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I was arrested for a 2nd degree felony accused of theft in

I was arrested for a 2nd degree felony accused of theft in October 2015..... I'm aware that I have the right to a speedy trial.My lawyers have been using pass slips for every court day since we are still waiting on full discovery and to obtain specific documents my lawyers requested from the prosecutor. My case has been through 3 District Attorneys, 3 prosecutors, and 2 judges (I assume that is the hold up on giving my lawyers whats needed).SINCE it's my lawyers filling out pass slips waiting for the state to produce records would my case be in violation of the right to a speedy and fair trial?My lawyers tell me that the longer it takes the better it is for me. For example this case is regarding my bank account dating back to 2008, the bank cant provide me any information for accounts that are older than 7 yearsALSO my case started out as a civil case in 2013 (the plaintiff dismissed his own case) that time would NOT be included in the calculation of how long my case has been pending correct?

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If it says on e file i havent waived my right to a speedy

If it says on e file i havent waived my right to a speedy trial but i think i might have on a document which would be considered correctJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IowaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No he hasnt called me backJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Law Educator, Esq.

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Trying to find information for a girlfriend. Her son was

Trying to find information for a girlfriend. Her son was arrested on rape charges (brought by the girl's mother). How long can he be held in jail before a trial date is set or the trial begins. He has been in jail a year and still has no trial date.JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: Sorry, happened in Georgia and was in May of 2016.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes, the boy was arrested on a rape charge.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not that I can think of.

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This question relates to a criminal case. Can the court

This question relates to a criminal case. Can the court force a defendant to sign their rights away (Constitutional Waiver) after 45 days have come and gone (Violating the Speedy Trial Act, 18 USC §3161(h)(1)(F)]) and continue with the process of convicting? The day of signing was on Day 67. The day of booking was on Day 67. The day of court was on Day 67. The court also allowed for a change in the citation from the officer effectively changing the citation by adding one more charge without notifying the defendant. My focus is on the signing of the waiver, is there any statute or case to look upon with this type of misconduct? Please do not ask or imply past agreements or such, there are none. Thank you.

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My son is incarcerated in a NJ county jail for 4 months. He

My son is incarcerated in a NJ county jail for 4 months. He is charged with 2C:395c1 and 2C:397b1 He is a 2 time felon for burglary He has a public defender but has had no court date yet. How long does the state have before they indict himJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And to clarify, can you tell me what paperwork has been filed?Customer: New Jersey No paperwork filed Have not even received discovery yetJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: He cannot afford lawyer so he is going to stick with public defender until charges are officialy filed then seek criminal lawyer How long do they have to do thisJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: At the time of arrest they also executed a no knock warrant on my house where he resided for any type of guns or gun paraphanalia. The recovered 3 bags of heroin for personal use and no gun. I do not know what type of evidence they have

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I was trying to educate myself for Texas law. Wondering if

hi, I was trying to educate myself for Texas law. Wondering if there is a time period after indictment in which the trial must occur.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: yes, she has an atty.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no, I'm sorry. I don't need to bother an atty.

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Zoey_ JD

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My daughter was arrested in a neighboring county 6 months

My daughter was arrested in a neighboring county 6 months ago. She was released on bond, but since was arrested and jailed on federal charges. She is ineligible for pre-trial release. Now she has trial for the first arrest and cannot be there. I put up the bond and was going to be there to argue in her behalf. I was thinking that a violation of due process may be an issue. Also the right to a speedy trial.

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Alex J. Esq.

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I realize my question will be unusual given the fact that I

Hi,I realize my question will be unusual given the fact that I live in the UAE - Dubai. But I would like to have an opinion anyway as I feel the local lawyers are confusing me.I have two terminally ill children and i decided to fundraise in order to save their lives with a new treatment that is in experemental phase. While i was fundraising, I was also receiving money from friends and family on the side, so I stopped the fundraising when it reached 60% as I had the entire amount raised on the side (suddenly someone gave me a huge donation). So I announced on the campaign that i made the money and any additional funds would be used to fund research.So I sent the money (received from family and friends) and went to do the operation. During my visit we were told that my other son could not have the operation as he is too week to tolerate it. So I have an excess amount from the online fundraiser which i received while i was in belgim. So I decided in stead of having the money sitting idle in the bank to put it in an investment account which i can take the money out any time, this way i would be able to search for other alternatives for my other son while i get a slight interest that would help me pay the ongoing bills abroad for my first son who did the operation (and was spending 6 months in belgium).I am now being detained and questioned for fraud! I have done the operation I saved my son's life and now am in initial thoughts for another treatment for my elder son who couldnt do the operation which is why i ctually requested to withdraw the money invested so I can send it to that other clinic.The charges were "illegal fundraising" this is a thing here where I live, and I am concerned about the amount which was excess and i put it in an investment. Usually in law, would they look at this litteraly and not take into consideration the fact that I spent all that money on my son nd I actually still have that money? Can I seak international help as a violation of human rights? I have a Syrian passport and no where to go and they took my passport from me and one of my children is terminally ill, if I got to jail then its a death sentence for him!! I am getting a lot of mixed feedback, some lawyers are telling me it is not a big deal at all, some others are saying its two years in prisoin + a 100,000 USD fine + deportation!!!Kindly keep my post private and dont publish it publicallythank you

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I have a class c misdemenor they are trying to give me.

i have a class c misdemenor they are trying to give me. theft of property thats the arrest for. ive been going to court for almost 3years i want this case dismissedJA: Have charges been filed in this matter? If so, when is the next court date?Customer: nov**JA: In what state did this occur? And has an attorney been consulted?Customer: a***** txJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: public defendant lawyer the question is

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