Atkins v Virginia, decided in 2002, held that it is a violation of the 8th Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment to execute a "mentally retarded" defendant, finding that " the large number of States prohibiting the execution of mentally retarded persons provides powerful...Read more »
I had a business in California, one of the partners took money from a vender. I was living outside the US 3 years before the crime and never moved back to the US. 6 years has gone by. Does statute of limitations toll for defendants always living out of the US?
Good morning, I have a family member fighting his case. I am new to this so I am not sure what to do first. He he has been incarcerated since 2003 for a case his brother and himself committed in Modesto Ca. He already served his time for that specific case which he received a strike as well. While... Read more »
My child was attacked by another student from school and struck in the head, meanwhile another student not only recorded it but distributed it to several students from their high school as well as another school. is there any recourse for either or both?
Hello my name is heather and im looking for a pro bono lawyer i dont know what to do or how to do it but im trying to sue a hospital in san andreas mark twain hospital i dont know if ill have a case ive been there 5 times for the same thing and everytime i went there nothing was wrong and i was... Read more »
You're trying to find a pro bono lawyer. It could be more practical, and simpler, for you to contact a medical malpractice lawyer and ask to discuss your matter with them. They generally work on contingency basis, and many offer free initial consults.
I cosighned for a bail paid 2000 down signed a contract and its been a week and a half since person was released. I received a call from bondsmen demanding another co-sighner. I have thoroughly read my contract and nothing in it says I need or agreed to an additional co-sighner. I even put down... Read more »
I was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle this vehicle was mine pink ok no hand guy had bill of sale watch some other guy's name on it. In the warrant to arrest me they put my wife's car plate. Not my truck, and if they did a vin check on both vehicles they would come back owed by me and my... Read more »
Assuming the charges with respect to receiving stolen property (that was your own) are dismissed and you are charged with possession- You might be eligible for Diversion under Penal Code section 1000 (a). No felony convictions within 5 years or prior drug convictions (besides possession) within...Read more »
186.34 d) (1) (A) A person, or, if the person is under 18 years of age, his or her parent or guardian, or an attorney working on behalf of the person, may request information of any law enforcement agency as to whether the person is designated as a suspected gang member, associate, or affiliate in...Read more »
186.34 d) (1) (A) A person, or, if the person is under 18 years of age, his or her parent or guardian, or an attorney working on behalf of the person, may request information of any law enforcement agency as to whether the person is designated as a suspected gang member,...Read more »
Any person who knowingly has in his or her possession in any state prison, prison road camp, prison forestry camp, or other prison camp or prison farm or any place where prisoners of the state are located under the custody of prison officials, officers, or employees, or in any county, city and...Read more »
She does not think they will mind if she enters their residence to borrow their lawnmower. She enters their property using the duplicate key while they are on vacation in order to borrow their lawnmower. She enters their home, removes the lawnmower, loads it into her truck, goes back into their... Read more »
I believe negotiations of filing/not filing a complaint with the State Bar is not an option.....but is it legal to negotiate a settlement vs. reporting to law enforcement if that appears to be the only way to get financial compensation from being wronged?
I believe what you are suggesting is the essence of extortion, or blackmail, and you want to stay away from that. But all is not lost. For almost every crime there is a civil counterpart; just ask O.J. Simpson. As far as I know, there is no sanction for demanding compensation, or you will file...Read more »
Quarter of a miillion in stocks and a nice mobile home that after executer/ domestic partner passes away gets sold split between her two sons and me and my sister (which executer sold and gave us none of us nothing) we Trusted her ,(my mom will said if anyone trys to change my will gets nothing,... Read more »
My friend is 17 and a runaway from a foster Home. They are a little under a month away from being 17 and he was subpoenaed to his uncle court date for sexual acts done to him which is why he was in foster home.. What will happen because he is a runaway and did not go to the court date?? Will he go... Read more »
A court date has been set on May 29. I have the copy of the report related to this situation. I was told I can appear in court with an id and speak to a Patrick Hifcock but I'm new at this process and I'm not sure who to talk to
assuming you are right you can add to the calendar or appear on May 29 and ask for a public defender before you say anything that could expose you........without knowing all the facts it is hard to say.
Yes you will need to appear in court to recall the warrant, probably need to go to Criminal Window at the courthouse with an ID and or the ticket or case # to have them pull the case for you to see a judge. Without money you may request the Public Defenders Office to represent you.
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