If the accused just wants to avoid making the trial painful or embarrassing the accuser
Assuming the defendant has no prior convictions, the maximum jail time is 180 days and a maximum fine of $1,000. However, once convicted of domestic violence, the next allegation will be charged as a felony - a very serious offense. Additionally, a conviction for domestic violence will usually disqualify someone from owning firearms.See question
I'm out on bond/house arrest and he's still locked up. So would I be able to go visit him? Or they wouldn't let me just because we are co-d's?
This wouldn't be advisable and may not be permitted. If either of you are sentenced to probation, you may be prohibited from spending time with each other while on probation. Also,you should always be aware that ja visitations are often recorded. So if you do visit, be careful what you say.See question
My home was broken into by the police as retaliation in regards to an accident involving a police chase that I reported the police then falsely reported a fire and had all my utilities disconnected
You will need to meet with an attorney to review the allegations which you have raised. The attorney will evaluate the evidence supporting your claims and the potential defenses the City might have. Litigating a civil rights case is often difficult so any attorney will want to make sure that your case is provable and that defenses of qualified immunity do not apply.See question
aggravated burglary, first time offender
Depending on the issues raised on appeal, it is possible that your case could be sent back to the trial court for resentencing. However, it is very rare that a trial judge would give you additional time at a resentencing. Having said that, a good appellate attorney would be sure to raise only those issues which would likely help you.See question
I had a detective visit me today about "possible" bad checks on my credit card accounts. They were returned from my bank after Weeks had passed. He said he was hust trying to get a handle on it... And set to set up a mtg... But did mention possibl...
Yes, you absolutely should obtain an attorney before meeting with law enforcement. You may already have given more information than is for your good. After retaining an attorney, the attorney may decide that meeting with law enforcement is not in your best interest.See question
Do they become a felon when they plea guilty to felonies? Or is it later at sentencing, or what?
A person is not officially convicted of a felony until sentenced. Though, it can be very difficult to withdraw a plea even before the sentencing hearing.See question
I got my first OVI back in September of 2014. I was granted an LDP but shortly after I went out of work. On January 5th we had our newborn daughter and my water heater at my primary residence went out. My girlfriend was unable to drive due to pres...
Yes, it is possible to avoid this offense (and the mandatory jail sentence) by pleading to a lesser offense. However, you will need an attorney to assist you in navigating that course.See question
I have no criminal records.
The maximum sentence for a second degree misdemeanor is 90 days in jail and a $750 fine. These are maximums and I would not expect that for a first offense. However,CCW is an offense that has many potential defenses so you may be able to escape any conviction. You should contact a local attorney.See question
My cousin has a report filed against him at the police by another individual and we are wondering if we can get a copy of it? If so, how to convince the cops to give us a copy?
A police report should be a public record. Typically, you can obtain it if you go to the law enforcement agency that took the report. Good luck!See question
Someone filed a report against me at a small local police department. I was wondering if it show up nation wide police databases ?
It is difficult to say. Traditionally, criminal records have been rather decentralized, and not all gathered in one central database. However, that is in the process of changing. Also, I am not sure what you mean by a police report. Are you saying you have a new criminal charge that was recently filed? A charge is more likely to be found on a national database (FBI) than a mere report.See question