I FILLED MY BAG AND LEFT THE SHOP
You've just admitting committing a crime. Are you looking for a criminal attorney because you were cited or arrested for this crime? Are you here to ask what are the chances that you'll be charged now if you were not stopped and then cited or arrested following the incident? Are you fishing for a pat on the back for getting away with this criminal incident or are you looking to be scolded for having done so? Since you've not posed a question, nobody here can do anything but speculate about your intentions in posting on AVVO. All the bestSee question
I was charged with possession of a gram of marijuana in Tennessee at a music festival. I live in California have a and have applied for diversion and I'm road tripping up to North for my birthday.
You should direct your question to a Tennessee criminal attorney, Tennessee marijuana law is applicable hereSee question
Our rights under Marsy's law I feel was violated by the Judge as well as errors made on behalf of the district attorney office. A mistake with admission from the department.
Marcys law covers many different issues. You're best a advised to hire an attorney that can represent your interests. "Filing a complaint" against a government entity can take the form of a lawsuit or the simple filing of a form (that may never be reviewed by anyone). Hire an attorney to represent your interests and pursue your goals.See question
I would like to postpone the hearing date 3-4 weeks out. Is a judge likely to allow this? Are there any legitimate reasons for an extension/continuation?
Yes, you must show up if you were personally served. Yes, you will get a continuance. You are best advised to hire an attorney as having a restraing order placed against you can have devastating effects. All the best.See question
Many Protestant churches are requiring church members to sign "Membership Covenants", which are later being used as tool of authoritarian control over adults' lives by pastors/elders who demand that they 'obey' and 'submit' to your elders in 'all ...
If you think a crime has been committed by an individual or an organization, you can contact local and or federal law enforcement. If law enforcement doesn't think a crime has been committed, then no arrest/prosecution will occur regardless of what an attorney thinks about a fact pattern (real or hypothetical). If you want someone arrested/prosecuted you'll have to contact law enforcement. All the best.See question
The reason i called the cops was because of his aunt she doesn't want me to be with her nephew and she has always been getting into my realationship it was a miss understanding plus me and my boyfriend was drinking beer i don't remember what reall...
Both you and your boyfriend should hire an attorney to try to get this criminal matter dismissed. There are many things that can done to try avoid criminal charges from being filed by the district attorney or dismissed (if charges are filed). If you want to help your boyfriend you should not attempt to handle this yourself and try to contact the DA's Office. The DA doesn't represent you and you should assume the goal of the DA is to convict your boyfriend. All the best.See question
My husband and I used to be friends with this couple in our apartment complex. After a disagreement between them and a mutual friend, they began to avoid us. Prior to them avoiding us, there was a mix up at our complex and they were receiving our ...
Your husband needs to hire a criminal attorney asap. It sounds like your neighbors made some false claims to the police alleging a battery. You or your husband should not discuss this matter with anyone except a criminal attorney, you/he should definitely not speak with the police. All the best.See question
I know I am reopening a 4 year old question ( https://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/where-can-one-take-an-anti-shoplifting-and-anti-th-619790.html ), but has the situation changed in santa clara county? Are there any good online anti-theft awarene...
You are not advised to proactively do an online class without obtaining proper direction from your attorney. I assume you are not representing yourself, so you should consult with your attorney in regards to the best way to get your matter dismissed. Certainly proactively completing an online class won't hurt but it may not help depending on which one you do, why/when it's being done. All the bestSee question
My son and I who live together had an incident he fired a gun .. He is 29 no prior record . They are charging him w attempted murder .. I don't never wanted to press charges, he was high on bad drugs hanging around a couple wrong guys.. I am prote...
As all other attorneys have pointed out, you should hire an attorney to protect your interests and pursue your goals. It sounds like your goal is to have the attempted murder case against your son dismissed. As you know, despite the fact that you're the alleged victim, you don't have the power to move to dismiss the case, that power resides
with county's District Attorney's Office. It may seem intuitive or reasonable that you should speak to the DA to alert him/her of your desires. However, if helping your son is your goal, that would be inadvisible as the DA doesn't represent you. You must assume that DAs goal is to prosecute your son to the fullest extent of the law. That's why you need your own attorney that can communicate with your sons attorney and pursue your goals.
As for the issue of CCP 1219b, that statute tells us that alleged victims of "domestic violence" can't be jailed for contempt if they refuse to testify. 1219b says that "domestic violence” means “domestic violence” as defined in Section 6211 of the Family Code.
6211 tells us "domestic violence is abuse perpetrated against any of the following persons..." and includes [6211(f)] "any other person related by consanguinity or affinity within the second degree." This statute indicates that you should not be jailed for refusing to testify in your son's case.
In passing I will mention that it is a misdemeanor crime to cause a false police report to be written under PC 148.5. Perhaps you don't want charges to be pressed against your son because your statement to police was not entirely truthful. If this is the case, you likely have an absolute right to assert your 5th amendment right against self incrimination if called to testify (here contempt is not at issue). The DA could offer immunity but this would be a fact that would be known by the jury and an issue your son's attorney could use to undermine your credibility. You certainly need an attorney to explore these issues with you.
The fact that you decide to refuse to testify or that you are rendered unavailable by assertion of the 5th amendment doesn't mean that the case against your son cant be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Some of your out of court statements could still be heard by the jury if they are deemed by the judge to be "non-testimonial" which wouldn't present a bar to admissibility under the 6th amendment's confrontation clause as interpreted by Crawford and its progeny. The hearsay nature of your extrajudicial statements (you seem to refer to in regard to the "spontaneous statements") are not at issue if you're unavailable either because you refuse to testify or assert the 5th amendment. The issue is whether the statements are testimonial and thus barred from being admitting against your son under the 6th amendment confrontation clause.
Beyond your statements, your son may have provided incriminating admissions which would be heard by the jury assuming they survive Miranda or voluntariness challenges. There may be additional evidence of your son's guilt including forensic evidence, third party eye or ear witness testimony, or circumstantial evidence.
There's a lot more, nobody can diagnose an attempt murder case online in a couple paragraphs and this response is given only generically and for basic informational purposes. Suffice to say you should hire a criminal attorney prepared to pursue your goals who is familiar with all of the above issues (and others). All the best.See question