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  • What is the penalty for running from a college party where there is underage drinking(I am also underage) and getting caught?

    I was recently at a college party where there was underage drinking and I am 19 years old. I was also drinking underage. The police showed up and an officer sat me down and took my ID. He had my ID for awhile while he made everyone go inside. He l...

    James’s Answer

    This is a great time to hire an experienced call defense lawyer to assist you with the process.
    There are a myriad of potential charges you may face everything from obstructing and opposing hey law-enforcement officer to possession of alcohol by minor.
    I would reach out to an experienced coming defense lawyer in your town.

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  • Can my sentence be changed after its been entered?

    I have to turn myself in a week from today for a probation violation. Is there anything I can do from this point?

    James’s Answer

    First of all I would hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you with your probation violation. As to your first question a sentence cannot be altered once you've entered it.
    However, if you violate willfully a condition of your probation that can lead to a violation of probation which will result in an enhanced sentence from the one you entered in the first place.

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  • How long can they hold you in jail before you see a judge or a public defender

    was arrested for buglarly 10/19/2012. bond was set at 50000.00 but has never been in front of judge or got to talk to public defender

    James’s Answer

    Typically you would see a judge within 24 hours at your advisory or first appearance hearing.
    If the government has not filed charges against you you can be held until they make a filing decision. Remember your speedy trial rights kick in from the time of your arrest.

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  • Will my FBI background check come back clean if I sealed a juvenile felony for DUI? .

    Getting a chance to become a PO in Nevada. Juvenile record was sealed through the CA city county court of where incident happened. Will also be getting a fingerprint check. Should I be worried?

    James’s Answer

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    I wouldn't worry about them if they're sealed juvenile cases they should not come back.

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  • On a sentence of 9 weekends in jail is there any time taken off for good behavior

    like would it be the full 9 weekends or would a weekend come off for good behavior

    James’s Answer

    When you serve weekends you really get good and game time.

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  • I was charged with Robbery when I was 20, And the guy that I supposed to have robbed was charged with theft ? Im 35 now

    I accepted money from a store where the guy was working. Didn't use any weapons, no force what so ever. I got robbery and he got theft how is that possible.

    James’s Answer

    I'm not sure. Robbery usually involves either force, a weapon or fear of force plus a theft.

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  • My niece stoleclothes and a purse frommy daughter and I what cvan I do abouit this

    purse sweater and some jewelry

    James’s Answer

    I would probably handle it within the family you wouldn't want a family member getting a criminal record.

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  • Im scared of going trial, its hard to convince 12 people im not guilty of possession as passenger in a car.

    need help with this

    James’s Answer

    You should spend some quality time with your lawyer talking through the pros and cons of a trial versus a plea.

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  • Trespassing

    I was asked to sign a trespass at a store about 4 years ago (without police or conviction). I happened to come in with my sister to return an item she purchased online- since the order was long ago, they processed with "No Receipt" (even we did br...

    James’s Answer

    Law enforcement has the ability to issue a trespass warning on behalf of the store or owner.
    This trespass warning is not a criminal charge but allows the police to make an arrest the Next time you potentially trespass.

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  • I received an open container ticket (25620 b&p) in Hollywood, Ca. The officer circled it as a misdemeanor. Is that correct?

    The ticket was called 25620 b&p. The officers had walked by my friends car and saw a bottle of alcohol inside the car. At the time i was standing outside the car waiting for my friends so we could leave. The officer then asked for our id's and gav...

    James’s Answer

    Yes

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