Criminal Law Questions & Answers

Q: my freind has a warrant out for his arrest dose the 22 district of philadelphia have any speacial warrant units thanks

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Feb 12, 2016

It is very likely. To properly answer your questions and address your concerns, the best way to handle this is with an in person consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney. You need to retain the best criminal defense attorney that you can afford. Use AVVO's Find a Lawyer tool to select a qualified attorney. Good luck.

Q: 1st offense, DWI ,underage (19), blew a .007 at station , active duty military already NJPd. What am I looking at?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Military Law for Virginia on
Answered on Feb 11, 2016

There is a specific Virginia Code Section for people under the age of 21 who have been arrested for DUI. Under 18.2-266.1 if you are under 21 and you are driving with a BAC of .02 to .08 you can be found guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor which is punishable by up to 12 months in jail and a $2500 fine. It sounds like your BAC of .007 is below that. I would recommend talking to an experienced criminal defense lawyer because you may have some defenses to this charge.

Q: SO WHAT IF ITS A FIRST TIMER AND IT GOT CHARGE WITH ASSAULT BATTERY ON A FAMILY MEMBER WHAT THE RESULT

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Virginia on
Answered on Feb 11, 2016

Assault and Battery on a Family Member is a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by up to 12 months in jail and a $2500 fine. However, if you are found guilty or the Court determines there is enough evidence to find you guilty you can be given a deferred finding. A deferred finding option is available for first time offenders. With a deferred finding you will be placed on good behavior for 2 years. The Court may require you to complete anger management or a substance abuse assessment. After 2 years...

Q: Live in FLA. pulled over with 2 joints (under an ounce) has court in Georgia in a month. What will happen

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Answered on Feb 11, 2016

It depends. Your employee should ask this question to a Georgia criminal defense attorney.

Q: I had a felony amended to a misdemeanor by nolo plea. Did I convicted of a felony. Airport runs fingerprint through FBI

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Employment Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 10, 2016

You should meet with an attorney and discuss the potential of having that amended charge sealed.

Q: Is the judges decision to publish the Decision, with the excluded evidence, prior to trial grounds for a mistrial?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 10, 2016

These are perfect questions to go over with your attorney. That person you call defense counsel. They will have a solid working knowledge of the law of the case theory, and all of the appropriate procedural remedies.

Q: If a defendant failed to show up to court in 1993 on a criminal case(POSS/MANU/DEL >1 KILO CTRL SUB) pending case;next?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Rhode Island on
Answered on Feb 10, 2016

Next, the warrant, most likely issued from the failure to appear date, continues. Best advice, consult with, meet, and retain the best criminal defense lawyer you can find to resolve the issue.

Q: What can i do with "hostel family members who r telling lies on me trying to put my fam. In homes

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Injury Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 10, 2016

Take out a protective order against them to stop harassing you.

Q: Can Georgia courts give you a felony for working for a restaurant that was raided for paying out on gaming machines?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 10, 2016

Since the case was a dead docket and then a nolo prosecution it is almost the same as a dismissal and it should be able to be restricted from the accused GCIC.

Q: Does a probation officer have the authorities to extend probation without a judges signature or some kind of court order

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 10, 2016

The probation officer can put you in jail for violation of probation and the Judge will hear your case and determine how long you should stay in jail or if you should be released.

Q: Can a jail hold a person pending receiving fingerprints back from GBI. If so is there a time limit.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 10, 2016

Yes, a hold can be placed and only for a reasonable time.

Q: Need help finding a pro bono lawyer in SC or GA with the ability to help with a post conviction case(probation).

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 10, 2016

If the case is in GA, then contact the Atlanta Bar Referral Service and see if they offer any pro bono and/or the person should see if he or she qualifies for a public defender. If the case is in SC, then see about the public defender and I do not know if they have any other pro bono lawyer services.

Q: Local police told me I've been labeled as someone that believes in "conspiracy theories". How is this assessed? ....??

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Colorado on
Answered on Feb 10, 2016

This is not a formal classification. There will not be anything in a file and there is not objective basis for this classification. This is likely a personal opinion made by your local police. This label will not follow you. It may be nothing more than a local police officer trying to have you leave them alone and stop creating paperwork for them.

Q: Ok I'm 16 years old and I want to date a 19 year old, but my mom doesn't like the girl. What can I do please help?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Alabama on
Answered on Feb 10, 2016

You are a minor. You have to do what your mother tells you to do. Period. You have no recourse in Court. Behave yourself.

Q: CAN A PERSON BE GUILTY OF ARMED ROBBERY, EVEN IF THEY DIDN'T GET ANYTHING, TAKE ANY PROPERTY, A GEORGIA CASE.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 9, 2016

There are two (2) issues here ~ 1.) Did he have any kind of weapon for this to be considered an armed robbery? His body can be a weapon. If he had a knife or any other object that could do bodily harm, then that can be considered an armed robbery. 2.) Your son didn't take anything. Just because he didn't get away with taking anything doesn't mean he didn't engage in a crime. You should really take this up with his attorney. Most stores have cameras and most likely this is on a video and...

Q: I want to know if there is law that says person should seek medical attention for a person having seizures

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Health Care Law and Injury Law for Arizona on
Answered on Feb 8, 2016

Usually a special relationship is required. Talk to a local injury lawyer.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the relevant facts and documents. I strongly encourage you to consult with a local lawyer to get legal advice...

Q: What kind of penalty am I looking at for doing 100 mph in a 50 mph zone and resisting arrest by fleeing

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Missouri on
Answered on Feb 8, 2016

Well there would appear to be multiple violations committed here. The first I will focus on is Section 304.012.1, commonly known as "careless and Imprudent" which makes careless driving a Class B misdemeanor which is punishable by a $500 fine and or six months in jail, and 4 points on your license.

The second one could be that you put the officer at risk by making him flee which is called Aggravated Endangerment of an Emergency Responder which is a class c misdemeanor( 15 days in...

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