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Myong J. Joun

Arlington Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. My son was just arrested for heroin (enough to place him in the trafficking category). What options does he have?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Myong J. Joun
    2. John Brooks Seed
    3. Joseph Brian Simons
    4. Ilir Kavaja
    5. Andrew W. Cowan
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    I am really sorry to hear your situation. All too often, people who care about the addict seem to suffer the most. Although I agree with you that addicts generally do not belong in the punitive system, unfortunately, due to our now-decades old 'war on drugs,' our legal system is designed to punish even the users. Not knowing all of the facts in your son's specific case, it is difficult to answer your question. Certainly, if the facts support it, even without direct evidence of distribution or...

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  2. I refused a chemical breath test for the state of Massachusetts, but in court plead guilty with a cwof.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Myong J. Joun
    2. Michael Howard Erlich
    3. Eric Schutzbank
    4. Kelly A. Broadbent
    5. Dominic L. Pang
    5 lawyer answers

    You are correct. The 180 days loss of license for refusing the breatherlyzer test ends on the date the court accepts your plea tender on the 24D disposition and the 45 loss of license kicks in. You are eligible for a hardship license after three days of your plea with proof of enrollment in an alcohol program and need to drive for work. Myong Joun www.MassRights.com

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  3. This will be my first run in with the law and I am being charged with grand larceny over 250$??what will happen to me?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Stephen P. Kelly
    2. Myong J. Joun
    3. Dominic L. Pang
    4. Keith G Langer
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    When you appear in court, you will be arraigned on the charge. At that time, if you didn't bring a lawyer with you and you are found to be indigent, the court will appoint a lawyer to you. You should discuss the specifics of your case with your attorney privately, not on a public forum. Subjects to be discussed with your attorney include a review of the charge(s), evaluation of the evidence, and exploration of options going forward. Myong Joun www.MassRights.com

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  4. Can my blood test be used against me if I was not arrested, and was drawn 3.5 hours later?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Myong J. Joun
    2. John Matthew Leace
    3. Jessica Ann Foley
    4. Edward Jacob Sternisha
    4 lawyer answers

    Attorney Leace is correct. Not only is this technical, both legally and scientifically, but highly fact specific. You should refrain from discussing anything more specific on this public forum. Please consult with an attorney privately to review the details of the case and what your options are. Myong Joun www.MassRights.com

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  5. Accused for shoplifting in macys in massachusetts

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Myong J. Joun
    2. Edward Jacob Sternisha
    3. James Thomas Kinder
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    It is unclear from your posting what the paperworks are that you signed. I'm not sure that you need an attorney right now but having one couldn't hurt and may in fact be helpful in attempting to settle the matter civilly. Certainly, you should consult with an attorney if it appears that you will be charged criminally. For a charge like shoplifting, it is likely that you will be summonsed to court for a clerk magistrates hearing. An attorney may be able to convince the clerk to not issue the...

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  6. My husband is being charged with larceny over 250.00

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Myong J. Joun
    2. Henry Lebensbaum
    3. Seth A. Blum
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    Every criminal defendant is entitled to an attorney for his defense. When your husband appears in court for his arraignment, he would have been interviewed by probation to determine indigency. If the court finds that he is unable to afford to hire a private attorney, the court will appoint a lawyer to him for "free" ($150 in court costs that may be paid through community service). Myong Joun www.MassRights.com

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  7. What will I most likely be sentenced for several counts of drug possession class C and E and larceny over $250

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Jessica Ann Foley
    2. Myong J. Joun
    3. Henry Lebensbaum
    3 lawyer answers

    Attorney Foley is correct, there are many factors that need to be considered. Please consult an experienced criminal defense attorney.

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  8. I was arrested for possession and larceny of a class b substance and sented to 1 yr probation and during that time was arrested

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Myong J. Joun
    2. Edward Jacob Sternisha
    3. Henry Lebensbaum
    3 lawyer answers

    You will receive a notice for the violation of probation. As the previous answer stated, it is best advised that you retain an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Good luck. Myong Joun www.MassRights.com

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  9. Warrant still in system after arrest in MA? Please help!

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Myong J. Joun
    2. Ann Frances Breau Karpenski
    3. Robert A Stolzberg
    4. Erin Jordan Harris
    5. Kelly A. Broadbent
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    No, the blue paper you received was the recognizance for you to appear in the court to remove the warrant. When you removed the warrant, the court should have given you a white piece of paper called a notice of recall but since the charges were dismissed when you got there, you may not have gotten it. Here's what you should do: Go to the clerk's office in that court and get a certified copy of the criminal docket. Bring it to the RMV which should clear it up. Good luck. Myong Joun www....

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  10. CWOF and CORI Reform

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Dominic L. Pang
    2. Myong J. Joun
    3. Kelly A. Broadbent
    3 lawyer answers

    That is incorrect. It is true that CWOFs are considered non-convictions but it will appear on your CORI. Typically, it will show the CWOF, length of the probationary period, and then an indication that the charge(s) were dismissed, assuming that probation was completed successfully and terminated with the charges being dismissed. The arrests will also show up on the FBI's III database (although sometimes, the dismissals aren't properly reflected in their records). Depending on what the...

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