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Keith Robert Hall

Keith Hall’s Answers

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  • How accurate are facebook pages as evidence?

    a young girl of 15 has accused an adult of having sex with her. The prosecutor is using facebook messages as evidence. That is all they have other than her taped testimony. He says the messages are not his but those between the girl and his 15...

    Keith’s Answer

    You may wish to consult with a private attorney if you are unhappy with your public defenders advice. These are among he most serious charges that one can face. This case could involve a life sentence in prison as well as a lifetime of registration as a sex offender.

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  • Is it a 4th amendment violation if the police walked into my house while I was having a party when they were not invited?

    A neighbor called in saying that there was suspected under-aged drinking. The police knocked on the door and I opened it. They informed me that there was suspected under-aged drinking. I said "Oh?", and proceeded to shut the screen door. The polic...

    Keith’s Answer

    I believe you posted this twice, I answered it in the other posting.

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  • Is it a 4th amendment violation if the police walked into my house while I was having a party when they were not invited?

    A neighbor called in saying that there was suspected under-aged drinking. The police knocked on the door and I opened it. They informed me that there was suspected under-aged drinking. I said "Oh?", and proceeded to shut the screen door. The polic...

    Keith’s Answer

    This is a very fact dependent scenario, and he may have violated your rights. You should speak to your criminal defense lawyer and see if a motion to suppress can be filed based upon the scenario. If the evidence derived from the illegal search is suppressed, in all likelihood the cases will be dismissed as well.

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  • What is considered a "significant misdemeanor"

    Is a petty larceny charge considered a "significant misdemeanor"

    Keith’s Answer

    It depends on the definition of "significant".

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  • Is it likely a judge will give dad visitation rights? Do I need a lawyer?

    Final parenting plan signed by judge list mom as custodial parent. Dad has no visitations until he completes a DV program, an evaluation and parenting plan. He has only signed up for a DV program. Has been court ordered to pay child support but ha...

    Keith’s Answer

    It sounds like Dad has an uphill battle, but if he completes all the requirements he may be able to gain visitation, even if it is initially supervised. He should consult with his lawyer and pay what he owes his children.

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  • A friend shops on a high end online consignment store. They have a referral program that for each referral who purchases someth

    Something she gets 25 dollars. The last month or so she started creating ficticious email Accounts with purchases that would never ship To get the 25.00 she was contacted from the site today informing her That her account has been term...

    Keith’s Answer

    This activity could be prosecuted as wire fraud federally, as well as under various state theories . I would recommend consulting with a criminal defense attorney. Most will meet with you initially for no charge.

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  • I just received my first traffic violation in the state of Washington. Is there a to handle it so it doesn't go on my record?

    I know some states allow you to take a driving class and then the ticket doesn't go on the record. Not sure if there is anything I can do in WA.

    Keith’s Answer

    There are ways to keep this off our driving record and prevent insurance rate hikes. You should consult with an attorney that regularly handles these matters and let them do the heavy lifting. These tickets provide substantial local revenue, and without a lawyer you may have difficulty.

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  • Will I be able to find a firm who will hire me if I am convicted of DWI?

    I am at Columbia Law School, and I have completed one year so far. I was arrested for a DWI while visiting college friends from Buffalo. I received a DWAI when I was 19, so this will be considered a second drinking offense. Other than that, my re...

    Keith’s Answer

    This is not the end of the world, many lawyers, doctors, politicians, judges and others have had the same problems. I would recommend getting into an alcohol treatment program, so that you can show you took steps to rehabilitate yourself when the bar reviews your background. As long as your bar association will license you, you will be able to make a living, although some jobs may not be a possibility. Generally law schools do not check background once you have been admitted. Your firm is likely to be understanding if you take steps to ensure your sobriety.

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  • If i write a statement on behalf of my co defendant, will it help on the day of court?

    Both of us charged with possession of controlled substance when police came to my house and I signed consent to search. I said nothing during interrogation, got a lawyer, and was convicted last week. But my friend (that was just visiting my home o...

    Keith’s Answer

    Before doing anything else you should consult with your attorney. Ou may be able to assist I'm, but check with your lawyer first.

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  • I got caught shoplifting but no cops were called, now what happens?

    I was walking out the store and they pulled me to the back and told me to empty out my bag so I did they found $19 dollars worth of cosmetics. I am 18 and I live in phx az. No cops were called. Does this mean I just pay the fine? They said they ha...

    Keith’s Answer

    The fact that the police were not present, does not mean a police report cannot be filed. Generally a shopkeeper could make a complaint and the prosecutor could charge you. I would recommend immediately consulting with a criminal defense lawyer who can assist you with these questions, often times in a free consultation. A conviction very well may bring immigration consequences as well.

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