Stephen P. Johnson’s Answers

Stephen P. Johnson

Sturgeon Bay Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Will Public Defender's take a case to trial for their defendant?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. J Steven House
    2. Stephen Walter Sawyer
    3. Stephen P. Johnson
    4. Syovata K. Edari
    5. Greg Lavender
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    They are hired for the case and trials are sometimes part of the representation. Jury Trials are challenging and in their own way fun for the attorney, but they require a lot of work. OWI defense is intricate enough to be its own specialty in the criminal law. Most criminal law is won on motions and jury trials are uncertain at best. Public Defenders work very hard to represent their clients but are sometimes taken advantage of by clients who think they will get better deals by being feisty....

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  2. Is it possible to get case dismissed? Dropped? Community service? Work full time, college student, last year, and always volunte

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Stephen P. Johnson
    2. Kyle R. Davis
    3. Stephen Walter Sawyer
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    Is the case over and the felony dropped or is that just the offer? If not over and you are not yet 25 years old when the offense is alleged you can ask for expungemnent and it the DA agrees the court can note that on the record and you can get it expunged by request if you then meet the expungement conditions. Must be mentioned at sentencing or too late. Also to be blocked from CCAP after expunged you probably will have to plead to all counts or it can pop up even though some charges are...

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  3. Can I get an expungement for a felony of forgery/uttering but received probation instead of jail time?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Joy N. Sisler
    2. Stephen P. Johnson
    3. James CW Bock
    3 lawyer answers

    With two separate incidents like this it is unlikely to get expungement this late in the timeline. Check in person and bring your paperwork. The 1993 conviction will be off CCAP anytime now (20 years). The felony is on for 50 years (30 more to go). Without the DA's cooperation I don't believe anything short of the governor's intervention will work. Read the statute.

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  4. Is there a way to get points lowered on a traffic ticket?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Stephen P. Johnson
    2. Michael C. Witt
    3. Andrew Joel Golden
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, check with the city, village or county prosecutor's office or staff and don't forget to plead not guilty for the first hearing. See from the court clerk if you can file a written not guilty plea. You may have a status conference and/or try to make an appointment to talk to staff or the prosecutor. Often they will lower the ticket one bracket (point) unless the speed was over 25 mph over the limit. Then you may have problem. A local traffic attorney can be of help.

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  5. How much time do you get if you walk away from work release? And does it matter how long you have been gone?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Stephen P. Johnson
    2. Jay Scott Finnecy
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    Depends on many factors. Probably best answered by an experienced Milwaukee attorney if the work release was there. Get competent advice now.

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  6. Is there any way that after serving time for a "White Collar" felony to be able to hunt again?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. William Jordan Steed III
    2. Jay Scott Finnecy
    3. Jennifer J Wirsching
    4. Raymond George Wigell
    5. Syovata K. Edari
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    The governor could change his mind. I think restoration of gun rights is a sub issue and can be done without the full boat pardon. Check into this. Bow Hunting would be my choice. A few felons released from prison years ago had all rights restored due to a DOC slip on the discharge. I would check that with an attorney that knows what I am referring to. Good Luck!

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  7. On probation I was charged with 2 misdimeanor and placed on po hold. ..revocation has now been filed

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Stephen P. Johnson
    2. Stephen Walter Sawyer
    3. George A. Limbeck
    4. Kendall Lance Horween
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    This situation needs an attorney familiar with the probation/ES situation in Milwaukee and with the criminal court timeline there. The scheduling should be addressed with the court and by an attorney if possible. Good Luck!

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  8. Can a cop make you take a liedetector test if you havenot been charged with any thing or have recived a ticket yet

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Stephen P. Johnson
    2. Deirdre Lynn O'Connor
    3. Howard Woodley Bailey
    3 lawyer answers

    No, they may not. Polygraph testing is sometimes unreliable, depending on the experience of the operator and the type of questions asked and needs to be done in a controlled environment. Always request to speak to an experienced attorney in this area before taking such a test. Polygraph results, although maybe not admissable in court, can complicate your case and add circumstantial evidence against you.

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  9. Brown County WI and DUI Charge

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Stephen Walter Sawyer
    2. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    3. Cole J. White
    4. Stephen P. Johnson
    5. Larry Forman
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    Check his mailing address on CCAP and his driver's license to make sure DMV and others have the correct address. Perhaps it passed the BAC screen and they sent it on for drug testing. This can take longer for a drug panel set of tests.

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  10. I'm wondering whether I have any claim of ownership on the contents of a storage unit.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Stephen P. Johnson
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    Did both parents die. It seems clear the stuff was theirs. Who is the executor? If a person takes charge of a small estate in Wisconsin they agree to anyone holding the property to be released that they will indemnify them if misdistributed. This needs more fact development and yes you may have a claim as an heir or legatee of your parents. You could start an estate,give notice and request appointment as personal representative. Is the personal property worth it?

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