is a person charged with a federal crime allowed to have(in his hands) his own discovery to look at statement,videos etc or is he only allowed to view with his lawyer
A defendant is certainly allowed to possess the discovery in his own case. If a client requests discovery material, the attorney should make a copy of it for the client. CDs present a tricker situation, because many institutions place restrictions on inmates possessing CDs. In any event, most of the material should be copied on request for a client.See question
In order to get a possession charge, do you have to have it in your possession
It does not have to be physically located on your body. If you exert sufficient control over the substance you can be charged for possession.See question
Whats the mandatory minimum of a non violent felon in possession of a firearm, and the maximum of a non violent felon in possession in the federal system?
Maximum penalty is 10 years in jail for violating 18 U.S.C. 922(g). See 18 U.S.C. 924(a)(2).See question
feds do a raid where my brother use to work because they suspected of Ismael miranda being a drug dealer, so they went ahead and do the raid but my brother did not work there anymore,they take miranda to jail and after searching the shop they find...
I happy discuss this with you further if you'd like, or you can use the search function on Avvo. Regardless, you should speak to an attorney in Chicago one-on-one to review the case. It is difficult to tell you what options are available only based in the information you provided. Best of luck.See question
A search warrant served at one address, say 1380, and the police search the adjoining property, 1350, which is also owned by the same family member. A convicted felon lived at 1380 and of course is prohibited from possessing any firearms. Firearms...
Beyond telling you that the defendant needs to retain an attorney who practices in federal court, there is not much I else I can say in response your question. There could be a motion to suppress filed; however, if the police acted in good faith and mistakenly searched the wrong home, the evidence may be used in court. The charges are serious. Please retain a lawyer.See question
my father was a consultant and had clients through out the US, one of them, commited fraud(no doubt) after being investagated fled the country and then the consultant was held responsibe for his (dr that fled's) actions. Recvd 12 year sentence fo...
The first thing he needs to do is consult with an attorney regarding the procedural aspects of the case. As already pointed out, where the case is dictates the options available to your dad. An attorney will be able to speak with you about what options are left and if they are worth pursuing. It is difficult to say what can be done with the facts you provided. I'm happy to discuss this with you further if you have any questions.See question
Grand jury no billed (18 to 0) on child abuse and recommended child return to home. DA even endorsed recommendation. DHR has been informed by DA and defense attorney but have not responded to request to close case. How can we get DHR to respond...
This is not a federal law question. You should re-ask it in the appropriate forum.See question
my brother was trial on a case which was very easy but the public defender never did what was ask my brother got found gulity on a her say no fiscial evidence case
Depending on your financial situation, you can either hire a private attorney or let the Court appoint a CJA attorney. There are many qualified appellate attorneys in the downtown and surrounding areas. If you want to hire your own attorney, I'd start by using the search function of this site. I am happy to discuss this with you further.See question
can a federal probation be run in concurrent with what he is doing in prison now? he broke his probation and got a charge in another state and doing time now in a federal prison
It can only run concurrent if the judge orders that at sentencing. However, given the facts in your question, the chance of that happening are slim. In addition, as Mr. Wallace points out, violating his probation will likely result in additional punishment in that case. He needs an attorney to handle this to ensure the best possible outcome.See question
I was just released a few weeks ago and I'm not allowed to go anywhere. I have an appointment to get my documentation renewed and I can't get in contact with my Parole Agent. All I am asking for is a few hours. Can they keep me in lock-down like I...
Yes. Contact your attorney if you continue to have problems.See question