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My grandson will be in court tomorrow accepting a plea of 10

My grandson will be in court tomorrow accepting a plea of 10 months in county jail, charged with possession of marijuana and domestic violence with strangulation. This amount of time is capped so there isn't a chance it will be more than that. We learned today from his attorney that had he gone to trial and lost, Michigan law would have called for 25 years in prison. When he was first arrested the Prosecutor offered him a much better deal than what he will plead to tomorrow. He rejected it thinking that he might go to trial because his girlfriend lied when she told police he had tried to strangle her, and she was willing to testify to that. The next time they were all in court the Prosecutor offered him this deal which is worse than she offered the first time. What has us upset is that my grandson would never have considered going to trial if he had known about the mandatory 25 year sentence if he lost in court. He would have taken the very first deal she offered him and he would already be out of jail. Our question is this: Is there any reparation for us given that our attorney didn't inform us of the mandatory sentence and because we were operating without the full picture, my grandson is pleading to a sentence that's considerably more time than the first offer.

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If im accused of stealing money from doing returns at my job

If im accused of stealing money from doing returns at my job they say it was 5000.00 .i have no criminal record at all.what are the consequences of this if convicted

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My son is in federal prison in Las Vegas awaiting sentencing

My son is in federal prison in Las Vegas awaiting sentencing from a plea deal. The probation officer completed the PSR, but my sons privately paid attorneys never gave it to him. Based on chance a letter came to my sons place of residence and his girlfriend opened it to find out that tomorrow is the deadline for filing objections to the report. My son want to fire his attorneys and get a public defender to help him with any objections to the report. This will require an extension which I was told they do not offer. What can my son do, help we are in a desperate situation. How can he get a public defender or an attorney to help him and he is in prison. He reached his attorney today after weeks of calling and not getting through and they said don't worry about the attorney working in the case is not available and someone else will drop off the report tomorrow, yet tomorrow is the,deadline. They said they thought he had the report,JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Nevada and it's a federal caseJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: My son did and he said don't worry he thought my son had the PSR and that the attorney handling the case is unavailable and someone else will drop off the report tomorrow which is the deadline for filing objectionsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: How do we fire that attorney and get help with reviewing the PSR and objecting to any inaccuracies

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Its about my brother.. he made a delivery of 25,000 to under

its about my brother.. he made a delivery of 25,000 to under covers it was a delivery for somebody else. it was money for weed weight 854 pounds he just dropped off money and left. and he got sentenced to 19 months and charged him with it. he was charged with the money and the pounds. but why did they charge him with the pounds of marijuana if he didnt take itJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: odessa texas..but his court was in alpine txJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: he already has gotten sentenced..they were going to give him two years probation but the prosecutor got up and spoke and to charge him with the pounds of marijuana. when he had only dropped off the moneyJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: he has an attorney and he wants to appeal it but my brother is scared that they will give him more time

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My son was sentenced to 9 months and 3yrs probation in

Hello, My son was sentenced to 9 months and 3yrs probation in federal prison. Will he have to complete the whole 9 or does the 85% rule apply to him?

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My fiance' was pulled over in a car that was not his and

My fiance' was pulled over in a car that was not his and because he was on parole was sent straight to state prison. He sat there for three months until his recent hearing. He was not given a green sheet( he was only able to view a portion of one the morning of his hearing after her was transported to the prison that was holding the hearing). The lawyer that he had came to me and said that my fiance' wanted to know what he should do. I found this odd because this particular lawyer said the best thing he should do would be to plead guilty because representing him before a jury would be difficult for them because my fiance' was by himself. The lawyer also said that he qualifies for ACT 122 but this lawyer did not even state that they would recommend ACT 122. Anyway, ACT 122 states that as long as no violent crime was committed then the parolee can go to a CCC center. They are trying to pin him with a drug charge. He stated that it was said that what was found in the car was so small that they were not even going to send it to the lab for it to be tested. How can my fianc'e fight all of this while being locked up in a prisonJA: Since parole regulations vary, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: PennsylvaniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I've been through 3 lawyers. 2 I sent money to and they never even went to see him and the third one I just felt like she took the money and ran. No fightJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Just trying to see in what direction we can go in. Like I said has been on parole and has done very well. He has earned another degree and has been working on trying to create something to help other people who have been incarcerated.

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I recently received a class 4 Misdemeanor for Drunk in

I recently received a class 4 Misdemeanor for Drunk in Public in Virginia. I do have a felony conviction dating back to 2001 for aggravated unlicensed operation from a DUI conviction. I've been good ever since then until this point. I got the case adjourned until September and I'm attending AA meetings and volunteering my time to community service applicable for Richmond Court guidelines. What's the chances my prior convictions will come into play, if at all since its out of state. From your experience, does a proactive approach in dealing with this lead to getting the case thrown out. I have obtained an attorney to represent me.

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My friend was just arrested for a non extraditable warrant

My friend was just arrested for a non extraditable warrant in NJ that was issued in GAJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when was the warrant issued?Customer: they are currently denying him bail what are his optionsJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No I have notJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: As a result of the warrant they issued him a contempt charge and fugitive from justice

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Are you qualified to clarify texas criminal law, Ok. I

Are you qualified to clarify texas criminal lawJA: No. I'm the Criminal Lawyer's Assistant.Customer: Ok.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I haven't. I can't afford one.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Is it free for now?JA: The Criminal Lawyer's require payment for their services. It's way less expensive on JustAnswer than face-to-face would cost.Customer: How much?

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