I agree with the previous attorney's answer. The only thing I would add is someone who is attending law school and has completed two years or has graduated successfully can practice law under what is known as the third-year practice or legal intern rule. They can practice law, including...View More
Depending on the jurisdiction, it may be possible to engage an attorney to approach the Prosecutor's Office about having the warrant withdrawn. An obstacle may be whether a prosecutor has been assigned to the case. Your attorney can determine who sought the warrant and approach that person....View More
Whether a case can be expunged has more to do with what the outcome of the case was than what the charge was. If the case was dropped, you will have a better shot. If the outcome was a withhold of adjudication it would require a sealing for ten years if you are even eligible. That is dependent on...View More
I agree with the first attorney's answer. Deal directly with the police. In addition, go directly to your post office and speak to the Postmaster. They can verify any claims. Also, if your mail is being stolen you may need to invest in a locked mailbox or register for a small post office box...View More
Typically no. Some judges will allow fines and court costs to be entered as a lien against a Defendant. Some judges will allow a Defendant to perform community service in lieu of some of the obligation. This would typically need to be requested by the filing of a motion or it could be specified as...View More
The jail can hold her until she either bonds out or is offered a time served disposition ; unless you do something about it. If you are not involved in the crime in any way, you can contact the law enforcement involved in the case and inform them of the fraud. Giving a false name to a LEO is a...View More
There are typically two ways to have the State agree to reduce a charge. (1) Your attorney can negotiate a reduction as part of the plea negotiations or (2) Your attorney can point out to the prosecutor issues as it relates to a lack of evidence to prove all of the elements of the alleged crime or...View More
Fire investigator saw a syring in my bathroom in plain sight. It was in an open basket on bathroom counter. Also in same basket was folded up piece of paper with narcotics inside. Is said fire investigator allowed to continue his drug search by opening this paper... View More
This is a complicated question. Why was a fire investigator present? A syringe is not automatically paraphernalia. Did the investigator question you about it? Did you make any statements? There may an issue with the investigator opening the paper if he did so without permission. You will need a...View More
The answer is yes. Without knowing the details, a charge that comes later is likely - especially if the police are using a Confidential Informant or undercover officer. This is often done to try to protect the identity of the person used. The charge must be brought within the Statute of...View More
If you pled to a misdemeanor as part of the plea negotiation then the case became a misdemeanor. The judge cannot change the charge back. The State has power over the charge and the judge power over the sentence. Depending on what type of misdemeanor you pled to you can still receive up to a year...View More
even though charged were dropped. Can’t buy firearm or work at Medicaid facility because keeps coming up on BG screen. City police & county clerk of courts say record no longer exists. How to correct? Never did any drugs, never possessed any drugs ever. How do I get it corrected so... View More
If you have no prior convictions, I would recommend that you speak to a local attorney to determine whether you might be eligible to apply for an expunction of your record. The process can take several months but it is certainly better than doing nothing. There are rules that must be reviewed to...View More
Probation does have a right to verify your employment and place of work. Your attorney or you can file a motion with the court asking that an order be signed instructing the probation officer to verify employment via paystubs, etc. You can try speaking honestly with your probation officer to see if...View More
If you are not sure what is happening i would suggest discussing it with your attorney. There can be many reasons to continue a case that can be helpful to you. It is impossible to guess at such a reason but if you have questions talk to your lawyer about it.
Hotel deployable, needs code enforcement. No water after midnight, living with rats and roaches. Smoke alarm in all rooms don't work, most ac units are busted from outside the rooms. Locks on doors are being held up with scotch tape, not secured
Families are living here, including me... View More
Unlikely that this is a criminal matter. I would suggest contacting code enforcement department in the county where the facility is. They may need a complaint in order to investigate. I hope this helps.
Technically a person can change his/her plea at any time before the jury returns a verdict. However, different courts may have different ways of doing things. Some courts may deem any offer from the State as revoked if not accepted before setting a case for trial. To avoid this, it may be necessary...View More
I have 6 years time served on the probation case, I violated my probation with a new law violation and was sentenced to 10 years for the violation of probation and 10 years for the new law violation, ran concurrent. When my gain time sheet was given to me it said I had a fresh 10 years. Aren't... View More
Unfortunately, no. You will receive credit for the six years time you served - only on the related case. You will receive credit on the new case for any time you were in jail pending the resolution. Concurrent means the sentences runs together at the same time. It does not mean that the sentences...View More
In addition, you can be charged with two batteries if there are two separate victims if it occurs during the same incident. I agree that you should consult with an attorney. A battery can be enhanced to a felony if you have a prior battery and that should be avoided if at all possible.
Habeas Corpus may overturn my conviction. I want to know if you can be re-prosecuted if the statute of limitations on the underlying criminal act has passed. Please cite at least one example of case-law.
I have one year of community control in Florida, my fiancé lives in Idaho, we have a stable drug free house and I have a job offer in Idaho. My charge is non violent and it’s my first time ever being in trouble.
Typically Community Control cannot be transferred to another state because it is a function of DOC probation that does not exist in any other state. A transfer would probably necessitate a modification of the sentence to regular probation that would qualify for transfer under the Interstate Compact.
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