It has been 17 days since I hired an attorney to represent my adult son who is on the Autism Spectrum; in a pre file case regarding false allegations of sexual misconduct toward a child that were filed against him in a police report. We have provided documentation regarding my son's medical... Read more »
A lot depends on the status of the case and whether there are any deadlines. Many, if not most, attorneys have a large number of active cases and must prioritize. If charges have not been filed yet, the attorney cannot even request discovery from the prosecutor. Until your attorney knows what...Read more »
Recently a case was assigned to a public defender (former prosecutor) to defend a man whos father had been prosecuted successfully by the same attorney many years prior. The son's case is not of the same charges as his father's prior case, however, the attorney remains in the same jurisdiction,... Read more »
If he SUCCESSFULLY prosecuted the father, he sounds like he's qualified. If there isn't another reason to all for another attorney, you may want to leave or alone. You have to be careful what you wish for. Your "new" attorney might be less to your liking than the one who or the father in jail....Read more »
Ages 7, 5 and 3. I am on birth certificates. Really have been living as a normal family with mother for 7 years till present. Just have never been married. Our neighbors are even shocked at times to hear we were never legitimately married. We're ending on good terms for the most part but the one... Read more »
You will likely be hard-pressed to find an attorney willing to give you your chances. I will tell you that the request, based on the extremely limited amount of information in this Ask-a-Lawyer post, is reasonable. If you are willing to actually be responsible for taking care of the children 50% of...Read more »
Feb 2018 my wife was arrested for felony fleeing.The police arrested her from our home.The police refused to allow her to make arrangements for our 3 minor children who were left in the home alone overnight leaving her open to child neglect charges on top of felony fleeing. I was deployed in... Read more »
It is difficult to determine whether you are indicating that you are in transit or you are supposed to be getting ready to return to the sandbox. If you have not left yet, you need to change your orders. If you are outside CONUS, you need to request emergency leave and COME HOME. Your children...Read more »
Results should be suppressed. You have won the lottery! Has to prosecutor offered a plea deal yet? Don't expect your case to be dismissed, mind you, but the state now has a much harder than ahead of them.
My boyfriends 4 year old sons mom died 2 years ago. My boyfriend is not on the birth certificate because she changed it with out his knowledge. I paid for a dna test and it is his baby. Now were stuck on how to get my boyfriend on the birth certificate without her. Again we live in arizona. Thank... Read more »
The process is called "adjudicating parenthood." If you are in Maricopa County, you may use the forms found at https://superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/media/2971/drp1z.pdf. If you are outside Maricopa County, you may be able to find similar forms on your county court website. You may also use the...Read more »
The question is never "can I sue?" (because that answer is always yes), but "SHOULD I sue?" (or "is it worth my time to sue?" In this case, the answer would be no. Law enforcement agencies are immune from most lawsuits and your suit would almost certainly fail very shortly after being filed. I know...Read more »
If your criminal record truly is completely clean, you should be able to negotiate a plea agreement which avoids jail time UNLESS someone was injured (particularly seriously injured) in the incident. If you can hire your own criminal defense attorney you will have much less frustration than if you...Read more »
Likely not. You must be married to be guilty of spousal abandonment. The divorce would terminate the obligation to support the spouse. Additionally, the statute is focused on financially abandoning the spouse. In this instance it appears you are referring to the emotional support and assistance...Read more »
This is a civil matter (contract dispute). If the amount is $10,000 or less, you may file a claim through small claims court without hiring an attorney. You must make sure that you have any documentation of your agreement or the services you provided and if you are to present any witnesses you need...Read more »
MOTION TO STRIKEMOTION TO CLARIFY FILED BY “Soandso POA” The State of Arizona, by and through undersigned counsel, request this court strikeMOTION TO CLARIFY filed on September 12, 2019 by “Soandso POA .”
Undersigned counsel has cross referenced that name with attorneys licensed... Read more »
If you are facing serious charges, you are taking an enormous risk in representing yourself. Even if you are assigned an overworked public defender, you are better off working with a licensed attorney than "winging it" by yourself.
I was asked by a friend to move to Arizona from San Diego into his mother’s house to be hired as her live in caregiver. Her son and I agreed to a set rate and payment schedule, and verbally confirmed our agreement several times, and though I’ve been here for 4 months now, I haven’t been paid... Read more »
well I have been trying to enforce any parenting time I was given but the father has sent my daughter out of state to Utah with his mother at first and she was only suppose to stay out there to visit with grandma because she has cancer and wants to spend time with her , anyways the dad is here in... Read more »
If you have a custody agreement in Arizona, you need to file for a modification. If the father has primary custody and is homeless, it will be difficult for him to argue the child would be safe in his care. You could also file a complaint with child protective services when you file your petition...Read more »
The judge addressed the jury during deliberations in a death penalty case without the defendant or his attorney being present. No notes were made in the trial transcripts of the judge ever talking to the jury members. A jury member stated afterwards that her mind had been made up after the judge... Read more »
The short answer is yes. If he is an eminent danger to himself and others, you should contact law enforcement to have him transported for emergency commitment and evaluation. If more prolonged treatment is required, the facility will be able to assist with filing the Title 36 paperwork.
A body was found in the desert of my friend, Cynthia Klein, in or around 1975-1977. I was interviewed at my nursing school about Cynthia’s routine. Her parents came to town, i think from MI, and she wasnt home. They didn’t think the body found was hers but I did. It was her. I’ve always... Read more »
You would have to request records from the Pinal County Sheriff. The information about their records department may be found here: http://www.pinalcountyaz.gov/Sheriff/Pages/Records.aspx. You may have an easier time obtaining access if you work with a surviving family member like a brother or...Read more »
It is impossible to provide you with a quality response because there are so many missing details and the information you have provided could be interpreted in different ways. That said, IF all of your father's possessions passed to your mother and IF the POA has the authority to handle her...Read more »
This is for a second degree felony drug charge, I was offered a third degree felony and they would take off the DUI. i am shooting for a Class A misdemeanor with the DUI. I am a freelance writer, the "letter" is very proper in manner, persuasive yet honest. Court makes me nervous at times which... Read more »
Depending on your county here in Utah, having a discussion with your lawyer (if you have a public defender) may be nearly an impossibility (Mr. Kollin would probably be shocked at how counties outside the Salt Lake area provide for indigent defense). If you are paying an attorney, I agree with Mr....Read more »
There are a couple of potential reasons how a date could have been set without you being properly served. The why is not relevant to the discussion. If you are aware of a court date, it is in your best interest to show up. You can argue that you have not been properly served but the court will have...Read more »
There has been physical altercation between the individual and one of the residents as well. Despite numerous times of being told to not come onto our property or into our home the individual has continued to do so. It is the boyfriend of one of our children. Neither are residents.
While it is possible that the entry would fall under criminal trespass, the complication arises if you are allowing your child to stay on the property for extended periods / overnight. If you are allowing your child to stay, the boyfriend may have a reasonable defense that he was invited by your...Read more »
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