Julie Fowler's answer Striking a child can be assault and/or child abuse. One affirmative defense to such charge can be self-defense, no matter the striker's age. The Court could take into consideration the actor and victim's age when deciding whether a crime occurred and whether there is an affirmative defense against being convicted of the crime.
Brendan Michael Kelly's answer Contact a good criminal lawyer in Omaha a should be able to discover and help you clear up the warrant. We have been able in the passed to have such matters resolved without the clients having to appear. A good criminal lawyer should be able to assist you in this type of action.
Julie Fowler's answer This is something that a criminal defense attorney or public defender normally handles. The more proof you have to show that you believed he was being discharged from school, the easier it will be to defend this case. For example, did he send you a text saying is being sent home from school? Does he have a history of skipping school that you weren't aware of, etc?
Timothy Sopinski's answer Yes, based on the numbers you listed. A minimum sentence means that he must serve at least 15 years before release. Since he is not parole eligible for 35 years, he will have already served the minimum amount of 15 years. Think of it as "must serve at least 15 years. . ." Parole eligibility is usually one half of the bottom number on a prison sentence. So for example, if a person is sentenced to 10 to 20 years, he would be parole eligible in 5 years.
Timothy Sopinski's answer If you're not sure what to do, a not guilty plea is always your best choice at your first appearance. After your not guilty plea, the case would be set for a trial or further hearing depending on what county you are in. At that point you can either have a trial or try to negotiate a deal with the County Attorney. At trial, the State will have the burden of proving that you were in possession of the weed and the paraphernalia. Keep in mind that possession doesn't necessarily mean that it was on...
Julie Fowler's answer You have a duty to report child abuse or neglect. To report child abuse or neglect, you can call the Nebraska Child Abuse hotline at 1-800-652-1999. Especially if you feel someone else may have failed to report the abuse or neglect, you still have a duty to report if you have knowledge that a child is being abused or neglected.
Brendan Michael Kelly's answer Your question depends on the nature of the Controlled substance and the amount taken. You also will have to advice your age and prior criminal history. My suggestion is that you contact a good criminal lawyer to help you out.
Peter Munsing's answer Contact a member of the Nebraska Assn for Justice who handles workers compensation and employment cases. You may have several potential claims depending on the laws of your state.
Brendan Michael Kelly's answer While there is no set time limit, unless the party is in custody delays of months would likely be acceptable. The forcing the court to rule is not an real option since it will likely result in a denial by the court. The defense cannot even appeal the ruling until the defendant has been sentenced.
Brendan Michael Kelly's answer Yes, ask your probation officer. If they won't allow it you will have to get a lawyer to file the change of venue. Probation in Nebraska is state wide. We have had other clients move or be transferred to another office. It is fairly common in the Metro area.
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