In the scenario you've described, where a public defender initially assigned to your son in a federal drug case ends up representing the person accusing your son, there are potential concerns regarding conflicts of interest. In legal practice, particularly in criminal defense, attorneys are...View More
Paying off outstanding warrants in Fargo, ND, or anywhere else, does not automatically mean you will avoid jail time. Warrants are issued for various reasons, including failure to appear in court or unpaid fines related to criminal matters.
When you pay off a warrant, typically, you are...View More
He is an ex boyfriend and stalked me for almost two months. He has previous charges, but not for stalking, his charges are traffic, drug related, and breaking into someone's house. Everything has been reported to the police from the beginning and he has confessed to it all.
Stalking is a serious offense that involves unwanted and repeated harassment, intimidation, or surveillance of another person. In North Dakota, the specific punishment for stalking can vary depending on the circumstances and the defendant's criminal history.
Maybe not necessarily a right at that point (and it is only a right as long as you financially qualify), but I have a strong suspicion if you applied for a public defender after stating you'd represent yourself (and financially qualify) that one would be appointed. The truth of the matter is...View More
I have to report to the 24/7 program in Minot north Dakota and the day before I'm required to go in to change out my current patch, there was a warrant issued for my arrest. Can they arrest me at the 24/7 program even though my warrant is unrelated?
Likely, but they’re going to come arrest you anyway and you’d be better off voluntarily turning yourself in; if you wait the judge will likely notice you didn’t go voluntarily when considering whether to let you out again.
controlled substance! They were looking for a certain Jane Doe but she was not listed on the search warrant! Only two room numbers were listed. One was her room n the other room next door was another guest entirely unrelated to the case. Was the warrant legal for two rooms looking for Jane Doe’s... View More
before being raided. i was about to run to the bank to deposit money. i had counted the amount i had in hand. it was 11830$. but only 10500$ was on teh evidence.. as soon as they had me in handcuffs in my room. seein i had money layin out.. i had camera up. i smerkly said dont do something... View More
Civil forfeiture is generally a separate proceeding if you're contesting it - but if they outright stole your money and are wondering what will happen the real answer is nothing unless you do something about it. What would you do? Likely ask the BCI to open up an investigation.
boyfriend got stop in a traffic stop they illegally searched him and made him get out of the car asked him where he came from he said he was visiting a friend at a hotel room so then they got a search warrent for the room that wasnt even his because they thought they would find drugs there and it... View More
boyfriend got stop for a traffic stop they came to his window and asked him to come out of the car to pat him down just because he had a conviction of a firearm 5 years prior they frisked him and didnt find anything then they said the reason was because they seen a crown royal bag sticking out of... View More
You likely need the squad car video to determine if there was an illegal search and seizure under the US Constitution. Even if there was, you cannot simply orally tell the judge about the issue - you have to make a motion, which is difficult to do if you're not an attorney.
Detain me and destroy my property not to mention no drugs where found or evidence that drugs were being sold i actually had an officer tell me that was profiled because of where I was from and how I looked can I take any legal action towards this ?
For a personal-use account that is not being used to defraud, bully, or stalk. Currently there is no way to use a pseudonym on Facebook regardless of reasons (victim of stalking/domestic violence, trans, or just people that don't use their legal surname online.) Public/Private Library Card,... View More
I have a million pieces of advice because I take 10+ calls like yours every day. Firstly, most people would prefer a private attorney over a public defender and I hope you don't learn that reality the hard way. Secondly, if this case is in North Dakota and you were denied a public defender by...View More
Revocation on a charge can certainly occur due to a conviction on a new charge. However, a criminal defense lawyer would usually negotiate out a deal on the revocation that runs along with the new charge. Revocation is not required to be up to the original maximum but certainly can be.
I have represented numerous people with this type of criminal offense. You need an experienced lawyer yesterday. Federal charges are very difficult to beat and it is EASY to make the wrong decisions that can land you additional years in a federal case if you do not have a lawyer who knows what he...View More
My son is 15yrs old. He is on supervised probation. He has been in and out of facilities several times for behavior. He ran away last night and is now in police custody in a hospital. His aunt helped him and was coming to take him to a different city without permission. What can I do? His aunt has... View More
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