Nicholas Dwight Thornton’s Answers

Nicholas Dwight Thornton

Fargo Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. DUI FROM 8 YEARS AGO?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Denis Hurley White Jr
    2. Jennifer J Wirsching
    3. Julia E. Simmons
    4. Hudson Thomas Bair
    5. Nicholas Dwight Thornton
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    Your question is unclear. When you say he never "got the DUI taken care of," are you saying the DUI is still pending and was not addressed because he was in prison, or are you saying that he was sentenced to do certain things like get a chemical dependency evaluation, attend treatment classes, pay fines, etc., but never did them because he was in prison? More information is needed. Your husband should consider hiring an experienced DUI attorney to address these matters for him. Good luck.

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  2. Subpoena by the State and then by the Defense.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey B Henry
    2. Nicholas Dwight Thornton
    3. Ramiro Orozco
    4. Howard Woodley Bailey
    5. Joshua Sachs
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    Just because the State subpoenaed you does not necessarily mean the State will call you as a witness. As a defense lawyer, I often subpoena witnesses that I am certain the State has also subpoenaed, just so I can make sure the witness is available if I want the person to testify. You shouldn't care who does the direct or the cross. Just tell the truth and answer the questions posed to you.

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  3. Can evidence be thrown out in a case?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Nicholas Dwight Thornton
    2. Jay Scott Finnecy
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    3 lawyer answers

    If you didn't speak with the detective, there's nothing to "throw out." However, if you did speak with the detective and incriminated yourself in the process, there may be a suppression issue. You should hire a top notch defense attorney as soon as possible. You also shouldn't talk about your case with anyone. Good luck.

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  4. Would a DWI I got 23 years ago,show up on a background check?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Nicholas Dwight Thornton
    2. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    3. James J White
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    It depends on the source of information used by the background check company but most likely yes. You can check the district court case/calendar check function on the Supreme Court's website to see if your name still pops up as a start. The web address is www.ndcourts.gov, and the search tab is on the right column. The judgment, complaint, and other important paperwork was probably already destroyed under the records retention rule. Good luck.

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  5. Will OK pay for extradition from ND?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Nicholas Dwight Thornton
    2. Robert Jason De Groot
    3. Tristan Nicolas Legrande
    4. James J White
    4 lawyer answers

    If you are questioning whether you are likely to be extradited, it depends, and your situation appears to be complicated by a number of factors. Some warrants are extraditable; some are not. Some states limit the scope of their warrants to extradition from surrounding states. The general rule is that a felony warrant is extraditable and misdemeanors from non-surrounding states are not. There are exceptions to the rule, and keep in mind that whether you are arrestable is very different than...

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  6. Is there any Federal Lawyers who will take a case Pro Bono?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Joseph Michael Harvath
    2. Nicholas Dwight Thornton
    3. Joshua Sachs
    4. Jennifer J Wirsching
    5. Traci Leah Fann
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    If your friend is indigent, he should apply for a federal public defender, who will handle his criminal case for free. If the public defender's office has a conflict, it will be assigned to a private attorney who takes federal public defense cases. The local Clerk of Court's office will have information on how to apply for a federal defender. Best of luck to your friend.

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  7. Do lawyers here conspire with the government, especially the greedy dubious ones like CRIMINAL DEFENSE, bogus "Elder Law",

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. James Roy Dickinson
    2. Steve Daniel Santiago
    3. Arash Shirdel
    4. Joseph Salvatore Farina
    5. Nicholas Dwight Thornton
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    This forum is for serious questions, not conspiracy rants. Good luck with your issues.

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  8. In Minnesota, how long does a first and only DUI remain on the driver's record. Also, is there a separate court record?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Mark Edward Arneson
    2. Nicholas Dwight Thornton
    3. Ethan Patrick Meaney
    4. Charles Raymond Segal
    5. Derek Anthony Patrin
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    A DWI will stay on your record for life.

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  9. How do I know if a federal attorney is a good attorney and the best one for the situation.

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Nicholas Dwight Thornton
    2. Kendall Lance Horween
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    4. Joshua Sabert Lowther
    5. Aaron B. Goldstein
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    Choosing a good attorney to handle a serious matter like a federal kiddie porn case can be difficult. There are plenty of ratings websites, AVVO included, that can provide you some starting point. The best way to tell if they are a good attorney is to ask around, and ask the attorney questions. Not only should you be looking for a "good" attorney, you should be looking for the "right" attorney for you. Best of luck to you.

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  10. I did not understand legal documents I signed and it really hurt me financially. Will the courts show sympathy?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Nicholas Dwight Thornton
    2. Sara L. Gehrig
    2 lawyer answers

    The short answer is "it depends." You were represented by counsel and appeared to sign a negotiated settlement agreement. If the time to appeal the award has expired, your options to reopen the judgment are very limited. You may have redress against your former attorney. You should contact an experienced family law attorney licensed in your state to discuss this matter. Good luck.

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