Trial concluded and the defendant was found guilty of a number of charges. Sentencing is approaching soon. Can a judge dismiss charges at sentencing? Example: Bank Fraud- if the judge for whatever reason believes that the court/jury made a mistake...
If there is an outstanding rule 29 motion it is possible, though it is rare that the decision would be released at sentencing (usually it would be before). Otherwise, no, the judge cannot dismiss at sentencing.See question
If an inmate signed for 5 years how much time will he have to do to flatten the sentence
what do you mean "flatten the sentence" In the Federal system, you do approximately 85% of your sentence if you behave and qualify for "good behavior time". You can also get halfway house, which could shave off six months or more; and you could qualify for RDAP (drug program) which could shave 6 months off too.See question
Back in January 4, 2016 i made a fake bomb threat towards a veterans hospital which is a federal facility.. 4 months later the FBI questioned me and i admitted. I have a clean record and a first responder. I havent been charge yet. But if so it wi...
You need to speak to a lawyer asap - many offer free consultations - and they can help you navigate what could (if not handled right) turn into a real disaster. Good luck.See question
I stole from Walmart. 59 dollars work of stuff. Teeth whitening strips and toilet paper. I am facing petty larceny. I just went to court tonight and I am not eligible for a public defender. I have to hire an attorney. I have 4 kids and a wife that...
A good lawyer should be able to get you an ACD or a disorderly conduct - neither one of which carries a criminal record. Good luck.See question
I'm 23 years old. I was caught shoplifting at Price Chopper. Loss Prevention took me into a room. Had me give them what I took out of my purse. Loss prevention officer said he seen me on camera. They took $30 worth stuff including gauze, milk of m...
It is possible you will be arrested, though unlikely. There is no sense in getting a defense attorney at this point, especially since you don't have money - but on the off chance the police contact you make sure you do NOT say ANYTHING at all without an attorney. But at this point I think you are safe.See question
I took a breath test and only got a report of the one test but in some states aren't 2 required? Also the ref standard value was .10 shouldn't that be .8?
Suppression is based on showing the breath test was TAKEN contrary to your constitutional rights - i.e. they had no reason to pull you over, etc. What you are talking about is not suppression, but it is an issue for trial - either cross examination of their officers, or for your expert (if you get one) to explain to jury.See question
Want to ask what will happen next.
the court will send you a date for a pre-trial conference where they will likely give you a better offer than what you are charged with. Just wait for the court's letter.See question
I moved to Fl in August. The criminal case is being heard in city court in ny, and charges will most likely be brought down to the minimal. She has also tried to press charges in county court, that was dismissed. now she is taking me to small cla...
Unfortunately you need to travel to New York for small claims court unless you get a lawyer to appear for you. Maybe you can time it so both the criminal case and the small claims case are heard on back to back days, that way you only need to go once instead of twice.See question
On halloween i was purchasing liquor at a liquor store in New York State and i was questioned about the validity of my international ID (It's an international ID from Ethiopia, that says i'm 27 due to the use of different calendars) However, it al...
If you are certain that Ethiopia really has a different calendar, and that your ID is 100% legitimate in Ethiopia, and that it is verifiable information, then I would tell the judge just that. And of course, that is assuming your ID was really made by whatever official branch of Government makes ID's in Ethiopia. Good luck.See question
Is it legal to date someone 18+ if you're under 18 and not having sex
How old is the other person? And, it is very important that the younger person not take any naked pictures, or that could result in the older person being charged with child pornography which is a very serious offense.See question