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  • Do I need an attorney for Drug Paraphernalia?

    This is my first ever offense and I'm 18 years old. I got a citation for drug paraphernalia and I got a pta. My questions is how much will the fine be, will my license get suspended, and if I qualify for diversion. also it was my friends car an...

    Jesus’s Answer

    Sounds like you have a good defense, however, you will definitely need a criminal defense attorney. If you want to accept a diversion program you may need to proffer that you are guilty of the charge. Don't do this yourself!

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  • I was arrested for petty theft, the case has been going on for 3 months and no movement?

    i havent gotten a court date and when i go online it just says notice to appear filed. I hear from a friend that they have to formally charg me by "informaion". But there is no information, does that need to happen at some point?

    Jesus’s Answer

    You need to speak to a criminal defense attorney pronto. There are issues that need to be preserved that only an attorney can handle, i.e. speedy trial, release of bond if any, etc. Additionally, listening to friends who are not legal professionals, while inexpensive at the beginning, usually end up costing more in terms of money, time and even your rights. Good luck.

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  • Bond money

    My husbands case was closed about a year ago.How do I request my bond money back?.I to this date havent received any forms as to getting my money back.

    Jesus’s Answer

    The additional information was the kicker. You signed a bond contract with a bondsman and paid a premium, usually 10% in State courts, 15% in Federal courts. That premium is not returnable to you. If you pledged any collateral for the difference, the bondsman should give you a release after the case is over.

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  • Will the Russian citizen with the Passport from St Kitts and Nevis, have difficulty obtaining residency in US?

    Will St Kitts and Nevis passport become an obstacle in the path of citizenship, due to it's questionable reputation?

    Jesus’s Answer

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    The question is not whether a passport from St. Kitts and Nevis has questionable reputation (I have friends who were born in Nevis and they have St. Kitts and Nevis passports that they use to travel all over the world, including the U.S.), the issue is whether it was obtained by fraud; if it was, then yes, there may be problems, although USCIS will be more lenient when the fraud did not involve U.S. documents. I strongly suggest the Russian citizen hires an Immigration attorney.

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  • What is a illegal conviction

    Is it lawful for the jury in a criminal case to find the defendant guilty of a crime that the judge did not instruct them on?.

    Jesus’s Answer

    In this day and age it is rare for a jury to convict for a crime they were not given the choice to check in the verdict form. However, if that was the case it wouldn't take much to vacate that verdict. Consult a criminal defense attorney ASAP as time is of the essence.

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  • I am a USC,i filled out an I130 for my 20 yo daughter,she has a 3 yo child,do I need to fill out a separate I130 for my grandaug

    how do I fill an I130 for my grandchild if that category is not listed in this form,acording to the nvc my daughter was given a catergory IR 2,can you help on this please?thank you

    Jesus’s Answer

    That category is not listed because it does not exist. Besides, you do not have to petition for your granddaughter, she will be a derivative beneficiary of your daughter's petition. Make sure she is listed in your daughter's I-130

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  • Can a person avoid extradition in the same state? how is the process? thank you

    my husband was arrested in Miami fl because a warrant arrest in duval county how can be the extradition to duval county waive thank you

    Jesus’s Answer

    The State of Florida is one jurisdiction, therefore there is no extradition between counties. However, if the information or warrant is pending in a county other than where the defendant is arrested, he/she can waive trial in the county where the information is pending and plead guilty or nolo contendere in the county where he/she is being held. This waiver has to be in writing. See F.S. § 910.035.

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  • Can one accept cash from a person that says it's legal? How do I protect myself? Will I have problems with a large sum of money

    Do I need to contact IRS, Hire a criminal or business lawyer?I am worrying about money laundry but supposely the money is legal? Who hold it? My lawyer?

    Jesus’s Answer

    Any cash transaction of $10,000.00 or more triggers a reporting requirement in IRS form 8300, whether the money is legal or not. Failure to do so can get you in serious trouble.

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  • What charges could I face?

    Phone got taken for me sending nude pictures that a 21 year old sent me, she lives in another state. I am not worried too much about that but I signed my phone over to be searched and what if they find other crimes on there? aka the owner of the p...

    Jesus’s Answer

    So far as I can tell there is no evidence of crime in your description. Now, if by a "swisher sweet" you mean a "swisha" or cannabis cigarette, THAT is a crime. I would caution you, though, to refrain from making admissions in a forum like this which is monitored by law enforcement and prosecutors and where communications are not private or privileged.

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  • Can I receive clearance for federal background check and fingerprinting with an expunged record in FL?

    My previous arrest record was petit theft which was dismissed and expunged in 2013. I'm in the education field internship searching and some interships require this. Will I be able to receive clearance?

    Jesus’s Answer

    I am not sure what the requirements are for that clearance level, however, for an education job I'm sure that you will have to provide copies of certain documents (arrest affidavit, information, final disposition) or at least a certified letter from the court saying that the records don't exist and you will have to disclose the circumstances of the case. Good luck.

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