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I have been able to afford to pay my fine and restitution

I have been able to afford to pay my fine and restitution ,not because i dont want to but because i don't have the money .what can i do pleaseJA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: nyJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: yes I have a public defenderJA: What advice did they give you?Customer: he says i have to pay it all tomorrow or go to jail or show my w2's to show my wagesJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: like what

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LegalKnowledge

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Re: Habeas corpus that is filed challenging state and gone

Re: Habeas corpus that is filed challenging state and gone to federal level. What is remedy to continue challenge of wrongful conviction, if inmate w/time served Is released. Also, is attorney expected to continue /post criminal conviction challenge

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Maverick

Doctoral Degree

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I am a adult in San Diego & I was charged with a Drug DUI

I am a young adult in San Diego & I was charged with a Drug DUI after being involved in an accident with one other vehicle late last month. Before that incident I consumed a beverage that was spiked without my knowledge after I met someone from a dating platform. The profile has been deleted & I am still in the process of recovering this person's information. My trial meanwhile has been postponed for late October & my hearing has also been rescheduled for September for more "discovery" time. I have plead "not guilty".In regards ***** ***** actual accident, the couple who were in the other vehicle did not experience "serious injury"according to the prosecutor during the arraignment & again during my first hearing. The couple's insurance company also stated that the couple made a hospital visit but they were only diagnosed with "minor skin infraction" according to doctor's note. My arraignment bail was reduced from $100k to $20k & my arraignment defender said my charge was initially considered a "felony" but my blank criminal record & other circumstances will more than likely render this charge as a "misdemeanor".I am aware that there are 3 witnesses stated in my copy of police report & they allegedly saw me "swerving" before the accident happened at an intersection & according to an officer I did not pass field sobriety (I am actually disputing his claim along with his professionalism/verbal conduct). I kept silent in police custody in accordance to miranda rights (I was not told them either) & went along with taking a blood test & served a day in county jail before bailing.For now, I haven't been notified of any blood result but I would like to know what sort of "worse-case scenario" sentence could I face for a Drug DUI charge (non-alcohol) if I won't be able to prove that I was intoxicated without my consent? I do not even know what substance police allege I was on. I do not have a criminal record & this could be my first ever offense. I am especially concerned about having to serve a jail sentence.The court offices & public defender are very slow in providing me information I need to determine what I have to do to win this case or get a plea. I appreciate any reply.Thank you

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legalgems

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I had a case pending and my lawyer died I had paid him 3/4

I had a case pending and my lawyer died I had paid him 3/4 of his fees the person over the estate said I could not get anything back because the money is tied up in probate. We never made it to court and the person over the estate got ahold of another lawyer who is acting as a legal advocate he was under the impression that the case woulde be dropped and when we went to court they are going to put the case off again because they want to charge me with another offence in which he told me that he would not be able to take the case because I could not pay him and I did not qualify for a public defender because I made to much eventhough I spent all my moneyon the first case I am one check away from going under.The person that accused me wants to recant his statement I know for a fact he tried to call the court himself he is a minor 17 almost 18 but he was afraid his father would find out and he's affaid of being hit and the person that he did call did infact call his father who is pressuring him to say the things he said. what am I to do for legal help?

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Attorney2

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If a lawyer was paid for services by a man and later the

If a lawyer was paid for services by a man and later the step daughter claims sexual abuse against this man, and is represented free of charge by this same lawyer who is now a public defender, is it not a conflict of interest for the lawyer to act as prosecutor against the man who originally paid him?

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Dwayne B.

Juris Doctor

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Question: does my description of the event mean I

Question: does my description of the event mean I accidentally committed a crime of “Threat to Commit a Crime in the Future?My description of the incident.Purpose of my visit was to ask Mr. C for assistance in my search for work. I have had the impression that he is a well respected Lawyer in the community and as such if I could get permission from him to use his name as a reference it might help in the right spot. Also I thought he might want to help. I told him about my circumstance, being out of work and running out of money, I told him I was in financial ruin. I also said I did not want him to go out of his way but perhaps the permission to use his name. His response to me was continually the same “I have had a lot of cases and I can not remember them all. After a couple of minuets of the same response I realized that he was not interested in helping me and I departed. Before I departed I asked if he thought I wanted to hurt him. This was because of the way he acted when I have departed The Club house. Between 6 and 12 times he would stop when I was behind him and wait until I pass before going to his car. At first I thought it as strange. I had not seen him in almost two years and wondered if that might be a real thing. I just wanted him to know that I have never raised a hand to anyone in my life and can not imagine doing that. That is not in my nature.I do not understand his reason for making this claim. Especially when he turned his back to me, as he wrote in his statement to police. stated and never asked to leave. He just let me blather on about my circumstances and just after I realized my effort was futile I apologized for interrupting his evening and departed. As I stepped away (2 steps) Police cars appeared. In hindsight I think he wanted me to keep talking in order to have the police see me at his place. I never entered and never got closer that 3 feet from him.I spoke with the Police and do not know if I incriminated myself. I have a public defender and the Judge set a date for a trial. I was never asked how I plead, nor was I offered any plea bargan. I am now on conditional release until trial in late October. I do not report in but have to get the VA to report in periodically on my alcohol counseling attendance.

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AttyHeather

Attorney

Juris Doctorate

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I was convicted of aggravated assault only because the kid

I was convicted of aggravated assault only because the kid suffered an injury after i punched him one time. Him hitting his head and having this injury made it aggravated assault. In his medical records there is a CT scan of the head. Every scan is compared to a previous one. One of the first scans was compared to a scan dated a week prior to this incident. We fought on 9/27/2014. This scan was compared to one 9/20/2014. Doesn't this cast obvious doubt as to whether I was the cause of this injury or not. Wouldn't they need the doctor to testify that this injury was a fresh injury caused by me. He clearly had a head injury prior to this. So it could have been pre existent.

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CalAttorney2

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Doctoral Degree

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How to get a probono criminal defense attorney and location

How to get a probono criminal defense attorney and location and phone number please thank you. In the Bronx.

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LegalKnowledge

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My son is -Polar. He is in a manic state of mind right now.

My son is Bi-Polar. He is in a manic state of mind right now. He is 36 years old. He was caught driving a stolen golf cart 3 weeks ago and missed his court appearance on July 27. I have since found him on the streets and want to take him in to squash the warrant (Which is a felony) and get to the new Las Vegas mental help court. I understand he needs a referral of that though the current court. If I take him in to clear the warrant and get a new court day will they keep him in jail until that date or will he be allowed to return home with me. He also owes a bail bonds company $500.00 which I am prepared to pay. He is mental and does not deserve to be in jail, he needs help. He has a history which includes mental hospital stays here in Vegas.

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Zoey, JD

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