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Subject: Law questions - legal terms

You need to contact someone at the Clerk of the Courts where your husband caught his charge and file a formal complaint.

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Yes, you can do that. Just mail the information and he can get the doc notarized by someone in the main office. It might take a couple of weeks for the entire process.

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You will have to contact the inmate's counselor or case manager to find out what the procedure is for the signing of legal documents. It's not a hard process, as this is normal for these facilities.

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When a defendant pleads guilty, they make a deal with the prosecutor. That deal is contingent upon a number of factors, but one factor is that the judge has the final say. There are cases where the recommended plea is not followed by the judge at sentencing. The problem with a plea is that once you say you are guilty, you give up all rights to file an appeal. 

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He would have to have a lawyer file the motion with the Clerk of the Court. It would be difficult (but not impossible if he is sharp) to write a motion and mail it to family court. If he does this, you as the opposing party will be notified by mail of the motion and the allotted time to respond. The whole process could take months to accomplish. The judge might be reticent to rule on it until your husband can

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Go to the County Clerk and ask for all documents related to that person's case. You will need to know where the charges were filed to get the correct information.

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The First Step Act is for eligible federal inmates, state inmates are not including in this new law. There are a number of offenders are excluded from receiving earned time credits. These include (but are not limited to) fentanyl traffickers, heroin or methamphetamine traffickers who played a leadership role in the crime, sex offenders, some immigration offenders, all 18 U.S.C. § 924(c) offenders (any crime where a firearm was involved), and people convicted of other violent offenses. This a new system

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Contact the Clerk of the Court in the jurisdiction where she was charged. They will have the court dates for all upcoming dockets

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You will have to file a motion with the Court to request discovery documents. If you do not know how to write a motion, you will need an attorney to do this for you. 

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A motion for discovery is a motion made to the court by the party of a criminal proceeding or civil lawsuit to obtain information or evidence regarding the case. As an example, a motion of discovery provides the defendant with notes made by an FBI agent during or shortly after interviewing a potential witness.

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