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My son has charges in 2 courts of possession of

My son has charges in 2 courts of possession of paraphernalia. Before he received notification of these charges, he made the wise choice to detox and go to treatment in California. He has now successfully completed treatment, intensive outpatient, outpatient, is living in sober living in California (doesn't want to return to old environment) and is working fulltime, as well as working the 12-steps with a sponsor and attending meetings. He is 4 months clean today, and happy and healthy in his recovery. He is flying home for an arraignment in one court on Monday, and will try to have one on Tuesday in the other court. He only has a few days off work. The question is, what is likely to happen next? He doesn't want to lose his job, and feels that he has already done what the courts would want him to do. He is hopeful that, best case scenario, the charges would be dropped given his choice to change his life, complete treatment, etc., or that there won't be further court dates to disrupt his job and new life in recovery. What will the likely next steps be?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Oops, this is not a real estate law question....JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: This is in Washington State. Please see my question above...is this the right venue for the question?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No I think that's it, thank you.

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Zoey_ JD

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Does a county sheriff have the authority to hold a person

Does a county sheriff have the authority to hold a person who has been arrested and charged with child cruelty? My step daughter spanked her 4 year old and it was video taped. I have not seen the video, but I was told the spanking was excessive. Bond was posted and paid on Monday, September 12 and I have been told every day this week the sheriff has not slowed down long enough to view the video. Therefore, the sheriff is continuing to hold her in the county jail. My step daughter is a first time offender and has never been in trouble, not even a speeding ticket. Can you please give me some advice. Oh, and I have been told by the public defender's office the sheriff is the one who decides on a court date. Is this true?

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Colleen Grady

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Juris Doctor

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I live in Tracy Calif. I received a letter from the sheriffs

I live in Tracy Calif. I received a letter from the sheriffs department stating that I have three charges pending. (1. Drive while lic level : misdemeanor, (2.Failure to appear, level: misdemeanor, (3.Display on veh, level: misdemeanor. The letter goes on to state that the county is holding a warrant for my arrest. the letter says that I better get down to the sheriffs office with this letter in order to avoid arrest and be ppared to continue the booking process. a new court date will be set. bail %2,000.00 Warrant01000482 date issued was 08/15/2009 . That was exactly 7 years ago today. is there a statut of limitation in this because of the time frame?

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Legal-Kal

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J.D.

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My husband and step daughter were both arrested and charged

My husband and step daughter were both arrested and charged with child cruelty. My four year old grandson was popped in the mouth by my husband for screaming and my step daughter gave him a spanking, which the authorities are saying it was excessive. We took him the next day to be examined and interviewed. DFCS stated there were no marks of abuse and he appeared to be a healthy child. Three days later they are both arrested. My question is as follows: They were both given a bond amount and the bond has been paid, but they have not been released. We are getting so many different answers as to why they are still incarcerated. I will add this is a small town, very political, and my step daughter is going through a very nasty divorce......the father doesn't want to pay child support nor alimony. My husband is in very bad health and they are denying any medical attention......they have stated he has a bench warrant from 2007, which I have been told by officials that it will not stand. Can you tell me what I need to do to get both of them home?

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Nisha Jones, Esq.

Juris Doctorate

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What is the likely punishment for a person detained in NJ by

What is the likely punishment for a person detained in NJ by Port Authority for a bench warrant on a missed ARD in PA for DUI. He is in jail in NJ now, seeing NJ judge tomorrow, to extradited to PA to see the judge there.What is the most likely punishment for this?

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Zoey_ JD

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I'm having a bit of an issue with my case. I've been trying

Good evening,I'm having a bit of an issue with my case.I've been trying to balance what to do on my own with my case and what to have lawyers work on so recently I've been doing some filings myself.I have an appeal bond, and I filed a pro se writ of cert to SCOTUS.I hired a lawyer to file my Petition for Post Conviction Relief.I filed a motion for a new trial which was denied, but in response to that motion the Prosecutor also filed a motion to revoke my appeal bond.Her motion is ridiculous because there's no basis to revoke my bond, as my case is still on appeal, she just think that she will stop having to work on my case if I get taken into custody.In Maryland a Judge has to put in writing the reason for revoking a bond, and given there's no valid one. But I'm aware she could do it anyways so I'm wondering what my options would be in the scenario that she does in the next 1-3 days.Would I have to just file a motion to quash the bench warrant, or set date to turn myself in with another judge or motion to reinstate the bond. Wouldn't it be sanctionable conduct if she revokes my bond without a valid reason?PDFs of the motion to revoke bond and my response in opposition are attached.

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Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney At Law

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My son is serving a short sentence in Travis County jail.

My son is serving a short sentence in Travis County jail. His case was dropped but he has another case pending in Williamson County. The case will be heard in September, about 4 weeks from now. The question is...is the time he is serving in Travis County right now, while he awaits his Williamson County sentence going to give him "credits" for time served when he is transferred to Williamson County. He is doing manual labor and should be earning 3 for 1 and he wants to know if these credits will be transferred between counties.Thank you

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Dwayne B.

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Ok my friend is in doc in mo. he say has a pending charge

ok my friend is in doc in mo. he say has a pending charge only but no deatainer....what is he to do now a warrant has been issued and even bond has been set

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Dwayne B.

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I have a misdeminor bench warrant for FTA.I found out thru

I have a misdeminor bench warrant for FTA.I found out thru sheriff's department its a $3000 warrant . I was planning on going to a bail bondsman on a Saturday paying him the $300 to bail out then turning myself in . My question is. Being that it's Saturday will I still be able to bail out?

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Christopher B, Esq.

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