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  • What can be the outcome

    When I was 17 I went to the beach with some friends after graduation. We stayed for a few days with these guys they ended getting busted for drugs I was in the hotel room at the time everyone had gotten arreseted. This was in 2008. I was able to g...

    Dustin’s Answer

    I would certainly be pushing to have the case dismissed. Typically when this much time passes, it benefits the client and not the State. If you do not seem to feel comfortable with the court appointed you have, you always can hire your own. In the event the charges are not dismissed, seek to enter into a 90-96 deferred prosecution. If the charges are reduced, you should be eligible to enter into this. Best of luck!

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  • How can my husband seal or remove a dismissed charge off his criminal background?

    A few years ago, my husband and I got into an argument. In the heat of the moment false charges were pressed. Simple assault and assault on a minor under 12. Again, this never happened. We went to court explained the situation, everything was dism...

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    Absolutely! Based on what you wrote, your husband should be eligible to expunge the charge from his record to act as though the incident never happened. Contact an attorney in the area to find out more. These can be done without your husband ever stepping foot again into the courtroom!

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  • I want to know was I advised right that I can possess these types of fire arms?

    In 2009 I was charged with assault with a weapon and assault on a female domestic violence. I got a lawyer and was advised to use a prayer for judgment or PJC. I was advised I would not be allowed to buy a handgun but would be able to still but sh...

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    So long as you were not convicted of a felony and so long as you are not on probation with the condition that you not own or possess a firearm then you will be in the right to carry a firearm.

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  • What I want to know is if I can have my case brought back up to court? To see if I can get found innocent and get an expunged.

    In 2009 I was charged with assault on a female and assault with a weapon. I got a attorney and was advised to plea Pryor for judgment. I was advised I could mark on a job application that I have never been Convicted or a felony or misdemeanor. Th...

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    Unfortunately even a PJC is a conviction and will stay on your record. After 15 years, so long as you have no further run ins with the law you may be able to expunge the conviction. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but there is no way around it. Best of luck!

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  • Can I change this court date?

    I had been placed on deferred sentence for a misdemeanor charge and after completing the terms of the deferment I had a date set for the 6th to have the case dismissed (everything has been completed and my year probation ends on that court date). ...

    Dustin’s Answer

    I answered on the other post. If you donor show up you risk getting a failure to appear and an order for your arrest issued.

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  • Is my presence required in this case? Will it be dismissed as it was going to?

    A recent incident occurred to where I can't make it to court and from the timing I wasn't able to file anything or alert the clerks on Friday. My court date is set for Wednesday and all it was for was to end my probation (12 months and a class com...

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    You will no doubt receive a failure to appear and an order for your arrest will be issued if you fail to appear in court. The clerks office will not be able to do anything for you and I would trust anything they say as even if they tell you not to appear, the district attorney is the one who will ask for the fta to be issued. The only way to avoid this from happening is if you retain counsel prior to your court date. Sorry for the bad news.

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  • It has been 5 years since my tickets, can I get an NOL Prossed Expungement, I cannot afford to pay $300.00 for one

    I was pulled over in Horey CO. S.C and given a ticket for speeding in a school zone in 12/2010, I was also given a ticket for Seat Belt not used properly, the policeman looked like he was an 18 year old kid. I told him I knew I was not speeding...

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    You need to speak to an attorney in Horry County about trying to expunge the conviction. You would need to wait 15 years in NC so hopefully the law are different down there. I would certainly recommend you contact Amy Lovely with the Lovely Law Firm in Horry County. She does great work. Best of luck.

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  • What are the laws on retaliation charges on a victim from the offender in north Carolina?

    i was hit in the face at a gas station in nc which is on store video. I pressed charges an now the girl that hit me is threatening to charge me with whatever she can even though its on tape that i did nothing to her and she was stalking before i a...

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    You certainly need to make sure charges are taken out (if you feel you need to) so if you haven't already done so, go do it right now by taking the information to the magistrate. In some cases where a criminal act has occurred I can see letting things go given certain situations but not all. That is entirely up to you. As far as retaliation is concerned, yes you should be concerned as it happens on a daily basis. A person need only swear out an affidavit in front of a magistrate. It is terrible law that needs to be changed. Best of luck!

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  • I have been charged with a 18 usc228 a3 federal charge. dated from oct 1 2010 i had no idea of this untill 2 weeks ago

    its past 5 years can they still charge me is what my warrant says

    Dustin’s Answer

    Contact a federal defense attorney immediately and get representation!

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  • Is it legal to enter an intersection while waiting to turn left and to then complete your turn as the light turns red?

    I got stopped and received a ticket for running a red light. I pulled into the intersection while the light was green and didn't receive an adequate break in traffic until the light turned red. Since multiple cars ran through the yellow light, I h...

    Dustin’s Answer

    I am confident the officer will certainly testify to something else as he/she ticketed you for this offense. You have every right to take it to trial but it would more costly than to simply hire an attorney, get an improper equipment so it does not affect your insurance rates, and pay the court costs. Sometimes, as in this case, you just have to balance out what is going to cost the least to get the best result! Best of luck!

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