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Jonathan Gerald Kreider

Jonathan Kreider’s Answers

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  • How can I get my charge of "Misdemeanor Assault on a Female" dropped or dismissed?

    In Nov. 2012, my wife & I engaged in a verbal argument in the car while on the way home. Once home, this argument continued. We were on the 2nd floor of our home & I wished to go downstairs & leave the house in order to "cool off." In ...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    Technically speaking, the District Attorney represents the State, not the victim. So, even though your wife does not want to continue with the case, the State may proceed.

    I have had a lot of success litigating Assault of a Female cases, and typically get them dismissed. If you are interested in consulting with me, I'd be happy to sit down with you. Give us a call: 336.482.3848.

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  • Do I have a case against the public defender and the county?

    I was arrested on 09 / 29 / 12 on a warrant for FTA on 10 / 29 / 10 . I was in court on that day and released by the judge on 10 / 29 / 10 . . I have all my paper work showing I was in court that day . The court should have the certifica...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    Your failure to appear for court must be willful in order for you to be punished for it. If you can show that you have documentation that you were in court, or, that you were being detained in jail or by the Department of Corrections, a judge will most certainly throw our your FTA fine. Though it is rare, unfortunately these things happen from time to time where clerk or judges make mistakes.

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  • Is it possiable in NC to get a suspended or reduced sentence for ID Theft charges?

    got charged with class G felony of ID Theft, I have no priors, not even a traffic ticket. and the amount is less than 1500.00, my ex husband told me i could apply for a credit card in his name because i was having a financial hardship, now almost ...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    If you are found Guilty of a Class G felony you can face up to 16 months active time. However, the presumptive range is 10-13 months, and can be suspended while you serve a probationary sentence. However, do not rule out the possibility of winning at trial or striking a favorable plea agreement.

    We have offices in Winston-Salem, if you would like a free consultation: 336-777-8081.

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  • I have a charge of misd. larceny for a 15 dollar blanket. what can i get sentenced?

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    Jonathan’s Answer

    Misdemeanor Larceny under NCGS 14-72 is a Class 1 midemeanor. Your potential sentence depends on your record level. If you have no prior convictions, you can be sentenced to up to 45 days suspended, and could only be subject to community punishment. That means, you cannot get active jail time. If, however, you have a prior record, you can get up to 45 days of active jail time.

    Good luck.

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  • A woman that decided to take up residence on my couch was given the option of moving in over the garage, rent free...

    The woman is on disability/limited income and I felt I could help her out without too much of a burden and she has been there for over ten years, rent free. Her only obligation was to pitch in on a portion of the power bill, which she does, usual...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    You have no legal obligation to continue assisting this woman. You have given her the gift of allowing her to reside with you. You do not have to continue to do so.

    You should ask her to move out and give her a deadline. If she is not out, you can call the Sheriff to have her removed. That should solve the problem.

    If it does not, you can file a Summary Ejectment action in front of the civil magistrate to order the Sheriff to remove her from your home. You can pick up and file this paperwork at the Clerk of Court's office in your county.

    Good luck.

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  • I live in buncombe county nc i have a person that has had a trailer spot on my land never paid rent how do i get them evicted

    It is a trailer space and i want the space vacated as some as possible

    Jonathan’s Answer

    You need to file what is called a "Summary Ejectment" action before the civil magistrate. If you go to the Clerk of Court's office and request a summary ejectment form, they will be able to assist you.

    Hope this helps.

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  • Can a 16 year old marry a 21 year old in North Carolina?

    age of consent

    Jonathan’s Answer

    A sixteen year old can marry in North Carolina only with parental consent.

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  • What type of Attorney do I needed to handle a credit card judgement settlement case

    I have called more than 5 law firms trying to find an attorney to assist me in the settlement of a credit card judgement that has caused a levy to be placed on my bank accounts. All i want is to get this situation behind me but can not seem to fin...

    Jonathan’s Answer

    From your question, I'm not sure you need an attorney. If a creditor already has a judgment against you, you can go to the courthouse and pay the judgment and the judgment will be satisfied.

    If, however, you are looking to compromise your judgment, you may need help negotiating. Any attorney who handles bankrupcy's for creditors (i.e. look in the phone book for someone adversitising for bankruptcy) or any general practitioner.

    Good luck.

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  • Me and a friend went to a mall. she asked me to borrow my bag. i let her. she went into a store and stole atleast 500

    what can i do? consequences?

    Jonathan’s Answer

    From your question, I am not sure if your friend was caught with these items. If so, I agree that, if the police or the District Attorney want to speak with you, you should first consult an attorney.

    Your biggest danger is a charge for being an accomplice. However, if you did not know that your friend took money/goods, had no idea that that's what your friend would do with the bag, and had no intent to deprive the stores of anything, you have very limited or no criminal liability.

    -Jon

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  • My arm is completely black and blue from donating plasma, is that negligence?

    still in pain, actually worse than the intial day it happened

    Jonathan’s Answer

    It may have been negligent, but it may not be worth taking action.

    Thought I have never donated plasma, I am fairly certain that your arm should not be turning black and blue. If it were a small bruise, that's probably something you could have forseen happening as a result of volunteering to allow someone to put needles in your arm. If it goes beyond that, it is a sign that the practitioner may have done something wrong.

    If you have no other symptoms and your arm heals in a matter of days, your damages will be very small--no medical bills and a relatively low amount of pain and suffering.

    Another possible deterrant to litigation is that, in North Carolina, you have to get a medical expert to determine that the practitioner was, in his or her opinion, negligent BEFORE you can even file suit!

    Couple your low damages with the difficulty of suing, and I would recommend ice packs over Complaints.

    Of course, I know only a small amount about your situation, and, if your symptoms get worse you may need medical treatment and litigation might be necessary.

    -Jon

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