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I have been charged with disorderly conduct and false

I have been charged with disorderly conduct and false imprisonment. My girlfriend came home one night belligerantly drunk and we live in a dangerous area where men have already tried to follow her at night and gunshots ring out behind our apartment complex. She told me she wanted to go out walking. I told her I didn't want her to go because it wasn't safe. Things escalated into a shouting match and I tried to hold onto her to keep her from leaving because she wouldn't let me follow her to keep her safe. She screamed and the neighbor across the way saw me holding onto her and called the police. I was taken to jail and also falsely charged through a mixup with other men with the same name for homicide. The situation was later corrected. I was acting in good faith to protect her from creeps and I was arrested. I have a public defender and my second pre trial conference is 57 days after I was formally charged. The officers took pictures of us to prove there was a struggle but they claimed that a burn mark she had since before I met her from cooking was my finger print sized bruise on her. And the scratch marks on us are from our dog who jumps all over us along with Olympic weightlifting marks on our upper backs from the bar during squats. How can I get these charges dismissed? She is an unwilling victim and was told by the police that they would keep her warm while I'm gone which is harassment. We want to know whether she should show up and testify on my behalf or who she should talk to?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: Arizona, and on March 2nd 2017JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, I was assigned a public defender after originally being denied one when I asked for one in courtJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I originally told the police about my diagnosed ADD and short term memory loss but they continued to tell me I was all over the place in my story and couldn't be trusted.

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My son was involved in an altercation at school where a

My son was involved in an altercation at school where a student attacked him and he pushed him off to get away. My son was charged with an ordinance violation of disorderly conduct which we/he plead not guilty to. I have spoken to the city attorney who stated that my son was at fault both because he called this student a name several days before this(the name was also said to another student who did not take issue with it and was due to inappropriate pictures being posted online) and because my son received a message from another student saying that the student who attacked him was going to be waiting in the hall after class (the student that ended up attacking him had threatened to attack him several times before and nothing ever happened so my son didn't think this time would be any different) I just was wondering if it is a valid charge of disorderly conduct or if we should continue to fight the charge. The city attorney also mentioned a duty to retreat but not sure what the law is on that in a non-lethal situation in Wisconsin

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Colleen Grady

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Saturday night I was arrested for disorderly

Saturday night I was arrested for disorderly conduct/unreasonable noise and assault/touch with intent to harm. The thing is that I didn't touch or even act like I was going to touch or attempt to touch anyone and everyone present told the police the same thing. I'm scared and I'm not sure what to do.JA: Have charges been filed? Is there a prior criminal record?Customer: I am on record at the court and have a pretrial conference set for 5/2. The only thing I have on my record is a reckless operation/misdemeanor.JA: In what state did this occur?Customer: ArizonaJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have a no contact order as a condition of my ROR release and that means that I can't return to house or even speak to my family

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What's the statue of limitations for disorderly conduct?

What's the statue of limitations for disorderly conduct?JA: In what state did this occur?Customer: MinnesotaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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RobertJDFL

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Me and my wife got into an argument over who would drive

Me and my wife got into an argument over who would drive after leaving the bar one night. She was drunk and had two DUI's and I asked for the car keys. She wouldn't give them up so since they and her cell phone were both hanging out of her pocket (Small stylish, chic jacket with only HALF pockets) i merely reached over and took them. She protested which started a HUGE fight. The cops showed up and I walked off. Long story short they charged me with FELONY robbery for taking my WIFES cell phone. One that I had paid for BEFORE our marriage. What pretrial motion can i file to dispose of this before the trial date and what case law would it be based on please?

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My 15yr old son was charged with the aforementioned offense

My 15yr old son was charged with the aforementioned offense for possession of a paint scrapper. He only has to pay a fine, but I'm afraid that it will remain on his record as an adult although he was not fingerprinted.JA: When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.Customer: OkJA: In what state did this occur?Customer: In PaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Asking a question for a friend of mine who has a court date

Asking a question for a friend of mine who has a court date this week. This friend just went through a bad breakup/divorce. Near the end of their divorce, their ex set them up by inviting them over to to the ex's house to supposedly discuss things. The ex had people at the house for a party at the time (to use at witnesses) and when my friend showed up, they called the police and had him charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct, denying that they had called my friend over, and stating they feared for their safety. They also then applied for an Order of Protection. I know this is somewhat limited information, and it pretty much dependent on the judge, but what would you estimate would be the possible sentencing by the judge in court this week? My friend has had no prior criminal record other than some traffic related convictions over the last 10 years. Is it likely there would be any jail time for such charges, probation, something else? Thank you.

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I have a question, New York city, Legal aid, I was arrested

Hi I have a questionJA: In what state did this occur?Customer: New York cityJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Legal aidJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I was arrested early Saturday morning for a assault but I defending myself but I check online bout my charges and it's "not arrest arraignment charge" what's does that mean?JA: You just pay a $5 deposit now and the rest only when you get a reply from the Criminal Lawyer. All of this is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so you can get a refund if you're not happy for any reason.Customer: How do I do that?

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I had a birthday party and we got a noise complaint; the

I had a birthday party and we got a noise complaint; the campus police came and asked if they could come in and I politely said no. However they saw an empty alcohol bottel, and in the end I was charged with excessive noise and furnishing alcohol to a minor and more technically, 5503 A4, which I looked up was disorderly conduct. Now my question is should I plead guilty or not.

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