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  • What if I was not read my Miranda Rights?

    I was arrested in my house for simple marijuana possession which when I was brought down to the jail the officer told me it weighed out to be around 1 gram. When the officer was placing me under arrest he never read me my rights. Since this is suc...

    Robert’s Answer

    If it's simple possession, your license probably won't be suspended, as that law got repealed. If you got told it would be, double-check the reason why- it may be for something else.

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  • I am completely innocent but how do I fight a criminal sexual misconduct with minor 3rd degree charge? What's the best answer?

    I was staying with my cousin and his wife and there kids. I did not get along with his wife so her and her 12 year old daughter came up with this ludacris story of me touching her at night. I was asleep and was woken up to this. I talked to the de...

    Robert’s Answer

    While the public defender may be your best option, consider all possible funding sources if you want a private lawyer. Now more than ever is your time to borrow from friends, family, retirement accounts, credit cards, or the bank to protect your freedom and your reputation. These cases are almost always hard-fought and come down to who the jury believes. You owe it to yourself to have the best chance to get the lawyer you're convinced will do the best showing the jury why they should believe you.

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  • Received charge of Habitual Traffic Offender 3rd Offense but NEVER charged OR convicted of a 2nd... Only ever a 1st.

    Received a Driving Under Suspension 3rd or subsequent and Habitual 3rd. My question is not about the Driving Under Suspension because I understand and agree with that charge. But not the other. 3 years ago, I was charged and plead to ONE Habitual...

    Robert’s Answer

    Habitual Offender is a felony, and DUS 3d carries mandatory jail time that can stretch up to 3 years, depending on the reason for your suspension. You need a lawyer who's experienced handling these cases.

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  • What can be done when a Doctor does not try to resussitate, when the patient DOES NOT have a DNR on record

    My husband had a LFT (Lung Function Test) done at hospital where he picked up a bug. Five days later he is in ICU on a ventilator. He was there for nine days, and improving. his heart stopped and the Doctor on call in ICU decided to just let him...

    Robert’s Answer

    I'm so sorry about your husband. You need your questions answered, and the best way to get that done is meet with a lawyer who handles medical malpractice cases, who can tell you about your potential rights and investigate the case for you.

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  • This is my 1st drug offense and it is a pwid cocaine base charge if it was for personal use, can it get dropped to a poss charge

    No prior drug charges and used pti already back in 2003.

    Robert’s Answer

    Possibly. But this is a serious charge. The best way to get a reduction is hire a lawyer who can develop defenses and get you the best possible outcome. Sometimes an experienced defense lawyer can create options you haven't considered. You should meet with one to fully discuss your case. You owe it to yourself. Most criminal defense lawyers offer free meetings.

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  • My son was charged with burglary along with his other friend and he went in for questioning and the police said they would quest

    My son was charged with burglary along with his other friend and he went in for questioning and the police said they would question the other child but I talked to the other mother because we are friends and she said he was not questioned. Do you ...

    Robert’s Answer

    Burglary is a serious felony that comes in varying degrees- up to life imprisonment for Burglary 1st degree. Your son needs someone to look out for him- an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

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  • Does my son need legal council for an appearance in a magistrate court?

    My son was arrested recently for inhaling aromatic hydrocarbons. He has never been in trouble before and has never been arrested. He is presently under treatment for severe depression, OCD, and PTSD. He has to appear in magistrate court on May 5th...

    Robert’s Answer

    Given his condition and your questions about his options, you owe it to both of you to talk with a lawyer. Most defense lawyers, including me, offer free meetings.

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  • Can an attorney help me get a felony drug conviction expunged?

    Never been charged of any other crimes.

    Robert’s Answer

    If it's in SC, unfortunately not. Only certain convictions can be expunged, and felony drug convictions don't qualify.

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  • Criminal

    Family member got sentence to serve 85% of time but perry prison is making him serve 100% of time. If the judge sentence him 85% of time to serve how can a prison make you serve 100% of time even if inmate has good behavior in prison.

    Robert’s Answer

    The 85% probably refers to when he becomes parole ELIGIBLE. Just because you're eligible doesn't mean you get it. It appears he's been turned down for parole, which can be done for a variety of reasons. A criminal defense lawyer might be able to help.

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  • I would like to know how does the expungement process works can you hold criminal record B expunge or is it only certain items

    I've had some criminal charges by when I was 18 anagram of domestic violence and 2003 Andy reckless homicide but was only convicted of criminal domestic violence in 2003

    Robert’s Answer

    Arrests ending in dismissals can be expunged. CDV convictions can be expunged 5 years after the conviction IF you have no other convictions during that time.

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