H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer Drug Court is dicreatiionary so almost anyone the judge or prosecutor wants can get in pursuant to the guidelines rules. Yes some attorney simply don't do appeals, all can but some of us don't like myself.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer We are not supposed to give specific legal advise on this site on what to do, but you can setup an in office consultation with an experienced lawyer. What I will say is that arguments exist on both sides on whether or whether not to pay it. Either way I would contact the court in which the store was in to see if they filed a criminal complaint for shoplifting against you.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer A conviction is when you have been found guilty. A charge is something you get and then have to go to a trial on. You can be detained in general for more than 90 days without an indictment unless the prosecutor can find good cause then its even longer.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer If the bills are paid what does it matter however if you're saying this because you want to file a lawsuit let your attorney get the bills and give him a release to do this.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer Yes it is possible he could go to jail, but much more information would be needed to assess what would happen in his case. I suggest you speak with the lawyer who handled his PTI CHARGE as he would know best, or setup a consultation with a new lawyer if you were not satisfied with your prior lawyer.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer The answer to this depends because generally you need a license to be an EMT they could kick him off the squad however will they find out is the question you may have to tell them anyway. Your best bet is to get a good lawyer to fight the case you may have a defense and even if he doesn't things can be done to help minimize the penalties he will face.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer Best way to fight any legal battle is with an experienced Attorney, however drug testing and therapy is common for these types of cases and you would have to prove how it would effect you differently and in a more adverse way than others that are assigned the same treatment.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer Depends on the status of the case at this point. He may not be released until trial unless you file a motion or have a lawyer argue for him at a detention hearing of which he gets two an initial hearing upon his jailing generally within 24 hours and a second hearing within 5 days generally. Unfortunately many inmates have evidence showing their innocence, the question is does it negate sufficiently all of the evidence the state has showing his guilt.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer IN a perfect world it would be the same exact tickets, but this is not a perfect world and for example one person may have had a perfect record for the last twenty years to the cop may have given the other persona no point ticket where as the other person gets an improper turn ticket. In any event you need to worry about what you got not what the other person got if you need to get no points get yourself a good lawyer. Most of us traffic ticket lawyers offer a free in office consultation so...
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer You need to go to court or call the court, plead not guilty and when you go to court ask for a trial. You can also hire a lawyer to do most of this for you, but you will still need to appear in court. FYI most people who come to my office feel that the tickets they received were an injustice, so your not alone.
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