Criminal Law Questions & Answers

Q: If I am a victim in a domestic assault case what can the prosecutor do to me if I refuse to testify against the defenden

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

A prosecutor can threaten a few things. But they are often reluctant to follow through since they often posture as if they somehow represent "their" victim. It's a complicated question, and you should know that you can retain a criminal defense attorney as a witness lawyer to represent you and your interests against the prosecutor.
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Q: If drug use is revealed during a Title IX investigation and is irrelevant to the case, will it be reported?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

a lawyer would need more info.

the answer is that it does not have to be filed. It will be up to the investigating /arresting agency and the filing deputy DA who reviews it.
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Q: I was charged with theft of property but now they have figured out and employee of there business was who stole them

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

I recommend you hire a competent attorney. You need to be sure the charges get dismissed and expunged. That is a serious Felony you are charged with, and it may not go away just because someone else has also been charged. There may even be a possible civil suit if the employer was totally reckless in charging you.
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Q: Is there a way to find out how many cases an officer has brought go a conviction.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

It is doubtful that your lawyer can make that kind of discovery because of relevance. It is very possible to find out what he was doing during the time period that he arrested you. You might also find out what his disciplinary record is. You can also go to Court and see what happens to some of his charges he has made. He probably will have been subpoenaed for several cases on the same day. You can also ask around. What you are seeking does not probably help you much.
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Q: If someone tries to get you to committ perjury so you get the full sentence what happens does the case get dropped?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

question not clear

you mean a lawyer asking you to plead guilty when you are not?

or to testify as a wit? if caught committing perjury you will be charged criminally and probably prosecuted.
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Q: Can I drop charges on my boyfriend if I didn't call the cops and dont want to press charges?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

Honestly. Based on what you are saying, the case is no longer in your control, so you can not "drop" the charges. If he gets charged with something you want to get an attorney. Your unwillingness to testify may help his case, based on what you are telling me.
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Q: there was a clerical error , which the court has recognized, but probation hasn’t and I have paper work stating I am not

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

you need to have your attorney put matter back on calendar and ask court to order probation to next hearing and have judge rectify matter.
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Q: If u get caught on videotape stealing a controlled substance what kind of violation is that

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Nebraska on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

Your question depends on the nature of the Controlled substance and the amount taken. You also will have to advice your age and prior criminal history. My suggestion is that you contact a good criminal lawyer to help you out.
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Q: If someone got in a fight and threw something and it hit someone else what’s the punishment if the person press charges?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for District of Columbia on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

It's an assault. Depending on the seriousness of it, which may depend on the nature of the object, it could be charged as a felony.
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Q: My son is charged with CR 5-619 with a max penalty of $500 will this result in a misdeaminor conviction on his record?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Maryland on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

Yes, it is a criminal misdemeanor. A first offence carries a maximum $500 fine, but a second carries the possibility of jail, so he should avoid a first conviction so as to not have that future possibility. More immediately, he does not want a conviction at all, as it is a permanent record. Many times these cases can be resolved through a diversion program, which is negotiated with the prosecutor, in exchange for dismissal. He would then be eligible to have his record expunged. This is...
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Q: My Daughter's father is charged with 2 second degree charges.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Family Law for Maryland on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

If you were subpoenaed, then you should go. Otherwise, unless there were serious injuries, in all likelihood, the case will be dropped.
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Q: Hello. If I haven't paid child support in 3 years, but my child has turned 18....do I still owe that back child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Criminal Law for Florida on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018
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Q: can the courts make you clean asbestos from a torn down house as part of your community service

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Criminal Law for Oregon on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

Since asbestos is a carcinogenic agent which needs to be carefully handled, the answer is no. Removing asbestos can entail tremendous health consequences, as well as serious environmental contamination, if performed incorrectly. Therefore, it is a job which must be left to professionals who have priorly undergone thorough training in this regard and know how to safely deal with hazardous substances. Your community service should definitely not include removing asbestos from old, damaged...
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Q: I got a felony 8 years ago for possession, no conviction since. Can I sue to restore gun rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for North Carolina on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

You may apply for an unconditional pardon from the Governor, which is granted at the Governor's discretion. An unconditional pardon is granted primarily to restore an individual's right to own or possess a firearm. Applications for pardons are handled by Pat Hansen at the Governor's Clemency Office. It's been my experience that applications for pardon prepared with the assistance of an attorney fare better than those prepared by applicants. For example, requesting a pardon on the basis that...
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Q: What consequences can a person face if they intentionally lie to the police to have someone arrested?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

A simple answer would be a person could be subjected to criminal prosecution and possible civil litigation

for obstructing justice leading to a false arrest. However in the real word it won't play out like that.

The individual who was arrested will have to go through the criminal process of having a preliminary hearing

to determine if there is probable cause to sustain the charges. Even if the judge finds no probable cause that does not mean the complainant has falsely...
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Q: I served out my probation violation sentence in jail .can they take my bond and use it towards probation fees

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

If there is any bond after you were placed on probation or if you posted a bond after the violation of probation, then yes the court can use it towards probation fees and other costs of the file.
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Q: If I inform that all calls are recorded on my outgoing message is that legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Criminal Law and Divorce for California on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018
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Q: How can I file a motion to revoke my probation in the state of georgia

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 23, 2018

Why do you want to revoke your probation? Are you incarcerated elsewhere?
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Q: If I press charges on my brother for physical and emotional abuse on my son will cps finally get my daughter out too?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Family Law and Federal Crimes for Oklahoma on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

I'm really sorry no one answered your question earlier. It so old now, you have probably found an answer elsewhere. If you still have questions about this ask your question again, and give as many detailed facts as you can. Take care, and good luck to you.

Please visit my website, www.garyjdean.com, and near the bottom of the home page "Subscribe" so you can get occasional email updates on Oklahoma Law.
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Q: How do I drop domestic battery charges against my wife in San Diego?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Family Law for California on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018

You can't "drop" the charges. Only the San Diego DA's Office which filed the criminal complaint can do so but you as the husband and "victim" can make it more difficult for them to prosecute.

I suggest you consult with and retain a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney who can "think outside the box" and has come up with creative defense strategies to defend his clients. ;)
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