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  • I am being indicted on serious felony charges there is a warrant out now but is there a way to fight this case outside of jail

    A grand jury indicted me. i do not have a court date. is there any way i can fight this case without going to jail?

    Ross’s Answer

    Yes your lawyers needs to file a motion for an OR or reasonable bail which you could post and remain out of of custody. It is alway better to proceed this way rather than getting arrested on the warrant.

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  • What will happen in Reno Nevada if I fail a drug test for pretrial services

    on Thursday and Friday morning I take it a total 3 hits of methamphetamine I have to go in on Monday if they drug test me I might be positive what will be the consequences

    Ross’s Answer

    A positive test would certainly cause you to be remanded into custody for violating a condition of pre-trial release. Your lawyer would have to argue a compelling issue to get you released after so much time I custody.

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  • Domestic battery

    my husband got arrested for domestic battery 2 days ago. police told me he will be sent to las vegas city jail and will be held there for 12 hours. he told me that they may or may not call me if he is released. his mom called me and said he can st...

    Ross’s Answer

    He should be able to post bail however it's been taking much longer than 12 hours for people to be actually released sometimes up to 24 + hours. You won't have to worry about device after a subpoena until closer to the trial date. Obviously, he should consult with a lawyer to discuss possible options on how to defend the case after he's released and before his first court date.

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  • Subpoena and Domestic Violence

    Is it likely to receive a subpoena for domestic violence case as the victim? Note, this is the defendants first criminal charge ever. How likely will you be held for contempt when you, the vitcim lives on the other side of America and is not pursu...

    Ross’s Answer

    You have to personally seved and not appear before the Judge can issue an order to show casue to hold you in contempt. It is not likely for the State to spend the resources to personally serve a victim out-of-state given that a subpoena is not effecive oustide of the State unless the victime agrees to appear by phone. As a result, if there is no contact with the victim it is very likely that the case will be dismissed at your next court date.

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  • Will you get an arrest warrant if you do not appear to a T.P.O. hearing?

    my son has a t.p.o. hearing that he doesn't plan of fighting, will he get an arrest warrant if he does not appear?

    Ross’s Answer

    The Judge will not issue a warrant if he does not appear but his lack of objection will likely result in the Judge entering an Orde which needs to be served on him. It is preferably to always defend against a TPO to prevent an Orde from being issued because any violation of the Order can result in criminal charges.

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  • 1 year since I was accused of petty theft-no summons?

    Yesterday marked 1 year since I was accused of petty theft in Nevada. A LPO took me into the back room and had me sign a civil demand notice form and opted NOT to call the police on me. I signed a summons program that said I will be getting a summ...

    Ross’s Answer

    If the statute of limitations expired, the State cannot file criminal charges so you dodged a bullet.

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  • Can my friend get house arrest if this is her 3rd DUI in Nevada?

    I have my friend in jail. She got arrested with a 3rd DUI in Nevada. I have been doing some reserach and also know somebody who had a 3rd dui and was doing counseling. I need to know if it's possible for her to apply for house arrest. I know she m...

    Ross’s Answer

    The first 6 months of the Serious Offender Program requires house arrest. If she successfully completes the 3 year program then she avoids prison and a felony conviction.

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  • Interlock- Does it need to be on every car in the household or just the one that I am registered to? Also, for how long?

    DUI- Interlock. DUI 3rd being reduced to DUI 2nd. (Moderate offender's program)

    Ross’s Answer

    You should confirm with MOP but generally only cars that are registered to you or that you have the ability to use. You should discuss with the program coordinator because you will be terminatged from MOP and remanded to custody if you violate any of the conditions.

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  • What will show on my background check for a Deferred adjudication.

    Back in August of 2015, I pleaded out for a Deferred adjudication, now I am applying for some professional jobs. Will it show up on my background check? If so what will it show? Once it is dismissed, what will show on my background check?

    Ross’s Answer

    It will show the disposition as dismissed at the eng of the deferred adjudiction period at whic point you can move to seal the record. Until the dismissal, it will not reflect any information on a background check unless someone reviewed the court minutes.

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  • 3)Why attorney ask me a fingerprint card?

    I was arrested in USA( domestic violance). I am not a citizen of the USA. But after some time I was informed that case was denied by district attorney. But arrest is avable to see online. I need to understand: 1) Why my arrest is avaible to see...

    Ross’s Answer

    Even though your case was denied the public record of your arrest still exists unless you it sealed. You have to file an application to seal which includes getting your criminal history from METRO which requires a fingerprint card.

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