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Jessica Ruth Towne

Jessica Towne’s Answers

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  • Can a judge deny you a name change because of informal probation for a misdemeanor such as a DUI or D/V?

    I've read the law. It says there are restrictions to individuals who are on parole or have felonies etc. My situation is not that, I am not on parole nor have i ever committed any serious offenses. So does the judge have the rig...

    Jessica’s Answer

    It sounds as though you'd like to change your name for a good reason, not to hide from a misdemeanor conviction. You should pay an attorney in CA for the right answer.

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  • Prosecution offering 4 yrs in prison for 4th dwi in TX - I know range is 2-10 yrs. Any advice? There was no wreck or injury

    I have not been to prison or jail -i received probation other times. Police took blood it was over .08.Good samaritan saw me in restaurant and called police when I left and followed me home behind police car and I was arrested in my garage. Shou...

    Jessica’s Answer

    This is not the type of question to ask anonymously on the computer. Go and hire the best DUI defense attorney you can. Meet with the lawyer in person and tell her or him everything about you and your case. Listen to your attorney's advice. I'm sure you're frightened; your attorney should be able to alleviate some of your fears.

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  • If a judge that is not superior judge set a bond for a drug charge can the person be picked up by officials for a mistake made

    The bond was set and he was out and proceeding to do what was advised for him to do by his court appointed attorney for the lest amount of time. He was not allowed to talk to a lawyer in the beginning and forced to say he was guilty, bond was set...

    Jessica’s Answer

    Judges are human beings, and all of us make mistakes, even judges. I'm sure you're very upset, as is your friend who now has to sit in jail. The good news is your friend has an attorney, and I'm sure that attorney knows how to request bond in the Superior Court, and to avoid future "mistakes." Your friend is also allowed to hire his own private attorney.

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  • I got a curfew ticket

    I was 17 it was 20 days untill my 18 birthday I am currently 18 and I got pulled over for my headlight being out the ticket was issued in suwanee ga I got a citation for curfew and I have to go to court for ir whats going to happen how much will t...

    Jessica’s Answer

    You were driving in violation of your Class D permit. Now that you're 18, go to DDS and get a Class C license. Show it to the prosecutor when you go to court and ask that the fine be suspended. If you don't understand what the prosecutor says, tell the court that you need to come back another time with a lawyer. Unless you understand what the consequences are of representing yourself, you may want to pay an attorney for some out-of-court time to better understand this type of ticket.

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  • I was ripped of by a friend in april of 2014 she used the atm and my card i was checking her name on vinelink

    now it s not there saying she had an open case what could have happened with it i have moved alot since all that happened could the case have been closed????

    Jessica’s Answer

    If you are a victim of a crime, call the local police.

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  • Can I be charged for trafficking for handing a cellphone with drugs in it to an informant an i did not receive any money!

    I did not take any money an all that was on camera was me handing her a cellphone

    Jessica’s Answer

    You may be charged as a party to a crime. You need an attorney now. Go interview as many in person until you're comfortable with one.

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  • I have 1 felony already for poss. of marijuana from 8 yrs ago.. now I have a felony theft charge pending. Is jail time certain?

    This is my first theft charge and only my second time getting into trouble.. does that matter? How can I not get jail time

    Jessica’s Answer

    You need an attorney if you want to avoid jail time. Don't wait until you have a court date. The sooner you hire an attorney, the sooner your attorney can gather evidence to defend you, and find ways to help you avoid jail.

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  • Can my probation officer or the judge dismiss the recommendation for substance abuse classes if I attend AA and o/p treatment

    if it is a financial hardship to go to the classes ($45 a week) and I am not drinking or doing drugs for the past year and I got my 2nd DUI 2 years ago can the classes be dismissed?

    Jessica’s Answer

    You need a lawyer if you'd like to be exempted from the classes and you want a driver's license reinstated.

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  • Do criminal defense attorneys offer pymt plans or do they require all the money upfront? How much is required to start the case?

    When are motions filed with the courts? After everything has been paid for, or is it typically an ongoing process?

    Jessica’s Answer

    While the cost of your defense is an important part of your attorney-hiring decision, a good attorney who is interested in representing you will probably work out payments with you. The only way to find a good attorney is to sit down, face to face, with more than one attorney (how many depends join your level of confidence in the attorneys you've met so far), to discuss some of your concerns and questions. You get what you pay for at a free consultation, so offer to pay the attorney for the consultation to show you're serious about hiring someone. In that consultation, the attorney should be able to explain to you the timing of motions filing, as it really depends upon the court involved.

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  • How long will an Administrative per se stay on my MVR?

    My DUI was dismissed in court but on my driving record it shows up as an administrative per se with the disposition as administrative. Can I get that off since I was not convicted? In addition to that it also shows my suspension as a result of a D...

    Jessica’s Answer

    There is no plea at an administrative hearing, since it's a civil proceeding. Go pay for a certified copy showing that the DUI ticket was dismissed, and hand deliver it to DDS and ask that they remove the suspension. The clerk of court should have transmitted this info to DDS, but if the underlying DUI for which you are administratively suspended is resolved without a DUI conviction, you're entitled to have the suspension lifted.

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