By remove charges I'll assume you mean to ask whether, following criminal charges being brought against someone in court, they (the government/prosecutor) can move to dismiss the charges at any court hearing. If that's the question, the answer is yes but the government is reticent to decide to move to dismiss a case once it has already decided to file bring charges. A skilled criminal attorney is needed to accomplish this outcome. All the bestSee question
This is a question best posed to your attorney who has the luxury of the facts of your case to know what will likely transpire at your next hearing. Felony cases can take months or years to resolve with many intervening court dates. There maybe issues of discovery, further investigation, pending possible motions, or your attorney may wish to speed up or delay the case for another strategic purpose. Thus, there is not a single thing that happens at any hearing in a felony case, the most likely thing that occurs is the case is continued for another hearing. Again, nobody here will know anything specific about your case, best bet is to ask the attorney. All the best.See question
Need some advise on a situation here - Me and my wife had a argument last night, and I ended up yelling at her. She yelled back as well. I did not touch her. Today morning, when I came to office, I received a call from the Cops, that your wife h...
Do NOT speak with law enforcement at all. Do NOT speak with anyone except a criminal attorney in private about this very serious matter. Yes, a domestic violence case can have terrible immigration consequences. You should not attempt to handle this yourself, you'll quite likely dig a deeper ditch. You need to find an attorney that can fight this case asap so you can keep a clean record and avoid permanent and devastating immigration consequences. All the bestSee question
I am applying to the Peace Corps and I want to be as truthful and accurate as possible about my arrest three years ago. I showed up to the court house on the day of my court date and I was not on the schedule. I talked to the DA office the day of ...
Sounds like you were arrested but no case was ever filed against you in court. You do have an arrest record which you must report but you can and should explain that no case was ever filed against you in court. You can obtain your criminal record by performing a livescan to verify your record. All the bestSee question
Last week i was offered a deal by the DA that my public defender was saying i should take because i had a hung jury 8 said guilty 4 said not guilty. He informed me that prop 36 and probation was something i would get either way if the jurors find ...
Regardless of whether you think your public defender did a good job and is offering you sound advice, he will know far more than anyone here on this forum. Therefore you should direct your questions to him or hire another attorney. If you have funds to do the later, it may be beneficial to your case outcome to go that route. If you lack funds, you're stuck with your attorney public defender who's obliged to answer any queries you might still have. However, on the issue of whether or not to exercise your 6th amendment right to trial, that decision resides entirely with you the client. The attorney is charged with making strategic decisions in handling your case but you alone can decide whether to enter any plea or whether to go to trial. While at trial it is the client again (you) who must decide whether to take the stand or to exercise your 5th amendment right not to testify, the attorney can provide very useful advice on this decision but ultimately these are the fundamental decisions that remain with the client. All the best.See question
I honestly forgot to pay for a small purse (<$35 value) at Fremont, CA Costco. It needed a price check( price tag was missing); I got distracted on-phone and while talking, I kept it in my own purse(BIG MISTAKE); then it slipped my mind at Cashie...
You should hire a criminal attorney to fight to protect your record. It's possible the attorney can keep this matter out of court but this is not something you can do yourself. Employers look very negatively at theft related criminal convictions so you should fight this if you're concerned about obtaining or keeping employment. All the bestSee question
I go into stores and fill my bags and don't pay
You maybe suffering from kleptomania, the inability to refrain from the urge to steal items which is done for reasons other than personal use or financial gain. Wikipedia has a decent entry on this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kleptomania where treatment options include various kinds of talk therapy and or psychopharmacology. The key diagnostic criteria is that you engaging in the theft for "reasons other than personal use or financial gain." As interesting as this might be, this is a legal forum and theft, for any reason, is illegal. You don't mention the kind of items that you fill your bags with without paying but it goes without saying that filling your bags with precious jewels exposes you to more severe punishment than filling your bags with candy. All the best.See question
I went to Costco with my fiance for no reason I took something that I didn't attention what is it and how much is it.(PC band)136$ I took it of from ox and put in my purse.when we walked out they catch me take to the office and called the police....
You are best advised to immediately hire an experienced local criminal attorney who can attempt to fight this matter and preserve your clean criminal record. All the bestSee question
I'm thinking of applying for citizenship, but I don't know if this case makes me ineligible?
If it was dismissed after being filed it can't be refiled. If, however, it wasn't filed (because of insufficient evidence) it could be filed up to one year from date of incident (although it's unlikely to be filed following a determination of insufficient evidence unless new evidence of the crime suddenly emerged -- quite unlikely). A dismissed (or un-filed) DUI case does not make you ineligible for US citizenship though you'll have to disclose the arrest (regardless of whether you file now or in the future). All the best.See question
A couple of weeks ago I had a near miss, and the San Jose Police department has sent me a letter saying that I left the scene. I did not feel any impact and did not see any damage to the other vehicle. Lastly there was no damage to my vehicle.
Do not under any circumstances speak to police regarding this or any other alleged incident. Talking to police is a very dangerous proposition, tantamount to playing -- one often gets burnt. Police are out to arrest and convict as many people as they can for the most severe charges they can get to stick. By talking to police you are making their job - to arrest and help to convict you - much easier. Talking to police often leads to false confessions and incomplete or inaccurate recording (whether audio or written) of the suspect's statements. Whether one is an attorney well schooled in the intricacies of criminal law or an ordinary "lay person" who doesn't understand the law, one should never represent oneself and one should never interact with law enforcement or prosecutors by oneself. You are best advised to remain silent and immediately hire a criminal attorney fight these allegations. All the best.See question