Today we had a hearing in regard to my daughters misdemeanor battery citation back 1/16. My daughter had a fight with a young lady and we were told that young lady had a black eye. We were also told there is a video of the fight. My daughter suffe...
I am not exactly sure what your question is, but the juvenile court system is premised on the notion of rehabilitation rather than punishment. If your daughter needs counselling or other services to deal with these issues the court should make every effort to address these concerns, rather than "punish" her for getting in a fight. That her school record may shed light on her particular needs is not necessarily a bad thing. Your lawyer should know the most advantageous way to address her case in court.See question
Finished my requirements on formal probation judge imposed another 2 years
This sounds like it is related to the other question that you seem to have posted about picking up a new misdemeanor drug charge. As long as your probation has not expired or been terminated, and if there is a violation, the judge can generally extend your probation. Of course, he can put you in custody or prison if you violate instead of extending your probation.See question
Formal probation for sales and possession controled substance caught another case misdemeaner possession
Yes, you are probably going to have to face a violation of probation, which has more serious consequences than the new misdemeanor case. The prosecution sometimes will dismiss a misdemeanor for an admission to a probation violation. You need to have a good lawyer to assist you right away to help minimize the damage.See question
I have given a Alford plea due to the fact that my attorney has said that one piece of circumstantial evidence may look negatively at trial . It was a internet search on a iPad . The da was asking for 8 months in jail , and my attorney mentioned a...
It is nearly always a good idea to listen to your attorney. If you decide to make a statement to the judge you should run it by your attorney first, not so he/she can tell you what to say, but so he/she can help you say the things you need to say without saying something that will be counter-productive to what you want to accomplish. Too often, clients say things that end up hurting themselves....See question
I have a good reason to believe that a search warrant is headed my way. Do not want to get into details. However, I know 100% sure that whatever agency comes, they will not find anything incriminating. I am sure of that as much as that a warrant i...
It looks like you are already prepared if there are no illegal items or contraband in the areas to be searched, you are not in possession of any weapons, legal or not, and you are not a person who is prohibited from possessing weapons. The advice to consult with a criminal defense attorney prior to the search is sound.See question
My husband purchased illegals fireworks in Nevada. Be brought them over to California to sell. He was caught by an under cover police officer. He was not arrested but he has to go to court. What will happen?
He will have to appear in court and answer to the charges at the very least, assuming they are filed by the prosecution. He should take his ticket to an attorney and review the charges for which he was cited. Then you will have a better idea of what will happen.See question
Person was recently arrested for accessory charge. The person charged with murder is currently in custody. There is another person being looked for to investigate, as he may have been with the person that shot. The accessory person aided the 2nd p...
If that person is truly charged as an accessory - and not as an aider and abettor - he is looking at a maximum of 3 years in prison. If he can be charged as an aider and abettor he can be liable for the murder itself. These concepts are often confused and used interchangeably but are completely different.See question
I had 3 cases and was given 3 sentences i was to serve consecutivley. The jail let me out after i completed my first jail sentence. Now a month later, i have warrants for the two sentences i havent served time for.... I feel like it was there mist...
Yes, you have to go back to jail and finish your sentence. It is probably better to surrender at the jail rather than being picked up on the warrants at an inconvenient time, but that is up to you.See question
My 16 year old daughter was cited with a California 242 misdemeanor 1/15/16. My wife, daughter and I met with the head probation officer March 2016. After the meeting we told the case was not going further. However we just received a letter that w...
Yes, it means that a misdemeanor battery Petition has or will be filed. For a more detailed explanation of what will happen it's probably a good idea to speak to a criminal defense attorney who handles juvenile matters in your area. It is a situation that should be easily manageable on a more informal basis, unless there are some extenuating circumstances. If you are not able to speak to an attorney before her hearing, as stated, a public defender will be appointed to assist her through the process.See question
As stated above
Mr. Finnecy is correct in general terms with no time waiver. But these situations can be more complicated especially if there are co-defendants involved. Moreover, in a case as serious as this, the defendant's attorney must be properly prepared so as to provide effective assistance of counsel. Occasionally, a case will be continued over a no-time-waiver objection for these or other legal reasons. Best to consult with his attorney for a more specific answer to his situation.See question