Anthony Marvin Avery's answer Range 1 Offender might get 2 years. But you need to hire a competent attorney. It may have been an Attempt or Aiding /Abetting. Restitution might be a strong factor to get to a Misdemeanor or even Diverted. Unless you are a career criminal, hire a lawyer now.
Marcus Lipham's answer Typically, the defendant is completely excluded from the grand jury process and shouldn't need an attorney until the grand jury indicts them. Here's the lawyer part... however, I have heard of technical issues where an attorney for a defendant was allowed to set in during the grand jury process. I've never verified that but was told that by a respected Tennessee attorney. But the typical process is sit back and wait on the grand jury process.
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer If it is still within one year of the incident, and you have a Witness that can testify to the facts, then you can ask the Police and/or a Magistrate to issue a Warrant for Assault, and possibly Vandalism. You need the name and current address of the assailant, and you should review the Police Report you do have. If nothing else, your Granddaughter can ask to appear before the Grand Jury. An attorney cannot help you in this matter usually.
Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq.'s answer I'm not sure what your question is. Usually there is a reason. I would consult with a local criminal defense attorney. If you cannot afford one, the Court can appoint one for you.
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer A Simple Possession conviction is a Misdemeanor and does not create a Firearm Disability. However a background check will have the charge and a conviction if any, which will cause most FFL's to not sell you a gun. Despite their refusal to transfer a weapon, you would still not have a Firearm Disability. Hire a competent attorney to get you Diverted, Dismissed and Expunged. Do not plead guilty to a straight conviction.
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer Aggravated Assault is either a C or D Felony, so she is convicted of something else, probably Attempted Murder or a Child Abuse Crime.
Without looking at the Judgment of Conviction(s), I would guess she will have to serve at least 15.3 years prior to a Parole Eligibility Date. Maybe 2027 at the earliest. If she actually does some sort of Appeal or Post Conviction Action, she then might be successful.
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer I am not sure of your question. But if you were declared a Habitual Motor Offender, then were caught driving, it is a Class E Felony. This is a new criminal offense, as becoming a HMO is not a criminal violation but the judicial declaration of a civil status. You need a competent attorney now, as it appears you did not know what you were doing when you agreed to the HMO status.
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer If it was $ 500 or more, it is a Felony. But probably not as a Citation was issued. Hire a competent attorney at a minimum fee to either get it Diverted or transferred to Juvenile Court. A conviction will hurt her forever. She may need to make restitution.
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer Sometimes that is a good defense at Trial: that is the other guy did most of the Crimes. There is nothing preventing the State from just prosecuting you however. Hire a competent attorney to file Discovery and other Motions. If you know where the other suspect is, you might be able to Subpoena him to Trial, if the State will not arrest him. Even if he does not show up, it might be a significant defense to argue with.
Mr. Kent Thomas Jones Esq.'s answer Warrants are sometimes difficult. I did have one situation where the guy had 2 five year old warrants. He had an excuse. He had been in another state having heart treatment. The warrants were for costs. We worked out a deal where he agreed to a payment plan on the warrants, and the judge did away with them. In another case a guy had paid restitution, but the court would not allow him out of a capias warrant that was over 3 years old without turning himself in to be arrested. So, it seems...
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer Felons have a permanent firearm disability. A competent attorney can advise him about what types of non-firearm weapons he can possess. However he should examine the Judgment of Conviction to see if he was actually convicted of a Felony. A charge, Warrant or Indictment, is not a conviction.
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