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Subject: Law questions - legal terms
Only if the charges are capital crimes and of a high profile nature. Trying children as adults is rare, but you know from the news that it has happened on occasion, in murder cases especially.
Subject: Law questions - legal terms
The short answer is "no", but there are circumstances we have heard where guards acted as "look-outs" so that a fight could happen. If that were proven true, there might be a lawsuit an attorney might take on. But, we are not attorneys. An inmate can start by filing grievances with the administrative staff. We encourage him to copy all correspondence to someone on the outside to have a "paper trail" of their concerns. If he was not injured too...
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Subject: Law questions - legal terms
On it's face it can be really bad.  What was to related charges to the conspiracy? If the offender has a felony, the firearm is an automatic five years in federal Conspiracy to do what is a major issue in what might happen.
Subject: Law questions - legal terms
The prisons do not keep inmates beyond their release date unless there is something like a detainer or that the inmate caught a new charge. You can contact the judge's office who originally sentenced him and see what the actual sentence was. And then the clerk of the court to see if there is anything pending in that jurisdiction.
Subject: Law questions - legal terms
Yes, within reason. It also helps if the attorney makes a contact at the jail so that they can arrange for as many calls and visits as is necessary. The good lawyers know how to navigate the system.
Subject: Law questions - legal terms
If there was evidence that was not presented at trial, you can file an appeal. If you plead guilty, there is probably very little you can do.
Subject: Law questions - legal terms
Call the Clerk of the Court in the county they are being held. They will have all of the documents pertaining to their case and any and all court filings, including a trial or sentence
Subject: Law questions - legal terms
It depends on the Statements of Fact entered into the plea or the Pre-Sentence Report prior to receiving sentence for a conviction.
Subject: Law questions - legal terms
A "yes" vote supports increasing parole and good behavior opportunities for felons convicted of nonviolent crimes and allowing judges, not prosecutors, to decide whether to try certain juveniles as adults in court. A "no" vote opposes increasing parole and good behavior opportunities for felons convicted of nonviolent crimes and favors keeping the current system of having prosecutors decide whether to try certain juveniles as adults in court. Those convicted of non-violent felony crimes who have served full sentences for their primary offense and passed screening for...
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