In theory, any arrest, filed case and dismissed case can show up on your full live scan report. The difference would be who has access to the report, how it can be used and under what circumstances.
Yes, a DUI most likely would show up. You can always check what's on your own report with a request with the DOJ. See the link below for more information.
You're missing a ton of information before anybody could even guess what he may be charged with. Vehicular manslaughter charges depend on two main factors: intoxication or not and the level of negligence (ordinary or gross). If they think it was gross negligence and intoxication, that's the highest form and he could easily be looking at prison. If he was not intoxicated as it was ordinary negligence, that's a misdemeanor. Huge range, depending on the facts.
Not sure how the assault &...
For a first offense, your attorney can appear on your behalf. The first court date is the arraignment - simply the entry of a not guilty plea and setting your next court date. It's actually rare that a defendant with private counsel appears. No, the judge or DA won't read anything into you not being there and just appearing through counsel.
Your plea forms that you signed should have contained the sentence, including any jail term, that would be imposed when you plead guilty. You can make a motion to try and withdraw your plea, but you must show good cause and a legal basis to do that, not just because you now don't like the deal.
In the alternative, you can seek to modify your sentence to do your time on home confinement (house arrest), weekends, or in a private jail - or a new report date that works for your work schedule.
I can only assume you're talking about the recent preliminary hearing of Dr. Conrad Murray and the Michael Jackson case.
The judge's ruling is based on what was presented at the preliminary hearing. They listen to the evidence, then based on a probable cause standard, make a determination if there is sufficient evidence to hold the defendant for trial. Their ruling is typically based on what charges are filed by the prosecution.
The prosecution files whatever charges they think they...
First and foremost, protect your son against any criminal charges. If none are filed, you can file for a motion to return his property. Better safe than sorry on this one though - I'd suggest at least consulting with a local criminal defense attorney who can assist - and more importantly make sure your son is not still under investigation.
Probably not... But - better safe than sorry. You may want to appear just in case there was a mixup and the case is on calendar. Get proof you were there if the case is not yet filed and get ready for your March date with a lawyer. If it is filed, explain it to the judge and request a continuance of the arraignment so you can get a lawyer.
Meantime, don't miss the 10 day window to request a hearing with the DMV or they will yank your license.
Charges are both filed and "dropped" only by the prosecutor's office. Can a victim (aka complaining witness) request that the case be dropped or dismissed? Yes. The prosecutor will take that into consideration, although they can proceed, even over the victim's objection.
One thing to note = Grand Theft is now theft over $950 except in certain limited circumstances.
There are certain mandatory minimum fines, fees and punishments that cannot be avoided if you're convicted. That includes a mandatory suspension of your license. On a first DUI, there typically is not any jail time imposed beyond the time you spent when arrested.
Are there issues and/or defenses in your case? It's impossible to say without at least discussing the case. If there was no valid reason to stop you, for example, the blood alcohol results could be suppressed, leaving the DA with...