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  • I was sentenced to non-reporting probation for assault and battery . Do I need to report the misdemeanor charge on job apps?

    I live in Michigan. I was charged with assault and battery and was advised by legal counsel to plead no contest. I did so, paid fines + court costs, and was sentenced to 1 year non-reporting probation, 80 hrs community service, order to maintain e...

    Raymond’s Answer

    The propriety of an potential employer asking about Misdemeanor charges or convictions is questionable. That being said telling the truth on a job application is advised. The reason for this is that putting false information on the application which is discovered later may be cause for dismissal. After the charge is dismissed then it is clear that the answer in the application is NO. Regrettably, this is a gray area that confuses your rights under the law and the potential employer's practices. Sorry.

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  • Do you feel it's possible to have been a good prosecution lawyer and then become a GOOD defense lawyer?

    Do you feel it's possible to have been a good prosecution lawyer and then become a GOOD defense lawyer?

    Raymond’s Answer

    Yes, but it is dependent upon many factors that are complex and relate to the individual characteristics if the specific lawyer. Good defense lawyers must listen to their clients concerns and adjust to the facts and circumstances of the case while using their experience to temper and define options available.

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  • South Carolina Parole

    Gentleman to get off parole on June 21, 2015. He owes $700 to South Carolina Probation. If he doesn't have this money when he visits on June 7, what will happen to him? He has no "shelf" time left.

    Raymond’s Answer

    the decision may be to extend to allow time for payment or terminate unsatisfactorily. Local law and custom will govern, as will the history of the individual involved.

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  • I am being blackmailed and it was two years ago when I was 17/18 and I don't know what to do

    I just finished high school and this guy filmed me having oral sex I didn't know what I was doing, I was young he was around 25 or 30 and now about 2 years later he messaged my fiancé just last month and showed him a picture through message of me ...

    Raymond’s Answer

    Seek the assistance of a local advocate to guide you through this stressful situation.

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  • I have a disorderly conduct charge but I was in a bipolar blackout. should I plead guilty or not guilty?

    Do to the blackout I have no memory of the day I was to have committed the crime. my husband did witness the event . he says I yell and bang the boor in on the person pressing the charges.

    Raymond’s Answer

    Always Plead not guilty until all available options have been explored. This is best done with the counsel of an experienced local criminal defense lawyer.

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  • Class B Felonies AB 136?

    On class B Felonies there is a bill that is supposed to go up in front of the legislature for the 3rd time..Nevada AB 136..which would give persons convicted of class B felonies (non-violent) 40% off their top and bottom numbers. (Min#-Max#) Does ...

    Raymond’s Answer

    If this is an academic exercise or assignment continue your research. If this is a real life concern consult an experienced local criminal defense lawyer to review the case specific situation and advise you of options and strategies.

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  • Can I get in trouble for failing a drug screen for something I'm prescribed to while on house arrest?

    I'm facing a violation for a drug screen. Its a legal prescription from my doctor but I never brought it to my house arrest officers attention that I'm prescribed. My last drug screen tested positive for my prescription but I still haven't told he...

    Raymond’s Answer

    Yes, but complete medical verification of the reason for the failure will assist your attorney in explaining the "why" of the failure.

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  • If I petition a judge to extend the time allowed for community service, and she denies the petition, can I be arrested at court?

    My CS supervisor refuses to give me enough community service to finish by the deadline. She has told me to write a letter asking for an extension. I anticipate this request will be refused. Should I anticipate being arrested at my next court date?...

    Raymond’s Answer

    Yes, but the reasons, the facts and circumstances that mitigate why you have been unable to complete the community service must be clearly listed and more importantly documented. For example if one of the reasons relates to a medical condition a doctors letter would verify. That is, You did not just refuse but were unable to complete the community service.

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  • My husband was arrested for strangulation, 3rd degree Assult and endangering the welfare of a child.

    He broke my nose, my eye socket and I have a concussion. I'm too terrified to testify because he's going to say I flipped out because I have by polar disorder and he restrained me and I punched myself in the face! The cops and forensic nurses took...

    Raymond’s Answer

    You should seek counseling from social advocates to help you through this intense situation. The local prosecutors office should be able to direct you to the right agency.

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  • What is my best options?

    me and my ex got into a fight and my ex put scratches on himself so when the police arrived I got charged with assault. I filled a protection order but now we just want to drop it all. I asked the judge to dismiss my protection order before the he...

    Raymond’s Answer

    Coordinate with the experienced local defense lawyer. Only the prosecutor has the authority to "drop" the case.

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