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Kevin R Leeper

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  • I need a good defense lawyer , help please?

    my boyfriend was arrested today and isn't being let out because of warrants, I need a consultation , if you could help me out , please thank you,

    Kevin’s Answer

    Sorry to hear you are going through this. It's important to know it sounds like he's going to be transported to each court in which he has a warrant. You will need to make sure that the attorney you ultimately choose is aware of this and able to appear in those courts as well. Often, having a lawyer appear at one of the 'warrant drops' sends a strong message to the court that he is taking the matter seriously. This could help him to get released to appear on his own at the remaining warrant courts.

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  • Seeking advice for RMV Appeal

    Was denied a hardship request on an OUI on grounds that there is evidence of operating after suspension. Was cited prior to being convicted of OUI for operating after suspension and was told by the RMV I must appeal their decision. I have both m...

    Kevin’s Answer

    Also, be aware that you are very unlikely to obtain a hardship during the CTR refusal period. I have conducted many of these hearings and my colleagues advice is very accurate. Documents, documents, documents and be prepared to testify as to your 'sober date'.

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  • Can a felony charge of larceny over $250 be reversed because of new evidence or misrepresentation?

    I have some minor misdemeanors but was found in 2008 a judge took a guilty plea from a court appointed lawyer. I have been out of country from December 2008 up until April 2015. My daughter was ill in Kenya and I went to see her and I haven't been...

    Kevin’s Answer

    Yes, you'll want to discuss either a Motion to Revise and Revoke, or a Motion filed under Padilla.

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  • Default Warrant

    i am international student in Boston with F1 VISA I have a case in Cambridge district Court for Utter false checks C267 and larceny over $250 by single scheme C266 i have been appearing all the court trails since mid of 2013 until so...

    Kevin’s Answer

    It is imperative that you also discuss this with an immigration attorney. That particular crime is a crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT) and if handled improperly after you remove the default, you'll lose your F-1 as well. Please make sure to discuss this issue further.

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  • Is it illegal for an 18 year old to date a 16

    He has a small criminal record

    Kevin’s Answer

    Nope, not illegal at all. As others said, age of consent is 16 in MA (referring to sexual contact)

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  • So what are the rights about searching the car?

    I was driving and got pulled over for a bad sticker and have no license so I got arrested for no license and the cops put me in cruiser then searched the car, do they have the right to do that??

    Kevin’s Answer

    In addition to my colleagues answers, they also have a right to search your car pursuant to an 'inventory search' to 'safeguard' your property before towing. However, they must follow a particular protocol their department proscribes. This should be examined by a lawyer if you are concerned with what they discovered.

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  • Do I need a criminal lawyer?

    I was arrested for assult on an officer about 2 or so years ago. I was put on probation and given 40 hours community service. I was unable to complete those hours in that time due to work. I called my po and found out there was a warrant, I asked ...

    Kevin’s Answer

    You, of course, could go on your own and explain the reason for not complying. However, in my opinion, having a local attorney with you says a lot about how serious you are taking your default. That alone may prevent you from having any problems, and at best, from saying anything at all.

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  • Hi, I been in the United States since 1979 and would like to become citizenship. I also been arrested once but not charge.

    Can I still apply for citizenship and what are my chance getting approved?

    Kevin’s Answer

    First you must be a lawful permanent resident (have a green card). If you are, and there were no charges, you will be eligible with no issues.

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  • Provisional waiver 601A-adjustement status-changes in law

    I came to the United States in 2003 without inspection, crossing the Mexican border. In 2006 I married a U.S. citizen. At that time we incorrectly assumed that I will be able adjust my status and filed the petition.Unfortunately, we found out tha...

    Kevin’s Answer

    Most likely your matter was denied due to abandonment. Because it was a consular interview, they probably did not initiate Removal Proceedings. In my opinion, you would qualify for the new policy change. You must have an approved I-130 to begin. You may also file anew if you cannot lay your hands on the previously approved I-130. Best of luck!

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  • I have a dismissed temporary restraining orders against me from my wife, would that affect my immigration status?

    I have a conditional green card and applied to 751 Petition remove conditions of residence 6 months ago and still waiting to get my 10 years green card.I recently checked I 751 time processing frame on USCIS website.it shows that it takes on app...

    Kevin’s Answer

    A dismissed charge should not have any effect on your I-751 filing whatsoever. Make sure that you are able to provide a certified copy of the disposition however when asked. Good luck!

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