How much time will he have
If the 3 prior DUIIs were convictions in the past 10 years, he's looking at least at 13 months prison for Felony DUII and, in any event, Lifetime License Revocation. Time to lawyer up.See question
I was charged with sex abuse but before trial they dropped all charges
Your sex abuse arrest is public record. Hire an attorney to file a motion to expunge, if you wish. BEWARE: my firm usually waits until the statute of limitations has passed, to ensure the DA will not re-open the original case. The motion to expunge is served on the DA's Office, and the DA has the opportunity to re-charge the case if within the statute of limitations, or to object to expungement based on the nature of the underlying arrest. This is a dangerous area, and you should have a lawyer looking out for you if you pursue expungement on such a serious charge.See question
I got a possession of meth and was eligible for drug court. I did not accept it, since I was fighting my case. Long story short I get another possession, and since they had no evidence for the first possession they offered me a global resolution o...
That's a felony conviction (or two?) and it/they will make it hard to get a job, housing, funds for schooling, etc. You can pursue expungement after 3 years for one conviction, 10 years if two. Contact the lawyer who handled your guilty pleas to ask about expungement. FYI: employers / landlords really, really hate meth. I'm sorry you found yourself in this situation! Concentrate on drug treatment and succeeding on probation -- that's your key to the future, and to avoiding jail on probation violations too.See question
Someone filed a police report on my in Vancouver but I was never in Vancouver they lied cause they were pissed off at me. I was never contacted about this and the matter was dropped but I'm wondering if my PO in Oregon will see this and if he does...
PO's generally get notified of police contact or any time a cop runs your name through LEDS or other cop databases. PO's want you to notify them of police contact. Part of me wants to tell you to "get out in front of this" and tell your PO, but part of me is worried there's something more here. Your explanation of the criminal accusation in Vancouver is vague. Don't be more specific here. Instead, email or call the lawyer who represented you on the original crime, explain in detail the substance of the Vancouver accusations, and get individualized advice from the lawyer that actually knows your case.
In contacting her, email is best -- then you'll have a written record of what you wrote, and the attorney's advice. Also, busy attorney's find it much easier to respond to an email (they can do that while waiting in court) than phone calls. Finally, for faster service, be sure to CC the attorney's legal assistant too. Good luck, and I hope this does not turn into a probation violation! Your attorney will appreciate hearing about this early, rather than later.See question
My friend went to prison was brutally torched by the guards as this occurred he spit on one of them now 6 years later charges for assult are being brought against him let alone he has tried to file a lawsuit for not just the torture but also the r...
The general statute of limitations for felonies requires the complaint be filed within 3 years. That time can be tolled for an additional 3 years if the defendant is out of state. Even if filed timely, it must be served promptly as well, see State v. Geneva Barnes. Your friend's public defender can help with these questions -- he won't get assigned a lawyer until after arraignment, usually. I'm sorry he's dealing with all this, and I'm glad he has a friend who cares about him as you clearly do!See question
Charges, i.d. theft, forgery , I'm only getting one offer for 24 months without any other offers. my attorney said the D.A. not willing to have settlement conference? Is it up to the d.a ?
Nobody can force the DA to negotiate. That said, it doesn't look great for a DA on the morning of trial if he's made no movement on his original offer of settlement. In some counties, a defense lawyer can set a JSC (Judicial Settlement Conference), whether the DA wants one or not. Give your lawyer a call or email (lawyers respond much more quickly to email) with these questions! They know your case much better than any of us lawyers responding to your blurb on the internet.See question
On probation overseen by judge #1. Got a traffic stop driving suspended. Went to jail had court with judge #2. Fined and moving on. Now judge #1 wants to see me. Can I get in trouble twice?
Get a lawyer, yesterday, and be sure to not drive while suspended any more. Give a call to your old lawyer on the DWS too -- she'll know about the personality of the judge who originally sentenced you, and can give you an idea of how much jail and other sanctions you're facing.See question
I have a warrant for failing to appear in court from 2009 that has put a hold on me getting my license back. The warrant is in Ohio, and currently I live on the west coast. Is there a way to have the hold removed without having to fly across the c...
I agree with Mr. Gregory -- hire an Ohio attorney to get help clearing up the warrant! An Ohio attorney can tell you whether it can be handled without your appearance, or whether you'll have to go back to face the music. In any event, we're license to practice law in Oregon, you'll want someone licensed to practice law in Ohio.See question
I was convicted of a dui ~ 3 years ago, had my license suspended, got an iil on my car for the required period and had it approved to be removed over a year ago by fulfilling the DMV/court requirement. I am still on probation for another 2 yea...
In Oregon it's up to your probation officer whether you'll be permitted to leave the your state of probation, and you need to get her permission before you cross a state line. For Washington probation, those are matters of Washington law, and you should contact your old Washington lawyer (or a new one) on those issues. For Oregon law, I can say: IF your PO approves your move, and IF you become an Oregon resident, you should apply for an Oregon license within 30 days of establishing residency. The former part of your question, about Washington law, should be referred to a Washington lawyerSee question
This is pertaining to a mutual fight between my fiance and I that a friend called in to report.
The person to speak with is an attorney, not the police.See question