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  • A person set up for a drug buy by the police. He parks a vehicle that is not registered to him, walks past the meet area, no

    exchange is made. they shake him down but find nothing on him. He is in an open parking lot where anyone could be walking. They ask where his car is, he tells them he doesn't own a car, which is true. They find the key to the vehicle and use the a...

    Mark’s Answer

    There could be several issues here but hard to determine based on these limited facts. The length of the detention, as pointed out by Mr. Kaman, could impact whether the subsequeent search of the vehicle was lawful, among other possible things. If you do not have one already, consult with a criminal defense attorney to review the case.

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  • My boyfriend was give 15 years of prison with 85% how much time or what does that mean he was just also accepted to college.

    He has been in their since 2012 for assault he was just accepted to college and will start june 15 also he wasw send to oklahoma state to a california out of state prison

    Mark’s Answer

    He will do nearly 13 years in this situation. Hard to understand how he could apply and be accepted to college while in jail or prison, but that won't help with an early release. He can take some college-credit courses while there.

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  • Is it illegal for me to date my girlfriend if I just turned 18 and she is turning 17 in a couple months?

    I'm not talking of sexual intercourse, just dating.

    Mark’s Answer

    Dating is fine. Any sexual activity is where the difficulty arises. Help us all if they outlaw simple teenage dating!

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  • Just noticed what i plead to is not what i thought i was charged with

    arrested for 11550 and possesion charge (smoking device with meth inside of pipe) at jail i rememberd had a imitrex pill on me so i hurried n swallowed it (reason had a pill was in casino took one for incase of onset migrain.come big square packag...

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    You can request another appointed lawyer from the judge, or you can hire your own lawyer. You have the right to a jury trial always, and do not have to accept a plea deal if you don't want to do so - but you do have to accept the consequences, good or bad. Other than that it is impossible to tell you what you should do with your case without reviewing the case.

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  • Would the government make a law against one individual like if they are to come into contact with another human being or police

    cause them bodily harm could this be a law. Thanks for help.

    Mark’s Answer

    The governmentw will not legislate as to one person only, but there are restraining orders that can be issued by the court preventing one person from annoying or harassing another person. Also, in probation conditions the court almost always orders the person on probation to stay away from the victim or other co-participants. Your question is vague at best without specifics.

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  • Jail time?

    Was in my daughters car got 2nd DUI with hit and run car hit fence then I left it on side of road when my daughter found out she called the police and told them I was drinking I know I was not drunk when the acciden happend she was angry came hom...

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    You should be worried! Not only are you now charged with a second DUI but it is affecting your family. A second DUI arrest, a hit and run accident, and your own daughter calling the police should tell you something perhaps more important than what is going to happen in your case (although, drinking and driving is a potentially dangerous activity in itself). What is your drinking doing to your family and those around you? It's time to face what seems to be apparent to those who love you. Just a suggestion: take action and get some help before things get much worse.

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  • Help ! Need to hire robbery expert

    Boyfriend charged with attempted robbery. No violent priors no gun charges. His number got traced back from a craigslist add for a phone that he tried to sell and the man is testifying against him saying he tried to rob him at gunpoint when my bo...

    Mark’s Answer

    A good criminal defense attorney can handle the case. Be very careful about the gun allegations because they can enhance a sentence quite severely.

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  • Is there anything we can do to lower his sentence?

    My husband got arrested in april for grand theft auto. They gave him a deal of 5 & a half years with only 50%. He was not the driver of the car he and another friend got arrested at the scene. His friend came forward and said he was the driver b...

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    There really are not enough facts here to fully answer your question, but the answer is in the gang allegations. "First big offense" tells me that this is not his first brush with the law, and "..the other defendant was from the same gang" is a clue to why he is being offered what seems to you to be a long time. He needs a good lawyer, that's for sure, to get the best possible results. It is doubtful that the five and a half is the maximun sentence; otherwise, there would be no reason to take a plea deal.

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  • Will I go to jail for 2-3 years!?

    I was at the post office and an undercover walks up to me ask my where the mail was going I stated Tn, they asked could they search the box I stated sure I'm not knowing the contents, they recover 2lbs of marijuana they then searched my car found ...

    Mark’s Answer

    You definitely need an attoney to assist you with this situation. The state charges of H&S 11359 may not be the end of the story and the feds may be involved. Something tipped them off to the fact that you were mailing marijuana through the mail. And do not post any more information about your case on line or anywhere else. Talk to an attorney and an attorney only.

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