My Cousin and I are in disagreement on taking care of my grandma and she and I had an argument.. she was egging me on and asking me to say things and all the while recording me.. and then threathend me that she recorded me and was going to send to...
All great answers from the other attorneys. I would just note that it is also a crime to use the threat of criminal action to get someone to do something. A letter reminding the person that it is a crime to record a conversation without you consent is probably a good idea. HOWEVER, You should have an attorney review the letter before you send it so that you don't also get accused of committing a crime.See question
Is beating up a fellow prisoner a crime?
Of course it is. Why you a person become fair game just because they are in prison? You can't steal their stuff, kill them, etc...See question
Suspended DWLS/R 3rd Degree
Some of the reasons a person would be suspended in the third degree are: unpaid fines, warrant, unpaid child support or unpaid insurance claim.See question
I was pulled over with no insurance, suspended license and the wrong plates on my car I requested a mitigation hearing is it too late to ask for a deferral on my ticket?
This appears to be 2 non-moving violations and a criminal charge. You cannot defer the criminal charge. It may be of no benefit to defer the other two charges. If you can show the court that you now have insurance and have fixed the plate issue the court will probably significantly reduce the fine. If you haven't done these things the court is unlikely to grant a deferral.
You have the right to an attorney on the criminal charge. If you can get the court to track the infractions with the criminal case, then get relicensed and insured, your attorney may be able to get a favorable resolution.
If the DWLS has been charged already then talk to your attorney on that case. If it hasn't been filed, then request that the ticket be changed to a contested hearing. Show up and ask to continue so that you can try to resolve with your criminal case. Or hire an attorney now to deal with everything.See question
My friend was convicted of Assault 3 (police officer) and theft. He was given residential DOSA (his second after a previous DOSA revocation) He has since had this second DOSA revoked and is back in prison. Is he eligible for good time or does h...
Typically on a revoked DOSA you have to serve the remainder of the sentence without any reduction for good behavior. He is entitled to credit for the time spent on DOSA supervision.
On a more personal note, as this person's friend, hopefully you can find him some resources for when he is released. People don't fail out of two DOSA sentences unless there are severe issues of addiction (and likely mental health). If he doesn't figure out how to address theses issues he will probably spend most of the rest of his life where he is right now. Don't let him waste the rest of his life!See question
After gently rear-ending someone in rush-hour traffic (I braked a moment too late when I noticed traffic had stopped ahead of me), I got a ticket in WA state for "Following Too Close." When the officer asked me for my driver's license, I told him ...
It is a good chance they can link the records. The consequences of ignoring a ticket are that your privilege to drive will be suspended in Washington. California will honor this suspension. You can than be charged with the crime of Driving on a Suspended License if caught driving even if you somehow manage to renew your California License. .See question
Two tickets one at the end of 2011 and 2nd in the beginning of 2012. How to remove from my record.
Sometimes it is possible to get a court to vacate a finding of committed and have the matter reset for a contested hearing. This usually requires some special circumstances and should be done as soon as possible after the default finding. Its unlikely you are going to get a court to address them after 5 years.
There is no process for removing civil infractions from the court record or DOL records.
Next time hire an attorney. As you now see it's probably worth fighting almost every ticket.See question
was just made aware of the fact that I have an unresolved DUI in Washington state from 2005. I was not drunk (no alcohol @ all). However, I have several medical issues, and take many medications. I failed the roadside sobriety test, and was tak...
A hold on your privilege to drive should not prevent you from getting an ID.
Driving under the Influence of Prescription Drugs can be a crime. To paraphrase the law: "A person is guilty of driving while under the influence if the person drives a vehicle within this state while the person is under the influence of or affected by any drug. The fact that a person has been entitled to use a drug under the laws of this state shall not constitute a defense."
The fact that you realized that you were no longer safe to drive is an admission of guilt. This is a public forum and you should not post any facts here. These are things to discuss in private with your attorney.
You were arrested when you were taken into custody and transported to the hospital. Being booked into jail is not a requirement for filing a criminal charge. There may be issues with whether or not there was probable cause to arrest, or you were properly advised of you rights and implied consent warnings, but you will need an attorney to review the entire case to determine these things.
The longer you wait to resolve this the more likely you will be arrested. People who disappear for 12 years and only show up to court when arrested can have a very difficult time getting released. You really should do something about this today. If you can't afford an attorney you should go to the Office of Public Defense and ask for one to be appointed. Your going to be a lot more likely to be able to stay out of jail while the case is pending if you suck it up and go deal with this!See question
I was supposed to start EHM but failed the intake drug test. The person running it said I have to turn myself in and do my time in jail. The judge did not stipulate that I could not drink or consume any products that contain ethanol or thc. So sh...
You must have an attorney on this case. Call that person or hire another attorney. It's impossible to answer this question or advise you on what to do without knowing a lot more about the situation.See question
Is it possible to drop charges? Dad in law was charged and it was his first offense. I am hoping for some answers from lawyers with golden hearts. We have a hearing to drop nco in 2 weeks, it was asked by the victim. The son in law was the victim ...
AVVO is a great place to get information about the law. It is not the place to get specific legal advice about your situation. While generally the procedure for dropping a no contact order is the same for everyone, the facts surrounding each case are different. Thus the strategy you should take depends on YOUR situation and is different for everyone.
No attorney is going to give you advice without reading all of the police reports and learning about the history, relationship, living situation, etc. There are a lot of reasons for this. Many of those set forth by the bar association and our insurance companies. The same as a doctor would not diagnosis a sore throat then instruct you on how to remove your tonsils by email.
The father in law has an attorney. That person knows the facts of the case and is more than qualified to help with the process. His attorney should be at the hearing so that someone is there to protect the father in laws rights.
As a witness, the son in law is probably very important to the case. Showing up to court to ask to rescind an order may be good in the short run, but really bad in the long-term. It could give the state an opportunity to personally serve the son in law a subpoena. The son in law could make statements that get him into legal trouble or worsen the father in laws case, as well. If he doesn't have a lawyer advising him he is taking risks. It would be impossible for anyone to simply give him a list of things he should and should not say.
Finally, this is NOT going to be fixed in a day or a week. It may take months. Be patient and trust the attorney handling his case. If he doesn't trust that person then the other option is to hire an attorney.See question