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Christy Marie Hall

Christy Hall’s Answers

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  • If I choose 45 days of jail instead of 1 year of probation, can they give me probation when I get out?

    Christy’s Answer

    To answer your question, a 1st offense simple possession of THC is punishable by a $1,000 fine, 6 months jail or both. Typically for a first offense there are other options than jail or probation so you will want to speak to an attorney about that. That being said, if you do not want probation you can tell the court that you are rejecting probation at the time of sentencing and the court will either impose jail, a fine or a combination of both.

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  • Can I get my case dismissed?

    Christy’s Answer

    If you are revoked for an alcohol related offense and had a valid occupational license permitting you to drive within those hours getting you to/from work then the matter should be dismissed. If not, then the answers from the other attorneys is correct. You will be criminally prosecuted and need an attorney.

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  • I have a husband that is in prison for twenty years and I'm just wondering how more time he will have to release

    Christy’s Answer

    You indicated that this is a federal offense. Your husband can contact his social worker at Stanley to get the exact release date. However, as indicated above, your husband should know when his release date is, unless he was involved in programs which may shorten his sentence.

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  • What will happen with a 5th DUI charge?

    Christy’s Answer

    This is a felony in Wisconsin. All courts have guidelines for OWI 5th offenses which call for a prison sentence. However, the ultimate sentence is up to the court. Your ex-wife has several aggravating factors which the court will consider- accident, no valid license because of a prior OWI, refusal, and somehow getting around the IID. I would think that either she just got into her vehicle so someone blew into it before she left, or she had a passenger to circumvent the IID. If there was a passenger then she needs to be concerned about an OWI Injury as you indicate her car was totaled. This is a very serious offense and your ex-wife needs an attorney immediately.

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  • Can this charge be dismissed?

    Christy’s Answer

    Based upon the information that you provided there is no way to state with certainty that the matter will be dismissed. What is certain is that you need an attorney to handle the case for which you have an outstanding warrant. For this type of matter, a warrant only issues when you are formally charged in criminal court. It is always the bet practice when faced with criminal charges to hire a lawyer.

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  • After how long do officers take order when having a warrant for traffic fines?

    Christy’s Answer

    If you have a warrant, which is technically called a commitment, for unpaid fines you can either pay the full amount, or you can file a motion before the court specifically requesting a payment plan. You can hire an attorney to do that on your behalf.

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  • How can restraining order effect an open case?

    Christy’s Answer

    The obstruction charge has to do with your contact with the police. As a repeat offender the penalties increase from a potential 9 months in jail into a possible 2 years prison sentence, along with a potential $10,000 fine. You will want to seek legal representation for this matter. But the police typically do not seek TROs so that has to do with your behavior with someone else. The only cross over between the criminal matter and the TRO is iif the sought after TRO arises from the same occurrence; there is the potential for you to testify at the injunction hearing which may be used against you in the criminal proceedings.

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  • How can some judges seal criminal records yet others judges can not

    Christy’s Answer

    Expungement is an option available to first time offenders who are under the age of 25, that are convicted of certain misdemeanor/ low level felonies. The provisions for this type of special disposition can be found in Wisconsin Statute Section 973.015. Each case is different which is why not everyone comes within the statutory framework.

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  • Does extended supervision still discharge while absconded?

    Christy’s Answer

    Extended supervision is actually part of your original sentence. When a person absconds the DOC should put out an apprehension request, akin to a warrant, which tolls your time. Hence, the tolling of time will prevent discharge. The only thing absconding will do for you in such a situation is be the basis for a revocation hearing which may send you back to prison. It is best to deal with your sentence and your current situation, with the advice of counsel.

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  • Why is Wisconsin so different?

    Christy’s Answer

    I would need to know more. However, if the defendant formally requested a speedy trial and the trial cannot begin within the statutory timeframe the court must release him.

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