If a spouse files a police report but no longer wants to press charges will the DA still pick it up
Yes they can if you were arrested at the scene and your partner identified you and made statements to the police about what happened. Also if your partner made any statements. Then if you don't show up or you tell a different story, the DA can introduce the statements you made at the time of the incident. They will argue that those statements are more truthful than your recanting testimony.....See question
My boyfriend had an incident with the law when he was 9 years old: he kissed a girl (about 4 years old). Now, he is an adult and and I am afraid that this will affect us and our future family. He is actually in prison at the moment for a crime he ...
Who told him he would be facing charges? 9 year old children are not old enough to be charged with a crime. You should contact a lawyer in Illinois but i doubt a kiss at that age has any criminal implications.See question
I had court on July 17,2017 for my second dui charge I had a public defender who told me to plead not guilty to get a month out until next court date which is August 25,2017.. judge said it would be 60 days in jail but since I have a job is there ...
If your case is at the Metro courthouse, ask for a surrender at IRC (Inmate Reception Center) instead of surrendering in court. There they will screen you for house arrest etc. You should also have the fine rolled into your jail time. On a 60 day sentence, the most you would probably do is a week or 2. Do you have vacation time accrued?" That may be better than being put on house arrest or given Community Labor as an alternative.See question
I need help, but am kinda in a financial bind due to the situation. What do I do?
So your significant other stole from his own family? You would have to sheppardize the case to see if it is still valid law. Better yet, talk to the attorney representing them in court to file a Motion to Dismiss it based on the Rowe case if still valid law.....See question
if my friend got bailed out and they say to go to court a certain date, but the inmate locator website says to go on another date.. what date should he go ?
If he bailed out, he would have received a slip with the court date on it when released. The date on the Sheriff's website is probably from before he was released and shows a court date within 48 "court" hours from his arrest.
He should retain a lawyer NOW who can not only confirm the arraignment date, but possibly block the filing or get it reduced to a misdemeanor if it was a Felony arrest.
Use the find a lawyer tab here on AVVO to find an attorney in your area...
My sister is 19 and she got arrested for DUI. She hit another car and she was injured I'm not sure about the other car though. She has no drivers license as well. What is she looking at ?
First of all, since she is under 21, if she has ANY measurable amount of alcohol in her system, she is going to lose her ability to get a license for a year from when she tries to apply. Second, there is mandatory 48 hours in jail for not having a valid license at the time. Lastly, if the person in the other car was injured, she can be charged with a FELONY and possibly a strike!!
She needs a lawyer asap. There are only 10 days to request a hearing from the DMV. Then she needs an experienced criminal defense attorney to contact the DA to try to get them to not file a Felony.....
Use the Find a Lawyer tab here on AVVO. Most of us offer free initial consultations and avoid the jail mail letters from lawyers. She needs help NOW!
i know someone who got charged for a robbery and it says its a felony what kind of lawyer do i need ?
He needs an experienced criminal defense attorney. This is a STRIKE charge meaning that he is facing not just prison on this case, but increased punishment in the future.
If you can't afford a private attorney for him, he will be appointed a lawyer by the court.
She(18) was in car with so called friend( driver 18) and cousin (14 years old). The 14 year old did a lot, but due to his age, slap on the wrist, write letters to victims and juvenile hall. My daughter was very remorseful... I just don't thi...
What charge was she convicted of? If it was Robbery (PC 211), that is a strike and not reducible. If, however, she was convicted of another crime such as grand theft, it can be reduced. Once she is half way through her probation and has paid all the restitution, she can try to convert the probation to informal and reduce the charge to a misdemeanor.
Have you contacted the lawyer that was with her at the time of the plea?
So i was cjarged with a vandalism charge. This person is an illegal immigrant that the car that i supposely vandalis. Its not even registered and the tags are expired . the reasons for that is that cant pass the smog. Test .so y should i be charge...
Yes, non-citizens can be victims. You admit vandalizing the car, so there is no issue there. How do you know why it isn't registered? Do you know the owner of the car? As far as restitution, as Ms. Feder states, you have the right to a restitution hearing to determine the amount of loss.
Also, the law provides that your driver's license can be suspended for a vandalism conviction....
Talk to your lawyer!
Hello. My boyfriend is working as a stationary trustee at a Sherriff station. He never finished paying fines from an arrest in 2011 (his first offense, also non violent). He was issued a warrant and he was arrested May 9, 2017. He was in county ja...
No, he could be released earlier as trustees get extra credits... Never heard of an 11 month jail sentence though! What was the charge?See question