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Mark Daniel Colson

Mark Colson’s Answers

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  • Is deportation a possibility if receive a first time offense with a class b misdemeanor?

    In process of AOS, through family based 1, just received EAD. Interview schedule for July. Amount in question $450 but items were returned. Haven't been charged. Will a warrant for arrest, or a letter to appear in court will be issued if c...

    Mark’s Answer

    The first thing you need to do is to consult with a local criminal defense attorney and a local immigration attorney (if you don't already have one). As you seem to be aware, there can be extreme collateral consequences of a criminal conviction on your immigration status.

    Good luck!

    Mark

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  • My registration was suspended due to unpaid tollways i need my car to drive to and from work i got pulled over

    have court next month i cant pay all the amount by then 2800

    Mark’s Answer

    You need to consult with a criminal defense attorney who routinely practices in your local area. This should be the next thing you do. After that, and going forward, you should stop posting about this incident online and you should not dicuss this matter with anyone but your attorney.

    Good luck!

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  • Can I seal or expunge a misdemeanor it is a domestic violence that happen 10 years ago.

    I was 18 Years old and I was found guilty. I did no jail time I had 1 year supervision I did a year of counseling. I am wondering if there is anything I can do

    Mark’s Answer

    It is very possible (if not likely) that you are eligible to apply to pardon/expunge this conviction from your record if it happened 10 years ago and you have had no subsequent involvement with the criminal justice system since then. You need to contact a an attorney in your area with experience doing pardon/expungement work for further advice and assistance.

    Good luck!

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  • Will I go to jail for driving with no insurance, registration, fictitious plates?

    Ok so heres my story, I been driving a car that I bought but never got registered under my name, I got pulles over 3 times and I have to go to my first court date next month.. I been literally living in this car for the last month since I was kick...

    Mark’s Answer

    You need to contact a criminal defense attorney who routinely practices in your local area. This should be the next thing you do. After that, and going forward, you should stop posting about this incident online and you should not dicuss this matter with anyone but your attorney.

    Good luck!

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  • I was caught with child pornography what do I do?

    Like I stated I was caught with child pornography however before the search warrants wee executed I had deleted everything out of guild and reasons primarily due to kiley freemans story considering I felt just as bad as those performing them acts....

    Mark’s Answer

    IMMEDIATELY contact a criminal defense attorney who routinely practices in your local area and as others have said, stop posting about this on the internet.

    Good luck!

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  • AFFIDAVIT FOR INDIGENT STATUS - INDIGENT : Do I have to pay court costs?

    This is an exact entry for one of my dockets I for a case I am on probation for which ends in two months. I was asked to pay by the court $50 a month for probation costs which was waived because I have food stamps. When I look up this case on the ...

    Mark’s Answer

    You should reach out to your public defender first, and perhaps at the same time call (or stop in) the court clerk's office. In CT it is possible for probation fees to be waived but court costs to be imposed and failure to pay court costs can result in a license suspension - FL may well be different but your attorney or the court clerk should be able to explain this to you.

    Good luck!

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  • What is the purpose of interrogatories ?

    In a U/M and UIM case , when the defense doesn't present pleadings but instead they have they sent a a questionnaire . Does this questionnaire matter , what does it do for them . Should the plaintiff file a motion to squash it since a deposition i...

    Mark’s Answer

    The questionnaire / interrogatories do matter because they are responses to questions (and perhaps documents being produced) that are made under oath that may be used at the trial. You may be able to file objections to some of the questions but the practice book and the law in CT will control here, you can not object to them merely because they already took your deposition.

    Good luck!

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  • Trial by magistrate vs trial by jury which one is better for the defense?

    In a civil rights case , the defense loss summary judgement, the case was set to go to trial this next month, the defense attorney tells the plaintiff's attorney that he is having surgery in the same month of trial. Now the plaintiffs attorney te...

    Mark’s Answer

    Sounds like you (or the plaintiff) already have an attorney, you (or they) should discuss this decision with the attorney. Opting for a magistrate to preside over the trial isn't automatically pro-plaintiff or pro-defendant, it's merely a different person in a robe. The case will likely still be tried to a jury even if there is an agreement to have a magistrate on the bench.

    Good luck!

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  • We bought a second home for our daughter and her baby boy to live in. Now without our permission her boyfriend living there.

    We want him out. How can we do this and make it stick?

    Mark’s Answer

    If I am correct that you want HER to stay and HIM to go, yes? If so, you would need to evict him.

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  • I told my landlord I wanted to move out and he changed the lease and the locks the next day.my stuff is there. What do I do?

    I lived there with my boyfriend and two small kids. I called landlord yesterday and said I wanted to move but needed a week or two to get my stuff out but in the meantime my boyfriend was going to be paying rent and living there but I didn't wan...

    Mark’s Answer

    It is true, generally speaking, that it is illegal to change the locks "lock out" on your apartment/house. You mention having asked for a "week or two" to get your stuff out - have you been evicted? Did you ever receive any paperwork from a state marshal or a housing court? You need to speak to a housing attorney asap to better explain your rights in this situation when he/she knows all of the attendant circumstances!

    Good luck!

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