Andrea E. Mertz's answer Assuming you have no prior record of convictions, you will get probation. The maximum sentence you face is 1 to 2 years incarceration. However, that maximum usually is ordered for repeat convicts who have multiple convictions. Hire an attorney and inquire as to whether your county has a first time offender program or ARD. Good Luck!
Kathryn Hilbush's answer I doubt you can sue her for theft since your uncle handed the dog over to her. Maybe if you offer to reimburse her for the vet bills she'll return the dog. Since she seems to care enough for the dog to spend a decent amount of money on her, perhaps the nicest thing you can do for your dog is allow her to stay where she is and get yourself another one to love.
Cary B. Hall's answer Well, theoretically, you don't have to prove your innocence at all: the cops/courts have to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. The problem here is that it *is* very difficult to prove a negative. How to prove you *didn't* do something? If you get a call from the cops, you can certainly deny any involvement or unauthorized purchases -- or you can refuse to speak to them at all since you don't have to.
Presumably, one way to prove that someone *did* make an unauthorized...
Mr. Ryan L Hyde's answer WIthout discovery the "will I be convicted" question is almost impossible to answer. Finding a firearm in a vehicle under the sole control of a convicted felon is certainly not good. But there are a whole host of issues that could be relevant to the disposition of the case. More troubling is that if you are on State Probation they can violate on a much lower standard that proof beyond a reasonable doubt. Internet help is not what you need. You need an experienced local attorney to go...
Cary B. Hall's answer Very likely not. You'll go through the juvenile system, which makes every effort *not* to detain kids away from their families. Cooperate, show (and actually feel) remorse, and garner family support, and you should be OK.
Cary B. Hall's answer No idea - and I just answered a *very* similar question on here. Sounds like it should be a probation case, but you never know and it depends what you're charged with. Aggravated assault is a felony; simple assault is a misdemeanor. Two very different animals, and the punishments for each differ greatly as well.
If you're in the southeastern part of Pennsylvania, feel free to contact me offsite to further discuss your case. You need to talk to a good criminal defense attorney ASAP...
Cary B. Hall's answer Typically, fraudulent use of another's bank account without his/her permission could carry charges like: forgery; access device fraud; identity theft; theft by unlawful taking; theft by deception; and/or receiving stolen property. The grading of the offenses (felony, misdemeanor, etc.) depends on the amount of money taken -- although forgery is usually a felony anyway.
Cary B. Hall's answer Anyone can get charged criminally for anything, and it happens all the time. Will it happen to you? No idea.
If it does, and it really was a mistake at work, then cooperate with the authorities and tell them what happened. Same with your employer. If you did nothing intentionally wrong and have nothing to hide, then -- as they say -- the truth shall set you free.
If you are charged criminally, however -- and I hope you won't be -- I'm happy to discuss the specifics of your...
Cary B. Hall's answer You need to contact the Assistant District Attorney handling your husband's case, and tell him/her your position on things. "Strangulation" is a relatively new statute in Pennsylvania, and it's a second-degree felony - punishable by a maximum of 10 years in jail. It's no joke.
Perhaps suggest that you'd prefer probation for your husband on a second-degree misdemeanor "simple assault" charge, with probationary conditions of anger management, domestic violence counseling or whatever...
Peter N. Munsing's answer you need to notify the bank immediately if a check was paid on a "forged necessary endorsement"--namely her signature or the signature of the person using the check. He will have to put the money in the account. A problem may be that it sounds like he is in her house.
Mr. Ryan L Hyde's answer The only way to get a felony warrant lifted is to appear in front of the issuing authority. They will process you and set bail. Its always a good idea to have local counsel as they can usually arrange to do everything at once which speeds up the process. There is no burden on the Commonwealth to contact you and get your side of the story. They usually do because people invariably dig the hole deeper when they talk to the police. Any conversation you have with anyone about this case should...
NiaLena Caravasos' answer There may be a protective order in your case, which could explain why you cannot have and/or see your discovery. However, you will need to know what the evidence is against you in order to make proper decisions in your case, so you can certainly ask your lawyer when she/he will be able to discuss it with you.
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