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This is a question about criminal law, I live in Michigan,

Hi, This is a question about criminal lawJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: I live in Michigan, but the jurisdiction of the incident is Rochester,NYJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: yesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: It's for my friend. He has been charged with two class B felonies and one class E felony in Rochestor,NY. The state is pressing charges against him, and I am trying to help him out

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Has past of burglary habit. Changed his lifestyle, picked up

So has past of burglary habit. Changed his lifestyle, picked up a friend who called and said he needed a ride, son not knowing what just happened, picked him up with bag in hand, friend saw cop, took of running, son still sitting car with bag, arrested, charged cause of old record. Six months now in Harris County. Son was working, still on parole that ends August 2017. This happened Jan 2017. Pre- trial July 1st. So hurt. JA: Since parole regulations vary, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Kirby T****JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Can this case be dismissed since there is evidence of him taking anything, no fingerprints, no surveillance of him doing anything.

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Zoey_ JD

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My friend just had an encounter with police, this past

My friend just had an encounter with police, this past Friday.They detained him (as he is on probation) and searched him.During the search they ran the numbers on his MacBook that he bought from our friend several years ago.They said that it came back as stolen and were going to arrest him. However, as my friend currently has an infection, they decided it was more medically sound to just write him a ticket for possession of stolen property and send him on his way with a future court date.Today (the following Wednesday), he was arrested.Apparently, the police went and spoke to a judge and were somehow able to get a warrant for his arrest, for possession of stolen property (the MacBook that they confiscated from him last Friday) and for burglary (of the laptop that he legitimately bought).They showed him a picture of a woman (whom they say did the burglary in which the MacBook was allegedly stolen) whom he has never seen before and asked him if he knows her. So, he told them that he doesn't know her.Yet, there he is, now, sitting in jail.With, presumably, 2 charges of possession of stolen property, for the same item, and a burglary charge based on his possession of the item.Is it legal for them to charge him twice with the same crime before he has even been to his first court date?Does anything that they are doing sound legal?

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Marsha411JD

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If an inmate is charged with 3 crimes, can he plead

If an inmate is charged with 3 crimes, can he plead differently to each one. Someone I know was charged with damage to property, which he did, disorderly conduct, he was, but also charged with attempted burglary, which he was not attempting to do. He is an autistic 18 year old, who was in a mental crisis at the time it happened. He has been in jail for over four months, still without resolution to cases. He was told he has to make same plea for each charge. Is this true?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: WisconsinJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not sure what you mean. There are police reports, charges, he has a court appointed attorney, and has been in jail since it happened.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes, he was seeking mental health help at a county facility just prior to this incident, and they evaluated him and released him. From there he rode the bus to my house and did damage at neighbors. The police who took the call arrested him without incident . In questioning him, they promised to get him mental help if he would just tell them what he was going to do after committing the property damage. (He hit a door w an axe) then came back into my house. They kept asking him what he was going to do after, which was nothing. He wanted mental health help. They said as soon as he confessed to another crime, they would get him help. So he confessed to attempted burglary, thinking he would be taken to mental health, but was instead thrown in county jail.

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My house was broken into, the suspects were caught and

My house was broken into, the suspects were caught and confessed. They also told the detective they stoled a small amount of marijuana from the house in addition to the items that were actually stolen. I understand this is ridiculous, but I feel as if the detective is treating me differently after the confession. What if anything could come from their statements?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IndianaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: The theft was reported and suspects arrested and charged for the burglary.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't believe so.

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I stole something from client of mine value of 4900 I did a

I stole something from client of mine value of 4900 I did a promissory note to pay her back and have made half of the payments back to her she is still pushing for me to be arrested what do I need to knowJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: CaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: April. 7JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Jail time and what do I say to detectives when I meet with them on the 24

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I have AT&T account under which I have 2 iPhone devices

Hello,I have AT&T account under which I have 2 iPhone devices connections ,one connection is mine and other connection is my friend's .I am the account owner and we both have different phone numbers and devices .If suppose my friend commits any sort of crime may minor or major cops may track down his phone and numbers to get evidence against him ,In this scenario as because I am account owner can cops arrests me if they could not track my friend ? Will i fall in trouble even if I have nothing to do in the crime involved ?

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I was in a physical altercation with someone at their place

Hello. So I was in a physical altercation with someone at their place of residence I didn't force myself into their home and they striked me first with a cell phone in hand. I left the scene and the cops came. As I was on the phone with my ex that was still at the scene the cops told me to come back or they would file felony assault charges and burglary charges against me as well as criminal mischief is this possible without getting my side of the story?JA: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?Customer: It's in florida. I'm not sure of the exact charges because the officer was telling this to me via cell phone so that I would come back to the sceneJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I'm not sure if it has been filed just yet but it was reported to the cops on their end I haven't reported it yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I have a question I have a friend who is being charge with

Hi i have a question I have a friend who is being charge with 2nd degree burglary and he has never been in trouble with the law this is the first time .. would he be able to get out with a bond?JA: In what state did this occur?Customer: South CarolinaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No I haven'tJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: They also saying he stole 300 dollars but he said he didn't he only got 30 and that he stole over 2,000 worth of things but he said he didn't

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