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Greg Thomas Hill

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  • Can a Registered sex offender obtain a security clearance?

    Lets say an individual committed an offense at 12 where he touched a minor. Then he was charged at 14 of Child Molestation I, and he completed treated and probation. Since the age of 14 he has not gotten in any trouble not even a parking ticket. C...

    Greg’s Answer

    My answer is possibly. In some states, juvenile adjudications are confidential. I would contact a licensing attorney to ask this same question. The issue is whether you would be vulnerable to manipulation by someone aware of your status and willing to extort you for information covered by the clearance by threatening to tell everyone about your past. Good luck to you.

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  • 90in55mph zone.

    I was driving in a 55 mph zone, apparently going 90 mph. I was not paying attention to my speed and I when the officer blue lighted me I looked at my speed and it was 60 and proceeded to pull over. I had worked 42 hours in a 3 day time period, and...

    Greg’s Answer

    You can hire an experienced traffic ticket attorney licensed in NC who regularly appears in the courthouse at issue. That would be the best thing to do. Depending upon how the officer testifies and more facts, your fine will vary. Use the "Find a Lawyer" link on Avvo to find such an attorney to help you. Talk to him or her and hopefully, you'll feel more certain what you can expect in court.

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  • Has any one been relieved of registering as a level one sex offender in the state of Washington?

    Has any one been relieved of registering as a level one sex offender in the state of Washington?

    Greg’s Answer

    I am not licensed in WA state, so out of respect for any experienced criminal defense attorney licensed there who may also answer, I would defer to his or her answer first. However, my answer is "absolutely, yes." If one is pardoned by the governor or an appeal of a conviction that triggers such an obligation is successful, the duty to register would be lifted.

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  • "Shoplifted" at walmart. Pay the demand or not?

    Got caught shopplifting at walmart. The cops were not called but did receive the whole "you'll receive a civil demand in the mail" talk. The item was $19.99. Do i need to pay the $250 demand or just ignore it till they stop bothering me? Also in m...

    Greg’s Answer

    First, thank you for your service to our county (I served in the USMC during the Gulf War, flying EA-6B's). To answer your question, the answer is no. Please click on the article linked below to read an article I wrote on this subject because the question is asked so frequently.

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  • Can I get a restricted license after my 3rd dwi so I could drive only for work

    Will I be eligible for restricted license after my 3rd dwi? How long do I have to wait to get a restricted license in NC? If I move out to california will I get a restricted license after 6 months?

    Greg’s Answer

    I am not licensed in North Carolina, so out of respect to any experienced DUI attorney from NC who answers your question, I would say read it first. However, my experience in general with DUI is that on a third DUI you will not be eligible for a restricted license at all. In CA, where I am licensed, you cannot receive a restricted license after six months.

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  • What does a motion to suppress mean?

    My fiancée went to court yesterday thinking he was gonna get sentenced, and his public defender said that he had filed a motion to suppress and the judge accepted it and that was the end of his bench trial. So what will happen now? His public defe...

    Greg’s Answer

    A motion to suppress is a request that the judge issue an order to exclude certain evidence from the case. In terms of your fiancé's case, this may help him quite a bit. Depending upon what types of evidence is suppressed, the case can even be dismissed, although in your fiancé's case it appears that is not the case.

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  • Is this going to show up on a criminal record? I am just worried.

    My friend and I were on school property during the summer (a parking lot with open access from a public street). My friend and I were both 17 at the time, it was past curfew, and we really weren't doing anything bad. The security came to investiga...

    Greg’s Answer

    My answer is no. You were not booked at all. I think the police and the school just wanted to send a stern message to you. However, to be sure, you can wait about a month and then Google Livescan. You can then submit yourself to a Livescan test to get your criminal history. It costs about $30 and takes about three weeks.

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  • Can I get my breathalyzer removed without the 4 month compliance in washington state because of possible malfunction.

    I plead guilty to an APC in North Dakota while I had a Washington state license in 2013. Washington requires a certain amount of time with the device including the final 4 month compliance before getting an unrestricted license back. I have fulfil...

    Greg’s Answer

    This is very common. I cannot tell you how many times I have heard similar complaints about a malfunctioning breath machine in a car, also known as a IID. You can ask your judge to terminate the requirement, if the judge imposed it, but be prepared to be told to have it recalibrated or just swapped out for another such machine. The same response may be given by the WA DMV, but you can try. Good luck.

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  • Second A.I. charge did 8 hours in Drunk Tank and they let me out.

    I would just like to know what's going or could happen to me. I have anxiety and am really scared that I will go back to jail. I would have thought that if I was going to do more jail time that they wouldn't have let me out to begin with. I was in...

    Greg’s Answer

    What will happen to you depends quite a bit on the facts of the case. What was your blood alcohol content (BAC)? Why were you stopped? What did the officer say about your driving? Was there a car accident? Was anyone injured? What other criminal history do you have, if any? How old are you? More facts are needed. I would talk to an experienced DUI attorney in Kentucky and explain your case facts rather than posting answers to my questions on the Internet.

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  • Will my daughter's friend do time in jail for CS-POSS MARIJUANA? He's 18yrs and been on probation & then convicted of 3rd degree

    Stealing from JCPENNEYS while he was working there.

    Greg’s Answer

    My answer is maybe, but probably not too much. I'd want to see the police report and his criminal history in more detail. I am not licensed in Michigan, so out of respect to any experienced attorney licensed in MI who also answers, I'd direct you to that answer first.

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