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 »
He can request a Marsden Hearing where the judge will talk to him and find out if there has been a breakdown in the attorney- client relationship such that he no longer has trust in the lawyer's abilities to defend him. If the court agrees, new counsel would be appointed. He needs to be...Read more »
I am writing this on behalf of my partner who is currently on a 5150 hold. A couple nights ago he had a psychotic breakdown and crashed his car and broke into a church. He had been drinking at the time. I most of the ordeal filmed and he is clearly having a schizophrenic episode. Talking to... Read more »
If he was my client I would advise him to get into treatment with a mental health professional as soon as possible. And get a good lawyer, who knows how to explain the difference between illness and criminal conduct.
I think the DA might have a problem proving who possessed it, which is defined as having access AND a right to control. Does either person have a prior conviction or history involving that drug? Would a review of recorded phone calls, into and out of the facility shed any light?
My boyfriend is incarcerated for PC 212.5, in 2017 he was sentenced to 9 years, 667a enhancements added to the sentencing. He has a parole release date in 2023, now after taking many classes and being in fire camp. Is there anyway to reduce more time after new laws passed regarding extra time for... Read more »
Prison prior- 667.5(b) enhancements are now gone- but not 667a enhancements. If he successfully participated as a hand crew member at fire camp, once he's been released from custody, he can apply for relief from the convictions that sent him there, and parole, under the new 1203.4b P.C.
If you are not a felon, or otherwise prohibited person, and the magazine is not 'extended' to carry more than 10 rounds, you should be fine. Definitely have an attorney present before any questioning with law enforcement. That is your constitutional right under the 5th and 6th Amendments...Read more »
12022.53 P.C. subdivision (a)(18) includes the attempted crimes in the list of offenses to which a 20 year enhancement applies if you personally discharged a firearm. Attempted murder (187/664) is on the list, without any gang involvement.
M-30 are synthetic oxycodone, illegally made and frequently containing fentanyl. Conspiracy to distribute fentanyl can get you 20 years max in a federal prison, not-to-mention forfeiture of money and property.
Hi my girlfriend and I plan on starting an investigative journalism based YouTube account. We want to shoot a video called, “A look into the black market cannabis scene.” For this video we plan to interview black market cannabis dealers who work with cartels along with filming their operation.... Read more »
As long as you don't aid, abet, facilitate, or encourage criminal conduct you commit no crime by your investigative reporting, and the 1st Amendment (freedom of the press) offers some protection against being forced to reveal information or confidential sources in writing stories that deal...Read more »
I was maliciously prosecuted for a crime I did not commit. A jury found me not guilty. No evidence or witnesses. Prosecutor and judge and catholic church just get away with it ? Is there any place to file complaints ?
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