Carina Laguzzi’s Answers

Carina Laguzzi

Philadelphia Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 12
  1. Why is my husband still being charged with conspiracy,agg. assualt and robbery if witness stated it wasn't him at prelim?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Bradley Joseph Osborne
    2. Joseph Patrick Lesniak
    3. Carina Laguzzi
    4. Christopher Edwin Miller
    5. Michael Lawrence Doyle
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    The person in the best posture to help is the attorney who represented your husband during the preliminary hearing. Ask him/her to describe what happened and what the next step is. If your husband is not satisfied he should consider hiring another attorney who specializes in criminal law. Good luck.

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  2. A victim does not show up for 2 preliminary hearings in a criminal case shouldn't the case get thrown out?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Carina Laguzzi
    2. Jeffrey Andrew Rowe
    3. Megan Blancho
    4. John Karl Puskar
    5. Thomas G. Briody
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    6 lawyer answers

    If he took a plea then he made his decision. Since it is his decision a PCRA would only work if the attorney did not give him all of the information needed to make the decision to plea guilty.

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  3. My stepson is in jail waiting trial and I would like to find out what the crime was.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William A. Jones Jr.
    2. Mark Copoulos
    3. Carina Laguzzi
    4. Christopher Edwin Miller
    5. Theodor Kaplun
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    6 lawyer answers

    You can search the docket for public information but the specifics of the allegations are in the police report and the discovery; however, it seems he doesn't want you to know details and thus his attorney won't give you any information either. You can go to court as suggested but if you really want to help him make sure he has an experienced criminal defense attorney representing him.

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  4. Does a Supreme court ruling / decision on law set precedent in lower courts within state.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Stewart C Crawford Jr.
    2. Andrea E. Mertz
    3. William A. Jones Jr.
    4. Carina Laguzzi
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes but it does not mean that it is retroactive (meaning it may not apply to cases that are over and/or over cases that began before the decision came down).

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  5. Can my 16 year old son be charged with conspiracy to commit burglary/robbery

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Mark Aaron Hinrichs
    2. Geoffrey David Hood
    3. Theodore H. Swan Jr.
    4. Carina Laguzzi
    5. Evan T. L. Hughes
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    8 lawyer answers

    Probably not. For conspiracy you need an agreement to commit a crime AND an overt act. It seems as if your son did neither. I don't like the fact that the police yelled at your son..YOU should yell at your son and have him pick different friends.

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  6. What is the burden of proof in a Sexual Assault case involving adults?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. William A. Jones Jr.
    2. Carina Laguzzi
    3. John M. Kaman
    4. John Paul Thygerson
    4 lawyer answers

    The biggest hurdle for a defendant in a sexula ssault case in PA is that you do not need "corroborating evidence" for a conviction. (This includes DNA or blood samples, medical testimony or eyewitnesses.) This was meant to protect victims since most sex cases happne behind closed doors with no one watching. Simply put, the testimony of the alleged victim alone, if believed by a judge or jury, beyond a reasonble doubt is enough for a conviction. This is why having an experienced criminal...

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  7. HOW CAN I LEGALLY MOVE TO ANOTHER STATE WHILE ON FEDERAL PROBATION IF MY PROBATION OFFICER WILL NOT ALLOW ME TO MOVE ?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Carina Laguzzi
    2. Robert C. Keller
    3. Charles Anthony Rick
    4. William Charles Sipio
    5. Andrew Joseph Edelberg
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    6 lawyer answers

    The Judge has the final say as to permission to move. Have your attorney contact the Court for a hearing as soon as possible. If you do not have an attorney contact one with experience in federal court.

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  8. What are the consequences of breaking probation on a dui charge because of a fight?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Carina Laguzzi
    2. Michael Kotik
    3. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    She will more than likely get kicked out of the ARD program and have to fight both cases separately. It is imperative that you hire an experienced criminal defense attorney as both cases could have a severe impact on her future.

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  9. Boyfriend had a warrent rescended by a judge last weds. today he got one in the mail. What is going on?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Carina Laguzzi
    2. William Ray Pelger
    3. Robert E. Harris Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    There could have been a delay with the mail, especially with the holiday week. Make sure he calls his PO tomorrow and clears it up.

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  10. How do I defend myself at my judicial hearing?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Robert Brian Liotta
    2. Carina Laguzzi
    2 lawyer answers

    The other answer provided is true in that without knowing your stage of the proceeding a full answer is difficult. However, I would not bother bringing witnesses as it seems that you will hear about whether or not you will get into the ARD program. Of course you should consider hiring, or at least consulting with an experienced criminal defense attorney, as there maybe other alternatives. Good luck!

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