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  • This guy at university stole my computer and started harassing me in public so i kicked him in the balls. Can he press charges?

    This guy at university stole my computer and started harassing me in public so i kicked him in the balls. Can he press charges?

    Carl’s Answer

    I do think that the guy can press charges against you for the assault or attempted assault.

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  • I have never been convicted by a jury or spent time in jail, but i have been arrested four times in NJ, are these misdemeanors?

    Hi. I am trying to become a certified EMT in the state of California, in which you are automatically disqualified if you have a felony or misdemeanor. I have been arrested four times all in NJ. Three times for DUI with a limit under .1...

    Carl’s Answer

    Try to get a certificate of disposition from the court on the shoplifting case. That would more clearly determine how that case resolved. It could be that you plead guilty to something other than shoplifting charge which would be of great help to your future.

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  • Turning myself in on a VOP bench warrant.

    Absconded as of July 14th. Left the state. I want to turn myself in to do my jail time. A misd for crim mischief, original sentence 3 years, finished exactly half. (18 months) and just couldn't anymore. What are the odds of the judge being lenie...

    Carl’s Answer

    Surrendering on your own is a good start. Having a reasonable explanation for leaving is another. Whatever other conditions of your release was hopefully your attorney can emphasize that you were otherwise doing the right thing.

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  • One year Repleader. What is on my background check RIGHT NOW?

    Dear Lawyers, I pleaded guilty to a B misdemeanor with a repleader after a year to violation of disorderly conduct. I am told this is not a conviction. I am looking for jobs. One year period is not over yet. Does the B misdemeanor show up on my ba...

    Carl’s Answer

    If the background check is done before the original plea is vacated then the current conviction should appear.
    Good Luck-

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  • What class/degree misdemeanor is DWAI as a result of drugs?

    I am a first time offender who pled guilty to DWAI (due to drugs). I know this is a misdemeanor conviction. I had to pay a fine, take drunk driving class/MADD class as part of my conditional discharge. I am applying for a job and it's asking "hav...

    Carl’s Answer

    Driving while ability impaired by drugs is the equivalent to a class A misdemeanor. You would have to consult with a Florida attorney to help you out further.
    Good Luck.

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  • First Time getting arrested

    I got arrested last Wednesday and I have a court date this Monday. I am only 18 and I just got a job. I can't afford an attorney. It's too expensive for me. What should I do?

    Carl’s Answer

    You can file for an application for a public defender. The judge will review your application and if you are eligible will grant you one. There is a fee to file.

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  • Can I get an opinion?

    can the arresting officer write his incident report as if he personally witness the offense then go on stand and say he did not And that his fellow officer told him what happened and he wrote it down without even mentioning the other officer who w...

    Carl’s Answer

    It depends on what stage of the case, such as a pretrial hearing or a trial. Your attorney should be able to cross examine the officer and differentiate between his personal knowledge and what he actually observed.

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  • My husband currently received a decision on his appeal that dismissed burglary. However the 2 counts of attempted robbery remain

    the decision by the appellate court decided that the people failed to prove my husband's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt that he committed burglary. However, 2 counts of attempted robbery still stuck. Now, if there was no burglary, how can the peo...

    Carl’s Answer

    A case like your husband's is fact specific so it is very difficult to answer a question without all the details and a copy of the decision.

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  • MY son has two DUI in six years can he get his license back

    REFUSED BREATHALYZER TEST RAN FROM THE POLICE GOT A WEEK IN JAIL. WITH THE SECOND DUI

    Carl’s Answer

    It is a little unclear as to whether your son is still fighting his case or not. Either way, a lot will depend on his prior driving record in determining whether he will get his driver's license back.

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  • I paid my dues for a DUI in NY. I was granted a conditional license and now am a valid ny driver. I was pulled over in Nj.

    I was pulled over in NJ at a random check. I was told by the policeman I was driving with a suspended license. I am a legal NY driver. I wasn't drunk. I was driving fine. No speeding. I live in Ny and work in NY. Not sure why I was pulled over, ...

    Carl’s Answer

    Consult with and hire an experienced attorney. There are many listed in this directory or seek an attorney elsewhere.

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