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Joel Wagoner’s Answers

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  • Will I go to jail?

    If it my first time ever in trouble . I was charged with a misdemeanor for shoplifting 280 wroth of clothes . Do you think I go to jail.

    Joel’s Answer

    Shoplifting or concealment of goods as it is also known is a class 3 misdemeanor. With no prior criminal record you cannot receive any jail time. You should consult with an attorney so you can discuss how best to avoid a conviction for shoplifting. A shoplifting conviction could be viewed by potential employers as a crime of dishonesty. Talk to an attorney about ways to avoid that outcome.

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  • Do you think I could qualify to be a DA if I have two misdemeanors on my record (dismissed)?

    or does having those arrest records on my background automatically disqualify me of becoming a district attorney? Honest, real world answers please.

    Joel’s Answer

    If you passed the bar exam and are a licensed attorney, then two dismissed misdemeanors would not preclude you from being a DA. Talk to a criminal defense attorney about potentially getting those misdemeanors expunged.

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  • What happens if someone pressed charges against me for assault, but did not show up to court to testify as a witness?

    would the charges be dropped or would the case be tried at a later date?

    Joel’s Answer

    Depends. If you are in court for a first appearance and the prosecuting witness was not subpoenaed to be in Court, expect the Judge to allow the State to try and get their witness to court. In that case, the case would be continued to a later date. If you have been to Courtbefore and you are back on an your continued court date and the witness is not present then object to any motion by the state for a continuance. Hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer to represent you. Things will go a lot smoother.

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  • I have a charge of obtaining property by false pretense could receive probation for it

    Went to prison in 2006 for identify theft

    Joel’s Answer

    Depends on your record. Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney.

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  • Can they still set a bond here in nc if he don't have a charge it's just because of a extradition. And 30 days has not passed

    I was told that he has a bond at 30,000 because ga has a warrant for him. That bond is not for ga.

    Joel’s Answer

    Yes. A judge in NC can set a bond on a fugitive warrant. If the bond is posted and the person is released, the person needs to return to GA to take care if the outstanding matter.

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  • What are my rights as a prospective employee regarding a felony charge that was deferred in 2006?

    I have a felony charge (non-violent) on my record from 2006. It is the only charge on my criminal record, and as such, I was able to defer prosecution. I've been told that when asked if I have any criminal convictions on a job application, I may l...

    Joel’s Answer

    Yes you can legally be denied a job. If you successfully completed the terms and conditions of the deferred prosecution and the charge was dismissed, speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney about an expunction.

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  • How muchmoney I need to represented by lawyer to renew my gc with shoplifting conviction for the first time this was six yrs ag

    greencard renewal

    Joel’s Answer

    You should contact an immigration attorney that can assist you in filing to attempt and renew your green card. Fees vary depending on who you consult but hiring someone with a lot of experience with immigration would be your best bet.

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  • How may I get a 1997 case reopen, and the plaintiff at the time is willing to help me get the charges dismiss?

    I received misdemeanors charges in 1997 (assault on a female, damage to property and criminal trespass) and now I am trying to get the case reopen in the state of NC, the plaintiff at the time, is now helping me to get this matter resolved. What ...

    Joel’s Answer

    You should hire a criminal defense attorney. The attorney may be able to file a Motion for Appropriate Relief to get this matter back into court.

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  • Is there anyway to have a bond increased after someone is released from jail.

    The defendant was charged with assaut on a female, 2nd degree kidnapping of a child, B&E, interfering with a 911 call and resisting arrest. His bond was set at $2000.00. He was released for $300 with the aid of a bails bondman. He does have a p...

    Joel’s Answer

    The victim can speak with the Assistant District Attorney assigned to the case and express their concerns. The prosecutor, pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 15A-539, can file a motion to modify the conditions of the defendant's bond.

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  • How do I get a criminal case moved out of state

    Assault

    Joel’s Answer

    You don't.

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