I was fired for what I found out were theft charges even though my discharge papers didn't say that... a detective has been asking me to come to the station for a little over two months now I have not gone yet ... I can't afford a lawyer and don't...
You never have to speak to the police, nor should you if you are suspected or accused of a crime. If you are charged and cannot afford to hire a lawyer, the court is required to appoint an attorney to represent you.See question
Son was in a vehicle...police claimed a traffic stop....a gun was recovered from the glove box....My Son was not the driver nor was the vehicle his....he's been fighting this case for over 3 years....in November his lawyer changed his court date a...
I'm surprised by a number of things set forth in your question. First, a gun possession case should never linger for such a substantial period of time without resolution. Second, the attorney had an obligation to immediately file a Motion to Quash and Rercall the bond forfeiture warrant when he changed the court date without informing your son. No doubt the court would have granted it and your son would never have been taken into custody. Third, with the attorney missing court, I'm surprised the judge has not instructed the state's attorney to contact defense counsel and advise that he will be held in contempt of court. This is especially egregious considering your son could have had his bond reinstated and been released already. This adds up to the following: New counsel can substitute into the case by sending a substitution motion to the current attorney, having it signed by your son and presenting it to the court on the next date, whether the other attorney appears or not. A bond assignment is a perfectly acceptable form of retainer in most cases. You should contact other defense counsel immediately.See question
and I go back in the store two days later they accuse me of stealing something again I have nothing on me they have me on video tape with nothing on me an arrest me and charge me with a retail theft on both cases
You have not stated a question. It sounds like you have been charged with retail theft for two separate offenses. Whether the evidence against you can support a conviction on either charge is an entirely different matter; a conviction can not only land you in jail, it can seriously impede your future in many different ways. You should retain experienced crimianl defense counsel to represent you. Most of us provide free consultations.See question
I was accused of taking 600 worth of gift cards from an employer, detectives came to my house and claim they have me on camera using the cards but were never shown any valid video except a photo from a camera of me entering the store.
The most obvious charge would be theft. Based upon the value of the cards, you could be charged with a felony. While the police have no obligation to show you any evidence at all, I would be surprised if you are on video engaged in something that proves their case, since you apparently were not arrested when they interviewed you. Hopefully, you asserted your right to remain silent. You should consult an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible as I'm sure there are many important details not set forth in your question. Most of us provide free consultations.See question
How much for fines
If you received a ticket, you are subject to a fine, so that is actually what is referred to a "quasi-criminal" and since it involves theft, you'll want a disposition that does not stay on your record. You will also likely receive a demand for money, a strictly civil claim, from the store's lawyers. If you can, hire an attorney capable of dealing with both issues for you. Most of us provide free consultationSee question
I had gotten a DUI but they dropped to a reckless they had giving me a year to do the classes and programs but didn't have a car or money to do them but now I want to turn my self in and tell them I want to comply and do them I was homeless also ...
It sounds like you also failed to appear in court at your termination date. If so, you have a warrant for your arrest outstanding and a Petition to Revoke for violating the conditions of the original sentence. You could be re-sentenced by the court for up to one year in jail. You are doing the right thing by seeking to obtain counsel. A Motion to Quash and Recall the warrant should be the lawyer's first step. Use the "find a lawyer" link at the top of the page to find an experienced criminal defense attorney. Most of us will provifde you a free consultationSee question
Can he be charged? He is in the U.S. Navy Reserves. How much trouble is he in?
There are a number of potential charges that could be brought against him; some misdemeanors, some felonies. Whether charges are brought is a decision made by the police and/or the state's attorney. If he is the subject of an open investigation, he would be well-advised to conult, and if necessary, retain an experienced criminal defense attorney. Most of us provide free consultations.See question
If a person have been convicted of possesion with intend to deliver, can you get away with only probation?
If charged with a Class X, receiving probation would require the state to reduce the charge (or have a court find you guilty of a lesser charge after trial) in order to receive probation. Otherwise, a Class X generally carries a minimum mandatory six year prison sentence. Depending upon the drug and the amount, there are also classifications known as "super X" which mana\date even more severe minimum sentences beyond six years.See question
I own a vacant property. A couple squatters trespassed, started a fire for heating purposes, and ended up burning the property. Now, one of them is suing me.
You should turn over any lawsuit with which you've been served, or any other notice of claim, to your insurance carrier immediately. If you did not have liability coverage at the time of the incident, you will need to hire your own attorney to defend the case. You'll want an attorney experienced in defending liability cliams. Most of us will provide free consultations. You have several defenses available to you against this claimSee question
If a person have been charged with class x felony and its his first ever offense and criminal record is clean. Would an attorney be able to reduce the class x felony so it does not stay on the record?
Depending on many factors, a defense attorney may be able to convince the state to reduce the charge to something less than a Class X which carries a minimum mandatory sentence of six years in prison (add 15 to that if a firearm was used). An arrest, however, can only be expunged (removed from your record) if the disposition involves something less than a conviction. This means you'd have to not only get a reducer, but either an outright dismissal of all charges, a reduction down to misdemeanor suprvision. The state would have to have almost no case against you at all to go that far. You'll need experienced defense counsel to represent you just to avoid prison time. Most of us provide free consultations.See question