I volunteered as a panelist for a District Attorney
I volunteered as a panelist for a District Attorney sponsored cause called Neighborhood Court----a restorative justice based group that is made up of an offender, victim, 3 panelist and a facilitator.I'm also a volunteer seated on our County Grand Jury. A Deputy District Attorney is available to counsel the Grand Jury.Why are the 2 positions a conflict of interest?
I was at the movie theatre the other night and I accidently
I was at the movie theatre the other night and I accidently left my mace (pepper spray) in the seat cup holder. I been carrying it with me because of all the terrorism. I live in New York. I'm sure they found it and have it on the side or in lost and found. If I go back their to ask for it could it be a legal problem for me? From my understanding, it's not illegal to carry mace in NY.
My ex-girlfriend brought domestic violence charges against
Hello, my ex-girlfriend brought domestic violence charges against me twice - once in the original trial which resulted in my conviction, and again when I appealed these charges but they were upheld. She has recently admitted in a notarized document that the charges were false. What is the best procedure for getting my post-conviction record sealed, so that I can use my degree in Criminal Justice to apply for a job in law enforcement?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New York, NYJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Truthfully, I'm researching this question for a friend, so I have very little knowledge pertaining to the case(s).
I am a Canadian who received a citation for consuming
I am a Canadian who received a citation for consuming alcohol in public in Scottsdale. Is it required I appear in court or can have someone appear for me? If I enter a guilty plea what is the most likely sentence?
I was given a ticket for obstructing last night for showing
Hi there, I was given a ticket for obstructing last night for showing a fake Id to an officer. I am 20 years old and a student. I complied with the officer after I told him that it really actually me. He is my fine would be $450 but is going to send me the ticket in the mail. What would be my details of my charge and what are your advices on how to get the charge lowered to a small crime etc.
MY BOYFRIEND WAS SENTENCE TO 24 YRS FOR ARMED ROBBERY. HE
MY BOYFRIEND WAS SENTENCE TO 24 YRS FOR ARMED ROBBERY. HE HAS SERVED 17. HE IS HAS NOT HAD ANY INCIDENTS, HE TEACHES AND HAS COMPLETED EDUCATIONAL COURSES AS WELL. IS THERE ANY AVENUES THAT I CAN TAKE TO SEEK AN EARLY RELEASE FROM ANY GOVERMENT OFFICIALS?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: NEW JERSEYJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NOJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I AM TRYING TO FIND OUT FIRST ON MY OWN BUT HE DOES HAVE A PUBLIC DENFENDER LAWYER AND HE IS IN FORT DIX PRISON. I DON'T WANT TO GET HIS HOPES UP HIGH. THANKS
My attorney filed a motion to dismiss a criminal complaint
My attorney filed a motion to dismiss a criminal complaint against me for being facially insufficient. Even a layman without a law degree would agree - it was poorly drafted and barely touched on elements to make a prima facie case. In NYC a one count B misdemeanor doesn't get a trial jury - it is bench (I am sure you know this, but I was horrified to learn) --the prosecutor responded to this motion NOT by redrafting complaint, but rather denying it and including for reason of denial email correspondence and other exhibits which made apparent my previous arrest in a case I received COMPLETE DISMISSAL for bc the prosecutor made egregious errors. It is my personal opinion this is a revenge thing, but that's just my opinion. As such, the judge denied the motion bc the prosecutor only submitted exhibits convenient for them, while my attorney was attempting to be ethical and stick to the four corners of the complaint.My question is this: are a defendant's rights violated if, in a response for a motion to dismiss for lack of making a prima facie case, the prosecutor's response to judge, who is the fact decider in bench trial, was a series of exhibits of a previous case that had been dismissed in my favor and sealed? I feel like this was extremely unfair.