You can either pay the fine or set the case for trial. If the police officer does not show the case will be dismissed. Unfortunately the fact that you don't own the car anymore does not change the fact that you were driving it when the inspection sticker was expired. Another option would be to get the inspection from the current owner and present it to the court. The court would likely dismiss it with a $20 post compliance fee.
Your boyfriend is innocent until proven guilty. As the previous posts discussed he needs a good experienced criminal defense attorney to defend him as he is charged with a First Degree Felony which has a range of punishment of 5-99 years or life. Further, if he has any prior TDC convictions his punishment range can be enhanced. But to answer your question, how much time will he get, he may not get any time. He needs a good attorney to defend him.
If you are set for trial you must still appear at court. You are certainly at a disadvantage without an attorney as you do not know the rules of evidence and procedure that are required to properly defend yourself in trial.
Often times in Municipal Court cases like a MIP, if the police officer does not appear the case is dismissed. You will also likely have an opportunity to speak with prosecutor. If you do speak with a prosecutor you can request Deferred Disposition, which is a probationary...
If the charge is aggravated assault, assault family violence 2nd offense or assault family violence impeding breath, it is possible to reduce the case to a misdemeanor assault causing bodily injury or assault offensive touching as these are lesser including offenses of the ones I listed.
It possible to have any case dropped. It depends on the facts of the case, the reasonableness of the prosecutor and skill of your attorney.
If you are charged with Assault Causing Bodily Injury (a class A Misdemeanor) you face up to 1 year in County Jail and up to a $4,000 fine. You are presumed innocent and have a right to a jury trial.
You should hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. If you are unable to do this by your court date you should request a reset to hire an attorney.
I agree with the previous answers unless you have not provided all of the information.
It is possible for example that if your husband chose 4 years probation over a 2 year state jail sentence, that the plea bargain was for a 4 year deferred on a a 3rd degree felony, which would then carry a possible range of punishment up to 10 years in prison.
This is just a hypothetical scenario on my part. You need to speak with his attorney or at the very least get the judgement from the clerk's...
I agree with the previous answer, do not drive if you have a suspended license and do not make matters worse and provide false information. You should contact a bonding company to make bond so that you can remove the warrant.
I agree with the prior response as to the possible charges you face. If you do get charged you will have a warrant for your arrest and will have to post bond and hire an attorney to defend you. You may want to began speaking to lawyers and bondsman to be prepared. Either a lawyer or bondsman will be able to check the status of a possible warrant.
If the probation is actually a deferred adjudication then if he successfully completes it, he can file a Petition for Nondisclosure. If the Judge grants it, his record will be sealed from the public, but not the State.
He will not be eligible for an expungement. If he is on a probation, not deferred, unfortunately he will not eligible for either option.