I have an email where counsel literally denies my request to take action because of indigent status. Can I be denied rights guaranteed by the constitution for asking the courts for a lawyer instead of paying one?
If offered a plea deal agreement to not testify on another criminal case on either the defendant or the states behalf, but can’t take the deal until the other defendants case is over, is it against constitutional rights of other defendant if they can’t call in that witness
The defendant can still call the witness as part of that defendant's constitutional rights to call witnesses. However, even if the witness is called, if the witness is a potential co-defendant, they may not have to actually say anything if the 5th amendment right against self-incrimination...Read more »
There are multiple mitigating circumstances that weren't considered and I have multiple character witnesses and evidence of how I treat my patients. I was in a room with another co-worker when the alleged abuse took place. We were dressing a confused and agitated resident for dinner and she... Read more »
I have seen charges for possession by a prohibited person filed against a person when the house they were staying in had locked-up guns in a floor of the home that the homeowner did not allow them access to, although technically they could have gone into that area of the home. They didn't...Read more »
Is it illegal for someone who is 18 and a ward of the State of Nebraska to run away from their foster placement if they aren't on probation and have no criminal cases pending? Especially if they deciced to run to a different state? Could anything be done once they cross that boundary into... Read more »
If a child is in foster care and runs away, the State generally has an obligation to make attempts to retrieve the child and then often has additional restrictions placed on the child so the child doesn't run away again. Encouraging or assisting a child to run away can be charged as a crime.
There isn't enough facts here to determine whether there was a violation or not. Did he have an active warrant or very closely resemble a person who does? Did a serious crime occur nearby and he matched the description of the suspect fleeing? Even if it turns out that law enforcement got...Read more »
A person can be charged if they make a false report to law enforcement. Law enforcement is often skeptical if a person contacts law enforcement and says they are victim of domestic violence and then later recants the statement. It is a common fact pattern for a victim of domestic violence to...Read more »
He is entitled to a pro bono attorney through the public defender's office. At the first hearing, the Court will ask him if he can afford an attorney. If he says no, the Court will appoint him an attorney pro bono from the public defender's office.
At least in Nebraska, once diversion is completed, the charge is dismissed and the file sealed. Thus, generally the charge and the diversion completion won't show on a standard criminal background check.
victum of crimes, idenity theft, synthteic idenity theft, full reports of synthetic idenity theft, mix match combinations of several diff ccredit reports to make up fake identies, extreme misuse and abuse of my ssn, linked to another ssn, causing all this hvac, in 2018 i was a mother in need, this... Read more »
I'm not sure I follow your question but the Federal Trade Commission has some suggested steps to take if you believe you are the victim of identity theft. This might be a good resource for you to start with.
An "attempt" offense is generally a lesser offense that can still be supported by the same general facts. These are often used as part of plea offer as "attempt" offenses often carry a lesser minimum/maximum sentencing range than the offense itself. Thus, the prosecutor may...Read more »
My brother was out on bond on a felony charge, and forgot to appear in court. He has never done this before. Court was at 930 am. He was arrested at 2:00 pm for failure to appear. I read ne rev statute 29-908, and it says you have 3 days to surrender yourself before being charged. Would that apply... Read more »
To avoid her possibly staying overnight to see the judge the next day regarding bond, I emptied my savings account to post the $5k bond. It created a bit of a hardship on my end. She has an attorney now. Even though we have already posted the bond and had her released, can we still ask the court... Read more »
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