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John Curtis Brown

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  • Do I need to retain a lawyer for a custody mediation in which a agreeable compromise is nearly impossible.

    I currently do not have a lawyer retained my wifes lawyer filed a motion to schedule a custody mediation in march. They told me that I don't need to have representation. This divorce has been going on since August. Several attempts at reconciliati...

    John’s Answer

    If you believe that it is nearly impossible that the two of you will not agree to a resolution in mediation, then you should look at retaining an attorney. Attorney usually do not attend custody mediations. Though in divorce cases where other issues are being mediated like property and debt division, then attorney do attend and child custody is mediated along with the other issues of the divorce.

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  • What do I do? Where do I start

    The mother of my child has her physically. Living with her parents. I don't know what the legal status of custody is. But she is mentally unstable. Is currently doing individual sessions. Has admitted to being unstable, unable to take proper car...

    John’s Answer

    Child custody has 3 components to it. Legal custody, residential custody and then parenting time for the non-residential parent. If you are wanting to have your child live with you then you are talking about the residential custody part. There are a lot of factors that determine where you should start. It could be a divorce case, a paternity case or you may need to modify an existing order.

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  • Can i beat my speeding ticket in traffic court?

    officer say he clock me at 51 in a 35 and wrote it for a ticket for that speed. but when i ask to see radar it displayed 49. he also mark on ticket radar?

    John’s Answer

    Little mistakes like that or the wrong address or the wrong make of a car can easily be corrected during direct examination at a trial. These minor mistakes in the ticket that are corrected by the officer's testimony will not result in your speeding ticket being dismissed. You should contact the County Attorney's office to see what remedies they offer. This could be amending the ticket down to a lower speed or a diversion.

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  • Can I still become a Law Enforcement Officer if I was once arrested for shoplifting back in college?

    back when I was in college/soph. and basically short on money I decided it would be a "good" idea to try and shoplift some extra food (less than $25/30$) from a local Walmart through the self check out. Theft prevention spotted me and called the p...

    John’s Answer

    You can also petition the court to have your arrest record expunged along with your diversion. This may help out in the application process to become a LEO. Even though you did not receive a conviction the record of your arrest and diversion can be found in certain background checks.

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