My uncle was charged and idk what these charges mean
As the other attorney point out, your uncle should definitely consult with an attorney. Felony harassment is a very serious charge. Prosecutors tend to treat it especially seriously if it's related to any alleged domestic violence.See question
I have a theft 1 as a juvenile
First time offender waiver is a misleading term for what this statute offers. It's difficult to find a case in which it is beneficial. It's not a reduction to a less serious charge and it doesn't result in a dismissal upon successful completion (unlike drug court). In fact, it usually results in more conditions and probation time. That's why prosecutors sometimes ask for it over defense objections. It is best for someone looking at many counts of a low level offense on their first time being charged for a crime (for example, 12 counts of Theft 1).See question
Happened at age twelve. Now age 20 no criminal history since then graduated high school has a job and trying to get own place.
Most juveniles are eligible to seal their record, which is the closest you will come to achieving the goal of having it off your record. However, you will not be able to seal your record while the registration requirement is still in place. You must address the registration issue first.See question
My friend is in jail. He was caught with illegal possession of a firearm. He is a convicted felon so he cannot have a gun. The gun was also stolen, so he was charged with that, as well. He was with 4 other people. All of them were sitting in my ...
As the other attorneys have pointed out, it sounds like your friend has some good facts to work with. His attorney will undoubtedly bring them up when negotiating with the prosecutor. Any plea offer will take into account criminal history, which will determine what his standard range is. More likely than not, it will be less than the maximum sentence. However, those are very serious charges, so he is probably looking at a lot of time.
Bail is a whole other issue. Most defendants do not address bail at arraignment when it is first set. That preserves the opportunity to address it at a later time when the attorney has more information. The most important factors for most judges will be the accused's likelihood to reappear and the possibility that they will commit a violent crime. Employment, ties to the community, criminal history and substance abuse issues will all figure prominently in this analysis.See question
I was pulled over for a defective light. I had a suspended license and when the officer searched me I had a pipe and marijuana in my pocket, about 15 grams. How severe is that and how would that affect my record? How much jail time and fines? T...
As Mr. Wagnild points out, the law requires a minimum of one day in jail for a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge. Negotiations about your case will differ greatly depending on where you are charged. However, you also say your license was suspended. This relatively non-serious charge can also have many quite onerous consequences (and even mandatory jail time depending on the degree). This is all to say that discussing your case with an attorney is even more critical so that you can understand all the consequences that convictions to both of these charges will bring.See question