At Pretrial, will the DA recommend a plea agreement then the defense attorney will offer a different plea until they can agree on a fair plea agreement? Or does the DA offer a plea and that's all there is to offer?
Similar in the sense that there is a back and forth dialogue between the prosecutor and the defense attorney. If an offer was made by the prosecutor and that was it then it's not a negotiation. Each situation is different depending upon the charges, the case specific facts and circumstances, the background of the accused, mitigating factors, public and media attention to the specific case, the judge's propensities, the attorney's and a many other factors.
The essential difference is that what is a stake is the future and the freedom of the person accused. This difference is the focus of all serious defense lawyers. Plea negotiation is about never giving up until the best possible outcome for the accused is attained.
When I was 15 years old I ran away with my 19 year old boyfriend. We crossed state lines and had sex, so he is being charged with Kidnapping and stagatory rape. I am 18 years old now and he is 21, the case has been on the docket for 2 1/2 years no...
Getting or being married does not operate as legal defense but it may mitigate the situation.See question
IS A ELEVEN YEAR OLD BOY A MANIOR
If "go out with" is code for have sex with, Clearly the answer is yes. The age of consent for sexual contact is governed by local (state) law. 11 is not even close.See question
I'm really interested in a boy that I met who lives in Brazil...I live in Illinois and I've been thinking about talking dirty with him because it could be fun but I don't know the specific laws as it all seems a bit muddy. Can I legally talk dirty...
International communications are re the norm. But can anyone really confirm the location of the other person or persons that we text, email, snapchat, IM, Facebook, etc with? NO. When in doubt caution demands that no action is taken. The Internet is NOT private, it is a public place regardless of the perceived privacy. Also, many law enforcement agencies and task forces put "teasers" out to to engage potential law breakers.
BE AWARE & BEWARE.
There isn't a procedure in the International Bylaws or the Local Bylaw or even a section dedicated to this action but I know it has been down. Being a lawyer you can find it.
Lawyers have skills indeed, but your inquiry is more about the administration of a very specific procedure within and between certain entities. Consult an administrator within the entity. Make a request for the procedure to the entity. The Internet is a great source of information but other, more direct, sources amy be better.See question
I think I want to file a Federal case mainly for the power of that jurisdiction and speed of trial. Not sure if my cause is eligible. Involves private land dispute with potential mix of possible adjacent Bureau Land Management mining claims. ...
Complex situations require a complex analysis. Choice, if there is one, of venue and jurisdiction is a very complex situation. The practice of law, regardless of all the great info that internet forums provide, is never simple math; it is n ever 1+1+2. Your thoughtful question requires a more complete review so that experienced local lawyers can provide the range of answers it deserves.See question
Can a young 17 yr boy give consent to have sex a with a 21 women??
The age of consent is governed by local, in your inquiry, Illinois law. So the answer is yes to your very narrow question. There may be other factors that would change the answer. The application of a specific law or laws to a specific fact pattern is a complex endeavor and not a simple 1+1=2 situation. Be Aware and BEWARE.See question
I know someone crushing and snorting caffeine pills and cold pills, I'm worried it is illegal and dangerous
Legality is governed by local, in this case, Tennessee law. I concur with the other Avvo lawyers that the extremely poor judgement is clearly present. Other issues are of concern for the person who is doing or considering doing his.See question
I mistakenly entered the wrong date in my previous question. The date obviously should read 12/17/2016. Thank you
You should consult with a local experienced lawyer(s). Hiring the lawyer is the next step and it's your decision after the consultation.See question
I have a niece who is 17 and she lives with dads ex girl friend (with out dad living there) for the past 3 years. My niece will be 18 in March, will she have to leave now if he is trying to force her?
Your concerns are real however your question lacks sufficient detail and background. Consult a local lawyer who, after a complete intake, will be in the best position to offer you guidance.See question