2 codefendants under the same indictment with a charge of murder. One defendant goes to trial the other take a deal to testify. And though charged with murder was sentenced manslaughter even though they where indicted on murder while the one that ...
They are not entitled to the same treatment. A prosecutor will often agree to a reduced charge if a defendant agrees to a "take a deal". When the other co-defendant chose to go to trial, he or she took the risk of being convicted by the jury of the more serious charge.See question
I asked my attorney if he can ask the judge to allow me an early termination because I have completed all terms. I was ordered a minimum of 2 years and have completed 4 months. He says the chances of an early release being granted is better if at ...
Every judge is different and there is no official timeline for making a decision. I would agree with the other lawyers hear that most Cobb County Judges will make a decision within a few weeks. I also agree that asking for early termination after four months would not likely be judges will make a decision within a few weeks. I also agree that asking for early termination after four months would not likely be successful.See question
He has not established a relationship w the 4 year old and I have encouraged him to seek legal action. She told him she would turn him over to the state to court mandate child support pmts. Also, he has asked her for DNA testing which she has not ...
Your lawyer was the one to give you the best answer. Listen to your lawyer who told you that if he is not the father that he will have no responsibility for the child. That advice is correct.See question
misdemeanor probation for disorderly conduct 15 weekends and 1600 dollar fine felony probation just call in status no reporting
Yes, a PO can report any thing you do to your Felony PO and vice versa.See question
Both of my children's biological fathers are in prison for years and have never been in their lives, I am about to marry and wanting to change their last names when I change mine.
You will not be able to legally change the name of a minor child without consent of the father.See question
I was wondering if after my probation on 1st offender is done and released by the court do I have to file anything with the court to have my rights restored? Or is it automatic?
It is supposed to be automatic, but you would be smart to check with the clerk's office to make sure it's been done. Give it a few weeks after the expiration of the sentence. Thinking that it will be done on the exact day is probably asking for too much.See question
charged with first time offender act in savannah ga
Your sentence begins on the day you are sentenced.See question
mayor, and the city councilman. They won't give a court date or a bond
Yes they can. But he is entitled to a court date. He needs a lawyer who can get him in front of the judge to address the issue.See question
I have 4 charges. One being DV on step dad, other being battery can't remember other two. My mom and step dad sign paper for dismissal. I don't know how to pled or what to do
You can probably get away with going to arraignment without a lawyer, just be sure to plead not guilty and ask for a jury trial. Then go get a lawyer. You may or may not need a jury trial, but you don't want to give it up now when you don't know what you need. Same for pleading not guilty. Even the guilty plead not guilty until they know what's going to happen. Now, I repeat. Go hire a lawyer. If you cannot hire a lawyer, go to the circuit defender's office on the second floor, get the paperwork you need to apply for a court appointed lawyer and make an appointment to meet with them (you will need to bring documents to that appointment, they will provide you with a list). Do NOT waste any time getting this done, you need a lawyer. These charges are serious and you could be facing jail time. You cannot count on the prosecutor dropping the charges just because your Mom and Step Dad signed a paper.See question
I was charged with purchase or possession of alcohol by a minor. I am a college student and this is my first offense. I am very nervous and scared of the outcome,
Many jurisdictions have pre-trial diversion or first offender options for a first offense minor in possession charge. Consult with a local attorney who regularly practices in the court where you are charged to see what your options are.See question