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Maitri Klinkosum

Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. In NC what happens to 1st offenders with a misdemanor larceny charge.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Maitri Klinkosum
    2. Sarah Jessica Farber
    3. George Wilmarth Nickel III
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    It is possible to get the charge off your record, but that is not guaranteed. In Wake County, there is a first offender program (also referred to as "diversion"). To be accepted into the program, you cannot have any convictions on your record, you must admit to having committed the offense, and you will be ordered to perform some community service, perhaps pay fines and costs. If you complete the program successfully, the charges will be dismissed and your attorney can request that the...

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  2. Do i need a lawyer, or what's going to happen?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Maitri Klinkosum
    1 lawyer answer

    If you hire an attorney, the attorney may be able to go to court for you the first time. It probably depends on the prosecutor and the local rules. If you hire an attorney, the attorney can look into the case for you and advise you the best way to proceed. I suspect if this is your first charge, you may be eligible for a first-offender program if one is available in your county. The best thing you can do is either hire an attorney or ask the court to appoint an attorney for you. When you...

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  3. What should we legally do?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. John Leif Fossum
    3. Maitri Klinkosum
    4. Damon John Chetson
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    First, you need to understand that if she is going to press charges that is something you cannot control. What you can control is making sure your boyfriend does not talk to law enforcement, at all, until he has consulted with an attorney. The police may come to him and want to "talk" with him and tell him he is not under arrest. When they do this, they are trying to gather information from him to make a case against him. If ANYONE approaches your boyfriend and asks him questions he should...

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  4. My son is being questioned about 1,000.00 in cash missing from his work. He works in the office with one other man

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Maitri Klinkosum
    2. Nathan Edward Sweet
    3. Robert Jonathan Lee
    3 lawyer answers

    Do not treat this as if the police are bluffing. I am doubtful that they didn't want to arrest him because it was Friday afternoon. They may have told him they have probable cause because they were trying to get him to confess. I suspect may be looking for further evidence to charge yoru son. If he went in and spoke with them for two hours and they did not arrrest him, they are probably going through his statement for inconsistencies, or additional information, which could give them...

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  5. I am in another state for vacation. I ended up getting arrested and charged for simple assault. How do i transfer this charge?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Maitri Klinkosum
    2. John M. Kaman
    3. James Regan
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    You will not be able to transfer the charges to your home state. You will need to hire an attorney who can work to either get the charges dismissed, or work to remove whatever impediment exists which prevents you from returning home prior to your case being resolved. From your question I cannot tell why you are not allowed to return to your home if the case is pending. Is there is some condition on your bond that prevents you from leaving the state?

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  6. How much time are you facing when you have conspirarcy to armed robbery and this isn't your first charge?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Maitri Klinkosum
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    Without knowing your husband's prior record level, no one can give you a precise number on how much time he is facing. It all depends on what your husband has been convicted of prior to being charged with armed robbery. I assume this was a recent charge, which means it would fall under what is known as Structured Sentencing. Under the structured sentencing laws, your husband's prior record level would have to be calculated to determine where he falls on the sentencing chart. A person's...

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  7. Ive been convicted with obt property by false pretense ??

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Maitri Klinkosum
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    Based on the amount of hours you are ordered to complete, it reads like you were put in felony deferral. Your next court date (July 5) is a six month "review" date to make sure you are on task with completing your hours (six months from when you were ordered to do 225 hours in January). If that is the case, you should be fine so long as you have 1/2 of your hours completed by July 5. If you have 1/2 of the hours completed by that court date you will have another 6 months to complete the...

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  8. What happens if you are doing your community service hours but have not been able to report them to your coordinator.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Maitri Klinkosum
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    You should keep a log of your community service hours so that you can report them when you finally speak with, or meet with, your coordinator. In most cases, the facility/agency where you are performing your community service hours will keep a running tally of your hours and will be reporting them to your coordinator at some point. I think it would be advisable for you to speak with the person supervising you at the facility/agency to make sure that person is reporting your hours. You could...

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  9. I need to know if therw's any way I can get off of my probation early. Kind of a unique situation.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Maitri Klinkosum
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    You will need to ask the court to modify or terminate your probation. In all likelihood, you will need to hire an attorney to do this for you because it typically requires the filing of a motion asking the court to terminate your probation. Also, if her parents are in agreement that you can see their daughter, there might be a chance the court will modify your probation and lift the no-contact requirement. Again, you need to consult with an attorney about the particulars of your case.

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  10. How can i get my probation terminated?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Maitri Klinkosum
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    If your probation officer is in agreement that you can be terminated from probation, that is a step in the right direction. A judge will have to review your case and decide whether or not to terminate you from probation. Usually, an attorney will file a motion to modify or terminate your probation and if the court agrees, then you can be terminated from probation, but it will take an order of the court for that to happen. If your probation officer agrees that you should be terminated, he or...

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