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Lynn Norton-Ramirez

Lynn Norton-Ramirez’s Answers

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  • What can happen with a misdemeanor shoplifting charge?

    Lynn’s Answer

    I work out of the Durham courts quite a bit. You will either contest the charge by way of a trial or if you don't want to fight the charges and if you have no record, you may qualify for a First Offender's program and get the case dismissed.If you have a record, other options may be available such as reduced charges or a PJC.

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  • I cashed a check that was not mine

    Lynn’s Answer

    Don't do or say anything. See if you get served with a warrant for a criminal case. If so, either hire an attorney or ask for the appointment of the Public Defender's office. Don't make ANY statements to the police or anyone else, except your lawyer.

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  • My son a freshman at a Univ. in NC. I would like to understand the law regarding underage drinking. What kind of atty do i ask?

    Lynn’s Answer

    You can call me. It is a criminal defense issue. I offer free consultations and handle many similar charges. Sincerely, Lynn Norton-Ramirez

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  • On Felony 5 year. Probation (gun charge). Ask to go to NY for Wedding from P.O. then went last minute without full verification.

    Lynn’s Answer

    You did violate the terms of your probation by leaving without permission. It is always better to call and confirm you are going to leave so you avoid this scenario. Be a thoughtful and responsible probationer and you avoid being found in violation. Work with the PO and if you are liked, you will always be the beneficiary.

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  • Is it possible to obtain a pardon, for a felony drug charge in North Carolina from 1996?

    Lynn’s Answer

    Were you ever convicted or did you complete a deferral program and earn a dismissal? A pardon will not happen but an expunction may. Have an attorney check out exactly what happened.

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  • JUDGE INDICATED BE CAUTIOUS ABOUT FILLING ANYMORE MOTIONS MAY BE....

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    You indicated this was a civil case and the judge's ruling is a clear indication that you need help. If you can not afford to hire and attorney, go immediately to legal aid and other free legal service organizations. You need assistance as soon as possible. Some law schools also have clinical programs to assist members of the local community. You really need trained legal guidance,

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  • After a speedy trial after a none felony case do you have to have a lawyer or can you be self appointed ???help meplzz

    Lynn’s Answer

    Your question is very confusing. Did you have a lawyer for the trial? If so, there is a short window in which to file an appeal. If you represented yourself, consult with a local attorney who specializes in these type of cases regarding the filing and preparation of an appeal. If you are within the time period for the filing of an appeal, you can do so yourself but this is NOT recommended.

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  • I got a call from my old residence that a ticket in my mail was left in the mail . What should i do?

    Lynn’s Answer

    Go to the DMV as soon as possible if you do not know which court was handling the citation. If you know, then go to the Court Clerk's office, or hire a lawyer to do this. If you can hire a lawyer, do so. The case needs to be put on calender and the judge needs to be informed as to the reasons for the missed court date. Your driving privilege can be suspended and your record can reflect a Failure To Appear if this isn't handled immediately.

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  • I was recently convicted of a felony. I was wondering what the possibilities of an appeal overturning the conviction.

    Lynn’s Answer

    You need to make sure your case had a timely filing of an appeal. Contact another lawyer specializing in family law litigation and appeals and schedule a consultation. Time is of the essence.

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  • What now? My son got busted twice with small amounts of crystal meth in co resulting in 2 felonies. He got deferred judgement

    Lynn’s Answer

    What does "screwed up" mean? This is very important. It is critical that you /he consults with the lawyer who set him up on the deferred judgement or hire a lawyer if he represented himself. A lawyer may make it possible to fix the "screw-up" and get him reinstated back on the program. There is no time to delay. This is important.

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