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Ashley Michael

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  • I have to go to court for a theft by deception charge. The amount was 25.00. Do I need a lawyer when I go to court?ARCHIVED

    Ashley’s Answer

    Never go to court without an attorney.

  • My friend is an inmate in NY State prison he would like to divorce his wife, whom he has been separated from for over 3 years doARCHIVED

    Ashley’s Answer

    Search Avvo for family law attorneys in your geographic area.

  • Got caught with weed, need some advice.ARCHIVED

    Ashley’s Answer

    When you go to court, explain your financial situation to the judge and ask that the court appoint a public defender to represent you.

  • What kind of lawyer should I hire? What happens next?ARCHIVED

    Ashley’s Answer

    You need to hire an experineced criminal defense attorney who practices in the jurisdiction where the offense occurred. Good luck!

  • I was issued a citation for underage possession of alcohol at Derby by undercover cops? What do I do now?

    Ashley’s Answer

    Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney in Louisville. Many of us have years of experience dealing with Derby-related offenses. Good luck, and try not to let this ruin your day - a good lawyer can take care of this for you with a favorable outcome!

  • How long after a no contact order is issued do I have to wait until I can drop it?ARCHIVED

    Ashley’s Answer

    You should contact his attorney about the contact order and what steps to take to have it amended or rescinded. In many jurisdictions, you need to talk to the prosecutor in order to get in front of the judge on this issue. Good luck!

  • I have a cdl and a first offense cell phone ticket and my driving record is clean should I get a lawyer?

    Ashley’s Answer

    Definitely consult with an attorney in your area. You have a lot to lose (your CDL, your job, etc.), so the nominal cost of hiring a lawyer will be well worth it in the end.

  • I knew and accepted it would be a misdemeanor but the charge listed is embezzlement. It was only $120. Anythg I can do?ARCHIVED

    Ashley’s Answer

    If you didn't understand that you were pleading guilty to embezzlement, you may have a good claim that your guilty plea was not knowing and voluntary, the showing of which is one avenue for getting a plea withdrawn. You need to consult with an attorney who is experinced in appeals within your jurisdiction. Good luck.

  • I have a family member that has pending charges in Marietta Georgia for violating the RICO Act. Drug Oper in 2014ARCHIVED

    Ashley’s Answer

    This may be a federal case (RICO charges generally are), so you should consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney who practices in federal court. That attorney can then address bond and other procedural issues. Good luck!

  • My son was picked up for possession of a controlled substance (2 Adderall pills) while walking home. He had been drinking.ARCHIVED

    Ashley’s Answer

    A criminal conviction can have serious and lasting impacts on a person's life. You should hire an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to represent your son.