my buddy has a 10000 recognize bond
If it is in fact a personal recognizance bond then no deposit is required. If, however, your buddy violates the conditions of his bond, the court could enter judgment against him for the entire $10,000. So he needs to obey all of his bond conditions and show up in court, not break any other laws, not leave the state without permission; obey any protective order; whatever his bond conditions may be has to comply.See question
I have to file a post conviction petition as soon as possible and I cannot afford an attorney who is experienced in post conviction. The average price for obtaining one is ten thousand dollars. I do not know what I should do at this point, since I...
The Illinois Post-Conviction Hearing Act contemplates that most post-conviction petitions will be filed pro se by unrepresented defendants. If the petition is adequate to survive the court's initial review for summary dismissal, counsel will be appointed to take over the case and prepare an amended petition.See question
This case was thrown out of circuit court 5 times and now in court of appeals over a yr and been sitting with submitted on briefs for 7 mo and still no decision when I look it up online. This is considered a simple case but having to check daily f...
Your posting suggests that court backlog is the problem. The court may not even have reached your case yet. I have no idea what is normal in Wisconsin, but in many states civil appeals take priority behind criminal appeals because the appellants in the criminal cases have to do their waiting for a decision in prison. So it probably has nothing at all to do with your particular case and is more likely a matter of what is in line ahead of you.See question
Should you specify the precedent and argue how it does not apply to your case your should you not mention it at all?
In the probably more than five hundred cases that I have argued before state and federal courts of appeal I have never had one, and never to expect to have one, in which there was not a strong case to be made for the other side. Face up to what there is against you and confront it honestly. How else do you expect to have any chance of success?See question
My fiance has been charged with kidnapping. He has been sentenced for 30 years and served 15 so far and got 10 more to go. He has proof that he is truly innocence, he has affidavits from the people who actual committed the crime saying that my fia...
Assuming that this case arises out of an Illinois conviction, it sounds as though the most likely available remedy for him would be a state court post-conviction petition based on actual innocence. If he files his own petition pro se and the judge finds that it the petition is not obviously frivolous or without merit, then an attorney will be appointed to take over and represent him. In order to avoid summary dismissal he may have to demonstrate why the evidence that he is submitting now could not have been discovered and presented years ago. Be aware that affidavits of the kind you describe are frequently submitted but are generally not considered persuasive or reliable, and judges are seldom impressed by them.See question
I am undocumented and was convicted in May of 2015 and get off probation in May of this year. My P.O. told me that I would have to pay off my probation fees by the end of March and that my probation would be terminated and won't have to go in fron...
The deadline for filing a post-conviction petition depends upon a number of factors. Your posting is inadequate to allow analysis of your question. I suggest that you consult an attorney who can review the procedural history of your case and determine precisely when a petition would be due. And what, may I ask, leads you to think that you have grounds for filing a post-conviction petition at all or that it is going to accomplish anything for you?See question
I took a plea bargain for sexual battery at age 17 and was tried as an adult. I completed the sentence. (the crime occurred in 1996) i was not designated a sex offender during the plea bargain or sentence. In 2014 I was declared a sex offender-20y...
Both a petition for writ of certiorari ( assume you mean to the United States Supreme Court) and a federal habeas corpus petition are major projects and you must expect to be quoted very substantial fees by any attorney who would seriously consider accepting either case. Before you make that kind of investment you must know that only a tiny percentage of certiorari petitions are granted, and that federal habeas corpus litigation will involve you in a morass of procedural requirements that you may not be able to meet even if your underlying claims have arguable merit. Look into this carefully before you throw a few tens of thousands of dollars down the drain.See question
My brother is in immigration jail. Judge issued a deportation order for him. He wants to leave ASAP. If he waits the deportation to be done, then he needs to be in jail months. Thus, he wants to pay his airline ticket and leave as early as possible.
I am retagging your question "immigration".See question
Ive been sentenced to 30 days in jail, but i was high when i was representing myself!
It sounds as though you are having trouble filling out a clerk's form Notice of Appeal. I have bad news for you. The notice of appeal and the docketing statement are the last forms you are going to see in the course of litigating your appeal. From then on everything you file, motions, draft orders, and especially your briefs on the merits, are going to be totally original, case-specific, hand-crafted documents, and you had better know what you are doing. If you cannot fill out the form notice, what are you going to do when you get to the hard parts, which are coming soon? You have no business trying to handle an appeal. Either hire a good appellate attorney or, if you cannot afford to hire counsel, go back and ask the judge to appoint the State Appellate Defender, who will do the job right and won't charge you anything and who, by the way, won't be high when representing you..See question
Or do I have to request one? I am being charged with a class 4 felony
Felony discovery does not normally begin until either the grand jury has returned a formal charge by way of indictment or until the formal charge filed by the prosecutor by way of information has survived preliminary hearing. So it is still down the road for you. I cannot urge you too strongly to put this matter in the hands of a capable and experienced criminal defense attorney. If you cannot afford to hire a private attorney the judge will appoint a lawyer from the public defender's office to represent you.See question