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My 17 year old daughter is due in court in 2 days 221.10-UPM
My 17 year old daughter is due in court in 2 days for a 221.10-UPM charge (first offense). Up until yesterday, I was under the impression that this is no big deal. We were told by friends, counselors and police officers to just show up and pay the fine. But as I was researching this on line as the date is rapidly approaching, some questions came up. I don't want to hire a lawyer and pay outrageous fees if not necessary, however, I of course want to do right by my daughter and protect her future. First of all, her first name is ***** ***** the ticket and we were told this may warrant an immediate dismissal. Secondly, do we plead guilty? Or request an adjournment contemplating dismissal? I was going to bring in a letter from her rehab counselor showing she's in the program and has been doing excellent, with clean tox screens for a while now. She has totally straightened out. I have read that if she is on "probation" for a year until case is sealed, we may have a problem getting student loans. She also just got her learners permit and I'm not sure if any issue will come up based on this. I am not sure what to expect as I've never been to court before. Can you answer my questions and give me some guidance about how to handle the court date? Thank you.
I am having a dispute with my Neighbor, he just purchased
I am having a dispute with my Neighbor, he just purchased the house next to mine after renting it for a few years. He had the property surveyed, and it turned out the property line in roughly 5-10 feet at most further over to our adjourning property. There is two problems, 1) we were just notified the lots were re zoned years ago, but we were never notified, and have been taking care of area since 1993. The previous owner had a small bush and a little garden fence at the site it was surveyed in 1963 and 1993. 2) since the new stakes were put in, he has parked a trailer and 2 cars inches from the line. I have researched and our local zoning codes states vehicles must be at least, and advisable more from line, since it on grass. Also if there is more than*****parking available, athere most be a barrier. I believe he is doing this to try to take advantage of my mother, since my father passed away a few months ago. we went to the police, and said they couldn't do anything, tried talking to zoning official, nut he has not got back to us. My question is what should my next move? I wrote a cease and desist letter, but my mother is worried about sending it to my neighbor. I ask you kindly, please advise me if I should go to the local magistrate or our county court house? My biggest concern is his immature action of parking on the grass and his driveway is clear, and a little turn around lot in the rear is clear. Thank You,Michael
I am a HOA Board member in CA, Riverside County. I vote
I am a HOA Board member in CA, Riverside County. I vote based on what I feel is for the good of the community. People are always mad about things we do, I'm used to that. Recently we have a homeowner who is always on the other side of the vote. Meaning if we vote yes she always voices her opposition and long winded rebuttals. Because she now feels unheard she comes in and threatens to sue for mismanagement. She's kind of a bully. When she threatens to sue the next time can I adjourn the meeting until we have our lawyer present? OR do I have to sit there and listen to her call us names and threaten legal actions?
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I was arrested disorderly persons offense in New Jersey
I was arrested for a disorderly persons offense in New Jersey a month ago. Once I was processed by the police, I was given a court date just five days later. The next day I hired a lawyer who requested an adjournment. The adjournment was granted and I began waiting for the court to assign me a new date to appear, but it has been over 3 weeks since the adjournment request was approved and neither myself nor my lawyer have received a date. The court just says my new date hasn't been determined yet. Is this normal? How long is the maximum amount of time I can be required to wait? If the court takes too long to assign me a new date, what happens to my case? Thank you.
Indiana arrested and bailed out april 15 ,2016 for residential
Indiana arrested and bailed out april 15 ,2016 for residential entry & driving habitual both 6 felonies. The court cancelled and rescheduled my initial hearing due to a police officer being killed in our community and his funeral being held on that day.They rescheduled for April 19th. The clerks office issued a summons and they tried to deliver it to old wrong address. It was returned to clerks office undeliverable wrong address. I checked the legal website Doxpop and found my new court date as April 19,2016. I have not even had an initial hearing yet . Could the charges be dismissed due to the excessive time it has taken to even get in front of a judge for the initial hearing.The funeral had nothing to do with me . when I go to court tomarrow am I obligated to bring it to the courts attention if they do not call my name and if they don't call it what would happen to the summons would it turn into a warrant or just lay in the clerks office until I would possibly get picked up in the future and then charged . I have evidence that both crimes should be dismissed. Do I need a probable cause evidence hearing prior to the initial hearing when the formal charges are read. At the initial hearing can I request such a hearing and time to hire a lawyer. I do not want to plead if it has any bearing on the formal charges. Can I tell the judge if he calls my name that I 'd like to continue the initial hearing to a later date so that I can secure a lawyer. Its only been a couple days since I found out the date and that the summons they tried to serve me was delivered to the wrong address.Can I tell the judge I do not want to plead today and haven't had time to retain proper representation.
I live in oklahoma and have been ordered to appear inView more legal questions
i live in oklahoma and have been ordered to appear in michigan for a...honestly...ridiculous, speculative civil suit. I've been fighting it myself by mail and managed to get a summary of disposition adjourned only to have it returned to the original date. I had a months notice. I am indigent.What type of letter/form/correspondence do i need to send to avoid a warrant/failure to appear. I've already pled by mail not guilty and am planning to use what i submitted as a summary response as a defense. I've sent a waiver of indigency as well. thanks!