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Jay K. Nixon

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  • MY FRIEND WAS GIVEN 24 YRS BECAUSE HE HAD A TERRIBLE LAWYER. WHAT CAN I DO HOW TO HELP HIM? WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE?

    I FEEL HE HAVE A TERRIBLE LAWYER WHO DIDN'T DO HIS JOB. HE WOULD HAVE DONE BETTER WITH A PUBLIC DEFENDER. HE IS READY TO REENTER SOCIETY AND BECOME A PERFECT CITIZEN AND BE THE BEST FATHER HEW CAN BE TO ENSURE HIS TWO SON'S WON'T MAKE THE SAME M...

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    The damage done by a bad defense is often permanent and impossible to erase, since you only get one chance at having a criminal trial most o the time. Only a tiny fraction of cases ever get reversed on appeal or reopened for a new trial. That being said, however, even the best lawyer and best defense in the world could still yield a 24 year sentence in the right case or for a person with a bad record. Public defenders are indeed often the most experienced and talented lawyers in any legal community, although they have so many clients that they often lack sufficient time for answering questions and status updates. Here, however, you don't say why you think the lawyer was bad, nor anything about your friend's record, so we have no way of evaluating what your friend's chances might be on appeal, if he would have done better with a public defender, or if the lawyer was truly inadequate. If you do want such any sort of cursory evaluation from us here, you should consider reposting with more detail.

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  • Does a open case show up on a criminal back ground check for a job?

    I have a job offer for a job at a and b data in milwaukee, WI. The problem is I have a open case that is for felony forgery, will it show up on a criminal back ground check?

    Jay’s Answer

    If they give you the job now, adds are that you will be dismissed later if you are convicted of forgery. While they technically should not consider a pending case with no conviction, any employer worth its salt will find out an open pending case on CCAP. They are obligated under WI law not to discriminate against you for a mere charge, but they are within their rights to defer action on your application until it Is resolved, since any crime of honesty would be a direct disqualifier for a position entrusting you with sensitive or resalable data. Your only chance is therefore probably to beat the charge, for which you will need experienced criminal representation, so get a lawyer ASAP if you value your future.

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  • Is it possible to get resisting arrest and obstruction of justice off my record if it is my first offense?

    I was drinking underage at a music festival called Country Thunder. I was sleeping in my tent when the cops came to our campsite, and I remained in my tent in hopes that they would not find me. The cops cut a hole in my tent, and I then chose to r...

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    No, not unless your case is properly handled at sentencing and this issue is addressed at that time. Many things are possible for younger offenders, but they will not likely happen without experienced representation, and specific judicial findings at sentencing on these issues. Get a lawyer before it is too late to set up future expungement in your case early in the process. There are options, such as "local expungement" later on, if that did not happen, but they are usually long shots at best, and not likely to happen until many years of crime free, productive life style have passed following your conviction.

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  • What dose it mean If I had a minor marijuana possession ticket years ago but I don't have a record on C-cap?

    In 2010 I got a ticket for possession of marijuana. They took me in and finger printed me seeing that I wasn't in the system before, and let me go about a hour after with my ticket and court date. After paying it years ago I still have no record o...

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    It means almost nothing, since CCAP only displays a tiny fraction of your potential record. Instead, what counts is the disposition reported to the FBI's national crime information computers by the WI department of Justice's crime information bureau, none of which has anything much to do with CCAP (since CCAP only represents one smaller record system which maintained by Wisconsin Circuit Courts, a division of the WI Supreme Court) unless you were convicted in a WI Circuit Court. If you were printed, you can be pretty certain that there is a permanent record of it in Washington DC, together with a disposition, and that this will show up in any kind of a serious background investigation. Municipal court dispositions normally do not appear on CCAP, so I am guessing that is what happened in your case, and your local police file (or at least the agency where you were arrested) would normally contain an entry for it. It is probably not a criminal conviction, but any drug conviction can hold you back from any sort of employment requiring any higher level of trust, such as most professions and anything where money is handled. Keep in mind that the majority of applicants with whom you will be completing for any job will not have any record.

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  • What kind of penalty would a second offense battery bring in Wisconsin?

    My gf got charged with battery in January in Dane co Wisconsin. She was put in a deferred prosecution program from it. Today she got charged again with battery. 500 dollar bail. She has to stay overnight to pay it off. With a court hearing tomorro...

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    I guess that she must have some serous problems; her sentence will therefore usually depend upon how well she is dealing with them. The longer end of the sentencing range (normally 9 mos. for simple, misdemeanor batter) is usually reserved for folks who are not addressing their problems in any other way. Normally, a new charge in a different county would result in revocation of her deferred prosecution agreement and formal charging in that county, in addition to her new sentence in a different county. Without good legal help in both matters, she could easily end up looking at consecutive time on the two matters, which could double the nine months. Otherwise, we don't have nearly enough information here to even guess at her sentence. One thing for sure, however, is that it is nearly certain to be longer if her case is not handled correctly, which will not be accomplished by asking online questions. Instead, devote your energy to finding her an experienced criminal lawyer to handle both matters in a coordinated fashion, before it is too late to get her concurrent time on both.

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  • Can I get any help with a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta that was in an accident and the air bags never went off?

    Got in a car accident in a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta and the air bags never went off. Seeing as it was the front end that got smashed in by 6inches I would thing that the air bags should of went off. Is there anything that we can do about this or are ...

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    All the other attorneys are correct, without any damages out of pocket due to the failure, you have nothing more than a possible warranty claim against your manufacturer. Check with your dealer to see if they have any service bulletins for their airbags in that model year, or if yours is part of the Takata airbag recall. The following link might help you: http://www.nydailynews.com/autos/news/takata-airbag-recall-list-cars-article-1.2602999 . That way, you can at least get them replaced and make sure that they are good to go for the next accident.

    On the other hand, if someone hit the windshield and destroyed their face due to the failure of the airbag to inflate, you would have a good claim against the manufacturer, assuming that the impact should have been sufficient to trigger the bags. Keep in mind, however, that airbags cause a lot of injuries too when they explode. These are well worth suffering through if the inflation saves your life by preventing you, for example, from being impaled on your steering column. Having them go off in a low speed crash is however, the last thing you want. Many people are knocked unconscious and nearly everyone has two shiners and a very puffy, scratched up face for a few weeks after experiencing an inflation, as well as exacerbation of whiplash type injuries due to the sudden reverse acceleration in the opposite direction from the crash. Drive carefully!

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  • How can I get a lawyer to take a case for loss of limb?

    My husband ended up with a below the knee amputation. Our insurance refuses to pay any loss of limb due to the loss occurred past 365 days from injury. I'm an RN and the goal was to save the limb for as long as possible.

    Jay’s Answer

    In WI, i the accident was not your husband's fault, he has up to 3 years to sue for recovery of medical expense, wage loss, disability and pain and suffering. Your auto carrier may be correct about the time limit on your auto med-pay coverage, but you can still then turn the bills to either your group health carrier or the at fault party. Get a lawyer to pursue this claim right away, however, if you wish to avoid these bills going in to collection before your lawyer can settle with the adverse driver's insurer. Since the at fault party technically has no duty to pay anything until you receive a court judgment against them, processing this claim is certain to take some time.

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  • 15 year old and a 17 year old date in Wisconsin?

    my nephew has been dating a girl he met in school for over a year. The girl who is 15 sent a nude photo to another boy in the school. it ended up being passed around the school. when my nephew heard about it, he confronted the boy and asked if he ...

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    This arrest happened because there is simply no legal way for a 15 year old to have sex in WI, period. No matter how excellent the kid, how responsible the relationship and how many condoms are provided by the parents, it still remains a major felony, sometimes resulting in decades of prison time. If the parents condoned the relationship, then they too can face just as much prison time as parties to the crime under WI law. Your nephew is in immediate need of an experienced criminal lawyer, and you should quit posting things online which could be used by prosecutors against both him and his parents. On top of all this, simple possession of child pornography, such as the phone pics you mention, is even worse, triggering potential federal as well as state liability.

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  • Probation revoked

    An individual was sentenced in 2003 in Kenosha Wisconsin. : Length of confinement is 6 yrs, followed by a length of extended supervision of 4 years for a total length of 10 years bifurcated sentence. STAYED. Deft IS eligible for the Challenge Inca...

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    He is facing the entire ten years, less time served, if he is revoked. In terms of programing in prison, I believe that either challenge incarceration or earned release may have a maximum age limits, so I would need to know a lot more about him before I could research their applicability, or what other programing might be available to him. A history of absconding, as noted, certainly would not help him.

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  • Am I liable as vihicle owner

    My ex girlfriend had an accident in my uninsured vihicle the other drivers insurance company is sewing me I live in milwaukee ,wi

    Jay’s Answer

    Yes, vehicle owners in WI are generally joined in all lawsuits involving crashes of vehicles which they own, even if driven by others,. If they lack insurance, the uninsured motorist carriers for passengers, drivers or other parties, they will then sue you for whatever they pay out to the injured, not at fault, parties, and cause your license to be revoked for nonpayment if you don't take care of it. You should therefore immediately consult with an experienced bankruptcy lawyer, who might be able to get these claimed discharged before your license is taken away.

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