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Criminal Law Recent Legal Answers from Lawyers

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It means the magistrate phase is over. It has now moved to the Court of Common Pleas.   Jack Puskar Esq
It means the magistrate phase is over. It has now moved to the Court of Common Pleas.   Jack Puskar Esq

Petty theft charge

Answered 5 days ago by attorney Patrick Johnson   |   1 Answer
Just because this is your first offense doesn't mean that it will be dismissed. However, there is a procedure for getting it dismissed after a probationary period. You would need to hire an attorney to obtain this.
Just because this is your first offense doesn't mean that it will be dismissed. However, there is a procedure for getting it dismissed after a... Read More
I doubt there will be an agreement to drop it to "littering" - in my experience that would be unusual. It depends a lot on the Court you are in, but it may be possible to negotiate a "deferred sentence" which is where a person pleads guilty but the sentence is deferred. Conditions are attached to the probation on the deferred sentence - like a "petty theft class", community service, etc. If those are successfully completed in the time required, then the guilty plea gets withdrawn, and the charge is dismissed, leaving no conviction at all. It is then possible to "seal" the record by filing additional paperwork at the end, which removes the case from the public record and you do not have to disclose it on future application for apartments, jobs, etc. ... Read More
I doubt there will be an agreement to drop it to "littering" - in my experience that would be unusual. It depends a lot on the Court you are in, but... Read More
The letter was notice to appear in Court.  You must have some idea of the charge against you.  At present it appears that this fine is for contempt of Court, which means you did not show up for your Court date. This answer neither constitutes legal advice nor creates an attorney/client relationship. Dr. Michael G. Sribnick, Esq. criminal defense attorney with offices in Charleston and Columbia, S.C. Michael G. Sribnick, M.D., J.D., LLC... Read More
The letter was notice to appear in Court.  You must have some idea of the charge against you.  At present it appears that this fine is for... Read More
What your husband needs is  a criminal defense attorney to ascertain exactly what is going on with your husband.  A criminal defense lawyer can plead his defenses, know how to obtain discovery, understands evidence, criminal procedure, etc. The answer to this question neither constitutes legal advice nor creates a lawyer/client relationship. Dr. Michael G. Sribnick, Esq. criminal defense attorney with offices in Charleston and Columbia, S.C. Michael G. Sribnick, M.D., J.D., LLC... Read More
What your husband needs is  a criminal defense attorney to ascertain exactly what is going on with your husband.  A criminal defense lawyer... Read More
Self defense is a defense that can be used if he is charged.
Self defense is a defense that can be used if he is charged.
Once you get a Protection Order, it will likely have a certain distance she must stay away from you.  If she violates the protection order, it is somewhat easier for her to be charged with a crime - i.e. Violating Protection Order. 
Once you get a Protection Order, it will likely have a certain distance she must stay away from you.  If she violates the protection order, it... Read More
We work closely with the victim and the prosecutor to mitigate the consequences. We prepare a Mitigation Brief which sets forth your boyfriend ‘s personal statement of what happened. We include a positive resume of his accomplishment. We use character letters from first responders including police, fire and military personnel. Please call asap to discuss. Ed Dimon,Esq. 732-797-1600... Read More
We work closely with the victim and the prosecutor to mitigate the consequences. We prepare a Mitigation Brief which sets forth your boyfriend... Read More

Regarding Renunciation defense

Answered 20 days ago by attorney Patrick Johnson   |   1 Answer
Renunciation is an affirmative defense and very fact specific. The Defendant could use that defense and carries the burden of proving it.
Renunciation is an affirmative defense and very fact specific. The Defendant could use that defense and carries the burden of proving it.

What kinda punishment can I expect?

Answered 23 days ago by attorney Edward J. Dimon   |   1 Answer
You want the charges dismissed. You do not want a criminal record. We have worked closely with the prosecutor and Walmart to mitigate the consequences. Please call asap. Ed Dimon, Esq. 732-797-1600
You want the charges dismissed. You do not want a criminal record. We have worked closely with the prosecutor and Walmart to mitigate the... Read More