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  • Would the Feds cut a break with the same charges from state after a person just served a year in state.

    Hello my name is Dan; My best buddy just recently received indicted for a white collar/ federal crimes: 3 counts of bank fraud less than $999 on ATM withdraw and 2 counts of aggravated ID theft. According to them, the total loss to 9 diff banks we...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Dan, there are many factors that are not not included in your question. There is nothing stopping the United States Attorney from bringing the same or similar charges. There is no such thing as double jeopardy as it relates to state and federal offenses. It's important to speak with a lawyer who is familiar with federal procedure and the sentencing guidelines.

    http://www.ohiofederaldefensefirm.com/

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  • I have been charged with 2 different possesion charges in dayton OH. I want to know the maximum conditions i'm facing.

    This is my first offical charge. I have court wed. @ 9am.

    Nicholas’s Answer

    If the charges are minor misdemeanors then there is no jail time BUT any drug conviction will come with a mandatory 6-month drivers license suspension.

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  • First degree telecomunication harassment. i am not sure how to deal with i have never been arrest ior have a criminal back round

    we do not have a lot of money. This woman has been threatening me bodily harm, but i answer never threaten. should i get a lawyer or plead no contest

    Nicholas’s Answer

    It appears from your brief statement that you are not the person initiating the phone contact. Obviously a defense. Nevertheless, a lawyer should be consulted immediately.

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  • I got married on september 4 2010 by sept.15 i went to legal aid to apply for a annulment he abandon us 2 years ago canyou help

    i want to move on if we go in front of a judge he will tell them we will get help he had three kids and they send me papers about child support what to do. i need help fast please.

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Mr. Piper is correct; a divorce is the way to go.

    If you've contacted Legal Aid in Dayton and meet the financial threshold amounts set by that agency then it should be able to help you. You may also meet the requirements set forth by the Dayton Bar Association's "Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyer's Program" for legal assistance.

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  • My daughter will be charged with underage drinking blew a .08 on a portable breathalyzer.

    So there was a big party some kids drinking some not. Police busted party and made everyone stay and forced them to take portable breathalyzer test. If you tried to refuse they said you would be found guilty for refusing. She is 18 - have not se...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Absolutely. Get a lawyer with experience handling OVI cases.

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  • I have a battrey conviction on my record from 1991 which prevents me from getting good jobs. how do i get it off ?

    i work in the medical field

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Contact a qualified criminal defense attorney that can evaluate whether or not you will qualify to expunge/seal your record. Most states have a set of criteria that must be met in order to qualify for the filing of a motion to expunge/seal one's record.

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  • If my boyfriend has info that could help out a federal case. Who should he talk to, will this lower his sentencing of 28months?

    My boyfriend is sentence to 28 months in a florida prison. He believes he has enough info to lower his sentencing. Should he talk to his public defender? Or JSO? Or prosecuter?

    Nicholas’s Answer

    First of all he should contact his lawyer. If he plans on "proffering" then he should understand all the potential risks as well as the potential upside.

    A proffer does not provide an automatic reduction and the process can take time.

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  • Is elbowing a stranger assault?

    I understand a parent can beat their kid but is elbowing a stranger "assault"?

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Certainly creating contact with another person---such as striking another with an elbow can meet certain elements of a criminal offense.

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  • Is it illegal for a parolee to be living in the same house as a 16 year old on probation?

    I have a 16 year old whos on probation for a 3rd degree burglery,and a friend whos on parole living in the same house, I do not own the house and the person on parole does not own the house a mutual friend does. The 16 year old has failed two UA's...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Individuals on probation and parole (two different things) must abide by the terms of their release. Some terms are very specific and some are very general. One general term of release often found is that the probationer or parolee shall not knowingly associate with those with crIminal records. Of course the best way to answer this question with respect to each individual is to consult/review their respective conditions of release.

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  • I would like to know can a federal inmate write a letter to the judge that gave his sentence request an updated status.

    Requesting an updated status on the motion He for a reduction in sentence based on the new law that went into affect on November 1, 2011, Retroactive cradk amendment 18 to 1 on February 2011. He has not heard anything from the judge yet as of Dece...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Certainly the lawyer who filed the motion can inquire or perhaps file a motion for a status conference (or whatever local rules provide). If the request doesn't go through the lawyer most judges will simply forward the mail to the attorney of record.

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