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Michael L. Tumposky

Michael Tumposky’s Answers

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  • Website Abuse

    Hi, I am from Paksitan. Someone has posted my name and my mobile number at a website i.e. justfunpoint.com. Now I am receiving a number of calls for sexual contact. I did not find any contact info pertaining to the said website so that I can r...

    Michael’s Answer

    It would be far simpler to change your number than to sue a U.S. company from Pakistan.

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  • Fighting Vague Right Turn on Red violation, JOL Passenger Violation, Ages not Checked. What2expect from hearing?

    I was handed a uniform citation today with Failure to Stop at R. Light and JOL Passenger Restriction. However, I did stop completely behind the crosswalk for certain before making the right turn as I had to let a pedestrian cross the street. Follo...

    Michael’s Answer

    Do not waste money on an attorney. Go yourself and politely and non-argumentatively explain your story. Then try to slip in how good your driving record is (if true) and that you promise not to do it again.

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  • Once my court fees are paid off [including the probation officer], how easy is it to get a disposition of the case?

    I need the disposition to acquire housing. Also, can I call the Salem, MA, courthouse to find out specifically what the final judgement on my case is?

    Michael’s Answer

    You may mean "dismissal" rather than "disposition." If you are on CWOF status, your case will be administratively reviewed at the probation end date. If you are in compliance, it will automatically be dismissed.

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  • Missed a court date, have a default warrant, but have a valid reason

    In early 2013 I received a summons to appear in court on a larceny of 250 charge. I went to court, was appointed a public defender & was released with a new date on personal recognizance. I had another date that I showed up for & then was given an...

    Michael’s Answer

    If you have no record, explain the circumstances and, most importantly, you turn yourself in rather than waiting to be picked up, the judge may let you go on a personal or a small bail. There is no guarantee of course, but it will only get worse the longer you wait. Call a lawyer to help you through this process.

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  • Can a petion be filed for clemency if one is incarcerated for attempted murder with a guilty plea?

    Currently incarcerated 4-5 yr sentence almost 2 served

    Michael’s Answer

    I assume you mean a pardon since there is no chance of clemency on a four-year prison sentence. And yes you can file, but you should wait until many years have passed and you can demonstrate why you are entitled to it.

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  • 1. Can someone be convicted for arson and murder 27 years later? What about the statutes of limitations?

    Hi, A man is suspected of burning down his childhood home in which his father was burned to death (In Boston). He was 19 years-old at the time. No sufficient evidence was found to convict him. Twenty years later, the case was reopened and concr...

    Michael’s Answer

    Yes, there is no time limit for a murder prosecution. But you say there was no sufficient evidence to "convict him" before. Was there a trial back then? If so, double jeopardy would bar his prosecution.

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  • About how long will this guy be in jail for home invasion?

    He's charge with home invasion, 2 a&b w/ deadly weapon(kicking/stomping on someone with a boot) and 2 a&b

    Michael’s Answer

    I agree with the other lawyers. If he is convicted, a likely sentence would be something longer than what he has done previously.

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  • Can you get parole on a 3 3 n a day in massachusetts?

    wondering when you can parole, if at all. I thought it was 2/3 your time

    Michael’s Answer

    The first two lawyers are incorrect and the third lawyer is correct. This is clearly a state prison sentence and parole is available only after serving the bottom number, which in this case is three years. The guidelines are irrelevant here. For obvious practical reasons, you will not be paroled but will have to serve the maximum, one day more.

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  • Failed breathalyzer test on 12/21/13 and my 30 day license suspension is over 1/20. Can I go to any RMV to get my license back?

    Already had arraignment plead not-guilty and next court date is 2/26/14. Now that my mandatory 30 day suspension is up can go to any RMV to get my license re-instated or do I need to go to an RMV hearing first?

    Michael’s Answer

    The previous lawyers are correct about the reinstatement fee.

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  • Driving without a license. what is the fine?

    I was pulled over driving without a license. I havent had a license for 9 years, what is the fine?

    Michael’s Answer

    • Selected as best answer

    Probably an assessment of court costs in the range of $100-$300.

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