Bernard Crane's answer Are you saying the PROBATION terms are consecutive? Usually,the SENTENCES which are suspended may be consecutive, but in most jurisdictions, most smart judges rule that the probation terms are concurrent. The reason for this is, if you have two one year probation terms and you violate in the 6th month, which case can you be violated on? You would not have violated the later probation, and couldn't get revoked on it for that violation.
Andrew L. Bennett's answer An original arrest warrant is good for six (6) months, however, if the prosecutor chooses to reissue the warrant after being notified it has expired, then the new warrant is valid until it is served or recalled, no matter how many years have elapsed.
Andrew L. Bennett's answer It sounds like someone needs to talk to an attorney about defamation lawsuit. No guarantee it will be successful, but the person won't know until they talk to someone who is familiar with that area of law.
Andrew L. Bennett's answer Your son absolutely can be detained either as a danger to himself of a danger to the community. You should have an attorney to help protect your son's interests. In Indiana he can request a public defender in juvenile court regardless of your income and in most cases in juvenile court the PD will get as good of a resolution as a paid attorney.
Paul Stanko's answer Probably not. It is possible for the prosecutor to redact the discovery to exclude information that would endanger witnesses, such as addresses and phone numbers. Any evidence the prosecutor intends to rely upon at trial should be disclosed, as well as any exculpatory evidence that could be of use to you.
Andrew L. Bennett's answer You need to contact a good criminal defense attorney and hire him/her ASAP. If you cannot afford an attorney then you need to request a public defender. Your first hearing is your Initial Hearing where you will be told of the charges and penalties. The judge will also ask how you plead. DO NOT plead guilty, ask for an attorney (PD) or time to hire an attorney.
Andrew L. Bennett's answer Because the case has been postponed 3 times generally is not a reason for the case the be thrown out. However, if there is a violation of Criminal Rule 4c then it is possible to have the case dismissed.
Andrew L. Bennett's answer If the person is visiting and has no possessory interest in the home and the warrant lists another address then the police cannot force their way in unless they get a new search warrant that lists your address.
Andrew L. Bennett's answer Charges are generally filed within a few days to a few weeks after a person bonds out. However, the State has up to 2 years to file charges on misdemeanors and most felonies up to 5 years to file charges.
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