Joseph Harvath's answer Police have to send their request for the ticket, summons, or criminal charge to the Prosecutor for review. The prosecutor then determines whether the charges will be filed. For misdemeanor cases, they have up to 1 year to file the charges
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum's answer If the son had the father's power of attorney, son had a fiduciary duty to act in father's best interest. Questions like this usually come down to what is provable in court and the credibility of the witnesses.
Kristen Thurmond's answer This is going to be very fact and location dependent. You will want to talk with local counsel who knows the local laws and rules to best understand the situation you experienced.
Kristen Thurmond's answer The criminal code indicates a range of punishment for different classes of misdemeanors and felonies. In order to figure out the maximum and minimum jail time or penalties, you will need to look at the criminal code or talk to an attorney who can look into it for you based on what you are being charged with.
Andrea Rogers' answer Yes, it's possible that if you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you, that attorney could negotiate a plea bargain deal to get your "Trespassing" charge dismissed or reduced to a less serious offense, such as "Littering."
Andrea Rogers' answer Any error on the ticket can be corrected at any time. This does not sound like an error. This appears to be a situation in which the police officer wants the Prosecutor to know you were speeding 36-40 miles over but the cop gave you a break by issuing the ticket for only 30 miles over.
You can go to court and plead guilty on your own without an attorney, but I don't recommend that option. If you plead guilty, the judge will sentence you and jail time is definitely a possibility for...
T. J. Jesky's answer When you friend first concealed the item in her purse, with "intent to deprive" the store of their merchandise, she committed a theft crime, specifically, larceny. Even though she changed her mind, and returned the item, the crime was committed, due to her intent.
As far as the altercation, the store exceeded their authority. A store can only hold the suspect for a reasonable time, while they call and wait for the police. They cannot use excessive force and beat her up. She should...
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