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Andrea R. Rogers

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  • How will I know if I got charges pressed against me?

    I was at a bar and got into it with the bouncer and in a drunken state of mind I hit him. The police happen to be around so they detained me. The bouncer declined to file a report or press charges and I was taken in to protective custody because I...

    Andrea’s Answer

    Yes, the bouncer can change his mind. For misdemeanors, the prosecutor has up to 1 year from the date of the incident to decide to file charges against you. Once police have been called, it's out of the hands of the victim who called the police and, at that point, it's up to the prosecutor to decide whether to file charges. Of course, if the victim says he wasn't injured and does not want a criminal charge filed against you, that may persuade the prosecutor to not file charges. If you are charged, the court will mail you a summons to appear in court.

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  • Charged with DUI in Illinois, first court appearance isn't for weeks. Moving to Missouri now and wonder if they will issue lic.

    Charged, but good chance it will be overturned since I wasn't in a vehicle. First court appearance is after I move. Would Missouri consider the DUI ticket as a conviction or not? Should I list it?

    Andrea’s Answer

    All states share information about traffic tickets and DUIs. Hire the best Illinois DUI attorney you can afford.

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  • What does it mean when the defendant filed a motion

    I have court, the proscuting attorney has filed a motion, what does that mean

    Andrea’s Answer

    You need to hire an attorney to represent you. If your case is in state court (as opposed to municipal court), and if you think your income is low enough that you might qualify, you can apply for a public defender to represent you if you can't afford to hire a private attorney.

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  • What is the best way to beat a dwi ?

    4dwi. No field test no breath test no blood test blacked out due to health reason and run into ditch. No one hurt.

    Andrea’s Answer

    You need to hire the best DUI lawyer you can afford to represent you, as soon as possible.

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  • I stole from shop'n'save I got a civil demand letter for Missouri stat. 570.087 in amt of $401.80.what happens if I do not pay?

    I recently got caught stealing dvds valued at $201.80. I did resist the security guard and store manager at first. i was jumped before walking outside.(so I did not leave the store) then I was cuffed taken to the back until the cops arrived. I ha...

    Andrea’s Answer

    Most attorneys advise their clients to ignore the civil demand.

    The prosecutor has up to 1 year from the date of the incident to charge you with stealing and resisting arrest. I have seen many people who were arrested and charged with stealing even for $10 worth of items from a store, so I would be very surprised if you are not charged.

    Everything you post on AVVO is open to be read by the public, including the store manager and the prosecutor, so be careful about admitting your guilt and giving specific details here.

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  • Will they send you to jail for your 2nd misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge

    Was at home first time when I got the misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge...... 2nd time I was driving n did an unlawful turn and cop smelled marijuana..... They were both citations. Judge gave me a substance abuse class the first time........

    Andrea’s Answer

    Whether or not jail time is possible is not important. You need an attorney to represent you if you want to avoid having a drug conviction on your permanent criminal record.

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  • I got a ticket going 106 mph in a 70 mph in Callaway county. First ticket I've ever had as a licensed driver

    Haven't had any tickets so I'm just trying to see what kind of consequences I was looking at

    Andrea’s Answer

    Most judges require jail time for that high a speed. Callaway County is pretty strict. Hire an attorney to try and convince the judge not to put you in jail.

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  • What can my 18 yr old son do he now has 2 m.i.p. in 11 months. Was not drinking 2 time but was with someone that was.

    Need help knowing what to do. My son just graduated and got a job with the county. He has cdl permit and needs to know how he could keep his job.

    Andrea’s Answer

    It is very common for police officers to issue MIP tickets to all the kids in the car (or all the kids at a party) where there is booze. Hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent your son for the 2nd MIP charge. Every court handles this type of charge differently. In some courts, the Prosecutor will offer some type of diversion program, but usually only for a first-time MIP charge. Some prosecutors will offer to amend the charge to "Littering" if the defendant pays a fine and completes an alcohol education class. Many courts require probation, community service, and a "donation" to the local law enforcement restitution fund before they will dismiss the charge. Your son will need an attorney representing him if he wants to get any type of plea bargain deal from the Prosecutor.

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