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Do a prosecutor have the legal right to file charges if

do a prosecutor have the legal right to file charges if there weren't any formal filed by victim or victims parentsJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And just to clarify, have charges been officially filed?Customer: new jerseyJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: its been report by dyfs but not the parentsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: we were seeking therapeutic help not prosecution

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What is the legal process for someone to be found not guilty

What is the legal process for someone to be found not guilty except for reason of insanity? Is this something that has to be determined in trial or is it something that can be settled pretrial, say in a plea bargain, if there is enough evidence to substantiate the person was indeed insane or not mentally competent at the time of the incident? I live in Oregon and the charges are murder, manslaughter 1, and assault 1. I would greatly appreciate any info you could share with me.

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RobertJDFL

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Neighbor adjacent to me has hired someone to fix his

Neighbor adjacent to me has hired someone to fix his backyard shed. Started with mounting a tarp to protect shed from rain. Problem is, the fellow the neighbor hired climbed up my fence and walked around on my backyard shed—totally without my consent. Complication: neighbor has social ties to gangsters in the neighborhood, doesn't feel it necessary to get my consent, doesn't even do the work with a City work permit, and will even socially talk about me as if I'm some sort of complainer that doesn't deserve to be receive any attention. And he's very good at composing a negative image of someone in the minds of others.I've attempted to rationalize with this neighbor, even inviting him to talk with a lawyer I'd hired. And he did, once. This lawyer pointed out that he's threatened me twice during our conversation. Neighbor never called the lawyer back.Recently, I filed statements with the local police—once for harassment and another for the guy he hired fastening the tarp onto my side of the property by about a foot. My concern is simply that he's up there walking on my shed and climbing my fence—all of which are on my property. The liability issues stand out in the sense that I haven't even been able to see his insurance or license—none of which he probably has.While my next step is to file a complaint with the City (Department of Inspection, DBI), the police really frowned on me with my choice not to confront neither the neighbor nor the so-called roofer. He said he would be by this weekend to actually fix the shed and seemed to suggest he'd be done before Monday when a DBI inspector might potentially come by. Given what the police told me, what are my options if I do confront the roofer over the weekend? Given the animosity of my neighbor (and he actually has a 2nd degree murder charge on his record), at worst, would I be in the right to say stand in the roofer's way if he attempts to climb on my fence/she again? What about pushing him away, such as if he tries to push me out of his way? Or what about out-right hitting him with a hammer or something to stop him?I already told the police that I am the type of person who walks away unless I'm unable too. But if a worst-case scenario arises, what can I do? I mean must I walk away and report the incident? Or can I physically defend my property from being trespassed upon by the roofer, even if he doesn't attempt to hit me first?Just want to know the range of things I can and can't do.

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TJ, Esq.

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A friend is being charged with 1st degree murder. The facts

A friend is being charged with 1st degree murder. The facts of the case are still mostly unknown to me. But the prosecutors claim is that my friend went to someones house and someone that didnt like my friend answered the door (i dont think he lived there) and he attacked my friend and hit him in the head with a door. They say my friend defended himself with a knife and the other guy was stabbed once and died shortly afterwards.He went and talked to the police the next day and was arrested. He has something on his record from about 4 years ago and has been out for 2. He had really turned his life around since he was out and has never been the kind of person to instigate something like that.Is it normal for someone acting in self defense to be arrested for defending them self?Is there anything I can do to help my friend?Is there any way that I or his family can access or learn of the elements of the case against my friend?Thank you for your time.

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RobertJDFL

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I am a behavioral consultant and one of my clients has for

Hello, I am a behavioral consultant and one of my clients has for the past two years made threats of wanting to murder a member of his community for the harm this,person did to his aunt. I recently took over his case so I am still learning about how to manage this area. He has a developmental disability and was na much of his life.To my knowledge he has not made any comment directly to this person but will tell people in his community his intent.What is my obligation here in terms of reporting?Do I have one? Thank you

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Nisha Jones, Esq.

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My husband was charged with risk of injury to a minor in CT,

My husband was charged with risk of injury to a minor in CTJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No - it happened early this morningJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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My husband has been charged with 6 counts of attempted

my husband has been charged with 6 counts of attempted murder and attempted arson . We had known each other for about 4 years. He had been a recovered aa/na but had struggled in the past year since we have been married. He was deep in his addiction that night that all this happen. He did not realize what had happen until the very next morning. We all realize that he was struggling. He needs a long term addiction program. How would we beginJA: In what state did this occur?Customer: LouisianaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: all of us are willing to ask the judge to drop the protective order. We are not afraid of him

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I was at the courthouse all day trying to get another

My name is***** was at the courthouse all day trying to get another protective order from my ex husband (the last one has expired) and they refused me. Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: He has been in and out of jail for years, I put him in jail in 2012 for domestic abuse, child endangerment and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, he was recently released out on bond for 2 counts of attempted murder, illegal possession of a firearm and agg assault. He showed up at my house unannounced to "check on" myself and my son. Scared me to death. But did not threaten me at the time

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Nisha Jones, Esq.

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My daughter was arrested for accessory to muder free the

My daughter was arrested for accessory to muder free the fact on Wednesday November 23rd at approximately 3;00 pm. When should she be released if not charged. I know the holiday nod the weekend don't count.JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: We are in California. She has been in custody since November 23rd last week at bout 3:00 pmJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Nisha Jones, Esq.

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