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Kurt Willems’s Answers

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  • I am a college student who recently made a stupid decision and used a organization card for personal reasons.

    I have a clean record and this will be my first issue that I have dealt with in my life. I used a organization account to pay for personal things and I have paid the organization back. I am a college student who apologized to the director and ever...

    Kurt’s Answer

    If you have a lawyer, then you really would be better served asking him/her this question.

    It really depends on what you have been charged with - embezzlement, larceny by employee, misdemeanor larceny, etc., etc. If you have a clean record your lawyer can probably get this reduced to a misdemeanor or work out some type of deferral program. If you plead guilty or are found guilty by trial, then yes it will be on your criminal record and may affect your future employment.

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  • I have four separate court dates for misdemeanor larceny. Is there any way to combine it into one case?

    I'm not a bad person, I've just fallen into bad times. (No job, no money, no house, etc.) I've been caught stealing at several places and have 4 different court dates. I have absolutely no prior record. I just don't want to get probation for one o...

    Kurt’s Answer

    It depends on the DA in the county of which you are charged. It would be judicially economic to deal with all four in one plea arrangement. However, there are four different and distinguishable cases. They don't have to try them all at the same time or work on a gobal plea if they don't want to.
    You really need a lawyer who knows how the DA in that county operates. You also may qualify for a first offender program but since there are four victims, they may have a say in that (especially if the merchandise you stole was damaged or not resaleable.).

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  • Anything that can be done to help keep my sons liscence? And keep him from getting a record.

    My 18 yr old wrecked his car got out and walked to a friends to see if he could help get his car back on road.When they arrived back officer was there and he admitted driving and was given a test and was above the legal limit. This is his first o...

    Kurt’s Answer

    You really need to hire a lawyer or ask for a public defender if your son cannot afford one. You did not say what he blew so I do not know if this is a DUI or a provisional DUI. Either way though he is in for a tough time. There may be some triable issues here that a lawyer may be able to argue after investigating the case.

    Usually with a charge like this it is going to either be plea or trial. So you must get a lawyer. It is going to be hard to prevent him from getting a record and losing his license. He may qualify for a limited driving privilege though, if he is convicted.

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  • Do I have a chance of getting a stealing Misdemeanor charge expunged?

    I was charged with a misdemeanor for stealing at Kohl's and I am wondering since I do not have any previous criminal charges on my record and being 21 years old, what are my chances of getting this charge expunged. I have a serious future and I ca...

    Kurt’s Answer

    You should qualify for a first offender's program. You do community service and pay off some court costs/fines and stay out of trouble for six months and you will get the charge dismissed. Then once the charge is dismissed, you petition the court for an expunction. That will take about 6 months or so to process.

    Attorney fees vary. You may contact me for a quote if you would like. If you cannot afford a lawyer then you can ask for a public defender/court appointed lawyer at your first court date.

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  • My Son in 8/2010 did the deferred prosecution on his case, it has been over the two years will those come off of his record?

    Can he now answer no on any application for employment, he has not been in any trouble since this one moment of stupidity.

    Kurt’s Answer

    Did he file for an expunction?

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  • Any way to track expungement process in NC?

    My shoplifting charges were dismissed by informal deferred prosecution and I have filed for expungement November last year. Since the process of expungement is not traceable, is there a way to figure out at what stage is my application and approx ...

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    No. It takes about six months from filing and you will get the paperwork in the mail when it is done.

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  • Should i plea Guilty or Not Guilty to a $15.00 theft and will my fine be reduced? ( I never had a criminal record).

    I was caught stealing $15.00 worth of items at a local town retail store. The security guard told me he seen me on camera, i admitted to everything, I was brought to the back office and cooperated. A cop was called, and I handed over the items.I h...

    Kurt’s Answer

    If this is your first criminal offense, you should be eligible for a first offender's program. This is a diversion program where you complete community service and pay off the fines and stay out of trouble for six months in order to secure a dismissal of the charges. Once the charges are dismissed, you may be eligible for an expungment of your record. In other words, you can keep your record clean in the long run.

    If you do not feel comfortable trying to get into this type of first offender's program on your own then try to hire your own attorney or ask for a public defender/court appointed counsel at your first court date. Good luck.

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  • How to get my charges dismissed?

    I have charges along with a co defendant who plea guilty and also told his lawyer i had nothing to do with the crime. Will the judge dismiss my charges based on my co defendants statement in superior court?

    Kurt’s Answer

    Highly unlikely. Listen to your attorney.

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  • Can I leave the Country with a warrant for Probation Violation?

    Would I be able to leave the U.S to go to the U.K. with a warrant for a probation violation? Will I have trouble at the airport? And if I can leave will I have an issue once I land in the U.K. and they scan my passport?

    Kurt’s Answer

    I would highly advise against that.

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