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Timothy Linnins’s Answers

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  • Will a judge reduce the fines on a traffic ticket of no proof of insurance if asked?

    My court date for a traffic ticket for no proof of insurance was almost three years ago, but I never showed and I now know it's about $1200 and in collections. I am going to open court to finally address this. I sold my car and stopped driving wh...

    Timothy’s Answer

    If you can show that you had valid insurance at the time, you can get the whole thing dropped.

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  • My 12 year old was arrested for assault with deadly weapon

    My son got bowie knife from a friend and another student asked him if he wanted to fight and my son showed him the knife and told him you don't want to fight me. Then my son asked another student if he wanted to die today and showed him the knife...

    Timothy’s Answer

    As your son is 12, his case will be handled in Juvenild court. He can get probation or a term in the Juvnile department of corrections.

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  • Do prosecutors really spy on you?

    Do prosecutors tap your phone and get your IP address on every case they have that they intend to prosecute, and see all the questions you ask on avvo or other websites? If they do would they have time to do this for misdemeanor cases, or do they ...

    Timothy’s Answer

    No. In some large drug cases and crimes like a criminal sydicate, the might use a wirel But it is expensive and requires them to jump through a bunch hoops. Hence, the reason they do not do it on every case.

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  • Can my son release as a first time offender

    My son was arrested on 11/14/2014 for BURGLARY 3RD DEG-UNLAW ENTRY MARIJUANA-POSSESS/USE. i have court tomorrow and I want to address the public defender prior regarding his Phycological issues. I tried getting him help before and now he is in j...

    Timothy’s Answer

    Once the public defenders office is appointed, you can try to speak with his attorney. But your sone will have to give the attorney permission to talk to you as all communications are priviledged.

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  • Is it possible to get a"felony" and jail time reduced for a first time offender ?

    So i busted out a back windshield of somebody i knew car, they are pressing charges but i am a first time offender and im 19 also this person has threatened me on many occasions.

    Timothy’s Answer

    Very likely. That is what the plea bargaing system is for. Your attorney will negotiate wit the prosecutor and try to get the best outcome possible.

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  • What does page 2 mean

    My boyfriend went to jail they said he got paged 2 n I can't find any info on what that would mean he just got out of prison a year ago for a drug offense n this one is also a drug offense

    Timothy’s Answer

    Page 2 is when additonal charges are added to the case. It is really only slang used in the syster,

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  • I need a letter ask the judge for reinstatement of my husbands federal probation after failing a few drug screens.

    we've been married since Feb and are lives are just starting I know my husband has had a drug problem that he truly wants to kick and I want to plea for Reinstatement of Probation with maybe a rehab modification my husband is a good man please help

    Timothy’s Answer

    You need to rely on your attorney. Alot of judges won't even consider letters sent from relatives if they don't use an attorney. That being said, letters have very little impact on the judge's decison in mosth cases.

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  • My husband has court tomorrow morning for a federal probation violation and I'm look to get some advice Or possibly hiring a law

    However were both recently unemployed and have a very tight budget if any one could help advise me or at least point me in the right direction.

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    Alot depends on the charge he is on probation for and the type of violation. Fedral Defenders also include private counsel who have a contract under the Criminal Justice Act. Meet the attorney first, and them make a decison.

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  • My questions is: Being on probation for a sex offense, do I have to submit to taking a polygraph?

    If I am not required to submit for a polygraph, what can I do about it? If I am required to take the polygraph, and fail, even being truthful, what can I do about it?

    Timothy’s Answer

    If it is a term of your probation, as with most sex offenders, you might not have a choice. Refusing could result in a violation of your probation and a term of incarceration.

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  • What penalty should I expect in court or how much as a fine?

    its my first time ever breaking the law. I was charged by my previous employer for theft. it was about $500 that I apparently owed the company. I am currently paying all that back.

    Timothy’s Answer

    You are most likely facing restitution and not a fine. If you've paid it back, that might be a factor the prosecutor would consider in determining what penalty you could get. It might be enough to get a diversion and not receive a conviction at all.

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