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Aaron Michael Galarowicz

Aaron Galarowicz’s Answers

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  • What is an ATR?

    What is an ATR?

    Aaron’s Answer

    ATR's should always be explored with the probation agent to see if an equitable solution can be reached that eliminates the risk of revocation. A defendant is not required to accept an ATR, but I have had many clients benefit from participation in an ATR that ensures they are not revoked for the conduct in question.

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  • Class A Misdemeanor Expungement

    I have a summons to court in 2 weeks for the charge of "receiving stolen property" and is a class A misdemeanor in Walworth county of Wisconsin. It was the lowest class of money too. I have no prior convictions of anything, more or less wrong p...

    Aaron’s Answer

    I agree with the two prior responses. If you were under 25 years of age when the offense was committed, the judge has the ability to expunge the conviction.

    It would be advisable to contact an attorney. Be sure to attend court in two weeks, and enter a not guilty plea. You will then have time to retain an attorney or ask that a public defender be appointed to represent you. Based on your record, its possible the district attorney may consider a deferred prosecution agreement that would allow you to avoid a conviction.

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  • Does anybody know the legal process for a public intoxication ticket in Madison WI.(ordinance violation 38.07(7))

    I received a public intoxication ticket because i crushed an empty beer can on the sidewalk and i was wondering how i can fight it because i dont want it show up on my record. i wasn't being belligerent or disturbing anyone i just got tired of...

    Aaron’s Answer

    I agree with the other responses. A not guilty plea will allow you to explore resolution options with the Assistant District Attorney handling the case. If you are unable to reach a satisfactory resolution, consider retaining an attorney.

    Some prosecutors are available by telephone, but your best chance to speak to them is often to arrive early and speak to them before your court hearing.

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  • I would like to have my record expunged and would like to know if my case is strong enough to be able to do so.

    In 2007 I was convicted of a crime that was done in 2005. convicted of uttering class H felony. cashed changed check. check was not in my Possession at all times. Female with me on video helping me cash the check. Used my I.D. didn’t think took a ...

    Aaron’s Answer

    Attorney Dommershausen highlights an important update from the courts. Your work since the conviction is commendable, but unfortunately will likely not allow your record to be expunged.

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  • How long do misd. A arrest warrants last in WI for theft?

    i stole a 89 snese box of cake mix adn got cought in the parkng lot. i respectfully gave it back to the owner and officers. the warrant was isued may 30th. i see police daily but they have made no attempt to arrest me??

    Aaron’s Answer

    I agree with the prior two posts. Your situation can become significantly worse if not handled promptly. You would benefit from contacting an attorney to assist you in having the warrant quashed, and working to resolve your case.

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  • What is an ''I'' felony? can it be reduced?

    a second subsiquent offense

    Aaron’s Answer

    Beware that a felony conviction forever bars you from possessing a firearm, and possession subjects you to a Class G felony (maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine), and prohibits you from voting in an election while imprisoned or on probation/extended supervision.

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  • Im 15. I got charged with a schedule 2 narcotic. What could happen to me? It is my first offense.

    IT was a 50 mg vyvanse. I was also scheduled another court date for an underage drinking ticket and a possession ticket.

    Aaron’s Answer

    It may be your first offense, but it is not your first involvement with the police. All involvement will be considered in determination of what you will ultimately plead to, and what disposition is ordered. You would be wise to contact the public defender's office. They will possess the knowledge of your county's circuit courts to provide a better prediction of outcome in your case.

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  • First time ever charged with anything misdemeanor A Enabling a probation violation will I be jailed ?

    allowed my son into my home where he gained access to the internet which was against his probation I did not give him access but was arrested as it is my house Please do I need legal representation which I cannot afford in the least... thank you

    Aaron’s Answer

    Your first step should be to contact your local State Public Defender's Office. They will evaluate your financial situation and determine if you qualify for assistance. If you do not qualify, be sure to speak with the District Attorney assigned to your case about deferral programs for first time offenders.

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  • My husband was already on probation for arm robbery which was due to get off January 15,2012. He just went to jail for burglary

    with intent to seal, two charges. How much time is he facing?

    Aaron’s Answer

    As mentioned by other posters, additional penalty enhancers may apply - including the repeater enhancers if he has a recent prior conviction(s). It would be wise to retain counsel for a complete analysis of your husband's situation. I would also strongly encourage your husband to retain counsel on his revocation case. Picking up new charges while on probation frequently results in the probation agent seeking to revoke probation.

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  • My Husband has his 1st OWI trial tomorrow. I believe a possession charge is on the way and we got some bad info. Please advise

    OWI 1st offense, which he is going into court tomorrow. He had a controlled substance but no charge that we know of is filed. He can't afford a lawyer for another 2 wks & he was told that he could just plead "Not Guilty" & then a trial would be s...

    Aaron’s Answer

    I agree with the prior two posts. A call to the clerk of courts should be your first step to determine the status of the case. If it is the initial appearance, your husband should be able to enter a not guilty plea and additional court dates (a pre-trial conference and trial) will be scheduled. It would be wise to request court dates far enough into the future so that your husband can collect the funds to retain counsel.

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