Keep in mind in Massachusetts it doesn't take much for a domestic case to start and even less to quickly gain momentum. The laws which were put in place to protect those who need it most leave judges and clerks in a very tough position. They have no choice but to worry about "what if". What if it...Read more »
DV as in domestic violence? It really depends on how serious the case is. In many cases, the search is simply asking the court to run a witness's record. No record, no further search. If the accused knows areas that should be investigated, defense attorneys have a duty to investigate... or have...Read more »
It sounds like you have your answer, at least initially. The judge said there’s enough there to go forward with the case. That doesn’t mean the DA can prove their case, though this does not appear to be a case that is bound for, or should go to trial. This is a matter that might beat be...Read more »
Don’t just roll over. Probation officers can be reasonable. Rarely but they can. You don’t want to do another year. Find a lawyer. Line up programs options reasons for why this happened and get reprobated. Particularly if this is your first violation
My boyfriend was sent to magistrate for a case. Was told to stay off of fb acct because of filing false report and have no contact w person. Got letter in mail stating proof of anger management. No such program information was provided at time of appointment. What course of action is necessary?
Is there another magistrate hearing or date to go back?
I would politely contact the court (in person), and simply inquire about the anger management. They may just clear up the issue and solve your problem. Or they may tell you that the magistrate put notes in the file that your...Read more »
Was caught on camera shoplifting. Item was under $20. No police were called or arrest. They took down my ID and personal info and gave me a form to fill out to choose to pay a fee through a company called CAP (Crime accountability program). The fee is $450 and I have 72 hours to sign up and make a... Read more »
Call a lawyer. Don’t communicate with CAP as they will likely use it to prosecute you after the fact. *i am not clear on this but I’ve seen abuse of the system through companies who claim to be...Read more »
How you approach this depends on the injury. His insurance will likely cover your claim, though it may be a battle. I would need more information. Whether the school asks your coach to drive students or if he simply offers, would be an issue.
Be proactive. On the old case and the new one. You don’t want to lose that CWOF and don’t have to, though you may have to fight a lot harder on the second case to make it go away because of your history (prior similar case)
when you call 911 because your friend overdoses, and police and paramedic's arrive. After victim is conscious and in route to hospital do the police have the right to search your room and seize items that are not drug related and that where not visible? (Hamper,under mattress, in drawers, in a shut... Read more »
I’m assuming they found something and charged you or your friend, with a crime. If so, as the other lawyer said, they may not have had any business in your business. If not, as annoying as it is, I’d drop it.
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