In short, yes. Leaving the scene of the accident with damage to another vehicle that appears to be less than $1,500 is a Class B Misdemeanor. A Class B Misdemeanor carries a maximum jail time of 6 months and fines up to $500. The court in addition to or in lieu of those penalties can require you to...Read more »
If you do not have your parents' permission to leave your house, I would advise against it. If you leave your home without your parents' consent and they call the police, you will be known as a runaway and the court can find that you are an "unruly child" in need of treatment...Read more »
Whether your cousin can get in trouble or convicted for allowing his girlfriend to stay with him depends on a few factors. To start, it is a class A misdemeanor to harbor or hide a minor, with knowledge that the child is a runaway, if your cousin either (1) fails to notify the child's parents,...Read more »
I would explain to your step-son that he can be charged and convicted of a DUI for driving while smoking marijuana. It is a common misconception that you can only be convicted of DUI for drinking and driving. The DUI statute makes it a crime to drive or be in physical control of a motor driven...Read more »
The towing company gave me a $75 quote on towing service and I accepted. Once they got there, they said it was going to be harder than they had expected to get my car out of a ditch. They also needed to call a police offer to direct traffic. Before the officer arrived and before they even towed my... Read more »
To start, it sounds like you originally had an oral contract for your vehicle to be towed for $75. As such, generally speaking, the towing company was required to tow your vehicle for the agreed upon price. The price is usually offered based on the distance that the vehicle will be towed and the...Read more »
In a criminal case the defendant usually receives discovery from the State multiple times as the State continues to accumulate more evidence against the defendant. To start, before a defendant is indicted and while the case is in general sessions court, the defendant usually receives limited...Read more »
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