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Patrick Francis Lomax

Patrick Lomax’s Answers

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  • I have two DUIs. Can i purchase a firearm and have LTCF or would I get denied?

    I got two DUIs 8 years apart. The last one was in 2009. The judge gave me a huge fine, 90 days in county jail and five years state parole, but county supervise. I am done with all of it. I don't have no felonies, other charges, alcohol problem, dr...

    Patrick’s Answer

    No you cannot get a gun or a license to carry. Your second DUI was graded as a first degree misdemeanor, hence the 90 day minimum sentence. The statutory maximum is two years, which is what is considered for eligibility. Under federal law, as you have been convicted by a state crime punishable by more than one year, you are not allowed to have a firearm. All firearm transactions in PA, including for a carry permit require you to be run through the PA instant check system run by the state police. You will be declined by that system. You are not barred by state law from having a gun, but under federal law you can't be sold one or possess one. Short of a pardon from the governor your firearm rights are gone. The PA Supreme Court held that a petition to restore firearm rights in PA state court can only be used to remove a state incumberance, not a federal one.

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  • I'm 19. I just got an underage I'm not sure if the way I got the underage is legitimate.

    So the cops had actually come to my house for a 16 year old girl that was apparently a runaway. Which none of us knew about. So they had her on the front porch and told me to make everyone come outside. One kid had went upstairs. The cop just walk...

    Patrick’s Answer

    Get a lawyer. The police may have conducted an illegal search. There is case law permitting suppression arguments at summary trials. Be advised that an underage drinking conviction carries a mandatory license suspension, and will be on your record.

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  • Is it regular practice for penndot to contact your employer when trying to get bread and butter license after a dui

    no further information

    Patrick’s Answer

    Since an occupational limited license is only to be used for work purposes, it is not unusual for PennDOT to confirm your employment and work hours.

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  • Do I need an attorney for a Public Drunkenness hearing?

    First ever offense, already plead guilty but need to attend a hearing to receive fine/consequence

    Patrick’s Answer

    Whenever you are charged with an offense it is always a good idea to consult with an attorney. Having an experienced attorney represent you will preserve your rights.

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  • What is most likely gunna happen to me? I got caught shoplifting and it was over 700 dollars. I realize i need help

    I dont have a job i just lost it because of my actions and i have a child

    Patrick’s Answer

    You need to consult an attorney to discuss your options. If this is a first offense, you may be eligible for a first offenders program. An experienced attorney will be able to advise you and protect your rights.

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  • Arrest warrant for a 5 year old payday loan - they are calling from FL - I live in PA. Very very threatening....

    I live in PA, and was contact by a "so-called" attorney in FL stating that he is going to put an arrest warrant out for me and charge me with fraud, etc. He mentioned people I know and he called the apartment building where I live and told them t...

    Patrick’s Answer

    This is an abusive debt collector. There is no debtors prison. You cannot be locked up for defaulting on a loan. Only a court can issue a warrant. You need to speak to an attorney who represents debtors against collection companies.

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  • Son had drug paraphelia and small amount of marjuiana. The officer did not give a written citation is this correct?

    He is also a witness to his room being charged with a large amount, does he need legal representation at the conduct hearing?

    Patrick’s Answer

    For nonviolent misdemeanors, police in PA, with the exception of Philadelphia, often release the person and a summons to court will be sent out certified mail. The summons and criminal complaint are the written citation.

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  • How can I make the criminal pay me my court awarded restitution

    I was awarded $101,000 because I am a victim of mortgage fraud. They didn't let me keep my home, and now they won't give me my federal court awarded restitution.

    Patrick’s Answer

    You can contact the prosecutor who handled the case and also the federal probation officer supervising the case. Failure to pay restitution is a violation of the terms of the sentence.

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  • Sex offender or no?

    If my boyfriend was sent to a facility the day before his 18th birthday for touching a girl, will he have to be registered as a sex offender when he gets out? Or is his record wiped clean because the incident happened when he was 17?

    Patrick’s Answer

    In order to answer your question, you need to say what the end result of the case was, and if it was in juvenile or adult court.

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  • What should I expect when I go to my pre trial hearing this December? I have also been absconding from probation in Delco?

    I was recently picked up for a warrant from 2009 in Phila. I was incarcerated at CFCF for approx 12 days, then released. However, I was on probation in Delco and while I was trying to get everything changed to Phila I failed to report to my PO a...

    Patrick’s Answer

    Without knowing what the charges are, we can't tell you what to expect. However, if you have a warrant, you could be locked up at the pretrial hearing.

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