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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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  • I got charged with misuse of a creditcard in 2007 is that a felony an when I was just hired at a job they fired me can they do

    Misuse of a credit card less than 300 . I plead guilty in 2007 can a job fire me for that now

    Stephen’s Answer

    It's a misdemeanor but they can fire you for having a conviction.

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  • I cut off my house arrest bracelet back in 2011 back in PA. Never turned myself in. I moved to NC. Can I get an ID here?

    I was a knuckle headed teenager. I got myself into trouble. I asked my PO for help and was refused. I cut my house arrest bracelet off and have been on the run since. I have changed my life around for the better. I am a family man now and just wan...

    Stephen’s Answer

    No time like the present. Contact an attorney in PA and get this taken care of.

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  • IF the Confidential Informant that was used in a set up is MIA, can the evidence obtained by the CI be used?

    It was said that a CI bought methanphetamines on two occasions from me with government funds. They also claim to have audio and video. The informant is now MIA, and my life has already been stripped and ruined before even found guilty. MOney or...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Welcome to the world of drug prosecutions. They don't need the CI if they can prove the transactions through the authenticated audio or video. The police don't ask questions about your medical issues because they are trying to get you to inform on other people -- they once had the same conversation with the CI. You need to get a good lawyer or work with your public defender. And don't buy any more drugs.

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  • Hey if the case that got him the violation of probation got dropped and he still in there

    So he goes to court tomorrow an his public defender was talking bout pleaing to the vop then three more weeks til court date y when his probation officer gave him a bond but judge didnt give him it

    Stephen’s Answer

    Talk to the pd about this. There may be mujtple ressons for the violstipn

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