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  • When going to renew drivers license, can I be arrested if it's a warrant out for me?

    I am going to renew my driver's license at local DMV. Do they check for warrants?

    Dustin’s Answer

    Yes you can be arrested. Depending upon the type of warrant, the warrant can show up when just running a drivers license check or history. If it pops up I am sure they will arrest you. If the warrant is not for a felony offense or if it is for minor property offense and the agency that issued the warrant is far away they may elect to not come get you in which case the local agency would release you if they have nothing on you.

    If you know there is a warrant, seek advice from an experienced criminal lawyer, retain them and turn yourself in and get it behind you.

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  • Can I refuse to let my children attend my ex husbands wedding?

    I've been divorced from my ex husband since April 2015. I have sole custody of my children and he has visitation rights. He is entitled to see them every other weekends, every other holiday, rotate weeks during the summer, etc. However, he rarely ...

    Dustin’s Answer

    You can, but should you? If he chooses to not have a relationship with them, they will remember that. Don't give him the opportunity to say you did not allow them to have a relationship with their father. He will if given the chance I'd bet.

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  • 10k retainer. Lawyer does nothing,

    I'm being charged with 2 counts of burglary. The person I was arrested with was selling me items under false pretense. Said she worked for real estate company cleaning out abandoned homes And foreclosures. I called attorney office to hire a lawyer...

    Dustin’s Answer

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    See if you can get money back and hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer

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  • Can sexual interaction happen with a person that is 16 years old and the other 18 years old?

    I have a girlfriend and well no need to go into detail really, we have not did anything yet but I'm gonna turn 18 soon and she been 16 years old is it okay to have sexual interactions with her even though she is 16 years old

    Dustin’s Answer

    Unless you are in a position of authority or she says no.

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  • Do I have to disclose an expungement if a job application asks if I've had a criminal charge expunged?

    I'm an educator who had a misdemeanor resisting arrest charge expunged from my record. However, some school district job applications ask if you've ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or if you've had a criminal charge expunged. Answering 'yes' t...

    Dustin’s Answer

    Well the question may be did you really have a "criminal charge" expunged ? I think not. You would think an employment application would be more accurate. Talk to an employment lawyer.

    However, technically you did not have a "criminal charge" expunged. Once again see an employment lawyer in your area.

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  • Do I have to let my kids see their grandmother if their dad is in prison?

    Hi, I am currently seeking advice on if I am required to let my kid's father's mother see my kids. The situation is that their dad went to prison 3 years ago and since then my kids have had no contact with him or his family. They have only sent me...

    Dustin’s Answer

    She can ask for visitation by filing a grandparents rights case. She would probably be unsuccessful if, as you stated, she does not have an ongoing relationship with your children. If she files for grandparents rights she can be forced to pay your attorney fees prior to a hearing.

    Short answer is no you do not unless a court orders you too.

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  • My husband was arrested for old fines And has a $970 cash only payment for release. No family or friends to help. What do I do?

    My husband was arrested for old misdemeanor fines and was given a cash only bond of $970. Neither of us have family still living and friends are not financially stable enough to help with getting the money together. I am currently unemployed and c...

    Dustin’s Answer

    Actually you need do a google search for City of BILOXI and ACLU which just settled a case of holding someone in jail for fines only. You may want to contact them. Courts that have paid attention are changing their procedures to avoid a lawsuit.

    If he did not have a hearing and/or a lawyer it USA violation of his constitutional rights. Contact the ACLU

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  • My granddaughter was molested.

    My granddaughter was molested. He was arrested, we are awaiting trial/plea...he has since got engaged and her family has lots of little girls...is it illegal for me to provide his public arrest record so they can be made aware?

    Dustin’s Answer

    I would think they would already know about it if he is awaiting trial/plea. Has he been indicted? Regardless, there is generally no problem in sharing any public information from the newspaper etc., If he has not plead or been found guilty perhaps you should be careful about anything you say until he admits it or it is proven beyond a reasonable doubt and a jury finds him guilty

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  • How long can they hold you in county jail before taking you for bond in mississippi

    Felonies

    Dustin’s Answer

    Most people will tell you 48 hours, however that creates a presumption against police however 8 hours can be too long based on circumstances. You need to talk to a lawyer

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  • My sister used power of attourney to change my fathers will.

    I was in prison I did not know how how to contest it.Is there anything I can do

    Dustin’s Answer

    Your sister cannot change his will with a power of attorney, she may be able to use his assets while he is still alive but not "change" the will

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