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Lawrence Ray Filiberto

Lawrence Filiberto’s Answers

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  • I have about five days left on probation and i still own about 10,000 in fines can they add more time

    What can happen can they add more time or trun it to cilv juge

    Lawrence’s Answer

    With respect to the first part of your question, "can they add more time", much of that depends on the actual sentence imposed by the presiding Judge at the time of your conviction. While failure to pay mandated fines and court costs might be a basis for a probation revocation, the imposition of a civil judgment is also a good possibility. I strongly recommend you not take this matter lightly and that you seek out legal counsel.

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  • I was arrested on a bench warrant for missing court hearing can I request a motion to quash the warrant after being arrested

    I didn't have enough money to pay the taxi driver and I was arrested

    Lawrence’s Answer

    If, what you are asking is whether you can seek to have a bench warrant vacated or lifted when a presiding judge issues a bench warrant for failure to appear, successfully arguing such a motion is possible depending on the circumstances. I would recommend you retain an attorney.

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  • Can i get my rights back after felony and prison term years ago?

    i was a troubled teen , gangs and drugs etc.. finally went to prison on a felony. been out now over 10 years , no trouble, working living right, no drugs even quit smoking ciggerettes, etc... is there any way i can get my constitional rig...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    The answer is fairly dependent on the facts of your particular case, the charge you were convicted of, and the nature of your sentence. There is also the possibility of petitioning for a pardon. I would strongly recommend you seek out the advise of an experienced Attorney.

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  • What is the punishment for intoxication burglary?

    my good friend is in jail for burglary but he was intoxicated and not intention to break into someone's home. He was completely blacked out from drinking too much and he did not know what was happening on that night when he broke in.

    Lawrence’s Answer

    With respect to your question of "what is the punishment for "intoxication" burglary, in SC burglary generally falls into one of 3 categories, 1st degree, 2nd degree, or 3rd degree. Potential sentencing varies dependent on the charge. 1st degree is clearly the most serious with a potential life sentence. Your friend clearly needs experienced legal counsel. With respect to your friend's level of intoxication, voluntary intoxication is generally not a defense.

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  • Can I reopen my reckless driving case?

    I was found guilty in this case because my attorney dropped the case without my knowledge. I had a jury trial and was found guilty because no one was showed. Now I have a warrant for failure too comply... it's their anything I can do besides pay t...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    In certain situations there are ways to petition the Court to set aside such guilty findings. The process for advancing such requests can be complicated and should be made fairly quickly. I would recommend you hire legal representation as soon as possible to evaluate your case, and if appropriate under your facts, seek your desired relief.

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  • Can I be removed from pre-trial diversion program in Cherokee County if I was wrongfully accused and arrested in another state?

    I have to go back to GA court to be removed from PTI program and was wondering if this can happen even though I was wrongfully accused of same offense in different state. I have not been convicted of any charges so how can they remove me from prog...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    I agree with both prior answers. While participation in PTI by a person accused of a qualifying offense is completely voluntary, the requirements imposed on participants can be significant. Having an attorney argue for your position is likely your best option if you are seeking to stay in PTI.

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  • Is an alford plea binding? can i appeal it?

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    Lawrence’s Answer

    I concur with the other opinions given, an Alford plea is subject to the same 10 day notice of intent to appeal as a regular guilty plea. Strongly recommend you seek counsel right away.

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  • Can I have a fine reduced or completely dropped for a MIP ticket?

    I received a ticket for Minor in Possession of wine last Friday night. It's my first offense and the only thing I've ever gotten in trouble for. The ticket is $620 and I'm a college student who cannot pay that much. I also want it expunged for wor...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    The other answers provided are correct. Diversion programs such as the Alcohol Education Program or Pre Trial Intervention provide opportunities to avoid a conviction which could have potential long term consequences for you. I strongly recommend you seek out an attorney to assist you with this matter.

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  • If i receive several tickets during traffic.stop and get the ticket i was pulled over for dismissed will they dismiss rest of ti

    if i receive several tickets during traffic.stop and get the ticket i was pulled over for dismissed will they dismiss rest of tickets? Pulled over for crossing white line at stop sign at given several other tickets at that traffic stop, if I get t...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    It depends on why that original ticket was dismissed. If the police lacked reasonable suspicion to stop your vehicle at all, and the Court determines that the basis for the stop was illegal, it could be possible to have subsequent unrelated charges assessed at the same time dismissed on constitutional grounds.

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