Many states, if not most, have mandatory minimum sentences for carjacking. IF you are in a state where there is no mandatory minimum sentence for carjacking (or robbery by force and violence, or kidnapping if the victim was transported in the car even a short distance, or any other related chrge...Read more »
No, of course you don't have to answer the door. But if you don't, and they know you're home, they'll break it in. Then not only will you be in jail, but your door will be hanging open. Also, more people get hurt by the police in forced-entry warrant arrest situations than do in cases where the...Read more »
One of my twins pulled my work laptop off the countertop in my kitchen and subsequently broke a few pieces of the external plastic frame. The computer still works, no screen damage, just external Plastic parts that need to be replaced. My employer is demanding that I buy the laptop from them and if... Read more »
The other side of the coin to the eloquent answer Mr. Minnick provided is that, Florida is an “at will” state, which means even if you DO pay the money for the laptop, the employer could still fire you the next day.
If you don't pay for the laptop and quit or get fired, and the...Read more »
Are you saying the PROBATION terms are consecutive? Usually,the SENTENCES which are suspended may be consecutive, but in most jurisdictions, most smart judges rule that the probation terms are concurrent. The reason for this is, if you have two one year probation terms and you violate in the 6th...Read more »
Trial scheduled for January 10, 14 and 15 2019 and I wasn't informed that my public defender resigned his position with the public defenders office until December 18 2018. My right to speedy trial is extremely close to the final date and I have not asked for a continuance or waived my right to... Read more »
The public defenders service will provide a new lawyer for you, but the lawyer will probably have to ask for a continuance so he can be fully ready. However, if yo don't WANT a continuance, you should write to the judge now and tell him you need to have a new lawyer assigned immediately....Read more »
Its important to realize that in the District of Columbia, ALL Washington Metropolitan Police Department officers (with very few exceptions, such as undercover officers) are now REQUIRED to wear bodyworn video cameras (BUT see the last paragraph, below). They are supposed to turn the camera on as...Read more »
Sounds like you were stopped for erratic driving, and that gave the officer reason to suspect you might be intoxicated. Driving the wrong way on a one-way street clearly gave the officer enough articulable suspicion to at least stop you. After that, the progression of the arrest is based on the...Read more »
If I understand your question, I think you are asking if Arizona can suspend the driving privileges of a person who never had an Arizona license. if the charge is for driving in Arizona, clearly the answer is yes. Arizona can not suspend the person's Wisconsin license. That is up to Wisconsin to...Read more »
You are confusing civil and criminal cases. A bar owner CAN be found negligent and responsible if he over-serves a patron and that patron goes out and injures another person or property. However, 1) it is not entirely clear that an employer could be held to the same standard as a bar owner in that...Read more »
The parents want to file charges on me because I was talking to a minor and wanted to be friends, and talk in person to that girl. And the parents were saying if I pay their phone cancellation fee which would be over $300 they wouldn’t file charges
How old was the minor, and is the gender the same or different as yours? If we are talking about a 17 year old girl and you are a 19 year old guy, and there was nothing sexual and it was all above-board, you are probably OK. If this was a 12 year old boy or girl and you are over 20, you are...Read more »
This is a benefits questions, not a criminal law question. Your SSI benefits will get cut off IF you are revoked and incarcerated. You don['t get cut off for having a criminal conviction or revocation. You get cut off if you are no longer on the street, and no longer need the benefits to survive....Read more »
DC is one of the only places in the country where they do NOT use money bonds. The only questions are, are you likely to fail to return to court, and are you likely to be a danger to the community? If the answer to either question is yes, you probably will be detained without bond. If the answer...Read more »
I hope you like the color orange. You might be wearing it a lot.
In DC marijuana has recently been legalized, but ONLY for personal use. In DC if you are over 21 you can purchase, grow or possess up to two ounces of marijuana for your own use. You can transfer up to one ounce of marijuana...Read more »
If the charge is attempted murder of a police officer, the defendant is almost certainly locked up. He should probably ask for a court appointed attorney first, as any good criminal defense attorney is going to have to charge a LOT of money to defend that charge properly. If he likes and has...Read more »
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