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I have a misdemeanor a concealed weapon (KNIFE)
I have a misdemeanor for carrying a concealed weapon (KNIFE) from when I was 18. It is the only thing on my record. I have tried buying a firearm in Md but was refused. is this due to Md laws or federal? if I go to a different state can I buy one if I still live in Md?
In State V. Cuttiford was the trial court judge correct in
In State V. Cuttiford was the trial court judge correct in his instructions to the jury regarding self-defense? Why? What were the instructions given to the jury? Why weren't the required instructions given as set forth in the Ohio law provisions for thistype of case? Who has the burden of proof to prove self-defense, the prosecution or defense?
A 53-year old woman I knew was hospitalized after being abused
A 53-year old woman I knew was hospitalized after being abused by her husband and died in a matter of hours. The medical examiner's certificate gave the cause of death as "Blunt object injury to the abdomen." It seems fairly clear that the injury was inflicted by her husband, who may have been drunk at the time.The state is Virginia. In your opinion, will these circumstances lead to a charge of murder or manslaughter?
My ex-wife just sent me an order of expungement for her boyfriend.
My ex-wife just sent me an order of expungement for her boyfriend. He is a registered sex offender for committing aggrevated sexual battery in Kansas. I've looked at the Kansas state statutes and everything that I've read states that this is in no way eligible for expungement. The expungement statute is KSA 21-4619 and his crime is outlined as KSA 21-3518. She sent me the expungement papers gloating that this man is now one step closer to being around my 9 & 7 year old. I had verbage added to my divorce decree stating that the children could not be around registered sex offenders due to the violent nature of his crimes. How can he get this expunged? He plead guilty in 1999 and finished his probation in 2003. please let me know if I am missing something. Is it possible to get an expungement reversed? Thanks!
Isnt everyone entitled to a jury trial? Our grandsons father
Isn't everyone entitled to a jury trial? Our grandsons father was pressured into taking a plea bargain on a manslaughter charge and was sentenced to 35 yrs for voluntary manslaughter. He did not do the shooting. Another man did and offered info to lessen his drug charges. A very long story. I have the transcripts, they are very different stories. He had a public defender , but was not getting any help from him. They told him that if he had $75,000. They could get him off. He asked for a jury trial and denied him. He was basically pushed into the corner and took it. Since being incarcerated he has spent time in the law library and found out a lot that was not done right. We have the transcripts with us and have studied and we too see a lot of decripencies. What can we go to help him. Out he admits that he was there, BUt he did not do the shooting. He says the only thing he did wrong was not go to the authorities and report it but he was scared. He does believe he should do some time for that, but not for the killing. What can we do.?
How can I make a formal complaint against a Judge and DistrictView more criminal law questions
How can I make a formal complaint against a Judge and District Attorney and VOC of a certain county? Is there a way to have an internal investigation into case against the man who killed my daughter? I believe there was a huge deception on the prosecution's and the judges delieverance of a plea bargain Murder 2 case to Voluntary Manslaughter, and he was a felon with a gun and threats to others in this same crime, he was on probation for harming another woman, and all was dropped for this plea deal, and the evidence is all there along with witness testimony. It passed through the 4th District Court of Appeals for Murder 2 after the judge dismissed in they said, she erred. Then the Supreme Court wouldn't even hear the defense case. Back to the same judge, I asked for a new one, DA told me no she wouldn't allow it, they delayed this trial 4 or 5 times, within 4 1/2 years. to settle for a 6 year term of prison, of which 4 1/2 years in jail during all the delays counted as served, given the 80% dividend as well, and was set free 5 years 2 months and 12 days after he killed her. Please I need to know where I can go with this case. I have the police reports and he was implicated in another death 5 months prior same type. Overdose. My daughter knew him only 2 1/2 months and was not into drugs and that lifestyle. He defrauded her credit and she wanted it back, and away from him, and 2 days after she was dead, and witnesses were there who came into his house where she was unconscious 3 hours after her last voice message to my other daughter. and when they tried to get her help he threatened them and held a ak 47 gun type among other weapons. a 17 year old girl was one holding my daughter as she turned blue and died, and then after she died they allowed (he had an accomplice come in) and threatened them and their families and said they knew crooked cops ( there are calls made to two police officers by the accomplice) My daughter was being held for 14 hours as they were deciding what to do with her, and then an outside caller contacted 911 two times about this incident, before they went in and found her. I read that a violent felony including Murder and Voluntary Manslaughter could not by CA law be plea bargained and yet they did, even when our family didn't want this to happen.A reasonable jury would have convicted on the numerous charges against both of them, and would have had far more time in prison - they are both free to roam, even when the pre sentencing officer advised he was a danger to society. I have that as well.judge discounted our family and more importantly my daughter and we were treated very poorly at the sentencing.