I was given a PBJ for a misdemeanor assault for 18 months that ends next month. I just was given a speeding ticket last month. I am under the impression that these things are unrelated but I want to make sure before I pay the ticket. Am I mistaken?
Yes it may serve as a basis to violate probation, but frequently they don't bother.See question
The summoned was never served then a year later it was turned into a warrant. And I still lived in the town they claim they couldn't find me. What should I do and what is my best options? It is now 2015 soon to be 2016 and this warrant is from 201...
Perhaps the court might consider a motion to recall the warrant. If not, then you are supposed to surrender. If you cannot afford to hire an attorney privately, then applied to the office of the Public defender for an appointment one.See question
I stated in court that I had no family in the state to provide shelter and I would be homeless if I couldn't get any help and I was still released with no help for shelter. Now I stay in another state with my family with a warrant for violation o...
Perhaps your agent might be claiming that you did not notify him or her before you went to live with your family. A standard condition of probation is to notify your agent before changing your address.another condition is to get your agent permission before leaving the state.See question
There were four people in the car. We called a friend to pick us up from a party because they began to smoke marijuana and didn't want to be there, our driver had NOT been drinking, he was tested and cleared. The two males in the back seat were te...
A person has a right to a trial, regardless of whether he or she has a defense. Sometimes trials are "burden of proof" cases. The states failure to charge and prosecute someone else is not a defense.
You might have other defenses or mitigation. Consider seeking a confidential consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney, who can help you evaluate them. Beware that online posts are not confidential.See question
The attorney is from the area where the case is being tried and knows the prosecutors.
No one can guarantee the outcome, but most courts do not impose jail for first time offenders convicted of non-violent offenses.See question
Would I have a chance to get my affairs in order?
You should assume that you would have to serve your sentence immediately. You may ask to surrender, and you may ask for an appeal bond, both of which are up to the court's discretion.See question
My bf was involved in a hazing incident at his fraternity back in college in Washington state. The incident involved my bf, a senior in his final year, instructing pledges to hit each other on the butt with a paddle. He didn't hit anyone; he simpl...
Your boyfriend should seek a confidential consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney who practices in Washington State.See question
Good evening, After leaving a work party, my friend (designated driver) was driving us home. We stopped at a gas station, and he ran in to get a bottle of water while leaving the keys in the ignition. Seemingly out of the blue, an officer pul...
Seek a confidential consultation with experienced criminal defense attorneys. Hire the one whom you believe would do his or her best for you. It sounds like you have a good defense.See question
Defendant in jail over 1 yr. Mistrial occurred in the 15th mth. (11-1: not guilty)
"Speedy" is a judgment by the court. There are several factors that the court must consider. Ask defense counsel to explain specifically how they might apply in this case.See question
He plans on turning himself in ASAP but he has a failure to appear for a court date that he didn't know about that happened on 11/12. He knew he had a court date on 11/17 but did not know about the 12th. He has no problem with appearing and going ...
No one can guarantee the outcome. Your boyfriend should seek a confidential consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney.See question