I got both charges at the same time The first was simp posess of cds1 marijuana the other was a firearm in the presence of narcotics but was not covicted nor brought up in court on the felony charge the DA said i have a cds1 charge n that i had other stuff but wasnt going to worry about it in the... View More
Depends. Need more information. Were you convicted of a felony for possession of CDS I, or a misdemeanor? If a felony, what was your sentence and when did you fully complete that sentence (including completion of all probation or parole from that sentence)? La. R.S. 14:95.1 might prohibit your...View More
I agree with both of my colleagues. I add that it likely means that a matter was set by a Court for trial on a certain date. On that date, one or both of the parties requested the Court to "pass" or not deal with that matter on that set day. If agreeable to the request, the Court can...View More
I haven't been to court since. I been trying to contact my lawyer but she never returns my call. The Clerk of Court, D.A. office, and the I.D.B. board all tell me to get in touch with my lawyer. Who doesn't return my calls. I been calling every month since 2/2019. What can I do to resolve... View More
Consider going to your appointed attorney's office to request an office visit. Also consider contacting the district public defender's office (the office that appointed your public defender) to request that your public defender contact you. You likely received written correspondence...View More
It means that you would be sentenced to 2 years prison with LA Department of Corrections, at hard labor. That prison sentence would be suspended (put on hold) and not served. You would be placed on 3 years adult supervised probation. There would be normal conditions of that probation. If you...View More
There is no criminal record other than a ticket for insurance on a vehicle no prior trespassing charges and was in jail for 5 days before bonding out on the trespassing charges. What kind of penalty can she be looking at?
I recommend consulting with a criminal defense attorney for an informed and professional discussion of possible plea and/or sentencing expectations. It would be both impracticable and likely unprofessional to guess at what a particular DA's Office might offer in the way of a plea agreement or...View More
I agree with my colleague - get a lawyer if you have a criminal arrest warrant pending.
FYI - Sometimes it takes time for law enforcement and the prosecutor's office to review the circumstances of a particular incident to which law enforcement responds. During this time, they review...View More
I called to ask about more time to pay a speeding ticket. They told me show up to court and they will give me more time. But they changed the court dat from tomorrow to a day next week. I can't go next week I will be out of town for work. What can I do?
Really?!? Show up on the date the police officer listed then - and you'll be arrested for failure to report, in addition to having to deal with the underlying citation offense. The justice system isn't a game of gotcha. Respect the law and deal with the citation. Get a lawyer if you...View More
Why would a criminal defense attorney wait 40 days after the attorney client contract signed and the client paid $1000 retainer file motion to enroll as counsel 40 days after the attorney contract signed and having been paid 1000. I’m looking at the records for my case and the motion to enroll... View More
I agree with my colleague. I add that until the Bill of Information was filed, there may not have been a criminal case in which the attorney could officially enroll in court records as counsel. Discuss with your attorney if you wish, but it does not appear that his actions were atypical.
violation at the very least, since these are employees of staffing agencies, who are the real "covered entities" here. They supply the WC insurance, payroll, are the holders of their personnel records, etc. They also almost all have provisions written into their contracts that state... View More
The employer can communicate directly with the temp employment agency that supplied the employees of the employer's requirement that the temp employees obtain and pass a DOT physical. It is, likely, not appropriate for the employer to communicate this need directly to contracted employees...View More
I completed sis and a parenting class for it. It was a domestic violence situation and I didn’t have a seat for the child when we were pulled over. I was not aware it would show since i have had no issues at a previous hospital in another state. I just received a letter from the state saying... View More
Yes, it means that you will likely be terminated because you are unable to meet a condition of employment - namely a successful background check. Just because you were employed elsewhere after your citation and conviction for this misdemeanor doesn't protect you from a new employer's...View More
Initially, a judge sets bond without a hearing based on the severity of the charges, and any other information available to the judge at the time. A defendant (or the state) may then request a hearing to adjust the amount of bond set by the judge. Many factors are considered by the judge at a...View More
They have made no attempts since he returned to work in May for reasonable accommodations. His restrictions are only no driving and no working on elevated surfaces or climbing ladders or stairs. The dr request was for him to be able to do table top work or desk work. Based on the ADA how can... View More
The state of the law in this area is not settled. The Supreme Court of Louisiana ruled in Oct '20 that requiring offenders to have such stamps was not legal. On Friday, 11 Dec 20, Louisiana filed a petition with the US Supreme Court asking that this ruling be stayed and that the Supreme...View More
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