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Douglas Alan Broch

Douglas Broch’s Answers

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  • What usually happens in cases like mine with circumstances like mine?

    I was arrested at a hotel after the cops knocked on the door because they found a weed pipe in my console when they put a flash light to the window they searched my room and car, while I was naked under a sheet. There were 6 cops because it was a ...

    Douglas’s Answer

    You can file a Motion to Suppress the evidence based on an illegal search and seizure. This may or may not be either advisable or successful. You should discuss this matter thoroughly with your lawyer. Deferred adjudication may be your best option.

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  • Does defferred adjudication show up on criminal background. Does violations show up on background ?

    I am on deffered adjudication for UUMV. It is my only felony and recently I spent some time in a sanctions facility for probation violation. The probation was not revoked. I am getting my life back in order and am looking to go back in the profes...

    Douglas’s Answer

    The fact that you are on probation will likely show up on a background check. However, assuming you are on deferred adjudication , you can truthfully state that you were not convicted nor were you found guilty. After you complete the deferred you may be able to obtain a non-disclosure.

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  • I need to clear my criminal record

    misdemeanor back in 06

    Douglas’s Answer

    It depends on the final result of the case. If there was not a final conviction you may be eligible for either a non-disclosure or an expunction. More information is needed to answer this question in more detail.

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  • Can my boyfriend go to jail for a simple assault charge? If so, how long?

    He is 17. He had a fight with someone and they had to go to the hosptial. Can he go to jail? If so, how long?

    Douglas’s Answer

    If someone went to the hospital it could be more serious than a simple assault. Yes he could be arrested and taken to jail. Generally the first thing to do is call a bondsman and arrange to bail him out, then consult with an attorney in your area.

    Simple assault generally refers to a class C assault which is punishable by fine only. He can either be arrested or possibly just issued a citation. The bond is probably cheaper if it's a class c.

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  • I had 24 hours of community service,i finished 16 hours and now have to go to court,will i go to jail?

    I had 3 months to complete it,during the first 2 months my probation officer never sent my paperwork over to the place where i was doing my community service, therefor i could never start it,but funally when i could i was only able to get 16 hrs d...

    Douglas’s Answer

    The best thing would be to get it all completed before you go to court. Every court is different with regard to how they treat probation violations so it is impossible to speculate on the outcome. Try talking to the lawyer who handled the case originally.

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