She wants to turn herself in with her lawyer but wants me to pick the daughter up before she does that so she's with someone safe. What should I do to make sure I have guardianship of her for school, medical and other things?
The answer to this question is one rooted in NM law, unfortunately. As you would be attempting to assume custody of the child in NM, you will need to consult with a lawyer there regarding a possible emergency petition for temporary custody and guardianship. That said, it is highly unlikely that...Read more »
I am not an expert in firearms law but my understanding is that you are banned for life under federal law because of your 4th degree felony conviction. Some states may allow it but you run the risk of federal prosecution if stopped by, for example, a federal park ranger.
There are term limits, but only so far as the length of a term, not the number of terms a member of Congress may serve. Terms are two years for representatives and six years for senators, with both enjoying unlimited terms. There have been developments on the issue you raise (limiting the number of...Read more »
Is "Wild Daisy Graphics" (my hopeful business name) a different trademark than "Wild Daisy"? I'm afraid that even if I get Wild Daisy Graphics trademarked, then someone can come along and trademark "Wild Daisy" and then claim infringement on me.
Whether two trademarks are different or confusingly similar depends on many factors including the similarity/relatedness of the class/categories for the products and/or services represented by the trademarks; whether there is a likelihood of confusion, etc. The USPTO will likely issue a refusal of...Read more »
Conviction date was 06/2015. I was sentenced to 1 year probation. I successfully completed probation in 06/2016. Does my attorney need to file for dismissal or is it automatically dismissed after 4 years?
There is usually an Order of Release on Conditional Discharge with is submitted by the probation officer and signed by the judge. That order closes the case and relieves the probation officer from continued supervision in the case. The record of adjudication will remain.
Many crimes only require general intent. Planning ahead to commit a crime sounds like premeditation, carefully weighing the pros and cons, which is only required for first degree murder. Other crimes require a specific intent to do that crime but it does not require a plan or a scheme. Planning to...Read more »
The general rule is that when a warrant is issued it will be designated as extraditable or non-extraditable. When a non-extraditable warrant is issued, it generally means that if the individual is arrested in the state where it was issued, police will arrest him. However, if the person is found...Read more »
Yes, hiring an experienced defense lawyer to take this to trial. First degree murder carries a minimum of 30 years with no good time, and even after 30 years very few convicted murderers ever get released on parole. By contrast, an accidental shooting with a firearm enhancement carries one to seven...Read more »
We had a verbal agreement that I would clean her house and she would pay me, in which she wrote me a check. The bank later sent me a letter in which the check had bounced. I contacted promptly, again almost 1 month after, and once more months afteR. Every time she said she would resend it but I... Read more »
Yes, both the NM Motor Vehicle Division MVD and state statutes upon conviction in Metro, Muni or Magistrate Court, require a Breath Analysis Ignition Interlock Device BAIID or Interlock for one year for first offenders, two years for second offenders. I am not aware of any reduction in fees, around...Read more »
You need to ask your criminal defense attorney. If the case was indicted by grand jury, in all likelihood the destruction of the electronic file in magistrate court is harmless. If there was a preliminary hearing, there is a good chance they will have to do another one if the recording of the first...Read more »
What is your question? He will probably go with you the the Juvenile Probation Office for an assessment. They are not your adversaries but just trying to get a handle on family stability, school attendance and grades, drug use. If neither of your sons has a juvenile record, I would guess they will...Read more »
I was found not guilty by jury. In the past five years I believe. I've probably gone through numerous background checks I don't know why I didn't get the jobs and for some reason today 9/15/20 I ran a sex offender check and my address the name is a little different but same family .... Read more »
I have been charged with failure to report a change in living arrangements under SORNA in Luna County, NM. The criminal complaint has no information regarding the event that triggered the charge. It only states the requirement to report. I have no clue what change I allegedly did not report and no... Read more »
The complaint is often barebones but there will be an affidavit in support of arrest warrant and police reports and your attorney can request all discovery and interview the prosecution witnesses. Absolutely you have the right to get all of the documents and read them.
I told the police it was my gun. So not in his possession or inside his home. They charged him with felon in possession of firearm. Is there anything I can do so that charge doesnt stick? It was in my vehicle. Not in his.
(1) Hire a lawyer for your bf or apply for a public defender if he cannot afford a private lawyer
(2) Get an email or letter from you to his new lawyer explaining that the gun was yours. Give the lawyer copies of the title and registration and insurance of the Jeep to you, not him. Also get...Read more »
My boyfriend and I feel that his current attorney does not have my boyfriend's best interest at heart. He doesn't seem very engaged in the case and was even agreeing somewhat with the procecuter during arraignment. He also doesn't seem to any strategy for the case so far. Would it be... Read more »
Our Federal Public Defenders and Criminal Justice Act (CJA) attorneys are among the best in the business, under-appreciated and overworked by qvery good, Wolfe. Usually when a defendant or his friends/family want a new lawyer, the problem is not the lawyer but the client having unreasonable...Read more »
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