Brian K. McHugh's answer The short answer is yes. Legally the DA's ability to file a criminal case against a witness to a crime is not effected by the outcome of the case in which the person was a witness. However, there may be evidentiary or proof problems that make charging the witness difficult or impossible.
Carl Shusterman's answer Marriage is generally the easiest and fastest way to get a green card. Others get green cards through employment, investment, asylum, etc. He should meet with an immigration attorney to go over his alternatives.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer If it is a federal tax, the court is either Tax Court (yes there really is a Tax Court) or a local Federal District Court (in Denver). If it is a state tax, the court is a Colorado District Court (likely in Denver). Potentially a federal court can review certain state taxes if this is a constitutional challenge. If you are challenging the legality of a tax, hiring a tax lawyer is highly recommended.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer You can claim that you were not provided notice, but this won't excuse the appearance obligation. You can be held in contempt for non-appearance. This type of proceeding is relatively rare, and usually if you show up for jury duty (without incident) nothing happens. In the rare cases where contempt hearings do occur, the usual penalty is financial over jail time AND you are required to immediately appear for a jury.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Yes, you can wait until you become a Colorado resident to change your name. Where and when you choose to change your name is a personal choice (beyond applicable state requirements related to updating of records).
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer You can challenge both orders. It is usually unwise to challenge a temporary order because they are of such a short duration (and also not usually cost-effective for the legal fees). Permanent orders can also be challenged by: (1) requesting a rehearing (usually within 21 days of the order), (2) appeal or (3) requesting a modification (this applies most to family cases AND must occur after the cooling-off period and/or meet the changed circumstances requirement).
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Yikes! Due to the sums involved, it is highly recommended that you contact an attorney that specializes in military law and/or military disability claims. Since the VA and DoD are not known for their transparency or efficiency, I suspect that something can be done legally.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer I cannot comment on the correctness of the PO's actions. One factor is that the parole system is horribly overloaded--this leads to delays. It is possible that the monthly appearances and heavy caseload caused the PO to not review whether all the terms of the parole were complied with. While this is a very long delay, if parolee did not comply with the terms of the parole, the parole was arguably properly revoked. If you feel that something improper occurred, you can contact a criminal law...
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Since I was not there and I do not know your case, I cannot comment on all the particularities of your case. I can, however, provide general information. A suppression hearing (often attached to a motion in limine) is nothing more than a request (usually by the defendant) to exclude evidence from trial. From your facts it sounds like the motion was based on conflicting information of the officers.
There are several legal reasons for suppressing evidence ranging from serious police...
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer From the sounds of it DHS is involved. At this point, there is nothing that you can due to stop the process. The social worker is likely reviewing your child's case for (1) D&N (dependency and neglect) and/or (2) criminal child abuse (via physical harm or drug addiction of the baby). Pending the review, a court case MAY be filed by DHS on behalf of the child. Note, this is not a guarantee. If a case is filed, you can hire an attorney or apply for a public defender. You should hear from DHS in...
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer You question is reasonable and very clear (a rarity). Unfortunately, I am not aware of any lawyers at Justia that have extensive knowledge of military law (98% of all law schools don't offer classes on military law). You can try Avvo (again, lawyers familiar with military law a few and far between in the civilian world). For a definitive answer you will need to contact a local lawyer with experience in military law. Many attorneys offer free consultations; if not, your case can be carefully...
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