You should not expect the liar to be charged with a crime. Such a charge is nearly non-existent. However, she has it coming to her twofold: her conscience (I assume that even she has one) will weigh heavily on her as the years pass; and poetic justice, without you or your family's involvement, shall occur in some way sometime in the near or distant future. Such is the way.
The only way the local prosecutor's office ("the State") would bring it back is if you break a law in the near future and likely, only if it is alcohol related. Even if that happens it is likely they still won't bring it back.
With a DUI Hardship License, if for "business purposes" the reasons you may drive include work, education, church (or synagogue), or medical (hospital, doctor's office, etc). Gas statition is fine, as long as you were headed to or for something mentioned above. If not, the law enforcement officer has discretion to charge you with "Violation of Driver's License Restriction" (a misdemeanor).
I noticed that you listed the practice area as "DUI" and "DUI Probation" is also listed under your question. Being on DUI probation leads to the assumption your license is suspended. In your post you state "I would like to take her ... " God bless you and your mother, but I do not think taking her on a road trip fits under the hardship license umbrella (assuming you have a hardship license). Expect your probation officer to decline your request. Now if your mom drives, or you fly (and your...
Your friend has no bond due to the nature of the charge and the allegations in his individual case. Such occurs in Agg Stalking cases even when the alleged perpetrator does not have a record, but if he has a criminal past, that may have played a part, too. Feel free to call me. I have 15 years of experience and always have clients in adjoining counties. A Motion to Set Bond is something to consider. I can help your friend.
Your son is in a dilemma - testify at the depo and possibly/probably lose a friend, or refuse to cooperate and possibly face the repercussions from the prosecutor's office. Lose/lose. Ask yourself this question - why does your son want to remain friends with someone who committed a felony involving a car before he is even eligible to drive without adult supervision? It seems like more than just "youthful indiscretion."
Due to your being on felony probation, this is no laughing matter (even though the allegation may indeed be laughable). Your performing well on probation for more than half of your term will bode well for you. The most important fact is the matter at hand, and if indeed the allegation is flimsy it may very well go away, but the standard of proof in a VOP case is not as high as in a standard criminal case.
I have almost 15 years of experience and have satisfied current and past clients...
In the way you posed your question, I assume you are guilty of retail theft. Further, if yours is a typical retail theft case, there was at least one witness (likely a loss prevention officer) and maybe even a surveillance tape. Thus, there will be a plea.
In answering your two questions, you will have at least an arraignment, and it being your first offense, it may very well be your only court date if you are offered a diversion program or a plea offer with adjudication withheld (not...
Your former friend has prison staring at him. Having no prior record almost always helps a criminal defendant, but 200 grand is a lot of money and it was not taken once, but over a period of time, which makes it worse. Your former friend needs to retain a criminal defense attorney to attempt to lessen the punishment as much as the law allows.