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Joshua Paul Rubin

Joshua Rubin’s Answers

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  • Do I have to disclose my 7411 misdemeanor to a university I am applying to while I'm on probation?

    I plead guilty to a misdemeanor marijuana charge three months ago and received 1 year probation under the 7411 deal . The application to the college I am applying to asks this : Have you been convicted , plead guilty , no contest or nolo conte...

    Joshua’s Answer

    Yes, you have to disclose that you "pled guilty" to possession.

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  • My friend made bail in one county but was revoked for a warrant in another county.The other county has set there own bond now

    He is setting in jail ofcourse..If the bond is paid in the other county can the bond be reactivated in the first county and he can get out?

    Joshua’s Answer

    Yes, the "hold" from the other county does not affect that fact that he posted bond already on the other charge. Get the hold lifted and he should be ok.

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  • Can a 7411 be changed to a HYTA after it's already been entered?

    My 18 yr. old son plead guilty for marijuana use & was given 7411 without his knowledge. He was eligible for HYTA @ the time. He is 22 & needs to have the 7411 option now.

    Joshua’s Answer

    Hyta only applies to crimes that occur while the defendant is between the ages of 17-20. Will that affect the situation?

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  • I Need Serious Help....

    Things just go from bad to worse with me no matter what I do. I have just been notified in the mail that I am to report to the courthouse for a probation violation. The catch? I havent done anything. I have been diagnosed with MRSA which is a cont...

    Joshua’s Answer

    I would consider borrowing some money from family. Not a good idea to go to court empty handed.

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  • Am I criminally inadmissible to Canada?

    According to what I've read, someone convicted of 1 crime that would be considered a summary offense in Canada would make me criminally inadmissible. I was recently charged with possession of marijuana in Michigan, and the amount received by an ev...

    Joshua’s Answer

    My guess is that you will be OK. It probably would not hurt to attempt admission. Worse that can happen is that you are denied admission and told if you try again you will be in big trouble. I would contact a canadian immigration attorney just to make sure.

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  • National Futures Association and Section 7411 Dismissal (Michigan)

    About 12 years ago (19 yo at the time) I was arrested for possession of marijuana. Due to having an absolutely clean record before and being a straight A student, the charges were dismissed under section 7411. I am now being asked by my company to...

    Joshua’s Answer

    Any recommendation to lie on an application is faulty. I would disclose the prior arrest with an explaination. Much better than flat out lying on an application.

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  • Do I need a lawyer for Retail Fraud? Allegedly $200. Also, for a previous offense they said I had 2 warrants for? Why 2?

    I over shopped.I paid for what I could. Had receipt. Put bags in cart w/ the rest.Then went to wait by entrance for my husband to get back w/ more $. After 10-15 mins. went to look out & was stopped by security & taken to back. I DID NOT leave or...

    Joshua’s Answer

    The issue in your case will be what intent you had at the time. I recommend discussing your case with an experienced criminal defense attorney in your area. If you have a history of RF, then you very likely could be facing jail time. Good luck

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  • I am being accused of stealing a bear after 6 years when I helped someone moved but I know where I purchased mine from

    The person seen mine and assume I stole from them

    Joshua’s Answer

    What makes you think this is an issue now?

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  • Trichotomy of criminal investigation?

    base on criminal investigation subject

    Joshua’s Answer

    Possibly

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  • Can court delay hearing for 30 days while police get act together

    My son was given a ticket for supposedly interfering with an investigation when he was stopped walking down the street. A man had called in a complaint about a possible robbery. The police stoped my son who asked them why he was being stopped. Any...

    Joshua’s Answer

    Yes, this is not uncommon. I would recommend discussing this matter with a local attorney, as it sounds like your some may have a valid defense to the charge, maybe (as already stated) a civil claim agains the officer and his department.

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