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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?

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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

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In Maryland there is a Depraved Heart Murder Statue, is there

In Maryland there is a Depraved Heart Murder Statue, is there the same for North Carolina?? If so, what is the statue number? Is there a Rset between states?

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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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A defendant pleads not guilty of homicide believing he was

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.

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My son got sentenced in June for alot of diffrent charges.

My son got sentenced in June for alot of diffrent charges. The main 2 are 2nd degree murder and then conspiracy to commit first degree. They box carted every charge but those 2 he got 481 months. He did not have a record and has never been in trouble before but he got the max on every thing. I was wandering if I could do some thing or if he could ? He was going to send his paper's in for a Belated Appeal. He wanted to know if he should or what would be the bad and good reasons to do this? Also he was told to take his plea or he would get life. So we feel like he was more or less pushed to do this.I'm sorry I know I'm jumping around with all these different thing's. I have tried to contact other lawyer's but they don't return my call and I feel helpless. So if you can please tell me someone to talk to or what you think. I Thank You for your help !!

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A person is charged with second degree murder and wants to

A person is charged with second degree murder and wants to plead not guilty at his arraignment because he feared for the life and safety of someone dear to him at the hands of the murder victim. He claims that he can produce eye-witnesses who will testify that the murder victim had attempted to harm that person in the past. Would his plea be valid in these circumstances or would he have to plead guilty and hope for the best at the trial or in the sentencing phase?

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Parole Attorney Question: My son was convicted of second

Parole Attorney Question:My son was convicted of second degree murder and vehicular manslaughter plus another misdemeanors (3 Years plus 8 months consecutively to his 15 years) so his sentence was 15 years to life for second degree murder.He was arrested in May 2003 and convicted in 2004 (in custody since may 2003).His health has been deteriorating behind the bars, his shoulder and foot are in much pain he is on morphine for pain control. He is perhaps disabled.My question is twofold: When will he be eligible to go in front of a Parole Board? Can he try to get a medical parole? he can not drive anymore and he has never committed any violent act or possession of weapon (Car theft is the only other crime).What are the steps on seeking medical parole for my son?Thank you

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