Probably not. Defendants don't get to choose what charges they plea to. Sure they can make an offer to take two strikes which seems like a knucklehead move. Then they would be a potential three strikes candidate next time. If someone is committing carjackings and other such violent crimes, the chances of them staying out of trouble are slim. One more serious or violent felony and off to prison for 25 to life. This is what we call ignoring the future because usually the person has no future prospects but just lives from day to day until they do something again with their homies. And with a carjacking charge I can assume the bail is very high so they are not going anywhere.See question
My current attorney is suggesting I seek counsel from a criminal attorney. She states, "You should consult with a criminal attorney to verify the potential concerns and whether any admissions are appropriate." This is my first violation, and the b...
Probably not. I am not sure what you did was criminal, so long as ti was consensual although certainly unethical. If the DA were going to bring charges, they would have done it by now because any statute of limitations has probably expired.See question
Baby was taken from hospital at birth for false positive drug test from medication known to show false positive results, 'Labetalol', prescribed during pregnancy. They ignore the fact that there is recorded proof this drug does give false positiv...
What do you expect strangers on the internet to do? You need to talk to an attorney that handles dependency matters. If you can't afford one, the court will appoint one. But if you are at the point where your parental rights will be terminated, then you must already have an attorney. Reunification plans have apparently have been put in place. So why aren't you talking to your attorney? Is it because you do not like your attorney's advice? I suspect we have only heard one side of the story, as is usual for this site. Parental rights are not terminated lightly. Better get with the program.See question
My son, while visiting in Baton Rouge and some friends got into some trouble with some others. Someone later passed away and my son is being accused. I live in California and between jobs at the moment. My son is from California. He has no family ...
The "pro-bono" attorneys of which you speak, who actually get paid by the county or state, are the Public Defenders. There is no such thing as a list of "pro-bono" attorneys because there is no requirement that any attorney work free of charge. When you son is arraigned, he will be asked if he can afford an attorney and if he can't they will appoint a public defender. Unless there is something special or newsworthy about your son's case, he is no different than any other criminal defendant. Why would any attorney work free of charge or put in any effort if they are not getting paid? We have bills to pay, student loans and other creditors, just like everyone else.See question
My daughter will be going to trial in Glendale, CA. She is in custody, I would like her to wear civilian clothes during her trial.
Uh... every client has the constitutional right to wear civilian clothes during their trial. And you haven't talked to her attorney because? Her attorney knows the answer which is usually that the clothes are given to the courtroom bailiff or some other place in the courthouse by the attorney. The clothes will be searched and then given to your daughter to wear. And you haven't talked to her attorney because?See question
last year, My husband was charged with a felony for domestic violence, he is on 3 years probation, and has a restraining order in place.
Even if your statement was not made under penalty of perjury, if you take the stand and lie, you can be charged with perjury. They will just use your original statement to the police to impeach you as a a liar and your husband goes to prison anyway. Next time, if you don't want your husband to go to the pen, don't call the police next time he beats on you or be quiet so the neighbors do not call the police. It really is a waste of the taxpayers money to call the police and then decide to lie to the DA and courts.See question
Friend went to court, multiple felonies. Disposition states the preliminary hearing is vacated, early disposition is reset to further date.
Because from what you have written, it sounds like the case is going to resolve and they are resetting it so they can do that..See question
In 1994 I was conviction of a robbery crime I did not commit and there was a witness that said, "There was no woman there". I was sentenced to 7 years state prison and since being discharged in 1998 I have had the worst time obtaining employment ...
Sorry but after 23 years you cannot just "open" a case. The law requires finality and there is no way after 23 years that a case can reopened under the facts as you have presented them. Sorry to hear about your employment problems but with a 7 year sentence, it obviously was not your first offense since the maximum time you can get on a robbery is 5 years, so something else was going on. Have you tried to get a governor's pardon?See question
I'm a Believer a Christian and I know sometimes things happen which is out of your control but in my heart I believe there's someone out there that read, so let GOD speak to your hearts the Bail they asking is $20,000, the thing is politicians c...
As the old saying goes "In God we trust. All other pay cash". God does speak to my heart and tells me to make sure I get the money up front because unfortunately, my creditors expect to be paid in cash, believers or not. That's why they have public defenders and I'm sure they will do a fine job.See question
5 years ago when my kid was 16 years old I was at work and 2 news crews went and interviewed him without my consent. Am I able to sue the companys if I have the video on file.
And what are your damages? People sue for all kind of crazy reasons and most of them are not successful. So they interviewed your 16 years old five years ago? Big deal. Any possible statute of limitations probably had long since passed. Gotta find another get rich quick scheme.See question