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Deirdre Lynn O'Connor

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  • My now ex GF is charged with 273.5 and 245A1 . It is going to trial next month. She has been arraigned already. Set for trial

    Deirdre’s Answer

    You can ask the DA to find out what kind of sentence they are looking for.

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  • How can I clear the arrest criminal record that was rejected in court due to lack of evidence?

    Deirdre’s Answer

    Expungement won't remove it from your record completely, though it may be enough to prevent a prospective employer from seeing it--depends on what kind of background check they run. You can move to have it sealed either because you can prove factual innocence or the time for prosecution has passed. Consult with a criminal defense lawyer who handles these post-conviction rememdies.

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  • Will I be put in jail? I haven't seen probation in 4 months

    Deirdre’s Answer

    If you are supposed to report by phone, then you'll need proof of your attempts. If you are supposed to report in person, then you need to go there and schedule an appointment. Again, always make sure you can prove every attempt to contact probation.

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  • Can I sue a gym?

    Deirdre’s Answer

    redirecting this to Lawsuits & Disputes but you may want to repost your question there. Doubtful there is enough at stake here to justify the expense and hassle of a lawsuit. Best to do your best to get a refund.

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  • Best outcome for the felony

    Deirdre’s Answer

    How much time he does in prison will depend on too many facts not known here. The strike doubles his sentence.

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  • Should I allow my 14 year old child testify as a witness for the defense of someone I know being wrongfully accused?

    Deirdre’s Answer

    If you're son has information that would help exonerate an innocent person, yes, you should make sure the innocent person's defense lawyer knows about this. Your teaching your son to do the right thing and our system of justice depends on honest people coming forward.
    That lawyer will interview your son and make a decision as to whether his testimony is helpful. I disagree that there will be any therapist needed for this. It is only in an exceptional case where the child is very young or was personally victimized that a therapist might be involved.

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  • when an informant talk about the case before an indictment is served

    Deirdre’s Answer

    Hard to follow this question. Try reposting.

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  • What if info on police report is incorrect?

    Deirdre’s Answer

    Hire an experienced criminal defense trial lawyer. The case needs to be investigated so that the truth will come out.

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  • Can someone who was not involved or present in a situation press charges against one of the two people who were involved?

    Deirdre’s Answer

    Your mother could call the police and file a report. They’re unlikely to do anything based on her speculation alone. They might (though not likely) contact you to get your version. If they contact your boyfriend, he should politely refuse to speak to them.

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  • Can my mother drop charges against me so I can avoid jail time

    Deirdre’s Answer

    You need to go to court with an attorney to get warrant cleared up. Your mother is not in charge; the DA will decide if they want to pursue charges. Get a good lawyer to help you.

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