Title 18 USC 3142(e) provides that there is a presumption that no condition of release will reasonably assure the appearance of the defendant or assure the safety of the community if there is probable cause that the defendant committed an offense punishable by a maximum term of ten years or more in prison.
In other words, in a federal drug conspiracy case, there is a presumption in favor of detention. This is rebuttable by the defendant, but it is fairly rare for a defendant of a drug...
The statute of limitations only applies to the amount of time they have to issue the warrant, not the amount of time they have to prosecute you. Therefore, if the warrant was issued 25 years ago (which is likely), the statute of limitations probably will not help you.
What shows up on any background check largely is determined by what is reported by the jurisdiction in which you were arrested to NCIC and whether your arrest and pretrial treatment are public information. If you were treated as a juvenile or youthful offender, there is a chance the arrest wont show up, or if the arrest occurred in some small municipality sometimes the arrests arent reported to any central database. What to say or not say depends on the questions that are asked, as well as...
Your question simply asks what the punishment COULD be. You state he is a minor and therefore is eligible to apply for youthful offender status. (His case will not likely go to juvenile court due to the nature of the charge unless he is under 15.) If he were granted YO, the maximum punishment is 3 years.
If YO is denied and he is treated as an adult, punishment on a Class A felony is 10 to life, unless the state uses a gun enhancement, in which case is becomes 20 to life. Since there was...
Robbery I is a Class A felony usually punishable by 10 years to life in prison. However, due to a firearm being used, the State can request the firearm enhancement which makes the range of punishment 20 years to life in prison.
Upon conviction, it is very important that the judge recognizes that there was no serious physical injury involved as it greatly affects how soon an inmate is eligible for parole.
You can have a CA attorney, but if you sue the employees in AL you will probably need local counsel in Coffee County, AL. You probably also need an attorney familiar with the District Attorney (Gary McAliley) so you can better monitor any prosecution. Alec Rose is an attorney in the Santa Monica area that I have worked with in the past. You might want to give him a call if you want an attorney in that area.
You really have no choice but to hire an attorney and fight it. The way he has added damage that you really don't owe might cause the case to become a felony criminal mischief and not just a misdemeanor. If your attorney is able to convince the prosecution that you are getting the shake down, they might be willing to dismiss altogether.