Speedy trial is only applicable when your attorney does not consent to adjournments and requests the ADA to take the time until the next court appearance. If your attorney has consented to any of the adjournments for strategic reasons these days would be excluded from the speedy trial calculation....Read more »
So my former job accused me of stealing 400$. They had me come in for a meeting today, showed me video proof of stealing cash on multiple occasions, even though I don't remember doing any of that. I ended up playing ball because they told me that they wouldn't involve third parties if I... Read more »
This person works for social services and printed out my application for assistance (with all personal info on it including ss#) and gave it to her sister to use in court ordered mediation for divorce. The employees name (the suspect) was on the top of the page as logged in user at the agency. And... Read more »
Yes, you should definitely speak with an attorney. Your situation sounds complicated and you would need to give all the facts to an attorney, who can represent you. It sounds like there is way more going on here than you can type in the "Ask a Lawyer" section. However, to answer your...Read more »
Try to learn what the protocols and procedures for your trial will be. Familiarize yourself with the case material and the rules. Mock trials can differ in depth according to the academic level. Based on the level of your mock trial, you may need to make rulings on certain things. Is evidence...Read more »
You can only be sentenced up to one year in county jail for each misdemeanor. Sentences must run concurrently if each crime was committed by the same act. You cannot be sentenced to prison for a misdemeanor.
I filled my own 30.30 motion 04/11/2022 I never waived my rights and also stated on record I want to attend my grand jury and testify on my behalf…I was also re-arrested held for 16 days then released with no charge
Hello - while I of course do not know the specifics of your case, if you have an attorney (assigned or private) it is possible they filed a waiver of speedy trial in an effort to encourage negotiations. If you are in Columbia County, they do things quite differently, so reach out to your attorney...Read more »
Do you work for NYS? Do you have any reason why an investigator from NYS would be calling you? Do not speak with anyone before speaking with an attorney for proper guidance. You should immediately consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer in regard to this matter. You can always reach...Read more »
They have no evidence and they said they had a arrest warrant for a year but just now picked him up. The situation was basically self defense long story short. He definitely needs a lawyer but we are very low income. Is there anyway out of this?
My ex used pending charges against my current spouse, that have since been resolved to try and claim he was violent and my kids in danger. My spouse was not convicted of any of these charges, only misdemeanor traffic charge. Because these claims (along with other false claims) tainted the courts... Read more »
No. The asker must realize that in a post-Clinton nation, no proof is needed for up-front orders, a court investigates after those orders, and then a hearing takes place to confirm or refute the allegations in a petition. The law used to be proof by a preponderance of the evidence; it is now...Read more »
An A misdemeanor has a maximum sentence of 1 year. A B misdemeanor has a maximum sentence of 90 days. An A misdemeanor maximum term of probation is 3 years. If you have already served the equivalent of 1 year in jail and were subsequently sentenced to 3 years probation, this is technically not...Read more »
the check was deposited into an account ,she claimed the person who had the same first name and last name as me as her husband to cash out $2400 stimulus check in may of 2020,I came to find out about the check cashed in march 2021,Irs sent me a check copy in August 2021,I made a police report but... Read more »
If I was in your situation, I would gather all of the information, hire a civil attorney, and sue her and the imposter for the amount of money stolen, as well as the cost for litigation. After filing the suit, I would also subpoena the place for footage of the transaction. Hopefully it still...Read more »
My son is 32 he was arrested yesterday because his ex filed a report and pressed charges due to him touching her twice And kissing her once without consent at a play center for kids during his visitation time with their son. She is 26. I believe there is surveillance at the play center they were... Read more »
It depends on his history and what he is charged with. I have represented several clients on first offense forceable touching cases and got probation, no jail time. He needs to get an experienced attorney.
Facing Class A Misdemeanor , thing got heated and I bruised my girl friends arm and face . I don’t have any priors a d have never been in trouble and she didn’t press charges but I still turned myself In and was realeased on ror with a next court date and a order of protection . What should I... Read more »
You need to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately for proper representation. You want this matter to be handled correctly. Did you girlfriend sign the supporting deposition? Were there any witnesses to the altercation? Did you give a statement to the police? A lot...Read more »
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