Hi my name is Mpumi, I am married to a Nigerian man who is currently convinced for drug dealing. When he was arrested they seized some of his belongings and now the investigation officer is giving me the runaround regarding the release of the property. When they were convinced the judge said that the causeds property is not in anyway involved in the case and we’re advices to collect it but since then the investigator has been ducking n making excuses everytime I call to make an appointment in which I can go and collect the property
My son (student) was arrested last year for driving under the influence. He needs to appear in court on 20 June. He is convinced that he was not over the limit, however, I am a concerned mother. I obviously want to help my child, but cannot afford to through a lot of money a it. I understand that a lawyer could potentially help to get a diverted sentence, being first offense, should he be found guilty.
Would it be better to have a lawyer present at the court. My concern is that we might sit there all day and then found not quilty any way, or have the case postponed if they dont have the results back.
My questions are as follows:
1) Can he find out if the test results are back prior to the court date ?
2) Could he go to court, and if found guilty then ask for postponement in order to get legal representation
3) If he is found guilty, can he ask for a diverted sentence, or is that only possible if you use a lawyer ?
3) Should they postpone the case, does he have the right to ask for an alternative date if the court date co-incides with a test / exam ?
What would your advise be to minimise legal costs but at the same time have the best chance not to get a criminal record ?
Thank you very much.
What should I do if my court case wasn’t called apon in court for two consecutive times .
And on the first time I called my investigating office to give the date and he did but still wasn’t called
if case sruck off roll, does it mean have criminal record?
My husband is charge with atemted murder ,this is his first offence .i want to no if he is sentence jail time oor what,thank you
I’m sitting with an situation where I’ve been to my local police station to open an Fraud/Scam case of R200 000.00. The police department was suppose to transfer my file to the Hawks department. I got an call from the police clerk telling me sorry they are not helping me and will close my case, without seeing me or contacting me or anything. I got told to go to the small claims court, but they only cover up to R20 000.00.
I please need advise and help.