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Donald Gray Drewry

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  • My boyfriend was sentenced today to 16 months in state prison none of the time he has done since sept 11 th was credited.

    He also has a charge out of another county for 240 days can this all go together?

    Donald’s Answer

    This should have all been worked out with his attorney when he was in court. If this is not a violent felony, then he may be allowed to do his time at half time in County Jail, but it does not appear that he has been sentenced for one of the crimes, and whether or not they will give him any credit will depend on the next judge.

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  • The police can ares me for 6 penalties public transportation

    imam really worry

    Donald’s Answer

    Were you arrested and released with a citation to go to court? Not sure what your question is. There is not enough information here to help you.

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  • Do I have a warrant??

    Paid redlight ticket online but it says it wont go through till tomorrow. The due date is today. what's going to happen?

    Donald’s Answer

    Keep your receipt of paid today whether it went through or not. You should be fine.

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  • Should I just pay for the open container ticket?

    As I was walking out of a bar in Hermosa Beach, a cop grab my arm and drag me to his patrol. I was holding a beer bottle in my hand (I am 22 years old), and was only like 2 feet from the entrance of the bar (I had intentions to throw the bottle aw...

    Donald’s Answer

    It is being charged as an Infraction, so go to court, and if you don't have the money, ask the court to give you community service, which is usually about $10 per hour instead of paying with cash. However, if they do that, you better do the service or it gets worse. Who knows, maybe the DA will drop in the interest of justice. Explain that you were still in the doorway.

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  • Can I file criminal charges for perjury against someone in a state other than where the restraining order was entered/filed?

    My ex wife filed a false restraining order, that she was granted, against me in her home state and place of residence, North Carolina, stating under oath (in testimony) and on a police report, that I came to NC and beat her, while trying to sieze ...

    Donald’s Answer

    The restraining order was issued by a Court in North Carolina. You cannot file perjury charges, only the DA can do that. But what you can do, is request that the court that issued the order, reconsider it, and you would have to appear in Carolina with your evidence and witnesses. Then, if you prove your case, ask for cost, and ask the DA to file the criminal charges. This is expensive and time consuming, and complicated, so you will need a lawyer in Carolina.

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  • We would like to Foster/Adopt a child but I have something on my record from 19 years ago.

    I was charged 19 years ago with 273a(2) and my wife and I are wanting to foster but it says that if you were charged with 273a(a) you are not allowed to. I was charged with 273a(2). Are they the same or different?The foster care application paper ...

    Donald’s Answer

    Were you charged or convicted of the 273? Get a lawyer to help you with a Certificate of Rehabilitation, and get a lawyer that handles adoption to help you with other documentation that will help adopt a child. Also, we have a section on this site for civil which is where you should be. Good luck.

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  • Does a money order have the same laws as a check?

    OK I found a money order in a box that came from my aunt who passed years ago the money order was in an envelope with my name. I opened it the money order pay to was blank but my aunt signed only her first name. so I wrote it to my fiancé to go c...

    Donald’s Answer

    Let him go to the police. What is he going to say that he was a part of a crime? Is there a crime? What is it? You didn't steal the money order. He is responsible for the loss if in his possession. The police will probably tell you this is a civil issue. You should consider small claims court against your friend. There is a section here for civil and small claims, so ask your question there.

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  • I have a public defender, already plea guilty base on his advice don't feel his helping me.

    I have criminal charges, plea guilty base on public defender appointed by the court whom since the beginning did not feel comfortable with his services. Not sentenced yet, i don't feel his helping me but help to solve the puzzle of the entire cas...

    Donald’s Answer

    If you have already plead guilty to the charge, you must show good cause to withdraw your plea, and you must do it before you are sentenced. If you are going to hire a private lawyer, you need to do it right away. It is difficult to get your plea withdrawn.

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  • Can you be sentenced to a year in county jail by los padrinos juvenile court?

    my son was charged with strong armed robbery for stealing some 14.99 headphones because he ran when store security tried to detain him. he was 17 yrs old. he was picked up about 6mo. later in front of his house then let out on OR. he is 19 now and...

    Donald’s Answer

    Again, this is the 3rd time you have posted this question, and now there are 7 previous answers to you. The answer is not going to change. You should now be talking to your son's lawyer. Mr. Hill's answer was very complete, so go back and read that answer.

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  • Can you be sentences a year in county jail for a crime two yrs ago and a minor at time took place?

    my son was 17 about to turn 18 when he stole a pair of 14.99 head phones from wal-mart. because he struggled n got away, later when picked up he was charged with strong armed robbery n 50M $ bail and released on OR. he's 19 now n going through th...

    Donald’s Answer

    This question has already been answered 6 times. You should be talking to your son's lawyer.

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