My fiance loaned her car to a family member in Tijuana mexico and on het way back to california they stoped her at the border in otay mesa she was arrested cause they found drugs ,agaents did not tell her how much they had found,and we still dont know. She was booked at the las colinas detention facility but we bailed her out ,her bail amount was 20,000 wich we payed 2,000 what are the next steps we never been in Trouble she an RN HELP
Your fiance definitely needs an experienced local criminal defense attorney. If she is a registered nurse, she will also need to consult with an experienced administrative law attorney to help her out as well. You can locate an attorney on this site using the Find a Lawyer tab. Retain an attorney for your fiance soon. I will move your question to the correct practice area so that you may benefit from the advice of other attorneys.
She has posted bail, so she bought some time.
This could turn from a state case into a federal case - either way, it's not good. She needs to find the best attorney she can get.
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As my colleagues have suggested, your finance needs a skilled criminal defense attorney immediately. Most criminal defense attorneys offer free consultations. She should meet with a few of them and hire the one that she feels the most comfortable with. Good luck to you all.
Was the vehicle seized with the arrest? If so you have two issues, a criminal case and a civil case to get the car back. Your friend is likely to appear in federal court in San Diego where they do not take these things lightly. Lawyer up now for best results. Don't wait until arraignment because now is a good time to make your best deal. Here's what you have to watch out for -- you need a federal attorney who is eligible to practice in the Southern District of California. So you can't have any attorney because this likely isn't a state case. Many of us, but not all, are eligible to practice in the Southern District so make certain that this is the first question you ask. If they are not eligible then move on. It's not the time for them to learn on your case. Before spending any additional time on the Internet, you could benefit from meeting with a federal attorney to discuss specific facts in an attorney-client privilege environment, which the Internet is not. Even if you decide not to hire the attorney the consultation with him or her could help you to understand the issues and your options. Many reputable attorneys offer a free consultation. I wish you the best.
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The part about this case that stood out to me was that she is a RN. The state board takes felonies and moral turpitude crimes very seriously. She does need to hire an attorney to defend her properly as her nursing license is also on the line. The criminal defense attorney she hires should be aware of the risks of a guilty plea to certain charges and how it would effect her license to work as a RN.
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