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  • Can I take care of this by myself or should I retain a lawyer?

    Convicted felon trying to get felony dropped down to something less and possibly expunged. Felony was in 1998 possession of marijuana, in Las Vegas, NV, less than 1 oz

    Ross’s Answer

    The statute allows you to file a petition to seal a Category A/B Felony 15 years or a Category C/D Felony 12 years from the date of release from actual custody or discharge from parole or probation, whichever occurs later.

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  • Can I get this warrant quashed I don't live in Nevada

    I took a plea deal for possession and did not return for my sentencing a bench warrant was issued I returned to my home state of Florida this was 6 year's ago and happened in Nevada

    Ross’s Answer

    You would have to appear with your lawyer and file a motion to place on calendar to quash the bench warrant and re-set it for a sentencing date. However, the prosecutor will most likely unwind the deal and argue that you should be in placed in custody unless the lawyer can convince the Judge of mitigating and extenuating circumstances resulting in why it took 6 years for you to take care of it.

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  • What do I need to do next?

    My fiancee and his brother and their dad's girlfriend got into a heated argument and then my fiancee came in the bedroom and told me that he pulled out his pocket knife behind his back to defend himself against his brother. I told him that he need...

    Ross’s Answer

    You need to hire a lawyer to represent him and file a motion for an OR release.

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  • Does everyone qualify for the serious offenders program? If not is your only option jail?

    Dui 3 rd

    Ross’s Answer

    The SOP is only for a 3rd felony within 7 years. It is not eligible if you have a previous felony DUI or if substantial bodily harm is inovlved. The key component for acceptance in the program is to show dependence on alcohol or a substance which leand itself to treatment.

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  • Am I able to change a dishonorable discharge to honor?

    I have a gross misdemeanor from 2008 . I need my record clear but its saying i have a dishonorable discharge from parole and probation. I completed my community service but the probation officer at the time is now Retired. He have it down as I di...

    Ross’s Answer

    It's very difficult to change the type of discharge especially after so much time has passed. Your best option at this point is to Petition the court to seal your criminal record.

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  • Is this a DUI if I wasn't arrested? Can the PBT hold up in court if I don't remember taking that test?

    I was in an accident involving two other vehicles (I hit one in front of me and the person behind me hit me, so I was sandwiched). I came to in the ambulance with a broken wrist and was taken to the hospital. The ticket I was issued said that I ...

    Ross’s Answer

    PBTs are inadmissible in court so it doesn't matter whether you recall blowing into it. However, it is 1 tool among others in establishing probable cause to draw your blood at the hospital. Since you didn't perform SFSTs I would focus on whether there was PC.

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  • Will I be arrested is going to court to get a new court date or sheriffs card?

    I had a court date that I missed and was issued a bench warrant. If I go down to court to schedule a new date will I be arrested? It is a felony now because I haven't paid the restitution on it yet. I was supposed to be able to wipe it clear after...

    Ross’s Answer

    it is routine for a lawyer to file a motion to place on calendar to quash the warrant and then you can go renew your sheriffs' card without any threate of detention.

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  • What are the chances of him going to jail? Would he do a long time or can be get probation instead.

    My boyfriend got arrested for having weed. He had a court coming up like 4 days from now. They had expanded his hearing for him to be able to get job, he did. He was doing good until he got caught with the weed. He has a baby coming any day now. ...

    Ross’s Answer

    It sounds like this new case of possession is also a violation of a stay out of trouble on a previous case. if so, the prosecute has the option of arguing for jail time and getting the original charge. A simple possession case itself is not generally a big deal but will affect an older case that is still open.

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  • What can I do to stop this individual from further forgeries? Can I get a restraining order?

    An individual has used my business e-mail in printed form, in a State Hearing case. This e-mail was not written by me however, the language within the e-mail was written to benefit the individual who submitted it to the State in their effort to av...

    Ross’s Answer

    You need to send a cease and desist letter and file a civil complaint for injunctive relief. Also, you should file a police report concerning the forgery which may result in criminal charges.

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  • What does this mean and do I have a case for false arrest?

    On April of 2013 I was arrested for a grand larceny charge stemming from a theft that occured at a casino hotel. It seems like my only fault was being present while the victim made the complaint with security as I was read Miranda rights before I ...

    Ross’s Answer

    The case law is very difficult to prove "fale arrest" just based the DA's office deciding not to puruse charges. In additio, the DA can always file criminal charges within the statute of limitations.

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