Stephen R. Allred’s Answers

Stephen R. Allred

Provo Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. A friend borrowed my car she went to walmart and was leaving without paying for a couple items total was 23.00.

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Stephen R. Allred
    2. Ronald Daniel Hedding
    3. Martin W. Judnich
    4. Jay Scott Finnecy
    4 lawyer answers

    Since she borrowed your car and you had no knowlede she was going to commit a theft, you should be fine. You should probably have attorney with you when you talk to the police just to cover yourself. She needs an attorney to represent her as well.

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  2. I just got a ticket today from a unmarked highway patrol car - He didn't radar me and I didn't admit guilt

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Stephen R. Allred
    2. Jay Scott Finnecy
    3. Matthew Oberlin Williams
    3 lawyer answers

    Possibly. The officer's fall back position is he would have to say that he paced you to confirm your speed. If you don't have tickets in the last few years you can probably get a plea in abeyance, do on line traffic school and keep the citation off your driving record. If you fight it, you'll have to set it for a bench trial, then cross examine the cop about him not having any reliable way to say you were speeding. If you want to spend at least 2 afternoons in court instead of paying about $...

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  3. I lied on my girlfriend I called police and said she hit me and was trying to assault me but she never did

    Answered 10 days ago.

    1. Stephen R. Allred
    2. Matthew Russell Meyer
    3. Thomas G. Briody
    4. Jay K. Nixon
    5. Jay Scott Finnecy
    5 lawyer answers

    You do need to understand that you can be charged for filing a false report when and if you come forward and tell the truth. You should retain defense counsel ahead of this and have the attorney to the talking with the arresting officer and prosecutor to try to minimize the damage for you.

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  4. Yelled to a friend that was pulled over, and was arrested for it. Is what I did illegal, and how should I proceed?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Stephen R. Allred
    2. Christopher J. Salcido
    3. Aric M Cramer
    3 lawyer answers

    I'm sure the officers feel you committed disorderly conduct. The way the disorderly conduct statute is written, it encompasses a lot of behaviors. They probably cited you because you made unreasonable noises in a public place after another officer yelled "go home." Your actions are debatable as whether it amounts to a violation. You should retain an attorney to go in to negotiate with the prosecutor. Your possession of the e-cig sounds defensible. If your girlfriend says its her sister's...

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  5. Can I withdraw guilty plea after 18 months?

    Answered 23 days ago.

    1. Stephen R. Allred
    2. Susanne Gustin
    3. Matthew Oberlin Williams
    3 lawyer answers

    You are well past time to try to withdraw your plea. Since you entered a plea in abeyance, you will receive a dismissal of the charges when it ends, if it has not all ready. While it stings to have taken a plea deal, remember that the attorney probably advised this agreement is the safest way out of this. You would have been risking a conviction and loss of the ability to own firearms. Go through the expungement process after the case is dismissed to remove it completely from your record.

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  6. How do I set up an appointment with an attorney?

    Answered 28 days ago.

    1. Catherine Cleveland
    2. Stephen R. Allred
    3. Christopher J. Salcido
    4. Susanne Gustin
    4 lawyer answers

    Call the attorney and see if they offer a free consultation. If it's a potential criminal matter most defense attorneys do offer a free consultation.

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  7. My husband is on trial for Assault with a deadly weapon and bodily injury.

    Answered 23 days ago.

    1. Eric Andrew Jones
    2. Timothy Edward O'Laughlin
    3. Mariya Furman
    4. Michael Angelo Fiumara
    5. Stephen R. Allred
    6. ···
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    If you do not have an atttorney all ready, you definitely need one. The facts as you've described them would leave me to beleive he has a good argument for self defense. He used force necessary to stop an attack against you, and you were in a more vulnerable state being 39 weeks pregnant. With her having attacked first there is a fair shot at him winning the case.

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  8. What happens if you commit unintentional crime or the crime you committed was not planned or with a intent?

    Answered 5 days ago.

    1. Stephen R. Allred
    2. Susanne Gustin
    3. Tara A Haynes
    4. Kevin Mark Kemp
    5. Ryan D Stout
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    6 lawyer answers

    It sounds like there may be a defense in that you gave the false name not to deceive but to avoid reprisal by you assailant and his group. From the information provided, it seems you were cited for the false report, because the assailant was gone when police arrived. The fact the prosecutor is wiling to dismiss this more serious charge and have you plead to being in the parke after hours indicates she sees some weakness with your case. You would be well served by having an attorney represent...

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  9. I was denied legal counsel in a case I was wondering if that went against my rights as a U.S. citizen?

    Answered 10 days ago.

    1. Darrin K. Johns
    2. Jay Scott Finnecy
    3. Stephen R. Allred
    4. Aric M Cramer
    5. Aaron J Nielson
    5 lawyer answers

    Based on what you have said, I'm assuming the court asked the prosecutor on record if they would seek any jail time in your case, and the prosecutor told the court jail time was not being sought. If this is the case, there was no violation of your right to counsel. You are only entitled to counsel if there is a possibility for jail time. If a prosecutor says on record he will not seek it you don't get an attorney.

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  10. Can government force me to work?

    Answered 23 days ago.

    1. Stephen R. Allred
    2. Jay Scott Finnecy
    3. Nima Haddadi
    4. Alan James Brinkmeier
    5. P. Rowland Graff
    5 lawyer answers

    Obtaining full time employment is a standard condition of probation. Until you are off probation, you are under the government's thumb. A large portion of the reasoning behind this requirement is that you are less likely to be engaged other types of criminal activity if your time is filled with productive activity.

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