I had court today for my first time for misdemeanor charges. I have no criminal record. They continued my case due to the fact I want a public defender. Is there a way I can speak to the prosecutor before my next court date and talk about handing ...
Atty. Manion is correct--you can only apply for AR on a court date because it needs to be done on the record. If you would like to go to court earlier, you could call the clerk and ask that the case be pulled forward. Note that AR usually requires a first and second stage. You apply on the first, the court continues the case to determine eligibility and notify victims and then grants or denies the application on the second stage. It could be around four weeks or more between stages.See question
My fiance had some psychological issues and assaulted me. I am perfectly fine and he is getting help. I do not wish to prosecute him. If I am subpoenad to testify against my fiance do i have to go? And if so, can I plead the 5th?
Yes. You must appear and testify. The Fifth Amendment protects against self-incrimination, not incriminating another person. If you wish to quash the subpoena or believe you may incriminate yourself, you should contact an attorney. Chances are the State's Attorney or victim advocate would contact you before trial.See question
My son went to live with his father a few years ago. He visits me out-of-state. He has recently stole a few things from my home. The major thing is my personal laptop that has all my pictures and private documents on it. I called my son and reques...
Atty. Anthony is correct. You cannot "press charges;" you can just call the police. If the police decide to arrest him, they would seek a warrant. If one is issued, your son will face criminal charges and be exposed to jail time. Although you might want to consult with an attorney, I would recommend against getting the police involved in a family issue.See question
would they stop me airport.plz give a good advice any immigration lawyer
A lot more information is needed to answer this question. If you are flying domestically, you might not be a high enough priority for the police to go after you or even know that you're flying in. If you not a citizen, it is possible that you may not even be able to reenter the United States with an open warrant. I would recommend, if not a citizen, to consult with an immigration attorney who handles criminal issues. They are very complex.See question
My daughter was arrested on monday night for disorderly conduct towards me and She is 14 and we will be in court on Thursday and she will be put on probation.
That sounds like she is going non-judicial. A non-judicial disposition is when Juvenile Probation handles a case without it going to the prosecutor and before a judge. She would have to admit responsibility and the probation officer will develop a plan for her which could include community service, a class or really anything else that will help her. The time could be a few months or longer but not usually longer than six. If she turns down non-judicial or is not selected for it, the case would go before a court and she would be arraigned. At that point you should hire an attorney or apply for a public defender. Juvenile cases most often are resolved by probation but sometimes charges are nolle'd. It is legally possible but rare for a child to be committed delinquent to DCF.See question
I am 7 months pregnant. I am 19 years old, today my mom dropped me off at the store to go shopping. I have blood earlier this morning and was feeling very off all day. Something came over me and I started shoplifting from a store. I got caught and...
You should hire an attorney as soon as possible. Since it is your first time, it is likely that you will be able to avoid jail and possibly also a conviction.See question
When I found out I was pregnant, I immediately stopped smoking weed. I was wondering if anything could happen regarding the baby, if I decided to continue smoking weed. I am 8 weeks pregnant, and I was wondering if the authorities could do ananyth...
Ask your OBGYN or a pediatrician if it would be good for your baby to smoke or take any drug while pregnant.See question
My probation officer says she may have to violate me for dirty urines of marijuana. My major concern is i was sentenced to unconditional discharge for 1yr on another file. Does a violation of probation automatically mean I have violated my uncondi...
Atty. Woolf is correct. If it were a conditional discharge, which would make more sense for having a term on it, it still would not be automatically violated. The State would have to seek a warrant and charge the violation. It might not.See question
I was recently denided a permit to purchase a hunting rifle in NH, the reason they gave me was a felony DWI in Ct. I dont think it should have been a felony. There was no personal or property damage.
You probably won't be able to reopen it. A pardon (expungement) would be best. Regardless, request your official criminal history from the CT State Police. It is possible that the conviction was not a felony or otherwise prohibitive of purchasing firearms.See question