This is a bad set of charges. If there are facts to back the the charges, you should expect a plea offer that includes at least the possibility of a jail sentence. This would most likely come in the form of work-release if you have a job. A felony can have a detrimental effect on your life. You want to avoid a conviction if you can. Especially if this is your first bit of trouble with the law, you will want legal assistance. Thus, You will want to apply for the public defender...
The evidence is as strong as the credibility of the police officer testifying. The place to begin looking for the quality of the police officer is in the report. Like other professions in life there are good and bad or lazy and hard working officers. An experienced attorney who has seen thousands of police reports can offer you a prediction about the officer's ability by what is and, more importantly, is not in the report.
In my former career as a Deputy District...
If you qualify for a public defender, you would do well to accept the free help. The reason why you might hire an attorney is that you are able to choose some who's personality matches well with yours. When you are assigned a public defender you are not able to choose your attorney. Instead you are assigned one. Private attorneys have fewer clients and you often get more personalized attention with one.
You must realize that the law does not care whether you feel you were...
Your license suspension is likely to be the same under the DWAI charge based on your age. It is hard to say in part because of the typo in your BAC. There are a number of good DUI attorneys in the area who offer free consultations and can answer your questions in addition to defending you. Try The Leier Law Firm.
You should speak to a few attorneys and get an idea of what they will charge to handle your sons case. You want to make sure any attorney you speak to is experienced with DUI defense, police training and procedure, and understand the scientific methods behind the tests your son might have taken. Public Defenders are well trained and are well qualified to defend your son, but they often lack the training in police procedure necessary to diagnose all the weaknesses in the case....
Yes, a warrant can be issued without there being any charges filed. Your situation seems a bit coercive. The police detective is not supposed to get your cooperation or statements through threats. If you can afford an attorney you might want to talk to one about your situation.
Your case is complicated. Due to the fact that you are using terms like accessory, it sounds like your charges are or could be for something you are alleged to have done other than the stabbing itself. Thus, it may be irrelevant to your defense whether you knew about the knife. In addition, getting shot with a paintball gun may not be that important due to the fact that self defense is not a defense to the crime of accessory.
For these reasons, the advice you seek...
Too tough to tell. You should take advantage of the attorneys in your area who give free consultations. Try the Leier Law office. He can take a detailed look at the evidence and advise you what you are looking at because he was district attorney in Greeley before he was a defense attorney.
This is a typical charge in this area when there is a party and there are minors present. People like you are often initially charged with a felony to put a little extra pressure on you to plead guilty later. The key is what you knew and when you knew it. If you do not have much money, go to court and ask for a public defender. If you do not qualify for a public defender because you have too much money, contract an attorney. Look for an attorney that you trust and who is...