Nicholas Nelson's answer Your question is someone of a complicated one. Even when records go off the public record, the government can still access them. I would certainly argue that the "not guilty" charge should not count as the "first" charge, as you were "not guilty". Note - cases are highly fact dependent and I cannot give adequate legal advice without first discussing with you the particular details of your matter in their entirety. That being said, those are my initial thoughts. Good luck!
Lucas Wynne's answer You are way over your head on this and need a defense attorney. No attorney can give you a real answer until they see the charging documents and evidence. Even if the charging documents made an error, the evidence could negate that error.
Stefan Dunkelgrun's answer Document every interaction, log the time, date, the person involved, and the nature of the incident. Also document every interaction with the police. Bonus points if you have any other evidence, such as phone records.
Once you have sufficient documentation, if the police are not willing to do anything, talk to the local states attorney.
Nicholas Nelson's answer With active warrants you want to retain an attorney as soon as possible. If you truly were not there, you certainly would have a chance of beating the charges.
Your options are to either 1) continue absconding and wait to be either arrested or summoned to court or 2) get an attorney, then turn yourself in and hopefully get released on bail pending your trial - then gather witnesses that can account for your whereabouts on the night in question.
Lucas Wynne's answer In North Dakota, whether the police will be able to use the evidence at trial depends on whether the judge permits it - that will depend on the outcome of motion hearings, the application of the Rules of Evidence, etc.
Lucas Wynne's answer Do not post any additional information about your case online. You do not want to reveal enough information for the police to identify you. Instead, contact a criminal defense lawyer for help. Many attorneys like myself offer free consultations. The answer to your question depends on the particular circumstances.
Gregory William Liebl's answer Like most legal answers, it really depends. What state are they living in? Is there an Order/Judgment in place? In North Dakota, if there isn't anything in place, he has as much of a right to the child as the mother does. That being said, he should not keep the child from her. There are different legal avenues to take to address this issue, which is fairly common. Contact an attorney to follow up on this and how she can handle this situation, legally.
Lucas Wynne's answer Attorneys like myself offer free consultations for this type of issue. If you are charged with a crime as a result of this, you should speak with an attorney immediately. You should not be posting information about what occurred or admitting to your actions on the internet.
Lucas Wynne's answer You simply need a lawyer willing to take your case. Before a lawyer will take your case, you should have a retainer ready to pay and know who it was that stole the dog. If you don't know who it was, it's nearly impossible to initiate the proper lawsuit.
Lucas Wynne's answer You should be very careful when discussing your criminal case online - please do not share more information about this case publicly, call an attorney to discuss instead. Most offer free consultations.
Nicholas Nelson's answer NDCC 14-09 deals with parental rights. Generally, both parents have rights unless otherwise ordered by the court. More information is needed to render any further legal advice. Good luck!
Lucas Wynne's answer What you are seeing is a document record listing, not the record itself. The document you are referring to is likely a bench warrant for your arrest. You will need a criminal defense lawyer.
Lucas Wynne's answer As an attorney who practices criminal defense throughout North Dakota, I would first caution you not to share information about the crime being alleged. In this particular case, you should seriously consider retaining an attorney as the prosecution will not care that this is your first offense. The minimum sentence is only applied if you plead guilty or are convicted. You should not assume that you will be found guilty as most cases result in a plea deal (which is more likely to fall on your...
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