Patrick T. Donovan’s Answers

Patrick T. Donovan

Quincy Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 14
  1. Can I get oui punishment lowered if I was fleeing harm's way?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Patrick T. Donovan
    2. Eric Schutzbank
    3. Edward Russell Molari
    4. James Michael Dunn
    4 lawyer answers

    The punishment for on OUI is typically the same, there is no way to have it lowered only judges may be more strict. Given the facts as you stated there is a good chance the judge would impose the least of a punishment as possible. It is still a continued without a finding and a 45 day loss of license along with a 24d class and fines.

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  2. Hello how or you i have a question about a situation. I was charged for three counts with a dangerous weapon but the thing is

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Patrick T. Donovan
    2. Henry Lebensbaum
    3. Charles Elwood Soechting Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    It seems to me from reading your question that you may have missed a court date. All crimininal cases are arraigned in the District Court and then scheduled for a pretrial conference about 45 days later. If you missed court for any reason the court would issue a default warrant. When there is a warrant you MUST go to the court and have it removed. You can go anytime the court is open and the warrant can be removed. There is a $50 default removal fee. You should know that if there is a default...

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  3. I need a personal injury attorney

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Patrick T. Donovan
    2. Stefano Vincenzo D'Agostino
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    3 lawyer answers

    Most personal injury attorneys will offer a free consultation. Call some in your area and sit down with them and see what they think..

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  4. Why can't my criminal record be 'expunged' or cleared?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. David Jon Pullman
    2. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    3. Ryan James Tegnelia
    4. Andrew Michael Limberg
    5. Patrick T. Donovan
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I agree with Attorney Hudson's answer.

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  5. I am on felony probation in california for PC69. If I test positive for alcohol will my PO automatically violate me?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Patrick T. Donovan
    2. Andrew Stephen Roberts
    3. James J White
    3 lawyer answers

    You should not post anything that can be used against you also a lawyer cannot lie to the court and present an argue like your Nyquil arguement if they know it to be false. A lot of times the coverup is worse than the crime. Contact a lawyer a see how you should handle it with your PO.

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  6. Looking for lawyer in orange county ca for tenants pro bono. urgent please.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Anthony B. Cartee
    2. Curtis Lamar Harrington Jr
    3. Patrick T. Donovan
    4. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    5 lawyer answers

    This seems like you may have a lawsuit against your landlord or the plumber. You should speak with a civil attorney. However they probably cannot spped up the prospect of you getting back into the apartment, but they may be able to get you some money.

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  7. Should I fight my underage drinking ticket? I never got breathalyzed.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John Leif Fossum
    2. Patrick T. Donovan
    3. Karyn T. Missimer
    4. Ted Harvatin
    4 lawyer answers

    I would advise you to speak to a local attorney and decide whether it is worth it to fight it.

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  8. I plead nolo contendere to aggravated assult with a deadly weapon and aggravated stalking, adjudication of guilt was withheld.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Don Waggoner
    2. Robert Laney Hambrick
    3. Carey Duncan Carmichael Jr.
    4. Patrick T. Donovan
    4 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately I agree with the other answer and think that your chances are very very low at becoming a law enforcement officer.

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  9. Can I avoid jail?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Thomas C Gallagher
    2. Patrick T. Donovan
    3. Jennifer Rose Congdon
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to speak with an attorney that handles dui and criminal defense. I would search avvo for somebody in MN that can help you .

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  10. Can all criminal defense lawyes be also a crime victim's advocate lawyer?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Robert Lee Marshall
    2. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    3. David Matthew Piper
    4. Patrick T. Donovan
    5. Ryan James Tegnelia
    5 lawyer answers

    It really depends on the lawyer. You should meet with an attorney, discuss your case and see if you could see yourself working with that lawyer. If the lawyer accepts the case than that answers your question. There have been many times I have represented victims in court, I have also represented the defendants. It really depends in the case and lawyer. I should not that in order to represent a Defendant you need to be well versed in the laws that apply to victims as they impact your client....

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