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  • Will i get arrested the same day for my probation hearing

    I had recently got arrested for public intoxidation in im on probation for alcohol ,i went to see my probation officer yesterday 09/27/2012 and told her what had happen . N she recommendind 180 days in the score program i did not sign for it i rat...

    James’s Answer

    By your question, I am not sure what you are on probation for. Public intoxication is a class C misdemeanor, a fine only offense. However, what does "on probation for alcohol" mean? DWI? Public intoxication? If you are on probation for a class B misdemeanor or more serious, then you may very well get arrested if the prosecutor files a motion to revoke probation.

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  • If the punishment is enhanced because the DA declared that the Def commited perjury during trial on a 3g offense what can he do

    The sentencing Judge may add punishment if he perceives that the Def lied truthfully. But if the DA is allowed to state that the Def committed perjury and ask the Jury to punish him also for the crime that he had committed right infront of their v...

    James’s Answer

    The Defendant can certainly file a motion for new trial and appeal the conviction based on any number of errors that may have occurred during trial. That is after all the purpose of the courts of appeal. Otherwise, we are just engaging in an academic exercise. You should talk to a good criminal law appellate attorney about representing the defendant on appeal. That attorney will research all applicable case law in reference to the evidence in the case.

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  • On my indictment papers it states I'm charged with less than gram state jail felony but when I went to jail i had an oz

    when I was arrested they stated i had approx. $1600 worth of meth and on my indictment papers it says less than one gram state jail felony

    James’s Answer

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    If the official lab results come back with less than one gram, you should consider yourself fortunate to be charged with only a state jail felony. It may be a mistake on the part of the government in which case it probably would not behoove you to correct it.

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  • I got caught a 2nd time shoplifting

    I was caught stealing from walmart when I was 18. I ended up getting a lawyer and everything was settled through a mediator. I expunged my record after everything was done. I recently got caught stealing under $1500 with my friends at kohls. I wou...

    James’s Answer

    You definitely need to hire a good local defense attorney to represent and advise you. Theft of that amount in Texas would be a felony, although I am not sure about in DE. You can find a board certified criminal lawyer in your area at www.lawyers.com.

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  • Can a cop cite me for underage consumption if the only info he took on mE was my name and DOB?

    I'm 19 years old and had been drinking at a small party where about 5 cops just walked in the apt door unannounced while I was in the bathroom. When I came out the cop told me to take a seat on the couch, and asked for ID. I told him I did not hav...

    James’s Answer

    The police can use your name and DOB to locate you, assuming that you did not lie to the police about your name, which in itself is a crime. If you do receive such a citation, then you should call a good local criminal defense attorney.

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  • I'm a high schooler who shoplifted.

    I'm a minor. And I did a wrong doing by shoplifting. It came out to be a lot. Yes the police are involved and my parents are aware. Will they tell my high school what I did?

    James’s Answer

    You should hire a good juvenile defense attorney to represent you. That attorney ought to be able to work out a deal with the prosecutor or judge to keep it off your permanent record. You can find an attorney in your area at www.lawyers.com. In Texas, if you commit a felony offense, the school is notified, however I am not sure if CA has the same kind of law.

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  • I shoplifted, and now I'm worried about my future. Help!

    Hi. I'm a minor. And I just recently shoplifted. Yes, it was very wrong of me. It was my first time. I'm a good student, over a 4.0, and I HAD* a bright future ahead of me.. I am aware that I have to go to juvenile court and receive my punish...

    James’s Answer

    You should hire a good juvenile defense attorney to represent you. That attorney ought to be able to work out a deal with the prosecutor or judge to keep it off your permanent record. You can find an attorney in your area at www.lawyers.com.

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  • Is it illegal for a thirteen year old girl to date a seventeen year old boy?

    I have a crush on a thirteen year old and i wanna make sure its legal to date her

    James’s Answer

    I suppose with her parents' permission you can date her, so long as you do not do anything with her of a sexual nature, such as touching her breasts and/or genital area, having her do the same to you, having her show you her privates and vice versa. In other words, for a hot blooded young 17 year old guy, it would be a boring dating relationship and a really bad idea. That is why underage girls are referred to as "jail bait".

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  • In a juvenille summary trial in middle school student charged with harrassment what can be some defenses.

    Do I ask for a mtion to produce evidence as the defendant guardian.

    James’s Answer

    You need to hire a good juvenile defense attorney to represent your child. You can find a local juvenile lawyer at www.lawyers.com. Harassment can mean several things. If the juvenile did not commit the offense, then truth is usually the best defense, and it is usually helpful to have credible independent defense witnesses who can corroborate that the accused did not do it.

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  • How do I get emancipated in the state of Pennsylvania? Please help me. I'm serious.

    I am 16, I will be 17 in a month. I work, and I want to be legally emancipated. I do not live with either one of my parents. Iwas staying in Florida for the last 6 months with my grandfather, now I am back In Pa with my grandmother. My father is n...

    James’s Answer

    You should call a local family law attorney in your area. That attorney can advise you as to the process for seeking legal emancipation. You can search for such an attorney at www.lawyers.com.

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