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  • Attempted bank robbery sentence

    My friend was arrested for attempted bank robbery he slid a teller a note saying he had a gun but no weapon on him and he was caught within two minutes of it happening..what will his sentence be?

    James’s Answer

    More facts need to be known like the jurisdiction handling the case, who the judge is assigned to the case, and your friend's criminal history.

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  • I signed a plea agreement to 1 count of 21 U.S.C., sec. 841 for dispensing a schedule IV med. in 7/2011 to a established patient

    Now, they are holding against me ALL of the medication quantity for ALL my patients from way back in 2008-2012 as "relevant conduct". This results in a total marijuana equiv. of 95.86 kg. and the offense level in the PSR is at 24 points with a ra...

    James’s Answer

    You need to direct these questions and concerns to the attorney who represented you.

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  • I received a ticket for driving while license suspended and no insurance in columbus Georgia.

    I have to go to court. I have gotten my license and proper insurance since then. Will I have to do jail time and pay a fine? If I have to pay a fine how much?

    James’s Answer

    You probably won't get any jail time. Show your reinstated license to the prosecutor, and he will probably reduce the suspended license charge to driving without a license. This is a huge break. If you didn't have insurance when the ticket was written, but you do now, try to enter a Nolo plea to avoid the license suspension.

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  • Got caught stealing a Dr. Pepper, didn't have an ID and cops got involved. What will the punishment be?

    I have been caught on security tapes stealing other small toys and drinks, but they couldn't arrest me on those charges, can that affect me any?

    James’s Answer

    I doubt you will get a serious punishment. Do you have any prior shoplifting, or theft related arrests? If you weren't arrested before then the prior incidents won't impact your current case.

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  • Never been in trouble.. 1st offense selling xanax to an undercover through a "friend" after begging many times

    I have been prescribed xanax for 8 yrs. Never sold or ever been in trouble.. Worked my whole life till a car wreck, I was at dead stop and was hit from behind she was goingv45 mph. So I ended up homeless in Oct. To January (lived with 2 differen...

    James’s Answer

    You need to discuss everything with your attorney. Once we know you are represented by an attorney we cannot advise you. However, 3 years seems very harsh for the facts you describe.

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  • In legal terms when they speak of mental illness and gun control. What mental people are they saying should not have a gun?

    What laws do they want to bring about? Because that could mean over half of America may be banned from owning a gun. There are a huge variety of mental problems. ADD/ADHD, Depression, anxiety. Then you have those like Schizophrenia, extr...

    James’s Answer

    They generally try to exclude people who have been adjudicated mentally ill, or who have been committed.

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  • Do I need to hire an attorney for battery family violence if the person does not want to press charges?

    I was arrested last Tuesday night for battery family violence on my girlfriend. I have been in public safety for 21 yrs and have bee diagnosed with PTSD. I have been having problems with it and I am in counseling for it. My girlfriend has my ga...

    James’s Answer

    The decision whether to prosecute or not is entirely up to the prosecutor. Just because your girlfriend wants to drop the charges does not mean they will be dismissed. Hiring a lawyer is a good idea.

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  • Can a recent DUI cancel my DACA before the expiration date?

    I've had my DACA for about a year now, but I recently plead guilty to a DUI in April. Can ICE detain me before my DACA expires? Do I even still have DACA anymore? How do I know if it got cancelled?

    James’s Answer

    This probably won't happen, but it could. It will make extending the DACA difficult.

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  • Shoplifting Felony Case

    Hey, i went to jail for shoplifting at Walmart and get out the next day. I had a lawyer and he told me the case was going to dismiss if i do pre-trial intervention program for $500 and 24 hours of community service. That was back in 2013 that happ...

    James’s Answer

    Contact the clerk's office in the courthouse your case was in, and ask them what the final disposition is.

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  • I'm trying to find out statue of limitations in the state of California for traffic tickets

    In July 2010 I received 2 tickets one for driving without a license and the other driving without redristration I currently live in Georgia and the have a bench warrant in San Bernardino California I need my license how do I fix it or go about ha...

    James’s Answer

    You need to re-post your question under the California Forums so lawyers in California may answer your question.

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