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Mark A. Broughton
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  • If I can get the Discovery on my sons case would someone be willing to look at it.

    I have part of it and am trying to get the rest, Thank all of you for your help. Sandy

    Mark’s Answer

    I'm sure you can consult with an attorney and show it to him/her and get some general impressions. But I would not give advice without getting all the information myself. But sure, someone will take a look at what you have.

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  • 2nd DUI with hit and run

    car hit fence then I left it on side of road came home cops came 1 hour latter charged me BA above .2 What's going to happen very worried.1st DUI in 07

    Mark’s Answer

    You are looking at custody time, suspension of your driver's license, DUI school and other consequences. You should have an attorney to represent you.

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  • If a person receives a citation to appear in court for a misdemeanor charge of habitation of a vehicle, would they have a right

    to a lawyer and jury trial ? There was no arrest or Miranda rights given. There was only a citation to appear in court.

    Mark’s Answer

    Yes, if it is a true misdemeanor and not an infraction (fine only).

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  • How long after being arrested for a federal crime is the arraignment -how soon after arrest does bail usually get set in federal

    How long is the normal wait for appearance and bail hearing in a federal case?

    Mark’s Answer

    Here in the Eastern District it can be the same day, or if arrested in the late afternoon or evening, the next morning. If initially detained and the government is seeking detention, that hearing is usually within two court days, but can be a day or two longer.

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  • Next court is px?

    charged with assault with a deadly weapon the other party told da it didnt happen it was a lie my next court is for a px what is that

    Mark’s Answer

    That is usually an abreviation for a preliminary hearing, which is a hearing where tetimony is taken so a judge can make a determination if there is enough evidence to hold (formally charge) the defendant on the charges. If held to answer to the charges, the defendant will later be arraigned on an Information.

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  • Hello I'm charged with DUI and Dui above .08 hit and run with damage and driving no license my 1st DUI was in 07,

    left car on the side of the road after I hit a fence came home got a ride home 1 hour later cops arrested me my husband called them and said i was drinking. Any thougths on my out come i looking for a lawyer when i was booked only said DUI now onl...

    Mark’s Answer

    Yes, you definitely need a good criminal defense attorney to represent you, and you should consult with one asap. If you have not done so already, you need to contact DMV and request a hearing within 10 days or you will lose your license despite any defenses you may have. And do not make any admissions on-line or to anyone else regarding the facts of the case. Only to your attorney.

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  • My Dr drug tested me with out telling me and tested positive for meth so he reported me to dmv now i have a reexamination of dri

    Do I need to take a lawyer for the past month i have tested every week for this Dr since I tested dirty what should I do if test are clean

    Mark’s Answer

    I am a little curious about this as well. There has to be some more information here because something is missing. My initial impression is that you may be able to confirm or reanalyze the test, which I assume was a blood test. But as I say, I don't fully understand the situation.

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  • Just want to know around how much time will he do?

    My boyfrind got arrested the other day for a warrant that was in 2013. It was for failing to go to court and probation I believe . I just want to know around how much time would that normaly be?

    Mark’s Answer

    No ways tell on this information. The charges for which he was placed on probation would be a start, but there is more to it than that. For example, what has he been doing since the warrant was issued? Has he had any additional arrests or contacts with law enforcement? What is his criminal history? It is usually better if he surrenders with the help of an attorney rather than being arrested and taken to court.

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  • On probation for Domistic volince and got a DUI

    Hit a frence becouse of flat tire left the car there went to my house 6miles away to get my husband and a jack had a drink at home becouse I was shaken up police came to my home and c arrested me for DUI

    Mark’s Answer

    Some interesting facts to explore. Yes, you have to be concerned about both the current DUI arrest as well as a possible violation of probation. You would be wise to get an attonrey to assist you in this situation.

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  • If I blew a .10 Breathalyzer test will I loose my license

    They pulled me over thinking I was involved in a hit and run and later found the person that was involved in the hit and run . but they treated me as though I was guilty and cuffed me in front of my wife and children in my front yard

    Mark’s Answer

    You have to request a DMV hearing or your license will be suspended regardless of any defenses you may have. Those might include the probable cause for the vehicle stop. Contact an attorney ASAP to discuss your case.

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