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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for New Mexico on
Q: My public defender isnt doing anything she hasnt even called me and she lied to the judge

I am charged with trafficking it is my first offense

Stephen Aarons
Stephen Aarons answered on Nov 24, 2020

You did not ask a question.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Colorado on
Q: What do i need to if i get called by a detective in a case about myself?
Mr.  H. Michael Steinberg
Mr. H. Michael Steinberg answered on Nov 24, 2020

This is a question that is asked often - NEVER EVER EVER call the Detective back without consulting with a criminal defense lawyer. If the officer reaches you - tell him or her you want a lawyer and will have the lawyer call that officer back after you have had a consultation. Don't even ask... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Identity Theft for Pennsylvania on
Q: How long do you get for credit card fraud by using a strangers card

Was asked to get something for co-worker on break and I thought the card that I had used was the co-workers card and put it in my pocket and used it. Ended up that it wasn't my co-workers card after all. Since I was last used by card holder at my place of work they matched up the video... Read more »

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Nov 24, 2020

It is a felony of the 3rd degree. Maximum is 3.5-7 years. Call a lawyer. The lawyer can call the police officer to see if charges are pending. If they are, a lawyer can make arrangements to turn you in rather than the police coming to arrest you. You need legal representation so start calling... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Banking, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Pennsylvania on
Q: What's the next step after police to you about being involved in credit card fraud investigation of $20.00

Accidental credit card fraud. I used someone else's credit card to make a purchase. I then tried to make another purchase with card and it didn't work. I tried to use the card again. The screen then said something about card being offline. I used a different card the for the purchase and... Read more »

Ellis B. Klein
Ellis B. Klein answered on Nov 24, 2020

Do NOT speak to the police without a warrant. More information is needed to give you advice. Did you know the person whose credit card it was? If not, you could be charged with felonies, including access device fraud, theft, identity theft. If you knew the person, if they say you did not nave... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: My brother in law he is in robation and they want me to agree with random drug test and warrantless searches and seizure
Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Nov 23, 2020

The terms of probation typically include random drug screens and warrantless searches at a probationers residence.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: A prosecutor ordered a stipulated protective order on a discovery for a federal criminal case. What does that mean?

Should the stipulated order be agreed with or should it be rejected? And what are the outcomes for either

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 23, 2020

more info needed.

did you have a lawyer? ask him/her

however, a stipulated order means that all sides have agreed upon it.

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation, Criminal Law, Elder Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: The Law is very clear on conspiracy well my family when my father died they had this fami;ly meeting that didnt includem

well they had a family meetinmg they didnt want me to know about he told a sister under me to carry out all the eveil things they all agreeed on they abandoned me she went on the bribe all my friends she bribed my two daughters they stole my identity it took me over a year just two get my dvr... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 23, 2020

more info would be helpful but i don't handle this type of case.

type up an easy to read summary and then call lawyers in your area.

the way you describe it I think many lawyers would be scared off.....

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Minnesota on
Q: Hi, I am having issues with fulfilling my community service hours due to COVID

I am wondering about how courts are dealing with this COVID mess and the required hours for community service. Instead of doing Sentence-to-serve, I have been approved to do community service but have been having a difficult time fulfilling my hours. My deadline has already been pushed back twice... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey answered on Nov 23, 2020

You should have your attorney contact the court for you and get you an answer or an extension.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: i was arrested april 20, 2020 on a level 2 dealing in meth. i still havent recieved a plea deal. is that normal
Paul Stanko
Paul Stanko answered on Nov 23, 2020

Every county is different, and the COVID situation has delayed things quite a lot. Contact your lawyer to see if he/she has received anything.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Wrongful Death for Florida on
Q: If i plead guilty to sales and being investigated for a death resulting will they charge me if i plead out to the sales

I have been being investigated for a year now for a death resulting. I havent plead guilty to my sales charges from a year ago because im afraid if i do they are going to charge me with the dealth resulting. Im doing so good now and just had a baby and have been sober for a year and did lots of... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Nov 23, 2020

Your case is in New Hampshire, but you posted this inquiry to Fla. attorneys, who cannot advise you unless they happen to be a member of the New Hampshire Bar. In any event, this is definitely not an issue that you can get an answer to from any attorney, anywhere, simply by posting an on-line... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Can I own a gun if charged w/ assault & battery, but case dismissed after taking anger management counseling?
James A. Abate
James A. Abate answered on Nov 23, 2020

It really is going to depend on the exact nature of the charges and how they were resolved. If it was a clean dismissal with expungment of the arrest, maybe. But I can see "anger management" getting flagged as a mental health exception. Without a criminal record there is nothing to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Personal Injury and Real Estate Law for South Carolina on
Q: Can a person with a restricted licence drive a car while a license driver in passager seat?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 22, 2020

A South Carolina attorney could answer best, but your post remains open for a week. As a GENERAL matter in ANY jurisdiction, it could depend on the restriction. Nationwide, Departments of Motor Vehicles enforce different classes of restrictions, covering things such as hearing aids, shoulder... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Real Estate Law and Traffic Tickets for Texas on
Q: I got a letter in the mail for a warrant I never knew about. It was for not fixing something on a house I do not own.

Court says they sent a ticket for not fixing a pipe on a house and I didn't show up. I never got the ticket nor do I own the property and cannot afford an attorney. My question is, don't I have to be physically served or notified? They claim they sent a letter but I never got it.

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Nov 22, 2020

That seems like a frustrating situation. Do you have a specific question about dealing with the warrant?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Indiana on
Q: How much to retain an attorney or a level 2 felony meth charge with 2 priors
Paul Stanko
Paul Stanko answered on Nov 22, 2020

Attorneys will not generally quote fees in public forums like this. I suggest you contact me or other attorneys privately through this site. For one thing, in order to quote a fee, an attorney would need to discuss the facts of your case, and you definitely do not want to do that publicly!

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Communications Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can I legally record a motel clerk speaking to me at the front desk in Pennsylvania without getting permission?

Can I legally record a motel clerk speaking to me at the front desk in Pennsylvania without getting permission?

Gregory Scott Greenberg
Gregory Scott Greenberg answered on Nov 22, 2020

It depends on the laws in Pennsylvania and if this place is considered public. For example, in Florida there is a 2 party consent wire tap law. This means in FL, if you want to audio record an individual, you need their consent. Other states, like Georgia, have a 1 party consent law, which would... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for South Carolina on
Q: How long does it take to see a judge after you get an attorney?

I retained an attorney for criminal charges. The prosecutor refused to lift the bench warrant. My attorney said he filed and are waiting for the prosecutor to send over all the case files. How long does this process usually take?

Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton answered on Nov 22, 2020

Rule 5 of the South Carolina Rule of Criminal Procedure require that the state turn over everything that is discoverable within 30 days of request.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for South Carolina on
Q: What does x3 mean on a shoplifting charge? Also listed is hold for department of public safety awaiting warrant?
Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton answered on Nov 22, 2020

It can mean a few different things but most likely it means that the person is being charged with a shoplifting under the South Carolina property crime enhancement statute which make a normal misdemeanor shoplifting turn into a 10 year felony. This occurs when a person has three of more property... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Texas on
Q: A friend has been charged with aggravated Kidnapping involving a victim being murdered. This is his first time offense

At the moment he’s only being charged with aggravated kidnapping however one of the victims was murdered during the kidnapping what is the ideal sentencing if found guilty

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Nov 22, 2020

Murder during Kidnapping is one of the ways to commit the offense of Capital Murder. So, if they actually charge him with that and win a conviction, the only possible sentences are Life Without Parole or Death. An exception is if he was age 17 or younger at the time of the offense, in which case... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for South Carolina on
Q: If the police targeted someone that was currently on house arrest to buy drugs from their informant is that entrapment
Ryan D Templeton
Ryan D Templeton answered on Nov 22, 2020

In order to assert the defense of entrapment in SC, you would have to show two things:

1) A government actor induced you to commit a crime; and

2) The lack of a predisposition to commit such a crime.

Therefore, based on the limited set of facts that you present in your...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Oklahoma on
Q: Can my parents win a case against an 18-year-old if I'm 16

I live in Oklahoma and the age of consent is 16 can they really win a case?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Nov 22, 2020

This question requires much more information to be answered with any degree of accuracy. However, while the age of consent is 16 in the state of Oklahoma, the age of majority is 18, therefore a 16 or 17 year old is still considered a minor. Furthermore, if you are basing this question solely on a... Read more »

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