There would be a new sentencing. However, if the proofs at trial are basically the same, you would likely get the same sentence as before. The sentence is based on the entirety of the information that the judge knows, so it is possible for the sentence to change based on the difference of the...View More
All the issues you stated could be argued on the initial direct appeal of the conviction . . . except for the discovery of new evidence (which in most instances is brought in a 6500 motion for post conviction relief). However, depending on what the new evidence is, you might have a way to make it...View More
i have been assigned attorney john g. zevalking but do not know if he will continue with my case. i do alot of the research and filing myself also. i am innocent of the charge i was convicted of and need help with appeals or with place to do research.
I am currently still employed at a place where I had to endure sexual harassment, intimidation, discrimination and workplace injury to which they seemingly on purpose filled out paperwork to cause workmans comp to be denied and cause as much disarray as possible. I don't know if I should quit... View More
I was charged with larceny my court appointed lawyer did not explain to me that I was taking a plea or that I would have to pay restitution. This lawyer would not listen to me or look into evidence that would help me. They complained several times about how much work my case was causing them. Would... View More
We need to know where you are located, before we can tell you if we can help you. You posted a question to attorneys within the entire state of Michigan, however, it indicates here that you are in Illinois. Please clarify.
If you cannot afford to hire an attorney, then you will get one appointed for you when you go to court. They will help you. If you can afford an attorney, my associate does a great amount of these types of cases, or you can keep searching and find someone else.
Do you mean that they sent you a letter recently that warns you that they intend to arrest you in regards to a crime that happened 15 years ago? If so, your best chance to stop it is to have an attorney or someone else get in contact with the issuing authority and try to get more details about...View More
Or would lawsuit be in county where we live? Baby had a faciotomy in hospital but will have second surgery soon to see what injury looks like inside and than a skin graft is needed. Very little function in hand at this point. Looking for attorney to help with this matter
A lawsuit could likely be filed in either location, and therefore, you should discuss with an attorney the details of your case, and then determine where it would be best to file your lawsuit. I would be glad to speak to you in further detail, and help you with this. The attorneys that I work...View More
My associate handles both of these areas. You can contact me for further information if you wish, or you could probably find someone else the easiest by searching for an attorney that runs a general practice.
I know it’s aiding and abetting but her intention wasn’t for the man to be killed she was looking for her sister and one of the people also looking made the decision to commit murder without being encouraged to do so. She has no criminal history and is not the kind of person that should be... View More
How do you already know what sentence she will receive? If she agreed as part of her plea to a specific sentence, then she cannot challenge the length of that sentence on appeal. If she did not agree, then she can appeal to the higher court and ask them to reduce it, however, they can only reduce...View More
42 days to request appointed counsel. 56 days to file a claim of appeal following a trial. 6 months to file an application for leave to appeal following either a plea or a trial. An infinite amount of time (no time limit) to file a post conviction motion for relief back in the trial court if you...View More
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.