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  • Can you get a bond on trafficking drugs charges

    Got arrested for trafficking cocaine didn't receive a bond at first appearance will I be able to get a bond in my next court appearance in two weeks

    Bert’s Answer

    Not enough information provided. This is a question for your appointed or retained lawyer who will know much more about your case than anyone on the internet.

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  • Hit a fire hydrant and was charged with DUI misdemeanor, failure to maintain lane, expired license. I did have my prescription d

    Seven years ago I got a felony charge and plead first time offender and was sentenced 7 years probation. I still have 5 months left on that sentence. What do I do??

    Bert’s Answer

    Hire a lawyer as soon as possible. The police officer probably filed a request to suspend your drivers license within ten business days of the date of the incident. In order to prevent this from happening you need to ask for a hearing. You could do this on your own but if you don't know how then hire a lawyer.

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  • Can voltage, radio-waves, or metal-detector be used to determine for sure if your house or car is bugged?

    Just wondering if you could use a metal-detector, radio-detector, voltage-detector, or a so to see that your car or house isn't bugged. I often think about what if the police or criminals were spying on me. I've been investigated before, for drugs...

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    A lawyer can't help you but a private investigator may be able to. The only way to be certain you are not being illegally eavesdropped on is to hire a private investigator or someone else with the proper training and equiptment to perform a sweep of the premesis.

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  • Do people usually get a bond on those charges

    Can someone give me a answer

    Bert’s Answer

    If you say what those charges are and maybe a little detail (not too much, you don't know who is reading this) about the case you may be able to get an anwer.

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  • If u get a bond what is likely to be

    Bond information

    Bert’s Answer

    The range of bondspossible is zero, meaning leave jail on promise to go to court, all the way up to no bond allowed at all. It depends on the crime charged and the risk tha the person won't return to court, will threaten people or property, or otherwise commit new crimes if released from jail. You need to communicate your particular circumstances to a lawyer to get a more specific answer.

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  • Do I need a criminal lawyer

    I was recently in jail for assault and cruelty to children. Me and my wife had a altercation and she wanted to drop the charges but they wouldn't let her and so I will have to go back to court on December 8 and what is the most I can get for this ...

    Bert’s Answer

    You can possibly go into jail or prison depending on the specific charges. If you can not hire a lawyer apply or an appointed lawyer immediately.

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  • Can I have adjudication of guilt reversed?

    Was charged with misdemeanor simple battery and violated my probation by not paying a fine(I couldn't afford). Was granted first offender act but was revoked due to inability to pay. I have since payed fine in full and will return to court on Dec ...

    Bert’s Answer

    Not without some clever lawyering. The US Supreme Court has held, based on a Georgia case, that courts can't revoke probation (including first offender status) for mere inability to pay. I you are within the same term of court (if this happened very recently) or within the period during which you can appeal or file a habeas petition, you have a reason to keep this issue alive for possible reversal. You need to talk to a lawyer very soon regarding all the specifics of your case. I

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  • My boyfriend was transferred from one county jail to another on a production order charge (level f) what does that mean?

    what is a production order?

    Bert’s Answer

    That could only stand for felony which could cause everybody involved to try to handle that before any pending misdemeanor in another county.

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  • I'm prescribed amphetamines,but I failed for meth at probation (dont use actual meth).My PO didn't arrest me on spot. What next?

    I've been on probation since 2013 in Gwinnett county with SE Corrections. I'm prescribed adderall(amphetamines), but I failed a drug test on Thursday (for the first time ever), because they said I was positive for meth, which isn't accurate consid...

    Bert’s Answer

    Hire a lawyer now so that the lawyer can raise this issue now, with the DA and judge so that when the warrant crosses the judge's desk the judge remember and will hesitate to sign it. A lawyer can request that if there is going to be a probation revocation hearing it can be done as a "walk in" hearing, as opposed to having it while you are sitting in jail..

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  • Why is it they don't read you rights when picking you up to be expedited to another state if they say your charged with a crime.

    charged for a crime in indiana

    Bert’s Answer

    In this situation they don't read you your rights because there is no reason to you. Miranda rights are only required by law when you are interrogated in custody about the crime you are suspected to have committed. What you see on tv is not the way it is in real life.

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