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In Oklahoma, my son is in a county jail. While in solitary
In Oklahoma, my son is in a county jail. While in solitary confinement, he attempted to heat a bottle of water with a match and then flushed it in the toilet. He will be charged with (1) Arson, but level 1, 2, 3 or 4 is not known yet. He did not willfully try to burn down the building! He is also charged with (2)Possession of Contraband (matches) by Inmate and (3) Destroying Evidence. He wants to fight the charges because he did not willfully/intentionally attempt to start a fire for any malicious reason. Do you think he has a good case to take to trial? However, if he must plead guilty, are any of these charges a 50% crime? or 85% crime?
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In looking into the case State v. Mercer, 165 S.E.2d 328,
In looking into the case State v. Mercer, 165 S.E.2d 328, 275 N.C. 108 (1969) what are the errors that caused the supreme court to give the defendant a new trial? The most I saw was the inadmissible picture that was deemed too gruesome. I know the case looks into mens rea when someone is said to have been unconscious at the time they committed a crime. What was the outcome of the case as told by the court besides the remand? What are the errors that caused the supreme court to give the defendant a new trial?
I have a friend who was convicted of second degree murder at
I have a friend who was convicted of second degree murder at the age of 15 yrs old.He had a hung jury was was lead by his lawyer to plead guilty on these charges.He wants to know if Johnson V United States 576 U.S.(2015) would this case apply to his case
I am a victim of a homicide, my 18 month old daughter died from the h
I am a victim of a homicide, my 18 month old daughter died from the hands of my boyfriend who is in jail with a 1.5 million dollar bail...He calls me and tells me he can't tell me what happened. The investigation is still on going..I am broken, upset, and not thinking clearly. Am I to continue talking to the investigators about that day and of her? Will I need a lawyer? What are my rights?
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Hi My Name Is***** Ask Early About My Son, He Was Sentence to 6 Years on 09/17/2014.. Him And a Friend of His Were Charge with Att Second Deg Murder His Friend Was Charge With the same charge but Prem...My Son Was In Jail on Another charge.he was arrested on 05/01/2013 and on 05/03/2013 they charge my son with the Att Second Degree Murder, And Few Days Later They Arrested His Friend On The Same Charge, 1 Year and 2 Months Later on 07/02/2014, They Offer My Son a Plea Deal of 6years and 8yearsprobation, And They want My son To Give Factual Basis, We Told My Sons Private Lawyer NO We Cant Do That My Son Is Innocent, So My Son Rejected The Offer... 2 Months Later They Come Back With The Same Offer But This Time He Didn't Have To Give Factual Basis,We Told My Sons Lawyer We Want to Go To Trail, My Sons Lawyer Now Ask Us To Go To a Room in The Court House And Told My Wife And Me That if My Son Don't Take The Offer They Will Take The Offer of The Table and If We go To Trail The Jury Will Find My Son GuiltyAnd He Will Be Facing 20 to Life... So at That Time We Were Scare to Go to Trail Because The Victim on This Case Was Paralyze from Waist Down And My Sons Lawyer Said If The Victim Come To Court And Point The Finger on My Son And The Jury Seeing The VictimOn A Wheel Chair, The Jury Was Going To Find My Son Guilty, So My Son Plea Nolo Contest To The Charge Because He Has 2 Beautiful Dauther a 4 Years Old And a years Old, He Was Scare To Go To Prison For Life... The Day My Sons Plea Nolo Contest The State AttorneyTold The Judge That The Victim Did Not Wanted to Keep Going With The Case And That The Victim Wanted To Move With His Life... And The State Still Took my sons Plea Of Nolo Contest, Knowing That The Victim Didn't want it To continue With The Case, Everythingis On The Transcrip on That Day, Everything They said That Day... The Question I Have is On The Other Inmate The Co Defender The State Had More Evidence Againts Him Seeings He Was Charge Att Second Degree Prem. On 02/10/2015, 2 Weeks Ago They Offer Him 10YearsAnd 10Years Probation and he Rejected The Offer... And Guess What He Was Release Last Night And His Charges Were Drop Againts Him... The State Never Had Any Strong Evidence Againts My Son And The Co Defender But Yeah They Took My Sons PLea Of Nolo ContestAnd Was Send To Prision Were He Is Serving a 6Years Sentence For Something He Didn't Do... Its There Any Conflict That Can Apply To My Sons Case Seeings The State Drop All Charges Againts The Co Defender, He Was Offer A 10 years Plea And Now He Is a Free Man...What Away From The State to Play With People Life... Please Let Me Know If My Sons Lawyer Can Do Anything For My Son, My Son Was Innocent...
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A defendant pleads not guilty of homicide believing he was preventing a possible homicide. He is indicted on second degree murder on the basis of no immediate or present danger. the defendant is adamant about his plea. Must he necessarily be tried for the indicted offense? Or, under these circumstances, could his lawyer could get his client tried for his plea or for the lesser offense of manslaughter? Please answer as fully as possible. Please consider Louisiana law.