Tristan M Shaffer’s Answers

Tristan M Shaffer

Lexington Appeals Lawyer.

Contributor Level 9
  1. 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

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Justin Michael Lovely
    2. Tristan M Shaffer
    3. Rafael Enrique Millares
    3 lawyer answers

    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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  2. Wrongly accused and arrested for criminal domestic violence!

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John A. Jackson
    2. Bobby G Frederick
    3. Tristan M Shaffer
    4. Dale Martin Savage
    4 lawyer answers

    I am sorry to hear about that. First photograph your nose and any other injuries. I would recommend hiring a good criminal defense attorney in your area. You might also consider seeing if your local womens shelter offers counseling. I know in Columbia that having sister care on your side makes a big difference with the prosecutor.

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  3. Do I need an attorney

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John A. Jackson
    2. Tristan M Shaffer
    3. Justin Michael Lovely
    3 lawyer answers

    First of all never talk to law enforcement without an attorney. Doing appeals I represent quite a few people who where accused and convicted of murder. I believe that about 1/4 of my murder clients never would have been convicted if either them or their codefendants would have exercised their right to remain silent. Everyone thinks they are smarter than the police; most are wrong (even a few people I think are innocent) You can likely get an Attorney to represent you for the limited purposes...

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  4. I was arrested in June 2008 for possession of crack cocaine w intent to distribute(less than a gram) possession of marijuana etc

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John A. Jackson
    2. Tristan M Shaffer
    3. Dale Martin Savage
    3 lawyer answers

    The crack charge would not have been remanded to magistrate court, at least not as a crack charge. Magistrate courts have no jurisdiction to hear a possession of crack. I were you represented by the public defenders office if so I would contact them. If not your best chance is retaining a lawyer to look into it. Many times time can be your friend. There is a chance that the solicitors office lost track of the charge. If it is the Richland county solicitors office they are going through...

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  5. If the arresting officer does not show up to your court date, shouldn't all charges be dropped?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John A. Jackson
    2. Dale Martin Savage
    3. Tristan M Shaffer
    4. David F Stoddard
    4 lawyer answers

    Well regarding county officers use of marijuana it probably will not help you. But you can ask for the charges to be dismissed for lack of prosecution but many times judges will freely grant the first few continuance motions made by the state. I think your best option is hiring an attorney or requesting a public defender. You might want to call Henry Anderson in Florence or Dan Blake in bennettsville both are great attorneys.

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  6. Have not received any response from my divorce attorney since February 1st. What can I do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Tristan M Shaffer
    2. John A. Jackson
    2 lawyer answers

    I would suggest sending a letter. If you want you can send it certified return reciept requested. But be understanding family attorneys are very busy and always putting out fires.

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  7. What happens if information is wrong on my tickets?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Tristan M Shaffer
    2. John A. Jackson
    3. Dale Martin Savage
    3 lawyer answers

    No the date being wrong will not warrant dismissal. I would bring it to the court's attention. Also, if you are worried about keeping your record clean I would suggest hiring a lawyer or requesting a public defender. If it is a city of Columbia ticket they can generally get pretty good results.

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  8. Black mailing on kik?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Tristan M Shaffer
    2. John A. Jackson
    2 lawyer answers

    I certainly would not send pictures. You might want to contact the police depending on what he said he would do.

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  9. Is it prudent to plead no contest in a possession/consumption of alcohol in public?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Tristan M Shaffer
    2. Barry Franklin Poulson
    2 lawyer answers

    Generally there is no benefit to pleading no contest. It is treated the same as a guilty plea. Even though these are relatively minor offenses it might be worth hiring an attorney or applying for a public defender.

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  10. Is there a law in South Carolina that your settlement from the insurance company has to be approved by Workers Comp first??

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Tristan M Shaffer
    2. Robert John Johnston
    3. Larry Alan Apfelbaum
    4. Philip Scott Hedrick
    4 lawyer answers

    You really need to consult with a lawyer on this. If you settle with the third parties insurance before the Comp claim is done. Your might owe your company's worker's compensation some or all of the money you recieved from the third party. If you have serious injuries and the car that hit you has minumum coverage 25,000/50,000, you can easily eat up your entire third party settlement. However, there might be UIM or ways to negotiate the comp lien down. I always advise clients to settle Workers...

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