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My boyfriend was arrested violence in Jefferson
My boyfriend was arrested for domestic violence in Jefferson county Colorado. He has one previous dom violence conviction from 2009 in California. Is there any way to get the charges dropped ? If the case goes to trial and I am supeaned to testify andI refuse will they drop the case? Does he need a lawyer at his preliminary hearing?
My son pleaded guilty to malice murder, burglary, kidnapping
my son pleaded guilty to malice murder, burglary, kidnapping to avoid the death penalty. we have since gotten the sentence of LWOP set aside as a void and illegal sentence. What case law can support withdrawing his guilty plea in the other charges as they were part of a coerced inclusive plea deal in georgia
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Hi. My criminal case is a bit unusual in that it was probably
Hi. My criminal case is a bit unusual in that it was probably a retaliation arrest. The Affidavit was replete with errors and the police themselves in Discovery admitted that there was no probable cause. My lawyer was roughly treated at our preliminary hearing. There is no evidence in support of the charge, as multiple lawyers have attested after I shared the case with them.I pled "not guilty" to the charge and a trial date was set. My lawyer seems to think we will have much better luck with a jury than with a county judge...and so his sights are set on trial.Anyway so the motions deadline for my case came and went today. I emailed my lawyer to tell him that the deadline had passed and asked why, if he felt so strongly in regards ***** ***** and no probable cause, nor evidence to support an arrest, that he didn't file any motion to dismiss. My lawyer emailed back "The Parties, I promise you, would laugh if we filed any motion to dismiss, and WOULD NOT BE GRANTED". His suggestion was that we instead file an OJ petition with the state Supreme Court.Anyway...so is what my lawyer wrote an acceptable thing for a lawyer to say in an email message? I'd like to reference that email in a separate filing; however, I do not wish to get my lawyer into any trouble. I agree that the court system is biased against me in this case and would deny any motions we would file, however legitimate our arguments.
For Paul JD, Paul in my Harassment charge I have what the Court
For Paul JD, Paul in my Harassment charge I have what the Court says is my sentencing hearing this Tuesday. Which in the last hearing is where the Court let my Court appointed attorney withdraw and asked if I wanted the Court to hear my Motion for New Trial now pro-se. I said no and asked for time to hire an attorney to represent me at the Motion for new trial hearing. The Judge continued it for that reason he said. But then turned around and filed an order saying he heard my motion for new trial. Which I should be receiving the transcripts Monday. And I also recorded that hearing. I have two affidavits from witnesses of me leaving the voice mail, and a recording from the sheriff's dept saying they don't show getting any phone calls from me coming into the sheriff's dept on the date they say I called and left the voice mail. These affidavits and recording are my newly discovered evidence. Also when going in pro se I thought I saw somewhere they have to have an attorney present just in case I have any questions, that I can ask for a recess and consult this attorney on standby. Is this true? And do you have any advise you can give me before going into this Pro se?And I already have my written Notice of Appeal typed up just in case.And another thing, if i don't have the transcripts from the last hearing before Tuesday is that grounds to have it continued?
My father was arrested and charged with another man for murder
My father was arrested and charged with another man for murder in Florida. The other guy was the gunman however when the police had them in questioning they forced my father to say that he pulled the trigger or he was going to get the death penalty. This was 30 years ago. My father took the plea in exchange he got life with two consecutive sentences. The other guy got the same deal. We just learned that the other guy is being set free at the end of this month. And that he testimonies of the families that they knew the guy that killed there sons were directed towards my father but they were actually talking about the wrong guy. My question is how do I go about getting help for my father. He has been a model citizen and never been in trouble in 30 years. He deserves a second chance. If the other guy is getting released is this good news that my father may be able to also. Is there a way to get a pro bono lawyer who can help.
a colleague of mine was arrested and is unable to go back to
a colleague of mine was arrested and is unable to go back to her husband and children prior to trial. She was accussed of texting a sexually explicit message to a student. It is well known that the student had previously stolen the persons phone broke the code and locked the teacher out. Why is she not afforded a Due Process to a hearing where all the facts can be examined ?
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After a sentence is handed down, in a later, and differentView more criminal law questions
After a sentence is handed down, in a later, and different proceeding can the same judge add time to the sentence imposed earlier and place the defendant on probation? And yet, even later, because of a violation of probation can a different judge impose all the back up time and order the defendant to be remanded? In other words, how can you add time to a sentence already imposed? Would this constitute "double jeopardy"?