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Douglas T Sachse

Douglas Sachse’s Answers

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  • Will my boyfriend go to jail if he violated probation, mildly?

    Douglas’s Answer

    Like almost everything in this profession, it is in the hands of others. In this case, it is mostly the judge. If the violation is filed, then your boyfriend will get a hearing where the State must prove a violation by a preponderance of the evidence. If the judge believes it and feels it is egregious enough, then he can serve more time. They really should give him a violation hearing quickly since he is in jail.

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  • My girlfriend was arrested for assult we bailed her out 5% fo the bond whitch was 50,000. she was found not guilty DoWeStillHave

    Douglas’s Answer

    Yes, you do. It was a fee for the bail bondsman to get her out of jail. He charged $2,500.00 to take the risk on the $50,000. Her guilt or innocence does not make any difference.

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  • What are my chances of going back to jail on this first time violation

    Douglas’s Answer

    So much will depend on the original sentencing judge who, if he or she is still on the bench, will hear the violation. It is impossible to tell you what will happen, but you really should talk with an attorney once you are violated so he or she can give the judge good reason not to impose all the years you are backing up with the 10 years suspended sentence. Good luck. Make sure you do everything else you can to insure that your po may possibly look favorably upon you. That can go along way .

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  • Can I sue my ex-husband for emotional distress? I was physically, sexually assaulted by him during our marriage.

    Douglas’s Answer

    As everyone will tell you- yes, you can sue. Intentional infliction of emotional distress is a tough cause of action, but what you have alleged is certainly qualifying. I think your most significant barrier will be your divorce. I do not know what, when or where you obtained one, but similar issues may have been appropriate at that time. There are a lot of questions to be answered, and one of the most significant will be the means of collecting any judgment you might be able to win. Consult with a lawyer you trust.

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  • On 3/29/2013 i was sentence to 2 years suspended sentence for 2 years probation that should end on 3/29/2015

    Douglas’s Answer

    The violation occurred during your period of probation, so if it was in Circuit Court, you can still be violated. Best bet...pay the restitution as soon as you can then get a lawyer to represent you at the violation hearing.

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  • I was charged with indecent exposure x2 and disorderly conduct I was Drunk

    Douglas’s Answer

    Actually, I did not see any question. If you are looking for representation, I think that is a very good idea. I might also suggest some alcohol education and/or treatment. It will go a long way to help you in court, and perhaps to help you personally. good luck. Doug Sachse

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  • What to do now? I was pulled over and informed that I had a warrant out since 2009.

    Douglas’s Answer

    The scenario you described is not that unusual. Absolutely, a lawyer is needed now. Immediately.

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  • I want to know if i can file for a motion of sentence modification?

    Douglas’s Answer

    From what you have written, it doesn't sound good. You have 90 days from the date the sentence is imposed in order to file a written motion for modification. If filed within the 90 day period, the judge retains jurisdiction to later modify the sentence. If nothing at all was filed in that time (sometimes something like a letter to the judge will suffice) then the court loses jurisdiction to make a modification. Despite all of that, you can always try. the worst that happens is that you are denied.

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  • I just recently found out I have an outstanding bench warrant for VOP. Not sure what to do!

    Douglas’s Answer

    If you are capable of hiring an attorney (or perhaps you can contact a public defender), the attorney should be able to get the warrant lifted and the violation set for a hearing. Don' wait, though, as the quicker you act, the better off you will be.

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  • I rented an apt, the landlord didn't have permission to rent,the court sd we had to move out. owner stole over 6,000 of items

    Douglas’s Answer

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    A multitude of things could potentially happen. First, I am assuming that the charges were for the theft of your items. Jail is certainly possible, but would likely be dependent upon her prior record. A suspended sentence or period of probation is possible with an order for restitution to you of the value of the items taken. She could take it to trial and if there is insufficient evidence, she could be found not guilty. Those are just some of the possibilities. I hope this gives you some indication of the possibilities. You can still sue for your damages if you are not satisfied. Good luck.

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