A family friend just signed a three-year lid and I was wondering what that meant and if he is getting out
It simply means that 3 years is the maximum that the judge can impose as a sentence. The judge can impose less than three years (for example, 2 years, 16 months, or probation), but cannot impose more under the plea agreement.See question
My friend was raped.. she's not sure if she wants to press charges or not but wants to know if she goes to the police will they a) press charges even if she decides not to, and b) if not, will they still question the other person or in some way le...
Once the case is reported to the police they will begin an investigation, starting with you. That investigation will eventually lead to the alleged perpetrator. If the police believe they can prove the case it will be submitted to the DA for a decision as to whether to file formal charges. Of course, the cops or the DA may believe they cannot prove the case for one reason or another, so charges will not be filed, If charges are filed, the case takes on a life of it's own with the prosecutor in charge. The victim has no real say as to whether to "press charges," although she can express her desires and must cooperate as the case proceeds in order for there to be a conviction in the end, and is entitled to certain notices of the proceedings and can express herself at sentencing, if any. Bottom line: once reported, law enforcement takes over.See question
I have a felony warrant and I have an SSDI hearing in a few weeks. Will I be arrested? The warrant is from 2008 and I just found out about it I just don't have enough time to clear it before the hearing.
You should at least set a hearing on the court calendar to recall the warrant before your SSDI hearing, even if the hearing to recall your warrant is set after the SSDI hearing. If it is on calendar you are much less likely to have to worry about being arrested when you go to your SSDI hearing. You can try to calendar the case yourself by going to the clerk's office or you can hire an attorney to assist you. After you get the warrant recalled you are going to have to deal with the underlying case, which you do not want to do without legal representation.See question
I went into a store with my friend and helped him fill a basket with alcohol. I didn't take it I left it and walked out the store. However the store called the cops and said we were stealing alcohol prior to this date I got arrested and charged w...
It is highly likely, but you would not be going back as a "third striker." You may have defenses that should be explored and may be able to negotiate a favorable agreement, based on the facts and circumstances.See question
I was stopped at a DUI checkpoint. my BAC was .089. I blew twice more and it was .08 and then .07. The citation that I received only says misdemeanor DUI .08/.07. The police officer said it was likely I might just get off with a warning due to...
It is very unlikely that you will "get off with a warning" particularly since you were cited ("arrested") for a DUI. You may be able to negotiate the DUI charge down to a lower alcohol-related driving offense, but DUIs are taken very seriously in almost all jurisdictions in California and it is unlikely that with an "07/08" charges would not be filed, without more facts. You may have valid defenses, however, and hiring a good criminal defense attorney may be well worth your while.See question
Went to prison in 2011, don't think I am on parole anymore. It has been 6 years.
You should have had your parole conditions reviewed with upon your release from prison and I suspect given a copy of those conditions. In any event, you can contact parole - or your parole agent - to see if you are still on parole. If you never saw your parole agent since you were released from prison, and were supposed to have maintained contact with your agent, there could be a problem. You could get an attorney to help you with this if you wish, but you can also check on it yourself.See question
Me an my sis went to mexico to party on friday . come Saturday afternoon we were ready to head home. Well after we got into the line to cross the boarder I needed to use the bathroom for personal reasons and so we agreed she would drive an I would...
You do not say, but I assume your sister was arrested and charged . Certainly she will need a good criminal defense attorney. And it is quite possible that you could be charged as well, but that is much less clear. It depends on what evidence the government has as to your potential complicity, other than your name on the registration; they probably have surveillance video of you leaving the car and walking across the boarder. Is that enough to charge you? That is up to the government. You might also consider consulting with an attorney where you can give a more detailed account of the incident. As an aside, do not post specific facts that could come back to haunt you.See question
A home was searched using my probation as justification. This was not my probation address. No bills, no mail, no lease in my name, nothing. So in court I filed a motion to suppress but was denied the right to challenge the use and scope of my con...
If you are representing yourself in this situation it is a big mistake. Search and seizure law is quite complicated, and quite fact-specific. It is a little hard to understand the court's ruling with respect to standing under the facts you describe. But again, these cases are decided on the facts of each case. If you do not have an attorney you should seriously consider getting one.See question
I have never been in serious trouble before.
I agree with the previous answers that you cannot go to prison for these charges but could be sentenced to a local jail term. That doesn't mean that you will be sentenced to jail, especially on a first offense, but that is the maximum punishment you could receive.See question