The speedy trial clock is like the clock at a basketball game. 270 days, 90 if you are incarcerated awaiting trial. Seems speedy. But it pauses for every defense request and was paused in many cases for COVID-19 and pauses for this and pauses for that. A lawyer needs to sit down and go through your...Read more »
My probation officer recommended anger management but only gave me a list of 6 places I can go even though there are dozens available in my area. Her choices cost 10X as much as others, I have to pay $1000 but others I'm not allowed to go offer it for much less if not for free, isn't that... Read more »
I have a friend in custody. Today they updated his bail from "Cash Bond Only $25,000" to "Cash Bond Only $20,000". Now it shows "OW" under type with a bail amount of $0. I cannot find anything about OW only OR.
I have a friend currently incarcerated in North Carolina for being a sex offender. He has 21 months left of 12 years. In N.C they want him to wear a GPS tracker when he gets out. He wants to know if he transfers to Ohio before being released from prison, will he still have to wear the GPS here in... Read more »
I have never even had a ticket I’m 51 my attorney scared me and told me I could 16 years for a felony 1 . I never got to see my discovery and just found out there’s absolute proof the victim lied which I been saying all along .They plead me down to a felony 5 .
What what should I do if a domestic violence happened to my boyfriend and I and the cops were called and I was drinking and I have a lot of psychological issues and I went along with what the cop said but I know he never hit me or yelled at me I was coached through another third party and I... Read more »
Depending upon how important the evidence suppressed is, a successful suppression motion can cause the government to dismiss a case entirely or offer a better deal. Most courts are quite liberal about when they will hear suppression motions all the way up until the date of trial. Suppression motion...Read more »
The final pretrial hearing is coming up and I expected to be able to clear my name of these charges with exculpatory evidence, however the prosecutor did not mark any evidence as exculpatory even though it should have been. I am concerned that my only two options will be to accept a plea deal for... Read more »
You can request the court assign you counsel, but as you have already retained counsel, the court may well find that you do not qualify. If there is specific exculpatory material you believe exists, but has not been turned over, you should discuss this with your attorney to press for more discovery.
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