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  • How can I reduce my charges and consequences of theft 2nd degree?

    I an a minor 1st offense and i feel really bad going to court charged with 2nd degree theft class b misdemeanor

    Joshua’s Answer

    I see that you asked this question from Portland, which means your case could be in Multnomah County. Check your citation to see what court room you are headed to. If it is JC1 or JC2, then you could be cited to Community Court. If so, then you have a great deal of options that will significantly reduce the consequences and may well lead to the case being dismissed. You should chat with a local attorney and find out what all is available to you. There is a huge difference between the best and worst possible outcome in theft cases and you most certainly shouldn't go it alone.

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  • What is the worst possible outcome for a minor charged will theft and degree but first offence

    charged with a misdemeanor theft 11 first offence will plea guilty but going to juvenile court chain store will prosecute me to the highest level

    Joshua’s Answer

    Well, it depends on the degree of theft and the amount of stuff taken. Don't post on here, though, what those amounts are or anything else that could be seen as an admission. Just suffice it to say that the range of possible outcomes is huge, from no jail to prison time. You need to get an attorney on this asap. At the very least, you should consult with one so that your conversation about the possible outcomes is confidential and won't be later used against you.

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  • How much time does the court have to extradite from one state to another?

    my son had a warrant in AZ, they picked him up in OR. My question is how much time to do they have to get him to AZ? he was in OR 10 days, transferred to ID for 10 days, transferred to UT for 10 days and to another UT jail for 2 days, then to Kin...

    Joshua’s Answer

    There are limits, but it is state to state and will depend on a good deal of details. He needs to get an attorney working on this asap. Seriously, the sooner the better. That said, these things do often take a very long time and there is often little they can do to speed it up. Just because there aren't many options doesn't mean there are no options and he needs to get someone fighting for him asap.

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  • Is losing your license mandatory after misdemeanor class a failure to perform duties after hit and run?

    I backed into a mailbox post with a 14' trailer.It was pitch black.I left scene not knowing I hit the post. Was charged but negotiated a deferrment. Haven't been able to pay after 1 year. I am single Dad on limited va disability income. Now I hav...

    Joshua’s Answer

    It sounds like you were not convicted. If you did a deferment and were successful in it, you shouldn't have been convicted. If you weren't convicted, then, no, you wouldn't be suspended for the FPDD (hit and run) conviction because you were never convicted. There is a common mistake in these cases, however, and it sounds like you may be falling prey to it as well. There is a suspension for failing to file an accident report. This suspension is active whether or not you are charged or convicted for FPDD or any other crime, for that matter. Often folks who hit and run also fail to file an accident report (for many reasons, but one of which is often because the police file one and they mistakenly think that suffices). Call the DMV and find out precisely what your suspension is for. If they show you are suspended for failing to file an accident report, then file one. If you're suspended for the crime, you shouldn't be and you should get the attorney who helped you in the case to help you sort it out.

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  • I got two DWI back in 2001 and I have never gone though diversion. .but the dmv says I'm not suspended but I can't get my licens

    I'm looking for a possible loop hole..

    Joshua’s Answer

    The DMV knows your rights to drive better than anyone. They have a suspension unit you can call for details and can even provide you with a detailed breakdown of your driving record and rights. So, call them, find out what the situation is and do what you need to do to get reinstated. They have all kinds of requirements for all kinds of different things. Call them, find out what you need to get done and get it done.

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  • I want to help my sons sentence get reduced from concurrant to consecuetive. How can I do this?

    My son was coerced into signing a plea agreement if he would admit to crimes he committed. He signed. In reviewing the paperwork he realized that the D.A. put down two separate dates in order to get the sentences to run concurrent rather than cons...

    Joshua’s Answer

    A plea must be knowing, intelligent and freely given. It sounds like your son's plea doesn't meet any of these criteria. He didn't 'know' what he was pleading to, the misleading information meant he didn't plea fully informed making it not 'intelligent' and if he was coerced it wasn't 'freely given.' If this is the case and he hasn't proceeded to sentencing, he ought to be able to get the plea vacated and undo the plea. If he's already been sentenced, then his chances of doing so are slimmer, but he has other new options like post conviction relief and appeal. All three of these come with pretty quick deadlines, so he needs to get on this yesterday. His attorney should be able to help him do any of these and, if the attorney can't or won't, then he should seek new counsel. ASAP!

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  • Shouldn't all evidence be provided me before i enter or accept a plea?

    My court appointed attorney advised me yesterday that on or before the 23rd of June I am required to enter a plea or accept a plea bargain although all evidence has not been provided me, although i have yet to see the video evidence that has been...

    Joshua’s Answer

    Yes, you should have access to any and all evidence that may be used against you. Period.

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  • Oregon dui interlock "fail"

    I have had an interlock device ony var for 7 months with no problems, as part of diversion program. Last week I had 2 "fails" as I attempted to drive. Waited 20 min, blew a third time and passed. Im scared! I blew successfully 2 more times du...

    Joshua’s Answer

    What you need is to get an experienced attorney on this asap. 'Fails' often lead to a show cause motion being filed, which means you will need to appear in court to show the court why they shouldn't revoke your diversion. Revocation would be a travesty. Not only does it mean awful things like jail, fines, probation and a license suspension, it is also a non-expungable offense, which means that DUII conviction will be on your record forever. Don't let this happen. Experienced attorneys should be able to handle this. I've had numerous clients with IID failures and not once have they been revoked for it. Get your attorney on this asap. Don't go it alone. It's fightable and winnable.

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  • DUI reduce to reckless to the liquor license

    i was arrested. but after i go to court, this is DUI reduce to reckless driving. the case going to close at july 9. now i am going to renew the liquor license. how can i do?

    Joshua’s Answer

    Well, having a Reckless Driving on your record will be a heck of a lot better than having a DUII on your record. That said, your attorney on the Reck Drive should ask why the prosecution didn't proceed on the DUII. A DUII cannot be reduced to a Reckless Driving or anything else. What happened is they simply didn't proceed on the DUII and did so only on the other charge. So, why is that? Is it because there was insufficient evidence or was it because the police did something that wouldn't allow them to convict on the DUII? My point is this, maybe you can avoid all convictions altogether by beating the Reckless Driving too. Make sure this is looked into or you may be missing something big.

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  • Do i have the right to review the police in car camera footage of the reason for pullover prior to court for my defense?

    I was pulled over for supposedly "riding the white line" but I disagree and would like to see the evidence because i would like to fight the case

    Joshua’s Answer

    Absolutely. 100%. Is someone saying you don't have such a right?

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