Father assaulted me by strangulation (A Felony in Oklahoma), as well as my son as I was holding him. Father called police first after he disabled my phone, and I fled with children to neighbors. Police believed father, but as evidence came out tha...
As Mr. Collins indicates, state agencies are, in many circumstances, immune from suit in federal court. You may be able to, however, sue the state agency in state court.See question
I was 14 when I got a injury to a child charge, in 2003. I am now 26 and have been working in the health care field and child care field since I was 18. I had to do another background check for my job and they denied me. I have taken 2 prior chec...
It is unclear what you wish to appeal-the juvenile adjudication or your employer's actions. If it is the juvenile adjudication, it is likely much too late to appeal. If it is your employer's action, such an appeal would be timely. You'll need to check your employer's handbook for the process.
I wish you the best.See question
When someone is sentenced for a crime with a mandatory minimum charge is the time they've served in jail counted towards the minimum mandatory sentence? My fiance was sentenced to 48 months 3 yr minimum mandatory he already has 142 days in jail do...
The simple answer is "yes." If he was in custody for the offense for which he was sentenced, that tune will be credited toward his mandatory minimum sentence.See question
I have warrants in New Bedford distribution and cos of that probation violation in boston for possesion and shoplifting.
As Mr. Lazar stated: if you are trying to renew your license in the state in which the warrants are outstanding, you will likely have a problem. Honestly, you should get those outstanding warrants taken care of and then this will not be an issue.See question
I have a restitution order from a Wall St case in 2000. My wife's house in New Jersey has a lien on it due to my Federal Conviction in 2000. My name is not on the Deed. How do I remove the Lien from her house?
This is a complicated issue. You should speak with your former criminal defense attorney and gather all of the documents concerning the underlying judgment which resulted in the lien. Then you should speak with an experienced civil attorney who is familiar with the federal and state statutes governing judgment liens. Finally, your wife should also seek legal counsel.See question
How secretive are Grand Jury's? Can those people who testify to the jury disclose what they were asked or what they told they grand jury? Are there laws against this? If so what are they and what kind of charges could someone face?
As others have said, the grand jury process is, by its nature, secretive. There is no law prohibiting a witness from discussing their testimony. That being said, obstruction of justice is a serious crime. The witness who discusses their testimony and the individual who seeks the disclosure is that testimony should be very careful.See question
The mail clearly had my name on it and they should've returned to sender, was it illegal for them to do that and how will they be prosecuted?
It is theft. The chance of law enforcement pursuing petit theft charges is small but you should still report it.
You can also bring a civil action in small claims court to recover the $60 value of the card.See question
He was arrested for shooting his BB gun and it hit school bus windows. He says he didn't do it intentionally? What can I do?
The simple answer is "yes." You should hire a criminal defense attorney, familiar with the juvenile justice system, for your son. Juvenile offenses have a way of affecting the rest of someone's life.See question
After my sentencing.I signed up for drug court and couldn't keep to it after a couple weeks.Does this affect my probation starting period
Your probation officer really does not have a reason to lie to you. The easiest way to check the date is to look at the judgment and the date stamped on it. Credit for time served, if any, can get complicated. As you correctly point out, drug court may have something to do with it. After almost 5 years....does 13 days really make a difference? Just don't violate and you'll be fine.See question