When I was in elementary school, I stole some of my friends Pokémon cards and no one ever knew. If it were to come out years later now as an adult. Can I still be prosecuted and would I be tried as a juvenile or an adult. Also would the discovery rule apply to this?
Is a defendant allowed to no longer use his private attorney and request either a public defender or pro per / pro se? Does the judge have authority to make you keep private retained counsel? See People v. Manila (please explain)
A defendant has a right to hire the attorney of his/her choice, so you may request to have your private attorney relieved. The Judge may want to inquire why, and if they feel it is simply a delay tactic, there may be an issue. If your attorney claims a conflict of interest, that too may be...Read more »
If it is a theft related to identity or vehicle fraud/theft investigated by the DMV Investigative Unit, you could have issues. Otherwise, unlikely. Misdemeanor theft for something else, probably not a problem. But you should consult with and possibly hire a lawyer to look into it.
So im thinking charges were droped, Days later i find out different charges were filed and serious ones at that, had a new court date but my bail remained the same and active, but shouldnt i be rearrested on the new charges, and have to post bail again on the new charges?
You should consult with and hire an experienced criminal attorney. What they charged will now alter the "requested bail" in court. So when you show up, that is what the prosecutor is going to ask for. If it was more than 15 days since your bail was originally posted, you COULD be...Read more »
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