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Michael Lewis Bowdish

Michael Bowdish’s Answers

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  • What does this mean?

    P/TRAFFICKING IN OXYCODNE (INFO) (DEA) - I am assuming this is very serious charge. What does this mean (INFO) (DEA) A/F/POS SCHED II SUSTANCE (NACT) - was VOP A/M/POS NEW LEGEND DRUG W/O PEA (NACT) – was ONV Does this mean these are lower ch...

    Michael’s Answer

    You must be reading a Clerk's docket entries online. There might be a legend on the page that defines some of the acronyms, but here's what it means to me.

    The person (DEA/ "DEfendant A) was formally charged (INFO) with trafficking in oxycondone (more than 4 grams). This a first degree felony which carries a minimum-mandatory sentence starting at 3 years (more depending on the weight of the drugs) with a maximum sentence of 30 years. The other notation indicates that (the other charge?) was a violation of probation.

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  • If I have two v.o.p. and now on c.c. in a drug rehab program can I still get early termination?

    My original charge was a felony(agg.assault w/weapon, no intent to kill). I was put on probation for 2 years and I violated it on a technical with failed drug test. then I was put on c.c. and I violated again with failed drug test. So they sentenc...

    Michael’s Answer

    Unless, the judge specifically stated that early termination was not available, there is no reason why you cannot set a hearing on a motion for early termination. Most jurisdictions require that you serve half of the period of probation before you can set the hearing; and many judges would rather convert community control to regular drug offender probation if the probationer has completed six months or more of community control. Understand, that the judge will consider both your past violations as well as your performance in the program. Your goal should be to not just "get by", but to excell through your first few months of community control. First try to "roll-over" community control to probation after six months, then seek early termination after completing another six months of probation.

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