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Kristen M Curry

Kristen Curry’s Answers

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  • Can evidence/statements/testimony from/about co-defendant found guilty during trial be used in mistrial?

    Multiple defendants - trial - one found guilty all charges - remaining defenants given mistrial/hung jury Criminal case, mutiliple charges one charge is conspiracy.

    Kristen’s Answer

    Since there is an alleged "conspiracy," statements by co-conspirators can be admitted. An attorney certainly should be trying to keep the statements out. Since one defendant has already been found guilty, his case is not going to be part of any retrial.

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  • I was falsely accused of sexual assault a year ago. The case is closed. Can this be used in child custody?

    I was falsely accused of sexual assault over a year ago. The investigation has been closed with no charges. Now a year later my fiancé's child's father wants to use this as a reason to keep us from living together. We have been together 2+ years ...

    Kristen’s Answer

    While the father of your fiance's child may try to use the information in his favor, I think that a family court judge will find it very compelling that the State chose not to charge you. An accusation will likely not effect any custody matter unless there is evidence to back it up.

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  • I have someone calling me stating that a felony warrant will be issued and executed unless I call back their firm, is this real?

    I have bad credit and multiple charge-offs for debt accumulated during a previous relationship and I don't have the money to even begin to pay it back. I have gotten calls before stating that I will be served with paperwork but no one has yet ser...

    Kristen’s Answer

    Sounds like a scam to me to get you to pay. You can't be "officially served" by a voicemail. It's ridiculous and they are using fear to scare you. It may ease your mind to call an attorney to discuss the matter in more detail.

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  • "Three months in jail for trying to sell drugs(marijuana) , never before been convicted for anything not even traffic ticket .

    Lawyer fee over $10.000 (Arizona) now that my relative is in jail lawyer said he does not have to do anything for him -not even visit since it would take all day for him to do that??

    Kristen’s Answer

    Trying to sell a joint or pounds? That obviously makes a huge difference on the charge and possible sentence. But it seems that you are concerned about the lawyer. I would be concerned if any lawyer said that they don't have time to visit a client in jail.

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  • I need an answer from a criminal attorney please!

    i have a case going on but not been charged yet, the detective keeps calling and want me to go in and do the finger print and get the tickets but i didn't go and he said if i don't show up by wednesday he will send the fugitive squad to arrest me ...

    Kristen’s Answer

    You put "consensual sex" in your inquiry. Sounds like a potential sex charge and possibly more serious than getting some "tickets." You need to contact an attorney immediately to discuss thematter before you have contact with any police.

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  • Can the tasc diversion be used against you during trial?

    Long story short, i failed tasc diversion. My question: can they use tasc against me during trial? I already rejected the plea offer they gave me because im reserving my civil rights and have no intentions of accepting a new one. Also, totally di...

    Kristen’s Answer

    They probably can't use TASC information against you. However, if you testify and you say that the drugs weren't yours, etc., they may be able to use your admissions in the TASC forms to impeach you. As for the conflict of interest question, it's hard to say without more specific information.

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  • My son currently has a warrant out for his arrest, how much time do you think he will get once arrested?

    (revoke probation/order with warrant no bond issued) These are his charges: 13-1805 (M1) SHOPLIFTING 6/3/2012 Pled Guilty As Charged Pled Guilty As Charged 9/17/2012 13-1805 (M1) SHOPLIFTING 6/5/2012 Dismissed - Plea Other Dismiss...

    Kristen’s Answer

    The judge could: 1) revoke your son's probation and send him to prison on the Class 6 felony for up to 2 years and up to 6 months in jail on the misdemeanor; OR 2) reinstate your son on probation and give him a second chance. Typically, if this is your son's first probation violation, the judge may give your son a second chance. Even if the judge reinstates him on probation, however, the judge could punish him for the violation by giving him some jail time. The amount of jail time really depends on the nature of the violations. Failing to pay when a person does not have the ability to pay is not a good reason to put someone in jail. But if they haven't been reporting or failing to do other things, that may be a basis for jail.

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  • What can I expect from a charge for driving without corrective lenses?

    I got pulled over around 3 am this morning for making a right turn at an intersection with a no right turn on red sign. My drivers license says I wear glasses, but I haven't actually worn glasses or contacts in several years, and had actually had...

    Kristen’s Answer

    I agree with my colleague that this is a ridiculous charge. Many people get Lasik and no longer need glasses or contacts but forget to change your license. You may want to go ahead and change your license before court then take your updated license to court and show the prosecutor. Hopefully, they will dismiss the charge.

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  • If I had marijuana in my possession but i haven't been charged what can happen? I'm also a Minor (14 yrs. old)

    I Had it in a locker and was found out I denied it then told them that i was holding it for a friend

    Kristen’s Answer

    Since you are only 14 years old, your case will stay in the juvenile court system. If this is your first offense, you may be offered a diversion program where you can take some drug classes and possibly get this off your record. Don't ever bring drugs to school. Not only could you be charged with a crime but you could also get suspended and that can affect your future as well because that will show up on your school record if you want to go to college. Have your parents contacgt an attorney to get all of the info. Good luck.

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  • If you have signed a plea but the judge gave a 30 day deferment before accepting the plea and sentenceing can i get out of it

    i signed a plea deal for 3.5 yrs on a theft of means charge it was my first offer my public defender told me that was the best i could get he has not filed any motions or even tried to get a better deal for me i sat in county jail from august 17 t...

    Kristen’s Answer

    If acceptance of the plea was "deferred" then you can get out of it. BUT YOU PROBABLY WANT TO GO MEET WITH A COUPLE OF ATTORNEYS TO GET A SECOND AND THIRD OPINION ABOUT YOUR CASE BECAUSE MAYBE GETTING OUT OF THE PLEA IS NOT WHAT IS IN YOUR BEST INTEREST. Once you get out of the plea, the prosecutor will likely be upset and may not offer you another plea OR may offer you a harsher plea. Never assume that getting another attorney will automatically get you a better plea. You need to contact a couple of defense attorneys immediately.

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