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  • I got an arraignment about shoplifting. What do i need to do?

    This is my first time shoplifting. The amount of items is $272. How much money i will have to pay for the fine? What should i do at the arraignment? Shoul i plead guilty?

    Max’s Answer

    Do not plead guilty, get an atty right away!

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  • Shoplifting case. What should i do?

    I got caught at JC Penny in Rosedale mall. The item i took are worth less than $300. I singed a lot of paper work. Someone said that i have to pay $1000 and 90 days in jail. Im freaking out right now. I have not steal anything before. But its beca...

    Max’s Answer

    You have major Immigration problems bec. you are charged w/theft, which is a crime of dishonesty, which is a crime of moral turpitude (CIMT) which can get you deported, so you need an att ASAP.

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  • What should I do?

    I was arrested at a border patrol stop in Texas for having under a gram of concentrated cannabis (hash). Not knowing it was a felony in the state of Texas, I am now facing a lot of legal trouble for just a minor amount of a substance sold safely a...

    Max’s Answer

    You need a good Texas felony atty. You can't make it go away by sending in a check.

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  • What does Crim/Traf mandatory under DWI/DUI mean in the state of MN, and can this be dropped and license be reinstated?

    (Profiled) then pulled over stated someone called in on driving

    Max’s Answer

    the mandator part means you must appear for court. Consult a highly rated 10.0 Avvo.com attY. ASAP.

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  • Can my p.o revoke my probation for suicide attempt by drinking and eating bottle of antidepressants? ?

    About 2 months ago I attempted suicide by popping a whole bottle of antidepressants and washing them down with alcohol to quicken the death. I ended up in a mental hospital for 72hr hold. I currently now go to outpatient. My p.o wants to execute ...

    Max’s Answer

    They "can" violate you but attempting to get your prob'n revoked, just as they are doing. But, obviously, the final decision is up to the judge. A good judge who has heard your side of the story and knows that you have mental health issues would not revoke your probation and send you to probation *solely* (only) for the incident you mentioned.

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  • Is it OK for PUBLIC defender to place his hand on my thy, and tell me I am going to prison unless I pay his efforts?

    My public defender came to see me in jail about my case. I was sobbing in fear of what may come of this case, i've never been charged with a serious crime. While addressing me, he physically placed his hand on my thy, making me feel very uncomfort...

    Max’s Answer

    That is clearly not acceptable behavior by the public defender, you can report this to the PD's Office and ask for another atty., but they usually do not honor such requests (to assign a different atty. to your case). You should also report this to the Lawyer's Board on Professional Responsibility. Some people are part-time public defenders, which means they represent some clients for free and others as private counsel for a fee. This can present ethical problems, as suggested by your post...You can look for a private atty. to represent you but obviously $ may be an obstacle....

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  • Can the amount of bond be changed after I have left the courtroom

    I was released on personal recognizance, the release order said unconditional release bond be $1500.00 two days later I received a amended release order with a $15,000. Amount. I didn't sign this amended order.

    Max’s Answer

    Not enough info provided...1st order may have been a typo ...consult an experienced atty. adap

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  • Can I be charged with shoplifting if I don't have the things they saw me steal on the cameras?

    If they look at the security cameras and see me stealing and later they have the police come to my house but they can't find the things I have supposedly stolen can I still be charged?

    Max’s Answer

    As the others said, you can still be charged ...don't discuss the details
    in public like here...get with with an experienced atty ASAP.

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  • My son won in appelette court now theyre trying to say that there is no attorneys to represent him he has to wait for one.?

    it took the court 3yrs with trial. he was convicted on a gun charge not probation violation! he won in appelette court. now they are saying theres no public pretenders to defend him,so hes gonna have to wait for one to come available?.so he has to...

    Max’s Answer

    As stated, the Q does not make sense, bec. not enough info was provided. There can be man reasons he is sitting in jail besides a lack of public defenders, which I doubt is the reason. For example, there could be a hold w/o bail, which would still be in place even if conviction was overturned IF there is a probation violation alleged, as the Q. seemed to indicate. Consult w/a high rated avvo.com counsel ASAP.

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  • Can I get petty misdemeanors off my record?

    If I am 18 and have 2 petty misdemeanors for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, with them being my first time in trouble with the law at all, do I have a chance to get them off my record? What would I have to do for this to happen?

    Max’s Answer

    If you are convicted you can apply for an expungement at least 1 yr after conviction if you have been law abiding during that time. Call an experience d Avvo Expungement Attorney.

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