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Rosario Stornello

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  • If a police detective calls you and ask you to come in and make a statement about an employer accusation of stealing, should you

    I have not stolen anything, but have a good idea who might have taken the money. I have quit this employer, and this employee has layed the blame on me. now the police are asking me to come and make a statement. What are my options?i have just gr...

    Rosario’s Answer

    If you have been accused of a crime and the police are investigating then you should never speak to law enforcement with out first seeking advise from an attorney. Do not assume this is a friendly meeting this could have terrible consequences for you unless you hire an attorney to protect your rights.

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  • Misdemeanor Charges. My Ex boyfriend pressed charges against me for scratching his car. I got arrested and I am out on bail.

    I went to Court and requested a public defender. She did not even asked me about the situation or what happened. All she said was: Are you an American citizen? I said: NO. I am a permanent resident. She said well you can get deported and/or serve ...

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    If you do not like your court appointed attorney you are free to hire your own attorney at any time. IT sounds like you are charged with criminal mischief. The punishment level is based on the amount of loss claimed by the owner of the damage property. If the value of the damage is more than $1500 then it can be a felony charge if less than $1500 then it can be charged as a misdemeanor. The court appointed attorney is correct the State can proceed to trial based only on the testimony of one person. At trial the State has to prove to a jury beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the crime. Also if you are a permanent resident you should consult an immigration attorney because this criminal case can have consequences to your status and carry possible deportation.

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  • Criminal judge

    How can you change Judge if you think they are not fair and sides with D. A. to prolong your case

    Rosario’s Answer

    Judges are assigned on rotation. Your attorney can file a motion to have the Judge recused if the Judge is biased in any way in a specific case. However because you think they are favorable to the prosecutor on resets is not a basis for recusal. Prosecutors are given time to investigate their case, and verify information provided to them by the defense.

    you should talk to your lawyer about your concerns.

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  • If you have a trial where you could get probation and be urine tested for drugs and you fail, will you go to jail?

    crime is a class A misdemeanor theft

    Rosario’s Answer

    If you are placed on probation you will have to follow the terms and conditions o probation. IF you violate any of t he terms and conditions of probation then the Judge can revoke your probation and sentence you to jail time

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  • Can charges be filed and a person be prosecuted for 31.07 UUMV even though he or she has bill of sale?

    Purchased a 2008 Ford F150 from owner still finc with FMC for $1,000 down and take over payments. I did not know he would not be able to get title from FORD MOTOR CREDIT at the time or did not possess it. After three months he filed UUMV with poli...

    Rosario’s Answer

    You need to consult an attorney. It sounds like you have a defense to the charge of UUMV. At least you lawyer can add that the person give back you $1,000.00 whne you return the car and bill of sale. You need to consult with an attorney and tell them the facts so you can be represented properly.

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  • I am on probation for DWI. I will most likely fail a urine test due to normal products on the market containing alcohol.

    As stated, I am on probation for DWI. I use products like hand sanitizers & brush with mouth wash twice a day. I suffered a heart attack last year that was quite seviere. I take medication and try to keep as clean as possible, mouth bacteria being...

    Rosario’s Answer

    Normal use of these products will not result in a positive urine test. some medications can affect the tests. Tell your PO all medications your are prescribed so that if they show up on a test you will already have told the PO about them. Also I would have an attorney on retainer just in case problems arise the lawyer is ready to go to the Judge and advocate on your behalf.

    This answer is offered for informational purposes only. It is not offered as, and does not constitute, legal advice. You should rely only on the advice given to you during a personal consultation by an attorney.

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  • What happens if you fail 2 drug tests on probation for misdemeanor DUI

    went to PO and passed first 5 tests failed the 6th just took the 7th and might have failed that one too if not dilluted. what will happen? i have already completed ALL my probation requirements. 19 years old and first offense of any kind.

    Rosario’s Answer

    It is possible that your PO could file your case for violation of probation. Failing a drug test is a violation of probation. If a motion to revoke your probation is filed then a warrant for your arrest will be issued. You need to consult a lawyer to be prepared in case this happens.

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  • How is a prosecutor and a defense attorney simular

    how are the alike

    Rosario’s Answer

    They are both attorneys with a duty to the court as officers of the court. They both have a duty to present evidence to the court and represent their clients, within the rules of court and the ethical rules binding upon attorneys.

    After that their roles diverge, Prosecutors represent the State and Defense attorneys represent citizens accused of a crime.

    This answer is offered for informational purposes only. It is not offered as, and does not constitute, legal advice. You should rely only on the advice given to you during a personal consultation by an attorney.

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  • I did everything for my probation yet they still are putting me as violated.

    I was supposed to get off probation today and because the rehabilitation center I was assigned to forgot to fax my paper work to the probation officer they labeled me as an offender. I have no clue what to do to prove that I did everything they as...

    Rosario’s Answer

    If the Court is saying you violated the terms and conditions of probation then you need a lawyer. A lawyer can investigate and bring proof to the Court that you did in fact comply with the terms of your probation

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  • What may the out come

    I got cought selling parts uner the table for cash I came clean and sign'd and gave a statement I was told by a bond company that I now have a warrent out for my assrest what should I do... or plead this is my first offence?

    Rosario’s Answer

    You needed to speak with a lawyer before you singed any statement. You really need to speak to a lawyer now. Your rights and liberty are in great danger and only a lawyer can help you at this junction.

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