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I have a question about a shoplifting charge in Nevada, Not

I have a question about a shoplifting charge in NevadaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not currently, was told that it would be filed tomorrow.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I was arrested from june 26 til nov 14th, i filled a motion

i was arrested from june 26 til nov 14th, i filled a motion to supress due to an illegal search, the judge found the police were in the wrong and case was dropped, i have proof the police lied, planted evidence, (a gun)JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: this year san mateo county ca.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no, just startedJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: have police cam plus paper work ect..

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My friends son who is 17 was arrested for possesion of

my friends son who is 17 was arrested for possesion of marijuana and a pipe. they said he had to stay the night in jail is that correct? in SCJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: she has no money so i gave her the link to SCCID indigent defenseJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: not sure, how do we check?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: can the mom speak on his behalf in bond hearing in the morning?

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I have a friend who was in a car accident in 2013. She was

I have a friend who was in a car accident in 2013. She was taken to a clinic where blood evidence was taken for suspicion of DUI. After a year had passed no charges were ever filed and we believed that there apparently they were not charging her (an assumption because of the time span without any communication from police or courts).. To our surprise charges were filed 17 months after the incident. By Colorado state law the lab can destroy the blood evidence after a year (but of course that means we don't have it available for independant testing) state status say a defendant has a right to test within that 1 year period, but we didn't even know that charges were filed until the evidence was long destroyed. Otherwise we would have had independent testing done (we disagree with the lab findings). Also her case has been continually continued because of lack of discovery requested by the public defender and us, and change in defender when the first quit the defenders office, and my friend having medical issues.. This incident happened in 2013, and we have been to court 7 times now without even being able to enter a plea yet. She has court again tomorrow, and frankly her public defender isn't pushing to accomplish much. They won't drop the charges, but all evidence is unavailable for us to test, and many mistakes have been made in this case, but we can't afford a private attorney... What do we do???

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My husband is in tenn for voliation of probation. He is a

My husband is in tenn for voliation of probation. He is a fugitive from justice in michigan. Trying to get him a court appointed lawyer in MichicanJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: He is in Bradley county Tn. for violation of probation. Michigan is suppose to extratite him in the next week. He left the State of Michigan while on paroleJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Dont know. Just know his parole officer in Michigan says he is a discrass to soiecty. sorry fo my spellingJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Need to know if he can get a court appointed lawyer. He want ask,

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If your subpoenaed on charges you have against someone and

if your subpoenaed on charges you have against someone and don't show up for court will the charges be dropped if it's for feloinous assaultJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ohioJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: yes, my daughter has been in jail waiting court, but her boyfriend said he doesn't want her charged and was thinking if he didn't show up that they would drop the chargesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: if we should find a lawyer for her or public defender is good

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My husband has been charged with driving with a suspended

My husband has been charged with driving with a suspended license, and may be facing some jail time. His licensed was suspended due yo a few traffic tickets that he could not pay because he was unemployed. He was only driving because we had a medical emergency and I needed to go to the hospital. Is there a way for him to argue his case successfully and avoid jail time? Have there been similar cases won like this?JA: License regulations vary from place to place, so can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: VAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I'm assuming it has because he goes to court tomorrow.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My husband had been stopped for a similar offense earlier in the year, but he was doing well following the terms of the suspension and trying to gather the money to pay the fines he owed.

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My son was arrested and the public defender did not

My son was arrested and the public defender did not represent him in adequate competent manner. The attorney has apologized for not doing due diligence for the hearing, and my son was indicted. My son is disabled and has no funds which is why he was supplied with a public defender, but it was awful. He is in NC and I am in Louisiana. Is there a way to have a new judge/court appearance?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: Wake County North CarolinaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes, he was arrested. Drug related, one of the "homeless" men in the vehicle had paraphanaliea in the back of my son's truck and all 3 in the vehicle were charged with "Manufacturing Methamphetamines". This is his first offense.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I would just like to know what rights my son has if he was not represented properly at the hearing. I also had 2 letters of acceptance for rehab and the attorney did not even print them out and bring them to court. He did NOTHING buy show up an read off the charges. I have already written a letter to the judge.....

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I got a DUI and a possession last week on Christmas eve and

I got a DUI and a possession last week on Christmas eve and the highway patrol officer did not read me my rights what do you think I should do please help me all you can because my license is my lifelineJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: MsJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I have court tomorrowJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Do you think I should fight it or what

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