Your clean criminal record, particularly at your age... but really at any age, should be one thing you always do everything within your power (that's legal) to protect. Particularly regarding your personal honor and trustworthiness. Unless you plan on winning the lottery or inheriting a...View More
For Class H felonies in NC you could get some active time if convicted of one, even without any prior criminal record. If the circumstances were not terribly bad, and looking at your record does not make the DA think you need to do some time, then this level felony allows for probation even for...View More
You should talk with someone at the district attorney's office as soon as possible, and let them know your reasons for not wanting to continue with the charges. Various people could be spending time on the case, so the sooner the better
It sounds like maybe you were the victim in a...View More
Simply, yes, very possibly. You included very few details. Can you get "Charged with drugs"? It sounds to me like you expect to be, or have already been charged with some kind of drug charge. If so, then you have your answer as to "charged". However, it is one thing to...View More
Hello. I really need your help and advice. I hope you can help me, please. I’m charged with 6 Felony Larceny by Employee at Walmart on November 21, 2022. Yes, I’m guilty of stealing 6 jackets (total amount around $150). I have no criminal records. I made a terrible human mistakes. I’m... View More
Good that you see clearly your mistake. Good that you have no record and are not in jail. Since you are suddenly stealing I guess you are broke, so you need to ask that an attorney be appointed to represent you when you go to court -- an/or you might call a criminal defense attorney as soon as...View More
Structural Engineer we hired agreed via a signed contract to provide building blueprints and specs for our renovation of our home this was to be completed in a specific time frame. We paid him 1750.00 up front and the balance to be paid upon receipt of the drawings. This has not happened. We would... View More
I am almost exclusively practicing criminal defense law these days, but I do have prior experience with contracts and civil litigation, so maybe I can get the conversation started. A few questions that come to mind are: Have you spoken with or corresponded with the engineer? Is the engineer...View More
Intoxicated and Disruptive is a class 3 misdemeanor. The maximum jail sentence depends on the defendant's prior record level -- if 0 to 3 prior convictions then the max would be a fine only ; if 4 prior convictions then 15 days max., if 5 or more prior convictions then the max would be 20 days.
From the perspective of a defense attorney: You should keep up with the case and make sure that you let the DA's office know in advance if you will not be available for court for some important purpose. You should be prepared to testify and tell the judge what really happened. And you should...View More
I cannot answer for another attorney, but I would expect that most attorneys would make clear that they cannot guarantee the results in a case (as in charges being dropped), as that is something that ultimately requires either the agreement of the District attorney's Office or the ruling of a...View More
I was fired for not cashing a "Walmart check" a check is written out to us o company check they are then taken to Walmart because the bank they are drawn on won't cash because of lack of funds. We then are supposed to cash check and return cash to owner. Some of these checks have... View More
What you describe sounds like it might well be illegal activity that you would be right to not to participate in. If you talk to a criminal defense attorney they might help you to decide what to do next -- like maybe reporting what is being done to police. You also might be implicated in a crime,...View More
This is like a law school question, and just like in law school I don't know if there is a good answer to it. As applied in the employee situation I think the two charges could be interchangeable in many, if not all, situations, and cannot tell you a situation where I am sure they...View More
There is a possibility of expunging a non-violent felony conviction over 15 years old, but there are several conditions that must be met. There are different kinds of expunctions that may apply to your case. Your 15 year old conviction and your dismissals probably come under two separate...View More
Since no charges have been filed, you may not need to hire an attorney just yet, but since many good criminal defense attorneys offer free consultations, there is no reason why you should not at least speak to one or two. There are things worth considering when you know you are a suspect -- like...View More
I would be glad to try and answer this question, but Trespass is a term that is used in a number of different offenses in North Carolina. You can commit trespass against personal property or against real property (land) or against a number of specific entities or on land posted for hunting etc....View More
Communicating a Threat is a class 1 misdemeanor. The statute of limitations for misdemeanors in North Carolina is two years with certain exceptions -- one being "malicious" misdemeanors. Because the elements of the crime of Communicating Threats do not include the state having to prove...View More
Not disputing what you have said, but it is often difficult to remember all the details of something like this that happened 20 years ago. It could be that you did not fully understand how the case was being handled, or it could be that some detail was not attended to with the probation, or a...View More
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