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Steven R. Simkins

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  • From what date does my driving suspension start if I was arrested on 3/31 and have an implied consent refusal suspension.

    If I was arrested on 3/31(refused the chemical test therefore I have the implied consent suspension of one year), had an appeal request hearing on May 24, and was sentenced for my DWI on 6/27? I have been granted a restricted license but I return ...

    Steven’s Answer

    As another lawyer stated, you should've received something from the Secretary of State letting you know when your suspension began, and when it would end. Generally speaking, a suspension based on the result of an unsuccessful IC hearing begins shortly after that hearing. Regarding your underlying court case, that suspension (for the OWI) would start shortly after the plea entry. Either way, you received something from SoS.

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  • Can the judge apply your bond money to fines instead of giving you time?

    My boyfriend is being charged with possession of marijuana, and 2 DWLS, he went to jail for this a few months back an we bonded him out for 1400, cash bond. He jus recently went back for the same thing because they didnt apply none of the bond mon...

    Steven’s Answer

    I haven't read the other lawyers' responses, but I think you need to provide more information. At what stage is the case currently? Pretrial? Was he sentenced? Did he violate the terms of his bond? If he was sentenced and didn't use his bond money, then that can usually be applied to his total fines/costs assessed by the court. However, if the person who posted the money has to request it back and have it applied.

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  • What will happen to me when i go to court tomorrow for an alcohol related charge? I was caught drinking at a school dance.

    I'm 17 and I was caught drinking, but never took a breathalyzer. I wasn't given an MIP but about 3 months after the incident I got a notice that i had a court date. I admitted that i took 2 shots

    Steven’s Answer

    Assuming it's your arraignment tomorrow, plead NOT guilty. You will then be entitled to a pretrial conference, either on another date or after the arraignment, depending on your court's procedure. You should consult with an attorney after your arraignment, and make sure not to answer any more questions that police or prosecutors ask you from this point forward.

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  • When asked how to take care of a bench warrant the advice is bring money and turn myself in. How much money $20 $6,000?!?

    Can't do time in jail or I will lose my job since I'm on temporary hire.

    Steven’s Answer

    As mentioned above, there are many factors that influence how much $$ is needed; the type of charge, the circumstances surrounding the bench warrant and underlying offense, the amount of child support (if applicable), the judge, etc. Always retain a well-respected, local attorney if you can.

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  • Cops was at my moms for a feloney warrent for me please please help me what do i do if you can contact me ill explain more pleas

    please help (989)494-2529

    Steven’s Answer

    Mr. Lawrence gave you great advice.

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  • I need to talk to some one asap

    talk to me please

    Steven’s Answer

    Call for a free consultation.

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  • If a defendant cooperates with the government to the fullest extent will he get a significantly lesser sentence? Less than 10yr?

    The defendent has two prior drug convictions, and this current charge under this multi person indictment is conspiracy and possesion of more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana. Due to his prior convictions the mandatory sentencing for this charge i...

    Steven’s Answer

    State or Federal, sentencing is up to the judge. Prosecutor's can give their input, but that doesn't always mean the judge will go with it. However, if he doesn't have a good defense, and he's facing life w/o parole, then cooperating may very well be his best shot.

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  • I am being sued by my sons father for parenting time. he is the one who has not contacted me since last december.

    He lost custody of 3 children and one child died.

    Steven’s Answer

    While it's not clear what your exact question is, I'm going to guess that you'd like to know if he can take you to court for parenting time. The short answer is yes. The strength of his case depends on many, many factors. You should really consult with an attorney in your area, especially if he has retained one for himself. Moreover, sometimes parenting time issues can be resolved between the parties without the need for litigation. Good luck.

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  • Is the defendant required to attend the pre-trial conference for a Misdemeanor charge of DUI?

    I applied for a court appt lawyer and was granted that request. If all that is going to happen is that the Prosecutor and the Attorney are going to meet am I required to attend?

    Steven’s Answer

    Whether or not YOU have to attend depends on your local court and justice system. Not all courts and attorneys need the defendant at an initial pretrial conference. Your ct apptd lawyer should know.

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  • Plead not guilty to retail fraud 3rd degree today at court

    I recently got caught walking towards the exit door with a pair of tennis shoes on and was stopped by a security person andI had told him right away that i would pay for them and he said first come to his office so I did and he took pictures and ...

    Steven’s Answer

    You may actually have a defense.

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