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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for North Carolina on
Q: What does case number 21ucs846
Mr. Damon Chetson
Mr. Damon Chetson answered on Jul 22, 2020

21 U.S.C. Sec. 846 the section of the United States Code (U.S.C. or federal law) that defines a drug conspiracy and the penalties associated with a drug conspiracy. It says: "Any person who attempts or conspires to commit any offense defined in this subchapter shall be subject to the same... Read more »

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Q: NC Resident : Will I go to jail for having possession of an empty grinder? Officer said it was a ticket

The driver of the car did have weed on him which I had NO IDEA about bc he was just giving me a ride

Mr. Damon Chetson
Mr. Damon Chetson answered on Jul 22, 2020

Unlikely. Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia in North Carolina is a class 3 misdemeanor which is punishable by court costs and a fine for most people. People who have very significant misdemeanor (5 or more prior convictions) criminal records are eligible for active sentences of up to 20 days... Read more »

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Q: Is my criminal history supposed to be in my motion
Mr. Damon Chetson
Mr. Damon Chetson answered on Jul 22, 2020

You seem to be referencing your "discovery." Discovery is the material provided to you (through your lawyer) by the prosecutor's office in the state or federal system. The Motion for Discovery is the method by which the lawyer requests that discovery be provided. People often... Read more »

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Q: In a criminal case what does the original guilty or not guilty plea weigh on your judgement
Mr. Damon Chetson
Mr. Damon Chetson answered on Jul 22, 2020

Your question is a bit unclear. Your original plea doesn't officially affect your judgment, but would be reflected on the judgment to indicate how you pled.

But certainly the fact that you pled guilty can be taken into account by a sentencing judge in fashioning an appropriate...
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Q: Can I find out the conditions of my parole (post-release) ?
Mr. Damon Chetson
Mr. Damon Chetson answered on Jul 22, 2020

Prior to your release from the North Carolina Division of Adult Corrections (formerly the DOC), your parole officer (also called a probation officer) should meet with you to go over any standard terms of post-release supervision, including any special conditions. These generally include the... Read more »

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Q: I’m a victim of domestic violence. I was charged with a misdemeanor for protecting myself. How can I resolve this?

I don’t want this to hold me back from finding employment.

Mr. Damon Chetson
Mr. Damon Chetson answered on Jul 22, 2020

On occasion, when police respond to a call relating to a domestic violence dispute, they will mistakenly arrest the true victim of the crime, believing that that person committed a crime and the aggressor did not. You still need to defend the case by hiring (or asking for a court appointed) lawyer... Read more »

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