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John Scott Swimmer

Shorewood Native American Law Attorney.

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  1. What can I be charged with pertaining to being accused of felony child solitation

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. John Scott Swimmer
    2. Jeffrey W. Jensen
    3. Charles R Smith
    4. J. Denise Carter
    4 lawyer answers

    First hire a lawyer if you cannot afford get a public defender. The likelihood of getting the maximum sentence with no priors is unlikely. An attorney cannot advise you further without a personal consultation.

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  2. 4th.owi in Columbia CO. WI.what can I look for or expect for a deal.and how long can I put it off?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. John Scott Swimmer
    2. Michael R Varble, Esq.
    3. John T. Bayer
    4. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    4 lawyer answers

    You are facing a felony conviction and will automatically report to jail upon conviction. A potential fine of $100--2000, 150 days to one year in jail, and a 30-36 month revocation. Potential 2 year waiting period for an occupational if 2 OWIs in 5 years. Mandatory interlock for not less than 1 year nor more than 3 years.

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  3. Do i need a defense attorney? & Am I entering the correct plea?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. J Steven House
    2. John Scott Swimmer
    3. Frank Mascagni III
    4. Jeremy R. Vanderloop
    4 lawyer answers

    Hire a lawyer. You will get a better outcome and may be able to avoid prosecution altogether.

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  4. No

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Michael C. Witt
    2. Nick Passe
    3. John Scott Swimmer
    4. Ili J. Subhan
    4 lawyer answers

    You cannot expunge a Class F Felony in Wisconsin because it is in excess of 6 years potential confinement, and it was probably not addressed at your sentencing. 973.015  Special disposition. (1)  973.015(1)(a)(a) Subject to par. (b) and except as provided in par. (c), when a person is under the age of 25 at the time of the commission of an offense for which the person has been found guilty in a court for violation of a law for which the maximum period of imprisonment is 6 years or less,...

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  5. Can you still get a h2b visa to work in the states if you have an owi from Wisconsin. i am english

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. John Scott Swimmer
    2. Derek Anthony Patrin
    3. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    3 lawyer answers

    First Offense OWI is a civil offense in Wisconsin. You will need to contact and immigration lawyer to determine the immigration consequences.

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  6. How do i delay a court case

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Scott Swimmer
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Mark Copoulos
    3 lawyer answers

    Draft a letter to the Court asking for a continuance. The judge may grant or deny this request depending on her judicial philosophy, the nature of the hearing, and explanation provided. Judges generally will grant an attorneys request so long as a good reason is provided and the attorney has not made a practice of arbitrary delaying matters.

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  7. Ignition Interlock Device--How do I know what choices I have?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. John Scott Swimmer
    2. J Steven House
    3. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    4. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    4 lawyer answers

    You may choose who provides the IID. The judge doesn't care. There are several companies you can ask your attorney or call them yourself.

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  8. Unfortunately,I've been arrested for 1st time OUI.I've been told that at hearing I can speak w/a DA.Should I obtain DUI Atty?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. John Scott Swimmer
    2. Jim Mitchell Medley
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    4. Erik Joseph Lombillo
    4 lawyer answers

    You need an experienced attorney to help you. OWIs have many time sensitive deadlines and administrative appeal deadlines that require experience to successfully navigate. An attorney can be a skilled negotiator and get you the best offer if you do not want to go to trial.

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  9. Am I liable for a 10yr old child trespassing on to my property and getting bit by my dog?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. John Scott Swimmer
    2. David Alan Wolf
    3. Laura Mcfarland-Taylor
    4. E Chris L'Hommedieu
    4 lawyer answers

    You are probably liable for the dog bite. You owe a duty to trespassers to warn of known dangers. A dog is a known danger and you are strictly liable for their injuries. If your had a sign warning about the dog or the dog was in a fence this might mitigate your damages, but probably not in this case since it was an electronic barrier. You need to consult an experienced attorney to make a proper defense, and you may need to notify your homeowner's insurance of a potential claim. Here is an...

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  10. Christopher wagner my son was charged with party to a crime murder and plea bargan for 35yrs can the judge add on more time.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Michael C. Witt
    2. John Scott Swimmer
    3. Aaron Michael Galarowicz
    4. Richard B. Jacobson
    5. Stephen Walter Sawyer
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I agree with the previous answer that sentencing is always up to the judge. You should not share details such as your son's name or specific details about your case on Avvo.

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