I had permission to borrow a car about two months ago. The person gave me the key and I brought the car back right away when I was done. Now they are made at me for other reasons and are threatening to press charges on me for the time I borrowed the car out of spite. Can they?
It would be hard for them to prove the case this far out. If they went to the police while the car was gone then they would have a good case. But anyone can file charges the question is can they win. If charged get a good lawyer.
Details: The parent constantly emotionally/verbally abuses not only their mother but the child themselves and then one day has had enough , goes a little insane and then physically attacks the parent with an item that could be considered a weapon. If this were to happen, what are the consequences... Read more »
The answer is that it is time to get counseling for yourself so that you can help deal more constructively with the stress of a parent doing or saying things that upset you to the point of wanting to react with violence. Every parent says / does things that can piss off their children but I dont...Read more »
Someone stole a credit card and linked it to their Facebook messenger for Facebook payment then another person logged into their Facebook messenger and sent themselves money to their Facebook messenger
A woman that I know had stolen my credit card and used it at multiple different stores (11-13 stores). I have more then enough evidence: messages of her sending my card information to another women, email receipts of food deliveries that were sent to the apartment that she was staying at, also... Read more »
In any case the outcome is always the same until it comes out of the judges mouth that no one knows. Thus it can be guilty or not guilty. Based on what you have presented it sounds like it would definitely be a guilty
Yes you should always retain a lawyer when facing a criminal charge. If you are undocumented, the stakes are even higher. There have been stories about ICE showing up to courts. I cannot predict if you will have issues if this is a first offense. I would retain a criminal lawyer and recommend...Read more »
He did not have employment like he told me so he knew he would not have the rent when he signed. He has a history of bad debt, judgements for non payment, jail for check frauds, etc. Is there anything criminal for bad faith entering into the lease knowing he would not be paying?
Of course you should have a lawyer your looking at a distribution charge which can sentence you to years in jail, loss of your drivers license, probation etc.. Thus yes you should get a lawyer and remember one rule: Generally the more time an attorney has to work on the case the better the result...Read more »
Generally the Discovery is given pretty early on in a Superior Court criminal case so two months is a little long. But we don't know all the facts of his case whether he's incarcerated or free, the country he is in and whether he's been indicted or not etc. etc. If you are...Read more »
You really need to seek an in person consultation where the attorney can see all the paperwork to give you a proper answer, but expect to pay for the attorneys time as that is not part of the normal criminal free in office consultation.
i was 8 at the time and with my sister. we saw my neighbor come out of his house with a giant rug rolled up in a wheel barrel. he then walked to his empty yard, dug a giant hole, buried the rug, and then left. a week prior his wife was crying in the front of the house and my mother comforted her... Read more »
I am a resident and volunter firefighter in the state of New Jersey. I have completed my State Mandated Firefighter One course and have been riding the trucks for almost 4 years satisfying my mandatory courses to be a riding firefighter in good standing. I have always been one to act, but want to... Read more »
Are there any laws or rights that protect the victims identity? The victim is afraid of being deported, but without her testimony the charges may be dropped. The attacker has already several victims but they are also afraid to speak up, and their experiences weren’t as traumatic.
Generally, The victim should not have to worry about being deported for testifying about abuse if that is your question, although I would still suggest a consult with an immigration lawyer, as your question is not that clear.
I plead guilty to a charge but there was no factual evidence proving that I admitted to it other then "guilty" on the record but the judge dis not go through his speil of factual evidence of, "nobody threaten u to plead guilty", "on this date and this time you were doing... Read more »
In Superior Court the judge always takes a factual basis. In municipal court it is not as common in busy courts. A lawyer would need to review your case before telling you whether it would be smart for you to try to retract your plea.
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