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  • [Re-asking] Son was arrested for domestic violence I feel like he got screwed big time.

    So I've already asked this question but I didn't have all the details the first time around. My son was arrested on domestic violence serious charge and took a deferred judgement. They said it would be off his record and expunged on July 10th of 2...

    John’s Answer

    Do you have a question? What is the girlfriend's side of the story?

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  • Based on the story I explained could I be charged with a crime?

    So not exactly a fun story to admit to and a tad embarrassing but worried. I had recently posted an ad on craigslist while up in Michigan on military training. While at work I began speaking with a lady who initially appeared to be older. The b...

    John’s Answer

    If you had met her knowing she was 15 you could be in trouble. But once you knew her true age you told her to go away. I don't think you are in any danger but watch out in the future when you post on craigslist. The site is crawling with cops posing as underage girls. If you agree to meet one you will have a very unpleasant date.

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  • What are the requirements for a sentence modification while incarcerated?

    My fiance was sentenced over 6 years ago to 30 years, 20 of them to be incarcerated. He is eligible for parole- but the parole board has pushed his date out another 2 years. He was charged with burglary and everyone we have spoken to say he senten...

    John’s Answer

    If he was sentenced 6 years ago you have missed any deadline for sentence modification or appeal. I would say hire a lawyer but you've already run through 4. Maybe you could hire a lawyer who specializes in parole hearings for his next date.

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  • What rights does he have regarding time frame to see Larimer judge since in jail pending transport? Whenever they get to it?

    Husband found out he had a warrant for theft in Denver, turned self in to Denver county. Judge set PR bond but has hold for Larimer county for theft with high bond. No criminal background. Has been sitting in Denver County for a week waiting for L...

    John’s Answer

    If your figures are correct Larimer has 14 days to pick him up. Once they have he'll see a judge within a few days. What do you mean no criminal background? He has 2 open theft cases if I read your question correctly.

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  • Should the furniture owners go after the complex or me? Do I have a claim against furniture owners for making it criminal?

    I had rental furniture in my apartment. I moved out. Thought I Had couple extra days to remove furniture. I left lease on the couch. Apartment complex got rid of a furniture. 4 years later knock on my door and I was arrested. Apparently warrant on...

    John’s Answer

    The furniture owners didn't make it criminal because they can't file a criminal complaint. They can complain to the police but the DA makes the charging decision. I don't see any claim against anyone here.

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  • Am I no longer afforded rights under search and seizure if under probation?

    I'm on probation and I notice in the terms of my probation, they can pretty much come in my house without notice? Does that mean I have no rights for searches and seizures and they don't need a warrant and they can do practically anything they wan...

    John’s Answer

    Often the terms and conditions of probation require that you submit to a search of your person, your house, your car and/or your possessions 24/7 with or without probable cause. No warrant is needed.

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  • Is it possible that with this man's extensive criminal history that he will only get 18 months outpatient for DUI 6?

    My ex got DUI#6 while on probation for DUI which he got just 7 months ago. He was on strict court supervision with a curfew, no alcohol consumption allowed, no driving as his license is permanently revoked in the State of Florida (after his 4th D...

    John’s Answer

    If he gets 18 months outpatient and no jail his PD has done a good job. 6 DUI convictions mean this person has a serious substance abuse problem.

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  • How do I get a full pardon? Or at least my firearms rights back??? Please!

    In 2005 I pled guilty to a federal "baby" felony. For smuggling. I am in the pet trade and I did a trade with someone in Brazil for some live tarantulas. He did not ship properly and lied about package contents. When I signed for the package I too...

    John’s Answer

    Pleading guilty to a felony is a felony conviction which will bar you from possessing or owning firearms for the rest of your life.

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  • How does this arrest affect my criminal history and record

    I was arrested for unlawful possession but have not been indicted and several months have passed, I am also a minor. I am wondering what ramifications this has on my ability to pass a background check for a new job, getting admissions into college...

    John’s Answer

    You can have your record sealed when you are 18. That will protect your information from employers but not necessarily colleges, universities or anything requiring a state license. Simple possession should not affect your gun rights.

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  • How to reduce criminal sentence of 226 years. Mistakes on charges, loss of evidence.

    How to correct an illegal sentence, that should be reduced to time served. Consecutive years etc. There were mistakes involved on charges,, Ineffective attorney, loss of evidence, no witnesses on your behalf. no change in venue. Juror was replaced...

    John’s Answer

    File an appeal within 60 days of the judgment. You can also ask the trial Court to recall the sentence (120 day deadline) but that is probably a waste of time. Appeal. A lawyer will be appointed to assist you.

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