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Jessica Ann Foley

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  • I'm trying to fill out a petition to seal I'm confused on what to check off

    2 b&e happened over 7 years ago...haven't had anything on my record since...want to go to medical school...and want to seal my record..having trouble with the form

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    You have to fill it out and send it back. If it's a felony and it was less than 10 years ago you need to petition the court. It's a different and more lengthy process.

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  • How do I get a drivers license if I have a lifetime revocation, for a DUI conviction (multiple), in another state?

    Received a lifetime revocation in another state 20 years ago and my home state, Massachusetts, will not issue a drivers license until I clear up the revocation in the offending state. I have tried to clear it up and spent a substantial amount of m...

    Jessica’s Answer

    Have you been before the Massachusetts Board of Appeals? Have you well documented what you have done in the other state? If you haven't hired a lawyer in the other state - you should consult with and hire one if they think they can help.

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  • I have a felony uttering a forged instrument on my cori. How can I get it off without waiting 10 years

    At the time, I was in a deep depression, and had just applied for social security. My youngest son had died of a drug overdose, and I wound up with the wrong kind of people. I forged and deposited a check,. I was able to get the larceny charge rem...

    Jessica’s Answer

    Attorney Pang is correct. It's certainly possible. An experienced attorney can give you a better idea of the likelihood with the particular disposition (guilty, cwof etc) and the court where the case was heard

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  • Do I need to hire lawyer to show up for warrant posted online?

    My friend texted me to say she saw my name online on a city list of people with warrants. I have no idea what this is for. I have never been arrested, or even close to that. I tried calling and they told me I had to come in to find out why. What c...

    Jessica’s Answer

    I agree with all of the other answers, but, especially confirm it's you!!

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  • When prosecuting a domestic violence case, are co-existing forms of abuse (non-physical) ever included as supporting evidence?

    Are domestic violence prosecutors educated about the full spectrum/patterns of abuse that batterers use to control victims? When a victim has been physically assaulted and her abuser is being prosecuted, can emotional/psychological abuse, resultin...

    Jessica’s Answer

    Usually, Domestic Violence prosecutors are trained as to the different types of abuse, however, a lot of it cannot be used at trial in most cases as there is often not evidence that is admissible in court. Generally, Domestic Violence Prosecutors are compassionate with victims and do their best.

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  • Driver's License Suspension under Habitual Traffic Offender Rule Question

    The Habitual Traffic Offender rule states suspension of license for four years after three major moving violations or any combination of twelve major or minor moving violations. In the past five years I have been ticketed 10 times for traffic vio...

    Jessica’s Answer

    Hi, Yes, they can be used against you in the HTO determination. When you get the notice of HTO you can appeal it via the RMV. You can also request a Hardship License if you are found to be HTO. If you were my client I'd want to look at your driving record from the RMV so I could help you figure out where you stand. You can get it on www.mass.gov/rmv. You don't need the official version if you simply want to speak to a lawyer.

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  • Should I mention my juvenile record when in the process of becoming an EMT or Firefighter?

    Hello, when I was sixteen I got into some trouble within a period of 3 months and was wondering if I should mention my criminal past to my employers when I am going to become an EMT or a Firefighter in Massachusetts since I am now eighteen & clean...

    Jessica’s Answer

    Read the question carefully as it's not technically a conviction of a crime. You might want to talk to a lawyer about it.

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  • HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET AN ANSWER AFTER FILING TO SEAL YOUR CORI?

    I DID THIS 2 WEEKS AGO.

    Jessica’s Answer

    It can take several weeks or sometimes longer depending on how busy they are.

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  • I just discovered a 67 year old man I've been dating for 4 months is a registered sex offender. Does this mean he was guilty?

    The crime was "for 800.04(3) - Lewd or Lascivious Assault/Sexual Battery victim under 16 yoa" in Florida in 2003. I can't find if he was imprisoned, only the term "Withheld adjudication." Does this mean he was found guilty but for some reason wasn...

    Jessica’s Answer

    It means that he was either found guilty or plead guilty. It doesn't necessarily mean he is guilty, but I would ask him about what happened. Sometimes people plea because they are afraid of jail time. There could be another explanation. I wouldn't blow it off as though it's no big deal especially with the behavior you explained, but keep an open mind and don't jump to conclusions. That being said, be careful and protect yourself.

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  • Can a braclett reduce time

    Need a lawyer

    Jessica’s Answer

    I would look on AVVO and find a lawyer in the general vicinity of where your case is and YES, a bracelet can reduce time in the right circumstances (it depends on the judge, the charges, the history etc.).

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