I was arrested and charged with theft 3 in april. Going thru court right now.
Ken Bagwell is a lawyer in Silverdale who specializes in PSNS security issues. He can probably answer your question.
The best way to protect your future job opportunities is to NOT be convicted of the crime in the first place! There are many ways to keep a conviction off your record for this type of charge. If you have not spoken to a good attorney yet, do so right away.
Do you ask for dismissal before arraignment? What are grounds for dismissal? When do you ask for charges to be dropped?
If you hire an attorney prior to the arraignment, then they can certainly work on the case right away. It is possible, although rare, to have charges dismissed prior to the arraignment.
If you are planning to represent yourself, or use a court appointed attorney, then you probably will not be able to discuss the case with the lawyer or prosecutor until after you have physically appeared in court for arraignment.
If 2 people were charged with criminal trespass, we were together at the time, will our arraignment/court dates be the same date and time?
Generally, yes they will be summonsed for the same date. Unless one or both hire attorneys before the court date is set, that would cause them to be rescheduled.See question
I Clean record for a decade. Charged theft1, , item in question was given to officer. I will not plead guilt, as there is no proof and i did not steal it i was left at my house. goin to trial.. What to expect? Only can afford a public defender.
Follow whatever advice your attorney gives you, they have your best interest in mind. If the government can prove the case against you, then a plea may well be the best thing for you; you can't make that decision until you meet with the lawyer and she or he gets a full chance to review the evidence.
Sounds like you would have no history for sentencing purposes. IF that is accurate, Theft 1 carries between zero and ninety days jail. That is a pretty broad range, so meet with your lawyer to get advice as soon as possible.
I was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia last summer. Only one no other criminal history. I was ordered to get a drug/alcohol assessment spend one day in jail and pay a 500 $ fine .I got laid off and lost my place to live and wasnt able...
Certainly you want to go in to court with a lawyer. Call whoever represented you originally. Since the change in the law last year, most courts aren't prosecuting marijuana related misdemeanors anymore. If that is what the drug was in your case, that may help.See question
security man accused me of taking a .99 cent b 12 drink. he said step back inside if you are not guilty. i did.because i knew i was not guilty of taking anything. and i had nothing on me.he was very rude as though he was trying to aggravate me i...
I agree, you probably won't get anywhere trying to talk to loss prevention. Since you signed that document, in their minds you did it and they will not discuss it further with you.
Also, because you signed the form, you have probably already agreed to pay their "civil penalty". An attorney can probably negotiate it down for you, but most of those forms contain an agreement to pay. I would have to look at it to know for sure. If it did, they could send it to collections and make it more expensive, and damage your credit.
Hiring an attorney in your area is probably the best thing you can do to protect your record.
I was charged with theft 3 but if I complete certain hours and pay $600 the judge said it'd be a deferred case.
I agree with the others, but 'deferred' can be used a couple of different ways. Make sure you fully understand what is being offered when they say 'deferred'. In my experience, it almost always means a dismissal at the end, but make sure you know exactly what you have to do to get that dismissal, and what can prevent it from happening.See question
current charge is a stand alone unlawful possession firearm second degree.
Yep. 51-60. 12 points WOULD expose the accused person to an exceptional sentence above the standard range, but in this case the charge maxes out at 60 so that risk is eliminated. Multiple counts (for more than one firearm) require consecutive sentences. And it if were to be bumped to a first degree for any reason, the range jumps to 87-116, with an exceptional sentence upward then available.See question
Would this be communication with a minor for immoral purposes RCW 9.68a.090? Also, if this information was disclosed to a counselor, would they be mandated to report it to law enforcement?
And is the counselor a school counselor? If so, then yes.
You should probably have a private consultation with a lawyer very soon to talk about what's going on, and so that you can be prepared for what may be coming next.
i had a intimate relationship with a roomates husband . i ended it very quickly and although nothing happened again he never stopped trying. when i lost my job he offered and i did accept some jewelry from him that i sold at a pawn shop. a year or...
Well, it certainly sounds like (at this point) this are accusations only, so the court cannot 'make' you pay restitution. You definitly need to get a good lawyer involved immediately, before this goes any further.
But to answer your question, the law does allow a person who is convicted of a crime to be ordered to pay restitution for 'uncharged' crimes in many circumstances.