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Tristan M Shaffer

Tristan Shaffer’s Answers

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  • I got cited for an open container charge in my car. I do not want this on my driving record what can I plead this down?

    I was traveling on I 5 26 got pulled over for speeding. Officer say open bottle of liquor in my back seat i was blind to the facts that i had to have it in the trunk so my lack of nolegie about the laws has me in a jam this is my first affence wi...

    Tristan’s Answer

    Sounds like an abc violation not an open container. I have not handled one of these charges in a few years. So I might be wrong but I don't believe there is anywhere lower most cops will go. I would call a local DUI attorney in town. I would suggest Marybeth Mullaney she is out of mt pleasant and might be able to help you out.

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  • Other than being morally wrong, have I committed a crime or is this a civil matter?

    I have full custody of my son and receive court ordered child support. I gave my mom temporary guardianship (notarized letter). My son lives with my mom and I am still an active parent.My mom said she would be financially responsible for him. I he...

    Tristan’s Answer

    I honestly don't know the answer of whether it is illegal. But if you ever go back to court, I would expect them to use that against you. I would consult with a local family law attorney before doing this anymore.

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  • My Dentist left a foreign object in my root canal and sealed it causing me to become septic. How do I prove medical malpractice?

    Object is called a paper point. Extracted it myself after tooth fell apart and still have it. Became chronically sick until object was removed. Have daughter and neighbor as witnesses. Multiple hospital stays but since dental cause was unknown at ...

    Tristan’s Answer

    First thing you need to do is get a lawyer. Do not try to do this yourself. Medical Mao practice cases are very complicated. There are also strict statue of limitations. I would be happy to discuss this case with you or point you in the right direction.

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  • Charged w/csc/burgerly girl tried to drop charges but proscuter said they are not dropping offered a plea why cant it be dropped

    he does have a crim. background & served prison time. when he got these charges he was fixing to sign a 5 yr plea on other charges. he lived with the girl until 2 days before these charges this girl said he did not rape her & the only reason she c...

    Tristan’s Answer

    They probably do not believe her recanted statement. Prosecutors are like most people they believe what they want to believe. Prosecutors don't have to listen to victims (but they generally do). Your best bet is to have your attorney get a thorough statement from her without you present.

    Sorry you are going through this.

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  • I got a ticket for marijuana with no charge and they said if I sign up for a class it will be drop what do I do?

    where do I go to sign up for the class in rock hill and will this effect my job will they find out?

    Tristan’s Answer

    The ticket means you were charged with possession. You need to hire a lawyer or ask for a public defender to ask them if it is in your best interest.

    What they are probably talking about is a conditional discharge. In many cases this is the safest way to resolve a spmj charge but I would still consult with a local attorney

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  • Is it possible to actually get charged with D.U.I. even if I was't drinking or doing drugs?

    I work 3rd shift and one night I had a panic attack and got sent home from work. A friend gave me some of her medicine and told me to take it and lay down. I got home around 2am. I went sraight to sleep. The next day I got up 5 minutes before ...

    Tristan’s Answer

    Getting arrested for DUI is different than being guilty of DUI. You need to consult a good DUI lawyer in your area.

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  • What should I do if i got a DUI but blew a 0. they took me to the hospital for a drug screen and taken xanax the night b4

    I had an anxiety attack at wrk on a tuesday night, I work 3rd shift. I ended up having to leave work bc it was so bad. A friend at work gave me a xanax and told me to go home and lay down. Since I had taken it I had someone come pick me up and ...

    Tristan’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Lively. You need an experienced DUI attorney. Rx drug duis are some of the most complex you definitely need a lawyer.

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  • What can i do if my lawyer didn't put in for my appeal in time.

    I had pleaded guilty to some criminal charges. I had 10 days to appeal it. She said she did, but she haven't.

    Tristan’s Answer

    Regardless of whether it is state or federal you have options. In federal file a 2255.

    If it is state court file a Pcr on all issues but also cite to white v.state and in addition to other relief ask for a belated appeal.

    If you have any questions please contact me.

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  • What legal form and proper wording do I need to request a sentence reduction?

    My fiance was sentenced to 10 years on a non violent second degree burgulary probahation violation charge and has served three quarters of his time with no incidents so we are trying to petiton the court in a motion to have his sentence reduced to...

    Tristan’s Answer

    Assuming he has not been fighting the case all along, he is likely out of time. There are very few ways you can get him out early. I would call Tommy Thomas in Irmo SC. He is The go to guy for parole issues

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  • How would i go about sueing a county police.

    they keep coming to my house and knowing i have panic attacks came twice in a row and keep coming bace till the following morning.

    Tristan’s Answer

    There probably is not much you can do about this. If You would like to discuss this matter more please let me know.

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