney Edwards' answer At your first court appearance, you could show up and explain the circumstances to the prosecutor. However, that can be risky as you may give the prosecutor too much information. Also, the prosecutor will not take it well if you have somehow succeeded in getting the police officer not to show up- you shouldn't mention this to the prosecutor. If the prosecutor is unwilling to dismiss the case, you would next have to plead not guilty and set your case for trial. If the police officer and...
Courtney Edwards' answer There are a couple of answers to your question here. First, yes, it is against the law to falsely report a crime. However, the report must be made to law enforcement to fall under the "false reporting" statute.
Second, are more toward your question, when someone files a protection order, they have to sign the complaint "under the penalty of perjury." This means that if there are statements that are materially false, your wife could be subject to a prosecution for perjury. There...
Courtney Edwards' answer The District Attorney should have provided you with a "Complaint and Information" listing all of the charges against you. If the only charge is the POWPO charge, then that is likely all you have been charged with. However, the DA can at any time before trial, amend the Complaint and Information to add more charges if the DA has a good faith basis to go forward on those charges (meaning, the DA needs evidence against you to add charges).
Courtney Edwards' answer No, you should not go to the police station and tell them it was yours as well. You will be arrested for a felony drug charge and it won't help your friend. He's going to be in trouble for the parole violation anyway and confessing won't help him, it will only hurt you.
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