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Shawn Alan Arnold

Shawn Arnold’s Answers

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  • Mr X was charged with molesting a child. He did not do it. No one thinks he did except for the girl who was put up to it so

    a civil suit would come out of it. In the mean time he finds out that Mr Y either molested or gave Mr X's daughter a date rape drug. Mr X is afraid if he takes his daughter to file charges that they will think he did it. His daughter has consis...

    Shawn’s Answer

    Sounds like an involved story. Please feel free to give us a call to discuss as we have seven attorneys who practice criminal defense in Jacksonville.

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  • Hey my boyfriend is 21 im 17 and if he gets me pregnate could he get arrested?

    hey my boyfriend is 21 im 17 and if he gets me pregnate could he get arrested? i really need to no

    Shawn’s Answer

    Ms. Wright's comments are dead on, she just typed it out a little quicker than I could get to it. There is no crime committed here so long as the sex is consentual. The Romeo and Juliet law does not apply to this situation.

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  • What's the worst case scenario for 1 count poss. marijuana under 20grams(15) and 2 counts poss. of paraphernalia(scale and pipe)

    I was pulled over going 80mph in a 65mph zone.A state trooper smelt marijuana in the car and confiscated 15grams of marijuana, 1 digital weigh scale, and a pipe. He let me go after issuing me a notice to appear for the possession charges and 2 ti...

    Shawn’s Answer

    I also believe you would be a good candidate for PTI. I am located in Jacksonville so please feel free to give me a call to discuss further.

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  • Can you really do 18 month in prison on a five year conviction?

    my son got 5 years been there all most 2 is it all most time for him to come home?

    Shawn’s Answer

    I would consult with a local attorney regarding OK's rule regarding gain time.

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  • Neighbor was arrested for burglary and grand theft. Found with goods in his possession. What is likely sentence

    He has prior misdemeanors and felonies that were dropped

    Shawn’s Answer

    Another thing that is unclear is what type of burglary: dwelling or structure. You can read below for more information:

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  • Careless Driving - Traffic Court - Why wasn't it dismissed?

    I was in an accident (no other cars or witnesses). Officer arrived 10 minutes later. I was cited for Careless Driving. I went to court & plead "Not Guilty". Officer testified that he arrived on the scene and saw that I had been in an accident. ...

    Shawn’s Answer

    Here is some info:

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  • Can the Court consolidate unrelated petit theft charges?

    I had two petiti theft charges many years ago. I now would like to seal these arrest but the State's website clearly says yu ar eonly allowed to petition once in a lifetime. So my question is can you consolidate these charges togetehr in order to ...

    Shawn’s Answer

    I agree with Craig. You likely would want to get at least one off your record because one incident you could explain to a potential employer but two is much harder to overcome.

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  • What are the usual conditions of a plea bargain on a felony to misdemeanor on a battery assault charge

    If you had no prior record, and were arrested on a battery assault charge on pregnant victim for grabbing her arm but left no marks, what would be a fair plea bargain offered to drop to a misdemeanor?

    Shawn’s Answer

    I too and confused. Each matter needs to be evaluated under it own merits. Perhaps a disposition to a misdemeanor might be a good resolution but that call can only be made after a through review of the case.

    We are located in Jacksonville and would be happy to go over the matter with you.

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  • What does (Nolle Pros.) Mean for a charge status in a crimal case?

    18 charges in all some say awaiting trial & a few say Nolle Pros.!

    Shawn’s Answer

    The charges have been abandoned. However, until the case is over if the same Information (charging document) is in place the State can revisit those charges. Good luck on the rest of them.

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  • I have a 2 degree misdeanor for accidentally sell alcohol to an under 21. Can I be deported?

    Can I be deported?

    Shawn’s Answer

    If you have no prior offenses this is the kind of charge that may eligible for a diverision program. We offer representation in both criminal cases and deportation proceedings. Please feel free to contact us for a consultation on this matter.

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