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Melissa Renea Sharpsteen

Melissa Sharpsteen’s Legal Guides

101 total


  • What is the difference between probation and parole?

    What is the difference between probation and parole?

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  • How do I know that my case is a federal case?

    How do I know that my case is a federal case?

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  • I do not think I have done anything wrong. Why do I need an attorney?

    I do not think I have done anything wrong. Why do I need an attorney?

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  • Why did my attorney ask the judge to sentence me to a year and a day instead of just a year?

    Why did my attorney ask the judge to sentence me to a year and a day instead of just a year?

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  • I heard that federal agents are asking questions about me. What does this mean?

    I heard that federal agents are asking questions about me. What does this mean?

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  • If an American is convicted of a crime in a foreign country, can they serve the sentence in an American prison?

    If an American is convicted of a crime in a foreign country, can they serve the sentence in an American prison?

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  • What is the difference between a felony, a misdemeanor, and a violation?

    What is the difference between a felony, a misdemeanor, and a violation?

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  • If I simply intend to plead guilty, why do I need an attorney?

    If I simply intend to plead guilty, why do I need an attorney?

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  • IRS agents showed up unannounced and want to talk to me. What should I do?

    IRS agents showed up unannounced and want to talk to me. What should I do?

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  • What should I do if the FBI is investigating me or trying to contact me?

    What should I do if the FBI is investigating me or trying to contact me?

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