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  • How long does it take for Supreme Court to put docket no. on a writ of certiorari?

    How long does it take for Supreme Court to put docket no. on a writ of certiorari?

    Michael’s Answer

    It is not clear what state you have filed this appeal in. In Pennsylvania, my experience is that it is often six months to a year before they decide whether to grant certiorari. However, it can vary among different cases and vary among different states.

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  • My friend has a prior marijuana conviction and just got his 2nd offense pss. of thc which is a felony in wisconsin

    he is currently of parole for the 1st marijuana offense, what I am wondering is if they usually convict for the felony or if the chances are higher for a misdameanor plea deal???

    Michael’s Answer

    More facts would need to be known. I am sure that he is anxious, but he needs to retain a criminal defense attorney and be patient. It appears that he is story very early on in the process.

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  • If a person is out on bail an has a warrant and not turning their self in will it stop the plea agreement on already in progress

    my son wants to get a few things in order before he turns him self in on a warrant of bond revacation. He has a plea agreement in of guilty on a felony 3 and 4. if he does not turn him self in for 10 to 12 days is it going to cancel what he has ...

    Michael’s Answer

    It very likely will effect it, especially if it entails a probationary term. It gives the impression that he will not respond well to supervised release.

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  • How can I appeal a strong robbery sentenced 18.9 years with no prior convictions and co defendent only gets 4 years

    only 18 years old

    Michael’s Answer

    A timely Notice of Appeal must be filed. This is the most important part. What issues to raise or how to proceed from their depends upon many things. You will need an attorney and if you are indigent, request court appointed counsel or public defender.

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  • Ny resident but got arrested in nj for possession of marijuana & possession of paraphernalia

    so i got arrested a couple hours ago i had weed in my car small amount 2 bags and a pipe, the initial stop was because i failed to yield. this is my 1st offense never been arrested before, i got charged for 2 counts (2c:35-10a) & (2C:36-2). what w...

    Michael’s Answer

    The first thing that you want to do is sit with an attorney that has experience with criminal matters. I suggest doing this, without delay.

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  • My son sent a "dirty" picture to a number he didn't know.........Stupid, yes. Turns out the person who he sent it to.....

    Was under age. She stole his number from his sisters phone and sent him two dirty pics first. He then was arrested. Hes been incarcerated for 6 months and he was approved for parole. His parole officer says he cant come back home because I hav...

    Michael’s Answer

    He needs an attorney to represent him. It appears that the prosecutor believed it was more involved than a simple "wrong number." I do not know the surrounding circumstances or other evidence. I am sorry you are going through this and I do not see cases like this as being one's where they should be considered sex offenders. However, that is the law.

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  • What Motion to Dismiss should be filed if the prosecution cannot prove the elements of a crime beyond a reasonable doubt?”

    Colorado County Court He Said/She Said

    Michael’s Answer

    Prior to trial, the prosecution does not need to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. Instead, they have a much lower standard. In many of the "he said/she said" cases, there is sufficient evidence to bring it to trial and let the fact-finder decide who to believe.

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  • In PA can any cop (local) pull you over on a state road? And if the cop gives you a ticket and the location listed on

    If the cop gives you a ticket and the location listed on the ticket is not where you were pulled over, can you fight it?

    Michael’s Answer

    As long as they are within their jurisdiction, there is no issue with this. You may have issues in your case that a trained attorney can uncover, but you have not presented good issues at this point.

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  • My bf violated probation. Aug 13 he was sentences for 3-23 month.

    He's attend anger management and no infractions while in jail. Two week ago he had a court hearing and the pd,da, and judge had no idea what was they there for.. It was continued to a dec 12. His min is up everything is good in his end.. I need he...

    Michael’s Answer

    You need to contact an attorney regarding representation. Since those three parties were there and did not know what the date was for, it is impossible for someone on here to know, without being able to look at this more in depth.

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  • If there is a small difference in the speeding calculation on a speeding ticket would it be worth while fighting the ticket ?

    Got caught going 65.7 in a 40 mph zone, but it came out to be 65.5 mph. Should I fight the ticket.

    Michael’s Answer

    The main issue is the points. That difference is very minor, but counsel may be able to review the matter and hopefully get a plea that would mitigate the issue with the points.

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