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Just got my notice I can proceed pro se in my appeal to
Just got my notice I can proceed pro se in my appeal to Superior Court Pa.The original record is in from the Common Pleas Court but, I have to include, Magisterial, Dog Warden's and Medical Files that are not part of the Common Pleas files but, show perjury from victim and inconsistancies in what was said under oath and presented as exhibits. How should I do this?Do I need to ask for an extention to get this done?
I was charged with a domestic violence that was dismissed.
Hello,I was charged with a domestic violence that was dismissed. During this process I had 4 guns taken by the police dept. After the charges was dropped and I tried to get my firearms back the court and police said I needed to fill out a claim and delivery form to get my guns back. I have since received paperwork from the court a notice to appear and that police department is contesting my eligibility to get my firearms back. Also I am a 19 year veteran of the military that is still currently serving. Is this something that is pretty straight forward since the charges were dropped / dismissed or is this something that I need to hire an attorney for?
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My son, a school librarian, was convicted on solicitation of
My son, a school librarian, was convicted on solicitation of a minor via a computer on 4 separate counts...the prosecutor did everything possible to make him look like a creep as well as the state policeman. Her story changed and she had accused two people previously of similar behaviors. We were not allowed to present this. Is there anything we can do at the State of Appeals (we have a lawyer). Is there anything we can do to win or should we just count on him being in jail for the next 5 years. The judge was particularly harsh since he will not confess to this crime.
I was false accused of domestic violence and forceful attack
I was false accused of domestic violence and forceful sexual attack by my now ex wife, out of 7 charges I was found guilty of the lesser 2, spousal battery and making a criminal threat.My ex testified and lied several times resulting in a conviction and time served.Is there anything I can do to get justice; like a civil law suit?
I'm trying to obtain a FOID card. However, when i was
I'm trying to obtain a FOID card. However, when i was younger, i got into some trouble. I'm hoping this won't expel me from the chances of getting a FOID card. WHen i went to apply, i saw a few questions on a felony...JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: Illinois. This is the question...Have you ever been adjudicated a delinquent minor for the commission of an offense that if committed by an adult would be a felony?JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not yet
I have been writing an inmate, incarcerated in California. I
I have been writing an inmate, incarcerated in California. I live in Ct., as a pen pal for 2 years. In the beginning he was at Pelican Bay in the Secured Housing Unit. He was in solitary confinement for almost 20 years. Some time prior to the 19 plus years he was apart of the class action suit against California concerning the states use of Solitary Confinement. He explains he was put in solitary many years ago because of a "prison snitch" reported he was a gang member. And basically he verbally fought for someone to look into the matter. He said there was no proof of gang activity because he wasn't in a gang. In his and my conversation on the phone and in letters he tells me he is treated still as it has been on paper over 20 years. He has been moved twice since we have been writing. The first was a short stay, was on general population for a short time,had a part time job, then an he was attacked on the yard and went back to segregation. Then shortly after he was moved again,which is now and he is back in segregation. He says he has filed many appeals for the prison to show reason with proof of anything relating to why he is being kept in Solitary Confinement. Being just a pen pal, I don't really know him, but the thought of being lock up in a 6' by 9' cell for 23 hours a day, for 20 years is just It's not humane. Would you know of anyone that could help him? He only has snail mail privileges. Also, I have been writing him for 2 years and I have been unable to obtain any information about his case, from 1989. I have befriended him as a pen pal, but I guess I would like to know all about the crime that has put him in prison for life and in segregation for so long... Any advice or "incite" of your legal knowledge will be greatly appreciated.Thank you,Shirley L
I am from Iowa. From what I understand Iowa has no statues
I am from Iowa. From what I understand Iowa has no statues concerning probation and what the standards of probation consist of. If the court does not order any special conditions of probation when the defendant is sentenced, what are the standard conditions? The charge was harassment, an serious misdemeanor for a voice mail in which the defendant made the statement " If this shit doesn't stop I will beat your ass." Which was appealed and the Court of appeals affirmed the district courts decision that these were fighting words and constituted a threat. $315 fine, 90 days suspended all but 48 hrs, and 1 yr probation. All I could find on conditions of probation was 18 US Code 3563. In court would you use these conditions as your conditions of probation and anything else would be a special condition which would need court approval? If no special conditions were ordered.
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Attorney filed motion to withdraw when they were attached to my appeal case. It has been over 3 weeks since that happened. I want to go Pro Se but I am running out of time. I am afraid if I am not proactive I may not make upcoming deadlines with the original records one looming.