As great as it is to get advice on AVVO; the things you say here can and may be used against you later! The best way to make your life more miserable is to continue to talk in specifics about your case in a public forum like this! You have got to exercise your right to remain silent, starting at once! Next, although the officer said he was just writing you a "village ticket", it is quite possible that you may get a "surprise" in court of more serious charges. Now is the time to hire an...
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YOU should not ask the officer any questions! Why? Well, to cross examine an officer in an effective way requires astute preparation, knowledge of the law, knowledge of the facts of the case, knowledge of the courtroom your case is being heard in, honed listening skills, the ability to turn your argument on a dime, the ability to read body language and experience in the art of cross examination. However, a qualified defense attorney SHOULD ask the officer questions- that is, if after close...
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Presenting your case to the judge takes more than merely showing him/her your paperwork. It takes finesse to distill everything into a cogent argument that will be persuasive. And it also takes skill to cross examine the officer who will likely be called against you at trial. It is time to hire a qualified defense attorney to do this for you!
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Your first step is to realize that this ticket is NOT something that you should handle yourself! You need to hire a qualified defense attorney. In our society, "alcohol" related cases can really haunt young people for a long time. Do not make the mistake of thinking that you can just go to court, tell the judge why you think it was unfair that you got the ticket and hope for the best. This strategy rarely works. Be smart call a lawyer!
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Yes, you can absolutely get into legal trouble for sending or posting those pictures! Here is my 4 point suggestion to you in hopes that you will do the right thing: 1). Gather up all "those pictures." And I mean "ALL" of them; 2). Destroy and delete them forever; 3). After you destroy them, go to your local ice cream shop and have a big sundae, as you just saved yourself and others from a really bad mistake; 4). Move on with your life!
I whole-heartedly agree that your relative MUST obtain an attorney experienced in criminal law to take on this task. Additionally, you must understand that, when seeking a bond reduction, the bond does NOT always go down! In fact, I have seen many instances where judges have, upon further review, RAISED the bond! Bond reduction requests are not to be taken lightly and can have long term consequences on the rest of the case.
You should absolutely look for work! The consequences of what happened with your former employer are still pending and not yet fixed. You should not live your life on pins and needles; just because you were accused of a crime. Can your past actions come back to bite you on background checks and in other ways, "Yes!" However, legitimate attempts to find gainful employment are steps toward getting your life back on track and becoming a productive member of society.