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  • I have a arraignment hearing for a battery touch or strike charge. What type of hearing is that?

    Got a battery touch or strike for pushing my girlfriend against my car in front of a cop, I was intoxicated. What does an arraignment hearing mean? I have no record what so ever.

    Zahra’s Answer

    Am arraignment is when the court informs you what the formal charge against you is. Additionally, the court will ask you how you would like to plea to the charge (guilty, no contest or not guilty). The court will also want to know if you plan to hire a private attorney or need the services of a public defender. I suggest that you consult with an attorney prior to your arraignment date so you know what is the best course of action you should take.

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  • My friend was suposed to have sold meth. to a ci three times. but she can prove that one of the cops lied at least once in his s

    statement. can she get the whole case thrown out due to this.

    Zahra’s Answer

    It may but it is hard to say without knowing more. This is a serious charge & your friend should hire an attorney ASAP to explore all her defenses.

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  • How long does it take to get to the processing center once the person has been convicted?

    My boyfriend was sentenced to 12.6 on august 7 and is still waiting to be transfered to Orlando.... I was wondering how long does it noramlly take for one to be transfered? And what is the Orlando processing center called????

    Zahra’s Answer

    The facility is called Orlando Reception Center. And I agree with other attorney - usually within 30 days.

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  • My husband is in jail for a second VOP.. What can I be prepared for? Will he go to prison?

    Charges are 3rd degree felony petty theft. Has a history..

    Zahra’s Answer

    It depends on a lot of factors such as the judge, prosecutor, prior criminal history, etc. A felony theft carries a possible 5 years in prison.

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  • Once charges are filed in an assualt can the prosecutor decide to change the charge

    once charges are filed in an assualt can the prosecutor decide to change the charge . because they got the statute and sub definition wrong ? what I mean by sub definition is the way the listed code will be followed by (2) (a) ect. Also do they h...

    Zahra’s Answer

    Yes the prosecutor can amend the charge any time up until a trial begins.

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  • I am a victim of battery and need help. who can I talk to.are there any state programs?

    I was assaulted by some thugs and got a $5000 er bill and other issues like now I may need surgey ect. to correct the fractured humerus and other damage to my spine. I doubt these young men have $ to pay they were 18- 20.Are there any ways to get...

    Zahra’s Answer

    I agree with the other attorneys. You may be eligible to have your medical bills paid from the victim compensation fund.

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  • May I ask You,pls

    What's the definition of charges dropped and dismissed incriminal law?Is charges will exist after that in criminal backround? Thank You

    Zahra’s Answer

    Even if the prosecutor dismisses the case, there is still a record. You will need to hire an attorney to expunge it for you.

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  • Evidence

    My husband is going to trial on a battary on a LEO offense and I was wondering if his clothes and mugshot could be used as evidence during the trial ? The officers had him in handcuffs and were beating him so my husband retaliated the only way h...

    Zahra’s Answer

    Yes those items can be used in your husband's trial. I'm assuming he has an attorney & his attorney has been told about these things. As far as conviction rates - it is hard to tell. Hopefully a jury will decide his case based on facts & not any favoritism towards law enforcement.

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  • Time waiting on trial ?

    If my husband is awaiting trial in broward county fl , and after this trial is being extradited back to CA , does the time he was sitting on the out of state hold ( 9 months ) count or be used towards any sentencing back in CA?

    Zahra’s Answer

    Criminal laws vary state to state. Pls consult a California criminal attorney.

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  • Can i do a motion to redrawing my plea if the judge didn't tell me it will affect my immigration status? in Florida 1999

    I took the plea in December 1999

    Zahra’s Answer

    Maybe. Please consult with an immigration attorney first.

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