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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: How do I apply for a pro bono lawyer?
Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq.
Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jul 1, 2020

You can ask the judge to be appointed a District Attorney or other lawyer. You can probably call your local bar association and see who is doing pro bono work.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, DUI / DWI and Small Claims for California on
Q: Is there a way to get alerted when a celebrity court case is filed?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jul 1, 2020

not that i know of.

my job was usually keeping the press away when celebs got arrested....

sometimes the police, Clerks or DA would notify press

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Can Georgia serve a warrent for south carolina
Sean McIlhinney
Sean McIlhinney answered on Jul 1, 2020

I am unsure of your question.

If your question is can GA issue an arrest warrant for a person from South Carolina for missing a court date or allegedly committing an illegal crime in GA, the answer is yes.

I have been practicing criminal defense law in GA for over 20 years....
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: A Felon was sentence to a 20 year term for manslaughter and has served 5 years. When can they ask for Judicial Review?

Does it have to be done through an attorney or by the individual person? How would I notify the Prosecuting DA?

David A. Cincotta
David A. Cincotta answered on Jul 1, 2020

Judicial review must generally be requested and ruled upon within the first 12 months of the date of sentencing without the approval of the District Attorney and within 60 months with the approval of the District Attorney. The exceptions that apply to the general rule above do not appear to apply... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Traffic Tickets for Georgia on
Q: Hi Im deaf. is there a way to appeal after missing deadline to prevent license suspensions?

I was arrested in dec 2019 and by Feb 2020 I was notificated that my license was suspended and I didnt know bout $150 fee. any way I can appeal or work to get driving permit?

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jul 1, 2020

Yes, it is possible. It is best to contact an attorney who can assess the details of your circumstances, get additional information from you and provide you with a detailed solution.

We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready.

We wish you well.

The Upshaw...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: Does a warrant for arrest ever expire?

Misdemeanor charge with no conviction & defendant lives out of state across the country

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jul 1, 2020

The Misdemeanor SOL requires institution of the criminal prosecution within 1 year of the alleged incident. There is no SOL for the prosecution to occur. Some DA's will actually conduct Trials In Abstentia, just to get a conviction and a maximum sentence to be served when the defendant is... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: My nephew was at Crystal Beach, Tx riding along the beach at night and hit a guy.

My nephew couldn’t get stopped quick enough to keep from hitting him. The guy told him that he was ok and that he could go. Several days later his wife contacted him and said that she had taken a picture of the license plate and they would not get the law involved if he would give them his... Read more »

Hon. Richard W. B. Davis
Hon. Richard W. B. Davis answered on Jul 1, 2020

It is a crime to cause an accident and then fail and stop to give information (e.g. insurance info). It is also a crime to cause an accident that injures someone and then fail and stop and render aid. From your description, it does not appear that your nephew violated the law at the time of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: I have an old criminal case I am trying to resolve, and I need to speak with a lawyer
Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq.
Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq. answered on Jul 1, 2020

This is a question and answer forum. I would go through your local bar association and consult with a lawyer.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: Can I beat a obstruction of an officer if I did nothing wrong and was tripped to the ground?

I dont know if they tied my previous calling of the police to my home. But after I was omw to work and my fiancee was getting ready to go to Atlanta with her family to visit, she called me and told me she was injured so I picked her up and took her to the hospital in which from the moment we... Read more »

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Jul 1, 2020

What happened to you is unfortunate. It is best to contact an attorney as soon as possible who can assess your case in depth and provide you with a tailored approach.

We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready.

We wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Q: Can my fiancee beat a simple battery family violence charge if it was my our first argument in 4 years?

I called the police but I dont want to press charges I just wanted them to de-escalate the situation.

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Jul 1, 2020

I'm not sure what you mean by "beat" the charge. Are you thinking get it dismissed? That depends on the situation. It will more more likely to have a successful outcome with the help of an attorney.

We would be happy to help. Feel free to call us at 770-723-7211.

V. Joy Edwards

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Employment Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is it legal for an employer to fire you right after an accident without first filing a police report,

Backed into at work and was physically pinched between the back of a truck and a cement dock and employer refused to call police, wanted employee to fill out an incident report before medical treatment was even mentioned which the employee refused to sign, and then called the employee after hours... Read more »

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer answered on Jul 1, 2020

More details are needed to analyze your situation. Were you injured in the accident? Did you and your employer discuss filing a workers' compensation claim before you were terminated? It is unlawful for your employer to terminate your employment because you pursued a workers'... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: My father committed suicide a month ago. His wife at the time knew he was going to do it. is there anything i can do?

His wife knew when and where it was going to happen the same day he committed suicide and nothing was said to anyone. She saw on their bank statement he bought a gun and proceed to keep it to herself.

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jul 1, 2020

Criminal Law:

It is against the law to allow a child under 17 unsupervised access to a loaded firearm, but there is no such law for adults. Buying a gun is not a crime and actually committing suicide is not a crime. Helping a person commit suicide is class C misdemeanor, which is the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: Can you be granted parole with an outstanding open case, and then arrested and extradited for that case 6 months later?
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jul 1, 2020

There is no one simple answer that is generally applicable so you should consult your attorney if you need specific details of a specific case. In the general sense, the answer would be immediately apparent if you change the question to "Can a huge government bureaucracy make a mistake when... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Civil Litigation for Kentucky on
Q: Accepted a no restitution plea deal, but at sentencing the judge changed it. Is that allowed

Dui/ passenger injured. Accepted a 2nd degree assault but misdemeanor dui.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jul 1, 2020

Yes. The judge has the authority to add any conditions he deems appropriate.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma on
Q: What is the sentence precent for drug trafficking with after formers

My brother was charged with drug trafficking and we just wanted to know what the sentence precent was for drug trafficking under 200 grams

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Jul 1, 2020

DOC calculates the numbers as they see fit, but in statutorily it should be 50% for Trafficking with parole available after 30% of the sentence, and 85% for Aggravated Trafficking.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: If I file a supplemental report for an assault that I was involved it caused me to be out of work, on disability, and

Made me Homeless will adding the bills to the report ensure my bills get paid and me reimbursed or should I sue

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 30, 2020

NO, suing will likely not get your bills paid.

however, more info is needed.

if you are thinking of suing, you should see that criminal charges are filed and hopefully s/he is found guilty or pleads guilty.

i predict you will have a challenge finding a lawyer that will do it...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Tennessee on
Q: 2 days ago I was pulled over, because they were looking for owner of car

When I was pulled the officer simply stated " oh you are not ( name of person car is registered to) " the officer then asked my name and dob, apologized and let me go. Today (2 days later) an officer came to my home to serve me a summons to appear in court for an arraignment because my... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jun 30, 2020

If the Officer saw you operate a vehicle while unlicensed, then it will be very difficult to get it dismissed. A mistaken reason for a stop is usually held to be a good stop for reasonable suspicion of a crime. Even if you made a Motion To Suppress, it would either be ignored or the LEOs would... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: I’m not eligible for indigent court appointed. And the attorneys I spoke to so far seem to be made of put gold. What now

Assault Agg felony 2 I need someone fast court 3weeks

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Jun 30, 2020

Keep looking, Call 10 lawyers a day. Call attorneys in the next county Ask family and friends for help. From the Court's perspective, if you found the money to bond out of jail on felony cases, you can find the money to retain an attorney. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: How do I get a court order for an arrest made? I was detained and not booked. What form do I use for Los Angeles?
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jun 30, 2020

more info please

are you trying to remove an arrest?

normally you can expunge a plea or conviction but not an arrest.

contact a criminal lawyer in your community. Generally, they will give you a courtesy appt but write out a detailed summary before seeing the lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Libel & Slander for Utah on
Q: Someone has committed criminal defamation against me, what do I do? Should i report it to the police?

In a report made to the police in another matter my neighbor told them I am schizophrenic and that is totally %100 flase, she has also spread this falsehood around the neighborhood to other people.

I can file criminal charges right?

76-9-404.  Criminal defamation. 

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Mike Branum
Mike Branum answered on Jun 30, 2020

Defamation is a civil matter. The police are not going to take a report. What you are referring to is filing a false police report. Unless your mental capacity was relevant to the police matter, it is unlikely criminal charges would be sustained for falsely telling police you are schizophrenic. The... Read more »

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