Jessica Ann Foley’s Answers

Jessica Ann Foley

Weymouth Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. What are the penalties for minor in possession of alcohol in Massachusetts?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jessica Ann Foley
    2. Valerie J. Semensi
    3. William N. Chambers
    4. Terri D. Leary
    4 lawyer answers

    First of all, you are being charged as an adult because you are 17. You are considered an adult in the court system when you turn 17 (even though you can't vote!). The worse case scenario for a minor in possession of alcohol is a $50.00 fine and a 90 day loss of license. You will not be entitled to a court appointed lawyer because a first offense does not carry jail time. If you have never been in trouble before it is possible that you will be offered a Diversion Program (depending on the...

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  2. What do you expect to happen?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jessica Ann Foley
    2. Terri D. Leary
    3. Sarah Lynn White
    3 lawyer answers

    Did you get cited? If you are going to get cited you will get something in the mail, and you may also get a summons for a Magistrate's Hearing. You didn't say how old you are so if you are over 21, you won't get cited for the alcohol in the car. If you were giving the booze to the 'kids' then you may end up having a criminal issue with that... So far so good. I would recommend consulting a lawyer if you get any further phone calls or letters from the court. Good luck.

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  3. Can somebody educate me when it comes to public defenders? I have one that I am not at all impressed with.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jessica Ann Foley
    2. Robert David Richman
    3. Lauren Craig Redmond
    3 lawyer answers

    Your question is extremely confusing. First of all, it's not a red flag that she cancelled your meeting or rescheduled it - and it is okay that it is two days before the pre-trial. If it is your first pre-trial she is still probably waiting for discovery. It is certainly good practice to meet with client's early and often, but sometimes it doesn't happen. There is also a LOT of waiting for discovery in some counties so there may be more than one pre-trial. I'm totally confused about the...

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  4. My employe filed for an 209a against me

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Henry Lebensbaum
    2. Joshua N Robbins
    3. Erik Hammarlund
    4. Kelly A. Broadbent
    5. Jessica Ann Foley
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Didy you date your employee? You must have a familial or dating relationship with someone in order to get a restraining order against them. Is it a harassment order? Either way, you need to hire an attorney to protect you because a violation of either of these is a criminal offense. This is especially important in your case as it appears your former employee has no trouble lying to the court - and can do so again - only the next time you could end up in jail.

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  5. I have A CWOF for a DUI and a small vandalism charge,

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Howard Erlich
    2. Dominic L. Pang
    3. Jessica Ann Foley
    4. Philip Daniel Hache
    5. Kelly A. Broadbent
    5 lawyer answers

    Are your cases closed? Usually, the military does not want anyone with any open cases. You should be okay - I have had clients with similar charges be cleared. The most important things is to BE UPFRONT when you apply. Talk to your recruiter, tell him or her the truth and he or she will be able to help you. They have a TON of experience with these issues. Good luck!

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  6. Re:cpa licensing. have criminal record. in required essay, what is best tact - state facts or give personalized account?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Dominic L. Pang
    2. Jessica Ann Foley
    3. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    3 lawyer answers

    Honestly, I am not sure what they are looking for, but I would imagine it is both. The most important thing about answering these questions is to be truthful about your criminal charges because it could come back at some point to hurt you. This really needs more investigation and you should consult an attorney and/or the cpa licensing board.

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  7. My father is getting charged with larceny over $250.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jessica Ann Foley
    2. James Michael Dunn
    3. Patrick T. Donovan
    4. Alan J Pransky
    4 lawyer answers

    Hi, YOu should hire a lawyer for your father. It is possible that it can be worked out so you father won't have a record, but it's difficult to ascertain the entire situation from your inquiry By the way - Larceny over is a felony. Jessica

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  8. In a custody/child support case can the judge order me to take a drug test?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jessica Ann Foley
    2. Anthony Rao
    3. James M Lynch
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, if there appears to be some suggestion that you are using drugs. It will depend on the judge. I have seen judges order a hair sample in court to test to see if someone is on drugs (although that is a drastic measure), but often they will ask for a urine test.

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  9. Illegal to videotape without consent.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jessica Ann Foley
    2. Sam Schoenfeld
    3. Erik Hammarlund
    3 lawyer answers

    Taking an audio recording of someone without their knowledge or consent is a violation of the Wiretapping Statute. Otherwise, I'm having difficulty understanding what you are trying to say in your question.

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  10. I pleaded quilty in 1978. I Worked for the town of natick MA for 13 yrs and helped the District Courts in Framingham and Natick

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jessica Ann Foley
    2. Henry Lebensbaum
    3. Benjamin J Lieberman
    3 lawyer answers

    SORB is the board who controls your registration. You can petition them for reclassification and/or to get you to not have to register. SORB is the Sex Offender Registry Board. It's difficult, but not impossible, to be relieved from registering as a sex offender and/or to be classified at a level. You can also try to get your old case re-opened. I suggest both. Massachusetts is a very difficult state to live in if you you have ever been convicted of a sex offense.

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