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In a lengthy text message from a family friend who is going

In a lengthy text message from a family friend who is going through an ugly divorce, I was told, "You are in violation of a restraining order...." (I am not aware of any such order as I personally have not been served any such notice).The text goes on to say, "This is clearly harassment. My children will find out at some point that they will greatly regret their actions (I am not his child...I am a 45 yr old friend of the family). DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE my resolve in dealing with YOUR harassment".How can I legally and professionally respond? (I have not harassed anyone by the way this is merely a grasp out of anger in his divorce that does not involve me).

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If someone is on probation and the po files a revocation on

If someone is on probation and the po files a revocation on the person. They go to their initial appearance, complete a fin affidavit for court appointed counsel and present it to the court. The Court denies the Defendant court appointed counsel, says he doesn't qualify. Court instructs you to hire your own. What is considered a reasonable time allowed for the Defendant to find and retain legal represention of his own?

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A Defendant in a criminal case for an aggrevated misdemeanor

A Defendant in a criminal case for an aggrevated misdemeanor has the Constitutional Right to Due Process. Which includes the right to be at all hearing held in his case and to have these hearings reported and be on record. That's how appeals are decided is by the rercord. If a hearing held which is not reported, what has to be in the record to legally justify not creating a record of the hearing? Who can waive that right? I would assume only the Defendant could since it is their right ? Can a hearing even be held without the Defendant present at the hearing?Maybe less confusing if I ask the question this way. How can the Court have a hearing in a criminal casewithout the Defendant present and not having the hearing reported, without denying the Defendant his right to *****?

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I am 57 years old and have been accused of misconduct. What

I am 57 years old and have been accused of sexual misconduct. What do I need to do.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: I live in TexasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes, the police asked me to come in and talk. I am not sure what is going on but the Detective said that it had to go to the DA and then we would see if any charges would be brought.JA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to.Customer: Okay, Thank You.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't have a history of sexual misconduct, what can we do.

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How much time do you have to press charges for child

How much time do you have to press charges for child molestation? And, are you able to re open a case that was closed from not having enough evidence?

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I have a 25 year old son with Bipolar 1 disorder. He's

I have a 25 year old son with Bipolar 1 disorder. He's having a period of hypermania after a break up, terminal illness of support animal and vandalized her car, and her friends car on 2 separate occasions. He has not committed a crime previously. He has been hospitalized 4 times since the start of this.JA: In what state did this occur?Customer: California. And I see they are prosecuting a man with same issues in YOLO county. using 3 counts as 3 strikes to put him in jail for life. My son is still hypermanic and seems to think he'll go live in the mountains foreverJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I cannot afford one.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I wouldn't know what else to bring up

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This questions is for an attorney who specializes in DUI.

This questions is for an attorney who specializes in DUI. This is in CALIFORNIA. Ill keep it short and quick. SWIM "someone other than myself" was arrested by 2 officers for dui. We'll call them "officer A" and "officer B".Officer A made the initial stop and FST, Officer B did the breathalyzer at the station.SWIM noticed on the Police report officer B states he is certified for Alcotest and administered the test. His badge number is ***** on Alcotest results as well.SWIM then notices it was officer A who signed the "Breath Test Machine Operators Certification" On the DS367 not officer B.This says: I certify under penalty of perjury under the state of California, that the above breath test sample results were obtained in the regular course of my duties. I further certify that I am qualified to operate this equipment and the test was administered pursuant the requirements of Title 17 and cal code of regulations.Question #1) is this grounds for any objection/win at DMV hearing? "if say Officer A is not certified" to administer the test? Given that Officer B actually preformed the test but did not sign this?Question #2) Lets say officer A "is certified" to administer the test, is the fact that he did not preform the test but signed this box on the DS367 hold any significance in the DMV hearingThank you

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I was charged with solicitation of a, but it was a police

Hello ... I was charged with solicitation of a prostitute, but it was a police setup. I never offered the woman money for sex, in fact I said I wanted a massage. The police told me nothing would go on my record, that I was being charged like it was a traffic ticket. In court I pledge guilty because of what the police said, and the judge said I broke a city ordinance. However, my name is ***** ***** Will counties public records as a person who solicited a prostitute. How do I get this removed from public record in will county?

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If someone is arrested by warrant for a crime wouldn't there

If someone is arrested by warrant for a crime wouldn't there have to be an application for arrest warrant filed in the case? Not just the return of the warrant filed after the arrest? Or can the application just be included with the return filed by the sheriff after making the arrest? I guess what I am asking is shouldn't there be an order filed approving the arrest warrant prior to an officer arresting them, then also a filing of the return of the arrest warrant?

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