One thing you may want to try is converting the fine into community service. Bring documents to show the judge / your attorney what your financial status is and have a solution in mind so that they can figure out how to have you stop coming into court empty handed.
It would certainly be in your son's best interest to retain an attorney, He could quite possibly receive a diversion program to keep this off his record. Use the "find a lawyer" tab here on Avvo to locate a local attorney with experience in juvenile issues. Most offer free consultations.
There may be an alternative to jail, but you will need to consult with a local attorney who knows the Van Nuys court and prosecutors as they may be able to negotiate a more favorable deal. Use the "find a lawyer" tab here on Avvo. Most will not charge for a consultation. Good luck
Do NOT pay the civil demand request and you can ignore the letters your are receiving. These are very common in shoplifting cases and paying the fee has no impact on whether or not they may pursue a criminal offense. They will not pursue the matter in civil court because it's not worth their effort or expense. Will the cops come to your door or will a warrant be issued. NO. If you receive a letter about making an appearance in court, you will need to appear, but this seems unlikely. You may...
What does these charges mean? These charges are criminal threats and false imprisonment. The penalties vary based on several factors, including whether it's filed as a misdemeanor or felony, and criminal background. They should retain an experienced attorney for representation.
This question is better answered by a Personal Injury attorney. However, the theory that I could see them going after you on is negligent entrustment...arguing that your son has a prior dui and you permitted him to get behind the wheel again. Regarding the second question, they are probably still treating from there injuries. The criminal defense attorney that represented your son my have the answer. I would also call your insurance adjuster...he or she may be able to shed some light the...
Yes...that happens all the time, then u have go into court and get proof u took care of your court case (this is called an "Abstract of Judgment"). I suggest u hire an attorney to deal with the court case ASAP.
Sorry to hear about the ordeal at the store. I'm not doubting your word, it just seems like there is more to this story. I'm not what you mean by not all the items were scanned. It appears they have just accused her of stealing the necklace. She was probably been charged with a misdemeanor theft offense. If this is her first arrest, there is probably room for negotiation to avoid a conviction. Consult with a local criminal attorney for advice and to discuss legal options. Most offer free...
Most traffic related offenses are infractions and technically not considered a crime. However, there are some traffic offenses that can be charged as misdemeanors or even felonies. You should ask the potential tenant what exactly they were convicted of, so you can determine if you want them as a tenant.