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  • When getting a lawyer what do you tell them?

    If you know your guilty but they have no evidence do you tell your lawyer what really happened? or do you lie?

    Stephen’s Answer

    Great question. Don't lie to your lawyer. If they have "no" evidence (which is almost never the case) you will win because they will not be able to prove you guilty, but you have to tell your lawyer the truth so he won't be blindsided. Your lawyer cannot have you lie under oath, but you should not do that anyway.

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  • How serious is a home invasion crime?

    Victim changes stories. first victim couldnt identify suspects and later he can. only evidence may be hear say

    Stephen’s Answer

    Agreed. Note that this is not hearsay -- there is a witness against the defendant whose testimony can be impeached or discredited by a prior inconsistent statement.

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  • What options are available to a client if he is unable to find a legal representative despite him having strong case ?

    A legal harm was committed. Despite him reaching out to the attorneys. No attorney has stepped forward. What options are available ?

    Stephen’s Answer

    Not enough information. What harm. This may mean you do not have a strong case.

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  • Criminal law attorney

    i was interagated two times for a murder case once at a police station and another time i was subpoenaed to show up in front of a grand jury but both times my statement remained the same and my statement that was given stated i didn't know nothing...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Not sure what your question is. It does not appear that you are a target of the investigation.

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  • How can I get a lesser conviction that will not show on my abstract that will affect future employment or insurance coverage?

    Drank 2 Beers with dinner at restaurant and then left; was immediately pulled over In Mall Parking lot as I left my parking space because cops said white light Showed through small hole In tail brake light, Cop decided to question and give a sob...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Your legal aid lawyer is there to help you. Try taking his or her advice and don't second guess her.

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  • My fiance has a criminal record for robbery and being pardoned after 12 years. Can he still petition me as his fiancee from Ph?

    He has been convicted for robbery when he is 18 and getting pardoned after 12 years. Recently he is also charged for damage to property last 2012 because he put some bleach on his ex wife clothes after he caught her cheating. He still have a restr...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Redirecting this question to immigration. But my unsolicited personal advice is to dump this guy. He is a loser.

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  • I am applying for food stamps. Can I say I haven't been convicted of a felony if I haven't signed? I

    I was charged with a 3rd degree felony. I was released from jail May 14 on a P.r. bond. I have been charged with the felony and indicted. I have only been to a docket call as far as court goes. I have not signed for probation. When asked have I be...

    Stephen’s Answer

    The truthful answer is you have not been convicted.

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  • Can you help?

    im 12 and a guy found naled pictures of me in my phone and he posted them on the internet and then he made a video out if it and he threatened me to send more and this girl did to.please help I don't want to tell my parents

    Stephen’s Answer

    Tell your parents. They are responsible for you and will take the appropriate steps

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  • I am first time offense felony I was never convicted of any previous crimes but then a couple friends robbed these two dudes

    I have a car that I drive it was never spotted but I was brought to district for question I confessed to picking them up but my intention was to never rob no one but I knew what they was doing

    Stephen’s Answer

    You need to get a lawyer right away. People who know about crimes and help others commit them can be convicted.

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  • Will Canada extradite me back to PA for a drug possession charge?

    I was charged with felony possession of around 10 grams of a Schedule 1 substance (Controlled substance analogue) in PA by county police. That was my first time ever being arrested or charged with anything. I start university in Canada in Septembe...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Don't make yourself a fugitive. Take care of this, whether Canada would extradite your or not.

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