Of course it depends on your jurisdiction, but often the court does not require a written motion. You can simply ask your attorney to notify the court or you can notify the court that you would like a Marsden Hearing. The court will need to clear out the entire courtroom except you, your attorney,...View More
If your question is whether someone can be charged with two separate attempted murder charges for one act of shooting at a car that is occupied by two people, the short answer is yes. And yes, each attempted murder charge is counted as a strike.
You do not have to answer the door or speak to the person from the DA's Office. If they have a warrant for your arrest or to search the residence, they are able to arrest and/or search. But you always have the right to remain silent and invoke your right to an attorney, and you should always...View More
His first strike is for robbery, his second one is for vandalism, and his third one is for assault with great bodily injury. (with enhancements) At the time of his sentencing the judge told him that he believes that a life sentence is unfair but he has no option but to give him that sentence... View More
The 3-strikes law has changed and based on the charges you list, your fiancee must have been sentenced under original law. It appears he only has 2 strikes (robbery and GBI), which under the current law, would only require a prison sentence to be doubled. He should be entitled to petition the...View More
I am a minor in California, I was fired from Target because there was an investigation placed on me that concluded that I stole $700 from the cash register and I admitted to it. I was told that if I pay the amount back, nothing else would happen, but I have heard that even after paying back the... View More
Unfortunately, yes you can still be charged with a crime even if you paid the money back. However, juvenile crimes of this nature can often be handled informally either before being "charged" or even after being charged. If you have no prior record, it is unlikely you will serve time in...View More
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