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John Andrew Campanella

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  • Peyote and children

    My ex-wife and I do not have a parenting plan. She feels its alright for my young children to take peyote wich is an illegal drug in Washington State. She is not Native American. What can I do to protect my children?

    John’s Answer

    Contact law enforcement in the area where the children are located as well as child protective services.

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  • Legalzoom??

    Are the legalzoom documents the same as what I would get at a reputable attorney's office? I am curious if any attorney has "shopped" the competition to see if the documents are worth the paper they are written on or is it just another cookie cut...

    John’s Answer

    I would suspect that any prefabricated documents are just that. What any lawyer knows is that all cases are unique and that is why you should speak with a legal professional as oppose to obtaining a prefabricated document. Beware of gimmicks and things that appear to be too good to be true, they probably are.

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  • Bench warrent for mistake by porol officer

    my husband got a dui over two years ago and his porol officer didnt send in his paper work saying that he complied with treatment so he had a court date and the paper saying when his court date was sent to a house that we no longer lived at so we ...

    John’s Answer

    Most likely the money you paid to the Bail Bonds Agent is unrecoverable. It is unclear from your question what happened to your husband's case. Was his parole ever violated? What happened to the court case once bail was posted and he returned to court?

    John Campanella
    www.duifighter.com

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  • Underaged dui outcome ??

    i recently recived a underaged dui.....i am 17 about to turn 18 next week..they towed my car and released me to my parents....i was wondering what the outcome would be ?? and if i should recive anything in the mail about my court date or do i have...

    John’s Answer

    If convicted you could suffer criminal punishment as well as a one year suspension from DMV. The criminal punishment would vary depending on what particular code section(s) you are charged with. It may be possible to defeat the charges, you should have an experience DUI attorney review your case.

    You might not receive anything in the mail regarding your court date. Most people receive a citation or an, "Agreement to Appear" when they are released from police custody. You might also try going online to the court website to see if they show a court date for you.

    John Campanella, Esq. www.duifighter.com

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  • Avvo

    Why can't I edit any of my questions or delete them? I delete them and they are still showing up and I've gotten an answer already but they don't delete. Everytime I press delete it changes to save changes, then back to edit, then back to save c...

    John’s Answer

    Try to just post a new question.

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  • Can I still get a DUI charge when under legal limit?

    If I've blown below the legal limit and still get charged with DUI, isn't it just the cop's word against mine? How can they prove I was DUI?

    John’s Answer

    A jury will be asked if they believe there is proof beyond a reasonable doubt that you were either driving at or above .08 or that regardless of the test you were too impaired due to alcohol to be driving. Each state defines this second law slightly different. They will most likely attempt to prove their case buy the officer testify as to what he observed and his opinion of your field sobriety test performance as well as the results of the breath test. Get yourself an experienced DUI attorney and your chances of beating the case will improve.

    John A. Campanella

    www.duifighter.com

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  • Field sobriety test accuracy

    Can I refuse a field sobriety test and insist on the more accurate method? I've heard of people getting DUI for looking drunk even when they blew below the limit.

    John’s Answer

    Yes you can refuse to take field sobriety tests however the prosecution may attempt to use your refusal to prove consciousness of guilt. Field sobriety test are only to assist the officer and are not as reliable as a properly administered chemical test.

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  • Is it legal for a business to require an expensive uniform?

    My job requires that I purchase an expensive uniform, but they do not offer any help or compensation. Is this a legal practice?

    John’s Answer

    I believe it is legal for them to require that you wear a uniform as part of the job. The good news it that you can most likely write off the expense on your taxes.

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  • Self Defense within rental property

    I drove off three assailants who attacked my wife, daughter and me in our apartment because we had called the police on their drunk and disorderly behavior, but because I ran out of the apartment after them armed with knives for protection, my pub...

    John’s Answer

    As for getting a pro bono attorney to handle your case, it may be difficult. However, putting your request on Avvo is a good start. You could try contacting private attorney's in your county. You will probably have better luck getting a local attorney taking the case pro bono because the expense of travel may prohibit out of town attorneys from volunteering their time.

    You can also fire your public defender and ask for another court appointed attorney. This too is a difficult road. Judges usually look suspiciously at people who fire there public defenders as trouble makers unfortunately.

    If you don't have confidence in your public defender you could write a compelling letter to his boss asking that someone else be assigned to the case. The fact that you don't have a criminal past is certainly helpful.

    If and when this goes to trial it is important that the jury understands the threat you and your family felt from these hooligans. Perhaps your wife should testify.

    On the other hand, even though you had a car stolen or vandalized did you have any reason to believe the men to be the culprits? How long ago did this prior even occur? Is there any reason to tie them to it?

    Did you fear they would come into your apartment? If so why? Did you call the police before you took matters into your own hands? If not why?

    Best of luck,

    John Campanella

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  • What can ido im 16 want to leave my home!

    im sick of where im at so can i live with my boyfriend thats 16?

    John’s Answer

    You can file with the court a request for emancipation.

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