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John Hall’s Answers

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  • What type of punishment should I expect? Should I get a lawyer?

    I'm a 20 year old female and I was charged with an illegal possession of alcohol charge in Virginia Beach. I was in the passenger seat when the driver was pulled over for a DUI. After the cop arrested the driver he came to my window and asked if I...

    John’s Answer

    They don't have to breath test you if they have other evidence, and they must be relying on your admission you could not drive, which could be explained by other things. Maybe you should try it, but what happens if the DA asks you questions?

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  • My brother in-law went to jail in 2005 and stayed in jail for about four months but was not guity , The charge was rap on a youn

    what should he do ? Is it legel for them to do that ? how can we get them to stop ?

    John’s Answer

    The three questions don't relate to what you posed. Can you try again please?

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  • Can a bank file criminal charges on me for fraud, even though i went to prison for conspiracy to commit bank fraud already.

    i just got out of prison for conspiracy to commit bank fraud. i was going into banks and getting fraudulent cash advance transactions with a prepaid debit card. i told the feds about all the banks i could remember i had gone to, but i also told t...

    John’s Answer

    If it is within your restitution order, you have already covered it. Check and see. You can still be prosecuted in state court for the same offense because of the principle of dual sovereignty for double jeopardy purposes, unless state statute or the constitution prohibits it.

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  • If George Zimmerman called you would you represent him?

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    John’s Answer

    It would cost him too much because it's going to be a circus. Maybe some benefactor will come to his aid....

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  • Can your probation officer find out if you're getting a prescription filled? And would insurance have anything to do with that?

    My probation officer told me I can't get any prescriptions filled inless I get it signed to the judge. But I don't want get it filled if my PO tells my doctor that I'm chemically dependent. Would she find out some way if I saw my doctor and got ...

    John’s Answer

    Not from the pharmacist but from your drug test. That's why you need to tell them about all your scripts.

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  • I have one month left on felony probation, hair follicle test tommorrow, will fail for marijuana, light use, 1 joint in 3 months

    I have never fail a drug test and never been revoked nor have any new charges. Probation officer said that I would not go back to jail, could she be lying? i told her that i would possibly fail the test..

    John’s Answer

    If it was three months ago, you won't test positive.

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  • Do I need a lawyer for hindering police?

    I was charged for hindering police and paid full amount to get out cause there was no judge available. This is my first charge and what are my chances of being found not guilty? I should not have even been arrested.

    John’s Answer

    Nobody here can tell you what your "chances of being found not guilty." You need to talk to a criminal defense lawyer about it.

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  • What happens at a pretrial conference for a crininal matter?

    I want to know everything that happens during the pretrial conference and does the prosecuter look at the evidence against myself to see if he has evidence. I have to believe there have been cases that have made it this far and had no evidence and...

    John’s Answer

    What does your lawyer say? The DA already made that determination when the case was filed. Crappy cases go to trial all the time.

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  • I need assistance filing motions for post-conviction relief.

    I am unable to afford an attorney to fight the post-conviction relief for me. I would like to know if attorney would be willing to assist me in preparing the needed motion/s or would they only help me if they are fighting it for me a well?

    John’s Answer

    All I can say is call around and see if you can find one.

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  • Pot plant found in house rented by my friend, but it was her boyfriend's plant - they arrested her for cultivation - what to do?

    Landlords came in illegally without notice - took a pic of the 8 inch new plant - had some seedlings next to it. Gave pic to police, who came back with a search warrant. It is not hers, but she holds the lease and pays the rent. Busted them bot...

    John’s Answer

    The landlord's being a jerk doesn't have anything to do with it. She needs a lawyer to protect her interest, but the plant in the open will look like possession for both, no matter who claims it.

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