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  • I was in ptd for theft and I stopped going to my classes. Now I have to go back to court. Can I get back into the program?

    It was for less than 50 dollars of stuff. And this is my first offense ever.

    Bart’s Answer

    Technically yes. But you will probably need a lawyer to do it. You could go to court without a lawyer and ask for a re-referral. If they say no, then you could contact a lawyer. And you will most likely have to start over on classes either way.

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  • How much will the fines be for shoplifting $18 worth of merchandise? Will I get jail time?

    Walmart security said that they saw me stealing a speaker a few weeks before they actually caught me, but I was able to loose them and walk out of the store. Could I be held liable to the speaker as well as the $18 worth of merchandise? They did...

    Bart’s Answer

    If you are a minor, and go through juvenile court, your record will greatly affect the outcome. The Allen county juvenile court typically, but not always, puts you on informal probation for a first offense. If you have a bad record, it could be worse. Consult a lawyer and discuss these things. And don't forget, juvenile records can later be erased.

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  • Does a restraining order drop when a minor in the case turns 18? Or can it be lifted?

    Just don't know what rights I have when I turn 18

    Bart’s Answer

    I would need to know more. Specifically, I would need to know why the order was issued and in what type of court proceeding. That being said, it is possible that once you have turned 18, it is possible to have the restriction removed as it applies to you. I am assuming in answering this that the order restricts some else from seeing you and not the other way around.

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  • Do you think indiana will extradite me from Florida for a conversion charge?

    I got arrested for finding a phone and not returning it out side of a gas station payed the restitution and did community service but still on probation if I flee will the come get me do to the minimal nature of my offence

    Bart’s Answer

    I agree with the other comments. Just transfer probation. It is very unlikely they will come after you but anytime in the future you come into contact with law enforcement in another state, they will see that a warrant has been issued for a probation violation and may arrest you until they hear from the probation state.

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  • Is it better to plead guilty or non guilty?

    My boyfriend got arrested for carrying a hand gun without a permit.

    Bart’s Answer

    For starters, always not guilty. He needs to then talk to a lawyer and begin negotiations with the prosecutor through the attorney. The attorney can also discuss with him possible defenses. And it doesn't matter whether he is guilty or not, he may still have workable defenses.

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  • How far from.a school and park.and.stuff does a sex offender need to be in indiana

    sex offender

    Bart’s Answer

    Generally, more than 1000 feet. Some offenders are only required to be more than 1000 feet from a school or day care center and not from parks. It depends on their classification and rules of probation, which can differ from court to court.

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  • I was molested 30 years ago by a non-relative (1982-83). This happened in the state of PA. Can I press charges ?

    He delivered oxygen to a relative, & became a family friend at that time. I told my mom when it happened & she did nothing. I was told to go upstairs when he was there. Years later when I was still a child, she showed me a news article & he had g...

    Bart’s Answer

    It totally depends on that state's laws and how they define the statute of limitations for such crimes. Usually such statutes will give you a few years after you turn 18 to file. Simple plan here. Either call a lawyer in that town or call that county's prosecutor/D.A. The prosecutor should be able to answer that very quickly and advise you how to do it. And that call will be free!

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  • Can an apartment complex kick me out with police force if i am not on the lease

    my live in boyfriend and i had a domestic dispute resulting in him being arrested, the apartment complex was well aware that i lived there but are now trying to force me out. Is this legal?

    Bart’s Answer

    This is hard to answer without more facts. Generally, if you are not on the lease and are not family, you cannot live there. You can generally visit though. The lease might allow them to restrict who visits based on any criminal activity. Also consider that if the police keep coming, they could evict your boyfriend. Try to sign the lease. Also, read the lease and consider getting help from a lawyer on your lease rights.

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  • My question is I marry to U . S . citizen three years ago I came with a tourist visa 9 years ago I'm from Mexico i get DUI

    my question is I marry to U . S . citizen three years ago I came with a tourist visa 9 years ago I'm from Mexico i get DUI in the state of Kansas in 2004 another in the state of Missouri 2007 and the last in the state of Indiana on 2009 i comple...

    Bart’s Answer

    A criminal defense lawyer in each of the states where you have a DUI might be able to clean up your record too. But like the others said, you really need an immigration lawyer.

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  • How long can you be held in jail after bond has been paid?

    I paid my spouses bail Thursday afternoon he has not been released because he has been court ordered to be on alcohol monitoring . And they apparently don't have an opening yet to set him up with his monitoring equipment . They said it could tak...

    Bart’s Answer

    I would think that is too long. You might consider contacting a lawyer who handles lawsuits against the government. They can hold him for a reasonable time to comply with conditions, but holding him this long could be a violation constitutional bail requirements.

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