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Lisa Michelle Harris

Lisa Harris’s Answers

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  • Will being banned from a store be on my record?

    I shoplifted and I was caught but lied my way through it. Afterwards I felt very bad so I returned to the store and purchased what I took and went to apologize to the person who checked my bag. She told me I was banned from all Barnes & Noble stor...

    Lisa’s Answer

    If you did not give the store your full name there is no way that it would be able to be placed on your record. That said, being banned from the store is not a criminal conviction or arrest and criminal convictions or arrest are what would be on your criminal record. No however, the returning to that store would be and could be prosecuted as a new criminal offense of trespass.

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  • Is there a statute of limitations on a felony charge of possession of a schedule I, II , or III drug in the state of indiana

    I was arrested almost 4 years ago on a felony possession of a schedule I Ii or III drug. I never heard back from the state on a court appearance for this. They now set a court date for me and its been almost 4 years since my arrest. I was wonderin...

    Lisa’s Answer

    I am not licensed in your state, however, for B, C, or D class felonies the statute of limitations is five years. The stash of limitations for a misdemeanor is two years. There is no statute of limitations for a class A felony.

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  • Wrongful arrest, stolen identity

    I was arrested 2 weeks ago by sheriff deputies per a warrant that was dismissed in 2012. The warrant had all of my personal info other then the correct address and the reason for the warrant. The warrant was truancy violation on a child that I d...

    Lisa’s Answer

    You should talk to a criminal defense attorney attorney in your area for a consultation immediately. You could also decide to do your own PI work and see what you can dig up on that address and the people who have lived there or the other name on the warrant, perhaps the child. If the person who stole your identity was arrested on the warrant befor it was first dismissed, There may be an arrest record which includes a booking a photograph of that person which proves and you are not the person at whom the warrant was first directed.

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  • Im a felon and so is my girlfriend she is on probation and i have a warant in florida we live in vegas can we get married ?

    we were told not to be around each other but we have a family together and she is pregnant what can we do to get around this

    Lisa’s Answer

    The easy answer is yes. You can legally get married, however, being around each other may be a violation of either of your probations or of both. In general, your probation officer can dictate who you hang out with and if they feel that you're hanging out with what they determined to be an unsavory person, they can find you in violation for failing to follow the directions of your probation officer.

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  • MY ex wife is threatening to file assault charges on me for an incident back in July 2013. It is now Oct 29 2013.

    The police responded back in July 2013 but nothing was done as it was a verbal argument. She is now claiming that I assaulted her because I have moved on and now am living with my new GF. Its been over a year, can she press charges? We fall under...

    Lisa’s Answer

    If the statute of limitations in California has not passed, while it is theoretically possible for charges to be brought it doesn't necessarily mean that they will be. If the police failed to take or press charges at the time of the alleged incident, I highly doubt charges could be pressed now. Unless and until something happens, I wouldn't stress out about it. If, however, she is harassing you threatening you orcontacting you repeatedly, send her an email in writing asking her to stop and to have no contact with you. If she continues contact, file a report as you may be able to press charges for harassment against her.

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  • What happens when VOP issued by PO for not having treatment completed in time?

    My PO called me to have me come in this Saturday to issue me a court date for violating my probation for not completing my DUI further treatment in time. I have completed all other requirements including all fines and court costs as well as proba...

    Lisa’s Answer

    If you are able to be given a public defender for this matter I highly suggest you apply for one. While I can't comment on what will likely happen as it is in the court's discretion, I can tell you that the more documentation you're able to bring with you which substantiates the circumstances, the better off you will be. If you're able to get a notarized statement from the treatment provider showing the date you scheduled your upcoming treatment as well as the proposed treatment dates, as well as documentation of your financial circumstances, you may be given greater latitude by the court. I suggest you consult with a local criminal defense attorney, even if you can't afford one, as many defense attorneys give free consultations over the phone. They may be able to give you information specific to the exact court in which you are scheduled to appear.

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  • How long does it take to get an arrest warrant for possession of edibles (marijuana infused treats)?

    Officers smelled a faint smell of marijuana in my friends dorm room. They came in and searched his room only to find 5 lollipop edibles and a vaporizer with marijuana residue built up.Officers also found a pill bottle with a stem of marijuana in i...

    Lisa’s Answer

    Once an officer believes he has probable cause he can apply for an arrest warrant at any time. So long as the warrant is asked for within the statute of limitations in your state, it can be granted. Generally officers file for a warrant rather than later. Once a warrant is obtained, they will seek the arrest of your friend.

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  • Pulled over and was told my license is suspended and need to go to the police station on an assigned day be fingerprinted then

    appear in front of a judge. is this customary?

    Lisa’s Answer

    It sounds like they're giving you the opportunity to go to the station to be fingerprinted and then see the judge instead of having been arrested at the time you were stopped and found to be driving on a suspended license. I would consult with a local criminal defense attorney in your area who can give you a more detailed answer as to the why and wherefore of how this is being handled.

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  • How long do you have to appeal a case after being revoked of probation

    And is it ethical for a judge to revoke your probation with a week left

    Lisa’s Answer

    When you were allowed to serve your sentence on probation instead of in custody the court is giving you a gift. If you mess up they have every right to take that gift back and they let you know that when you enter your plea. It has nothing to do with ethics and isn't in ethical question. If you violated your probation then yes the judge can order you to serve the remainder of your probation in custody no matter how much time you have left. If you did not violate your probation and you had a hearing where you are found to have violated but there is a procedural error that you could win on appeal, the true question would be if it is worth it for you to pay for an appeal which won't even be filed until after you're released.

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  • My boyfriend is, Fort worth, tx jail & he had committed theft in Pennsylvania, what will happen when he gets released?

    He does have a felony conviction from over 10 yrs ago. He is sitting out a theft charge right now & will be released on the 18th, I was told by the jail that a lot of times the charges won't show up when they go to do a check on him. He is needing...

    Lisa’s Answer

    If the out-of-state charges do you show up in the system that state will be notified and they will make arrangements to extradite him. That process can take some time. If however, the charges don't show up in the system and he is released on the 18th, he will need to contact a defense attorney in the state where the other charges are pending for advice on how to proceed. In all likelihood it will be almost impossible for him to deal with out-of-state charges without being physically present if they are felony charges and he has a record. I know of no case where judge has allowed someone with a pending felony to enter a plea in absentia to a felony charge.

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