I'm 17 years old. I got a possession charge for marijuana and tobacco. What can they do to me? I dont have money for an lawyer. I don't think i could even pay the fines. How should i deal with this when i go to court?
Contact the OU criminal law clinic or the OCU Law School criminal law clinic. They might be able to help you. The answer may depend on if it is municipal court or county court or juvenile court. Best wishes.See question
A warrant was issued for my daughter before Christmas. She turned herself in a few days after. Each time her court hearing has come up she is passed. There was only once that she appeared and they asked her if she would need a court appointed atto...
There are too many missing facts to give you advice. However, she has a constitutional right to a speedy and public trial. If she is innocent, she should demand a speedy trial. If she is in jail and truly cannot afford a lawyer, she is entitled to a court-appointed lawyer and should demand to see one.See question
I just got put on a deferred sentence for a possession of paraphernalia and two public intox tickets. My probation period is for six months, but they told me that if I didn't have all my fines payed off in the first month then I have to go back to...
You need to call the probation office and explain. They might extend your payment options. Otherwise seek an attorney. In a college town, sometimes they'll work with a student.See question
i plan on turning myself in but i have to gather the bond money first if i get arrested at work im gonna get fired so i just need to know if they are sending people out immedietly to pick me up
The answer may depend on what type of crime was committed and how you violated your probation. Yes, they can come pick you up immediately, but unless it is a violent crime, you may have some time to work it out. Talk with a local lawyer. You might try Clint James at Graham, Allen & Brown.See question
My boyfriend was convicted for burglary in the first degree they sentenced him.to 7 years in prison. He's served a little over 2 years in county waiting get transferred. He's never been in trouble, never had a write up or anything. They want him t...
Because it has been longer than one year, you cannot seek judicial review or modification. However, you might be able to petition the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board for a "commutation" of the sentence. Note, however, that 7 years is the minimum for burglary 1 in Oklahoma, so the chances of a reduction are slim. Also, I'm guessing that he had a prior conviction if he got the full seven years. Best wishes.See question
the ticket was 74 in a 35 since then my license has been suspended indeffinitly i now live in florida and was told that i had to come back to nc for the judge to sentence me
Agree, get a NC lawyer (probably local) with criminal law experience. Your driver's license is in jeopardy, but so is your freedom for the failure to appear. The directive to appear is a court order -- not an option or an invitation. You must appear unless other arrangements were made with the court. Good luck.See question
where do i go to get a public defender for my case ? will i have to reshuffle the court date if one is appointed to me at the court date ? In a college student and this is all new to me .
I don't know the answer to where you get a public defender in Georgia (I'm in Oklahoma), but I know that there are always consequences when drugs are involved. Many lawyers will say "just plead it out. It won't hurt you." Make sure that they know what they're talking about. If you later catch a federal charge, a deferred sentence or a even some juvenile charges can come back to haunt you --- even if a lawyer told you it wasn't a big deal. DRUGS ARE ALWAYS A BIG DEAL. Get a lawyer. Good luck.See question
Last Monday my friend had weed on him at school and I was involved. They searched both our phones, i was selling but NOT at school, never have, and never intended too. They are trying to say I "admitted to selling marijuana." Completely a lie an...
You need to speak to an "education" lawyer like Linda Mioli and a criminal lawyer. You need to know what rights you have as a student as well as your "criminal" rights. A polygraph is not admissible in court, but it might keep you in school or to avoid criminal charges. Many schools have "no tolerance" policies. If your school has NT policy, then you may be out of luck. Again, seek advice from an education lawyer. More facts likely necessary to advise you properly.See question
My boyfriend was arrested and charged with a possession,distribution etc. marijuana charge but it was found from an illegal search.
In many states, there are so many exceptions to the Fourth Amendment that it almost is non-existent. However, if it was truly a violaton of his rights to be free from illegal search and seizure, then the State must respond to the motion and the court must determine if the search violated his rights. If so, that evidence should not be admissible. The rest of the answer would depend on other facts. If all "incriminating" evidence is suppressed, then he would "walk."See question
I recently got a larceny charge from retailer it was under $50 I have never been convicted or charged with any crimes
It may depend on whether you are charged in municipal court in Durant or in the Bryan County District Court. Either way, you need to seek a deferred sentence if you are guilty. Under the new expungement laws, even if you get a deferred sentence and it is on your OSBI record for a while, you may be able to have it sealed from public view 2 years after your probation ends. If it is a felony (and $50 is not), then you would have to wait 10 years after your probation ends. Try to keep it in municipal court because the only "courts of record" in Oklahoma are City of OKC and City of Tulsa. All other municipal courts are courts of "No record." Best wishesSee question