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I think i know what to do but I would like a second
Hello, I think i know what to do but I would like a second opinion. I was charged with criminal damage in Tempe Az. for putting an art sticker on a stop sign. the sticker was my art work and had a painting on it that said "make art not war" I was told that I am supposed to ask for a divergent program, but I am not sure if this is my first offense in tempe. I think I got a MIC back when I was in college. my other option was to plead not guilty, go to trial, and hope the police officer doesn't show up? Do you have any recommendations? thanks
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State of Iowa Just charged me with abuse 3rd Degree.
State of Iowa Just charged me with sexual abuse 3rd Degree. Released on 10,000 (1,000) bond. Must report to Dept of Corrections Monday. I work as a bartender, is there any rights I have to not let them make me quit my job?If convicted of crime I will have to be on sex offender registry. Can I get out of this as part of a plea bargain?The evidence is supposedly facebook messages sent back and fourth between I and the victim. Of which one states "When do you want to do it again".I don't have money, but all accusations are false, and they are doing this only because I am openly gay and I feel this is a defamation of my character and a hate crime. Is there free lawyers that would take my case? Can I have my public defender throw back a civil suit if found not guilty.?
I want to thank you for your help last March.
I want to thank you for your help last March. Your answer was very effective and helpful. Today I seek your counsel regarding having a misdemeanor from 1995 sealed or expunged in Raleigh, NC, (Wake County) for the benefit of future government employment opportunities. Please advise if this is possible or whether it is even necessary to have it expunged for employment background checks. You may reach me below. Regards, XXXXX XXXXX Mobile [email protected]
A FAMILY MEMBER IS BEING FASLEY ACCUSED OF A HATE CRIME AND
A FAMILY MEMBER IS BEING FASLEY ACCUSED OF A HATE CRIME AND THE PUBLIC DEFENDER IS NOT TRYING TO HELP ONLY SAYING THEY WILL GIVE HIM 5 YEARS PRISON OR PROBATION AFTER THE FACT THE JPERSON HE GOT IN A FIGHT WITH SAID HE IS GAY WOULD YOU TRY TO FIND A TRIAL LAWYER OR STAY WITH PUBLIC DEFENDER THE CHARGES ALSO WERE CHANGED AFTER FROM SIMPLE BATTERY WITH RESTING WITHOUT TO 3RD DEGREE BATTERY AND RESITING WITH VIOLANCE PLEASE HELP HE HAS ALSO JUST FOUND OUT SOME ONE SAW AND HE IS SCHULED FOR COURT ON 14TH
In the State of Hawaii native Hawaiian groups have public educational
In the State of Hawaii native Hawaiian groups have public educational signs plus "God bless Hawaii!" signs in form of stickers, posters in public places on guardrails, fences, or on self-standing signs. The text of the signs is not offensive. Here is one for example: "What does Kū ʻē Amerika! stand for?Either you see it written in this form or as Kū ʻē ʻAmelika! the meaning is the same: Resist and reject America! Our ancient culture and rich language needs only these two short words to express our heartfelt anger towards the U.S. government and its foreign policy. Our country, the Hawaiian Islands has been illegally occupied by the U.S.A. since 1893 and we never approved it, never liked it and will never accept it. We demand the full restoration of our sovereignty and independence. This is a call to our brothers and sisters and to all peace-loving supporters of the Hawaiian nation to stand up for our rights and for our freedom. The Hawaiians"These signs and the God bless Hawaii! signs are regularly defaced with tar or graffiti or scratched off on a daily basis, (and then replaced by the Hawaiians next day) while other signs in the same area not referring to the Hawaiians are left always intact. This is not about cleaning up the place, because the persons who remove, deface or scratch off the signs leave a big mess behind. The question is: Since this activity occurs regularly and is directed exclusively against a specific group of people (the Hawaiians) can this be considered as a hate crime? If not, why not?János Samu
I am a seventythree years old female. Until August 30 I was
I am a seventythree years old female. Until August 30 I was a 24/7 caregiver for my quadriplgic son.We are farmers and he still participated in the farm as a manager etc. He was also a founder of AdvoCare for Paralysis.He was in the process of selling hay.He asked me to pick him up a hamburger and a shake. I spoke to him at 9:35 Pm about 20 minutes away.I arrived home at 10:10.His van was missing. I called him. No answer. After a few additional calls I went looking for him and found his van in a remote dark area, van lights of , motor turned of and the doors open.He was laying on the floor with the oxygen cord wraped around his neck and partial wraped around his body. I called 911. It was treated as a heart attack. No doctor, no coroner , no picture taken of him before he was moved. A funeral home was called. I contacted a private homocide investigator with forty years experience. It did not take him long to know 100% that my son had been murdered and robbed.He contacted the sheriff, who sent out some in-experienced investigator. I provided a list of names. It is now three months ago,and as of now, the investigator have just barely spoken to the list of people I provided , they were all interviewed via a phonecall. The Procecuting attorney have also pushed the sheriff to get this investigation going.I feel that the sheriffs department missed up and because my son was quadriplegic, it'seems of little interest though I feel that he was considered useless. I also believe that religion is playing a big part. But mostly the paralysis.Nothing is being done, it is three months since I found my son. What is my next step. Money is a big problem.Please help me.Sincerely XXXXX
A little background... A friend of mine friend rents a casitaView more criminal law questions
A little background... A friend of mine friend rents a casita in Santa Fe. Last winter his tankless water heater intermittently failed to operate, typically in the middle of his morning shower. To avoid this happening again he has politely and somewhat persistently asked his landlady to repair or replace the unit before the winter weather, to no avail.A few days ago my friend approached the landlady's hired maintenance hand to address this issue. For reasons I don't fully understand the maintenance hand lost his cool, yelled at my friend, made crude references to my friend's sexual orientation (my friend is a gay man) and "belly-bumped" my friend. When my friend tried to leave the premises the maintenance hand blocked his exit and continued his verbal assault, continued to intimidate him, and belly-bumped him again.My friend weighs 140 pounds (wet), and was not in a position to defend himself against the assailant. Used to this kind of homophobic thuggery, my friend has not taken action against this bully. Complicating matters, the landlady is a lifelong friend of the maintenance hand, and while she's appalled by the behavior of her friend/employee, she has stated she has no intention of letting him go.My friend is reluctant to take action because he does not want to lose his place, and because he fears repercussions if he files a complaint. I'm trying to convince him to file charges, or perhaps a restraining order against this man. The landlady appears to be turning a blind eye to the matter as well.In the scheme of things, I know this is not the most horrible incident imaginable. Noone was physically injured. I can't stand this kind of thing. I despise bullies and homophobes, and I resent the landlady for not taking a stronger stand to protect my friend, her tenant.Does my friend have any legal recourse in this matter? Do you recommend a course of action?Thank you,Chris