Me and my boyfriend got into an argument, and he grabbed me and I bet him to get him off of me. And he had 2 bite marks on him. He called the cops and I spent the night in jail for third degree CDV. One of the court orders was to not have contact with him until the court date. But we have had... Read more »
Yes; if the Court asks you a direct question, you must answer the Court truthfully. If the Court discovers that you are lying to it and the presiding judge, you can be held in Contempt of Court, which under South Carolina Law means you can be jailed or fined in an amount determined...Read more »
That would probably be around 8 years, at least 35 percent. The Judge could definitely sentence you to at least 12 years. However without any other facts, I cannot be any more specific. You need to ask your attorney who apparently is working out a plea for you. The firearm charge is either 3...Read more »
You can report a suspected crime to law enforcement. That usually means the police department if the incident occurred inside the incorporated city limits or the sheriff's department if it happened out in the county.
My ex boyfriend, the father of my son, filed a lawsuit against me in regards to our son but he didn’t fill out the paperwork himself, his landlady did. And she didn’t fill out the “If a non lawyer helped fill out this form...” portion of any of the petitions. She admitted via text to... Read more »
Subpoena her to the Court hearing so she can tell the judge. If the court hearing has already taken place, call the judge's judicial assistant and let her know, see if yo can get a re-hearing and bring it up to the judge.
"Possession" means that something is "within your scope of control." It has nothing to do with "ownership." Drug laws intentionally make NO DISTINCTION between possession and ownership because it is contraband - illegal to have it - irrespective of whether it belongs...Read more »
Not sure of the question, but anyone suspected of supplying drugs to a victim can be charged with homicide. The actual drug causing death would be a defense possibly. That defense does not keep a DA from going after anyone involved in the drug transaction, but might be used at Trial.
I do not know the answer but the first thing I would research is the investigation relating to the "Declaration of Intent" that all law school students must pass to become an attorney in Texas. The investigation decides whether or not you are mentally and morally fit to become an...Read more »
I have video proof of my spouse physically assaulting me (burning and poking me with a red hot metallic chopstick) while continuously accusing me of *multiple* affairs. Now I moved out and filed for a divorce. Can these videos be used as evidence in court?
Possibly. But Michigan is a no-fault state: all either person needs to say is that there's been a breakdown of the marital relationship. If you were to pursue a civil lawsuit for abuse, those videos may be more necessary. But the best evidence, of course, would be a criminal conviction.
This depends on what is happening in Court. Is the hearing an arraignment, pretrial, evidentiary hearing, deposition, trial? You can always contact the victim's advocate at the courthouse and they can go through general information with you.
The Charge is probably Domestic Assault. A conviction means you cannot touch a firearm or ammunition. Without fail hire a competent attorney to get the Charge Diverted, Dismissed and Expunged. The end result is what counts, not whether you are guilty or not.
You are undoubtedly represented by counsel (Federal Defender) who knows the facts of your case, your prior criminal history, etc., which is the basis of the offer (plus there are Federal Sentencing Guidelines for different types of cases in Federal court). He (or she) is in the best position to...Read more »
Now that drug possession is no longer considered a felony offense, am I able to petition for a reduction or even to vacate the conviction as long as it meets the new criteria? If it helps to understand where I am coming from, drugs were found in my house, not on my person, in the amount of <0.1 g.
If it was simple possession (felony or misdemeanor), then yes - it should eligible to be vacated. You should call the lawyer who represented you at the time, or maybe the public defense office for that court.
Here is a very short blog post I wrote on the topic if you want a little more...Read more »
someone has filed a show cause against me. this person has access to their property but has not taken it. the items are in a storage unit in my name that they were to pay for but haven't for 6 months. now they are refusing to pay and filed a replevin for the items.
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