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Lori Doganiero Palmieri

Lori Palmieri’s Answers

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  • How long do a misdemeanor for petty theft stay on your record and how long a job go back on your record

    Misdemeanor first offense

    Lori’s Answer

    The Misdemeanor will stay on your record forever unless you are eligible to and do expunge or seal it. I'm not certain, but I've heard that employers typically go back at least 7 years. If you can get rid of it, I strongly suggest you do so.

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  • How long do a misdemeanor for petty theft stay on your record and how long a job go back on your record

    Misdemeanor first offense

    Lori’s Answer

    The Misdemeanor will stay on your record forever unless you are eligible to and do expunge or seal it. I'm not certain, but I've heard that employers typically go back at least 7 years. If you can get rid of it, I strongly suggest you do so.

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  • How does Pre- Trial Diversion work?

    I recieved my agreement today. I am going to go tomorrow to sign the contract and set up orientation. Will I get drug tested tomorrow? Or will they wait until my 1st actual time I go in?

    Lori’s Answer

    If you are asking that question, there is a chance that your urine will be dirty otherwise it wouldn't matter if they tested you or not. You should assume that you will be tested. I hope that you will be clean or else you run the risk of being removed from the program before you officially enter. Good luck to you.

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  • Can they arrest you without reading you your Miranda rights?

    My son was arrested for having a joint on him. He missed the court date because a ticket agency was supposed to send an attorney, and the atty didn't show.

    Lori’s Answer

    Yes. The only time that law enforcement is required to read an accused Miranda is if they are trying to question him/her and get inculpatory or incriminating statements from that person to use against them later in court. In that scenario, the officer must first read Miranda, but more importantly be sure that the person waives their right to have an attorney present during questioning. An arrest can take place on probable cause it and has nothing to do with reading Miranda. This will not exonerate your son. Get an attorney and get back into court.

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  • If someone is accuse of federal fraud, can she/he dismiss a case through settlements without convictions?

    Criminal defense lawyer

    Lori’s Answer

    At the point where you have been accused of violating a federal fraud statute, it's best to consult with a federal criminal defense attorney in your city. Once the government targets you, it is difficult to resolve the matter without being charged and possibly convicted. You need to know what your exposure is and how it might be resolved and the only way to do that is by consulting with an experienced federal defense attorney. Best of luck to you.

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  • Do I need a lawyer for a possession of paraphernalia charge?What are the reprocussions of pleading guilty ,not guilty or n.c?

    First time offense ,cop found two "homemade" smoking devices and I owned up to them even though they weren't mine(not expecting any leniency from the court due to this)just to be cooperative and avoid jail that night.Should I be expecting jail time?

    Lori’s Answer

    The lifelong repercussions of representing yourself and possibly being adjudicated guilty by the Court is that these offenses will be part of the public record for the rest of your life. If you can hire an attorney, you must do so. If this is a first time offense, you could be eligible for a diversion program which would result in a dismissal. With the dismissal you could expunge this arrest and case. This is not a simple matter that you should handle on your own. It's not just how the case is handled, but how it will affect you going forward. Best of luck to you.

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  • Do my points go away after prison

    I had 30 points and went to prison for a year and one day I caught a new charge due to failure to change friends post release I'm looking at 16 pts currently

    Lori’s Answer

    No, your score sheet points do not go away. The case that you went to prison on become prior history and are scored accordingly. If you have another charge, that will go in the top portion of the score sheet. Your prior criminal history is always scored unless it is too old, not your situation, or it has been expunged.

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  • What is the difference between a PRE-TRIAL and a JURY TRIAL?

    Why would a pretrial be set 1 date and then a jury trial is set the following week? What happens at the pre trial?

    Lori’s Answer

    A pre-trial conference is normally set in advance of a jury trial date to determine if the parties are ready to try the case, if there are outstanding pre-trial motions that need to be filed and heard, whether all discovery is complete, whether there are last minute issues about evidence that need to be ruled on, etc. It is the last court date before the parties show up ready to actually pick a jury and try the case. It is the normal and customary practice in courts in this state.

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  • What do it mean when they say 55 counts of burglary??

    I just wanted to know is that like the number of cars that someone supposedly had supposed to stole out of???

    Lori’s Answer

    Counts refers to the number of individual charges a person is accused of committing. In this instance, it could be the number of individual cars, boats, vessels, homes, etc. The severity of the crime depends on what type of structure. If it is a car it would be a 3rd degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison, whereas if it is a home it is a 2nd degree felony punishable up to 15 years in prison. Either way, the person is facing a very long potential prison sentence and needs a lawyer asap.

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  • What do it mean when they say 55 counts of burglary??

    I just wanted to know is that like the number of cars that someone supposedly had supposed to stole out of???

    Lori’s Answer

    Counts refers to the number of individual charges a person is accused of committing. In this instance, it could be the number of individual cars, boats, vessels, homes, etc. The severity of the crime depends on what type of structure. If it is a car it would be a 3rd degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison, whereas if it is a home it is a 2nd degree felony punishable up to 15 years in prison. Either way, the person is facing a very long potential prison sentence and needs a lawyer asap.

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