Technically speaking, the District Attorney represents the State, not the victim. So, even though your wife does not want to continue with the case, the State may proceed.
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If you are found Guilty of a Class G felony you can face up to 16 months active time. However, the presumptive range is 10-13 months, and can be suspended while you serve a probationary sentence. However, do not rule out the possibility of winning at trial or striking a favorable plea agreement.
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Your failure to appear for court must be willful in order for you to be punished for it. If you can show that you have documentation that you were in court, or, that you were being detained in jail or by the Department of Corrections, a judge will most certainly throw our your FTA fine. Though it is rare, unfortunately these things happen from time to time where clerk or judges make mistakes.
From your question, I am not sure if your friend was caught with these items. If so, I agree that, if the police or the District Attorney want to speak with you, you should first consult an attorney.
Your biggest danger is a charge for being an accomplice. However, if you did not know that your friend took money/goods, had no idea that that's what your friend would do with the bag, and had no intent to deprive the stores of anything, you have very limited or no criminal liability.
It may have been negligent, but it may not be worth taking action.
Thought I have never donated plasma, I am fairly certain that your arm should not be turning black and blue. If it were a small bruise, that's probably something you could have forseen happening as a result of volunteering to allow someone to put needles in your arm. If it goes beyond that, it is a sign that the practitioner may have done something wrong.
If you have no other symptoms and your arm heals in a matter of...
There are a lot of great reasons to spend $100-$150 for an attorney.
The method by which Judges and District Attorneys handle traffic infractions varies widely from county to county across North Carolina. A local attorney will know the process.
Additionally, going to pay a traffic fine yourself may include taking a day off of work and waiting around the courthouse for the better part of a day. That's probably not something you want to be doing.
Finally, an attorney may be able to...
From your question, I'm not sure you need an attorney. If a creditor already has a judgment against you, you can go to the courthouse and pay the judgment and the judgment will be satisfied.
If, however, you are looking to compromise your judgment, you may need help negotiating. Any attorney who handles bankrupcy's for creditors (i.e. look in the phone book for someone adversitising for bankruptcy) or any general practitioner.
Misdemeanor Larceny under NCGS 14-72 is a Class 1 midemeanor. Your potential sentence depends on your record level. If you have no prior convictions, you can be sentenced to up to 45 days suspended, and could only be subject to community punishment. That means, you cannot get active jail time. If, however, you have a prior record, you can get up to 45 days of active jail time.
You have no legal obligation to continue assisting this woman. You have given her the gift of allowing her to reside with you. You do not have to continue to do so.
You should ask her to move out and give her a deadline. If she is not out, you can call the Sheriff to have her removed. That should solve the problem.
If it does not, you can file a Summary Ejectment action in front of the civil magistrate to order the Sheriff to remove her from your home. You can pick up and file this...
You need to file what is called a "Summary Ejectment" action before the civil magistrate. If you go to the Clerk of Court's office and request a summary ejectment form, they will be able to assist you.
Hope this helps.