Hi I have a similar question to the one previously I had borrowed my friends car to run errands since my car had been having issues for the last couple of days I’m doing so in a certain amount of time and getting home unloading and packing the car was picked up in the mist. Upon realizing hours... Read more »
And another from Arizona almost 5 years old they enhanced me to a state jail felony and then because it was in time of emergency (COVID) they enhance me again into an f3. will they extradite me from Oregon for that?
Dope was found in the backseat behind the passenger seat....passenger threw it back there.... how do I prove this?? Cops didn't believe me they took me to jail. I don't see how they're going to prove all the elements of constructive possession it should be reasonable doubt is it... Read more »
my friend posted bond for multiple misdemeanor and one felony case, was out about a week and violated his bond. he is currently in custody and i am trying to see how long they have to arraign him as he has not seen a judge yet. thank you
He was on probation for felony drug charges was arrested got on probation went on the run was arrested again then again got on probation this was his final year on probation he was going to pay it off when he got his taxes but he relapsed became homeless and now is in jail with theft greater then a... Read more »
If you have the resources to hire him a better attorney than a court-appointed then you could do that. If you can't afford that, you could still make his life more comfortable in jail by depositing smaller amounts of money into his spending account at the jail... this is sometimes called...Read more »
Most people don't understand that the Statute of Limitations doesn't control how long a case can be pending before trial. It only controls the time period that the government has to file formal charges after an alleged crime. If they wait too long to file charges then the court loses...Read more »
This is the sort of situation that can blow up in your face because something will get missed and you will get blamed... because it is your responsibility to attend all required court appearances and obey all conditions of bond regardless of your attorney's inaction. You should probably...Read more »
My current boyfriend's ex girlfriend keeps harassing through calls and texts and sometimes even showing up to his place and showing stalking behavior. She also mentioned me on her threats that she would come for me. He has DACA and he's scared to take legal actions but I want to know what... Read more »
A restraining order requires the existence of a civil lawsuit pending between the parties, and it expires when the lawsuit ends. So that's not appropriate to your situation unless there is some sort of active lawsuit involving the two of you on opposing sides.
In my experience as an attorney, it is easier to get misdemeanors dismissed... and you need it ALL dismissed to be eligible to have the arrest records expunged. Deferred adjudication is not good enough... a reduction to a class C misdemeanor is not good enough... its gotta be all dismissed or the...Read more »
I have a lawyer who is extremely uncommunicative. There was a change in my assigned attorney last year in August and I, the defendant , was not notified by anyone. I found it out by accident in Jan. of this year and emailed my new attorney. That was five months I, effectively, had no... Read more »
Court-appointed attorneys are overworked and underpaid just about everywhere. Your best bet overall is probably to hire a local criminal defense attorney who DOESN'T accept court appointments. However, not everyone thinks they can afford that... but can they afford prison?
You can get CHARGED with assaulting the Tooth Fairy if an officer believes you did it. The fact that the Tooth Fairy isn't actually real is a great defense at trial, if a case like that actually got that far, but that won't prevent an arrest if the officer is convinced he has probable...Read more »
Leaving cop ask if anyone had drugs the guy I was with had meth. On way to jail he turn around a realize is and said would get a letter to let us know when to go to court. I didn’t get a letter so was 2years ago when that happens. 7 months ago I flip a truck and cop didn’t say had warrant. Well... Read more »
The first thing your attorney will probably try to figure out is whether the officer had reasonable suspicion to stop and search in the first place, because if there wasn't a good reason to pull you over, or there wasn't a good reason for the traffic stop to turn into a drug...Read more »
The question above is relating to two people, one is the seller withholding information and the items purchased and the other is the buyer being lied to and cohearce into helping the seller to pay for their bills and will not deliver the paid goods unless paid otherwise. Is this extorsion, can you... Read more »
Law enforcement might refuse to get involved because it is NOT a crime unless there is reason to believe that the seller already had the INTENT to keep the money without delivering the goods AT THE MOMENT the money changed hands. Basically, a scam.
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