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  • How likely is jail time for resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, failure to disperse, and refuse right of way?

    When I resisted arrest I went limp but also had my arm chained to another person. I caused no physical harm to the officer. This is also my first time getting arrested, and I have never been charged with a crime. This happened at a peaceful protes...

    James’s Answer

    Jail is highly unlikely for the offense described; however, you should be represented by an attorney to fully protect your interests. There are a number of ways you case can be handled so it is best to have an attorney that will be able to fully explore your options.

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  • Shoplifting , trying to know the way for clean record

    I was caught in Walmart for shop lifting of items around $76 right out at the exit 4 months back . They took me to the Security room to evaluate the cost of items , I revealed honestly .Now I received Court date by 3rd week of February . This i...

    James’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Peterson. If you have no priors, you will be likely eligible for a deferral but this could have an immigration consequence. Practically speaking, a theft 4 should not prevent you from being naturalized but could delay the process; however, I agree you should speak to an immigration attorney. Also, you should be represented by an attorney with your pending theft case.

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  • Is it true that if you win the adlro but lose the criminal, you still lose your license?

    I heard that if you win the adlro and lose the criminal, you still have one year revocation of your license but after your suspension you don't have to retake the test and just pay the reinstatement fee , is this true?

    James’s Answer

    Yes, you can lose your DL if you lose either the criminal or civil (ADLRO) case. You can also call the ADLRO if you have specific questions regarding your particular situation. 808-534-6800.

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  • I pleaded no contest to a class c petty misdemeanor, got deferred after a 6 months probation. Can i still get it expunged?

    petty misdemeanor for shoplifting less than $50 worth of items back in 2009.

    James’s Answer

    Yes, I agree with attorney Martin's answer.

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  • I got a DUI in Hawaii?

    I got a Dui in Hawaii which is my first ever. long story short I no longer lived in Hawaii because my husband is military. Do I have to travel back to Hawaii to take care of my court obligations or can I just pay the fees. If I pay the fees will I...

    James’s Answer

    No, you cannot just pay the fees as it is a criminal offense which will require your presence, the presence of counsel, or a waiver form signed by you if you do nor want to return. Also, note that in Hawaii there is an Administrative side if the case that deals with the license revocation. If you do not challenge the license revocation, there will be a license suspension. You should speak to an attorney that works these types of cases as there are time sensitive issues at play.

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  • Can a dismissed DUI case be reopened? and why?

    My fathers DUI case was dismissed due to the police officer not being present in court. Not so long ago we are informed that he has a arrest warrant for a DUI. According to his lawyer he is not sure what might have happen. I am not sure if the ...

    James’s Answer

    In the State of Hawaii, a case may be dismissed with or without prejudice. If the court dismisses the case with prejudice, the prosecutor may NOT refile the case. If the case was dismissed without prejudice, the prosecutor MAY refile the case. You would want to determine how your case was dismissed in your jurisdiction and if the prosecutor refiled your case within the proper time period for refiling. You most likely would be better off speaking to an attorney in your state that handles DUIs.

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