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Daniel Keith Taylor

Daniel Taylor’s Answers

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  • Does my friend talk to the police officer?

    "My friend" and his wife got into an arguement that escalated into a pushing match. My friend left and the cops were called. The cops took pictures of the red marks on her chest and a small cut on her lip where his thumb caught her when he put his...

    Daniel’s Answer

    "Your friend," should not answer any questions from a police officer without an attorney present. Whatever "your friend" says to the police officer will be used against "your friend." "Your friend" has a constitutional right against self-incrimination. Often things that people think are okay to say end up being harmful to them.

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  • I am on probation for a DUI and was recently charged with reckless driving... What will most likely happen?

    I am currently on probation for a DUI. I was not issued any citations for the reckless driving charge and have no idea what their basis was to charge me for Reckless driving.

    Daniel’s Answer

    I know that this seems like a cliche answer, but you really should consult a local attorney. Generally, if you are probation, one of your conditions of probation is not to have any new arrests. Your new arrest for Reckless Driving could violate your probation and you can be resentenced on your old DUI. A competent local attorney will be able to confidentially listen to the facts of your case and develop a strategy to address these issues and minimize the damage.

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  • My brother-in-law was arrested for attempted murder of my sister, but she isn't pressing charges. How can we press charges?

    this happened after years of abuse. Brother-in-law was upset after social event and was driving erratically. When they arrived at home, my sister went into the bedroom to get ready for bed. Brother-in-law slammed open bedroom door, went to bathr...

    Daniel’s Answer

    There is no such thing as "pressing charges." If you were not a victim or witness to a crime you really have no way to do or say anything that will affect the merits of the case. If you are concerned for your sister, perhaps your best course of action is supporting her in whatever manner you able.

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  • Why crime infraction not crime ?

    what should I answer when I find job? because infraction in criminal record. I did tried to find lawyer to clear my case. They said misdemeanor and felony are criminal record, so they can reduce. but infraction is not crime, and can't do any.

    Daniel’s Answer

    I think most attorneys will require more information from you to answer this question. With all due respect, your phrasing of the question is very difficult to understand.

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  • What happens to money or assets that where surrenderd for Bail purpose after sentencing?

    I am currrently on a $25000 bond to appear for sentencing and have agreed to a plea agreement.

    Daniel’s Answer

    Because you are on a substantial bond, I'm going to assume that you have hired an attorney to represent you on these charges. I would direct this question to your local attorney. Each jurisdiction tends to have slight modifications on how bond money is used after you plead guilty. In most jurisdictions, the bond money may be applied to fines and court costs, used as part of attorney fees, or returned to the surety (the person who posted the bond) minus some amount of administrative costs.

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  • 5th amendment "double jeopardy" when asked to "plea" to "civil" child neglect charge in youth court with pending criminal case?

    I was arrested for 1st offense DUI and child neglect due to my 10 month old son being in vehicle. I have many issues with the CPS process and violation of HIS rights in this case but for the purposes of simplification, I limit this question to the...

    Daniel’s Answer

    Every state has different criminal statutes which define what types of actions are "crimes" within that State. It is almost impossible to answer your question without knowing more details. Generally, "Double Jeopardy" means that you cannot twice be tried for the same offense (there are technical exceptions).

    The two situations you describe seem to be one criminal charge (DUI) and civil petition related to child custody or protection.

    I would highly recommend that you consult an attorney for both of these matters. Often there are components of your case that may not seem important to you that might be very important to both of your cases. Most attorneys will offer a free consultation.

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  • I've 2nd dui within ten years ,I've interlock for 3 years, i did 2 years, now i asap told me i Violated 2 times what's.goin.....

    what's goin to happened to me, asap was too slow to tell me my violation , the interlock is very crazy, one time it was my mother who made a mistake , you see i am Ethiopian we eat raw meat , my mother had mixed the spicy with wine and i didn't k...

    Daniel’s Answer

    I would consult a local attorney in your area. Most attorneys will give you a free consultation.

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  • If I was leaving a store and Loss Prevention tried to stop me and I didn't Stop how am I being charged?

    Hello to all, let me start by saying that this site is great and I think that it is great that all of the lawyers are willing to help out with questions, That is very commendable! So me and my Girlfriend were at a department store and we were goin...

    Daniel’s Answer

    First, it is not a good idea to post any comments or statements about happened on a message board or for that matter to discuss them with anyone other than your attorney. Second, I would immediately set up a consultation with a local attorney, most attorneys will give you a free consultation. It is possible you may have a defense to these charges, but its best you discuss them confidentially with a licensed attorney in your area. You would be able to present any defense you may have at a trial on these charges.

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  • Facing through felony 1 and felony 3

    So my kid is 16 years of age and he is being charged with a felony 1 and felony 3. He is not being charged as an adult. He is on house arrest right now and he has being doing good. His court date is may 30 which is tomorrow what is most likely to ...

    Daniel’s Answer

    It is important that you and your child have a discussion with an attorney. Both of you need to make sure you understand what he or she is charged with and what type of evidence the State could present to prove him or her guilty. Juvenile cases are handled differently than adult cases and it is important for each of you to understand the process.

    I would agree with the rest of my colleagues that more information is necessary to answer your questions.

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  • PLEASE HELP--- CAN A COP PUT A MINOR IN JAIL AT ALL FOR POSSESSION OF ALCOHOL ---PLEASE HELP

    I have never had a record or got into trouble before. and never will do it again, i was carrying it on me and the cops came and took me to get profiled please help

    Daniel’s Answer

    Technically, if you are charged with Misdemeanor Possession or Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor, could be sentenced to up to 364 days in the county jail. However, if you have no record as you indicate, it is not likely you would receive any jail time if you plead guilty or were found guilty of this offense. I would recommend that you consult a local attorney as this offense will likely suspend your driver's license if you are found guilty or voluntarily plead guilty to this charge. Depending on the strength of the State's case, there may not be sufficient evidence to prove you guilty, or it is also possible that a competent attorney could convince the prosecutor to amend the charge to one that would not suspend your driver's license.

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