Let me try this question again. Is it legal for a Judge in Idaho to impose, as part of a sentence, attendance at AA meetings. I am not questioning the validity of AA. I simply would like to know if it is legal. Thanks
AA or the equivalent. The judge's concern is that you seek help on an outpatient basis in some form. So think, if you do this and complete it, the hope is that with the addiction resolved, your tendency towards bad decisions will also disappear. On the other hand, you complete it or not and re-offend, it will come up that your addiction is less of an excuse than your intent to break the law. Now go get better.See question
The predicate offenses (robbery) were dismissed via a plea agreement but that is what brought the 924(c) gun charges and is why I was sentenced as if the predicate charges were still part of the sentence. Does this create a mis-application of the ...
There is always relevant conduct, but the predicate must exist for the 924(c) to work. The predicates are convictions, not charges. What were the convictions supporting the application? Do you have other convictions not mentioned here? Also, not all acts of violence predicates have a gun component, just the threat or actual violence seems usable for the Feds.See question
In 2002 a federal crime (felony) was charged. In 2013 the case was dismissed due to the inability to locate essential witnesses. It was not specified with or without prejudice. Simply dismissed by the District Judge. Can this case be reopened? Or ...
Please check PACER.gov to look at the dismiisal to see. Depending on the Statute of limitations applicable here, this may be all done.See question
that I specifically wanted him to send, And he refused to give me final copy with corrections of his memorandum. The Judge at sentencing went one year higher and stated exactly the two things that were not true and I wanted my lawyer to argue and ...
You can file a 2255 alleging ineffective assistance of counsel, but I actually do not see that here under your facts. You only need to file a NOA within 14 days of the ENTRY or docketing of the judgment. Then you have 14 days to file your docketing statement and request for transcripts. Then you will have 30 days after the transcripts are filed to enter your initial brief and appendix.See question
I am fling a federal lawsuit against the city attorney's office for violating rules of law and issued an erroneous arrest warrant. I hired a lawyer who informed the city attorney of the legal error. In order to save face, the prosecutor not only ...
Are you saying that the lawsuit represents an excuse or defense to the underlying charges of your arrest. You are more effective not attacking the charges collaterally, but first motioning for a bail reduction then a motion to dismiss before launching a civil suit prematurely.See question
I live in Phoenix, AZ. My ex-boyfriend has told me by email that he is still getting mail for me, and is not returning it or throwing it away because I won't come back to him (my address is updated with the post office, etc). Isn't that illegal fo...
Print and take the email to the local postmaster. Do not try to negotiate with your ex over his actions.See question
Can drugs suppressed be used for sentencing in federal court
It can also could be brought under relevant conduct if part of the same criminal transaction under USSG 1B1.3. Please work with your attoeny in the MDNC here for better information to your specific circumstances.See question
Is there anytime limit for a Federal Judge to overturn or change the decision on a federal conviction
You have 14 days from the entry of the judgment to appeal it.See question
Someone I know has been sentenced for a federal sentence and was granted to voluntary surrender. While awaiting for his designation this person had to handle his county charges and was sentenced to imprisonment and was immediately taken into custo...
The BOP will not credit state time unless the charges are dropped. Here though, everyone is correct about getting the attorney to request the time off from the Federal judge through a motion.See question
My husband has been in jail for 3 weeks and haven't seen or talked to anyone dealing with the feds. If someone can help him and I with this
Are there any state charges holding him in state custody?See question