answered on Oct 24, 2019
You need to put in a notice of appeal as soon as possible. There is a very limited amount of time to do so. In addition to the notice of appeal, there are multiple other motions/orders you may need to file with the state including court reporter designations, motions for costs, etc.... Read more »
answered on Apr 4, 2019
Yes, we lawyers try to answer questions when we can. Sometimes we cannot if you are looking for legal advice and you have retained counsel. Other times we can’t answer a question if it is not clear. Try asking your question again and good luck!
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answered on Nov 28, 2018
The lawyer you hired will be in the best position to answer this question.
So, essentially, I will lose driving benefits for an entire year?
Breathelizer was high, but I have multiple G/I problems. During my 20 minute resting/observation period I was allowed to lie on my back. Between the acid re flux issues, bleeding ulcers, and Esophageal varices... Read more »
answered on Oct 12, 2018
Was this a first time above a .15 or below? A first time DUI consists of a 6-12 month license suspension. If you otherwise qualify, you should be eligible for a hardship license for the majority of the suspension period. Speak with your lawyer for more information.
answered on Oct 3, 2018
A pre-trial is exactly what it sounds like, a court hearing done before setting a case for trial. This allows the Judge to keep tabs on his/her docket and gives the state/defense a chance to either work out a deal for a plea, set a motion or if needed, set the case for trial.
Does the video of the buy have to show the defendant handing the drugs in question over to the CI or can the CI get away with stating the drugs came from the defendant. The CI that was used for the controlled buy had access to the residence plus he stated during his deposition that he has staged... Read more »
answered on Oct 1, 2018
There is no law that I am aware of that states a CI must be on video buying/selling drugs with the suspect. It is not uncommon for the police to search the CI before and after the buy and rely on their statements. That being said, this opens up possible defenses and credibility issues with the... Read more »
answered on Sep 4, 2018
You can be charged at a later time with resisting or obstruction.
My father in law was drunk and became combative, pushed me, i pushed him back, swung at me, at pushed him back, tried to choke me, i pushed him back, he tripped and fell backwards hit head against concrete column causing a big laceration. I was arrested, he is not pressing charges and is providing... Read more »
answered on Aug 10, 2018
Your lawyer on your behalf can contact the state attorney and present any mitigating evidence. You should NEVER contact the state as a defendant and the state attorney may choose not to speak to you.
answered on Aug 9, 2018
While it varies, most of the time you can pay it through the court clerk or your probation officer.
answered on Aug 1, 2018
If a trial is already set, many times a judge will set a pretrial or such shortly before the trial date. The purpose of that may include making sure both sides are ready, all witnesses are available on the trial date and maybe even agreeing on any motions in limine.
answered on Jul 31, 2018
What is your question? If the charge happened in Indiana, he may be extradited from Florida back up north to face the allegations. That said, any time in custody here should count towards the Indiana case.
answered on Jul 30, 2018
Not necessarily but failure for the state to do so may enable your lawyer an opening to attack the case. Additionally, if there were credible witnesses that saw the alleged attack with the weapon, the State may not test for DNA.
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