Charge is first degree murder 187. His bail is 2.2 million. The guy that was supposedly murdered has been missing since Dec. 2015. There is no body just interviews with people that had made them come to the conclusion that Tai had murdered this gu...
You're asking for a "pro bono" attorney. That is often viewed as asking for a free attorney or one that is willing to take a case on for free. Not entirely correct. An attorney may take on a case pro bono publico - "for the public good". That means they are in fact willing to work for free on a matter that has great social implication or that has far-reaching implications. Not many attorneys can take on something as complex and time consuming as this for free. The criminal system is designed to protect those that cannot afford an attorney at any stage with appointed counsel (who isn't working for free either, they're just paid by the government and not the individual client).See question
Like I know it was a 20$ item and they let me go but if they send something don't you think it should be payed for? Cause this whole situation doesn't make sense to me.
Are you talking about a civil demand letter and a shoplifting incident? You posted under a different category, but I am assuming that is what you are referring to.
Under the California Penal Code, emergent can "demand" up to $500 following a shoplifting incident. If you look around here on this website you will see that the vast majority of attorneys advice to ignore the civil demand letters.
If the police were not involved initially, the odds are overwhelming that they will not be in the future. Could the store file a late police report and request that it be forwarded to the government for prosecution? Yes, but in my experience that rarely happens.
Instead, they send the civil demand letters. You will get a letter from either the store directly or a law firm on behalf of the store. If you pay, it just means they will not see you in civil court. If you ignore the letter (and a two or three that are likely to follow) they must make a choice. Either let the whole thing go or sue you in small claims court.
Over a $20 item which was recovered by them, it simply is not worth their time and effort to sue in small claims. In my over 20 years experience, I have yet to know if someone who has been sued for ignoring a civil demand letter.
One last piece of food for thought in this scenario: if you pay the civil demand just to eliminate any risk they file a lawsuit against you (again, a one in 1 million shot) you would likely get included in a database of retail theft offenders.See question
I can't see how it would be, the penal code states that 647(b) refers to sexual intercourse or a lewd act which is defined in the jury instruction as: ""Lewd act," as used in this instruction, means any act which involves the touching of the genit...
Assuming a regular kiss (and not oral-genital contact), it would not fall under PC 647(b). But then you ask how it could fall under ANY Penal Code. It could.
PC 288(a) is any touching of a child under 14 with sexual intent. A kiss of a child, with sexual intent, would fall under that Code section.See question
I was citated for petty theft, found a phone. I went to my first court date and plead not guilty and was appointed an attorney, or whatever they're called when they're provided by the court Im unsure. When the lawyer and I went to the 2nd court da...
I cannot tell based on what you posted whether or not he pled guilty and were sentenced or you got some type of diversion. Either way, this incident will stay on your criminal history indefinitely. If it was dismissed pursuant to some type of diversion for other arrangement it will not be a conviction that you have to disclose under most circumstances, but still remains on your record. If you were convicted and sentenced in our later seeking a retroactive dismissal same thing. It remains on your record but if later dismissed by the court you would not have to disclose the conviction for most employment purposes.
Talk to your lawyer since the specifics of how your case was resolved matter. They can answer the questions about short and long-term consequences of what you have done.See question
My younger sister got into a physical altercation with her bf. He commenced to strangle her and out of self defense she gave him physical wounds (by scratching, etc). She was able to get away from him but before she could call the police, he calle...
The police did not charge her, they just arrested her for that charge. It is up to the prosecutors office to determine what if any charges to file.
Based solely on the limited information you presented, I don't know if the prosecutors office will even file charges. Although it is tough to leave your loved one in custody for a couple of days until the arraignment often is the best decision financially. If they do not file, she will be released and you haven't spent any money. Even if no charges are filed, if you post bail you'll be responsible for paying the bail bondsman.
The alternative (if you are able) is to post a cash bail. If no charges were filed or even if charges are filed but she makes all of her court appearances, at the end of the case you will get every penny of your cash bail back.See question
Does the 3 year probation period for misdemeanor DUI end 3 years from the date of the infraction or 3 years from the date of the conviction ( convicted almost a year after)? Also, is it possible to have this probation time reduced for good behavi...
It is three years from the date of conviction (sentencing).
You can petition for early termination of probation. You must establish good cause and have completed all obligations (fines, fees and classes). Some judges will consider your request based on all circumstances and others will not because it was a negotiated disposition and they feel they cannot and should not interfere in the terms of the plea you agreed to. Documentation to show you were passed over because of the probation may help.
Talk to your lawyer about your specifics and how best to proceed.See question
My landlord has rented us an apartment that comes with a two car garage. We park one car in the garage and then have a few boxes on the outer rim of the garage and then have a small area where we have small weights/mats where we workout. Today she...
You posted under "Lemon Law". I can move it, but Avvo requires an answer before I can reclassify it.See question
I was out of the country for a 15 months and now that I'm back I want to continue making payments what would be the correct way to approach this situation in order to avoiding jail time
There probably isn't a warrant, but a couple of things may have happened. First, they may have added on a $300 civil assessment on top of the original fines and fees. Next, your license may have been suspended.
You'll have to oay off the ticket before he hold will be lifted on your license. Don't get caught driving until then because it is a misdemeanor to drive on a suspended license.
If you want to clear this up before you return, a local traffic ticket attorney can probably assist.See question
Hello! I got a speeding ticket in Beverly Hills on march 3 2015. I then paid for it and completed traffic school. In Orange County on August 8 2016 I got another speeding ticket. On the notice I recieved at home it says that You re not eligibl...
You can only take traffic school once every 18 months. That is measured from date of violation to date of violation. It doesn't matter that they were in different counties.
If you're not eligible, you're left with the standard options - trial by written declaration, fighting it and hoping the officer doesn't show or fighting it (with or without a lawyer).See question