4 Ways To Help Your Lawyer Assist You To When you need an attorney for any reason, you need to work closely using them in order to win your case. Regardless how competent these are, they're going to need your help. Listed here are four important ways to help your legal team enable you to win: 1. Be Totally Honest Or Higher Your lawyers need and expect your complete cooperation - no matter what information you're going to reveal to them. Privilege means anything you say is kept in confidence, so don't hold anything back. Your legal team should know everything in advance - most especially information another side could find out about and surprise you with later. 2. Provide Meticulous Records Keep a regular and factual account of most information related to your case. Whether it's witnesses or payments being made, provide your attorneys with the data they have to enable them to win. 3. Appear Early For Those Engagements Do not be late when you're appearing before a court and get away from wasting the attorney's time, too, when you are punctually, each and every time. In fact, because you may want to discuss very last minute details or be extra ready for the way it is you're facing, it's a great idea to arrive early. 4. Demonstrate That You Have Your Act Together If you've been arrested for any kind of crime, it's important in order to prove to a legal court that you simply both regret the actions and therefore are making strides toward boosting your life. By way of example, if you're facing a DUI, volunteer for any rehab program. Be sincere and involved with the cities the judge is presiding over. Working more closely with the legal team increases your probability of absolute success. Try this advice, listen closely to how you're advised and ultimately, you should win your case.
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What Criminal Charge Is She Facing?
So A Couple Weeks Ago My Friend Was Arrested For Theft. The Story As I Know It Is A Friend Of Hers Robbed Someone. Packed Things In A Bag And In Pockets Then Got In My Friends Car. My Friend And Her Fiance Claim They Knew Nothing Until After The Fact. They All Ended Up Arrested For Theft. The Police Told Her If She Worked With Them They Would Lower The Charge To Being An Accessory. Also A Bowl With Week Res Was Found Along With A Bong. She Is In Md. What Kind Of Charges Would She Be Facing And What The Punishment For That.
In MD, residue of marijuana is still Possession of Marijuana, however weak, and the Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (the bong) get grouped together in that charge, both misdemeanors, probation at most unless she has a history.
The rest of your question is a little harder because of what 'robbed someone' means. It sounds like you are describing more of a "burglary". That is that dude entered someplace he wasn't supposed to be without permission and stole items belonging to someone else. Pretty large felony and hes facing 5-20 depending on whether someone was home or he was armed. Your friend has a slightly better chance of saying they didn't know what was going on, but it really looks like a 'getaway driver' scenario to me...and a jury as well.
Now if dude actually "robbed" someone, that is taking property directly from a persons immediate control through force, fear, stealth, or threat of violence while armed or unarmed, it will be harder for you friend to protest her innocence. You can't really be sitting in a car watching someone get robbed and not know whats going on, much less driving away with the robber and saying, "What? It all looked innocent to me!" If that was the case, shes an accomplice meaning she deserves the same sentence as the guy who went hands on to do the crime. Not good, that's also a felony, with 5-20 depending on weapons or injury to victim.
If she's really lucky, the dude "just" broke into a car or took something from a place where he was legally allowed to be, and is only being charged with theft. Theft is taking property that is not in someones immediate control without right with the intent of depriving the lawful owner of that same property.
Depending on the dollar amount of the property taken, it can be a misdemeanor or a felony and your friend has a fair chance of protesting her innocence.
All that being said, years of experience tells me that this crime was done in order to obtain drugs, or to steal property to sell for drug money and your friend and her fiance were in on the whole thing or had a good idea of what the dude they were giving a ride too was up too. They have any money problems? Have they started acting a little different or gotten a new contact? Weed is whatever, but if they have started messing with something harder, it might have grabbed onto them. If they are going this messed up for weed money alone, I don't see there relationship outlasting their drug habit.
If your friend has a chance of turning out alright, tell her and her fiance to cooperate and help the police nail the main guy and they should be able to get probation. Watch yourself around her, she's not telling you the whole truth either.
I Need Help Finding A Lawyer!?
Okay As Of Last Year My Mother Was Hit By A Car...And Killed. The Kid Who Was Driving The Car 19Yr Old In A Bmw ... Struck Her. The Street Lights Were Not Working Where The Accident Happened. There Was Skid Marks Down The Road, She Was Thrown 25+ Feet From The Site Where She Was Hit. The Police Let The Kid Off Free, No Tickets Nothing. But As Of Yesterday, They Would Not Let Me Get The Police Report. I Was Told That An Attorney Would Be The Only Person Available To Get It.
My Grandparents Had To Pay $19,000 For Her Funeral Expenses. Shouldnt The Insurance Have Covered It?
Anyways Im Located In Connecticut. I'M Not Sure What Kind Of Lawyer I Would Need To Find. Im Looking Within The Watertown/Waterbury/Naugatuck ... And Surrounding Areas. Please Help Me!!! I Really Would Like Justice. Im Not Money Hungry, I Just Want My Grandparents To Get Their Money Back, Im Not Trying To Be Selfish!
E-mail or write to the lawyer referral program of the county bar association where you're looking. Also talk to the Legal Aid office there. It could be where you are, but better where the accident was. Remember that, as a rule, you have to sue where the defendant is located, and the lawyer has to be admitted to the bar in that state. Are you in CT but the accident happened in NY?
You will need a tort lawyer - wrongful death. There may also be some official misconduct involved - it looks suspicious that the police let the kid off without any charges, and that they refused to give you the report. Such reports are public records, and there is a right, but never a requirement that you have a lawyer. Don't believe anyone who tells you anything different. Are the kid's parents important? Judging by the car, at least rich. Brace yourself for an uphill battle.
You can try to obtain a copy of the police report by writing to the town clerk. You can also try to obtain any records of criminal charges, or their absence, from the municipal court, and from the criminal part or division of the county court. There may be a charge for copying.
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What Legal Recource Do I Have Against My Brother And His Family? They Stole My Money, Property, And Told Me..
I Am Denied Access The Buildings That I Built And Paid For (To Shelter Me And My Possesions).
I Was Promised A Safe Home ( I Am Disabled-Heart Damage). Their (Addict)Adult Children Moved Back Home And Stole From Me To Support Their Drug Habits, Etc.. My Brother And His Wife Denied It Until It Was Proven To Them. My Brother, And His Wife, Are Also Guilty Of Stealing From Me, And Allowing Themselves And Their Offspring To Abuse Me. Their Sons Confessed To, Or Were Caught In The Act Of Crimes By, Both Parents. I Was Threatened That I Would Loose My Home If I Didn'T Let Them Handle The Situation. The Abuse Continued And I Fled For Safety.
They Have Treated Me As Though I Betrayed &Quot;Family&Quot; By My Naive Ideology Of Right And Wrong.
I Was So Traumatized That I Spent Two Month In A Mental Has Hospital That Specializes In Emotional Trauma. I Receive Treatment From A Psychiatrist And A Psychologist. The Cost In Property And Related Medical Expense
The first thing you want to do is call the legal aid agency nearest to where you live. They might not take any new cases until after the new year but it would be in your best interest to call them. You can find the closest one to you by using www.yellowpages.com or by simply searching it on Yahoo or Google. From there, speak to a lawyer and get their legal opinion. If you can prove that they promised to shelter you and then kicked you out because of drug addicts then it sounds to me like you've got a case against them, for costs of your property, medical bills and emotional distress they caused you. Good luck!
Getting Into Law School?
I Have A 2.9 Gpa In Biochemistry, Due Mainly To Math, But I Am Very Good At Reading And Writing And The Like. I Am An Emt On A Volunteer Ambulance. If I Do Well On The Lsat (Which I Believe I Could) Do I Have A Shot At Law School?
No offense but you're asking the wrong question. Getting into a law school is not hard in the United States. There are plenty of law schools that are more than happy to enroll anyone with mediocre grades and LSAT scores and charge them upwards of $100k in tuition without any regard as to whether the person really has a chance at becoming a successful lawyer. After you graduate from one of these law schools like Cooley or John Marshall you will probably have no job or a job that pays no more than what you could have gotten paid without a law degree, over $100k in non-dischargable student loans, and no future prospects at becoming successful as a lawyer. There are currently lots of graduates from these law schools that are waiting tables, working as paralegals, or chasing ambulances for a small private practice for less than $30k in annual salary.
Regardless of your LSAT score, with a mediocre GPA you are not going to get into any top law school and odds are more likely that you will end up at one of the aforementioned mediocre law schools if you decide to pursue this. I have seen lots of people in your situation engage in an act of self-deception, trying to convince themselves that they could do well as a lawyer only to end up extremely unhappy with the results after graduation.
How well thought out is your plan to become a lawyer? Your background seems to indicate that you are aborting pursuit of a medical career. When people run away from one career path they often make very poor decisions in choosing an alternate career path. I suggest you research heavily into the status of the legal field before you run blindly from one career path into one that could be infinitely worse. You can start by reading some of the websites and blogs for lawyers that I have placed below. If you still think it is a good idea after reading them then by all means go ahead. At least at that point you will be making an informed decision.
Insurance Policy Lost How To Find.?
My Father Had A Policy In My Name So That I Could Handle His Burial But He Was In Mass And I Live In Wv. When My Fater Died The Case Was In The Hands Of The People That He Lived With And They Refused To Give Me The Policy And I Don'T Know Who The Policy Company Is Help.
Unfortunately there is no easy solution to your case. The only central database that would enable you to find out who he applied for coverage with--MIB (Medical Information Bureau) keeps track of all applications for life insurance policies including name of company and amount applied for.
MIB has a policy locator service and maintains the records going back fourteen (14) years. Their website is http://www.mibsolutions.com/lost-life-in...
If that does not work, i.e. if your dad purchased the policy over 15 years ago, you will then have to do a manual type search. As far as I know if you are the Executor of the Estate you can access bank records to see who he paid. The other alternative is that he might have had a safety deposit box at the bank that you might not be aware of. If you are the Executor you should be able to 1) find out if he had a box and 2) if he did the bank will let you open it.
I can also suggest that you check with the HR Department at his job since he might have made you a beneficiary on his life policy at work. If not also check with his auto and homeowners agent--he or she might be the same person who wrote the life insurance or might have referred him to the person. Also if he had an accountant or the family attorney try checking with them since he might have given them the information while writing his will or checking tax implications of the life policy. Also the attorney might be able to come up with another way to check assets. Did your father fill out a Net Worth Statement for anything recently--the information would be listed there.
If there are no other options, you are left with calling companies individually. However, be forewarned the last information I had was that there are over 1800 life insurance companies in the U.S. alone and over a 15 year period many of them might have changed names as a result of mergers, etc. If you have to go this route, first go to the insurance commissioner for your state and have them give you a list of the companies licensed in your state, i.e. not all companies are licensed in every state then with the list first think of the top names of insurance companies on the list--the companies that have the most name recognition and start by calling them, i.e. New York Life, Metropolitan Life, Mutual of Omaha, Sun Life, TransAmerica Life, AIG, Prudential, Northwestern Mutual, Pacific Life, etc.
In short this is a daunting task, my bet is that he had a safety deposit box or was covered at work.
I am very sorry for your loss. Good luck!
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They all require a lot of education and they all are a fundamental part of society.