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David Wesley Cornish

David Cornish’s Answers

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  • I was convicted of an m1 theft from motor vehicle when the amount taken was less than 200$. Is this legal?

    I was charged with theft from moter vehicle in PA in 2011 and have satisfied every condition and was let off probation a year early. they charged me with an m1 when the amount was less than 200$. Is this legal?

    David’s Answer

    Your only chance for relief would be to file a PCRA (Post-Conviction Relief Act) Motion asking for a new trial based on ineffective assistance of counsel as your lawyer failed to see an obvious error. This would be a longshot motion though because the time limits for filing a PCRA are very stringent and extensions of time are only given for very limited grounds. Consult with a criminal appeals lawyer and they will be able to give you a more precise answer.

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  • Still no police report or discovery after 2 months, why?

    It has been 2 months since my Fiance' has been arrested and we still can not get a police report or discovery. The lawyer has tried multiple times and they keep telling him its not ready yet. Why?

    David’s Answer

    Sometimes when discovery is provided electronically it takes awhile to place the files in a readable transferable format so they can be shared, it happens often in federal court

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  • Does any attorney know if anyone has ever gotten drug tested at a preliminary hearing in Central Court in Lackawanna County in p

    Arrested on drug charges. Released on unsecured bail until preliminary hearing,

    David’s Answer

    Usually no but if the person appears visibly intoxicated in court the judge may order it to prove the person is cognizant of the proceedings which are occurring. Otherwise, I have not ever seen someone ordered for a drug test in these circumstances, although for VOP (Violation of Probation/Parole) I have seen the judge order a person to report to the PO's office that day or the next for drug testing. The best advice is do not consume narcotics, alcohol, or anything else which can impair your ability to understand what is happening in court and you should be ok.

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  • Probation violation for a dirty drug test. i am now banished from the county i am in jail at.i will be here until April 2015.

    does the banishment stay in force for life. i was arrested in may 2012 for a misdemeanor of possession of marijuana. does the banishment go away since i will not be on probation

    David’s Answer

    The language from the judges order is he most important thing to review to determine the exact punishments and penalties

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  • Had my probation revoked i will be released in April. will the county banishment go away after probation is over?

    dirty drug check by my probation officer and the remaining probation will now be done in jail

    David’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues previous comment please answer your prior question first

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  • Can I apply for a drivers license in TX if I have an active warrant

    License suspended sometime back in TX . Payed all necessary surcharges I was told to reapply for a drivers license can I do that with an active warrant?

    David’s Answer

    You must handle your warrant first otherwise everything else is moot

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  • Felony child abuse of the mental state?

    Three years ago, my brother was charged with first degree kidnapping. The District Attorney bumped it down to second degree as a plea deal. The District Attorney and his lawyer were able to come up with another plea deal - Felony child abuse of th...

    David’s Answer

    You need to speak with your brothers attorney

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  • How much time will u get to violate probation

    Only have 11 months more in probation

    David’s Answer

    Can you clarify your question please

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  • Does my California 215 protect me?

    My girlfriend and I were camping in coos county Oregon for 2 weeks from California when I had to call an ambulance for her because of a heart condition. When the officers showed up they not only tried to get her to say that I had hurt her, but the...

    David’s Answer

    You must have an in state medical marijuana card

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  • Does my California 215 protect me?

    My girlfriend and I were camping in coos county Oregon for 2 weeks from California when I had to call an ambulance for her because of a heart condition. When the officers showed up they not only tried to get her to say that I had hurt her, but the...

    David’s Answer

    Speak with an attorney immediately and provide all the relevant paperwork

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