I don't know what you mean by "brandishing", but it would take far more than that to justify use of deadly force against that person. Keep in mind that there IS a right to bear arms, both for you and the other person. You can't just shoot people because they are armed.
The defendant was told he was not being arrested or detained that the officer just wanted to speak to him. The officer asked for the knife on his belt and the defendant said he'd like to keep it since he was not being arrested or detained and was not on probation and had no wants or warrants.... Read more »
"Officer safety" is often used as an excuse for excessive force. For resisting to be a legitimate charge, the police officer must be reasonably engaged in his official duties. If he engages in excessive force, then resisting that unreasonable force (in a reasonable way) would not be a...Read more »
Attorneys will not generally quote fees in public forums like this. I suggest you contact me or other attorneys privately through this site. For one thing, in order to quote a fee, an attorney would need to discuss the facts of your case, and you definitely do not want to do that publicly!
Unless you have an urgent situation or a hearing in the near future, you should not be alarmed. Especially in the current pandemic, public defenders are swamped with cases (fewer people are working) and also having to deal with the same crisis management as everyone else in the court system. You...Read more »
I have a pending DUI charge and IC 9-30-5-3 has recently changed. Prior occurrence has changed from 5 years to 7 years. My first DUI occurred November of 2012 but was not decided until April of 2013. My pending charge occurred on 02/05/2020. So because of this change my charge is somewhere in... Read more »
The calculation goes from date of CONVICTION of the earlier case to date of OCCURRENCE of the newer case. The Level 6 charge is appropriate. If you need more questions answered, you can contact attorneys privately through this site---you should not post details about your case in "Ask a Lawyer".
My boyfriend is currently incarcerated in Carroll county jail and will be released Wednesday of next week. He has an initial hearing for another case in tippecanoe county on Monday. They are currently not transporting due to covid and the courthouse is closed so he cannot get ahold of them at all... Read more »
I was arrested for domestic battery in Indiana. I am F1-student. I don't think i did anything that would hurt her and even if it did it was unintentional. I was not charged at the moment. University has not taken any action yet, but I am hearing they will. Does it violate my visa status? I... Read more »
The sooner you retain a criminal defense lawyer, the better. You may also wish to consult an immigration lawyer at some point, but you should confront the criminal issue immediately. You may contact me privately if you wish to discuss details.
Want to put name and address. Description of mobile home. Year make and model. The mobile home was abandoned on certain date. And has been left on my property with out my permission.Have 60 days to remove from my property. I live in Indiana. If no response after the 60 days. Do I have to have an... Read more »
Got in an accident in florida on spring break, got a ticket for leaving scene and careless driving. The officer told me there are ticket clinics I won’t have to come back to florida to pay! My ticket has a court date on it. What do I do?
There should be contact information for the court clerk on the ticket. Although clerks cannot give legal advice, they can inform you of procedures. Since this is a Florida issue, direct future inquiries towards Florida attorneys.
I was injured and my daughter was trying to stop him. She attempted to call for help but he smashed her tablet. He was severely intoxicated and I know this isn’t like him and I just want him to be able to have a standing chance because he’s been charged with a level 6 felony. What can I do?... Read more »
My boyfriend was currently on house arrest, me and him had a argument and I over exaggerated the details of the fight to the police Our two children were present but asleep he was taken to our city jail and held for 48hours. I decided against pressing charges. Upon his release his case worker... Read more »
Probation is not accepting people at this time work release isn't along with house arrest I asked for an extension but would not be granted anymore and I am essential worker right now and I've had this job for 4 years. I also have two children one is 4 and the other 11 and I am the sole... Read more »
I live in a shared homes area, and I've been told by the people that share a home with this one person have heard him yell and throw his dog at the wall, which is then followed by yelps from the dog. I've also seen the dog being carried in ways that could hurt him. The owner also lets the... Read 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.