My friends who are 14 and 18 are trying to date, but they can't figure out if it's legal. The parents of the 14-year-old have given permission for them to date. Everywhere I've looked I've only found references to it being illegal for them to inga...
What they do, unfortunately, is not the only thing that matters. There is also what it looks to other people that they are doing, and worst of all there is what they say about each other . . . perhaps a couple of years from now when new love has perhaps been tainted . . . or replaced . . . by bitterness, resentment, jealousy, etc. etc.
You won't find this in the statute book. You learn it by living long enough to see how people treat each other.See question
What does a U.S. Appeals Court review when ruling on an appeal? Will the appeals court review the whole record when ruling on an appeal, i.e., will the appeals court read the briefs (motion for summary judgment and oppositions) submitted to the tr...
The court of appeals will normally have before it the entire record of proceedings below and the briefs filed by the parties. It is unlikely that the judges will actually read the entire record (if they tried to read the entire record in every case they would never have time to do anything else) but they may read those portions that are most important to the resolution of the issues on appeal. The better the briefs filed on appeal the less the judges will have to turn to the record, but it is always there to the extent that they want or need to examine it.
As for the example you give, that would be a case-by-case decision for each judge, but normally one would expect that the issues on appeal are thoroughly developed in the briefs filed on appeal, and there would usually be no need to read briefs filed at the trial court level. But they are usually included in the record and the judges can look at them if they think it necessary. Review of trial-court level briefs might be important if a question arises whether an issue was has been forfeited because it was not presented at the trial court level.See question
A case from 2003 was brought to my attention a month or so ago. The person the crime was committed against (stolen and returned vehicle) didn't want to pursue it I had spoke to him. The S.A. called me April 26th and said the "case was dismiss...
That can indeed happen. There can be various reasons and I agree with Mr. Cameron that anything we could say would be only guess and speculation. I, too, wonder whether your conversations with the complainant and the SA may have turned the case another direction, but those are only possibilities, and not the only ones. But what you should do is clear. Retain an attorney and let your attorney dig into the matter and try to resolve it for you. Do not discuss it with anybody and do not post about this matter again, here or anywhere else. Loose lips sink ships.See question
The color, year, and registration date is wrong
Unlikely. The judge will usually allow the prosecutor to amend the ticket.See question
This attorney were hired in the appeal stage and he were very ineffective. Can I file a criminal rule 32 ineffective assistance of appellate counsel?
I defer to my Alabama colleagues as to Rule 32 or any other aspect of Alabama state procedure. There is a federal constitutional right to effective assistance of counsel on direct appeal. Evitts v. Lucey. There is, however, no federal constitutional right to effective assistance of counsel in post-conviction or similar collateral review proceedings, including those on appeal. Pennsylvania v. Finley.See question
I'm on probation for a robbery charge I want to know if the airlines will know that I am on probation? Second if they do would they contact my PO? Third how would my PO find out if I don't get into any issues out of state is that literally like th...
The judge who imposed your probation has the authority to permit you to travel outside the state. Depending on the terms of your probation order your PO might have the authority to permit you to go, too. Either way, if you go without permission you run a serious risk of being violated if you have any police contact in California or if your PO happens to check on you while you are away. On the other hand, if you go into court and ask permission to leave the state you will run no risk at all and the judge will probably grant your request and wish you a good trip.
So why does it even occur to you to do it the sneaky way and hope that you don't get caught? If that is your attitude toward your probation you probably will get violated sooner or later before you finish it.See question
I was convicted for felony assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and eluding police. I pled guilty (per my attorney wishes for the eluding and resisting. the officer tackled me from the side and I nudged him off not knowing who it was at f...
You ;would need to consult a Virginia attorney to be sure because what you should do depends on your state law. I would guess that because you have not yet been sentenced an appeal at this point would probably be premature. If you are not happy with the attorney who has been representing you, you could look around for another attorney before the case goes any further. The prosecutor is under no obligation to reduce the charge against you. You might be able to seek permission from the court to withdraw your plea, but that might turn out to be a poor decision and might do you a lot of harm. Either rely on the attorney who is representing you or find another Virginia attorney whom you trust.See question