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John Michael Goggins

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  • I am facing federal acca for 3 robbery predicate convictions 2 of my robbery conviction sentences was consolidated after 5 years

    in prison i got out in 7 because my convictions are so old i am having a hard time tracking my status papers when my sentence was consolidated.do you think i have good grounds to aoid the arm career criminal act.

    John’s Answer

    Difficult qeustion. Not an easy answer without knowing more facts. You should consult with your lawyer.

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  • What is the average sentence for possession of stolen firearms federal

    what is it to expect for a sentence for the charge when you have no prior felonies?

    John’s Answer

    Difficult and complicated question. You should consult with your lawyer.

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  • I wrote a brief for an appeal. Appellant's lawyer wrote 2 motions to have it stricken. Do I have to write another one?

    After the Motion to Strike was denied, the appellant's lawyer wrote a Motion to Reconsider. After 5 days, they decided mine was accepted in error. This is causing me major stress in my life. Can I just write a letter to the Court and tell th...

    John’s Answer

    You shoulld determine why the appellant is asking that you brief be stricken. Then call the clerk's office and ask them how to fix it. The assistant clerk's are extraordinarily helpful. Otherwise, you should contact a lawyer. Appeals are difficult enough, you should have the assistance of a lawyer.

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  • Am I going to jail?

    I was charged with "theft from building", "larceny over $250", and possession of a class "a" substance... I'm only 19 years old and these are my first charges ever! I have court on Monday.. I'm trying to go back to school and currently have interv...

    John’s Answer

    You should hire an attorney. Without knowing more of the facts, it is difficult to assess whether you will go to jail. Good. Luck.

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  • How to get an attorney for a High-Profile Federal Criminal case (post conviction)? Public Defender?

    Funds were exhausted by three court cases for same incident . The case would bring much media attention ( which I know is reason enough for some to take the case Pro - Bono ) and the groundwork has been laid ( loads of paperwork from investig...

    John’s Answer

    I agree with the other attorneys. If you don't have any money and are deemed indigent you can apply to the court for an appointed lawyer. Good luck.

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  • When I request a copy of my personal CORI, do I see what law enforcement would see if they got a copy of my CORI?

    I know CORI has different access levels and am wondering what access level I would have if I were to request a copy of my personal CORI. Would it include being able to see sealed cases too?

    John’s Answer

    No you can not see your sealed case. Police and certain other agencies can your entire record. If you need to see your sealed case you can go to the court and file a motion and ask a judge. Most employers will only see that a case has been sealed, no details.

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  • What kind of criminal defense lawyer can help my case?

    I called 911 because someone was kicking my door and had a gun pointed into the hole they just kicked in. Come to find out it was the police when they entered. The police kicked in my door, placed me in handcuffs, cleared the rest of my apartment ...

    John’s Answer

    You should hire an attorney. Your narrative indicates that you have numerous issues. Good luck.

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  • Is there a statue of limitations on grand larceny in Mass?

    I have a former boss, that is calling and threatening to take me to court. I haven't worked for him in six years and never stole from him. There was a night in December of 2007 when the days profits went missing, a night that I wasn't even working...

    John’s Answer

    The statute of limitations in Mass for larceny over $250.00 is 6 years. Sounds like you should call a lawyer.

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  • How much time can you get for a first offense bank fraud with a lost of over 200,000 that took place 6 years ago.

    an untruthful statement was made to the financial institution with me admitting to my wrong doing. What outcome could I expect with me not getting into any trouble before or after this incident transpired.

    John’s Answer

    Assuming its a federal case, much depends on whether there is a trial or acceptance of responsibility and where the guidelines come out. And who who your judge is and which district. In short , it depends talk to a lawyer.

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  • I got pulled over no licience 2prior DUIs 1st aprox. 11 years ago.2nd 6years ago what am i looking at? do i need a lawyer?

    if i go forward myself what are all good points to say to judge?

    John’s Answer

    If it is a 3rd, then a minimum 6 mos jail if convicted. Yes hire a lawyer now.

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