Leon Matchin's answer You don't have the luxury of firing a pool attorney. Your only move is to hire your own attorney. Every case has a life of its own. Many defendants are quick to blame their lawyer but more often than not it's the defendant's criminal case history, attitude and demeanor that prevents their lawyer from getting them the best possible result rather than the other way around. Truth is that trial lawyer can do the appeal he just doesn't want to because he's not getting along with you or he doesn't...
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer We are not supposed to give specific legal advise on this site on what to do, but you can setup an in office consultation with an experienced lawyer. What I will say is that arguments exist on both sides on whether or whether not to pay it. Either way I would contact the court in which the store was in to see if they filed a criminal complaint for shoplifting against you.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer A conviction is when you have been found guilty. A charge is something you get and then have to go to a trial on. You can be detained in general for more than 90 days without an indictment unless the prosecutor can find good cause then its even longer.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer Yes it is possible he could go to jail, but much more information would be needed to assess what would happen in his case. I suggest you speak with the lawyer who handled his PTI CHARGE as he would know best, or setup a consultation with a new lawyer if you were not satisfied with your prior lawyer.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer The answer to this depends because generally you need a license to be an EMT they could kick him off the squad however will they find out is the question you may have to tell them anyway. Your best bet is to get a good lawyer to fight the case you may have a defense and even if he doesn't things can be done to help minimize the penalties he will face.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer Best way to fight any legal battle is with an experienced Attorney, however drug testing and therapy is common for these types of cases and you would have to prove how it would effect you differently and in a more adverse way than others that are assigned the same treatment.
Leon Matchin's answer If he already had a detention hearing and Judge kept him you'll need an attorney to file a new hearing request. If the court still keeps him in jail then he'll be there until the trial and if acquitted he'll leave.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer You can only fight it with a lawyer and not many defenses exist at all. The Maximum sentence is 18 months in jail and the minimum is 6 months jail. If you get really lucky and have really good facts and your in an easier county such as Essex you may just get lucky and be able to get PTI which could keep you out of jail if you were an exceptional person and had no prior criminal record whatsoever. But again that chance is very slim even in Essex the county most consider to be the easiest and...
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer This charge is Tampering with Public Records assuming 2C:28-7A(1), which in NJ is a third degree crime generally subjecting the offender to up to a $15K fine, jail of between 3 to 5 years and probation as determined by the court. If charged make sure you get yourself a good lawyer this is serious charge with serious consequences. Most of us criminal lawyers offer a free in office consultation, I suggest that you set one up if you got this charge.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer Depends on who you ask, if you ask my opinion yes, if you ask another lawyer they will tell you no, ultimately it is up to a judge and then that will be determined according to Trump on who appointed them.
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