The warrant for arrest was issued on august 4, 2015 the crime took place and was discovered in December of 2012. what is the statue of limitations and what would need to be done in order to see if the warrant and charges can be dropped?
3 years for a felony but you may have a non-statutory speedy trial issue if the alleged crime was "discovered" nearly three years prior to filing of charges.
Retaining a quality, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney would help give you a better idea as to what would need to be done in order to see if the warrant can be recalled and the case dismissed. \
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Got caught with a fake id. Have a ticket for possession of a fake id, and use of a fake id. I cannot get my drivers license taken away which in California is highly possible. Should I wait till the arraignment to see if my case is dismissed before...
In order to "use a public defender" you need to be financially eligible for their services.
It seems like you have a pressing need to keep your driver's license. Why would you not do everything possible to maximize your chances at preserving that by hiring the best, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney you can afford?
Or you could "wait till the arraignment". But that's not doing everything you can to protect your driver's license.See question
I was detained by store security for petty theft. The police were called and they gave me a ticket. It's been over a month and I have not received anything from the court.
The date on your ticket IS your court date.
Do you need to get an attorney? Absolutely. But make sure you hire a good, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney, as opposed to any attorney just to have an attorney. Hope that makes sense.See question
My boyfriend loves watches and his jeweler loaned him a couple really expensive watches. He sent him the invoice to pay, but my boyfriend lost a huge contract and now can't afford to pay. He's paid like 10% of the invoice and wants to make payment...
If charged and convicted, maybe. But why not just return the watches if he can't pay for them?See question
I was convinced of 1st degree burglary, i did house arrest and now on probation. Is there any way to have a non wobbler reduced? I never went to prison or jail.
the fact residential burglary is a non-wobbler makes a misdemeanor reduction impossible. However, you should be eligible for PC 1203.4 "expungement" relief upon successful completion of probation.See question
He is 20 years old and his gf who is 17 and 11 months gave each other consent. Although this is unlawful consent due to her still being a minor. The difference of age is 2 years and 4 months. Now the mother threatened to press charges if he contac...
Assuming he is convicted he would be facing up to 3 years in state prison for one count of oral copulation with minor.
He should retain the best, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney he can afford ASAP.See question
So I got the job and I'm excited to start. I am trying to not get my hopes to high since I was arrested years ago for DV. I was out with bail and I did not had court and case was dropped or dismissed. It was a stupid mistake since then I been good...
The record of your arrest will remain unless and until you petition the arresting agency, prosecutor, and then the court if necessary to seal and destroy your arrest record. The burden of proof for such a petition is on you and you must show your factual innocence.See question
I was pulled over on the freeway for a head light out, then the questioning turn into a DUI , I passed the field sobriety test I passed the breath test & after being detained for 4hrs & continous tests I was booked into jail & how to bail out yet,...
You begin fighting this the right way by retaining the best, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney you can afford.
Remember to setup your DMV APS hearing within 10 calendar days of your arrest.
Would you rather have received a ticket for no head light on top of the DUI? The fact you weren't cited for what allegedly gave the officer the basis to detain you will have no bearing on your DUI case.See question
Need help she NEVER gotten into trouble. Please help
Help her by Contacting a few locally experienced, quality criminal defense law firms and hire the best match.See question
My cousin was caught shoplifting on the way out the front door of Express two loss prevention personnel was sitting on the benches just outside the store doors. They did not identify themselves as loss prevention or even just plain out anything. O...
Based on your recollection of the events, that seems excessive and your cousin may have a legitimate civil claim. However, the short term goal should be to first address the likely criminal charges which are forthcoming. Robbery (a strike felony) may be filed under these circumstances if the DA believes your cousin used force or the threat of force to leave with the property. Even if only misdemeanor petty theft charges are filed your cousin is going to want to hire a quality, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney to do everything possible to prevent a conviction.
Assuming you know about what happened by speaking with your cousin while he's been in jail, Your cousin should not be discussing what did, or did not, happen on the phones while in jail as those calls are recorded.See question