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Douglas Holbrook

Douglas Holbrook’s Answers

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  • What is the statue of limitation in Louisiana

    I was on probation until 2008 but I caught a possession with intent before I was off probation I've been gone for 6 years

    Douglas’s Answer

    The statute will vary depending upon how the offense is charged. But the statute will be tolled duing the time that you are away, assuming that away means out of the state.

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  • Have been charged with shoplifting, first offense, what can I expect to happen?

    don't have any idea, never been in trouble, was a stupid stupid thing to do, can't even say why I did such a thing

    Douglas’s Answer

    If you have retained counsel, follow the advise given. If you have not retained counsel, Just show up at the ordered time and request appointment of counsel, assuming you qualify.

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  • Can my probation following a current parole sentence be revoked due to a parole violation

    20 serve 13 sentence paroled after 12 years/7 months left on parole with 7 years probation following / failed to report after being kicked out of home

    Douglas’s Answer

    The quick answer is yes....because full compliance with the law is one of the key conditions of being on probation or parole.

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  • Valid reasons for a remand to the grand jury even after 25 days? (maricopa Superior)

    there is and was clearly exculpable evidence that was not only not "officially" brought to the prosecutors attention but the investigator mislead the grand jury upon direct questions from a juror [originally stated he thought the signature on the...

    Douglas’s Answer

    You are only in the initial stages of these proceedings. There will be ample time to present any exculpable evidence.

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  • My (idiot) son was caught stealing at Walmart. It was worth $40 and he has been charged with commercial burglary.

    Apparently he had a false receipt with him, looked for the item and got the cash. He was apprehended when he left the store. Why would they charge him with commercial burglary and not petty theft? San Bernardino County Sheriffs has been known to ...

    Douglas’s Answer

    If he entered the commercial establishment for the purpose of committing an act of theft, he would be guilty of both the petty theft as well as the commercial burglary.

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  • What steps are necessary to avoid prosecution for theft, I already have an agreement to repay for the value of the items

    ex girlfriend already reported items stolen, since then we have talked we are friends, I want to pay her back and have some sort of agreement to avoid prosecution, is there any possible step we can take together to prevent it from going any furthe...

    Douglas’s Answer

    If it has already been reported, then it is out of your hands. Civil compromises are sometimes possible, but that would have to be with the agreement or sanction of law enforcement or prosecution.

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  • NTI?

    My court summons has a checked box and next to it it says NTI. what does this mean? I agreed to pre-trial diversion and then they handed me the summons and said it all has to be completed by that date.

    Douglas’s Answer

    I would suggest that you re-contact the court and inquire as to the meaning of this term. It is not a commonly used term or at least one that we are familiar with.

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  • Starting punishment or jail time

    I have heard that if you plea or are found guilty some people can take up to a year before they check into jail and start serving their sentence or time if in house arrest is this true and what are the circumstances to be able to do this?

    Douglas’s Answer

    Are you asking if it is true that you actually heard that? No sure if you heard it correctly or not. As to the delay time, while there can certainly be a delay while application is made for house arrest or a surrender date is arranged, I have never heard of it taking a year. A few months would be the most that I would anticipate.

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  • I have a situation a knife was taking for evidence and the defendant was locked up and he seen a Jude the next day and I didnt s

    Show up to the first court date but the defendant did show up I the plaintiff have another another court date if I don't show up again for the second time will the courts throw it out or will he get locked up

    Douglas’s Answer

    First question: why are you even considering not showing up for court dates ? How does that make any sense ?

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  • Should I get a attorney? Should I plea not guilty?

    I have a warrant for my arrest but they didnt take me cuz I recently had a c section and have staples in. They said its for taking items of $54 from walmart. I have a newborn now. What should I expect to happen? What should I do

    Douglas’s Answer

    Contact an attorney immediately to appear for you and get the warrant recalled.

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