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  • What will happen if convicted of two drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor larceny, and another simple possession misdemeanor

    Just previously been convicted of a simple possession of schedule I I CA last week and placed on supervised probation with 36 hrs of community service to complete.

    David’s Answer

    North Carolina used structured sentencing guidelines when fashioning a defendant's punishment. The Judge would consider your prior record level, which in your close looks to be a Level 2. Then the Judge must consider whether to consolidate your convictions for one judgement or to run them consecutively. The Judge will also consider whether you were on probation at the time you committed these new offenses. You could receive anything from a probationary sentence to an active sentence. You should consult a NC licensed attorney in the county in which you were charged to discuss your possible exposure to jail time. Hope that helps.

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  • Will doing a name change mess up an expunction?

    I had two felony charges which were dismissed and I am in the process of paying for an expunction. I have wanted to get my last name changed for years and want to do it now so that when I graduate from college I can have my permanent last name on ...

    David’s Answer

    My advice would be to allow the expungement to be completed, then begin the name change process. Good Luck.

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  • Will the situation below likely permit the judge to continue the case without putting warrant out for my arrest for not showing

    I missed my court date today and was for driving while license was revoked. It was not due to a DWI, it was unpaid speeding ticket. I handled everything, so now I have an active license, but I had to go to Wilmington to court to get it taken care ...

    David’s Answer

    Your charge is a class 3 misdemeanor. By failing to appear at court, an order of arrest could be issued. You should hire an attorney immediately who can get this case placed back on the calendar for you. If you cannot afford an attorney then go to room 1000 at the Wake County Justice Center and complete for form asking for a new court date. Good Luck.

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  • I was convicted of an infraction, petty theft in California. Initially it was a misdemeanor, later reduced to an infraction.

    I have an infraction from an incident that occurred over 3 years ago. I am worried I will never get a job! Since in CA, we cannot have infractions expunged - which I think is ridiculous considering some misdemeanors and felonies can be expunged. I...

    David’s Answer

    I completely understand your frustration. Unfortunately, NC attorneys cannot advise you on the whether or not something is expugnable in CA. However, if your crime is truly an infraction then on any employment application that asks, "how you ever been convicted of a crime, felony or misdemeanor?" you can answer "NO" If it talks about "arrests" then you would have to describe the circumstances. Hopefully this will not affect your future employment but you may want to consider contacting an attorney licensed in CA. Good Luck !

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  • How can I get off the sex offender register after doing my 4 years On a computer charge...

    dropped by state but picked up by federal. I have never been in trouble before all this... I even walked out of court room day I was charged and report to Petersburg a month 1/2 later.. Was in Navy and have degree in Electrical Engineer. any help ...

    David’s Answer

    There are specific requirements for coming off the Sex Offender Registry. In NC, the absolute shortest time period that someone must remain on the registry is 10 years. You should consult an attorney who handles removals from the sex offender registry. Good Luck.

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  • Can I get a warrant dropped without getting arrested and a court date set?

    I have lived in North Carolina for about 3 months now. I just so happened to look at MyCase from where I used to live in Indiana and seen that there was a warrant issued. They are bringing up a new charge on me. The warrant was signed on December ...

    David’s Answer

    Consult with an attorney immediately ! If you are stopped for any reason, even a simple speeding ticket, there is a good chance that you may be arrested on the spot. You may be able to accomplish what you want but you need an attorney. Good Luck.

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  • I believe I was assigned a special probation condition that, at the time of my offense, wasn't on the books. Do I have recourse?

    I was found guilty of a DUI in November 2013, however, the offending event was October 2011. I was assigned as a special condition of probation the continuous alcohol monitoring device, which I had to pay for for a month...over 300 dollars. And...

    David’s Answer

    Unfortunately, you must comply with this special condition of probation. If you do not like it, you can instead serve the sentence imposed by the judge. You should consult the attorney who represented you for the DUI.

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  • What are posible punishments for not completeing court appointed drug classes

    I cant afford them

    David’s Answer

    In order to remain on probation, you must comply with all conditions imposed by the sentencing judge. If you do not, your probation officer can violate you and ask that your sentence be activated. You should consult with your attorney immediately.

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  • Traffic ticket with incorrect information

    I was stopped by an officer along with another gentleman in his own car. Officer gave me a ticket and gave the other driver a ticket for speeding. the information on the ticket I received is incorrect. The name, address, last four of social etc, d...

    David’s Answer

    You should consult with an attorney that handles traffic tickets in orange county. That traffic attorney will be best able to determine whether or not he could have this charge dismissed for you or have it reduced to a nonmoving violation. Most traffic attorneys charge a very reasonable price and you will not have to attend court.

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