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Kurt Robert Willems

Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorney.

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

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kurt Robert Willems
    2. John Landreth
    3. Karl E. Knudsen
    4. David B Pittman
    4 lawyer answers

    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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  2. Any way to track expungement process in NC?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kurt Robert Willems
    2. Damon John Chetson
    3. Fred B. Amos II
    4. Dustin R. T. Sullivan
    4 lawyer answers

    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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  3. Do i need to get a lawyer?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kurt Robert Willems
    2. Matthew Vernon Silva
    3. Dustin R. T. Sullivan
    4. Jon Michael Zimmerman
    4 lawyer answers

    You should hire a lawyer who works in your county that can negotiate with the DA to get the speed reduced to a level that will not affect your insurance rates. An experienced traffic attorney can make sure that you do not lose your license and do not gain insurance points. They can also go to court on your behalf. It is worth the price. If you feel like you are innocent, an experienced traffic attorney can fight the ticket in court with likely much better results then if you try to do it...

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  4. Why would someone get subpoenaed if they were not at the scene of the crime

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kurt Robert Willems
    2. Eric J Trabin
    3. Dave Bahr
    3 lawyer answers

    Just because they were not at the scene of the crime does not mean that they do not have information that is relevant to the case. Without knowing more, it is hard to say why they have been subpoenaed. Obviously they should comply with the subpoena but if they are asked questions that may implicate them in criminal activities then they should refuse to answer and ask for an attorney.

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  5. What can you do if you are search without a warrant and are facing 12 years in prison due to the outcome of said search?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kurt Robert Willems
    2. Chrystine Denise Carvalho
    3. Curtis Lamar Harrington Jr
    3 lawyer answers

    You must hire an attorney asap. They can evaluate any suppression issues and make a motion to reduce the bond.

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  6. Do I need a attorney? Do I pay the civil demand?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kurt Robert Willems
    2. Lynn Norton-Ramirez
    3. Michael Charles Doland
    4. Benjamin J Lieberman
    4 lawyer answers

    No you do not have to start community service or do anything else in the meantime. If you qualify for a first offender's program then you will get assigned community service by the court. You will not have a choice where to do it. Also, you should consider going to Teen Court since you are 16 (and I assume you are currently enrolled in school). As far as the civil demand letter, I am guessing that you damaged the merchandise you allegedly stole and now the store wants reimbursement. If you...

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  7. Caught shoplifting at [Name Removed by Avvo] in North Carolina - first time

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kurt Robert Willems
    2. Charles Malcolm Viser
    3. Jeffrey Anthony Skiendziul
    3 lawyer answers

    It is a class 1 misdemeanor offense but since you are a first offender you are not facing jail time, even if convicted. Probation and a criminal record is what you are likely facing. However... Get a lawyer to get you into a first offender's program in your county. You will have to perform community service and pay some fees to earn a dismissal. Once your case is dismissed by the DA, you can petition for an expungement of your record so that your record will be wiped clean. It will be like...

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  8. MY SON IS 21 YRS AGO AND WAS ARRESTED YESTERDAY FOR POSSESION ON MARIJUANIA AND DRIVING WITHOUT INSURANCE

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kurt Robert Willems
    1 lawyer answer

    It depends on his prior record and how much marijuana he was in possession of. Driving without insurance is a class 1 misdemeanor and possession of < 1/2 oz of marijuana is a class 3 misdemeanor. If he has a criminal record, his potential punishment will be greater than if he has a clean record. If he has a clean record and gets insured before his next court date, perhaps he can get into a deferred prosecution deal for the possession charge. He should consider hiring an attorney or asking for...

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

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kurt Robert Willems
    2. Laura Mueller Baker
    3. Douglas Holbrook
    3 lawyer answers

    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...

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

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kurt Robert Willems
    2. Benjamin J Lieberman
    2 lawyer answers

    I would highly advise against that.

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