Long story short; My friend found out his wife was cheating, went to the lovers house where she was, and shot through the door hitting the lover 5 times (non life threatening). He then fled the scene. He has been charged with AGG BATTERY WITH DEAD...
It is impossible to prognosticate and tell you how much time he will do since it depends upon so many things, most of which are not mentioned in this question. However, the fact that the wife was cheating on him and he shot into her paramour's door may help a little. The fact that he has PTSD should also help somewhat, but having an experienced criminal defense lawyer is the best thing he can do for himself. This sounds like it could be a defensible case in the right hands. Have him check with at least three experienced criminal defense attorneys before hiring one.
Good luck to him.
I'm the CEO and only owner of a postproduction company. I mainly work as a IC (Independent Contractor) doing photo retouching. In my line of work is a lot of confidentiality agreements and non-competitive contracts that I have to sign with clients...
You need to have the specific agreement reviewed by a local attorney who is familiar with this type of thing. However, non-competes have a lot of loop-holes to them. Some relate to distance from the original firm, others to the amount of time that passes since you worked for the original firm. All of those things must be reviewed by an attorney in order to give you proper advice. In other words, it's not just a simple issue for which a general answer will suffice. Speak to an attorney in your area. Look for them on Avvo and see if they have the highest rating of a 10 to assure good representation.See question
I was caught shoplifting a SEVEN DOLLAR item and they fined be for civil fee of $425. Is this a bit extreme? I am also a minor.
Yes, it is too extreme, but they have the right to demand it under the law. However, since you're a minor, Macy's would not be able to collect against you. They may try against your parents, but I doubt they would be able to attribute your theft to your parents. Therefore, the store's attorney would likely be without any real opportunity to collect against you. However, speak to a local lawyer about the matter just to settle your mind and those of your parents. And don't steal anything anymore.See question
investigation holds was arrested for dwls/r. Jail roster and the booking reports show the same charges and yet they arrested him by pulling him over yet instead traffic arrest it became an investigated hold arrest. so why and for how long can they...
Normally you can be held for 72 hours without a formal arrest. However, if there is a booking report, then it would appear that they've already made an arrest and you should be in front of a Judge so that bail/bond can be set.
Contact a local attorney and have them investigate. If necessary, a Habeas Corpus can be used to extricate the person from jail, but that usually causes the police to make the arrest in a shorter time than they want, which, in some cases can be helpful later.
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my daughter and her husband separated after she found he cheated on her, she gave me her rings to hold. he was in my house to get some of his stuff. I went to show the wedding set to my other daughter and I could not find them, I knew he took them...
As long as the theft happened within the Statute of Limitations (which my colleague says is 5 years - probably on a felony only, which is determined by the value of the property stolen being over a set limit) then you are free to make a Complaint to the prosecutor asking him/her to arrest the perpetrator.
However, since 2 years have already passed and the proof you claim to have is circumstantial and not as clear as most prosecutors like to have before starting a criminal proceeding, it is unlikely the prosecutor will comply with your request. Good luck nonetheless.
You could sue him civilly for the loss of value to the rings since they were destroyed, but that means you'd need an attorney to assist you, unless it can be done in Small Claims Court.
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I confessed to the crime at the store with the police present. I took it. I also broke some thing, in order to take it. I asked for forgiveness, It was stupid@ I was greedy. I also think I have a problem @ need help. I am afraid for the future. I ...
It sounds like you may be young and you've made a mistake - well, a few mistakes, but all part of the same incident. You need to see an experienced and compassionate criminal defense attorney who will also refer you to a psychologist/psychiatrist who can assist you in overcoming this type of aberrant behavior. I've seen this type of thing before and you definitely can work it out - with professional help.
The lawyer will more than likely work the criminal matter out for you since it is a first offense, but you still need to use this experience as an incentive to work out the underlying emotional/psychological issue so it doesn't happen again.
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The loan is past due. No repayments, interest or late fees have been paid on the loan. The sales price was very low and I am offered a portion of this. (There is one other investor). This is less than 10% of what I am owed. The company is sti...
Of course not! If he sold his business to himself, he is then responsible since he took over all the assets and liabilities of the company - and your loan is a liability of the company - so now it is his liability.
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We left my husband due to he doesn't give us time and because of that argument he physical abuse me and threatened my life.i didnt call for any police for that but my inlaws who tolerates him saw everything.I never filed a divorce yet because I'm ...
While I don't practice in Hawaii, most states are pretty similar about child support and maintenance (alimony) - even if only temporary in nature. If you left him and he refuses to support you and your child, you should go to Family Court and file a Petition for support for the two of you. The Court will review all the papers and make a decision which will usually be to provide you with some sort of support until the two of you either get back together or divorce. Either way, he has a responsibility to support his child and his family does not get to make that decision alone. Let the Court's make it for the two of you.
Speak to a local Divorce attorney to see more about your rights.
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It says I have to share college costs also, does that mean a third? If child is 17 when they graduate, am I required to pay child support AND college costs? until they are 18? How do I find out when child support ends?
It will largely depend upon how any settlement Agreement reads or how a Divorce Decree reads. If there is a question because this issue hasn't been completely addressed within either of those documents (because not all Divorces settle) then you may have to go back to Court to make an application to stop paying child support because your child has graduated, is working full time or reached the age of 18 or up to age 22 if s/he is in college full time.
As for college tuition, each state is slightly different, but many times both college tuition as well as child support can be due because the child has to have some place to live when s/he returns home during the summers and vacations. However, many times those amounts are reduced, especially if the child's room and board are part of your college tuition expenditures.
Speak to a Divorce attorney about this important issue.
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Divorce degree was granted in TX. Mother and child currently reside in IN while father lives in WA. Mother has physical custody and father has visitation. Mother knows nothing about fathers circumstances, ie address, employment for past 3 yrs....
If you live in IN for more than 6 months, then IN has jurisdiction over this matter. If the father wants visitation and the child is only 5 years old, he may have to travel to IN instead of expecting the child to travel to his residence - especially since he hasn't seen the child in 3 years. It's unlikely the child even knows the father at this point. He will have to file a Modification Petition in WA which will be returnable in IN and you will have to respond in IN and then the IN Magistrate or judge will make a decision regarding visitation for the child. Noramlly, such visitation will be limited until the child is older and it should remain in IN rather than the child traveling to WA. Since he moved in the other direction, then it is his obligation to travel to see a child of such tender years. By the way, has he been supporting the child all this time or not? That will also play a part in the overall determination of the Court. You may want to make a counter-Petition seeking child support at a higher amount at this point, even if he has been supporting the child if either or both of your circumstances have substantially changed.
Good luck to all three of you.See question