Every Deputy Public Defender has a boss- The Public Defender of the county in which he’s being prosecuted. Your boyfriend is the client however, and the lawyer is not required to talk to family or friends. Your boyfriend should put his requests or complaints in writing to the lawyer and/or his...Read more »
If there’s a change in the law on that special allegation or enhancement and it’s retroactive, the conviction can be recalled and re-sentenced. For example AB 1509, which changed the firearm enhancement, effective Jan 2022, is retroactive and significant in reducing the enhancement from 10,20,...Read more »
After a social gathering at her house my mom discovered that her wallet from her purse was missing from her bedroom. She called the 16 people who were there and asked them if they had seen anyone go into her bedroom during the party. 3 of the guests told her they had seen a certain person go into... Read more »
Providing 3 witnesses who saw Mr X go into the room and the fact that the wallet is missing is probably enough to report the crime and the suspect. If any cards were taken, or other property there may be more evidence for police to find. You probably have enough to sue in small claims court as well.
My home was raided without a warrant and there were no drugs on the property. I was making wedding cake for a friend and had icing in baggies and now they are charging me with sales of a controlled . What do I do?
While it may seem wrong, the law permits Judges to issue orders (like no contact or stay away orders) and assume guilt for purposes of setting bail, for example, all prior to a trial on the cause. You still have all your Due Process rights: a jury trial, where you can see, hear and cross examine...Read more »
Sure!! 3 years full time. Take a review course, and study for the LSAT and Bar exam. If you have the passion, energy, and drive to fight for the rights of the accused; a desire to read, research and enforce the Constitution; and can see value in the opportunity to win a deserving client's...Read more »
Marsy's Law is a victim's Bill of Rights. It amended the California Constitution - Article 1 section 28(b) to give enhanced rights to victims for restitution, notice of court hearings, the right to be heard, access to presentence reports if requested and other considerations set forth...Read more »
In a Claim Opposing Forfeiture (Judicial Council Form MC-200), the claimed property (if cash) is written as $xx,xxx U.S. Currency. The People are the Plaintiff; You are the Real Party in Interest. Most jurisdictions require a Civil Case Cover Sheet. File the claim in Superior Court within 30 days...Read more »
Contact his defense attorney and give your letter to her or him, or contact a lawyer to advise you. They will know what to do with it. They might advise you of CCP section 1219 and the rights you have NOT to be held in contempt for refusing to testify. They might inform you that if you do not...Read more »
The reason given was because I was in a area know for drug activities and they wanted to make sure they were safe and free from any weapons I may be carrying. I was next to a motel 6 where I had a room at the time.
I am not on probation or parole and I have my 4th amendment rights. I was... Read more »
She treats him like a slave. He doesn't want to live there anymore but she legally adopted him. Can he leave and come stay with me. Can I be charged for harbor ing a runaway? I am no longer his adopted mother but I am his maternal grandmother although my parental rights were terminated in... Read more »
You could be charged with a misdemeanor if you help him remain "missing" from his legal guardian. (272 P.C.) However, he could apply to the court for a declaration of Emancipation and be able to make his own decisions about where to live. He should have a work permit, and legal...Read more »
If the prosecution doesn't have a victim in court at the time of trial (and no transcript of her testimony at a Preliminary Hearing), they will be unable to proceed, as the Constitutional right to confront and cross examine your accuser would be violated otherwise.
No. Since lawyers are prohibited by the rules of professional conduct from filing frivolous motions, if they can't see that the law or facts support the motion you're asking to be filed, they won't file it, and can't be compelled to. However, if you think there is a basis, be...Read more »
Lennie kills a woman but implies that he didn’t know what he was doing at the time. It says in the book that he saw his dead aunt and that rabbits were talking to him at the time of the crime. What proof would we need to plead insanity?
Yes. 'Lennie' could be considered legally incapable of committing a crime because of mental incapacity if at the time the crime was committed he had a mental disease or defect AND because of that disease or defect was incapable of knowing or understanding that his act was morally or...Read more »
If you had a stinger whip in your vehicle as a car emergency tool (with seat belt cutter and a window breaker) odds are it would not be considered a weapon. If, however, you have it concealed on your person and tell a cop it's for protection- it could result in charges for possession of a...Read more »
Post conviction. Pre sentence. I fired the Attorney immediately after my son was convicted. Videos not shown. Exculpatory witnesses not interviewed. Evidence lost. The ADA ignored favorable evidence and only picked bad. A fake expert witness. A lying victim. All too much. Felony murder. The victim... Read more »
I feel your pain. The first thing is to know your time limitations. Motion for New Trial- 20 days; Notice of Appeal-60 days. Sounds like there are multiple grounds for Appeal- Ineffective Assistance of Counsel (IAC); Prosecutorial Misconduct, and errors by the Court in admitting and excluding...Read more »
Father was convicted of a stalking felony in 2009. In 2020, father went on vacation to Utah. He went to a driving range and used a gun from the range (he does not own one) at that location for a period of 20 minutes. Is this a violation of any firearm law? If so, can he be charged for this... Read more »
Yes. The crime is Ex- Felon in Possession of a Firearm , Penal Code section 29800 (a), in California. The crime was committed in Utah, however, so it would be up to the county where the crime was committed to prosecute. The Statute of Limitations, within which a crime can be charged, is 3 years...Read more »
If the juror lied about , or failed to disclose his correctional officer background in response to direct questioning, there may be grounds for a new trial, which must be pursued immediately (within 20 days of verdict). Discuss this with trial counsel.
If he didn't have knowledge that the gun was in the car (because it was hidden, eg. ), you should be able to save him from a criminal conviction (maybe not a parole violation based on access). Talk to his lawyer, and be ready with the facts, about when and where you acquired the gun, and when...Read more »
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