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My son who is a minor received a criminal complaint last Aug
My son who is a minor received a criminal complaint last Aug for possession of drug paraphernalia ( bowl for smoking marijuana ). He received an arraignment notice today. We are located in DE. What is the punishment for this and do you recommend I hire attorney?
I am a disabled senior, female, 65, in Aurora, Co, charged
Hello:I am a disabled senior, female, 65, in Aurora, Co, charged with a municipal assault and battery (I was served a summons). I have a spotless record and just did a stupid thing, under a lot of stress and in a provocative situation, at my Kaiser medical clinic.I had fallen at home on my hip, and was in pain and using my cane to try to walk in to the clinic front door. I had tried to reach Kaiser for over an hour by phone to see where they wanted me to go for sure. Finally I gave up and my neighbor took me to the nearest Kaiser clinic, at which I have been treated several times before. I was denied medical service by a woman at the check-in counter, who rudely told me repeatedly I could not be seen there. I tried to tell her that I had tried to call ahead but to no avail, she just kept repeating loudly, "this is not a trauma clinic, you can't be seen here." As I was walking away I said, "you won't even listen to me..f..ing bitch."She proceeded to follow me all over the clinic as I was limping around, trying to find out where to go, taunting me. I asked her repeatedly to stop following me. Finally she jumped in front of me in a hallway and put her hands and feet out to block the hallway; I was blocked in behind by other employees who had come out, I had no free hands or feet so I tried to get her to move by tapping her on the ankle with my cane. She didn't move, and her arm was right in front of my face, so I started to bite her. Realizing she didn't even flinch, I withdrew. According to the police report, she sustained no visible injury.I was then grabbed hard by the shoulder by someone (her, I think), and they tried to push me into a room. I pulled back and said oh, no you're not going to lock me in a room. Then they let go, leaving significant bruising on the back of my shouder and injuring my shoulder joint. It is still not healed. They still put me in the room saying they weren't going to lock it. I waited for a few minutes, then left, leaving the building.I know this was stupid, but is there any chance of getting a deferred prosecution in Colorado on such charges? Thank you for your help. My name is DonnaI know it
I pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor assault charge in
I pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor assault charge in 2006, served 18 days with an ankle monitor and had 3 years informal probation with another stipulation that I can't own a firearm for 10 years. I served my probation without violation and will complete my 10 year gun ban on Oct. 27th of this year without any violation of probation or gun ban. How long do I need to wait to purchase a firearm?JA: Our average wait time is under 20 minutes. Sometimes it takes just a minute. More complicated questions that need more research might take an hour or two. I'd be happy to chat with you while you wait. The stories I've heard working here...Customer: My conviction was in Redding,CA.. I live in Atlanta, GA. now.JA: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?Customer: The charge was originally a felony assault with the intent to cause serious bodily injury. I was falsely accused so I hired a private investigator and hired the guy who trains the DOJ to administer polygraphs and passed that with no problem. My PI brought forward tons of evidence showing I couldn't have been the perpetrator, but the DA wouldn't dismiss the charges and I didn't have the money to keep paying a lawyer and PI during a trial. The DA finally lowered the charge to a misdemeanor assault likely to cause bodily injury based in their words as "lack of evidence".JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Only a brief conversation with a legal assistant on the phone.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Only that I've never before or since been in any kind of trouble with the law.
My son in law is 31 yr old black male. A few weeks ago he
my son in law is 31 yr old black male. A few weeks ago he was arrested for disorderly conduct. An off duty bouncer pushed him out of the bar ( for kicking a small garbage can. Once outside he pushed him into a car and then to the ground. In short the police came, told him he could leave. As he was walking away an officer grabbed him from behind and said "You are under arrest" He (Joe) asked repeatedly way he was under arrest. They (three officers) then tackled him to the groung.JA: What state is this in? And how old is the car?Customer: And with 3 officers sitting on his back and him yelling I am not resisting they tasered him 3 times and took him to jail. He was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. When he went to court the ast DA had a plea deal of 2 mons in jail and 6 months in jail for resting. This is in WI and has nothing to do with a car?JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: sorry I lost connection. Yes they cant believe they want jail time. But they want thousands of dollars. They have some money for the down payment on a house they could use but I was hoping to find an attorney that would take the case on for a potion of a law suit against the police dep and the DA for molisious prosecution. She has never asked for jail time for a disorderly before. We live in a predominantly white area (90%)JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: We have video and many witnesses to the tasing
How can we reschedule a missed court date for a criminal
How can we reschedule a missed court date for a criminal misdemeanorJA: What state is this in? And do you have a reliable court contact?Customer: Las Vegas NevadaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No...JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I don't think so
My 19 yr old son was picked up going 124 in a 55. No
My 19 yr old son was picked up going 124 in a 55. No violations, great kid, just started college. He has to apprear in court as the endangering others or property box was checked. He did it, he is guilty, but is there a way to ask for a lesser charge, not loose his lisence, etc?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: MinnesotaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No. He does not deny he did it. Just not paying attention on a state highway going to a friends house.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Not that I can think of.
What is the likely punishment for a person detained in NJ byView more criminal law questions
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?