I think that you got it reversed. If you do diversion, then your sentence is deferred, then expunged. Regardless, if a record is expunged, then it is not a charge. So, yes, your next one would be a first.
Unless you are an attorney, then you are going to have problems getting a court date for someone you know. Generally speaking, in some jurisdictions there may be something like a 10 day rule before they have to go before a judge. Only an attorney who knows the judge and the jurisdiction well will...Read more »
I have never been in an accident/never received a ticket before. I stopped my coverage due to car repairs ~awhile~ back and being a full time university student I let my self slip in the financial responsibility. I didn’t have insurance during the time of being pulled over but not even 24 hours... Read more »
A officer pulled into a private drive way and questioned the 2 men in the truck and physically pulled them out of window put in police car and took to jail, NO CRIME WAS COMMITED No one called ask for police to pull in to property, pleaced the passenger on a outrageous charge of Cocain not a drop... Read more »
It may well have been a legal stop, but a motion to suppress should be plead anyway. The LEO will claim he had knowledge of a contraband transaction, and apparently he was correct. The Defendant needs a competent attorney.
Every County is a little different. I have seen that charge generate Bonds from $ 5K to $ 25K. Some Counties have Pre-Trial Release with no Bond involved. If the Bond seems too high, hire a competent attorney to represent the accused, to include moving to lower the Bond prior to the Defendant...Read more »
You can make any payment you wish to the Payee. But he neither has to accept it nor does it prevent a prosecution for a Worthless Check. Retaining some type of proof of payment may help you in Court, but he probably will not take your check. If you have already been charged, then no, go to...Read more »
There is sometimes a County Ordinance that allows the City Cops to exercise jurisdiction in the County. In this case though the Officer will claim he observed your Rule of the Road Violation in the City then followed you. What Court is it in? But be respectful and maybe the Judge will Divert...Read more »
Apparently you are not convicted yet. But unless you have a serious defense and a good attorney, you should try to get Diversion for 11 mo/29 days, the charge Dismissed and the charge Expunged. Unless the
Class A Misdemeanor is Dismissed Probation or some Jail shall be required under...Read more »
Each time there is some kind of excuse to put it off it's a no consent search issue no motions to suppress have been filed by my lawyer I'm guilty of having a joint but it was a illegal search each time nothing changes I just get a different date to come back shouldn't it either be dismissed or at... Read more »
Seems like you have not found a plea offer that you agree with. Talk to your attorney and see if he can find some leverage to work with the district attorneys to get it down to where you want it. If not, do a scheduling order and set it for trial.
A friend and her boyfriend were living together . He had drugs and firearms that she knew about . When the cops came in and arrested them both she says they charged them both with the same thing. Is this legal?
It is legal and happens all the time. Each Defendant needs their own competent attorney now. A motion to suppress may be in order. It sounds like a search warrant was involved, and if so, it should be scrutinized although the Statutes excuse most mistakes. Both Defendants need to keep...Read more »
There are a variety of ways that the police can gather information on an exchange, which I am assuming is money for drugs or something like that. Yes, actual sight or video are probably the best evidence; however, their first standard is "probable cause," which is a low standard to meet. It can...Read more »
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