Shannon Aldous’s Answers

Shannon Aldous

Boone Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Are you entitled to jail credit leading up to your conviction?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Zachary Andrew Cohen
    2. Shannon Aldous
    3. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    3 lawyer answers

    Typically you are entitled to pre-trial credit. However, there are a few things that may have changed that. Were you being held for anything else, even if it was in another county? If so, potentially your credit was or will be applied for that. Were you in custody as part of a probation violation or other old judgement? If the answers are no to these questions, was the Judge made aware that you had pre-trial credit? If not, you can ask your attorney to re-address the Judgement with the...

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  2. I need to move from nc to tn I am on misdemeanor probation. Is it possible to transfer?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Shannon Aldous
    2. Dustin R. T. Sullivan
    3. Adam Charles Stone
    3 lawyer answers

    It depends on if you are on supervised or unsupervised probation. Typically, if you are on unsupervised probation, you do not need to report with a probation officer and you are free to come and go from state to state as you please, so long as you are in compliance with the terms of your probation. In my county, misdemeanor supervised probation will not transfer from NC to TN, but felony supervised probation will, with a $200.00 transfer fee. I would recommend contacting the attorney who...

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  3. How do i get rid of a misdemeanor warrant in North Carolina without jail time and with no fine?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Shannon Aldous
    2. Fred B. Amos II
    3. Dustin R. T. Sullivan
    3 lawyer answers

    I would recommend hiring a local attorney. A criminal defense attorney may be able to arrange to be with you when you are served and argue for the magistrate or Judge to give you a lower or unsecured bond, so that once you are processed, you will be able to get out of custody sooner. It is highly unlikely that the State would just dismiss the charge without you being served first. If it is a fact pattern where the issuance of the warrant is clearly a mistake, your attorney may be able to...

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  4. How do I get charges for "assault on female" (non domestic) dropped in North Carolina prior to arraignment?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel Micah Blau
    2. Shannon Aldous
    2 lawyer answers

    I would recommend that you contact a local criminal defense attorney who can speak to the District Attorney's office on your behalf, pretrial, to talk about the particular problems with the charge and potentially ask the DA to dismiss the charge before trial. If the DA will not dismiss the charge before your court date, you may be eligible for mediation if your county participates in it and your attorney can help line the case up in that direction. I do not recommend trying to speak to the...

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