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About 3 years ago my son was intentionally ran over by his
About 3 years ago my son was intentionally ran over by his ex-girlfriend. She is also the birth mother of his baby girl. He suffered partial disability to his right hand and her insurance company settled for $20,000.Because she intentionally ran him over with an auto vehicle, isn't that considered to be assault using a deadly weapon? Not sure if that's categorized assault 1 or the legal ramifications. Non the less to this day she has not learned her lesson and she is still threatening violence. We would like to start criminal charges for the assault. Is it too late and where do we begin? Finally, is this called assault 1, assault using a deadly weapon? Please explain
My husband was killed on his motorcycle when a car crossed
My husband was killed on his motorcycle when a car crossed over the double line. Here is a quote from the attorney that I hired to represent me. "My estimates are about 122K to 124K for Misty (depends on costs) and 60K each for each minor child. Please realize that these are estimates, as we still don't have the death certificates. The police crash report has been completed, with a pending clause. This means they are holding open the possibility for the DA to file charges. Knowing that, it's possible the Coroner won't do the death certificate, as he doesn't know to rule the manner of death an accident or vehicular homicide. So, although we are hopeful this is going to move to conclusion, we still have a snag and could end up waiting longer, or it could be done tomorrow. We just don't know. I'm also waiting for the confirmation on the policy limits from the defendant driver. I still only have the verbal from the adjuster.and hit him head on." My question is this, should my attorney be waiting around for the DA to make the call or should my attorney be actively pursuing the DA to say it was a homicide? If the DA has a full work load couldn't it be possible that the DA will just say it's an accident rather then the more time consuming decision of saying it was a homicide, but, if my attorney is pushing the issue the DA might have to be hesitant to make the easy call.
How long can a prosecuting attorney hold someone in jail without
How long can a prosecuting attorney hold someone in jail without a trial? My husband has been in jail for 20 months for vehicular homicide on a 500,000 bond. The trials are always continued because he refuses to take a deal. There is no evidence against him, in fact the other driver was sued for talking on his cell phone when the accident occurred. The suit was settled for 100,000. There are three witnesses that saw the other vehicle weaving down the road. The other driver tested positive to methamphetamine . My husband passed his sobriety test athe the scene and his blood came back clean. I could not afford a private lawyer for him and can't afford the bail, even his public defender says they will win this case that is if they ever get to trial.
The prosecuting attorney accused me of 3 counts of manslaughter in a court of law. His st
The prosecuting attorney accused me of 3 counts of manslaughter in a court of law. His statement is a lie. Has he committed perjury? I in fact was charged with 3 counts of vehicular homicide 20 years ago. A huge difference misdemeanor to felony which could influence the judges decision on punishment on an unrelated case? Is there anything I can do?John
I am a health care professional, that is newly required to
I am a health care professional, that is newly required to undergo a Level II background check. in 1986 I was convicted of attempting to obtain narcotics by fraud. I please guilty, went through rehab and have worked in my field for 35 years. I have a Doctorate and hold a responsible position in a large organization. They just decided to require level II on all employees but only in the office in which I work.My question - will this cause me to be denied a level II clearance ?I am not planning on staying with the company (after 9 years) based on other administrative changes that are taking place, I have a stellar professional reputation and understand that his now will be public record attached to my professional license. If I refuse to submit, I am in essence terminated from employement.
My son had an accident..charged with dui, speeding, wreckless
My son had an accident..charged with dui, speeding, wreckless operation..The other vehicle driver was killed, the passenger is badly hurt. This is his first offense and first arrest. He is 29yrs old. The arraignment for bond is going to be a closed one, I am told he will have an appointed attorney to argue the bond to be set by the judge. At this point, should we hire a defense attorney to be involved with this arraignment? The officer told me no one else will be allowed to attend.
My son was fatality struck while working in a work zone. TheView more criminal law questions
My son was fatality struck while working in a work zone. The driver & one of the passenger's were arrested at the scene because they had warrants out for their arrests. The driver had a bag of meth fall out of his pocket and tested positive for meth. What is the statute of limitations? He has not been charged with anything & in August it will be 2 years.