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Carnell T Johnson

Charlotte Immigration Attorney.

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  1. I was recently caught for shoplifting in walmart. They gave me a citation, so I have a court date. Where do I go from here?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Carnell T Johnson
    2. Scott Andrew Wineberg
    2 lawyer answers

    Because of your age and the fact that this may be your first offense, the DA will probably offer you the opportunity to participate in a first-time offender program. Usually if you complete the program the case will be dismissed. I would encourage you to ask for a public defender or court appointed lawyer, if you cannot afford one. This information should not be construed as legal advice. Please contact an attorney.

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  2. Should I take a polygraph?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Carnell T Johnson
    2. Steven Palme'
    2 lawyer answers

    Absolutely not. You should speak with an attorney at once. In limited situations you may want to participate in a polygraph examination. You should speak with an attorney regarding your situation. The comments here should not be construed as legal advice. You should speak with an attorney regarding this situation.

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  3. Can my mom stay in US even after her I-94 expires while I-130 & I-485 are being processed?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Giacomo Jacques Behar
    2. Jason Todd Lorenzon
    3. Carnell T Johnson
    4. Carlos Andres Lopez
    5. Chong Hae Ye
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleagues.

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  4. How do i get my dismissed underage drinking misdemeanor I got in 2009 in charlotte nc become expunged?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Carnell T Johnson
    2. Lee Golini
    2 lawyer answers

    Assuming that you have no other charges on your record, you have to file a petition for expunction with clerk of court. There are a few small steps that you have to take, but the process is relatively simple. You should have any an attorney review your criminal record to make sure that you are eligible. This information should not be construed as legal advice and should speak with an attorney.

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  5. I have a friend that was arrested and convicted of rape in the 3rd degree. I was wondering if he would be able to parole in NC?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Carnell T Johnson
    2. Sarah Lynn White
    2 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, North Carolina ended the parole system in the 1990's. By law he has to serve the minimum sentence set forth in the statute. You can consult with a lawyer to find out if the sentence was proper and the minimum he has to serve. This information should not be construed as legal advice. You should consult a lawyer.

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  6. How can I proceed to file suit and appeal my case?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Philip Alan Eichorn
    2. Carnell T Johnson
    3. Karen-Lee Pollak
    4. J Charles Ferrari
    4 lawyer answers

    I practice in Charlotte, NC. It appears that you have to submit additional evidence to USCIS. I do not think it is prudent to file a civil suit against USCIS, moreover it is a difficult process. I would suggest that you attempt to answer their questions regarding your marriage. Perhaps an experienced immigration attorney can prepare legal arguments in support of your case.

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  7. North Carolina - Underage Alcohol Possession?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Carnell T Johnson
    1 lawyer answer

    No, that is wrong. This is a misdemeanor crime. It will show up on your son's criminal record. In North Carolina, this may be expunged from your son's record. However, if your son is a first-time offender, the DA will usually offer a program so that your son can earn a dismissal. If you hire an attorney, they should be able to do most of this work without your son being present in NC. This should not be construed as legal advice. You should contact an attorney to speak with him/her...

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  8. Is it possible for an attorney to have an old dui fta warrant quashed so I can deal with this issue from 6 years ago?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Carnell T Johnson
    2 lawyer answers

    I forgot to mention that your case may have been dismissed with leave and there is no order for your arrest. This means that your case has been dismissed but can be re-activated and be put back onto the docket. You may not have a warrant for your arrest. It may be a failure to appear. To determine the status of your case, you need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. This information should not be construed as legal advice. You should contact an attorney as soon as possible.

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  9. Is it possible for an attorney to have an old dui fta warrant quashed so I can deal with this issue from 6 years ago?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Carnell T Johnson
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes it is possible. You should speak with an attorney so that the case can be added onto the court docket. An attorney will ask that the Court strike the order for your arrest. In North Carolina, DUIs are referred to as DWIs. Once the order for arrest has been stricken, the case will proceed to a disposition. This information should not be construed as legal advice. You should contact an attorney as soon as possible.

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  10. Do the police have the right to come inside and search my home without my permission or probable cause.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Carnell T Johnson
    2. James Richard Rowe II
    2 lawyer answers

    With respect to the right of police officers to search your home, they generally need a valid search warrant. They are very few exceptions to this general rule. You have a right not to consent to a search of your home. It is your constitutional right. You should contact a lawyer about this situation. This information should not be construed as legal advice. You should consult with an attorney.

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