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Kaarin Steen Nelson

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  1. Can I be arrested for being in a public place?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kaarin Steen Nelson
    2. Max Allen Keller
    3. Jonathan Neal Portner
    4. Maury Devereau Beaulier
    5. Adam William Klotz
    5 lawyer answers

    You can be arrested because the person who has a restraining order out against you called the police and told them you had violated the order. The police typically arrest someone when they're told that person violated a restraining order. The more pressing issue is whether you will be charged. If you are charged, the prosecutor will have to prove that you knew you were violating the order. It will be up to your lawyer to argue you did not know you were violating the order and your case...

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  2. Is it worth it to get a lawyer for first time offender getting 5th degree marijana posession?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kaarin Steen Nelson
    2. Michael Terrence Walters
    3. Maury Devereau Beaulier
    4. Thomas C Gallagher
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes. It is always worthwhile to have a lawyer in a criminal case, especially when you're going to want to do everything you can to avoid having a felony on your record. Feel free to call me at 612-554-4236. And good luck.

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  3. Got pulled over with maijuana. it was not mine, but the police are trying to pin the charges on me. what will happen?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. John Leif Fossum
    2. Kaarin Steen Nelson
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    4. Andrew M. Leone
    5. John C Conard
    5 lawyer answers

    The other attorneys are correct. You have several options, but you definitely want to contact a lawyer to discuss these options. You want to fight this case aggressively because (a) you aren't guilty and shouldn't be held responsible for something you didn't do, and (b) someone else already admitted to it. You want your lawyer to talk to the prosecutor and see if they'll dismiss the case because someone else admitted to it. If the case is not dismissed you want to make sure you have an...

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  4. Do I require a lawyer, and what is best direction to go for this situation?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Brent Schafer
    2. Kaarin Steen Nelson
    3. Andrew M. Leone
    4. Thomas C Gallagher
    4 lawyer answers

    Those unfortunate situations are so frustrating. Yes, I would recommend you hire a lawyer. If you don't have any prior criminal history, a good lawyer should be able to ensure that you don't end up with any sort of conviction on your record. Oftentimes people try to handle these minor cases on their own because the penalty is never severe, but you are always better off having a lawyer present, especially when keeping your record clean is the top priority. Good luck and feel free to call me...

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  5. Is it possible for a shoplifting misdemeanor not to show up on record if I was only with someone who actually did the stealing?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Thomas C Gallagher
    2. John Leif Fossum
    3. Kaarin Steen Nelson
    4. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    Given the facts that you've provided, you are not guilty of theft. Either apply for the public defender or get a private criminal defense lawyer to represent you. Assuming the charges or dismissed or you win at trial, you can try to have your record expunged so the case no longer appears on a search. If you'd like to talk further, call me at 612-554-4236. Good luck.

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  6. Can i plea a terroristic charge to a lesser charge?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kaarin Steen Nelson
    2. Michael Terrence Walters
    3. Thomas C Gallagher
    3 lawyer answers

    Absolutely. When a case is resolved, the final conviction is often different than the initial charge. It depends on the circumstances of the case, what the alleged victim wants, whether you have priors, and your lawyer. If you can afford to hire a lawyer, I would recommend you do so. If you can't afford to hire a lawyer, you can apply to be represented by a public defender (a court appointed attorney).

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  7. What are the consequences for someone who attempts to steal a car?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kaarin Steen Nelson
    2. Lauren Jennifer Cutuly Campoli
    3. Latosha A. Wilkes Crawford
    4. Benjamin J Lieberman
    4 lawyer answers

    Theft of a motor vehicle is a felony. If there is enough evidence, someone would probably be charged with a felony. If they don't have prior felony convictions, they probably won't serve much time in custody and won't go to prison. If the person has a record, the consequence depends on their record. Feel free to call me at 612-554-4236 for a free consultation. And good luck.

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  8. What are ways to get a jury trial if the police report against u is false

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kaarin Steen Nelson
    2. Max Allen Keller
    3. Thomas C Gallagher
    4. Robert W Adams
    4 lawyer answers

    You have a right to a jury trial if you are charged with a crime. First you will have some preliminary court appearances where the prosecutor will try and get you to settle the case. Ultimately, you have a right to a jury if you want one. When you get to your first court appearance, you should have an attorney to clarify all of this for you. If you can't afford one and you qualify for the public defender, the court will appoint one for you. You are welcome to contact me for a free...

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  9. What'll be the possible outcome of DV case in MN? Waiting for Pre-Trial.Will this case go into trial? No Previous Criminal reco

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kaarin Steen Nelson
    2. Sara Marie Grant Rojas
    3. Maury Devereau Beaulier
    3 lawyer answers

    Many things could happen given the information you've provided. Because this is your first offense, you might be offered a disorderly conduct or a plea to the domestic assault but that would disappear from your record after a year. Certainly the prosecutor would require a no contact order if you resolve the case. But you always have the option of taking the case to trial. If the photos don't show any injuries and you have a good explanation for the marks observed by police, you have a...

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  10. Does continuance for dismissal come with Probation terms ?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kaarin Steen Nelson
    2. Brent Schafer
    3. Maury Devereau Beaulier
    4. Andrew M. Leone
    4 lawyer answers

    A continuance for dismissal can come with conditions. What was your charge? Likely conditions include paying a court fine, remaining law abiding, or potentially not having contact with an alleged victim. Other conditions certainly can be imposed, but they should have been agreed to before the continuance for dismissal was accepted. If you can be more specific, I may be able to answer more clearly.

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