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Matthew Charles Bangerter

Matthew Bangerter’s Answers

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  • What will happen if I do not show up in court and can he take custody of my child?

    I'm been sued in another state by my child's father who have no legal rights to him nor is his name on the birth certificate but he says I'm an abuser and unstable. How do I dismiss the case without going to court because I feel is a stupid case

    Matthew’s Answer

    You will likely not be able to dismiss the case without showing up, but you should consult an attorney licensed in that other state immediately. If you don't show up or respond to his lawsuit, you risk losing and letting him win whatever he is asking for, including possibly custody of your child. Talk to a lawyer immediately.

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  • My son father had a warrant for a probation violation for not going to see his probation officer how much time can he get?

    he was arrested for not going to see his probation officer and not attending court what's the minimum time and maximum time he can get?

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    He could get some or all of the sentence that was hung over his head at his initial sentencing. The best way to handle this is to be proactive and get him in to face his PO. The more responsibly he handles it the more chance he has of lesser consequences.

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  • I was Charged with domestic violence back in July, the case was dismissed how can I get the arrest and charge off my record.?

    I was arrested and charged with domestic violence on July 16 2015. It was a false charge, but in Ohio they had to arrest me by law. It was proven that I never laid a hand on my wife and that her injuries were caused by her slamming her car into an...

    Matthew’s Answer

    You will need to apply to have your record sealed in the court where you were initially charged.

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  • Can I have my DV felony expunged from my record.

    All fines and probation done over 3 years ago.

    Matthew’s Answer

    No, unfortunately the law specifically bars Domestic Violence from eligibility for expungement.

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  • What happens if I don't go to juvenille court?

    My mom isn't going to take me there because she's busy on that day and neither of us want to go anyway. I looked it up and people said that I would be arrested if I don't go. My moms going to be at school almost all day on the day the court is sch...

    Matthew’s Answer

    If you don't show up to court they will issue a warrant. Eventually you will be arrested, and any sentence you might end up with will likely be worse because you tried to dodge court.

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  • Expungement of criminal record while on probation

    I want to expunge my misdemeanors, can I do it while on probation for child support?

    Matthew’s Answer

    No, you will need to be off probation and have no criminal court involvement for at least a year before you can have a misdemeanor sealed.

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  • I have a warrant out of WA State that I have served my time for in TX. The warrant is for fugitive of justice from TX.

    I went back to WA State to take care of this warrant and was told I would have to be incarcerated and wait for a hearing and that would take a long time. How do I quash this bogus warrant? I now live in OH.

    Matthew’s Answer

    You will need to repost this in a Texas forum, you will want to find a lawyer licensed in Texas to help you out.

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  • Can I get a lawyer/attorney before I plead guilty or not guilty?

    I'm a juvenile girl and I'm not sure whether to plead guilty or not guilty. on my court date I wanna be able to ask for a lawyer but I don't want them to plead me not guilty and me end up guilty and get all my time. I wanna be able to consult with...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Yes, you can get an attorney before your first court appearance.

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  • Expungment Help

    In 2009 I pled guilty to an F3 Burglary , (only thing I've ever been charged with).Received 3 years community control, paid all fees and fines, is there anyway to receive an expungment? What are my options?Any comments welcomed.

    Matthew’s Answer

    Unfortunately, F3 burglary is not eligible for expungement. It is considered a "crime of violence" and is specifically excluded by the statute.

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