David Edward Boyle's answer Police are not required to tell the truth, however if a promise was made that he would not be charged it could result in the evidence and statement from your son being inadmissible in court. I suggest he hire a lawyer to defend him.
David Edward Boyle's answer You can hire your own lawyer to represent you at any time, or if you do not think your public defender is adequately representing your interests, you can always chose to represent yourself, although that is not recommended. Ask the judge for a hearing so you can present what you would like your attorney to do that they have not done.
David Edward Boyle's answer It is not possible to serve a sentence longer than you were originally given. If the person is still under parole you may have the ability to pursue a civil action against the government. I would first obtain copies of all criminal sentences that the person has at the respective clerk's offices. Look for any sentences that may have tolled, or stopped running, or additional sentences that may have been set to run consecutive to the original sentence. If you cannot figure it out I would...
David Edward Boyle's answer You should contact the other court to make them aware of where you will be. Persons can be transported to court by the Sheriff when they are in custody in one county and have court in another county. Happens all the time.
David Edward Boyle's answer I would suggest you hire a lawyer to file a motion to suppress to have the court rule upon whether the police had probable cause to stop your vehicle. Make them prove the light was out at the time of the stop. If they are unable to do so, then all the evidence that was located after the vehicle was stopped could be suppressed and the State would be unable to prosecute you.
David Edward Boyle's answer If you have a failure to appear, there is a warrant for your arrest. If you do not resolve the failure to appear warrant you will always be subject to arrest and will be unable to renew your drivers license and it can be suspended by the issuing state. I would encourage you to hire a lawyer who works in the same jurisdiction as the NC court to help resolve this matter.
David Edward Boyle's answer Unfortunately, yes the car can be seized. However the government will have to pay off the loan on the car to get to keep it. The creditors rights trump the government. A forfeiture action can be challenged and often provides access to information faster than in the criminal case. In some cases you are entitled to discovery which allows you to take the depositions of the officers, something you cannot do in a criminal case. I would encourage you to hire a lawyer for your son. Trafficking...
David Edward Boyle's answer It depends on who started the fight and whether one of you was defending yourself and if anyone reported this to the police. You may also have the ability to sue the other person.
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