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John Hall’s Answers

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  • If the courthouse location on my NC ticket is incorrect is my citation invalid

    the ticket says that i should report to the courthouse in farmville, nc but there is no courthouse in farmville it also does not provide the correct courtroom number does this make it invalid

    John’s Answer

    No. There are no technicalities.

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  • 18 year old son sentenced to 4 consecutives, min of 16 years, max 80 yr. No guns,first offense.Can sentences be ran concurrent?

    home invasion robbery, 8 years ago. Plea bargin by public defender.

    John’s Answer

    What does his lawyer say? Generally this is purely in the discretion of the sentencer.

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  • Was wondering if i can press charges against my former roomate for theft and destruction of property?

    My home was robbed about last year and upon the search of the home, the police found marijuana which ended the robbery charge and I was then charged with marijuana midemenor and my roomate recieved felony charges. During the robbery, i had 5,000 d...

    John’s Answer

    Yes. Be prepared to explain the delay.

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  • I'm on felony probation i pissed dirty once i have script for narcos and morphine showed on my piss test my wife has a script

    It was an accident since i pick her scripts and mine at the same time and the probation officer is making a big issue about it ...she threatened me to take it to court if i dont go downtown again when i already went before and they threw it out......

    John’s Answer

    Don't piss dirty, keep records of the scripts, and everything should be fine.

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  • Theft by decpetion- Minor's father liquidated custodial account without knowledge/permission. Amount approx. $24,000.

    Could he be prosecuted for theft by deception? Would it be legal for me to compel him to return the stolen funds to my child, so that I can place the money into a savings account for my child? The stock sold for approximately $20 per share, for ...

    John’s Answer

    Report it to the police or the DA.

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  • Once a sealed indictment is served with multiple names does that mean everybody on the list has been arrested?

    Several people in town were arrested with a sealed indictment. The indictment had a bunch of names listed. Does that mean when the arrests were made that everybody on the list went to jail?

    John’s Answer

    Not necessarily to jail, but at least arrested. They might be on pretrial release.

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  • Can the courts ask you to waive your rights to a jury trial to have a plea agreement before you hear what the agreement is?

    My grandson just turned 18 when authorities found child pornography on his computer. His defense attorney asked him to waive his jury rights so they could come to a plea agreement. He didn't see his plea agreement until the afternoon before his tr...

    John’s Answer

    Probably not. What does the criminal defense lawyer say?

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  • CAN THEY TURN A SILENT WITNESS REPORT INTO A POLICE REPORT THAT EVERYONE WILL SEE I WAS A SILENT WITNESS

    I MADE A SILENT WITNESS PHONE CALL THEY SAID I WOULD REMAIN SILENT NOW ITS UNREDACTED FOR EVERYONE TO SEE THE POLICWE SAID NOW THAT THEY HAVE BEEN INCARCERATED THEY ARE CLEAN AND WONT BE MAD AT ME FOR TURNING THEM IN. I WAS A SILENT WITNESS CAUSE ...

    John’s Answer

    Complain to somebody involved, like the police or DA

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  • In the state of Virginia, can a charged individual request a copy of the police report and the prosecuting attorney's report?

    In a criminal case such as a petit larcency can the person being charged request a copy of the arresting officers report as well as the report of the prosecuting attorney? If so, how does one go about requesting this information.

    John’s Answer

    It is likely a public record. If you're represented by counsel, let counsel do it because the DA shouldn't be talking to you behind counsel's back.

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  • I need reasoning behind lower charges? Or to add charges?

    I am a prosecutor for a college class that is a murder trial, and I'm trying to motion amend so that way I can add 2nd degree murder and manslaughter to the first degree murder original charge. What I need are some legal reasons to do so, or other...

    John’s Answer

    Motion to Amend the Information [or indictment] [to charge lesser included offense]. No reason required because it's a matter of prosecutorial discretion.

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