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John Hall’s Answers

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  • If your offered a plea bargain do you sign a paper whether or not you take the deal?

    My husband was sentenced to 9 years and 11 months in prison. he signed a deal for 7 years. When he went to court for sentencing they couldn't find his plea deal that he had signed. Hes coming up on his 7 years, is there anything he can do?

    John’s Answer

    What does his criminal defense lawyer say?

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  • My cousin was picked up for a Bench Warrant (failure to appear) felony charge, due to hot checks.

    What is the usual outcome in cases like hers?

    John’s Answer

    What's the criminal history and amount of the checks? Without that, nobody can tell you.

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  • Can you sue a county clerk's office if they released information about a case that was supposed to be sealed?

    I had a criminal case that was expunged and was supposed to be sealed from 1999. The record was released to a 3rd party entity and then released to my local church doing the background check. I was told that the court clerk's office had done a c...

    John’s Answer

    You might actually have a case, although it might be hard finding a local lawyer to sue the clerk that takes their papers all the time.

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  • How do i go by getting my record sealed in Arkansas

    and what do i have to do

    John’s Answer

    Hire a lawyer or go to ACIC's website and try it yourself

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  • I have a friend who has not been sentence on a criminal case ...is there any information regarding sentencing he wants to know a

    I am not sure but i have a friend who wants some information on sentencing ..regards to that..process ..ect..or in general sentencing packet?

    John’s Answer

    From his lawyer

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  • If an officer writes the incorrect race, can that be used as a defense to get a ticket dismissed

    The officer listed me as Hispanic and I am not, can this be considered racial profiling? I am Native American, but almost always assume I am Hispanic.

    John’s Answer

    Generally no. As to racial profiling, that's really hard and expensive to prove.

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  • What is the penalty for a First Offense Second Degree Battery

    me and my best friend got into after he came and picked me up from work.when we got to my house we were boared so we decided to play call of duty on xbox 360 were playing against eachother and my mom came into the room (im not a minor im 19 my mom...

    John’s Answer

    You call this guy your "best friend"? Probably probation, but you need to get a criminal defense lawyer and have a trial.

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  • I went to court and the judge did not have my police report so i got another date what will happen if they still dont have it?

    on felony probation for burgulary of an unoccupied dwelling and grand theft i violated with a technical and i just got a new charge of cannabis under 20 grams which is a misdemeanor.

    John’s Answer

    Probably come back again. You have a great risk of being violated for the drug charge. You need a lawyer.

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  • Can the Feds revoke my supervised release if I'm not found guilty of my state charge before May 20th?My S.R. ends May 20th.

    My boyfriend is in a county jail due to being arrested on a state charge which he has not been found guilty of. The feds put a detainer on him the day he was arrested 6 monthes ago b/c he is on federal supervised release. We don't know if he is ge...

    John’s Answer

    Violation of supervised release is also proved by a preponderance. If he's in jail, he's got on lawyer on the revo charge. What does that lawyer say?

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  • I went to court today on a traffic offense that was dismissed.

    However while standing before the judge i was told that i had an old fine (that day) and if i didn't pay the $400 that i was on probation for right then, that i was going to jail for purged fines. I did not have the $400 and was ordered to confine...

    John’s Answer

    How did you ask this from jail? Yes, but you ask for time to pay or that to show that you can't. Courts often use this to get people to call friends to pay it off and get them out, which I guess is what happened here?

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