Why am I still being charged if the alleged victim told the police they wanted to drop the charges?
Merely the accusation of a sex offense can carry quite the stigma. Frankly, few things are scarier thank being accused. Law enforcement play on this fear in their strategies to try and catch anyone they suspect of guilt.
After you have been charged with a felony, your first two court appearances are, first, an arraignment and, second, a preliminary hearing.
After you have been charged with a crime, your first initial appearance in court is called an arraignment. Several pressing matters are conducted during this initial appearance.
How can the police charge you of a crime when the person who accused you has no evidence of any wrongdoing.
Not knowing what to expect is potentially one of the scariest things about the court process. After being charged with a crime, there are several steps I hope to guild you through to hopefully alleviate some of those fears so you can make the best decisions for your case.
When interrogating, the police department may lie to you so you can’t trust any evidence they present. Don’t talk to the police without the consent of an attorney.
A recent news article brought to light all the rape kits that were un tested in Idaho, and were outraged at the lack of support this seemed to show sexual assault victims.
Even though a police office must have a lawful reason to stop you, “lawful reason” has been interpreted very broadly, allowing law enforcement officers to stop for pretty much any reason they want.
What I find most interesting in the Ferguson case.
Misunderstanding of how the system works and naive beliefs that the government is benevolent lead people to trust at their own peril.
Thanks to Hollywood, we know that Law enforcement must clearly inform a person in custody their rights before interrogation or arrest. The movies makes us believe that we know what this looks like when in fact we are not fully aware of what is required or why.
A common mistake I hear is the difference between a criminal charge and an infraction. What are the implications and consequences of either. Read more to find out.
Unlike the rights we have lost regarding unreasonable searches in our automobiles, the status of our rights regarding searches in our homes have not been so decimated.
If a law enforcement officer asks for identification, in most circumstances, you should probably provide them your drivers license.
Watch my Vlog about the need to hire an attorney.
What happens when an arrest warrant is issued from a different state in which you currently reside. How is this even possible and what can be done about it.
how likely or under what circumstances can a case that has been dismissed be refiled again by the prosecution.
Discovery is a frequently used word in law, but leaves non attorneys wondering what they are talking about. Discovery is gathered in the pretrial phase.
A probation violation is first requestioned by your probation officer to the prosecutor who then files a motion with the judge who will likely issues a warrant for your arrest.