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My son was sentenced to 8 years in Fed prison of child porn

My son was sentenced to 8 years in Fed prison for possession of child porn and distributing it. He was lured into a chat room and when he clicked on inks, apparently hundreds of photos download. Tho he did not look at them all, he had them all in a folder on his phone. Distribution happened when he had to post to stay in a chat room. His judge was Dale Fischer who has a reputation of making up her mind before sentencing, is conservative and 65 yrs old. She did not seem to put any weight on his porn addiction or depression argument. he has live the past year working and being productive, benefiting from therapy, not needing monitoring bracelet etc; Is there any possibility of an appeal and seeing a different judge an getting a more reasonable sentence? Can we question Judge Fischer's psych background and her not understanding addictive behaviors? I feel the judge was biased against persons needing psychological counseling. Did my son get fair and equal treatment because he has a mental issue...Who can I meet with if possible . I only have 14 days to appeal and the sentencing was June 27. Thank you for your time.

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I have an arrest larceny (please not guilty) but was charged

Hello,I have an arrest for felony larceny (please not guilty) but was charged with misdemeanor trespassing (plead guilty). I am filling out at job application that asks the two questions:1) Have you ever been convicted or found guilty, regardless of the manner of adjudication, in any jurisdiction of the US of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, sexual offense, drug distribution or physical injury within the past five years there being no appeal pending therefrom or the time for appeal having elapsed? Any plea of nolo contendere shall be considered a conviction.2) Have you ever been convicted or found guilty, regardless of the manner of adjudication, in any jurisdiction of the US of any felony there being no appeal pending therefrom or the time for appeal having elapsed? Any plea of nolo contendere shall be considered a conviction.I think I can answer no, to both, but wondering if I should meet with a local Employment or Criminal attorney?

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Question FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS LAWYER I was charged with

Question for a FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS LAWYERI was charged with Driving Under the Influence and Driving Vehicle not Equipped with an ignition Interlock.I was not drinking in driving that night, the Trooper - Anthony Hassan filed a falsified report alleging that I was swaying and exhibited a strong order of alcohol. At my District Court Trial he committed perjury, swearing that he had to carry me around everywhere and that I was unable to stand of my own accord at any point. I was convicted based solely on Hassan's false material statements and sentenced to a period of incarceration on the DUI charge and a suspended sentence on the interlock charge.On appeal the interlock charge was severed. I went to trial and was convicted again of the interlock offense. Then I had my Jury Trial for the DUI of which I am actually innocent, and was found Not Guilty of DUI.Then a month later I was sentenced for the interlock charge, the court retaliated against me for winning my DUI case by imposting sentence of 75 days jail, longer then the 60 day sentence I received in District Court for DUI when I was convicted of all charges.I was granted an appeal bond, and filed a petition for a writ of certiorari to the Maryland Court of Appeals. I also filed a notice of claim to the Maryland State Treasurer for the Section 1983 Claim I will file against Hassan (attached).I submitted the evidence I have that Hassan committed Perjury to the State's Attorney's Office, a senior prosecutor contacted me and asked me to bring the audio I have of the proceedings after he reviewed the PDF I provided.I've also already filed a color of law abuse complaint for Hassan's perjury to the FBI, and a complaint to internal affairs, I was notified the IAD complaint is still active, I received no follow up from the DOJ.The cert petition was denied, so I'm wondering what I should do.I could re-format the State Cert Petition and file with the US Supreme Court, and perhaps try a new motion for modification that addresses the complainants conduct? The previous motion for mod was denied.I have classes starting at University of Baltimore August 29th so if I simply went to the detention center now, I could be out before my semester begins.However if Hassan does get indicted for perjury I assume that would serve as a good basis to get my sentenced reconsidered.If I file my appeal to the US Supreme Court, and cert gets denied in the middle of my semester that would really screw things up.I'm not sure how long the US COA petition would hold my appeal bond out for, perhaps just a few months?I'm wondering, what are my options, is the fact that Hassan committed perjury (PDF of Evidence Attached) a basis for filing some kind of action in US District Court for injunctive or declaratory relief that could affect my sentence or conviction?

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Who does the state district attorney "answer" to?

Who does the state district attorney "answer" to? Who is his "boss" if you want to go over his head

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Can a conviction be over turned? This is regarding a

Can a conviction be over turned? This is regarding a criminal case.

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Had nothing to do with attorney me not getting my hearing.

Had nothing to do with attorney me not getting my hearing. Everything to do with judge. I asked lawyer the day before court why didn't he just "argue an illegal warrant" He told me that, "the judge isn't going to overrule herself" and I'm looking at him thinking, why the hell didn't he change venue to a different court and WHY is he telling me this a day before court instead of four months ago!!!

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I am a British citizen living in the US. In Feb 2016, I had

I am a British citizen living in the US. In Feb 2016, I had a criminal case dismissed, but the prosecution has indicated they are appealing. If I was to return to the UK, is it likely the US courts would pursue this, if the appeal resulted in the case being re-opened? The case was for unlawful surveillance

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In Iowa when a probation violation hearing is requested the

In Iowa when a probation violation hearing is requested the probable cause and violation hearing can be merged if the defendant will not be prejudiced. If the court files an order stating "It appearing the defendant will not be prejudiced thereby, merged the probable cause and violation hearing ect." And the defendant disagrees with that statement what would the defendant file in response to the courts order?

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I know it is early. Need help on how I amend a docketing

I know it is early. Need help on how I amend a docketing statement (Superior Court) that an attorney filed for me but is incorrect. I am doing my case Pro Se and they did not let me know they were filing; The final day is today. Any help is appreciated

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