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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Civil Rights for California on
Q: My husband was arriving in 11/18 I hired a lawyer he did not help my husband he wanted him to plea guilty,

What options does he have,he was assaulted by the arresting officer

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 5, 2021

MUCH MORE INFO NEEDED.

IS 11/18 .......2018?

BECAUSE YOU HIRE A LAWYER DOESN'T MEAN YOU WILL GET OFF FROM THE CHARGES. A LAWYER FORCES THE DA TO MEET THEIR BURDEN OF PROOF. WHETHER THE CLIENT DID THE ACT OR NOT IS NOT THE ISSUE. IT IS WHETHER THERE IS ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO...
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1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Illinois on
Q: In illinois can a potential employer not hire you for failing a urine test for thc on premeployment drug test

The job is non-federal non-state and non-union.

Dan Nold
Dan Nold answered on May 3, 2021

Private employers have a lot more leeway with things like this. Unfortunately, weed smokers are not a protected class when it comes to discrimination. And employers have the right to decide, as long as they are not using discriminatory practices, on how to hire their employees. Maybe the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for New York on
Q: 3rd time asking, no replies yet. Have expunged marijuana coviction. What do I answer when asked "ever been convicted?"
Benjamin Ostrer
Benjamin Ostrer answered on May 3, 2021

You can truthfully answer that you have not been convicted if your disposition was expunged. However, there are applications such as a pistol permit and certain employment where the permit officer or HR office should be consulted. Some require disclosure of all cases even those that were... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Landlord - Tenant for Colorado on
Q: How do I protect my house from a squatter?

I have a squatter in my house invited by my daughter-in-law who is growing marijuana in their bedroom. They have changed the locks and installed a deadbolt without consulting me, the owner. It is in a tent with lights and a fan hooked to a extension cord and I'm worried about a fire while... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Apr 29, 2021

Outside of cutting off utilities, you will need a competent attorney to file an Eviction Suit to remove the unwanted occupant. It will not be fun and your house will be damaged. You might open the door with a crowbar and remove contraband. But again hire an attorney. It may be necessary to evict... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Texas on
Q: A Potential Witness or Person of interest Has or Had Previously been Romantic involved with the Defendant

An is a key Witness in his or her Case, An is ask too be called on too TESTIFY in it! What's is that called...

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Apr 28, 2021

When an attorney wants a court order for a witness to testify they get a "subpoena" and if they want the person to bring documents or other evidence it is called a "subpoena duces tecum."

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Louisiana on
Q: I was offered a plea deal and it was this” 2 years hard labor suspended 3 years active supervised probation”.

Does that mean I have to go to jail or prison?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Apr 27, 2021

Do you have an attorney representing you? If so, then you need to ask her these questions and your options? That said, if what you write is accurate, then you do not go to jail unless during your probation of 3 years you are revoked which case you then have to sere your jail time. But... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Federal Crimes for Louisiana on
Q: I was offered a plea deal that says 2 years hard labor suspended 3 years ASP. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN EXACTLY
J. Heath Dillon
J. Heath Dillon answered on Apr 26, 2021

It means that you would be sentenced to 2 years prison with LA Department of Corrections, at hard labor. That prison sentence would be suspended (put on hold) and not served. You would be placed on 3 years adult supervised probation. There would be normal conditions of that probation. If you... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for New Hampshire on
Q: What should I do? I was arrested in 2011 and just vacated my warrant and set new hearing date.

I was arrested 10 years ago in New Hampshire for DUI and possession of marijuana. I was in the middle of moving out-of-state at the time, being a young and dumb 22 year old I left anyway without notifying the court or explaining to them my situation. Subsequently, I had a bench warrant placed out... Read more »

Albert Hansen
Albert Hansen answered on Apr 26, 2021

You should definitely hire a lawyer. Feel free to call me at (207) 467-3767 for a free consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Texas on
Q: Can you get a felony case dropped if they haven’t indicted you after 180 days of getting out of jail?

I got arrested in Waller Texas in October of 2020 and it’s almost been 180 days since I’ve been out. I had an arraignment but i read online that if I don’t have an indictment that I can fight to get my case dropped and was wondering if this was true.

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Apr 9, 2021

If the case is dismissed now then you will be released from the bond. However, if you are later indicted an arrest warrant will be issued because you are no longer on bond. The state has up to 3 years to indict you for most felonies so should be sure that the prosecutors don't want the case... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Antitrust and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Texas on
Q: How do I go about getting someone involuntarily committed in Montgomery County tx. He does not even acknowledge he has a

Drug problem but says that he is a drunk. If he loses to much more weight he might die. He is killing himself with the keystone beer and from my understanding he uses a needle for meth and I have pictures of him smoking it. He was drunk one night and wouldn't let me drive and almost killed... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Apr 9, 2021

Ask a Family Law attorney about how to pursue the involuntary commitment of an adult who is a danger to himself and others.

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Virginia on
Q: I live in Virginia and need to take ASAP classes, now that marijuana is legal here should I worry about testing positive

The law goes into effect on July 1st, and my first intake appointment isn’t until May 12

Stephen Patrick Pfeiffer
Stephen Patrick Pfeiffer answered on Apr 9, 2021

Absolutely, alcohol is also legal but the condition of your ASAP supervision requires no drugs and no alcohol.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Missouri on
Q: Me and my boyfriend got pulled over for having a tail light out and for some reason the officers scheduled the car

For drugs and there was some Marijuana found but I did not know about any of it now I am being charged with a class D felony and two misdemeanors, what do I do, how can I get these charges dropped?

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Apr 1, 2021

See if you qualify for a public defender and/or speak with a criminal defense attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for California on
Q: How much trouble will I get caught in lax with one .05 gram thc cartridge over 18 but under 21

Flying from Lax with a .05 weed cartridge

Ammon John Ford
Ammon John Ford answered on Mar 29, 2021

Over or under 21, transporting cannabis products across state borders is illegal under federal law, and under the laws of most states...including legalized states like Washington and California. This small amount would likely only be seen as simple possession and not carry particularly stiff... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Arizona on
Q: Now that Arizona has marijuana legal, can people on federal probation smoke with a marijuana card?
Brian C. Soto
Brian C. Soto answered on Mar 28, 2021

No. Unfortunately, it’s still against federal law.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Texas on
Q: What happens if you do not get a lawyer after arrest for charges?
Michael Hamilton Rodgers
Michael Hamilton Rodgers answered on Mar 28, 2021

What happens is that every day that goes by without hiring a lawyer is a whole day you have wasted when instead you should be actively pursuing objectives that will lead to the best result possible in your case. Don't complain later about how the system screwed you if you don't become... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Florida on
Q: Are text messages from 3rd party be admissible in Florida state court?

Here is the situation. The defendant is being sued for defamation and trespassing. If the partner of the defendant (who is not involved in the case) turns over text messages where the defendant admits to wrong doing to the plantiff, would these text messages be admissible in Florida state court ?... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Mar 25, 2021

It depends on whether the person sending the text messages and the person receiving them are both in court to answer questions about the text messages.

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Tennessee on
Q: I'm being charged with 1/2 a gram of marijuana introductory in to the jail. It wasn't tested and could have been cbd..

What can I be charged with

Ross Matuszak
Ross Matuszak answered on Mar 24, 2021

Thank you for your question. You can be charged with violating T.C.A. 39-16-201, which is the introduction or possession of weapons, explosives, intoxicants or drugs into a penal institution where prisoners are quartered. Violation of this statute is a Class C Felony, so it is extremely important... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Can cps keep from returning my kids if we have done everything asked and husband only has thc in his system

My kids were placed with the grandmother because of drugs we tested positive on the 24th of Feb have been clean ever since and have been proactive in doing what needs to be done to get them back our worker knows my husband from a previous case with his other son not going to school told us that... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 22, 2021

Yes. They can.

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Tennessee on
Q: I got a citation for simple possession and drug paraphernalia (marijuana) in tri cities of east tn.

I live in dayton ohio where it is decriminalized when I went to court they had no record on file. The judge issued me an arraingment date.. Could i get this dismissed since they didnt have the ticket on file on the date of court

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Mar 11, 2021

The Citation can be produced, reissued or even converted to an Arrest Warrant very quickly. Ohio laws have no bearing in TN, which apparently you would have been in violation of also. Hire an attorney now. You need to get this Diverted, Dismissed and Expunged, or it will mess up your life.

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Criminal Law for Ohio on
Q: What is the max penalty for 2925.141c in ohio Marijuana paraphernalia possession
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Mar 9, 2021

It's a minor misdemeanor, $150 fine and court costs, but the court also can suspend your driver's license.

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