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Andrew Nicholas Clifford

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  • Can i be charged with tafficing opium/heroin with only 3 grams 350 mgs

    arrested

    Andrew’s Answer

    I would need to hear more of the facts surrounding your arrest, but you may have some defenses available to you. As the other attorney stated, trafficking is a serious offense. Contact an attorney as soon as possible, and I would try to keep quiet about your arrest to your circle of friends.

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  • A person charged with first degree kidnapping, second degree sex offense, child abuse sexual act,assault by strangulation,

    contributing del. of juvenile, communicating threats all pertaining to a minor. $200,000.00 bond-10_2013. Could there be a chance that the bond could be lowered? Past convictions include 2nd degree kidnapping-2002__2nd degree kidnapping-1994__larc...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Its always possible, but not probable unlesd you can get the State to agree ahead of time. The Defendant's ties to the community and likelihood appear will be considered. But like the other attorneys have said, getting out is important to the Defendant at this point, but hiring an attorney has to be paramount. If the resources are limited, like they often are, hiring an attorney will be a much better use of the funds. That said, you could put up property. The clerk's office has a process for that.

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  • How long can you get for resisting arrest and drunk in public? how much are the fines? can they get reduced?

    Well I went to a wrong house while drunk and banged on the door. the people called the cops thinking I was trying to burglarize them. I tried to run from the cops and they tazed me. was about 10 cops and then an ambulance. They called in ambulance...

    Andrew’s Answer

    I'll need to know a bit more about your background before I can answer that, but the RPO charge is a class 2 misdemeanor, and the drunk and disorderly is a class 3. That said, you can probably work out a deal considering the circumstances. Contact an attorney as soon as possible.

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  • How can a aggravated felony be challenged from twenty years ago? MAR, reopening, overturned? Is it possible

    drug charge with intent to sell

    Andrew’s Answer

    I agree with the other attorneys. You could attempt a MAR, but it would be tough. You'd also be dealing with the very real problem of finding information about the file or perhaps even finding the file at all. Good luck!

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  • Non-refundable deposit on a Carnival Cruise.

    I made a deposit of $600 on a Carnival Cruise in 2014. With all of the problems they've been having, I'd like to cancel this reservation. Obviously I can't because of the "non-refundable" situation. The deposit can still be use on another Carni...

    Andrew’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Garella, and as an aside, most of the cruise companies are foreign companies with provisions in their contracts requiring claims be filed against them in Florida or some other state. Unfortunately for the consumer, they have been found to be enforceable by the courts. Read the disclaimer on the deposit. You may have to file an action wherever you contracted, and may need to consult an attorney there. If you look in the area where the venue provision puts the case (e.g., Miami), there are probably lawyers who handle those specific cases. Good luck!

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  • Should I get a lawyer for custody of of my daughter?

    I have been pro se since i filed my paperwork and custody hearing, my daughter was with me at the time when papers were filed and enrolled in wake County schools, than her mother came to my house while I was at work and snatched her away from my w...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Wake County family court can be a tricky place to navigate. You should at the very least consult with an attorney around here and make sure you're doing all you can to protect your rights. It sounds like you're going through a tough situation.

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  • I believe I will be getting a ticket from running a red light camera, however, I have pfj from a prior speeding ticket.

    Will this affect my pfj ?

    Andrew’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Blau. It shouldn't have any effect on the PJC. Good luck with it! Hopefully you didn't get the ticket, after all.

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  • My wife and I are working on a separation agreement in which I will get the house. Both our names are on the mortgage.

    I cannot refinance at this time so both names will have to remain. What possible issues could this cause for me in the future? Is it possible to grant full ownership of the house to me in the separation agreement while her name is still on ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    First off, I think you should have a divorce attorney at least review the separation agreement. There may be pitfalls you're unaware of that can cause you some serious headaches later. That said, I think you have to have her deed the house to you in the separation agreement, and make it explicit that you've attempted to refinance and haven't been able to as of the date of the agreement. You would likely put a clause in the agreement that you will indemnify her for damages related to the house and payment of the mortgage, and she gives up all rights in the house at sale, etc. That said, no matter what you put in the agreement, if you fail to make payments or have an issue with that, she could still be sued by the holder of the note. Good luck with it.

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  • My boyfriend got deported 2 years ago, he came back and got arrested is there a possibility of coming out ?

    a police stopped him fot the plates light and arrested him for his 3 pendding tickets he had in alamance county. now he has court and he has to be present im afraid they dont let him come out what would be the ponish?

    Andrew’s Answer

    Most traffic matters in North Carolina can be handled by waiver, meaning your boyfriend wouldn't have to appear in court if he has hired an attorney to resolve the matters. You need to consult with a criminal attorney immediately about this, and preferably one who also has immigration experience.

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  • Is it illegal for the cops to give the father my child even since paternity hasnt been established and theirs not custody agreem

    Primarley my daughter was taken from the father and were civil at the time and had verbal agreement. When everyone got a new bf or gf it all turned around.He first tried to let me see her with his father but then i took her and told him to go get ...

    Andrew’s Answer

    The other attorney is correct - this case needs to be heard in court. It doesn't seem like the father has any intention of "being civil" as you have stated you have. It appears as though you need to file a complaint for custody and have the Judge decide custody and visitation. Consult with a local family law attorney immediately.

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