If formal charges were filed in 2009, then no. The warrant stays forever, most of the time. I've had people with warrants out for seven or eight years. They left the state, and then they apply for a special job or a professional license, so it finally comes up. So the charge has to be dealt with,...Read more »
You must plead not guilty, set your case for trial, and have your case tried by a jury/judge. Once you're acquitted, you will be vindicated. There are risks, however, and you could face a longer period of jail or probation if you are convicted at trial. You don't have many more options, unless the...Read more »
Tennessee can use extradition to get you in Nevada. Under the extradition law in the U.S. Constitution and subsequent statutes, any state can hold a person who has a valid arrest warrant issued in another state. The issuing state (Tennessee) would then have 30 days to come get you. There is more...Read more »
It's complicated, but basically you don't have a right to a jury trial on misdemeanor cases where the prosecutor is not seeking more than 180 days in jail. The Supreme Court of Nevada has ruled on this issue, to the dismay of criminal defense attorneys. If you are facing more than one misdemeanor...Read more »
Not sure about "cleaned," but technically you can have your record "sealed" in Nevada for a Category E felony after two years from the date of your release from custody or release from parole/probation whichever occurs later. See NRS 179.245(1)(c). "A category E felony after 2 years from the date...Read more »
You haven't said anything that makes me believe your lawyer is doing anything that is not competent, and he is right that lawsuits move very slowly and can take two years to get to trial at best, and maybe three or four years. Malcolm.
You cannot be forced to take a breathalyzer until the officer gets a court order to either force you to take a breathalyzer or have your blood drawn. You always have the right to remain silent until you speak to a lawyer, but the police office can get a court order before your lawyer arrives....Read more »
I'd like to know more facts, but if you are on lifetime supervision for a sex-related offense and get a DUI, it could be a violation of your probation or parole. If your formal probation and parole have ended, then you probably will only face the same potential penalties that everyone else faces...Read more »
Your best solution is probably to try and get your records sealed two years after the conclusion of your case. Malcolm.
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