I paid an attorney a retainer and he did not help me with my case, and still asked me to pay the remainder of the balance. the case did not go to trail and the charges did not go to court. he did not even advise me of this i found out thru the other party.
My dad has been in prison since 1997. A few weeks ago he sent a letter to the district clerk office requesting his grand jury proceedings... He received a letter stating that there are no copies of his grand jury proceedings... What does this mean and what do I need to do?
I'm not sure what he was trying to get from the district clerk. But an indictment is a record of the grand jury proceeding in that is shows the result of the proceeding. What do you need to do? I'm not sure what the goal is. What is the trying to find out?
He only does this when he is super drunk and I need him here to help me financially. We have a 20 year old daughter together and have been best friends for 22 years. I know I sound foolish but he is PERFECT when he is not out of his mind drunk.
Quashing an indictment is a complicated issue. Without seeing the indictment it's impossible to tell you if it can be quashed. You need to take the indictment to a lawyer so that person can review it and offer some real legal advice.
Manf/delay indictment enhancement for penalty increasee states convictions without dates or any other info one conviction stated is false...2nd conviction committed prior to the first conviction being final..not eligible to use for enhancement..if I file a motion to quash indictment for the error... Read more »
The witness statement I gave in a case which was put into evidence is not the one I wrote.. it has been changed.. Am not sure if I should hire a forensic expert or file an affidavit with the ADA and let them investigate.
You should hire a lawyer. Getting a prosecutor (ADA) to believe the police changed your statement is going to be very difficult. If you are the Defendant in this case, or a suspect, then you should not talk to a prosecutor. If you are just a witness, and in no way involved in this situation beyond...Read more »
I have forensic evidence proving everything I got and they refuse to accept it saying that there are too many high up people involved and they can't be convicted...I also have been threatened to drop the charges or I would regret it.
You hire the best appeals lawyer you can afford, immediately. Appeals have strict deadlines and you need to make sure you hire someone with experience in post-conviction litigation. If you know someone convicted of capital murder they may be appointed a lawyer on the appeal already. See if you can...Read more »
My girlfriend and I got in an argument last night. I tried calming down the situation by separating us but she had an assignment due the next day and needed my laptop. I was trying to go back to my apartment with my laptop so we could both relax and she was holding onto my shirt so I couldn't get... Read more »
No one can offer up a complete case defense based on a one paragraph description. You need to hire a lawyer immediately who has experience getting family violence cases dismissed. There are a lot of ways to defend these case. While your version of events is important, you also need to know - What...Read more »
Hire a lawyer. Seriously, it's like asking how to do surgery without a doctor. You can, but it's going to be a disaster. Why do you think we charge for our services? Because we have experience fixing the problems and we can make the system work for you. Find some money, borrow some money, go make...Read more »
Petition? I'm not sure what you mean by that. If you have an active warrant for a probation violation you need to hire an attorney to talk to probation and the prosecutor to see what can be done.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.