It sounds as if the judge "withheld adjudication". This means that you are not convicted of the crime. A background search will most likely show this arrest. However, you may answer that you have not been convicted of a crime. Additionally, you may want to consider sealing your record...View More
I found a key to the life guard tower in the sand and then used it to open the tower to sleep in. Nothing was damaged or taken. At 6am an officer openned it and said "your under arrest" for burglary and possession of burgarly tools (my self defense pocket knife) with intent to use. Also... View More
This sounds more like a trespass than a burglary. You were certainly in a place that you did not have authority to be in, however there was no crime committed in the place. The argument on the key is that it was abandoned property and that you did not steal it. I would imagine...View More
The criminal charges will be handled by the State Attorney's Office and retaining your own attorney is not necessary. However, you may consider retaining a lawyer to act as your advocate in the criminal case. If you are considering a civil law suit you will also need a lawyer. Your...View More
He requested a hearing back in December when he got the ticket, heard nothing from them until yesterday when he got a letter notifying him that his license would be suspended for failure to show up in court. He NEVER got the notification for the court date. He called today and the rep claimed it... View More
My question is the speed limit and address listed on my citation are incorrect for the area i was pulled over in. What should I do to fix this in my citation? The difference in speed limit would lower my citation penalty price.
No, if you are the victim of a crime you can immediately file a police report. The law enforcement agency will then do the investigation and will either obtain an arrest warrant from law enforcement or send the case to the state attorney's office for review.
I'm pregnant and my kids were there police were called no one was arrested or wrote a statement but since stories was vonficted on the report we both were charged with domestic violence what will happen next and will this be on my record
I am not sure what you mean by charged if nobody was arrested. If the case is sent to the state attorney's office for review, a prosecutor will look over the report and decide if anyone will be charged. If you are concerned about being arrested, you should consult a lawyer in your area.
This is a very broad question and much will depend upon the felony that someone is convicted of. A person will lose the right to posses a firearm. They will lose the right to vote for a period of time and perhaps permanently depending upon the conviction. If you are contemplating entering. This...View More
He went to new york. I was watching him. He is back and wants his dog. He never paid me the agreed upon money for me watching him. I have waited for 2 days for his girlfriend to come pick him up. Now he says he called the sheriff and is pressing charges against me Is this possible?
The DEA can arrest you for something non-drug related. If you were approached by a DEA agent, I think that you should contact an attorney who could then reach out to the agent to determine your roll in an investigation. Perhaps you are simply a witness, but you could also be a person of interest...View More
I drove friend home because she was unable to drive, pulled over and contraband found inside vehicle, already had probable cause for pulling us over, and conducting a search. cases are separate, and friend already took guilty plea. I am still being charged with same crimes which friend plead guilty... View More
This is a constructive possession case. The government is trying to argue that although you did not have actual possession of the contraband, you had the ability to exercise dominion and control of the item(s). It is not a situation where a motion is going to get a case dismissed. You need an...View More
The question seems to assume that the person is incarcerated. If someone is incarcerated and does not bond out of jail they will be remain in jail until the case is resolved. There is no set time on when someone can be sentenced or referred to drug court. This person's attorney should...View More
Your question is fairly broad. You could be charged with a conspiracy to traffic in drugs. You could not be charged with simple possession of drugs if no drugs were found. More specifics are needed to give you a more complete answer.
The court wants additional time to consider the evidence and apply it to the law. Most likely, the judge will issue a written ruling on the issue and either allow the hearsay to come in or rule against it.
The legal fees for any criminal case will depend upon the complexity of the case, the experience of the attorney hired, and the likely the geographic area of the case. It is important to speak with any attorney you are considering to hire and make sure that you feel comfortable with their...View More
A restraining order is a civil (non-criminal) matter, and therefore will not have an arraignment. However, if you are asking if a restraining order or injunction can be dismissed at a hearing or after a hearing is held, then the answer is yes. Additionally, the injunction may be able to be...View More
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