I was caught shoplifting items ($170). I was given a notice to appear in court for a shoplifting misdemeanor. I am a senior in college, 25 years old, with a clean record; where I've never been convicted of a crime, no warrants/probation, not even ...
Everybody facing criminal charges should be concerned about not only the short-term consequences of a conviction, but also the long-term ramifications of a conviction - especially one for a crime of moral turpitude such as theft.
With everything at stake, you absolutely need a lawyer. First, if you hire an attorney to represent you, they can appear in court and you would not have to be in court. They can review the evidence for any legal or factual defenses and if the case against you is solid, they can do everything in their power to avoid a conviction. Diversion or alternate disposition of some sort for a first offender is not totally out of the question.... but it's also not automatic.
For the best chance of success, you need a lawyer. Look for one that routinely appears in the courthouse where this case will be heard and someone that focuses on criminal defense.See question
My traffic ticket for littering was filed incorrectly by the officer who sent his corrections to it which were also incorrect so now I'm being charged not only for my original littering ticket but for the incorrect charges and the officers "correc...
When you say the amended or corrected charges are also incorrect, what do you mean? They cited you for something you absolutely did not do?
If that's the case, you may want to plead not guilty and set it for trial. If they've charged an offense they cannot prove, you should be able to beat it.See question
This is for a very important case which is confidential due to the judicial laws.
Not sure what all the secrecy is about, but the police can get a search warrant in under an hour in the right circumstances. It depends on whether they are typing one out or doing a telephonic warrant.
And because your question was very vague, I will answer another unasked question. Only the police can get a search warrant, not civilians.See question
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An individual cannot "press" or "drop" criminal charges in California. That decision is left to the prosecutor's office. You can file a police report. The police will investigate and forward their reports to the prosecutor for review. The prosecutor then decides what, if any, charges they will file.See question
How can I sue the District Attorney Office, individual ADA's and City Attorneys Office for criminal negligence and fraud which my father and I have proof. My father went with me to all 77 court dates because they threatened to arrest him as well...
Thanks to your fisher for his service to this country. That being said...
You got arrested multiple times and I assume faced multiple criminal cases in court. You want to sue because he went with you? That was his choice.
There is no lawsuit here.See question
my Public defender was looking into an account to for me regarding a case of mine but said it's bringing up a CPO.
Without more context, I can't say with 100% certainty, but Criminal Protective Order is the most likely.See question
I was recommended to a medical esthetician. Who could help me lose wait with some drops and some pills. On my first visit to her home. The first question I asked her was if the pills that she was giving me had any illegal drugs in them and she res...
Your first step should be to make a police report. This is not want to do over the phone or with a regular patrol officer. I would suggest you go to your police station either in the city where you live or the city were you made this transaction. Report to them what happened including the results of your analysis. Assuming you have no other reason to have those drugs in your system, this may be the basis for them to investigate and potentially search for other illegal drugs this person has. This person could be facing practicing medicine without a license, distribution of illegal drugs or other charges.
If the police are going to be involved, I would suggest you not directly contact this person or initiate any sort of civil lawsuit that would tip them off to get rid of evidence. Instead, let the police do their investigation and go from there afterwards. You would probably be best served by speaking to a personal injury attorney.See question
My husband had court yesterday we never caught a paper saying anything about it.Know its a Bench Warrant?
It's no worse or better than any other arrest warrant... meaning that he can be arrested by any officer that comes into contact with him.
The longer that goes by, the worse it will be. Get a lawyer ASAP and get this taken care of.See question
I am in a case with a person whom I have a restraining order against .. she stole my car and was plead guilty and is ordered probation 36 months but hasn't gone . She misses court and now has a warrant it says BEN WARRANT TYPE issued 8-16-16 order...
Sorry you're going through this. They've been ordered to pay restitution as part of their sentence, but have now absconded. Until they report to probation and start making payments, you're stuck.
You could pursue a civil claim against them (of course you have to serve them), but even if you win, you still have the same problem of collecting. If they are working or have assets, a civil judgment will give you the tools to attach wages and the like.See question