Community Service and AA/NA Log Resources Page
Being proactive and taking steps to show a court you are taking a situation seriously has the opportunity to help you achieve the best possible outcome to your situation. To help further this process, we have provided log sheets that can help you track Community Service Work and 12-Step Meeting (AA/NA) Attendance.
Community Service Work
Many courts have different requirements for community service work. They may require that your community service work be completed at specific locations, or on specific forms. They may also require a letter on letterhead from the organization documenting the type of organization, their non-profit status, the type of work you completed and the hours.
Regardless of what a particular court requires, we always encourage our clients to make sure they they have a form that they keep, which documents all the community service work they’ve completed. This can be on a court form, but if your court does not require a specific form or you do not have access to a court form you can download a printable community service work log by clicking here.
12-Step (AA/NA) Meeting Log
Much like the community service work log above, some courts or programs may require you to document your 12-Step (Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous) Meetings on their own forms. If your court does not require a specific form or you do not have access to a court form you can download a printable 12-Step Meeting log by clicking here.
Frequently Asked QuestionsIsn’t a warrant required for the police to search me?
In general terms, a warrant is required for police to initiate a search. If a police officer comes to your home, a warrant will be required to take you into custody. However, if the officer has reason to think you might run, destroy evidence or harm someone else, he can arrest you at home without a warrant.
If an arrest takes place somewhere other than your home, the following circumstance dictate that a warrant is not necessary for search:
- Consent – While you are not required to consent to any police searches, a warrant is not required if you consent to a search of your body, your vehicle, or your home. You always have the right to say no to search and make the police get a warrant or use their discretion to search, which can be challenged in court
- Searches incident to arrest – When making an arrest, a law enforcement officer is permitted to search your body and/or clothing for weapons or other contraband.
- Vehicle searches – If you are in a vehicle and are stopped for questioning, the police still need probable cause to conduct a complete vehicle search that includes locked trunks, glove or other compartments.
- Exigent circumstances – Searches may be conducted if there are “exigent circumstances,” for example, if the officer believes evidence may be destroyed unless he takes immediate action.
- Plain view – When police see an object that is in plain view, a search warrant is not needed.
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