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John Stephen Hager

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  • I got a with hold on impersonating a leo? i did my probation can i get thsi charged expnunged or seald?

    no other criminal record

    John’s Answer

    I agree with the other attorneys. The case can be sealed if never convicted. After the case is sealed for ten years, then the case can be expunged.

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  • I need to find out if I have a felony warrant that has been issued and if so how do I fight it.

    I was told by the state police that they would file a felony evading on me if I did not cooperate and snitch on others . I do not want to do that and I haven't heard anything are they going to proceed.

    John’s Answer

    You may want to check with the clerk of court in the county where the warrant might have been issued from.

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  • How long someone in the police data base. If a citation was not given

    One police pull him over gave him a warning about speeding. 20 minutes later a head on collision happen he was told by police he was dui because his blood shot eyes, slurring, and disoriented he was told he caused the accident because he looked du...

    John’s Answer

    There should be some record of this stop where there was a warning. The police maintain a dispatch log when they pull you over. I would request that.

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  • If I receive a 4th conviction of DWI in a different county of VA, will my priors matter?

    Is DWAI different drom DWI convictions?

    John’s Answer

    I am not an attorney in Virginia, but would have to say that since you are in the same state, it would matter.

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  • What is going to happen?

    I went to court for driving without a valid license and the state said that I am looking at probation time due to the fact that there was damage costs. The judge told me to get a public offender. Will my public offeneder be able to lessen the cha...

    John’s Answer

    Your public defender should be able to review the discovery, all of the information that the State Attorney's Office plans to use against you, and be in a better position to mitigate the plea offer from the prosecutor. The prosecutor can always revoke their offer up until the time that you plea the case out.

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  • Do they test for drugs when being medically examined for the green card application in florida ?

    I'm worried about a potential urine test and the consequences of a positive test. also what happens if, wanting to be honest, you tell them about past occasional use ? Thank you for. your time.

    John’s Answer

    Since obtaining a green card is a privilege and not a right, you may be tested for drugs. I think the less that you tell them about past drug use, the better. Answer questions that are asked of you honestly, but don't provide more information than that is asked of you.

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  • Can I get an interrogation thrown out of the case?

    So I was driving a person who had stolen something but at the time I didn't know they stole it so since I was the driver I got charged with theft for control of the property. However the person who was interrogated was on illegal drugs at the time...

    John’s Answer

    No, you do not have standing to challenge the interrogation. Only the person that was interrogated would have standing to challenge.

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  • I am underage teen with a job. I have one misdemeanor, i have 20 more community service hours to complete can i pay instead?

    I live in Florida. I was arrested and put on probation for a domestic dispute. The charge for improper display of a deadly weapon is active. I plead guilty. i don't believe i should have to go through anymore probation. i believe this is far to se...

    John’s Answer

    You may need court approval. The conversion rate is typically $10 per eachhour that you are seeking to buy out.

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  • A friend was charged with frist degree grand theft of 100,000 plus... no priors and they are still running the investigation wha

    charged with first degree grand theft of 100,000 plus...... been in jail for a year without being sentenced... still running investigation

    John’s Answer

    I need more information. Has the State filed charges yet? You stated they are still investigating the case? I am a former prosecutor from Broward County and can assist. You can call my office at (954) 926-0202 to get further assistance from me.

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