My friend is currently in jail and has 3 charges with the bail amounting to $30,000. I would like to bail him out but do not have immediate funds to do so. So I am wondering if the court date could be pushed farther out so I may save for a short t...
It depends on the charges, the age of the case, and other factors. A continuance, or two, is normally not a big deal. But the judge has to approve, and the prosecutor will object unless there is a legitimate reason for the continuance. On certain types of cases (most notably sex offenses), there are different rules about continuances and they are more difficult. Also a huge difference from one court to another, and from felony to misdemeanor court. Sometimes your money might be better spent on a lawyer; is it worth it to pay a bondsman if your friend is just going to wind up pleading guilty and going right back to jail?See question
I was at a meeting with Cps them stating the the foster home was over capacity it was urgent then it little bit after I got a call at work that my grandson was dead I was not sure if I could start the law suit as the grand mother my grandson was t...
Sorry to hear about your loss.
I definitely think you should speak to an attorney right away. We would need more information to give you reliable advice, but it is definitely something an attorney would be happy to help you with.
I am 18 and got a DWI/DUI ticket. I got arrested then bailed out and have court tomorrow. I blew a .088 the first time and .093 the second time. What should be my next step? Can I do something so this won't be on my record?
Most courts offer some kind of diversion program that lets you clear your record after probation. Could take years, but usually would be possible with your facts.
Definitely speak to an attorney sooner rather than later, there are probably things you can be doing right now to improve your situation. Better to spend the money now and handle the case right, since your concern is about the long term consequences.
DUI and assault 4, I served 10 days in jail was released on probation. Didn't show up to court for revocation hearing. Was arrested for a warrant got bailed out and my next court date is Sept 15th. If I start taking DV classes, take my victims pan...
Unfortunately, it definitely changes a great deal from one judge to another.
Certainly if you were sentenced to those conditions, you will have to do them sooner or later. You will definitely be in a better situation in front of the judge if you are making progress on the conditions. Generally drug / alcohol assessment and possible treatment needs to be addressed prior to DV, but there are many factors that a lawyer would have to know before giving specific advice about what you should do first.
I would contact the lawyer who represented you and ask their advice, or hire another lawyer who practices in that court.
I've had this 3yr. on again off again relationship with a guy who lives with this older lady . This lady doesn't want us seeing each other so she has placed an anti- harassment order on me . Recently he spent a few days with me and he had her cel...
Talk to a lawyer in person or on the phone. You definitely need to have a confidential conversation with a lawyer, and make no more mention of the facts in public forums like this one. I also recommend you not talk to the police until you have spoken to a lawyer first, you may inadvertently say something that will be used against you.See question
Does a speeding ticket have to include a report number on the ticket. That space was left blank.
Maybe. There has to be something to connect the citation to the report. Normally, it's the report number that does that.
Once you see the report, you will be able to analyze whether the government can demonstrate that the citation you were issued goes with that report. If not, there are no facts for the judge to use to find you committed the infraction.
I got a recreational fishing in the first degree ticket. It's a mandatory court appearance. At the arraignment hearing they said that I was PR'd ( released on personal recognizances) I missed a court date but promptly quashed the warrant. I could ...
Technically yes. Whether you had to post bail isn't the question, it's whether you had 'conditions of release'. So if the judge told you anything, like commit no crimes, that is enough.
Let's be practical though; is a prosecutor really going to pursue misdemeanor bail jump over a fishing violation? That sounds a lot more like empty threats to take advantage of the fact that you are unrepresented, than a true negotiation. I have practiced in this county for over 15 years and never seen that happen.
I was arrested for thief in the third and false statement at Walmart two weeks ago. I don't believe that I was in the wrong but not my concern, but needless to say it happened and I, while never been charged with thief before I do have a prior re...
If there is a prior trespass order, it is certainly possible the prosecutor could be researching a more serious charge. Shoplift, in violation of a trespass order, can sometimes be filed as burglary.
I agree with the other answers though, it is far more likely that this is typical charging delay. It is common to wait 2 - 6 weeks in this county for a charge to be filed in a case like this. You may want to call the court and make sure they have a correct mailing address for you, so you don't accidentally miss a court date.
It is a good idea to have a lawyer on board prior to the charging decision, they could be a huge help and possibly prevent a charge from even getting filed.
Son got DUI at 17. After turning 18, he had a court appearance. It was decided that he had to pay his fine, check in with a parole officer, go before a victims panel, even though the victim was the friends dog that he swerved to miss, and do Outpa...
Probably, depending on the court. The easiest way is not to transfer supervision, but to get in to an equivalent program in Oregon and just keep the current probation office. This type of charge normally would not prohibit him from moving out of state, he just has to keep up with the treatment obligation.
Talk to the probation officer about it.
My mom recently called 911 because my stepdad inadvertently struck her. We had no idea that a no contact order would be put in place against my stepdad, or that he would remain in jail for so long. When my mom called 911, she explained she wanted ...
Unfortunately there is no way to speed the process up very much. The courts tend to have a 'one size fits all' approach to this type of charge, and you are learning it is very difficult to get someone to listen to your side.
In many cases, the only way to get the result you want is force the case forward to trial. If he is acquitted, the no contact order will go away. Make sure you are in touch with his attorney, that person can keep you advised about the status of the case. Perhaps he could be brought back in front of the judge to re-address the bail?