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Can I sue my attorney? Three years ago I was convicted of a
Can I sue my attorney? Three years ago I was convicted of a dui with a .09 bac. Because I had a minor with me, I was also automatically charged and convicted of child abuse. I had drank less than 1 - 16 oz. beer. I had a tooth extracted the week before the dui and I still had a partially healed pocket in my gum. I believe I was retaining fluids in that pocket and that was what caused me to fail the breathylzer. I could drink tomato juice and taste it for 2 days.When I relayed this to my attorney, his response is "no judge is going to buy that. You can't afford me to take it before a jury or pay for an expert witness (dentist)." He advised me to plead guilty and take my licks. My licks included a 30 day jail sentence for the child abuse conviction. I asked my dentist if the tooth extraction could leave a pocket causing me to retain fluids. His response was "absolutely".I lost my job when I was in jail. I have since not been able to get another job because of this conviction on my record. I was an IT professional. I can't even get a PT job at Bojangles.Is there any hope that I can get this off my record? Because I pleaded guilty, I understand that I cannot possibly have this expunged from my record.I believe this was incompetence on my attorney's part for not allowing me to plead not guilty. Can I sue my attorney?
I live in Texas, and out of anger I posted intimate pictures
I live in Texas, and out of anger I posted intimate pictures of a woman who lives in Nigeria online. The intimate photos were obtained from my ex boyfriends phone. I also sent an intimate video of her to one of her family members who lives in Texas. I posted them on Instagram specifically. I later deleted the postings, but the family member still has the message. Everything was sent through a fake page. Me and the lady have fought via messages back and forth and she threatened me that she would be coming to see me in the U.S. soon. She ended up getting a travelers VISA and coming to Texas. Nothing physical has happened so far and I have not seen her. But she did message me saying that she was going to get back at me in a better way by reporting me to the police about those pictures I posted on Instagram. At this point I do not know what to do because I work and I honestly have never been in any legal trouble. I am willing to comply with law enforcement and give the absolute truth about the postings. I would just like to know what will actually happen? I made a mistake out of anger and I'm very concerned about what charges I would get. What should I prepare to do at this point? Do I need a lawyer, and am I looking at jail time?
I am in California visiting from Arizona and was hanging out
Hi. I am in California visiting from Arizona and was hanging out at the Mission Beach with some friends today. We were driving on the beach, and cops approached us. I am 19 years old, and when they asked for ID, since they asked me first and I kinda panicked I handed them my brothers id which states he is 23. They took it no problem and wrote the ticket because we look alike. I am obviously gonna pay the fine right away and all. However, I believe my brother is on probation and doing very well and I don't want this to hurt how far he has come. I need to know if this is going to show up with his probation and if so what to do. Thank you
It was totally misunderstanding i was arrested. took
it was totally misunderstanding i was arrested for shoplifting. took fingerprints and photo. and cops told i will get court desk notice to appear. but i did not got any notice since one month.and i went to India by taking advice of attorney. will there be any problems at port of entry. because the case is still pending i did not get court notice to appear. is there any chances to deport me. whether my case is filed or not in the courtplease any one help me i am so nervous
I have a similiar problem about my 16 year old daught had
i have a similiar problem about my 16 year old daught had some friends one to spend the night and have a fire. i was outside with them all night. I saw nobody drinking alcohol. Now a mother is accusing me of letting her daughters drink. she has no proof that they were drinking at all. what am i facing
My minor son (13) has been charged with a Class C
My minor son (13) has been charged with a Class C Misdemeanor for Electronic Transmission of Certain Material Depicting a Minor. Penal Code 43.261 (Texas) So far, we know that the fine will be $316 and we are to go before a Judge this Thursday. It's been brought to my attention that perhaps he should have legal representation. I don't wish to be unprepared, but am uncertain of how these proceedings work. Any advice?
I red a lawyer to defend my son and the communication from
I hired a lawyer to defend my son and the communication from the beginning of the case was not there. He lost the case because the firm office didn't communicate with him (lack of communication) the court day and this was not the first time.
My 20 year old granddaughter was caught with possession of a
My 20 year old granddaughter was caught with possession of a metal grinder containing marijuana crumbs by the Palisades PD - she was cited with 2c:35-10A(4) and 2C:36-2. The arresting officer made it seem as if it is not a big deal. She is leaving the area in about 10 days to do volunteer work at a health and yoga center. The cops told her to just call and get a postponement for a date after she returns to the area. She was not smoking anything but I am concerned that the cop made it out to be less than the charge implies.
Our son is in the Airforce and his live in "girlfriend" andView more legal questions
Our son is in the Airforce and his live in "girlfriend" and her son provoked him to the point that he put his hands around her neck (chocked) her after she verbally and emotionally attacked him after our son disciplined her son. She had him arrested and he voluntarily left with the law enforcement. They advised him to avoid any contact with her and to not return to HIS apartment where she is staying and to have no contact with her for the next 30 days. He is stationed in Alaska and we would like to help him in any way we can to protect himself, his reputation and career. This is totally out of his character and would like to advise him what steps he should take in the awful situation. He was honest and forthright telling the law enforcement the details when he was arrested.