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Stephen D Aarons

Santa Fe Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. Contemplating releasing PI attorney before potentially settling w/insurance co.

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    2. David J. McCormick
    3. C. Donald Briggs III
    4. Philip Anthony Fabiano
    5. James Hoytt Wood
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    If the attorney got a settlement offer for policy limits and, after you fire him he will put a lien on your settlement and if you settle for policy limits he will argue he is entitled to his entire fee because his good offices secured an offer for the entire settlement amount.

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  2. Can someone who doesn't have a driver's license get a car out of the impound?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Stephen D Aarons
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3. Ethan Patrick Meaney
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    They won't release the car unless you have a valid drivers license

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  3. I am wondering if i need an advocate for injury sustained in an accident i was riding a motorcycle and i was hit by an suv

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. George Costas Andriotis
    2. Mark John Caruso
    3. Andrew Daniel Myers
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    Even though the accident/personal injury lawyer will get 1/3rd of the recovery, he is likely to demand 15-20k for this type of case.

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  4. Does the. Statute of limitations for manufacturing meth count if he's in another state other than georgia and if not why?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Allen Rust Knox
    2. Stephen D Aarons
    3. Steven Paul Berne
    4. John Arnold Steakley
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    The watch stops ticking from when the court issues the warrant until he appears in court.

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  5. If you hit someone from behind, no matter the severity, does it always constitute as careless driving?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Stephen D Aarons
    2. Manuel Alzamora Juarez
    3. Jeffrey Ira Schwimmer
    4. Stephen Ross Cohen
    5. Rixon Charles Rafter III
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    Definitely if you "didn't see them stop" you were driving carelessly. You are supposed to be aware of the car ahead of you at all times. Same answer as last time you asked.

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  6. I was released on my own recognizance from county jail on a DWI charge (.13) and I have a arraignment. Is bond possible or ROR?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Robert Edward Fenster
    2. Stephen D Aarons
    3. Jonathan M. Peake
    4. Stacy E Pepper
    5. James Donald Garrett
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    You should apply before arraignment. You cannot apply at court. The judge will impose a bond for DUI 1st at your arraignment. A lawyer with experience with that judge can advise how much bond to expect. It should not be high given your lack of criminal history. Unfortunately Miranda warnings will have no bearing on your DUI case. This is a common misconception and your lawyer can explain why.

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  7. I was involved in a car accident where I ran through a red light. I did not see the light change. Do I need an attorney?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Stephen D Aarons
    2. Albert Lee Crosner
    3. Sean Patrick Lewis
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    You might have a traffic offense but only have to pay a fine. Get an eye checkup Your insurance company will handle the civil claim for damages from the other motorist.

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  8. If someone was charged with 2nd degree murder even though it was self defense and the jury instructions were not included...

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Stephen D Aarons
    2. Thomas G. Briody
    3. Laurence K Nurmi
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    The defense lawyer may request a bond to release the defendant during his appeal of a second degree murder conviction, but the amount will be much higher than before trial. He has lost his presumption of innocence now that all 12 jurors rejected his self defense claim and convicted him beyond a reasonable doubt. If the written jury instructions were not included in the record proper on appeal, the parties will need to supplement the record especially if there are any jury instruction issues...

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  9. My public defender wants me to take a polygraph if I score badly he tells me the state wont use it as

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Stephen D Aarons
    2. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    3. John M. Kaman
    4. Harry Martina Daniels Jr.
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    Polygraphs ARE admissible in New Mexico and Massachusetts. Your public defender is right. If you pass, he provides a copy to prosecutor and pushes for a dismissal. If you flunk, he tosses the results in the trash. Either you are not being honest with your lawyer or you are not trusting him. To be effective your lawyer needs both.

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  10. How long dose it take to be indited if their doing the investigation may 21

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Stephen D Aarons
    2. Ray Edward Richards II
    3. J. Denise Carter
    4. Stephen F Wallace
    5. Raymond George Wigell
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    Not sure why you have listed this as a federal crime. Burglary is not usually prosecuted in Federal court unless you are registered as a Native American and the crimes took place on tribal lands. It can take sometime for your case to be indicted and once it is, you will be released from jail pending trial only if you have a clean record without missing court dates. It is difficult to estimate whether you will serve 24 months in federal prison, more or less, depending on several factors...

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