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  • My home was searched today, I was advised that the officer had a search warrant, I was never shown the warrant until after.

    search warrant is for my boyfriend who doesn't live here, the officers came in when my 15year old son answered the front door they came into my room while I was asleep is this ok. they treated my family like we did something wrong, and never showe...

    John’s Answer

    I agree with my fellow responders. If you need assistance, feel free to call. (360) 433-2958

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  • I got arrested for a "failure to appear" warrant for a case that was dismissed, what should I do?

    I just got home (midnight), and have been looking for all of my records, and found most of them. In the morning I am going to call the public defender that I had during this case (misdemeanor possession of marijuana) and see what they have to sa...

    John’s Answer

    The number one thing to do is to not wait. Most likely this is a clerical error that can be easily fixed. I would call you public defender and ask him/her what is the most efficient way to get this problem solved.

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  • I was caught stealing at walmart $70 worth My first time. Got a court date next month Im nervous and what should i expect?

    Friend and I got caught together added up to 70.00

    John’s Answer

    You will typically be charged with the gross misdemeanor of Theft in the 3rd Degree. At your first court appearance, you will be asked whether you plead guilty of not guilty. Typically, you will want to plead not guilty to keep your trial rights in tact. Also, you will be given the option to screen for a court appointed attorney if you financially qualify and, if not, hire your own attorney.

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  • I blew .000 but admitted to having a beer, I am already on deferment for accompanying a shoplift. will a judge through this out?

    I was at a party 2 days before I turned 17. The cops busted it and I was the first person talked to. I admitted to having a beer, not verbally, and I blew a .000. I was also out in the driveway to talk to the police because I knew I wasn't drunk a...

    John’s Answer

    Typically, a case is not dismissed at arraignment. However, for a person to be convicted of any crime, there must be some additional evidence of the crime other than your own admission. I believe an experienced attorney could at least be able to look into the legal issues that you might have.

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  • What is the sentencing and fines for a second dui and mariguana and parapanila charges.

    lawyer says they might be able to drop charge to a neg in 1st degree but still has 2 dui on record

    John’s Answer

    It depends on whether the second DUI occurred within 7 years of your previous one and it also depends on whether your current DUI is a refusal and/or what your breath test level is.

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