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Jennifer Gail Lockerby

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  1. My 18 yr. old son was pulled over for criminal speeding at 125. What are his options? How should he plead?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jennifer Gail Lockerby
    2. John A Schill
    3. Brian G Di Pietro
    4. Paul E Knost
    4 lawyer answers

    He should plead not guilty until an experienced attorney has had a chance to review the police report and conduct an analysis of the evidence against him. There are challenges that can be made regarding the accuracy of "pacing" another vehicle. Two miles seems to be a great distance to have been "paced" by law enforcement. You should seek the assistance of an attorney to protect your son's driving privileges as well as his criminal record.

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  2. What happends if they find 1lbs of meth first time offense but i wasnt aware what was inside ?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jennifer Gail Lockerby
    2. Steven W Zachary
    3. Paul E Knost
    4. Bruce M Squire
    4 lawyer answers

    Under Arizona law, a conviction for Possession of Methamphetamine for Sale will put you in a 5 to 15 years flat sentencing range - prison mandatory even on a first offense. You need to hire an attorney who is experienced in these types of cases immediately. While the State has to prove that you knowingly transported the meth, which you did not, they will present an expert drug enforcement detective to testify that drug dealers do not give that much meth ($18,000 worth) to someone who is not...

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  3. My boyfriend got charged with aggravated assault but they scratched the case once I told them I wouldn't press charges

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jennifer Gail Lockerby
    2. Steven W Zachary
    3. Howard A Snader
    4. William Peter Daley
    5. Ian Thomas Valkenet
    5 lawyer answers

    Sometimes the County Attorney's Office will scratch a charge and then secretly take the case before the Grand Jury to obtain an indictment. If this is done then charges will be reinstated and yes, your boyfriend could be arrested again. I have dealt with cases like this and the State will sometimes proceed against a victim's wishes if the victim told the police they were victimized. While the State cannot proceed without your testimony, they will subpoena you for court and if you do not show...

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  4. Caught shoplifting first time 29$ value

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jennifer Gail Lockerby
    2. Steven W Zachary
    3. Michael R Crosner
    3 lawyer answers

    Sometimes a diversion program is available for a first time offender. This would likely include a requirement that you take a diversion class that once completed would earn a dismissal of the criminal case. It is not available in all cases. It depends on what jurisdiction and court you are being charged in. As noted above, a criminal conviction can effect you in many ways and I strongly suggest you seek out the assistance of an attorney who is experienced in this area of practice.

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  5. How does a person on probation revoke his probation himself and decides to do the time instead?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jennifer Gail Lockerby
    2. Bradley K Roach
    3. Michael R Crosner
    3 lawyer answers

    It is possible to reject probation and take prison time instead, however, I would highly suggest your son speak to an attorney before doing this. The judge will be able to impose whatever sentence he or she sees fit under the sentencing range for his offense and it might be more time than your son is thinking he will get. An experienced criminal lawyer will be able to let your son know what his exposure would be and whether it would be advisable to make the decision to reject probation. Good...

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  6. Will they drop the charges if they don't have any proof of the crime?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Kephart
    2. Jennifer Gail Lockerby
    3. Craig S Orent
    4. Matthew C Simon
    4 lawyer answers

    If your boyfriend has already been charged, it is highly unlikely that the State will drop the charges. The State will evaluate a case at the time of charging and typically if they feel they are likely to obtain a conviction based on the evidence they have at that time, they will charge it. It is very difficult to get a charge dismissed once it is charged. You should hire an attorney to review the case immediately and conduct an investigation before potential evidence or witnesses disappear....

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  7. Do I need to answer yes to a felony conviction?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jennifer Gail Lockerby
    2. Jason R. Smith
    3. Paul E Knost
    3 lawyer answers

    If the offense has been designated a misdemeanor you should refer to it as a misdemeanor. While it was an undesignated offense it was considered a felony but now it is officially designated as a misdemeanor so you can list it as such.

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  8. I was in an accident. Two months later the blood test came back that I was. 108. I had four kids in my car and was charged with

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Craig S Orent
    2. Jennifer Gail Lockerby
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, the State can use your prior felony convictions to put you in a higher sentencing range. The fact that an automobile was used in the crime is what is driving the dangerous allegation. You should serisouly consider hiring an experienced attorney to help you as you are going to be facing some significant time if convicted.

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  9. Is a 500$ fine a good plea agreement for a under 21 dui

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jennifer Gail Lockerby
    2. John A Schill
    3. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    4. Nicholas Milan Loncar
    4 lawyer answers

    The fine is far less important than the charge you would be pleading guilty to. You should hire an attorney to represent you in this matter because there are often many other implications that you will face, such as suspension of your driver's license and potentially insurability issues that you may want to consider before taking a plea to anything.

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  10. Leaving state to avoid charges ?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jennifer Gail Lockerby
    2. Steven W Zachary
    3. Anthony Michael Solis
    3 lawyer answers

    Leaving the state will not do much good. The charge for this offense is Sale or Transportation of Marijuana, a class 2 felony. This is an extraditable offense. Your friend should hire an attorney as soon as possible. Even if she is not charged yet, hiring an attorney at this point could keep her from getting a warrant and being unexpectedly arrested. An attorney can notify the state and the police agency that the attorney will accept service of summons on her behalf. She should look for...

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