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This is a question about criminal law, I live in Michigan,

Hi, This is a question about criminal lawJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: I live in Michigan, but the jurisdiction of the incident is Rochester,NYJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: yesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: It's for my friend. He has been charged with two class B felonies and one class E felony in Rochestor,NY. The state is pressing charges against him, and I am trying to help him out

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I have lost confidence in my attorney, I do not feel he is

I have lost confidence in my attorney, I do not feel he is representing me well. I am at the end of my case. The last 2 court appearances, he has not shown up in courtJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: San Diego CaliforniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: yes. The case has been prosecuted already, I pled guilty. We are in restitution hearings but the DA is threatening to file additional chargesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't know if I can explain the entire case here. It seems like my attorney is NOT fighting for me

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I have a case management conference, after my initial court

I have a case management conference, after my initial court date where I am the defendant being charged with a class one misdemeanor. What is a case management conference ?

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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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Zoey_ JD

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Has past of burglary habit. Changed his lifestyle, picked up

has past of burglary habit. Changed his lifestyle, picked up a friend who called and said he needed a ride, son not knowing what just happened, picked him up with bag in hand, friend saw cop, took of running, son still sitting car with bag, arrested, charged cause of old record. Six months now in Harris County. Son was working, still on parole that ends August 2017. This happened Jan 2017. Pre- trial July 1st. So hurt.JA: Since parole regulations vary, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Kirby TaylorJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Can this case be dismissed since there is evidence of him taking anything, no fingerprints, no surveillance of him doing anything.

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Zoey_ JD

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My step-son was arrested the other night and the police

My step-son was arrested the other night and the police gained entry from a person who had a controller to the garage door and they did not themselves the person who had the does not live there and has no right on the property what are my options

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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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Zoey_ JD

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My niece was pulled over in Idaho and bullied into allowing

My niece was pulled over in Idaho and bullied into allowing the police officer intimidate her into searching her car. She had a small amount of a controlled substance (Coke) in her backpack. she has no priors and is a first time offender - they held her in jail for the weekend. Are there first time offender options in the state of Idaho where she will not have to serve time? She lives in Colorado and was there to visit familyJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: This happened Friday night near Cour D'alaineJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: My brother has gotten her a lawyer who I guess has experience in these cases - she is going to meet with this guy todayJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: that's all the info that I have

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Are androids coming to replace humans as jurors soon? Since

Are androids coming to replace humans as jurors soon? Since androids don't have feelings, emotions, prejudices, and so forth like humans do, and can be programmed to follow the rules according to the law and the Constitution to the letter, wouldn't they do the job of a juror better than a human being does and be unbiased about it? Thank you.

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