I was caught shoplifting with 3 items that have an estimate of $140 value. Before this, I had only gotten a speeding ticket 2 years ago. I was corporative and respectful with the security team and they told the police officer the same. I have been...
Misdemeanor theft is a Class A misdemeanor. It is punishable by up to one year in jail, a fine of up to $2,500.00, or both. The judge can place a defendant on probation for up to 2 years but does not have to. You may be eligible for diversion. Only you can decide if it is worth hiring an attorney.
Call the clerk in the town where the ticket was issued and find out when and where court is. Do not miss court. That will result in a warrant.See question
My ex has had 2 failure to appear warrants and has been arrested for both but then is always released the next day. How does this happen?
If he is arrested on a warrant he will only get out of jail if the warrant is withdrawn or he posts a new bond. The judge may still allow him to post a signature bond. If he bonds out he will have a court date scheduled.See question
I was falsely accused of a crime was never charged was never arrested took a polygraph which I passed, they dropped the case but it's still on my record how do I get it removed
If you were never arrested or charged you do not have a criminal record from the incident. If you were arrested or charged expungment may be appropriate. As the previous answer suggested an expungment will not remove information from private data bases.See question
I was issued a ticket today that has the county courthouse listed as court I need to pay for the ticket. The traffic violation happened within city limits (the intersection that is listed is within city limits) that has its own municipal court and...
If the ticket is in the district court it was probably issued by a sheriff's deputy or state trooper. Their tickets almost always go to district court rather than municipal court. You can not likely force it to move to municipal court. Talk with a local criminal defense attorney to see what defenses you may have. You can take it to trial, negotiate with the prosecutor or perhaps apply for a traffic diversion.See question
Charged with possession of Marijuana & Paraphanelia, both misdeameanours last December. I hired an attorney & told him I would be interested in being a CI. A meeting was setup. At the meeting I was asked questions about who I got from, addresses, ...
Unfortunately when providing information to the police in hopes of making your own case go away you are at their mercy. I am quite confident that they did not give you any kind of written agreement before getting information from you. Once a person gives information they then get to decide what it was worth. This is why I seldom recommend becoming a confidential informant.See question
A 17 year old likes me and in 25 can the parents do anything about it
The age of consent in Kansas is 16. However, the parents can make a lot of trouble. When parents call the police things get messy very fast. Also remember that 17 year old's are not the most predictable people. They may love you this week and hate you next week. I have seen many instances where a relationship went bad and then the young person's memory of how consensual things were changes.See question
Shoplifting from Kohl's. <$150, first offense. Due to health insurance issues was off her antidepression meds, which influenced her judgement but not sure is relevant. Court date Aug. 9th,
She does need the assistance of an attorney. It will not likely be over at the first court date. If she can not afford an attorney she should ask the court to appoint one for her. Misdemeanor theft can carry a sentence of up to a year in jail and/or a fine of up to $2,500.00 or both. Being off her medication could be relevant but may not be in her best interests. That is something her attorney will need to discuss with her. Attorney fees vary considerably depending on the location, the facts, the attorneys involved.See question
I received a theft charge from Kansas when in college ($10 ice-cream cake). I was not thinking of the consequences and already had plans to move to VA (closer to family). It is now 5 years later and by a traffic stop I came to realize I have a war...
Talk immediately with a criminal defense attorney who regularly practices in the court which issued the warrant.See question
License suspended nott pay ticket
Second driving while suspended can result in up to one year in jail. There is mandatory jail time before probation can be granted. You need to speak with a local attorney immediately. Do not miss court. Do not discuss the facts with anyone but your attorney.See question
Police searched the duplex I used to live in (with lease holders consent) and they found an explosive (molotov cocktail) destructive device on the basement. The basement is a common area shared by residents of both halves of the duplex. Can they c...
Yes they can charge you. Can they get a conviction depends on all the relevant facts. Possession can be individual, joint, in common, constructive among other theories. Aiding and abetting can even come into play. You will need to discuss all the facts with your attorney. Do not talk with anyone else about the facts. Do not post anymore details of the incident. Any communication you make to anyone other than your attorney can be used against you.See question