I received two tickets, Only violations, in New York city.
Hello, I received two tickets, Only violations, in New York city. One was for open container and the other was for urinating in public. Can these be expunged or expunged over time?JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No. This happened in 2009/2010.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No. I'm just curious, this might be stupid questions. Does this cost any money?, I never had a problem with these tickets with employment or getting certifications with government. I am just curious.
Battery & disorderly conduct charge. Can I press counter charges?
I was charged with battery and disorderly conduct and I am wondering if i should press counter charges.This was in Illinois.Charges have been filed and i haven't talked to a lawyer, it happened on Friday nightIt's an embarrassing situation. Please help.
I am being charged with PA 4904b (M3). It is my first
I am being charged with PA 4904b (M3). It is my first offense. Did not realize I was breaking the law. Filled out a handgun application and it asked if I was ever involuntarily committed to a mental institution. I answered NO. 20 years ago I sought help for a substance abuse issue voluntarily, and without insurance they sent me to the state hospital for further evaluation(due to a half hearted attempt at sucide). after a few weeks of non treatment in this facility, they finally determined that the Psychiatric unit at the state hospital was not the place that I needed to be since I did not have any mental health issues. The bot***** *****ne is this.....I did not realize that my stay there was involuntary since I was the one who initiated treatment in the first place. The facility has now been closed for about 20 years and will be extremely hard to contest their erroneous. I have already gone to court once, and the DA was not real happy that I did not have legal representation. She tried to offer me a compromise by giving me an "opportunity" to enter some ARD program. But I told her that I no longer had an addiction problem. I was reluctant to sign any papers agreeing to a continuance, and requested that we simply continue the proceeding by bringing it to the court room. She Immediately made a plea to the judge to reschedule the hearing due to not having her witness in the courtroom. What a joke! Her witness is the clerk at the gun store who processed my gun application. Not sure what we would be the value of their "star witness". LOL. At this point I think I should just plead no contest, and ask the judge for mercy in the sentencing process. Any thoughts? Do you know what the maximum penalty would be(and the minimum as well)?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: PAJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: yesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no
I received a summons to appear in court for unlawful use of
I received a summons to appear in court for unlawful use of weapons. I unknowingly carried a nonlethal zap stick in my purse while working as a state nurse surveyor in my office which is a state office. I stayed in motels in different cities about our state and had it for personal protection, I do possess a FOID card.JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: IllinoisJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, during the investigation by the state police, I waived my rights since I did have the zap gun in my purse during my first questioning by our state investigators. I didn't know it was illegal to carry. During my 2nd questioning by the state police, I waived my rights to have a lawyer present (probably a dumb move by me).JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I have never been charged with anything like this before. I have just retired after working as a state nurse for almost 30 years.
I'm in a bad spot. I was charged with passing bad checks in
I'm in a bad spot. I was charged with passing bad checks in October 2014. I had a public defender and never really conferred with her regarding my case. She managed to make a plea deal for a reduced charge of unauthorized use of property if I pled guilty. I asked several times if the conviction could be expunged and she insisted it could. So I trusted her and took the deal.I had the conviction expunged in 2015. Moved on and gave it no more thought. I work in elder care as a nurses aide and of course I have to do background checks. Well, my employer was able to see the conviction and I was taken off the schedule. I presented my paperwork and it was then that ii discovered that the conviction was merely sealed, not expunged.I feel that I had ineffective counsel because my attorney failed to inform me of the ramifications of pleading guilty to the charge of unauthorized use of property. I received incorrect information regarding expungement; adult convictions cannot be expunged in the state of Ohio. Only dismissals, no bills and acquittals can be expunged and if I had known this, I would have agreed to make payment instead.What recourse do I have in this case? Would I be able to petition the court to set aside the conviction due to ineffective counsel? I feel that my attorney should have known and informed me of the correct information regarding my case and only pushed for a plea to get the case over with.
Can a DA ignore blatant obviously lies and contradictions by
Can a DA ignore blatant obviously lies and contradictions by their witnesses, even to the point of perjury, and continue pursuing charges when these lies would no doubt have proven the defendants innocence? Isn't that bad faith?
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My husband was convicted of "pro poss of weapons/awaiting
My husband was convicted of "pro poss of weapons/awaiting sentencing. We found out that the atty. representing him was notified that his lic. was being taken away from him and that that he took our case knowing that he was going to be disbarred. A Pub. Defend. has been assigned to my husband. Can we file an appeal ? Or, ask for a new trial. My husband was not guilty of a weapon charge, except that 2 guns were found in the attic of our home after police came rushing in our home in pursuit of a neighbor who had a warrant. The guns were up there for over 30 years and never touched by him.JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when was the warrant issued?Customer: In Az. Warrant issued against neighbor on 1/9/16 and quashed on 1/23/16 and our home searched on 1/28/16.JA: Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: He took the matter to a jury trial and was found guility of prohibited possession of a weapon. But we believe because the atty. representing him was disbarred one day after his trial ended and the fact that the atty. did not file a Motion to Suppress evidence in a timely manner caused the guilty verdict. Should we file an appeal or request a mistrial.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Criminal Lawyer should know?Customer: The warrant issued was not a search warrant, initially, it was for a neighbor and that warrant was quashed 5 days before the incident.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Criminal Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.
My daughter a student got a citation to appear in court
my daughter a student got a citation to appear in court 31may for a charge of allegedly battery and assault by a room mate which totally false, she has a witness that can witness this false accusation. my question is , is it necessary for her to have a lawyer present with her when she appears in court?
My son was sentenced to 20 to 90 years on april 10, 2016 and
my son was sentenced to 20 to 90 years on april 10, 2016 and I was told by his lawyer at the time to wait until the election that will be may 10, 2016 and try to appeal but I am not sure how to go about it and if that is even possible.JA: My brothers got into lots of trouble with the law when they were young. The Criminal Lawyer will know how to get you the best outcome. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: yesJA: What advice did they give you?Customer: he had a court appointed lawyer at the time. and it didn't seem like he cared about trying to get any information or doing anything to help my son until it was too late.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Criminal Lawyer should know?Customer: after the judge sentenced my son the lawyer said that the judge was probably so harsh because it was an election year and that we could try to appeal after the may electionJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Criminal Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.