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  • Do I have to show up for my criminal case tomorrow?

    I have court tomorrow morning for a charge last summer. I was supposed to be done with these classes by January 22nd my last court date, but due to various circumstances got places in a later program and had to get my original case continued. I ...

    John’s Answer

    Have you contacted your attorney to see if he/she can get your case continued? If you do not have an attorney than you need to be in court tomorrow. If you do not have an attorney and are representing yourself, this is a classic reason as to why self-representation is always a bad idea.

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  • When does AR (Accelerated Rehab) strike the charges from your record?

    I used AR this past year on my 2 counts of Larceny 6. I went to court, got approved for the program, paid my money and now I have to return to court a year after (Sept. of this year 2014). Im applying for my pistol permit and I want to answer tr...

    John’s Answer

    The charges for which you were granted AR stay on your record until such time as the court officially dismisses them which will, presumably, be on your next court date in Sept, 2014. I obviously don't know the particulars of your case but if you were required to do anything such as community service you must be sure to complete everything required of you in order to merit a dismissal of the charges. If you had a lawyer assist you, you should ask the lawyer to file a motion for Erasure of Records after the charges are dismissed. If granted, and they usually are, it would require the police department that arrested you to destroy all information pertaining to the arrest such as police reports, fingerprints taken and mug shots etc.

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  • My nana and i smoke rave tobacco. after smoking about 90% of the bag a piece of feces was found in the bag. do we have a lawsuit

    the feces is about the size of a cats or maybe a racoon. we are both completely disgusted and feel violated. this is disgusting.so many things are carried in poop. never mind the fact that plain and simple we were efen smoking poop.

    John’s Answer

    Unless you can prove "actual damages" there is no basis to file a suit. Other than disgust, what injuries did you sustain? Did you incur medical expenses? Have you been required to seek mental health care? If not, there is nothing to ne compensated for. Sure, it sucks. But stuff happens and that's just the way it is.

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  • I was put on contional discharge for lac 6th and now going to charged with lac 6 again for a cell phone, what you think ?

    i do have a past recored

    John’s Answer

    I think you need to hire a competent criminal defense attorney that practices regularly in the courthouse within which your case is pending. Jail is a distinct possibility.

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  • 6th Degree Larceny committed- How do I handle this in court?

    I was caught shoplifting $140 worth of clothing from Kohls last week. The security guard called the police, and I was given a court date. I was not arrested. I am 19 years old and a college student, I cannot afford a lawyer. I've never been in any...

    John’s Answer

    Attorney Bonanno's advice is spot on. There are ways for you to resolve this matter without having a conviction for larceny on your record. Speak to your parents about helping hire an attorney or apply for a public defender. If you were sick wouldn't you go to the doctor's office for help? Get a lawyer and don't let all your hard work with school go to waste because quite frankly it will be very difficult to find employment if there is a perception that you are a thief.

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  • PSI RECOMMENDS: "TIME"

    what can be done? falsely accused and given 2 Risk of Injury to a child, court dropped 1 and 1 was kept by the court. I was helping my minor cousin, she wanted to kill herself, her mom and dad would always bit her . She told police and the court ...

    John’s Answer

    It means that the probation officer who prepared the presentence investigation report is recommending that the court impose a definite sentence of imprisonment as part of the disposition of your case. If you are at this stage in the case I have to believe that you already have an attorney and these and any other questions should be directed to him/her.

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  • I move to ct about 2 week ago and when I went to dmv to change my lic to ct I was told that I got a ticket 19 years ago

    when I when down I had to pay 60.00 to open the ticket that I never got

    John’s Answer

    The $60 payment was to "re-open" the old ticket that was never addressed by you. That being said, what is your question?

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  • Is $25,000 + a reasonable amount that an attorney would charge to represent someone at a criminal trial?

    I am just curious to see what the general opinion on this is.

    John’s Answer

    Way more facts are needed to even attempt to answer this question intelligently. Charges? Prior criminal history, if any? Forensic evidence? Necessity of expert testimony? Private investigators? Mandatory prison time if convicted? etc.

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  • Doesn't taking accelerated rehabilitation give off the perception of being guilty?

    I am worried that my employer will see it that way and refuse to allow me back to work because they have already kept me out of work while this matter is pending even though it had nothing to do with my place of employment or anyone there. Going ...

    John’s Answer

    Accelerated rehabilitation is an opportunity for an individual to resolve their case without any admission of guilt and without the expensive and most uncertain outcome of a trial. It is a docket management tool which also allows for the speedy resolution of matters deemed not serious enough to warrant denial of the opportunity the program is designed to provide. Using the A.R. program is usually an intellectual, rather than an emotional, decision and carries with it no stigmatization of guilt. If you want to "fight" the charges, that is your right. However, trial fees are quite expensive and there is ALWAYS the possibility of being found guilty by a jury, regardless of your own subjective perception of the case.

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  • When leaving ct jail on ts can u transfer to north Carolina with wife/kids? or do u have to wait til probation starts.

    His sentence was 16 months to serve...he will ts after serving 5 months; but entire family resides in North Carolina.

    John’s Answer

    He needs permission to leave the state from probation.

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