I was in my hotel room and the police knocked looking for my ex girlfriend and I told them she wasn't there and they insisted on coming in even without a search warrant. They said she had a traffic warrant. Can they do that?
The particulars of "searches and seizures" are case specific. From your description, it seems like there would be a real question about the propriety of the search. The real question is whether the police found any evidence to use against you. If you were not charges, there is no real remedy.See question
2ND DUI - GOT PROBATION FOR THE 1ST ONE. - COMPLETED HIS PROBATION. NOW HE GOT THE 2ND DUI - he has a court date - what is the chance he will be deported? He is considering not appearing for court and moving to a different state in the u.s. ...
This is a very serious circumstance. Many people are being served with ICE detainers if they are incarcerated (even for DUI). An immigration attorney will be better able to describe the risks of deportation, but it is fair to say that it is a significant concern.
No lawyer will advise a defendant not to appear in court. If a defendant fails to appear, the court can issue a bench warrant and the defendant could be arrested at any time. Also, it is likely that any bond would be extremely high upon that arrest. That will only make things worse.
The best thing to do is to consult with an attorney about all these issues. There may be a valid defense. There may be ways to avoid jail, even if there is a conviction. Only an experienced attorney can provide the appropriate information.See question
Looking at my citation on the case search website, it says the incident i'm being cited for took place on the 1st of the month instead of the actual date of the 15th. Is this incorrect information a grounds to get my case dismissed?
As the other answers reflect, the real issue is the date on the citation. If the date on the citation is wrong, that could be a basis for a dismissal, but that issue can only be brought up in court. The best thing is to consult an attorney to evaluate the citation and see if there are any valid defenses.See question
I got arrested while being in probation she wrote to whoever that I had called her and had been seen around her job in DC and the probation order was filed in Maryland. I was issue a warrant and was arrested while visiting my probation officer( ...
The short answer is "Yes." If the court finds that you violated probation, by a preponderance of the evidence, your probation can be revoked. That standard is less than that required for a criminal conviction. I suggest that you still speak with your attorney. He/She has all the information bout your case and can give you the best advice on how things will play out.See question
My roommate moved and he had a bench warrant before moving out. They have to have a search warrant unless they have probable cause that he's still there correct?
As a general rule, the police need a warrant before they can enter your home. However, if you consent, they can come in. Please know, it is not difficult for the police to get a warrant. It all depends on the circumstances of the case. You do not want to lie to the police, but you have no obligation to speak to them.See question
I was chatting to a girl I met on a chat site. We were talking and she sometimes wouldn't reply. Her place said she lived in va while her number was in north carolina. A few days after not hearing her dad said I was talking to his 15 year old daug...
There are no guaranties, however, I think this is a scam. I have had several people come to me with essentially the same story, and those cases turned out to be scams.
I suggest that you speak with an attorney who will be able to review your communications to see if there is any potential for criminal liability if this is NOT a scam. I also suggest that you don not have any more contact with the "girl" or the "father."
Good Luck.See question
When taken to speak with the police , the grocery store stated that had me on camera stealing a month before. The picture did match my build but the persons face was distorted. It wasn't me but now they are giving me 2 different charges theft unde...
First, you don't have to prove anything. It is the State's obligation to prove each and every element of the offence, including identification. If there is a reasonable doubt as to who committed the thefts - you should win. Obviously, that will take some good lawyering.
You need to consult an attorney and see what can be done.Theft convictions can have serious collateral consequences and an experienced attorney can help you navigate all these issues.See question
First time been in trouble on disable been charge with 5 counts of selling oxcod.and 5 counts selling sudboxs which those wasn't mind how should I pleade
This is not an appropriate forum to ask how you should plead. You need to have a confidential consultation with an attorney who will be able to evaluate your case and give you solid advise. There are probably several issues in your case that need careful research.See question
My niece filed a police report for domestic violence against her now estranged husband. She has medical records and pictures. Nearly 3 weeks later he filed charges against her but has no evidence. He received a summons for a preliminary hearing an...
A Preliminary Hearing and Preliminary Inquiry are two different things. A Preliminary Hearing involves a felony charge and it is a hearing in which the judge determines whether there is sufficient evidence to charge the alleged felony and send the case to the Circuit Court. A Preliminary Inquiry relates to charges in the District Court and is intended to advise the defendant that she has the right to an attorney. My guess is that the State is proceeding on Felony charges against your niece's husband and only misdemeanors related to her. You niece needs to speak with her attorney. If her attorney enters his/her appearance the Preliminary Inquiry may be removed.See question