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Patrick Dale Holmes

Patrick Holmes’s Answers

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  • Can the grandparents try to get custody, if both parents (neglectful) live with the children in the grandparents home?

    Patrick’s Answer

    It is possible for grandparents to gain custody of their grandchildren; however it can be very difficult. Biological parents have a constitutional right to parent their children. This right can be terminated if the Court feels the parents are unfit. Grandparents do not have standing to petition the Court for custody of grandchildren unless both biological parents have been deemed unfit by the Court. I would contact an experienced local attorney and get the ball rolling soon if this is something you wish to do. Unfortunately, this process can take a while.

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  • Will I lose my license and can I get a reduction?

    Patrick’s Answer

    A local lawyer may be able to have this reduced to a non-moving violation for you. Having it reduced to a non-moving violation will help with both your insurance and license. I agree with Counsel above, having an attorney may cost more in the front end, but it could save you a substantial amount of money in long end. Good luck!

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  • Can I ask for a mercy plea if I got a failure to yield ticket?

    Patrick’s Answer

    Certainly there are remedies available to you to resolve this ticket which could help with your insurance and your license. I agree with counsel above, talking with a local attorney, especially if there was a minor accident, should steer you in the right direction to handle this case in the most appropriate way. Good luck!

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  • Can I ask for a mercy plea if I got a failure to yield ticket?

    Patrick’s Answer

    Certainly there are remedies available to you to resolve this ticket which could help with your insurance and your license. I agree with counsel above, talking with a local attorney, especially if there was a minor accident, should steer you in the right direction to handle this case in the most appropriate way. Good luck!

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  • How do u go about getting a record expunged?

    Patrick’s Answer

    There are not enough facts in your question to give a proper response. You need to include the level of charge, outcome of the case, the date you were convicted or the date it was dismissed, your age at the time of offense, etc. Contact a local attorney to review your options for this case. An expungement is a great resource you should take advantage of if you qualify.

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  • Can I go to night court and handle my case before a scheduled appearance date if I have completed the required driving course?

    Patrick’s Answer

    If you want to handle your case early, you can ask the Assistant District Attorney to add your case on the calendar. If you plan on adding it on, be sure to have all of your paperwork in order to resolve the case that day. It may be easier to add your case on with an attorney. I would suggest contacting someone local to see if they can help handle your unique situation.

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  • I have a question about going 63mph in 45mph (18miles over)? details listed below

    Patrick’s Answer

    Your alleged speed may qualify you to have your ticket reduced to a non-moving violation. Typically, a non-moving violation will save your license and your insurance from any increases or points. Contacting a local attorney would help you tremendously when it comes to resolving this matter in the best possible manner. Good luck!

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  • Should I have my record expunged for these cases?

    Patrick’s Answer

    Having the above referenced charges expunged certainly would help you out. What you should do is weigh a cost/benefit analysis to getting these charges expunged. It is my opinion under the small amount of facts you have provided that the expungement would not be difficult because of the dismissal. You should contact a local attorney for further information. Good luck!

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  • How do I signed custody over?

    Patrick’s Answer

    If you have an open investigation involving DSS you need to contact your attorney and your social worker assigned to the Case to discuss placing your child with a relative. If you have not been assigned an attorney, or if you have not hired an attorney, certainly your social worker will be able to help; however I would suggest running this question by an attorney first. Good luck!

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  • Can I get my speeding ticket dismissed?

    Patrick’s Answer

    It does not seem you have facts that would justify a dismissal; however it is certainly your right to plea "Not Guilty" and ask for a trial, but I am unsure about how affective that would be. I would suggest contacting a local attorney. Traffic matters may seem simple; however there are a lot of ways you can get yourself into trouble by simply "paying off" a ticket. Good luck!

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