IM going to trial
Trial? Why not try and get the case dismissed without risking a trial. If you have already paid back most of the money maybe the State Attorney's office would be willing to drop your case once who have paid in full. You should probably interview two or three lawyers with expierence in criminal defense and hire one of them to represent you in this matter. Felonies are serious matters. Feel free to contact me at (305) 374-3998
My friend was arrested and charged for petty theft (didn't pay in the taxi cab) and resisting an officer w/o violence. She was drunk and don’t remember. She is 21 years old, college student. That’s her first time (and I’m sure the last). Her famil...
I can help your friend. Have her give me a call at (305) 374-3998. I understand that she can not afford to pay an attorney. I remember what it is like to be 21, drunk and in college. I'd be happy to help her out -but please tell her to be sober when she calls!See question
This is my first time misdemeanor. Case hearing is in the middle of April. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
You should interview two or three lawyers who practice criminal defense. Meet them in their offices and bring any paperwork you have with you. If you have a witness it would be a good idea to ask your witness to come with you to the meetings. This way the attorney will have a good idea about your case and will be able to advise you. If its your first offense and no one objects, the state will usually allow you to enter into a diversion program. Once the program is completed (usually a class or two) the state will dismiss the charges against you. You can give me a call at (305) 374-3998 and I'd be happy to answer any questions you have over the phone. Good luck!See question
My fiance was recently arrested for what the cope consider to be a battery felony charge dealing with domestic violence. I know he did not harm me. However, we were mugged right as the cops were showing up and therefor, I had visible injuries. How...
Your fiance should hire a lawyer ASAP. His lawyer can then interview you about what happened the night you were mugged. Once you and the lawyer have an opportunity to speak the lawyer can decide what is the best avenue to take.See question
What do I have to do in order to not have my children in a vehicle with alcoholic ex-husband. He has never had a DUI but drinks and drives all the time.
An attorney with experience in family court matters should be able to help you. A family court judge may have the authority to order your husband to simply not drive with your children in his car. Many states also have special laws on the books which provide a way for a family member of someone with a serious drug or alcohol problem to go into court and request that the person undergo court ordered treatment. I also think you should consider contacting your local District or State Attorney's Office and speaking to them about your concerns. It sounds like your ex-husband is committing child abuse each time this occurs.See question
My boyfriend is on probation for a dui offense. If he gets caught drinking while on probation, will he automatically go back to prison?
Nothing in criminal court is supoosed to be "automatic." You need to hire a lawyer to look into the conditions of your boyfriend's probation. Sometimes a person on probation is ordered to not drink to excess. If that is the case one drink would not be a violation. Even if it is a violation however, judges a supposed to consider the seriousness of the violation before sending someone to prison. If your boyfriend was seen having one glass of wine at dinner and someone else was driving for example a lawyer may be able to convince the judge to sanction him with a punishment less than prison. Community service hours, a fine, home confinement, etc. You and your boyfriend should hire an attorney in the Phoenix area who practices criminal defense. Good Luck.See question
My 17 year old son was stopped for a license check and the officer found a street sign in his vehicle and charged him with possesion of stolen property. Apparently a friend left it in his car. Do I need an attorney to represent us in court ?
As a general rule anyone charged with a violation of criminal law should have an attoreny represent them. I strongly suggest that you attempt to contact an attorney in Burlington who practices criminal defense. Most states will allow a first time offender in your son's position to enter into some type of diversion program which would entitle them to a dismissal of the charges and allow them to seal their record. You should realize however that some judges will consider this a serious offense. A few years ago several yound men were convicted of manslaughter charges after stolen stop signs resulted in a fatal car accident. The smart thing to do is hire a lawyer ASAP.See question
a dui in a federal park
There are actually no mandatory penalties for a DUI in a federal park. In the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. Attorney's office usually requests a fine and some type of alcohol treatment.See question