I took sat through a case that clearly had many reasons for a reasonable doubt to be raised. Im not sure if jury bias played a part because the defendant was a young gay male, and current political and religious climate swayed the jury, or they we...
It wouldn't be common, but it is a possibility. There are options including a motion for new trial, and an appeal. There are strict time constraints on both so it's best to contact an attorney as soon as possible to protect his interests.See question
Yes! One was obtained after they came in unannounced and without a search warrant. I was forced out while the entered and closed me out.Then they came out and locked my door. How do the fourth ammendment protects me? Do the knock and announce not ...
I'm unclear on the order of what happened, but it sounds like they secured the whole waiting for a warrant. If that's the case it may be constitutional depending on the situation.See question
The crime was mortgage fraud. I served 13 months in prison, 5 years on probation that ended in 2014. I still owe over 1,000,000 in restitution that is shared with 13 other codefendants.
Clemency is the best, and likely only option. It's a difficult and lengthy process. I've gone through it with clients and you definitely need an attorney to assist you in the process.See question
I was just released from jail a couple days ago on a second DUI well my first one was 14 years ago I was just wondering if I'm going to jail can't afford to lose my job but it is my fault and I guess I will suffer the consequences
If there is no damage to person or property you're likely not going to receive jail time, but it's a fact specific determination. It also matters what county you were stopped in and arrested. Clay county and Duval county, although the same circuit, can have very different outcomes. The DHSMV is your first hurdle, and that you shouldn't delay on. You'll want an attorney that regularly handles DUI, or criminal cases, to handle the case. Keeping the in and outs of the county is important. A search for DUI attorneys in Jacksonville will probably give you a good selection because most of us handle Clay cases as well.See question
it's a locked safe with a key code combination. I keep several personal items in there. Just curious if that's something I'd have to expose if my car was searched.
This will depend heavily on what the basis of the probable cause was for the search. The good news you established an expectation of privacy by putting the items in a locked safe.See question
How can bac b/c of blowing be held against you, or even understanding your rights at all when u r drunk? If you're super drunk you can't legally consent to sex right? Or buy a car drunk? Or get something notarized, take a driving test, i don't ...
The implied consent law eliminates that as a defense. To clarify though, involuntary intoxication is a defense to a DUI.See question
I received a DUI arrest after blowing a .194 I was cooperative and I was released on my own recognizance, no previous violations of any kind
The higher the breath test the harder a negotiated reckless is to get, but it's possible. The biggest factor are the facts of the case, and the investigative process. DUI's are complex cases, and you need someone who practices regularly in that area. There are many of us in your area. Check Avvo and contact a few. We can give you a better sense of possibilities with more information.See question
I want to appeal the federal claims in Federal C/A. The case is closed so I have 30 days from date of ruling. I need to get police reports in the file and another file that contains 5600 pages of evidence. Also, may I appeal the federal claims A...
Appeals are a very specialized area of the law. As a general rule, evidence can't be added on appeal. However, there are possibilities involving the trial court or the appellate court depending on the nature of the case. I would strongly encourage you to contact an appellate attorney immediately, time is always crucial in an appeal.See question
My 25 yr old daughter was detained @ Walmart for petty theft on 2/16/15. She was 9 months pregnant & stepped outside the senors (still in store lobby) to get a redbox movie & was detained by security. She was taken to a room & Walmart Mgr & police...
Turning herself in is an option, but not the best option. It's worth trying have the capias withdrawn, and reset the court date. An attorney can help you navigate this process.See question
I violated felony probation almost a year ago by not going to my appointment. I had 5 months left of a 1 year probation sentence. I have since had a baby, and found a job, so you can understand why I don't want to go to prison. Is there anything I...
The penalty for a violation varies greatly based on the facts of the case. You should consult an attorney about advocating for you. A violation doesn't necessarily mean jail time.See question