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John Stephen Hager

John Hager’s Answers

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  • At my sons arraignment for a Criminal Mischief charge the Judge changed the status to unexecuted. What does this actually mean?

    This above Criminal Mischief charge that I am asking about also caused my son to be in violation of his probation. In which he had to appear before another Judge for his VOP sentencing. The first Judge handling his CM charge had scheduled him to...

    John’s Answer

    I agree with the other two lawyers. It doesn't matter that the charges were dropped. There is a lower burden of proof in a violation of probation hearing.

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  • My brother in law is in jail for a felony but has bond. Is he able to get out even though he is illegal?

    He hasn't gone to trial yet, but can he be deported? He was charged with Aggravated assault with deadly weapon (w/o intent to kill) he has a pregnant girlfriend and she mostly depends on him considering he helps her with everything. Do you think t...

    John’s Answer

    He can get deported. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney.

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  • My case is close an Im on probation. I can't pay the bail they called an sayed they are puttin a warrant out

    Ok my case is close an I'm on probation. I can't pay my bail bandsman the $90 that I owe them because I lost everything even my job I have 2 kids an 1 on the way. An the bail bandsman is call me phone saying if I don't pay them that they are goin...

    John’s Answer

    The court must find that you have an ability to pay before there can be a willful violation. Hire an attorney.

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  • Can you plea out in first appearance on a misdameanor probation violation in Florida?

    My husband is in jail for a misdemeanor probation violation. Can he plead out at his first appearance hearing? ?

    John’s Answer

    Yes, he can. It will be at his first violation if probation hearing. He can admit the violation, provided the plea offer is reasonable. Make sure the probation officer is present.

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  • I wrecked my vehicle and a police report was written but no charges were filed...how long do they have to press charges?

    I was injured and taken to the hospital...no others were involved and no property damaged other than a few scratches to my vehicle......I don't even remember talking to the police as I was knocked out in the wreck....can they come back and charge ...

    John’s Answer

    Yes, 2 years is the statute of limitations.

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  • How can I get a no contest charge expunged and how much is it

    I don't want it on my record

    John’s Answer

    You can't get the case expunged, only sealed since the case was pled out to a withhold of adjudication. You can download the seal/expunge packet from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement website.

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  • I have Trial coming up on a possession charge, will they drug test me?

    The trial date is feb 27th, I am pretty confident I will win or get a simple slap on the wrist but I want to be sure that it wont hinder my trial.

    John’s Answer

    I am not an attorney in Arizona, but I don't believe they would.

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  • Mistreated in jail for being mentally ill and homosexual.

    I am Bipolar and had a manic/psychotic episode that lasted some 3 months. I was jailed repeatedly. I spent a month in jail for being falsely accused of urinating in public. I didn't understand why I was arrested and believed it was because I was h...

    John’s Answer

    Definitely check with an attorney in Washington.

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  • Leaving the United States of America

    I am a United States citizen. I have a criminal record. My highest offense is a non violent class A misdemeanor. I want to leave the United States. Will my criminal record follow me to Germany?

    John’s Answer

    Your criminal record will follow you to Germany.

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  • Can someone who's name is in a police report but who's report was filed under a friends name still access the report. If so how?

    My husband was robbed and his name is in the report as the person attacked. However at the time of the robbery he could not speak English. His friend translated for him to the police and the report was filed under the friends name. Can he still ac...

    John’s Answer

    He should be able to. Just give the police department the friend's name, it should be public record.

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