These are low life thieves about suspects before a conviction? Several other false statements have been aired and printed where an ALLEGED burglary suspect is now charged with robbery. The press never mentioned a Gun was brandished and suspect sh...
A sheriff is not covered by the legal rules of ethics. Had a prosecutor made this statement, that person would be covered by the legal ethics rules.
If what the sheriff said is false, not a statement of opinion, and caused damage to the person who the sheriff was talking about, then that person might have a defamation action against the sheriff. However, the law of sovereign immunity often makes it more difficult to sue a government official,
The sheriff's statement affects the ability of the defendant to have a fair trial, the judge can change the venue of the trial and/or impose a gag order on litigants, counsel, and witnesses.
The news media can print what it wants. It is protected by the First Amendment. If it prints defamatory statements (see discussion above) the media can be sued for defamation.See question
We have a stalking case against two people in Oregon and there are a lot of witnesses to these peoples behavior but because they do want want retaliation, we all live in the same neighborhood, they do not want to appear before the other party but ...
The other attorneys have covered this well in their answers. Except in some very limited circumstances, testimony in court must come from people who are present and able to be cross-examined. In criminal cases, the right to confront an accuser in court comes from the U.S. Constitution.See question
This friend of mine is constantly DOS attacking me. I am getting very irritated. I want to give him a scare so he stop, and if he continues I will literally do it.
If you file a lawsuit without a legitimate basis, not only will your lawsuit be dismissed but the Judge may order Rule 11 sanctions, which could include you paying the costs of the other party to defend. A lawyer who brings a lawsuit knowing that there's no basis to it faces a similar sanction and may well be disciplined for doing so.See question
If the "victim" is posting stuff on the social site about the situation that happened and I see it, being involved in it, can I screenshot it and use it in court as in breaching/provoking no victim contact? Is it valid or will I be breaching the ...
When a Judge imposes a "no contact" order, the Judge means for the Defendant not to make any direct or personal contact with the victim in any forum. General posts to social media sites that many people can see do not meet that definition. Certainly, a victim in a case should not be a Facebook friend, Twitter follower, Instagram subscriber, etc of the Defendant. The Defendant would be prudent to tell the Judge if the victim is, in fact, following the Defendant's social media feeds and the Judge will likely amend the order to note that or encourage the victim to end those contacts.See question
Her and I broke up and I had a social media meltdown where I made two posts calling her a psycho and describing actual situations that demonstrate it. I never mentioned her by name. I quit doing that until I got in trouble with the law. She sent...
Things you say on Social Media can be the subject of a civil lawsuit against you, particularly if you say things that are provably untrue and damaging to someone's reputation. Unless the posted remarks are threats or violate a court restraining order, it's unlikely that criminal charges would be brought against someone for posting material on Social Media. Good luck.See question
If there is no change in the complaint other then to the degree you want to join two more defendant should the complaint be amended?
Typically, you do not have to amend the complaint to just add another party but you must file the appropriate paperwork with the court to add the party. This presumes that the facts alleged in the complaint cover the actions of all the parties opposite you.See question
The judge in this case has been prejudice toward me in this case and has not looked at the evidence fairly and has refused to appoint me a different public advocate. The public advocate that I have there is a conflict of interest between me and hi...
I agree with my fellow counsel that you are hurting yourself by acting Pro Se. However, I will try to answer your question as directly as possible.
In extreme cases, a judge can be removed from a case, typically by the Presiding or Administrative Judge of the court involved or in some states, by the Chief Justice of the state supreme court. A motion must be made with detailed and clear evidence of the conflict.
Regardless of the process, you will rarely succeed in having a judge disqualified from a matter absent rock-solid evidence of true bias or conflict of interest. I have no idea whether that is true in your case but I would tend to doubt it.
Finally, the one major disadvantage of attempting to disqualify a judge is that, when it fails, you may have aggravated the judge or (at the very least) you may have shown the judge that you are not acting in good faith in the matter.
Remember, if the judge mishandles your case, you can always file an appeal but that may or may not succeed.
Do yourself a favor and hire a good attorney.See question
I'm entering a stipulated settlement with a licensing board. My previous attorney was negligent in this matter and a related matter, and I am suing him for malpractice. Yesterday, my new attorney related to me that the DAG told her she is enrage...
Having served as the Deputy Attorney General of Ohio, I'm very familiar with Attorneys General and their offices. Each employee of an Attorney General typical reports to a Unit or Section Chief and those people typically report to a senior attorney who in turn report to the Attorney General. The Attorney General is elected official. A written complaint to any or all of the people in that chain of command will get some type of response and if you can provide evidence to support your claim, may result in action being taken. Of course, all lawyers who work for an Attorney General are also subject to disciplinary action from the State Bar if they violate any ethical rules.See question
He has been charged with a crime that if convicted could send him to prison for up to fifty years. The public defender won't help in the way he should. We have a 10 month old son and a daughted due to be born in december. Please, I can't lose my f...
While some law firms do pro bono legal work, there are many more cases than available attorneys. You may want to check with your local law school to see if there is a legal clinic that may take your case.
If you have some money to pay an attorney, check with the Wyoming Bar Association lawyer referral service (see link) and tell them your circumstances.
Or go back to the Public Defender's office, ask to speak with the managing attorney and request another review of your case.See question
I plan on returning the items i took (see other question) (plus im going to write a sincere letter of apology and make two copies one for them and one for maybe a lawyer or the judge)and i have the items, im not paying cash back. Wouldnt that loo...
Be aware that judges can spot desperation in a defendant. If the judge thinks that you are taking actions just to lessen the sentence, that won't help. Actions taken for sincere reasons and genuine expressions of remorse can be helpful.
Talk to your lawyer and explain your concerns. Be truthful with the judge and take responsibility for what you've done. So few defendants do that and you may stand out as someone who deserves a second chance.See question