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Carina Laguzzi

Carina Laguzzi’s Answers

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

    My son was hanging out with 2 of his friends, one lives next door to us. His 2 friends had come up with a stupid plan to order Chinese and have it delivered to an empty house across the street. My son said he wanted no parts of it and came home. ...

    Carina’s Answer

    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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  • A FRIEND OF MINE WAS JUST ARRESTED FOR 3 ARMED BANK ROBBERIES IN PA.

    HE HAS A LEAST 80 FELONY BURGLARY AND THEFT CHARGES IN HIS PAST AND HAS DONE 8 YEARS IN PRISON ALREADY. WILL THIS LATEST ARREST RESULT IN STRIKE 3 OR WHAT KIND OF TIME WILL HE BE LOOKING AT??

    Carina’s Answer

    Bank robberies are federal offenses. If he has as many convictions as you say then he is probably an "armed career criminal" which enhances his potential sentence. He is facing life imprisonment so he should hire a criminal defense attorney that handles federal cases.

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  • I live in Philadelphia. What is an NSJ Hearing? My husband is incarcerated for a probation violation and has one.

    He also had a bench warrant for failure to appear but was ROR'D for that. He was supposed to go to trial on 12-27-13 but it was postponed. It has not been rescheduled as if yet. His NSJ is 01-13-14. Thank You

    Carina’s Answer

    It is for his probation violation but it will than likely be continued until after the final disposition of his open matter. The cases could be consolidated if it is in his best interest.

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  • What does it mean when a court docket says disposition file

    there was 8 charges and 4 have been dismissed and now the docket say disposition file and im just trying to find out what that means

    Carina’s Answer

    More information is needed to give you a detailed answer. Do not hesitate to call the office.

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  • Would this amount to punishment for defending?

    Does any law or rule required than a non-capitol case defendant remain in pretrial imprisonment beyond rule 600's 180 days because of motion to defend has not been decided and trial not yet commenced? ( remembering the presumption of innocence and...

    Carina’s Answer

    If you are talking about a defendant charged with homicide, since no bail is assigned then Rule 600e doesn't really apply. There should at least be a trial date scheduled. If not, talk to the attorney to find out what is going on.

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  • Redirect to lie detector test

    The reason I asked the question about the lie detector test to begin with is because when I spoke to the officer in charge, I specifically asked if she was picked up because she declined the lie detector test and he told me yes. I will not tell yo...

    Carina’s Answer

    The police do not have to tell you the truth. Or you could have misunderstood. Good luck anyway.

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  • WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO ME WITH A FIRST OFFENCE RETAIL THEFT THE ITEM WAS 199.00 AND THIS IN PA.

    I WAS IN A HURRY AND DIDNT THINK ABOUT IT. I TRIED TO PAY BUT WOULD'T LET ME

    Carina’s Answer

    Of course you thought about it. Find an experienced criminal defense attorney and don't lie to them about anything that happened.

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  • What could the consequences be of filling out a police statement without a lawyer present, and signing it?

    The defendant changes their account later on after signing it.This is important in a mock trial I am doing in which I am the Prosecutor.

    Carina’s Answer

    Research prior inconsistent statements but, in the future, please note this website is not meant for law students.

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  • Can my son sue a man for character assassination?

    My son has a live in girlfriend has a 7 year son that visits on weekends. He has accused my son twice for abuse, he was found not guilty and they said there was no foundation for the charges. Yet Eric, the father of this boy keeps trying to get ...

    Carina’s Answer

    There does not seem to be enough for defamation lawsuit but you should consult with an attorney in this field.

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  • How does someone get pre trial house arrest after their 180 days are up? And how long does it take to get the pretrial hearing

    the person is eligible for pretrial house arrest

    Carina’s Answer

    Speak to the attorney about a Rule 600e motion. It gets scheduled consistent with the Court's calendar. Keep in mind that the 180 days has to be of non-excludable time, not just a strict 180 days. Also, some Judges will require house arrest as a conduction of release. Arrangements for same need to be done before the person is released.

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