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  • Will i be arrested if going to muncipal court to schedule bail to pay my warrant

    I recieved a traffic ticket for failure to repair vehicle. I completely forgot to go to court. I had went on a Co-Op Study in spain and i just returned last week realizing i forgot about the ticket since july. my mom didnt tell me about the 2 lett...

    Anthony’s Answer

    Technically you could have bail imposed by the court for failing to come to court when you were supposed to come, however most judges will be glad you came and happy you are furthering your education and overjoyed if you paid in full right there and then. It doesn't matter anyway, if you fail to vacate the warrant, you will be arrested on the street probably at a very inconvenient time and then there will be all kinds of trouble. Better to handle it now.

    Get there as soon as possible, and start the new year off with a clean slate.

    Good luck.

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  • Is assisting people on AVVO considered pro bono work for lawyers?

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    Anthony’s Answer

    I think that lawyers who do a good job in answering these kind of questions could argue it is pro bono work but I would doubt it would fulfill a requirement for a bar association or school's certificate. I think most of us like to do the stuff we do here because we like the site, we like helping others and it helps us to be able to "show our wares" to our fellow lawyers. I know I have picked a few lawyers for referrals because their answers were consistently good and well written.

    I think most bar associations want a more formal program however out reach to the public through AVVO is a good way to inform non lawyers about the law and educate them about their potential to use the law to protect themselves or to obtain restitution when they are harmed.

    Tell me, do YOU think it is pro bono "work"?

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  • Ok i got convicted of possessing cocaine in indiana and i was sentenced. To a yr of probation and i never went to my probation

    It has been almost 4 yrs ago whats gonna happen can i pay it off without going to jail

    Anthony’s Answer

    Well now this is going to depend on a lot of things such as where you were during this time and why you did not go to probation and if you are clean (and I mean Squeaky clean and sober). I would call an attorney in Indianapolis and pray that not only can he help you, but that the judge is a forgiving soul because based on what you have and haven't said here, I'd put you in jail for disobeying the court's order, and I think I am somewhat liberal in forgiving many transgressions, so imagine what a conservative judge may do to you. Go see a lawyer right away. A Good Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  • Can I file battery charges against a club bouncer?

    I was at a club with some friends and one of them was being escorted out for being too intoxicated. I grabbed my friend's hand, following her out. A bouncer behind me pushed me for grabbing my friends hand and told me I was now being kicked out as...

    Anthony’s Answer

    The question isn't whether you can file charges (of course you can) it is whether the police will take the cross complaint and act upon it. I would urge you to hire an attorney ASAP to preserve those tapes. He should serve a subpoena on the bar and do everything in his power to get them. I would also call the DA and police Dept. and demand they try to preserve them as well.

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  • Should my fiance get a divorce or apply for citizenship first?

    My fiance has been in the US legally since 1988. He has a green card. He married a woman in 1996 who is in the US illegally. They separated in 1998 but never got divorced (no one had the money to pay for it). However now, my fiance has gotten the...

    Anthony’s Answer

    If he can adjust his status without having to marry a US Citizen (which I am assuming you are) then he should do so. Otherwise he would have to divorce before he could marry hence necessitating the divorce first.

    I would note that this question is best posed to his Immigration attorney. He should not attempt to adjust status without first seeking counsel. In seeking counsel he is best protected by hiring a good immigration LAWYER and not someone without a law degree as this is not an easy case and like most immigration cases it is best handled and he is most protected by a LAWYER. Not a paralegal parading as an immigration lawyer.

    Good luck

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  • How many times can a criminal case be adjourned while the person is also being remanded ?

    This person also have a parole at the time he was arrested

    Anthony’s Answer

    It can be adjourned as often as the court will permit adjournments. There are concepts of speedy trial that can inure to the defendant's benefit but more often it is the defense that is requesting the adjournments so Speedy trial is not implicated.

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  • Blackmailing me to sign papers legal?

    I signed a paper (something we wrote out on lined notebook paper and had notarized) saying that when the baby is old enough we would get a paternity test done and that who ever the father is has joint custody. He was refusing to give me back my th...

    Anthony’s Answer

    If you can show you were coerced then the document would not come in against you but instead could be used against him proving his duplicity and selfishness. Coerced statements are not considered valid proof.

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  • What kind of evidence would the police have to have to hold a person for residential burglary?

    My son is 17 and is being held for residential burglary? He was arrested where he lived but his name is not a the lease. The police confiscated the stolen property where he was arrested, how can they arrest my son and not the person leasing the ho...

    Anthony’s Answer

    In order to effectuate a warrantless arrest, Police must have probable cause to arrest. The possession of stolen property gives them the right to arrest for that crime. Even if your son didn't live in the home where the property was found, if he is in the home he is PRESUMED to know what is around him and that it is stolen merchandise. Is it possible that he was home at the time but the lessee wasn't?

    Maybe police have DNA, or fingerprints or even an eyewitness description that fits your son.

    Right now your best move is not to worry if the cops did their jobs but to get your boy a very good criminal defense lawyer. You can find one in your home area right here on Avvo.

    Good luck.

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  • Is is legal for a pregnant 17 year old who will be 18 in two months can move out to be with the father of the child?

    iam almost eighteen and my baby's father would like me to move in with him because i sleep on the floor at my parents and i do not have my own privacy so would i be able to move out now

    Anthony’s Answer

    You must be be 21 to even get MARRIED in your State. I doubt that you could do this if your parents objected. On the other hand you could defend the action because it is "unhealthy" for you to be sleeping on a floor especially while pregnant.

    You might want to discuss this with a school counselor or a teacher if you cannot speak to your parents about it.

    Good luck.

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  • Sons mom dropped hours to lower income for more support

    Ok my sons mom an I were still kinda together when she went to court for her daughters dad support case. I was in the attorney office when he had mentioned since I was living with her that maybe if she cut her hours she could get more support from...

    Anthony’s Answer

    You can move for a downward modification on the child support. You should speak to your attorney about it. Further you may want to think about filing a complaint against her lawyer for an ethics violation as to his advice to her.

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