They did give me 19 months but I was in the hospital and could not go to court that day. I signed the papers before and they finger printed me. I assume they will take me from the court to prison if I can not get this changed to just probation or house arrest. I need to know if I have a chance at doing that?
Can I talk to the judge or does it have to be done through the lawyer? Sorry I am not up on the law and don't understand it very much. Do you have any idea what my chances are for getting it changed to house arrest or probation if I do everything I am told?
Thank you so much for your advice. You have been very helpful. Have a blessed evening.
Hi, I have a few more questions about my rights. I was not read my maranda right's. I don't know how to spell that, sorry. I was wondering if they could still charge me for not doing that? I have a court date and I am still in the hospital. They said they can give me a pass to go to court but have to go back to hospital. Can they take me from there to prison? I spoke with my lawyer and she said I shouldn't push things to much about the photo's I had. There were 5 counts and she said that 2 or 3 shouldn't have been counted so I am wanting to know why she doesn't want me to say anything, it seems like that could reduce the time they gave me. I would love to be able to talk with you on the phone if possible? Please let me know as soon as you get this if there is anything I can do about my right's not being read to me and if I should say something in court about the photo's? Thank you....This is actually Sharon speaking for John.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).