The disposition of your friend's charges could negatively impact his immigration status. An immigration attorney is needed at once so that he/she can work in combination with your criminal defense attorney.
Ask your attorney to determine whether you qualify for any diversionary program where, upon successful completion, would result in a dismissal of the charges against you. If you don't like the plea offer, you can pay another attorney to review the State's discovery, and provide with a second opinion.
Presumably, you were under some conditions of pretrial release. This means there are certain things you must do while you await the disposition of your case. For example, not use alcohol or drugs; stay away from a "victim"; undergo random urine analysis; etc. Although there may not have been any specific condition restricting your ability to relocate, I would err on the side of caution and contact the pre-trial services office to discuss this issue.
If you have an attorney, he or she can...
You can attend traffic school do that you don't receive points, or hire an attorney to see if the ticket can be reduced or dismissed. Feel free to contact me if you wish to hire an attorney to appear on your behalf.
Whether jail time will be sought by the prosecutor depends on the facts of this case. For example, the types of injuries sustained by the victims, the conduct of the defendant during the course of the crime and at the scene, and his or her prior record. The range of punishment can be anywhere from probation, to significant jail time if this is charged as a felony and whether there are any aggravating factors. Feel free to contact our office to discuss
Yes, you can be charged with a DUI even if you were not arrested at the scene. In addition, make sure you hire an attorney for any court date--including what may appear to be a simple traffic ticket. I've seen to many pro se defendants appear in court to their detriment.
It does not appear as if you and your attorneys are on the same page. You should call your attorney and arrange for a face-to-face meeting where all of your questions can be answered. Lawsuits are very technical so you may not have a complete understanding of the process.
The foreclosure action against you is now set for trial before a judge. This is before a judge and not a jury, since it is "an action in equity." This is the trial where the bank will present evidence before the judge in the form of testimony and documents in an effort to repossess the home. You should definitely retain an attorney to determine whether the trial date can be continued in an effort to explore any defenses to the foreclosure action, as well as a possible counter claim.
Generally speaking, a defendant in a criminal case has 30 days in which to appeal the sentence from the date of the order. However, another alternative that may work for your fiance is that he may petition the court for an early termination of his probation assuming he has completed all conditions of his probation and served at least one half of the probationary term. Your fiance should definitely consult an attorney if he wishes to appeal his sentence, or possibly explore an early termination...