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I am charged with two counts of pointing and showing a

I am charged with two counts of pointing and showing a pistol and one count of illegal transport of a weapon across state line in South Carolina. All three charges came from a pick up truck pulling up behind me after we had words and the driver getting out of the truck and walking toward my car in front of him at a stop light. I was blocked in by other cars and could not move. I showed him my gun and told him to get back into the truck. I believe it was self defense. I also suffer from Post Tramatic Stress Disorder from three tours in Viet Nam. Trying to decide between a Public Defender or hire a lawyer. Can you suggest either of these. Also what can I expect to be charged for the lawyer if I decide to hire one? Thanks, ***** *******, Myrtle Beach, SC.

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My dad was recently arrested in Myrtle Beach weapons

My dad was recently arrested in Myrtle Beach for two weapons offenses. unlawful carrying of a pistol and pointing or presenting a firearm. He posted bond, and has an initial appearance scheduled for September 2nd. He has hired a lawyer, but I want to be sure he is being advised well. Shouldn't there be a prliminary hearing of some sort?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: South Carolina, and it was last thursday 6/23JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I have not. He has.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Do you want me to describe his version of the story?JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Criminal Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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I being charged with dui: controlled substance marijuana n

I being charged with dui: controlled substance marijuana n alprazolam. How soon after the preliminary hearing do they schedule you for a CRN evalJA: The Criminal Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: I have weeks ago but not about this. I'm having an anxiety attack and not thinking clearly. Do you know anything about CRN eval? I'm worried because I broke down and smoked weed after my buddies funeral.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Criminal Lawyer should know?Customer: What do you meanJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Criminal Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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I've been charged with impersonating a police officer f6 JA:

I've been charged with impersonating a police officer f6JA: The Criminal Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: not yet. i have 2 hearings scheduled for next week. May 10 is Status Conference. May 13 is preliminary hearingJA: Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: sure. what info do you need?JA: Is there anything else important you think the Criminal Lawyer should know?Customer: i have no criminal record. i am armed service veteran of the US coast guardJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Criminal Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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The question I have is in reference to a fictional film script

The question I have is in reference to a fictional film script I'm writing. The scene takes place at a preliminary hearing. Two men (with criminal records) have been arrested after a gun was found in the car they were driving. The gun has no fingerprints or DNA on it, however ballistics show that it is a gun that was used to kill a female police officer.The defense attorney argues that there is no forensic evidence, no witnesses to the murder, and that four people will testify that the two suspects were at a party at the time of the murder. And finally, the two suspects were assaulted the night that police found the gun in the suspects car. It turns out that the two suspects were beaten up by a vigilante and a cell phone video by a witness appears to show the vigilante tossing the gun in question into the suspects' car.Given these details, I would like the judge to dismiss the case. What would help me the most is for you to give me an indication of what the judge would say in his ruling to the prosecutor and defense attorney.Thanks for any help that you can provide.Darryl

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My son had his bail set form domestic violence (class 3 felony)

My son had his bail set form domestic violence (class 3 felony) in Texas this morning (no court, the judge just came to the jail. If I cannot make his bail how long will it take him to receive a preliminary hearing. His bail is $25,000 and I'm hoping the charges and bail might be reduced at the preliminary hearing since his girlfriend was not seriously injured (no hospital) and is not pressing charges herself. This is his first offence other than a misdemeanor shoplifting charge a few years ago.

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In Pennsylvania a criminal complaint was filed 8 days ago

In Pennsylvania a criminal complaint was filed 8 days ago for PWID with the status "inactive" awaiting preliminary hearing. Never arrested, questioned by police. What will happen next?

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I was charged with t and run and DUI the other night and I

I was charged with hit and run and DUI the other night and I initially told the police I was not the driver of the car. Later that night the officer told me that the lady involved in the car I hit positively id me as they brought me out of the house I was in.....should I change my statement? What will the ramifications be?

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I am being called to discuss a people vs. Case. preliminary

I am being called to discuss a people vs. Case. For a preliminary hearing. I stated to police when they showed up that I just wanted it to be on file that an argument had taken place. He told me "that will be in the computer, but this is an arrest warrant. " due to violating a temporary order of protection as a condition of adjournment in contemplation of dismissal. I personally do not wish to file charges, and was wondering what approach I should take when I am to be seen at the Niagara county district attorneys office.

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