Paul E Knost’s Answers

Paul E Knost

Tolleson Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 16
  1. What can I do.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Frank Mascagni III
    2. F. J. Capriotti III
    3. Paul E Knost
    4. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    4 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you are saying that you got married, your wife was physically abusive, so you separated and you are getting divorced. It also sounds like you are saying that you submitted a petition for a Visa based on this marriage, which did not work out. You need to check with an immigration lawyer to see if the Violence Against Women Act could be applied to a man (you), and whether you have any ability to salvage your petition for a Visa.

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  2. Should I get a personal injury attorney or try to negotiate with Geico myself?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John M Curtin
    2. Leigh Anne Timiney
    3. Bruce M Squire
    4. Kevin M Garrison
    5. Mark John Caruso
    6. ···
    22 lawyer answers

    All of my esteemed colleagues have given you great answers. Large insurance companies with global multi-million dollar advertising campaigns have one basic agenda: maximize profits and minimize losses. They do this with very effective advertising, by which they essentially brainwash the public into trusting them. They do this with gimmicks like cute little animated lizards with a smart English accent, constantly pounding the message into our heads that they are a happy and wonderful company...

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  3. Trial date @ end of Jan. Pub def said I have 0 chance at winning. Should I fire her & hire a criminal def attorney before trial?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Cary L Lackey
    2. Kyle Green
    3. Paul E Knost
    4. Thomas G. Briody
    5. Alfred Fargione
    5 lawyer answers

    The other lawyers gave you excellent information. Your current lawyer, who happens to work for the public defender's office, is a criminal defense lawyer. Some of the best criminal defense lawyers in the field work in that office. One thing I noticed about your question was that you said your lawyer started out much more optimistic about your chances of success at trial. There is nothing unusual about that. She probably thought your chances of winning at trial were much better in the...

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  4. How long does a criminal drug trail last if a plea cant be met what is the defendant looking at time wise to prepare and analyze

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Paul E Knost
    2. Lawrence Lazzara Jr.
    3. David Kephart
    4. Aaron Michael Black
    5. Slade A Lawson
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I agree with all of my colleagues. There are so many different types of "criminal drug trials" that more information would be needed. I have litigated numerous trials as defense counsel, many of which have involved drug allegations. A trial involving an alleged methamphetamine laboratory will take longer than a trial involving a marijuana cigarette allegedly found in someone's purse. A trial involving allegations of interstate/international drug trafficking will have a completely different...

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  5. Can my daughter still press charges for having sex with a 24 year old while being 16 being that she is 19 now?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Adam Feldman
    2. Paul E Knost
    3. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    4. Benjamin J Lieberman
    4 lawyer answers

    She can file a police report and they will of course arrest him and charge him. If she later changes her mind about things and no longer wishes to testify against him, the government will simply explain to her that she will testify if they need her to do so, and if she refuses, they will simply have a material witness warrant issued for her and arrest her. If she says anything different than what she told the police in her initial report, they can charge her with perjury.

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  6. Will the Judge think its "strange" the only required recording devise for Police Officer was "dead" not recording his attack?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Malosack Berjis
    2. Keith G Langer
    3. Paul E Knost
    3 lawyer answers

    If you feel you are being "stalked" by a police officer, it is NEVER a good idea to "stop him" and ask him what the problem is. That would be like walking through the jungle and you sense that a tiger is stalking you. You don't try to negotiate or reason with the powerful and deadly beast. You get to a safe place. In this situation, it would have been better for you to simply drive to the local police station. Let him "stalk" you all the way to where he works. Then, if he has a legitimate...

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  7. For immigration witch plead would look best?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Paul E Knost
    2. Giacomo Jacques Behar
    3. Gintare Grigaite
    4. J Charles Ferrari
    4 lawyer answers

    Unlawful Copying or Sale could be seen as a "crime of moral turpitude" by the immigration court. Many types of Theft pleas would also be seen as a "crime of moral turpitude". But a plea for Theft under A.R.S. 1802(A)(6) could be a lot better than Unlawful Copying, if her lawyer is very careful to leave the factual basis for the plea vague on the issue of intent to permanently deprive. In a situation like this, I would give a factual basis unter 1802(A)(6) that she basically used a...

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  8. I am claimed for a bodily injury after being hit by a bicycle

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Richard Todd Rosenstein
    2. Paul E Knost
    3. Nisha Darlene Noroian
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Lawrence Lazzara Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    Turn the matter over to your insurance company, which will defend the case up to your policy limits. If you received a traffic citation, you may want to consider retaining your own separate lawyer to defend you at the hearing if you are going to challenge it. Keep your own insurance company informed of things. God bless

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  9. I was kicked off tasc today for not answering a call from them. The call is not on my phone records. Can they do this to me?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Paul E Knost
    2. Ryan W Cummings
    3. Rachelle Ferraro
    3 lawyer answers

    I've heard similar stories. You might try getting your phone records from your phone company and looking for the call, and if it is not on there, bring a copy of it to TASC and politely try to explain to them that this must have been a mistake. I don't know what they will do, but it might be worth a try since you were almost done and they have all of your money. God bless!

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  10. In Arizona how long can a person be held in jail without a complaint being filed?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Laura A McDermott
    2. Paul E Knost
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3 lawyer answers

    Rule 4.1(b) On Arrest Without a Warrant. A person arrested without a warrant shall be taken before the nearest or most accessible magistrate in the county of arrest, whereupon a complaint, if one has not already been filed, shall promptly be prepared and filed. If a complaint is not filed within 48 hours from the time of the initial appearance before the magistrate, the defendant shall be released from jail, and the preliminary hearing date, if any, shall be vacated.

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