On 10/22/18, the prospective buyer of my home in Maryland signed a contract to purchase and I countersigned that contract on 10/23/18 with a closing date of 11/16/18. I simultaneously had a contract to purchase a home in Colorado with a closing date of 11/16/18 however, the contract to purchase... Read more »
I moved out of the US and file my own taxes and just realized I've been filing my taxes incorrectly the past couple of years and fear that if the IRS finds out, I'll be charged with a felony. I thought I had to file based on where I practice business (I still work remotely for US clients) and not... Read more »
Criminal or civil fraud requires knowledge of the fraud and intentional conduct to perpetrate the fraud, so honest mistake is a complete defense. Stop worrying. Hire a CPA to review your past returns and file any corrected or amended returns for the affected years, as necessary. Any penalties or...Read more »
My girlfriend was convicted in 2010 of theft (non-violent) and was sentenced to 1 year of work release (She would live at the jail, go to work, and then report back to the jail), and then served 5 years on probation.
She has since completed her probation with no trouble. Can her felony be... Read more »
How long since sentencing? If within 10 days of your trial date you can ask for a new trial. If within 30 days of disposition you can appeal, if within 90 days you can ask for a modification of sentence. Depending on what court you are in, likely will need to file a coram nobis for a new trial...Read more »
My ex and his mom are sending me letters demanding $100,000 for an alleged assault in 2006; he stalked me, made 2 attempts at my life and created an armed hostage situation requiring an intervention by S.W.A.T. He is convicted and serving 30 years at Patuxtent for the Criminally Insane. States... Read more »
This question has gone unanswered for well over a year. Yes, that appears to be extortion in my opinion. I do not know enough facts to venture a guess for the second question.
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