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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for North Carolina on
Q: I slapped my boyfriend and got a charge

I am 19 he is 21 we are parents of a 3 month old with a ton of bills and in process of buying a house I slapped him and he went to stay at his dads . My neighbor in apartment called cops I admitted to slapping him and I got a charge! I’ve never been in trouble how do we get this dropped!!

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Dec 4, 2019

Speaking to law enforcement and admitting to a crime was a complete and total mistake. At this point, you need to hire a local criminal law attorney ASAP before you make matters worse than you already have. If you stop trying to handle this yourself and follow your attorneys advice and if your... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Juvenile Law and Criminal Law for North Carolina on
Q: My mom is filing ungovernable youth charges against me. Do I have any rights as a minor?

Her reason for the ungovernable charge was that I am disrespectful and I do what I want when I want. About ten days ago. She slapped me, so hard I couldn’t hear out of my ear. That entire side of my face went numb. Then I yelled at her that I hated her and hit her arm. When she called the police,... Read more »

Adam Bull
Adam Bull answered on Dec 4, 2019

You have a right to an attorney and one should be appointed to you.

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2 Answers | Asked in Juvenile Law and Criminal Law for North Carolina on
Q: My sister is 17 and out mother pressed charges on her and she is currently locked up. I need to know how this all works.

Can someone other then her parent or guardian bail her out?

Adam Bull
Adam Bull answered on Nov 24, 2019

Anyone can post the bail money for a person. But be careful interjecting in this situation. If your sister is a minor, its unlikely they would hold her on much of a bond unless the charges were serious.

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for North Carolina on
Q: I'm 18, paid for my laptop 100% and my mother took it, can I press charges

I am 18, I paid for my laptop 100% myself. We got into a disagreement, not for any disciplinary or responsibility issues. So she took my phone and laptop, I honestly need both for college and work. I have a project due this monday and if I can't access them my college grade will fail, I don't have... Read more »

Adam Bull
Adam Bull answered on Nov 22, 2019

Even though you may be able to do something, doesnt always mean you should. Part of being an adult is dealing with things maturely, even when others around you dont.

Why dont you try to have a calm nature discussion with your mother about what happened that lead her to " take" your laptop...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Child Support for North Carolina on
Q: Bench warrants, how can I find out if I have and can I get rid of without going to jail?

My ex inlaw told me I have 2 for failure to pay child support. How can I find out for sure & can I get rid of them without going to jail?

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Nov 16, 2019

Hire an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for North Carolina on
Q: Good Afternoon. Have a question? How much in a price range to get a petition the court to get removed off the registry
Will Blackton
Will Blackton answered on Oct 30, 2019

There is generally a $175 court fee to file for an expunction. The fee for an attorney's assistance is going to range depending on whether you're entitled to statutory relief (will automatically happen depending on your age at the time a crime was committed and the age and nature of the offense)... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Criminal Law for North Carolina on
Q: if my daughter runs away at the age of 14 can i call the police and send her to juvie or does she get a probation offic?
Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Oct 28, 2019

You can and should call the police. Who will find her and bring her back for you to discipline (unless you are an unfit parent - in which case, DSS will likely get involved). Whether or not charges are brought is not up to you. If charges are brought and she is convicted, a Judge will decide if... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Family Law and Federal Crimes for North Carolina on
Q: How many days do you get if a man presses charges on his wife for domestic violence?
William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Oct 23, 2019

Depends on the circumstances and facts surrounding the allegations. How bad was the assault? Was it on going? Were there long-lasting injuries? Were the kids present? Was a weapon used? Were alcohol or drugs a factor?

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for North Carolina on
Q: Domestic violence warrant will I have a unsecured bond and will I ha e to spend 48 hrs. In jail?
Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Oct 23, 2019

Only if you are served with it.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for North Carolina on
Q: my mother in law took my 2 children from ga to texas without my conscent and wont bring them back is that kidnapping
Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Oct 20, 2019

The way you describe it - potentially. However, you are likely not the only one who can provide permission. If her son properly provided permission - then, no.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for North Carolina on
Q: My girlfriend is in jail right now and I bonded out but she told me if we both plead guilty to a driving a vehicle

Unauthorized she said since she’s already in jail it counts as time served and that charge will be dropped is this true?

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Oct 18, 2019

That makes no sense

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for North Carolina on
Q: I walk away and a female grabs my hair from behind and attack me. Why did I get charge when I defended myself?

The female slaps me four times and I walk away. Four blocks later she's still following me. I keep walking but yells for her to leave me alone. She grabs my hair from behind as I'm walking and attacks me from behind. I felt threatened for my life as she assaulted me four times already, so I... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 30, 2019

How would I or any attorney be able to answer that when we have no more information than you do?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for North Carolina on
Q: How do you find out what the probable cause for issuing an arrest warrant is?

A friend was arrested for 1st degree burglary and attempted larceny in Harrnett County, NC. The complainant gave a statement that he broke into her house through the front door and she caught him with her TV in his hand. When she asked what he was doing, he said he wasnt sure and put the TV back in... Read more »

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Sep 16, 2019

There is an affidavit submitted with the warrant

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for North Carolina on
Q: I got in a fight last year and I pressed charges on the person and they just now having court now this years is it any

Way I can get the charges dropped

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Aug 14, 2019

You can contact the prosecutor and ask

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for North Carolina on
Q: I live in NC and got an underage alcohol ticket at the 500. How do I avoid my court appearance and clear my record?

I am 20 years old with a clean record and don't want to drive from NC to Indiana to go to court.

Ralph Behr
Ralph Behr answered on Aug 1, 2019

Look at the ticket or Notice to Appear. File a written plea of not guilty in the case and you will get a court date. Next, file a motion for a plea in absentia and to appear pro se (without an attorney). You can go online and find a pleading to enter but only after the judge approves your motion... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for North Carolina on
Q: I have an warrent for and indicment charger (drug charge) never been in trouble the charges make no sense what do I do

The say it was one time and it makes no sense

Gary Kollin
Gary Kollin answered on Jul 31, 2019

Let's try to get it right.

I have a warrant and indictment for a drug charge

I suggest you get an attorney.

Lot less expensive than spending time in jail

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for North Carolina on
Q: How do i find my court papers when i lost them
William Jaksa
William Jaksa answered on Jul 24, 2019

In most jurisdictions, you can attend the courthouse and request second copies of documents from the Clerks' office. There may be a small fee.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Immigration Law for North Carolina on
Q: Will my crime record affect getting a green card?

Hey! Im an European citizen, my fiancé is a marine and I’m 6 months pregnant. I got tickets to the USA in July to get married and start our family together and apply for green card and use parole in place to stay there.

I’ve committed a crime ( shoplifting) and I will have to pay a... Read more »

Denise Anderson
Denise Anderson answered on May 19, 2019

Shoplifting is often termed as a petty offense. The fact that you committed a petty crime does not bar you from obtaining a green card; you may still be admissible to the United States. The decisive factor is whether you have committed shoplifting on more than one occasion, and whether you entered... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Legal Malpractice for North Carolina on
Q: When I was an adolescent my mother did therapy with me in our living room. Is it possible to sue for this?

My mother changed careers when I was a pre-teen, and she was a fairly inexperienced counselor. I came to her with normal teen problems, i.e. concerns about not fitting in in high school and she offered to do counseling with me in our house. I didn't know better so I accepted. In hindsight, this... Read more »

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Apr 18, 2019

You not only want to blame talks you had with your mommy as a pre-teen for the problems you have as a 30 year old adult but want to sue her for it as well? There is no circumstance I can think of where legal action for something like that should have even crossed your mind let alone be something... Read more »

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