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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: How long does it take to get a ticket in the mail if one is issued?

I stopped appropriately behind a school bus, and when that one went, I went too. There was a second bus stopped at the corner, let the first bus by, and then put the stop sign out AS I was passing it and started honking at me. He did not put out the stop arm until I was right next to him. And he... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Feb 20, 2020

It all depends on the officer handling it.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Minnesota on
Q: can a 16-year old press charges against an 18-year-old for harassment and hate crimes?

I am a 16-year old highschooler, and a certain student has been constantly harassing students, physically, verbally, and mostly sexaully.

there have been attempts to tell the school administration, but the school has a reputation for letting special-needs students get away with anything,... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Feb 19, 2020

You can make a report to the police but there is no guarantee they are going to pursue the matter.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: if you didnt get the right to face your accuser in trial is that a violation of any kind in federal court

i already had the appeal process,done,and no longer have an appeal procees to go through,thats why i asked yous

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Feb 16, 2020

Without knowing more it’s hard to address your question. Generally there is a right to confrontation.

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3 Answers | Asked in Constitutional Law, Domestic Violence, Federal Crimes and Native American Law for Minnesota on
Q: i was recently convicted of assaualt resulting in serious bodily injury in which there was,no statement by the vicvictim

pertaining i was the one that assaulted her and nor did she show to testifie in trial,in which i was still found guilty

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Feb 15, 2020

There isn’t a question posted here. What is your question?

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: My bf has a public defender and is locked up facing some very serious charges. The pd is not doing what we need.

We really need to retain an attorney for my boyfriend in Minnesota. His family is in Florida and I am in Alabama. I'm willing to retain the attorney but however I have no idea what the average cost is for a criminal defense attorney because none of us have ever dealt with this. Could you please... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Feb 12, 2020

It is going to be impossible to even ball park a fee because I don’t know the charge, the criminal history, or the stage of the case.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: My 16 year old was charged with 3rd degree assault. No priors she is a good kid. What do I need to do??

She recently had a fight after school with a another girl. After the altercation the police interviewed several witnesses and said they will be charging. How can I protect her? What are her legal rights as a 16 year old.

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Feb 11, 2020

This is a serious felony offense. The best thing you can do for your daughter is help her retain an attorney. An attorney will be able to ensure her rights are protected and may even be able to keep this from resulting in a conviction.

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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence for Minnesota on
Q: if i was woke up to my girlfriend yelling and throwing stuff

was woken to girlfriend yelling throwing my stuff. jumped up and grabed the back of her neck to retrive my phone before she threw it. then right away went and got dressed to leave as she called police. what can i do?

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Feb 10, 2020

The smart move would be to get a lawyer retained. Crimes of domestic violence require an arrest, but a lawyer may be able to help make that process easier. In addition, crimes of domestic violence carry many collateral consequences you will want to try to avoid.

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: My daughter recieved a speeding ticket, 39in a 30 on Sept 27, 2019, finally recieved a notice to pay today.

Since its From 4 months ago does she still have to pay, on the ticket shows it shows it must be paid in 30 days, but it wasnt even filed until Jan 13.

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Feb 6, 2020

She will have to resolve the ticket one way or another. Simply ignoring it for several months doesn’t make it go away.

A lawyer may be able to assist her in resolving the ticket without it ending up on her record.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Minnesota on
Q: Daughters coworker assaulted her at work. What can we do?

Several weeks ago my daughter (17) was shoulder-checked hard and intentionally by a coworker (30s) who was upset with her. She told her managers but nothing was done. She didnt report it to anyone else as she feared getting fired (the coworker is friends with the boss). She has recently quit that... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Feb 1, 2020

If she wants to pursue charges reporting it to police is the way to go. If you are thinking about a civil suit... what are the damages?

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2 Answers | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense and Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: receive no insurance ticket in Minnesota, on probation for dui currently should I fight it?
William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Feb 1, 2020

A common condition of probation for a DWI is that you not have any driver’s license or insurance violations. This ticket could result in a probation violation. I recommend having an attorney assist you to minimize the consequences of this ticket.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Minnesota on
Q: Hello, i have a Master hearing today, so i was wondering because i don't have a lawyer yet. Must i have lawyer today?
William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Jan 29, 2020

You never have to have a lawyer, just like you don't need to have a doctor to do surgery. You will probably get better results if you have a professional, but you can try to do it yourself.

I would recommend getting an attorney ASAP. If you are in deportation proceedings you are at risk of...
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1 Answer | Asked in Federal Crimes for Minnesota on
Q: in Ted Bundy's court cases and trials, how was he able to represent himself and get so well known and favored for it?

What were his arguements and how did the court proceed to convict and order his penalties?

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Jan 26, 2020

This site isn’t designed to substitute for that kind of research. There is plenty of information on bundy available on the web for you to read up on.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Libel & Slander for Minnesota on
Q: Why does this need to be read without consultation concerning the underlying issues that have not yet been addressed?

I was suffering from a period of Incapacity due to third degree burns, burn surgery, and an eighteen month recovery from those burns and the surgery. I could not adequately represent myself. I had my Constitutional rights trampled all over. They did not provide what was subpoenaed for that trial.... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Jan 24, 2020

It sounds like you have a complex civil appellate matter. You should consult privately with an attorney who handles civil rights appeals. You can use the search function on this site and give a few a call.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: I received a stay of adjudication for my disorderly conduct back in 2017.

I complied with all requirements yet my public record still states that I was convicted and is preventing me from renting and finding work.

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Jan 24, 2020

If the case really was resolved with a stay of adjudication and you completed probation successfully, a conviction should never have been entered. Sounds like there may be an error by court staff. You should have a lawyer help you get this corrected.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota on
Q: I just found out a have two felony warrants. One is for failure to appear. The other says check fraud.

I live out of State and had no idea that I had a court date. I am a single mother with limited income. This has to be some type of fraud. How do I find out what it's about and get the warrants lifted without going to jail. I have never wrote a bad check. I have no clue what this would be about. I... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Jan 19, 2020

You need to get an attorney on your side. If you can’t afford one, you will have to turn yourself in and get a public defender.

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Minnesota on
Q: Proof of immigration status?

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William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Jan 15, 2020

I am not sure what you are asking. Try re-posting with some additional details about your situation.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Minnesota on
Q: Any way to change deportation status after 10+ yrs

My wife of 12yrs has a deportation status but never deported or remove because her county is not willing to take people back yet (Vietnam and she was here as of 1985 and she has the deportation status before we go marry and I am a US Citizen). Is there any way we could get her status back? Any form... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Jan 15, 2020

This is a complex question. Certainly not the kind of question to be answered off the cuff on a site like this. I suggest you and your wife consult with an immigration lawyer to learn all of your options.

3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Minnesota on
Q: Location MN. Do you need to stop for a school bus at a T-Intersection when you are on the main road with no stop sign

School bus has red lights on, is on the road that has a stopsign to the main road.

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Jan 14, 2020

The general rule is that if the stop arm is out and the lights are on you are supposed to stop until the arm is retracted and the lights are turned off.

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2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Minnesota on
Q: I want to study Aviation in the US but my Visa won't allow me to. Please help.

I'm a senior in high school and I am currently on a L2 visa until 2022, and I want to study aviation in the US. I was talking to an admissions counselor and she told me "Aviation Pilot is NOT an approved program for those seeking an F-1 visa at this time". Does that mean I can only train for 2... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Jan 15, 2020

Immigration law is often very complex. Your best bet is going to be sitting down and having a consult with an immigration lawyer. Only then will they be able to explain all of your options and help you select the best one.

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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Minnesota on
Q: How do you get a danco dropped or can you even? If you modify an ofp does that modify the danco as well?

By bf and I have an ofp and also a danco. I have court this wed to ask to modify the ofp as I'm pregnant and want phone calls and for him to attend my Dr appts. Hes in treatment. If they grant the ofp modification does that go for the danco as well or do I have to do something else for the danco to... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Jan 13, 2020

If there are multiple orders prohibiting contact they would all need to be modified in order for contact to be allowed. If only one is modified, the other would remain in effect and contact would be a violation.

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