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Q: -can a prelim be presented over a period of days while other preliminary heerings are also being heard by the judge?
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C. Zadik Shapiro answered on Mar 14, 2011

Only if the parties agree to bifurcate the hearing

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Q: How can I check my boyfriend case status?
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C. Zadik Shapiro answered on Mar 14, 2011

Go to the clerk's office. They can answer most of your questions.

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Q: What do you think the most likely hood out come of a simple possession charge of marijuana. if you have 2 strikes?
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C. Zadik Shapiro answered on Mar 5, 2011

First time possession of less than an ounce of marijuana for personal use is now an infraction. The fine is $100 regardless of whether you have strikes or not.

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Q: Can police reverse ammunity deal after getting the accused to talk?
C. Zadik Shapiro
C. Zadik Shapiro answered on Mar 5, 2011

Regardless of what they say police cannot give immunity. Only a judge can do that and only after a request is made by the prosecutor.

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Q: Is possession of a hyperdermic needle a fellony
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C. Zadik Shapiro answered on Mar 5, 2011

Its a misdemeanor.

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Q: How may I go about getting transcripts from my trail that is 11 years old?
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C. Zadik Shapiro answered on Mar 5, 2011

If the case went up on appeal the appellate lawyer should have gotten a transcript and should have provided it to you after the appeal was over. You may check with the appellate lawyer to see if he/she still has a copy. If not you may attempt to get a copy from the court reporter but this will... Read more »

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Q: How can I find out when the man who tried to kill me will be released from prison?
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C. Zadik Shapiro answered on Mar 5, 2011

The best way might be to call the prosecutor.

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Q: Is a search valid if officer does not provide the warrant upon search?
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C. Zadik Shapiro answered on Mar 5, 2011

First most searches are done without a search warrant. They may be based on probable cause, consent, or any number of other reasons and do not require a search warrant. If the search warrant is done pursuant to a search warrant the officer should leave a copy of the search warrant at the... Read more »

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Q: Is there any way to find out the out come of a trial that I was involved in the jury selection for... last week.
C. Zadik Shapiro
C. Zadik Shapiro answered on Mar 14, 2011

You can also call any of the attorneys involved in the case.

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