My brother, parker, violated his probation with Madison county and was issued a warrant with a 25,000 bond and court date to appear. He decided to not attend the court date. He, also, has a capias warrant for Crawford county for violating probation and a court date on March 5th. His girlfriend is in the same position with the violating probation, same capias warrant, same court date at the same time for Madison county. What is the likelihood of them seeing jail time? How much jail time? Would it be better to turn themselves in on the 2nd? Could their probation be revoked entirely? What is the likelihood they would be sent to the same jail? Would he have to serve time in one jail for one county and then the other?
A criminal defense lawyer is a lawyer (mostly barristers) specializing in the defense of individuals and companies charged with criminal activity. Some criminal defense lawyers are privately retained, while others are employed by the various jurisdictions with criminal courts for appointment to represent indigent persons; the latter are generally called public defenders. The terminology is imprecise because each jurisdiction may have different practices with various levels of input from state and federal law or consent decrees. Some jurisdictions use a rotating system of appointments with judges appointing a private practice attorney or firm for each case. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criminal_defense_lawyer
If you're facing criminal charges (You were detained and imprisoned by the police), You have the right to remain silent. You should remember, that anything you say can and will be used against you in a court. You have - just like anyone else - the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an criminal defense attorney, you may qualify for a court-appointed lawyer.
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