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Clifton L Black

Clifton Black’s Answers

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  • How can I help?

    My boyfriend is accused of breaking mine and my roommate's car windows after an argument between all of us. I can't say for sure that he actually did commit the crime because there are holes in the story my roommate and her boyfriend told the poli...

    Clifton’s Answer

    A criminal defense attorney can review the evidence in the case, talk with you and your boyfriend and see how strong the evidence is against your boyfriend. The concern is that a case like this will most likely be considered Domestic Violence with harsh long term consequences. Most criminal defense attorneys offer free consultations which will allow the attorney a chance to get a better understanding of the case and allow your boyfriend to get a free education. Counselor Leroi is a great attorney in your area.

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  • How likely is it that we get off of a trespassing violation if we explain the situation to the judge?

    My friends and I were appointed summons to a court date for trespassing into a cemetery last night. There was no gate and no visible sign. We had no bad intentions we were just following a road.

    Clifton’s Answer

    It is advisable to have your position presented to the prosecutor through an attorney. The judge is more like a referee in sports game who will insure the players (i.e. the prosecution and defense) are playing by the rules. The judge is supposed to be neutral in the outcome. There is an attorney in your area by the name of Chris Leroi that I would highly recommend.

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  • Is just finding someone elses ID and or credit cards a punishable offense?

    I found someones stuff but I never tryed to use or collect any money from them. Is just having them a felony offense?

    Clifton’s Answer

    It depends. Merely finding these items will not result in a charge. However, if there is intent to profit from them them it is a crime. Intent may be assumed from the time period you held the property.

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  • Will my juvenile record be automatically expunged or sealed in Colorado?

    When I was 16 I was charged and plead guilty to Public Indecency. I am now 24 and have learned and grown from that mistake. I am now trying to get into nursing school to become a registered nurse and they are requiring a full background check. I a...

    Clifton’s Answer

    You will need to file a motion with the court, notify various agencies, and have a hearing.

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  • Can a company fine you civilly as well as press criminal charges?

    i was involved in a shoplifting incident in which i was given a ticket and a courtdate. the company then fined me $250 for which they claimed was for civil damages and recovery. the fine is due in full before my courtdate. how can this company fin...

    Clifton’s Answer

    Yes. There is a statute that allows a retail store to collect civilly to cover costs of security.

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  • Is it legal for a former landlord to garnish my paycheck 13 years after I moved?

    Back in August of 2000 my landlord wanted to double the rent amount on the house I was renting and I couldn't afford it so I got out within the time frame he asked , this was a month to month tenancy and I never even got my deposit back. My daught...

    Clifton’s Answer

    Seemingly, the landlord would have had to get a judgement against you. Often, a person that is being sued will not show up in court. If the plaintiff can demonstrate that the defendant was properly served with the complaint (lawsuit) and the defendant fails to show up in court, the court will generally grant a default judgment, a judgment for the amount being sought in the suit, plus court costs, interest, and attorney fees. There may be statute of limitations on Collecting the judgment, although the judgement can be renewed if proper steps are taken.

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  • Can parole officers enter a dwelling unannounced if it is a multi residense

    myself and another rent rooms from the owner of house other roommate is on parole the parole officers came at night front door was open as i walked up to it two guys cae up to door pushed me out of the way and entered without say ing who they were...

    Clifton’s Answer

    A parole is still considered an inmate, but being allowed to reintegrate into society, i.e. obtain housing, employment, etc. Therefore, the parole officer acts in much the same way as a guard in the prison. Both inmates’ cells and parolees’ housing are subject to being searched at anytime for no reason whatsoever. Although police officers would still be required to have a warrant (or other cause) to search, the parole officer can bring police with him to help search without a warrant.

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  • For a theft case is the 6 months between offenses court date to court date or court date to second offense?

    My husbands first court date for theft by receiving was april 26th 2012. He then stole a wallet on October 19th but I cant remember when his court date was for that one. I know restitution for the first charge is under $1000 but i think with the s...

    Clifton’s Answer

    Typically if the DA has not yet attempted to aggregate the charges, they won't once you have started going to court. However, a DA may throw out the ability to do so as a means to get the defendant to accept a plea deal.

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  • What does the term TA mean in terms of a court degree

    i looked up my boyfriend in the inmate search and his court degree said TA what does that mean?

    Clifton’s Answer

    Consider providing additional information. The only thing that comes to mind is traffic accident.. Mr. Boal's response is more likely.

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  • How do i know if i need an attorney? what are my rights here?

    my son is in prison, recently he was severely beaten by other inmates. he was transfered to the hospital by flight for life to intensive care. he suffered a crushed skull that is now replaced by a metal plate, a broken vertebrae in his neck, 3 bro...

    Clifton’s Answer

    Most personal injury attorneys provide free consults. Jason Landers with Sears and Swanson is in your areas, contact him.

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