It really depends on what all evidence that they may have against you. If it is just that you picked up someone and they did not communicate what they did, then there is a decent chance that an experienced criminal defense lawyer can beat it.
I got a simple assault misdemeanor charge 4 years ago, otherwise clean background. My punishment was a $110 fine. In the event the other person reports this to my job, will one misdemeanor charge that long ago affect employment as I’ve already passed a background check?
It very well could affect your job. That being said, assuming you haven't gotten into any trouble since your conviction it looks like you would qualify for an expungement of the charge off of your record. You may want to consider reaching out to a lawyer to discuss further.
Officer randomly got behind me and cut on lights. After trying to figure out his intentions knowing I did nothing wrong I got scared and took off but once reality began to sink in I pulled over and stopped. He got me out of the car but never said why he was trying to stop me. No body was hurt and... Read more »
It really depends. Since you said grand jury, that would mean that they are treating this as a felony, which means that they are alleging that you drove in a dangerous manner. If that is the case, you are looking at a max of 5 years in MDOC custody and a $5k fine. That being said, I'd be curious to...Read more »
Unfortunately, it is incredibly unlikely. Typically, with there being an 81 habitual enhancement, the only way that it can be removed from a sentence is if it was put into the sentencing order in error.
Being that this is your first offense, the chances of you facing hard time is pretty slim; however, it's going to take some negotiating with the DA's office where you were arrested. Depending on additional factors, you may be able to qualify for an alternative to sentencing which would 1) keep you...Read more »
Quite possibly. I would highly encourage you to reach out to an attorney to talk more about the facts and circumstances. Feel free to reach out to any attorney on here by clicking the contact information next to their name. Most lawyers offer free consultations to see how we can help out.
I was booked, arrested, had my vehicle towed, and had to pay a bondsman to get me out of jail for the misdemeanor charge of poss. Of paraphernalia. Is that an arrestable offense when it's the only thing they've charged you with?
I plead not guilty to a poss. of paraphernalia charge. I was never asked about an attorney and the next time I went to court I was put on the stand to testify. I apologized to the judge for being nervous stating I knew nothing about a trial taking place today because if I did I would have had an... Read more »
Yes, you have an absolute right to have an attorney there to assist you. If you cannot afford one, then the court is supposed to go through an analysis and determine whether you qualify for a court appointed attorney. The other thing that I am seeing is that they made you testify, which you have...Read more »
There are multiple issues presented in this scenario. First, I would be curious as to the underlying charges, since you are entitled to reasonable bail (unless it is a capital crime). The other issue is the one that you pointed out, which is that they have a certain time frame to bring your case to...Read more »
You need to reach out to an attorney sooner, rather than later. The first thing that I wonder is whether you have already been convicted. Regardless, a lawyer may be able to help, but it is going to depend on the actual charge and current status of the case.
As a convicted felon, Mississippi law does not allow you to possess a firearm or any other type of deadly weapon. That being said, depending on the age of the conviction, as well as other factors, you may be able to get a certificate of rehabilitation, which would allow you to possess a firearm;...Read more »
You could call the circuit clerk and ask if your name is on the list for presentation to the grand jury. Regardless, though, I would highly recommend that you contact a criminal defense lawyer so that you can get ahead of the ball before your indictment. Assuming certain criteria are met, your...Read more »
My sister was arrested on a child abuse charge after finding out 2 underage boys (ages 10 and 13) were molesting her 7 year old daughter. She tried to have a sit down with the parents of the boys which turned into her physically harming one of the boys. She now has court December 3rd. We do not... Read more »
She needs to get a lawyer ASAP. Even though her response was understandable given her background, they will likely try to go after her for either simple assault or aggravated assault. Ideally, it would end up being a simple assault charge, as that is a misdemeanor, but without more information, it...Read more »
I was never arrested and advised of my Miranda Rights only booked into a jail never received any paperwork stating I was a suspect only a copy of the paperwork showing that I was named by the person who we had working on the car I really need help ASAP in this matter as today they have set the... Read more »
Sounds like you need to get with an attorney ASAP. Feel free to reach out to any attorney on here by clicking the contact info next to their name. Most lawyers on here, including myself, offer free consultations to see how we can help out.
Absolutely. It then becomes a question of whether the State can prove that the gun belonged to anyone one person. I would highly encourage you to reach out to a criminal defense lawyer, as these types of cases can be very fact-intensive.
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