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  • Will I go to jail?

    I was put on state probation (judicial diversion) for 3 years on 4/20/12 for Aggravated Burglary. I've had 3 drug tests. I passed my first 2 and today I failed for marijuana. I'm scheduled for an ACRC meeting on Wednesday. I've been paying all my ...

    William’s Answer

    Depends on your prosecutor and sentencing judge. Some will violate for a single hot screen and most will not. But you need to contact a qualified criminal defense lawyer in your area immediately to get the best advice possible.

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  • If u got two bench warrants what's your mandatory jail time

    1 driving while license s/r/c and other s/r/c and speeding in a school zone

    William’s Answer

    You listed your practice area as DUI. Are you suspended due to DUI? If so, driving on a suspended license due to DUI carries a 48 hour mandatory minimum jail term on a first offense. It doesn't matter whether you were impaired when you were stopped for driving on suspended. This is a serious issue and you need to contact an experienced DUI lawyer as soon as possible.

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  • I was convicted of a Class B Misdemeanor of theft and I wanted to know if I can get this expunged and the costs?

    Class B Misdemeanor Theft - January 21 2010 Completed 4/21/2010 $200 Fine and 3 days HCDJ Plead No Contest

    William’s Answer

    Contact an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction about expungement options. Expungements are different state by state.

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  • Will my friend be charged?

    Will the simple fact that two witness said they overheard my friend talking about stealing something from someones home be enough to prosecute him in court?

    William’s Answer

    To arrest for an offense not committed in the officer's presence, they need probable cause that a crime was committed and that this defendant was the one who committed the crime in question. Otherwise, they will need a warrant establishing that probable cause as to those two things exists.

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  • Beat speeding ticket court

    out of state driver : Driving to pass dangerous driver. Police setup speed trap in the marker zone for 70 mp/h . Clocked me in the 70 mph zone at 74 and alleged me coming fast from the 55 mph zone. I asked me if I knew that I was in the 70 mph ...

    William’s Answer

    I suggest you repost this question in the jurisdiction where it occurred so that someone licensed in that area can provide you with useful information.

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  • I have almost $18,000 in traffic fines. I need my drivers license. No drive, no work, no pay. What can I do?

    I accumulated almost $18,000 dollars in traffic fines over the past 10 years. All were for infractions, consisting of no seat belt, expired registration, suspended license and no proof of insurance. It started snowballing after I became homeless a...

    William’s Answer

    Shelby County, TN has a pay while you drive program for people in a similar situation. You should contact an attorney in your jurisdiction to see if such a program exists, whether you would qualify, and whether it would make sense for your situation.

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  • I have two DUI's one 2005 and one 2007 . i had a commercial license class a when i got them.

    i was not driving a commercial vehicle but was in my personal vehicle. they are telling me that those dui's will both be on my record for 55 yrs. and the 4 points associated with those offenses will remain for the same amount of time. I am curren...

    William’s Answer

    2 DUI convictions for a CDL holder means you lose your CDL for life. Does not matter whether you were driving commercial vehicle at the time.

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  • Who do I report a ticket to while on court probation?

    I just got a stop sign ticket for not stopping and I'm currently on court probation for attempted burglary. I know I have to report tickets I get to them but I don't know who to call or tell. Also will this cause me to do jail time since I'm on pr...

    William’s Answer

    I would assume you would report it to your probation officer. I am not licensed in California. I would suggest you contact the attorney who put you on probation on the attempted burglary charge and request advice on if/how to report the ticket.

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  • Probation time

    It was convicted of a misdemeanor and got 11/29 probation. 1 month in to probation I received a felony charge along with violation if probation. I got to plead to just a simple possession (misdemeanor) and received a deferred sentence. So I didn't...

    William’s Answer

    Not enough information was provided to adequately answer this question.

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  • Will I get convicted of a DUI if there is no evidence and I refused blood test because I wanted to speak to an attorney first?

    I was pulled over for serving a little into the right lane. I admitted to officer I was looking at Mapquest on cell. He accused me of drinking because I had just purchased closed beers. I denied drinking and got out of vehicle. I put my phone on c...

    William’s Answer

    Doubtful as to question about conviction. You need to get a good lawyer asap. I recommend my friends and colleagues Joe Fuson, Rob McKinney, Ed Ryan in Nashville area. Although some say closed alcoholic beverages are evidence that goes towards probable cause on a DUI, I disagree. There is case law on it (State v. Korsakov). Overall, based on what you said, a strong defense can be made. Good luck. (Free advice: quit posting facts and opinions about your case online)

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