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  • Can I move my retirement to Costa Rica later this year with a minor misdemeanor on my record?

    The prosecutor dropped the original felony charge with out prejudice. Now they say that they will remove the felony charge if I plead guilty to a minor misdemeanor. The question is can I become a "pensionado" in Costa Rica with a "minor misdeme...

    Stephen’s Answer

    This is an immigration question not a criminal defense question. You may need to ask someone at the US embassy in your retirement country or their embassy about whether a misdemeanor will prevent you from getting that status. Certainly a misdemeanor looks better on your record than a felony.

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  • I am on probation and missed a they have violated me with absconding can I turn my self in to court or does it require jail time

    Do u have to go to jail or can I see a judge on the charges

    Stephen’s Answer

    It's up to the judge to determine the sentence for your probation violation but usually you sit in jail until the PV hearing

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  • I601A Approved!! But FBI prints shows charges

    My wife applied for me for I601A waiver and on 7.22 it was approved. I sent my prints to get my record from FBI & 3 charges are coming up from 11.06. 1)Public Intox 2)Fleeing or evading police 2nd deg (on foot) 3)resisting arrest. I plead guilty ...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Sounds like a question for immigration lawyers, not criminal defense. resubmit?

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  • How do I get my 15 year old back now that I'm out of jail

    I was in jail for four months due to a violation of probation because I consumed alcohol while in jail my 15 year old was charged with assault and placed on probation court ordered him to live with my oldest son his brother for the duration of his...

    Stephen’s Answer

    It's up to the juvenile probation officer of the children's court judge.

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  • If I stop checking in with probation how many days do I have before they charge me with absconding?

    I walked out on a ua because of an emergency and don't know if they put a warrant out yet

    Stephen’s Answer

    Eventually you will show up on NM caselookup. Walking away from a UA and not showing up later is kinda obvious, like when a motorist refuses to take the breath test. Call your probation officer today and ask about a technical violations sanction for your relapse

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  • What can i do to get my kids back

    I had call cops to escort my husband out of my house. I had packed his things due to i was mad that he had been drinking with his cousins. When he tried to come back in the house with his bags of clothes i pushed him and he was already drunk and j...

    Stephen’s Answer

    CYFD is geared to reuniting children with their parent(s) but you and your husband put your children in harm's way. Imagine if your 4-year old had been seriously hurt as you pushed his disabled father on top of your child?

    You and your husband need to decide whether to live together without alcohol or to separate on friendly terms. Then you need to complete whatever counseling and other conditions CYFD requires before they return the children.

    This period of separation and probation should be a wake-up call before someone gets hurt the next time.

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  • In 2004 i was charged with contributing to delinquency of a minor. i can't find any court records of this case.

    i remember it being dropped to a misdemeanor and that record would be removed after satifactory completion of probation. Now i am being charge with fraud and my PB said they asked me to take plea and recommended me to think about it or they would...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Same answer as other post. One post should do

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  • Can police delete a record of domestic violence.

    My spouse just recently beat me with a wrench. I dropped the charges. I went to go get a report, and the info and pictures have been deleted of what happened that night. Also my spouse needed a ride into town and a police officer came and picked h...

    Stephen’s Answer

    You asked the district attorney to drop the charges, and there was never any arrest.

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  • Can I get my license back if my dwi case was dismissed

    I was unable aware I had to go to a dmv hearing 10 days prior to my arrest I thought it was 10 days after I was charged. I called and asked if there was any way I can request a hearing but the lady was really rude and said no to bad you have to ge...

    Stephen’s Answer

    Unfortunately, because you did not request a hearing within 10 days after your arrest, DMV requires that you obtain in interlock license for six months. If you are pulled over while driving, you will be arrested for driving on a revoked/DUI unless you have the interlock license and a properly installed interlock device. This is true even though the magistrate judge dismissed your DUI case. The DMV administrative process is separate from the criminal court system.

    Your DUI lawyer probably explained all of this to you when you hired him. It is not all a wash. Had you been convicted of DUI you would have that conviction on your record, community service, VIP class, DWI school, alcohol screening and counseling, court costs, possible fines, possible jail, one year of supervised probation, a compliance hearing and one full year of the interlock.

    Consider yourself lucky that all you must do is a few more months on the interlock.

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  • How can a traffic court order me to pay a fee when my case was dismissed?

    I received what I felt was a bogus traffic ticket in a different state. Despite my efforts to call and find out my day in court, I was given the run-around by the clerks office. Eventually I received a bench warrant in the mail but no notice of a ...

    Stephen’s Answer

    It looks like the original bench warrant fee was not waived in the computer system. Talk to the clerk about the judge waving the $100 fee

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