He was a marine and suffers from PTSD. He was set up and robbed at gun point in his house by defendant. After running into defendant @ the store 2 weeks later they exchanged words which led him to believe if he didn't shoot defendant there would be a shoot out. He shot defendant 8 times defendant then sent ppl to my house (Im girlfriend) to cause me harm and to shoot up by BF home. one of two gunman got caught shooting his house. almost 3 weeks after defendant was shot my BF was arrested with weapon he used. He still feared for his life. What is the best case scenario/outcome?
General Practice Lawyer
The best case scenario is everyone just says "sorry" and the charges are dropped.
That is not going to happen. Reality is that this person faces real prison time if convicted. He needs a fabulous criminal defense attorney to help protect his rights.
In no way am I offering you legal advice, and in no way has my comment created an attorney-client relationship. You are not to rely upon my note above in any way, but insted need to sit down with counsel and share all relevant facts before receiving fully-informed legal advice. If you want to be completely sure of your rights, you must sit down with an experienced criminal defense attorney to be fully aware of your rights.
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He needs the best criminal defense attorney that he can afford. Things don't look good
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Criminal Defense Attorney
He's looking at heavy time. He needs a good criminal defense lawyer.
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Violent Crime Lawyer
A long prison sentence. However, the accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. This matter should discuss this with the nearest experienced local criminal litigation attorney you can find.
Go to Trial: Crash the Justice System: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/11/opinion/sunday/go-to-trial-crash-the-justice-system.html?_r=0
Not contemplated by the Framers! The Devil’s Bargain: "95 percent are resolved by plea bargains." http://shar.es/xdVIY #cjreform
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