Criminal Legal Questions and Answers

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How Long may a State Wait to Extradite a Prisoner in Another State?

A client finished their sentence in Oregon with the exception of 3 yrs of supervised release where he was transferred on an interstate compact to VT. He's had 2 pos ua's in 15 months, but recently picked up a charge out of state for possession of pot. VT has sent him to prison to await extradition to OR. How long does Oregon have to get him and do you think they will spend the...

12/07/2009   |   Category: Criminal   |   State: Vermont   |   #19949

What can happen if I do not satisfy all the terms of my probation for a DWI conviction?

I was convicted for a DWI in Jefferson Parish in the year 2002. (Before Hurricane Katrina). My sentence was I was to be put on probation for 6 months, perform 32 hours of community service, pay $20.00 per month probation fee totaling $120.00, sentenced to driving school, substance abuse class, abuse evaluation,and was ordered to pay First Parish Court a total of $521.50. At tha...

10/29/2009   |   Category: Criminal   |   State: Louisiana   |   #19359

Is evidence considered tainted if someone other than the police collects it?

If someone other then the police collect evidence, would that fall under tainted evidence and also under the fruit of the poison tree?

10/22/2009   |   Category: Criminal   |   State: Kansas   |   #19256

Is is legal to be arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance in someone else's house?

Me, my boyfriend, my sisters sons father, and my best friends daughters father were arrested a fifth person was found with 32 bags of crack on him. We were all charged with 220.16 b felonies there was a search warrant for my best friends house. There was no drugs found on us but we were all charged with possession of it. They have $35,000 bail. Our court date is October 23. Is...

10/21/2009   |   Category: Criminal   |   State: New York   |   #19231

What is the penalty for theft of the mail?

I purchased something on eBay for $250. and the person used the us postal service to facilitate the transaction that was theft by deception and did not receive anything. What type of penalty will this person get?

10/21/2009   |   Category: Criminal   |   State: New York   |   #19228

When must the state remove information of a sex offender after the duty to register expires?

In Texas how long can they keep you on the 'Texas DPS' sex offenders website, after your duty to register as a sex offender has expired?

10/16/2009   |   Category: Criminal   |   State: Texas   |   #19123

How Do I Get an Indictment Thrown Out Because Police Lied?

In Arkansas, if the Prosecuting Attorney refuses to have a case withdrawn or dismissed, even after proof the Police Department Officers lied, which led to a individuals arrest, imprisonment, and a criminal record what can a Defense Attorney do to avoid a trial that isn't necessary?

10/12/2009   |   Category: Criminal   |   State: Arkansas   |   #19068

What Happens if the Indictment Contains the Wrong Information?

1st arrest on charges from his daughter. He was indicted by the GJ. 2nd arrest on another party (not his daughter). GJ indicted him, however, on 2nd indictment, the complainant is his daughter and the descriptive paragraph at the bottom of the indictment is from the party from the 2nd arrest (who was not his daughter). The GJ indicted him with this wrong information ON the ...

10/11/2009   |   Category: Criminal   |   State: Texas   |   #19035

Does New York Have a Time Limit for Transfer to Prison After Sentencing?

Is there any recourse if the state does not get you to your destination after sentencing with in 10 days. Can a writ be filed and when can it be filed?

10/06/2009   |   Category: Criminal   |   State: New York   |   #18960

Is deferred adjudication available for a DUI arrest in Texas?

Is there a certain term i can say or ask a judge if i wan't to down grade my very first DUI to something less severe; like reckless driving? ...Adjudication?

09/24/2009   |   Category: Criminal   |   State: Texas   |   #18766
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