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Q: What the code for possession charge less than gram that can be dropped to misthemeanor

What is the code to have a felony possession charge reduced to a misdemeanor when it’s less than a gram

Madelyn A. Pavon Suriel
Madelyn A. Pavon Suriel answered on May 8, 2020

Generally, the process of having a charge reduced requires a Motion to be filed seeking the reduction; and a hearing for the court to determine if a reduction should be granted. There are times when a good criminal defense attorney can negotiate with the prosecution during pretrial proceedings to... Read more »

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Q: If someone has filed a false police report against me what can I do? Can I demand a polygraph to avoid arrest!
Madelyn A. Pavon Suriel
Madelyn A. Pavon Suriel answered on May 8, 2020

it is very likely the police will want to speak with you regarding the police report. It would be smart to have an attorney go with you to the interview, as they can advice you during questioning. It is probably best not to speak to the police alone without the benefit of legal counsel.

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Q: is it legal for a district attorney to issue a state wide ban?
Madelyn A. Pavon Suriel
Madelyn A. Pavon Suriel answered on May 8, 2020

A district attorney has limited jurisdiction which is the district they represent. A state wide ban seems to be an overreach, and is most likely not valid. There may be other factors applicable which are not clearly evident from the question, so without knowing more about the specifics of this... Read more »

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Q: Are police dash cams admissible in court
Madelyn A. Pavon Suriel
Madelyn A. Pavon Suriel answered on May 8, 2020

Yes police dash cam videos are admissible in court. They are generally part of the discovery given by the state. If one is not provided by the state then you can request a copy from the police agency with the video.

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