Criminal Law Questions & Answers

Q: Boyfriend got charged with a crime that he supposedly committed but was in jail on offense date?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 19, 2017

It may be. But, if its just an error in the court's online docket, not a problem with the underlying charge, it can simply be corrected. Burglary is a serious offense. He needs to hire an attorney.
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Q: I called the jail about my brother and they said his charge is battery and is a felony under family violence act?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Answered on Sep 19, 2017

First offense would be a misdemeanor. Any subsequent offense would be a felony.

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Q: I've recently found out that I have a an active bench warrant from 2 years ago how do I go about handling it?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Sep 19, 2017

You go down to the court with cash to pay the bench warrant. Best with a lawyer but that is costly
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Q: i am 16 and will be 17 in 3 months exactly. I am 4 weeks pregnant by my boyfriend who is 18 could he serve jailtime

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 19, 2017

How is anybody to know you are pregnant by your boyfriend.
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Q: was accused of 459 and 466 in West l.a. I have court tomorrow what should I do.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Answered on Sep 19, 2017

Good luck with court, see what they have and read the police report, review your defense with the PD. If you do not feel you are getting the representation you need, call a few attorneys for free consult about your case to get a price quote if they can help you.
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Q: 2 years ago my boyfriend raped me and I got pregnant. He has completely abandoned my daughter. No communication.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Criminal Law for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 19, 2017

Is he on birth certificate.

As to sex assault, see if police and state's attorney are willing to prosecute.
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Q: Can someone just walk into a police station with a gun and some drugs,claim they belong to someone, have them charged

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

That wouldn't be very smart.
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Q: If i was convicted of a mis. Poss of handgun then the charged was appealed,and granted and then got a pbj and expunged

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Criminal Law for Maryland on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

Likely yes based on the expungement and you not having other disqualifying offenses
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Q: What happens during a hearing for missing a day of pre trial? Should i be worried?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Maryland on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

It is usually an FTA - failure to appear warrant. You can seek to get that quashed but sadly there are consequences if you don't make court.
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Q: My fiances parole was just revoked in Maryland. I am trying to figure out if he is eligible to file for 8505 8507

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Maryland on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

He can certainly file for it - that is probably his next best bet after the revocation
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Q: My mother filed an Emergency Order of Protection against my brother. His court date is coming up. Does he need a lawyer?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

This is a general question. You might be okay, you might not. It depends on whether your brother has been served and violated the OoP. It depends on what the OoP is for? Is it something stemming from a domestic violence incident, etc? In order to accurately answer the question, more information is necessary. Consult with a local criminal defense attorney. It might be as simple as one court appearance or it may be much more complicated than that.
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Q: Co-worker forged my name on paperwork for our organization. Can I pursue criminal charges?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

This is a very generic question. The short answer is, likely yes, but the charge will differ depending on what she forged your name for. The State's Attorney's Office in any given county is the one you charges people.
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Q: How could a search warrant be granted to search and raid a home due to drug paraphernalia being found in one's trash?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

Lots of ways to get a search warrant. Although, I can't discuss the entire intricacy of how cops/prosecutors obtain a search warrant, I can tell you that a local criminal defense attorney may be able to help you either quash or suppress the evidence from the warrant. No evidence means no case. Contact a local criminal defense attorney.
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Q: can a court appearance for Misdemeanor B (susp lic.-CA State) in Kansas driving be done by phone or paid for?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Kansas on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

The driver, or an attorney on her behalf, will need to appear in court. Find a lawyer in the county where this occurred or nearby.
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Q: Will my 17 year old boyfriend go to jail?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for Illinois on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

Who did what?
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Q: What does motion in opposition to bond redution furlough filed mean

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

It means the government is opposing the defendants request for a reduction in the amount of his bond or a furlough. That's the state asking the judge not to grant it, not the judge's decision. But, few such requests are granted over the state's objections.
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Q: How long does a runaway charge last in Ohio?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

Until they are caught...
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Q: My elderly parents had a son abuse his POA privilege and stole from their bank account, should they report it to police?

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

This is really a personal decision, not a legal question. They should understand the consequence could be quite severe, if the matter is reported. And, particularly if the family is otherwise on good terms, a repayment plan and an a heart to heart may be a much better option.
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Q: If the police want to question a 14 year old, can the parents insist on being present?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

The parents can insist, but the police do not have to permit the parent's presence for a number of scary, but when you think it though, obvious reasons. How could a daughter describe sexual abuse she suffers at the hands of her own father while he is insisting on being in the room? The child does have a right to have an attorney present for any question, and also a right to decline to answer questions at all.
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Q: Can my neighbour dig a my waste pipe up that was agreed to be laid under his garden?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Construction Law and Real Estate Law on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

I'm assuming you are in the UK. This forum is for US law questions, and you're unlikely to find someone versed in your country's laws! I'd suggest looking for a forum in the UK or better yet, contact a solicitor in your area to get some real legal advice!

--This answer is offered for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or create an attorney/client relationship. I am licensed to practice in Michigan only. Please seek competent local legal help if you feel...
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