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  • I am charged with delivery of meth and they say they have CI and an Audio tape what can I do

    They CI is not only a felon hes in prison now for 2 years on gun charges

    Jim’s Answer

    There in ONE answer to your problem. Hire a really good lawyer. A good lawyer will know how to make the most of the State's CI being a locked up felon. The recording will depend on its contents and how they went about getting it. Only a lawyer who represents you can review this evidence and make a plan of defense for you.

    Good luck.

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  • The state is seeking 5 days jail for DUI can I do more and ask for weekend time to help avoid paying fines?

    I am a single mom of 2 and can't afford much of the fines, can I do more jail time in lieu of this possible on weekends to help out with the fines?

    Jim’s Answer

    you should not do a single day for a DUI unless the prosecutor can prove the case. It is rarely as bad as you think. A good lawyer can help you. Even if the case cannot be dismissed or reduced, a DUI lawyer can negotiate a lighter sentence for you than you can do yourself.

    Good luck.

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  • I live with a pot smoker but do not smoke pot. I had to take a follicle test and failed. do I have options?

    I may be denied this position because my follicle test showed that I was exposed to pot smoke but I do not smoke it. I live with someone who does but honestly the house is not a cloud of smoke. What can I do to mitigate this problem, if anything?

    Jim’s Answer

    The odds are slim to none that any THC metabolite swill be detected in your hair if you have not used marijuana.

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  • I would like to know about the Vargas vs u.s parole comminsion my husband can not bond is this this prejudice?

    My husband violated his parole with gun charges but he can not bond out and the county jail is holding him until whenever. So far its been three months is it possible he can be released or that he can fight this and bond out??

    Jim’s Answer

    Parole violations are a unique situation. Your husband has already been convicted and sentenced to prison. His rights to be released on a bond pending the outcome of a hearing on whether he has violated his parole are very limited to nonexistent. Many people would flee, knowing they are about to be sent back to prison, so in most cases, they are not released on a bond like on a new case.

    Good luck.

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  • If the statute of limitations for a certain crime has passed, can a person be prosecuted for it anymore for any reason?

    Just wondering.

    Jim’s Answer

    Your question really begs the question . . . If you assume the statute of limitation has actually passed, then the State cannot charge you with that crime, assuming you have never actually ben charged yet. There are exceptions and details that only a local lawyer can give you based on the facts of your situation and local laws and rules. If your concerned about a possible pending case, talk to a lawyer in private. This site is not private.

    Good luck.

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  • My spouse was sentenced to 5 years probation and had a relapse and failed a ua after 6 months. They slapped him with a warrant.

    He doesnt have tye best background. First drug charge. They put him at hi risk probation do to his back ground. My question is what will the judge do when he goes to court will they send him to prison or take away his good time. He had asked for ...

    Jim’s Answer

    Your spouse may have a drug addiction. Many judges are willing to give people second chances if they have a drug problem but seem serious to address it. Enrolling in treatment programs or NA meetings can help in some cases. You will need a lawyer to coordinate these efforts though and to do it in the best manner. A lawyer will know which programs the courts prefer too. This may help avoid or at least minimize jail time.

    Good luck.

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  • Failing to stop for a pedestrian at a crosswalk ticket.

    Is it possible to reduce the point charge when you have points already on your license by yourself, or is a lawyer necessary?

    Jim’s Answer

    On any criminally related charge, you need a lawyer to speak for you in court. Never talk to a judge or prosecutor or witness or officer without having counsel.

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  • What are my options if I am sued for hitting a parked car while intoxicated?

    I recently passed out behind the wheel while intoxicated and hit a parked car. Although I had full auto coverage my insurance wouldn't pay for my car's damages and would only pay $4500 of the property damaged. My policy states the insurance cove...

    Jim’s Answer

    First, no one on this site is your attorney. There are no privileged communications here. Don't type out confessions over the internet to hundreds of total strangers. You could subject yourself to criminal responsibility as well as civil liability.

    If you are being sued for damages exceeding your policy limits, you could be required to pay if the damages are proven. Talk to your insurance agent about the demand letter. You will likely need to talk to a lawyer in private about your matter at some point.

    Good luck.

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  • (Los Angeles) Mistake In Next Court Date: If The State Misses It, Must They Release Me For Violating My Right To Speedy Trial?

    Today, my brother had a "PROBATION VIOLATION HEARING SETTING" hearing, i.e. a hearing to determine whether to have another hearing to determine whether he violated probation. I attended today because I'm a witness for my brother. The D.A...

    Jim’s Answer

    I would notify his lawyer that the court date is tomorrow. The prosecutors are in court every day; they are not going to miss the court date. He will not walk until the hearing has occurred or if he accepts the recommendation by the State.

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  • DWI-1st Offense-Scared

    I was pulled over Sunday night, and I was arrested and taken to jail for driving while intoxicated. I am 23 years old, and I don't even have as much as a parking ticket on my record. I am beyond terrified, and I have no idea where to even start. I...

    Jim’s Answer

    Why are you talking about conviction? You are innocent unless proven guilty. Police screw up procedures. Breath tests are shaky science. Officers commonly violate people's rights during the arrest process. You need someone who will look closely into all of these details of your case and give you a fighting chance. Get a good lawyer you can trust and get the help you need. You can also end up with a suspended license if the case is not handled by an experienced DWI lawyer.

    Good luck.

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