facing two assault and battery charges w/ and w/out weapon am innocent help plz
If you cannot afford a lawyer and the court determines that you are "indigent" (unable to pay) the Court will appoint a lawyer to represent you. If you are not indigent and can afford to hire a lawyer then you should hire a lawyer. If your case is in Framingham District Court you can look for a good criminal lawyer in the Framingham area - a lawyer who knows the court well and knows the DAs and the Judges in that court. Do a search on this website for a criminal lawyer in Framingham if that is where your case is. Good LuckSee question
I had a scale,bags,rolling paper,7 grams of marijuana, and a lighter. I am 15 and I have no criminal past. I have a hearing some time early next week and I would like to know what I could possibly get.
You are a juvenile so the adult penalties do not apply to you. The judge, if you are found delinquent, can place you on probation or can commit you to the Department of Youth Services.See question
I'm in a huge custody battle with my ex its really bad she lost custody im dealing with dcf and everything. Today i get home to find a summons in the mail for an assault and battery on a family member that occurred in may how could they wait this ...
The Statute of Limitations in an assault and battery case in Massachusetts is six years from the date of the offense. The criminal complaint must be issued by the court no later than six years from the date of the offense. Unless the factual allegations against you are serious or unless you have a lengthy criminal record or unless there are some special circumstances, it is not likely that the DA would ask for a dangerousness hearing in light of the fact that the offense occurred 10 months ago and in light of the fact that you were summoned to court and in light of the fact that you will show up for the arraignment. Obviously, you know that this is not a "joke". Any domestic assault & battery allegation is serious and you will want to get good legal representation.See question
Must he answer yes to the following question? (a) Are you now, or during the preceding five (5) years have you ever been, a party (plaintiff or defendant) in any pending administrative proceeding, arbitration or civil or criminal court actio...
Your friend was a party (defendant) in a criminal court action. The answer to the question is yes. And please ignore the answer from the NY lawyer. What can I say other than he is from NY.See question
I'll try to explain it as best as I can. So I met with the judge and she gave me about three months to come up with $570 which is mostly all probation fees. It was at $970 but I never paid it had a warrant issued and got caught on Christmas eve h...
Don't wait till the time is over; go back to court now and ask the probation officer to bring you in before the Judge to convert the $$ you owe into community service. if the money you owe is for probation supervision fees you can "work" it off by doing community service. I believe the current rate is $10 per hour.See question
Hi, I was reviewing a court docket for an offence that took place when I was a juvenile. It says "ordered general continuance until 1/24/06" "continued to 1/24/06 for report" "dismissed at the request of probation" My questions are.. Is a gen...
They are different. A cwof involves an admission that there is sufficient evidence to warrant a delinquency finding. A gc (general continuance) involves NO admission. You may or may not have been placed on pre trial probation during the period of the gc; but you were not on formal probation. You were definitely NOT Convicted and you were NOT adjudicated a delinquent child. Your case came before the judge, the judge ordered the case continued generally, and then the case was dismissed. No conviction.See question
CORI reads % DF D/R DF 8/14/12 D/R C 9/14/12 DF 3/15/13 D/R PD DISM I believe it was a straight dismissal but I was hoping someone could provide clarification. I understand DISM is dismissed but what does the rest of it mean? Thank you
DF means default. D/R means default removed. C means continued. PD means paid. I am not certain what the % means; it may refer to an assessment of money.See question
This is not a dui question. I was hospitalized and a urinalysis was done and I tested possitive for cocain. I have guardianship of my granddaughter 9yr old.Hospital is mandated to call DCF. I just want to know if they do outside testing or in home...
If DCF does ask you to submit to a drug test you have the right to refuse; however if you refuse DCF may go to court to get custody of the child. A juvenile court judge or a family court judge could make drug testing a condition of your keeping custody.See question
My fiancee is on probation for 3 years in maine,he was in massachusetts and got arrested for possession will his probation officer find out
I have a question. Possession of what? When he goes to court in Massachusetts foir his arraignment he wil be asked by the Massachusetts Probation Officer if he has any criminal record - both in Massachusetts and outside of Massachusetts. He will also be asked if he is now on probation. The probation officer in Massachusetts will run his MA criminal record. The out of state probation probably will not show up. If MA is told that he resides outside of MA, then it is likely that the MA probation department will run what is called a triple I (III) (Interstate Identification Index). This is a nationwide criminal record check that will probably show the Maine probation. It is also possible that the police that arrested him may have run a III and found the case. All of that simply means that the MA court may find about the Maine Probation and may notify Maine. On the other hand the MA court may not. If he fails to notify Maine and they find out about it his failure to disclose the new arrest may itself aggravate his violation of probation. I agree with the lawyer who advises that telling his probation officer in Maine may actually make his situation in Maine better. Bottom line is that being guilty of possession (of a controlled substance or a gun) is a crime and would constitute a violation of probation for which his probation could be revoked and a prison sentence imposed.See question
In theory the answer to your question is yes. At most Registry Offices there are RMV Police Officers who do have powers of arrest and if they see that you have outstanding warrants they could arrest you. In practice it is not likely, but it could happen. The better course would be to go to the court(s) where the warrants are outstanding and ask for additional time to pay.See question