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September 7th 2014 my husband was involved in a shooting

Hi September 7th 2014 my husband was involved in a shooting where he was being shot at. He is a felon and he was on probation at the time, however he got a gun from the car he was driving and fired three shots in the air. The guy that was shooting at him let out 9 rounds and a 7yr old boy was killed. My husband turned the gun in he fired and turned himself in. He is being held on probable cause in could be facing capital murder charges. He has had a preliminary hearing and was denied bond due to him being a felon. When his lawyer requested evidence the DA said it still hasn't come in this was July 17th 2015. He hasn't been back to court since. Nor has his lawyer been back to see him. I just would like any insight on what should we do now?

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My grandson had to appear in Prince George County Virginia

my grandson had to appear in Prince George County Virginia court this morning(July 20, 2015) for Felony assault on law enforcement office(Bond) 100.00 He had a court appointed lawyer that didn't show up and when he got to court he was arrested for capital murder law enforcement officer attempt. this warrant was taken out Friday. Incident happened May 25. He is in riverside and bond hearing is in the morning! what should we do? he has never been in trouble before married with two children. This incident happened at his home. he is on meds from afghanastan. I don't think there will be anyone there to represent him in the morning. He does work.

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Public Defender. I have a California Public Defender

Hello Public Defender.I have a California Public Defender (my third one in 5 months) as I have to re hash everything over with the details of my case with the "new" PD.This alone is frustrating.I have been saying from the first time I reviewed the video tapes from the Police Department, they are missing "dialogue" which translates into minutes missing from the video. Critical conversations that would exonerate me entirely, but they were deleted.I wrote down the events in detail with in days of the incident.My original attorney whom I attained via $$ kept asking for the video tapes... as another case she had about the same time with the same department took 3-4 weeks to produce video tapes. After requesting video tapes for my case a period of 4 times, as we would not proceed without it. 8 1/2 months later of excuses from the DA, "the tapes are lost", "can't find them", "they are still looking". Finally the DA texted the Police Department in court in front of the Judge to find out where the tapes were.... the DA said in 5 minutes "they think they found them". My guess is if they lost the tapes .. then how did they find them?I went to 8 Days of trial with out the video evidence I needed. But my paid attorney did a decent job and we had a hung JURY after 4 deliberations.....During trial both police officers gave testimony under oath the crooked cop DR as we say said it took 4 minutes for the other cop to arrive at the scene.. The other cop xx said as he looked at his MAV report and dispatch record said it took him 13 minutes. BAM I knew there was missing time from the video and they testified to it.Though my paid attorney dismissed the discrepancy as I had made court notes and pointed it out to her immediately. I felt dissed. But I went home and put the video in and it was 3:48 seconds. as opposed to the testimony of the officer that actually traveled and wrote down his own time log. I can see a few minutes discrepancy but not 9 as it is recorded in many different ways.I know with out a doubt that the tapes have been edited and the dialogue between me and the officer as the officer DR asked me if I had Gerd.... I had no idea what that was. He went on to explain what that meant in detail as in acid reflux. My response was "absolutely I am trying to keep down my clam chowder"....... this discussion with other moments is completely missing.I have asked for forensics on the video to prove that they were tampered with. The Public Defender (the third one they rotated in to take my case) is making it difficult and asked me to perform my own forensics to point out where any "blip" or discrepancy is found. I though that was what the "forensics lab was for"??What law or prior cases can I refer to to legally request my Public Defender the forensics be done on the tapes?We have ordered transcripts from the previous trial and the new PD in my case said it may not matter if I can't find myself andy "blip" on the video.I am not a video expert and do not have the equipment to pull off such a task. This is burdensome to me as I have explained approximately in the time line where the missing dialogue is. But my word and the discrepancy of the officers testimony is not enough.I do not feel the "new" rotated in Public Defender is really fighting for my case as did the prior Public Defender who saw a lot of holes in the Prosecution and really bad circumstances.How can I persuade the PD to get forensics done on the tapes as I am set for pre trial soon and do not think we will have enough time to get it done. Or is that the objective to not have the video tapes forensically scrutinized.I have lost faith in my new PD... What can I do? I want to scream!!! HELP!I have spoke to the FBI and gave them a heads up 11 months ago as I was terrified as to what I was getting my self into.... as I know the tapes have been tampered....I KNOW THE TAPES HAVE BEEN TAMPERED.So I googled my problem during the 8 days of trial to see what other police department were tampering with evidence. I googled this "police department audio video tampering". Fairly simple broad google search..... and on the first page line 6 the police department in question came up on the radar in a prior Tasering incident, and to my amazement the same police officer DR is at the helm of oversight of that case personally. Video tapes were determined by forensics labs in 2008 that the tapes were "without question tampered with/ edited" the case was dropped. The defendant sued the Police and settled out of court. The defendant though wanted JUSTICE .... but nobody at the Police Department was held accountable for the editing.There is a precedent and history with this police department tampering with evidence, not only that but the SAME EXACT officer DR. How much evidence do I need to get the forensics done?TBP

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From Texas have a felony conviction it was deferred adjudication.

From Texas have a felony conviction it was deferred adjudication. I have been off probation for over 10 years. I have purchased several guns and been approved. I recently applied for a concealed handgun license and was denied. This has me worried that I may not even suppose to been able to purchase a firearm. I answered no that I have not been convicted because in my mind I always thought I wasn't convicted because it was deferred. My wife keeps saying that the background would not have gone through even if I made a mistake on the application. What do you suggest ?

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plus a unlawful possession of a handgun charge too will that

plus a unlawful possession of a handgun charge too will that affect my emt lincense in tennessee

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i have been charged with crimmal contempt 18.2-251.4 subtitute

i have been charged with crimmal contempt 18.2-251.4 subtitute urine sample i was on pre-trial supervision and was ordered to report weekly to the court. AT which time i could be drug tested at any time. I went into the court house and was asked if i hadanything in my pockets and i said yes and took out the contents. one of which was a small shampoo bottle filled with fox urine. They ask me what it was and i told them it was animal bait.. i trap foxes and bobcat and had been doing so early that morning. theytook it and sent me to see the probation lady that i always see and have talked with about my trapping and hunting every time i was in to see her. she ask me for a sample so i went to give it and was unable to do so right away.. i was there only 10 min. andshe said she had to be in another county and could not wait for me to provide a sample to come back at 10:00 am on Mon. Morning and provide one this was Friday morning when this happen. So i came back on Monday Morning at 10:00 gave a sample and it was cleanbut was taken into custody and charged with contempt 18.2-456 and was held in jail because it voilated my bail aggrement. While i was in jail they served me for the subtitute urine sample 18.2-251.4 i went to trial which was jury for my orignal offense andwas found not guilty. But i remain in jail for these contempt charges.... Since this is a crimmial contempt 18.2-251.4 am i allowed a jury trial also doesnt the proscutor have to prove beyond resonable doubt.. And to do so shouldnt he had had the urine testedto prove it was not what i said it was...If it had been sent to the lab and tested the level of Cratinine in human urine could have proven that this was in deed animal urine and i was not subsutiting. and i was clean on Monday. I had just been given a rideto see the probation officer and jumped out of the truck and didnt think about emptying my pockets...., Is there reasonable doubt with this and is it possible to win

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My wife was convicted of capital murder and other things but

My wife was convicted of capital murder and other things but was only sentenced on the capital murder not the others, tdcj doesn't show the other charges on their website. We are in the appeal process now, what are some possibilities of her not being sentenced on the other guilty charges? Thank you for your help

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I have 2 non-person felonys in the state of Kansas. What do

I have 2 non-person felony's in the state of Kansas. What do I have to do to get those felony's ex sponged? I got the felony's in 2006. I successfully completed 3 years community corrections

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My son has once again been arrested on possible theft. I dont

My son has once again been arrested on possible theft. I don't know because it was him and a so called friend at Wal-Mart. He is currently on probation from the one July 2012. What does this mean. A friend of mine who husband works for the county/precint said my son was on 'privation'. Not sure what that means. He is still currently on probation.

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